P&P Features

Background: In 1939, cartoonist Larry King created the famous cartoon characters that P&P Features has used from 1939 to June 7, 1974 and from March 19, 1991 to present. On June 7, 1974, the girls were given a "seventeen-year vacation". The next day, the company replaced them with the U.S. Bicentennial (1776-1976) symbol. On March 19, 1991, by the time that McDonald's adopted the "McDonald's Today" campaign, the girls were brought back and were named Patricia, Bianca, and Jasmine. In 1992, promos aired on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and The Family Channel (now ABC Family) held a contest to determine the new names for them (commercials for the contest featured an animated kid traveling through a world of question marks). A kid named Bill Weekly won the contest and named the characters "Whoopa-- Stew", but in 1994, producer Craig McCracken changed their name to "The Powerpuff Girls" because he thought "Whoopa--" was an inappropriate name for them. From 1998 until 2001, The Powerpuff Girls used P&P's 1939-2002 design of the girls (includes the many variants made specifically and exclusively for the show) for the series' end shots at the end of every episode. Apparently, P&P Features approved use of the girls' designs. In 2002, a new design of the girls was introduced for both Cartoon Network and P&P Features. In 2009, P&P Features became a low-budget unit of Warner Bros. Pictures after shutting down as an independent studio under Time Warner.


1st Logo
(May 12, 1939-July 11, 1947)
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Logo: On a cloudy background, we see a box with the girls and the company's names inside it.

Variant: On colorized versions of P&P films from the era, the words "COLORED (or COLORIZED) PRINT (or VERSION) - (C) (year) P&P FEATURES" appear below the company's name.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie, a fanfare that sounds like a messed up version of the Paramount on Parade theme, or None.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Low.



2nd Logo
(August 22, 1947-February 6, 1953)
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Logo: On a light blue-yellow gradient background with indigo lines, we see the girls zoom out. The company's name in indigo appears above and the word "PRESENTS" appears below.

Variants:
  • Some movies don't have the company's name above the girls and the word "PRESENTS" is replaced by "P&P PRESENTS".
  • On Disturbances! (1950), the girls don't zoom out to the screen. Instead, the opposite takes place.

FX/SFX: The zooming.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo or None.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Low.



3rd Logo
(February 27, 1953-September 15, 1967)
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Logo: On a red background, we see the girls inside a blue box. Below them are the words "P&P FEATURES PRESENTS".

Variant: On CinemaScope films, the text below the company's name reads "PRESENTS IN CINEMASCOPE".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None for the regular variant, but the second half of the 20th Century Fox fanfare for the CinemaScope variant.

Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: None.



4th Logo
(October 6, 1967-November 17, 1972)
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Logo: On a green background, we see the girls and a black shape with the company's name below them.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: None.



5th Logo
(December 1, 1972-May 18, 1984)
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Logo: On a blue-purple gradient background, we see the girls zoom out. Below them are the company's name and the Warner Communications byline.

Variants:
  • On the 1972 film Uh-Oh! Here Comes Terror! and the 1973 film Lenda Calls, the girls are still. Also, the logo is animated differently as the blue/pink/green lights go into the middle leaving a trail effect. A glow then appears and an explosion of 3D stars happens, revealing the girls. Golden stars rain behind them and the company's name and byline fade in as usual. All of this takes place on an animated pulsating hearts background. This variant of the 1972 logo was also used in the 1974 film Hope and Love Springs. This animation was later used on episodes of The Powerpuff Girls starting in 1999, albeit with all of the names and bylines removed.
  • A similar variant is seen on the 1974 film Evil Minds and Evil Brains, but this consists of only the second half, meaning this starts at the girls already appearing with the stars raining behind them and the company name and byline are already there.This variant of the 1972 logo was also used in the 1974 filmBrickarama.
  • There is a version used for the second half of 1974, the entire year of 1975 and the entire of year 1976 in which the girls are replaced by the U.S. Bicentennial (1776-1976) symbol.
  • There is another version from January 1, 1977 to May 18, 1984, in which the flag of the USA appears instead of the girls.

FX/SFX
: the zooming.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: Minimal.



6th Logo
(June 8, 1984-February 10, 1999)
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Logo: On a purple-green gradient background, we see the girls above the company's name and the byline.

Variant: From June 8, 1984 until February 15, 1991, a waving American flag and a waving British flag are seen instead of the girls.


Bylines:
  • "A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" (1984-1990)
  • "A TIME WARNER COMPANY" (1990-1992)
  • "A TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" (1992-1999)

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: None.



7th Logo
(March 10, 1999-November 18, 2011)
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Logo: On a light blue background with indigo lines, we see the girls on the left and the company's name on the right. Below them is a byline.

Bylines:
  • "A TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY" (1999-2001)
  • "An AOL Time Warner Company" (2001-2003)
  • "A TimeWarner Company" (2003-2011)

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common.

Scare Factor: None.



8th Logo
(December 16, 2011-)
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Logo: On a cloudy background, we see the familiar WB shield with the TimeWarner byline appearing as always. Suddenly, the shield and byline break into pieces and the pieces turn into liquid and morph into the girls and the company's name from the previous logo. The TimeWarner byline zooms out below and the text shines.

Trivia
: P&P Features is a division of Warner Bros. since the year 2009, thus explaining the Warner Bros. shield at the beginning of this logo.

FX/SFX: The shattering and morphing.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Current.

Scare Factor
: Low.