Your Dream Hong Kong Logos


JHprod:

Cinema City & Films Co. (2000-Present, Relaunch)

Logo 1: 2000-2004


Nickname: "FilmCamera"

Logo: We started off with a black background, we see a 2D silver gradient film camera, zooming in & turning into a silver gradient background, but we zoom in the text:
CINEMACITY
& Films Company
& the Hong Kong symbols (to make this logo even in Hong Kong, China, or Taiwan) is above the text. The CC&FC logo design also was below of the text & the symbols.

SFX:
The film camera zoom in, the text & symbols zoom in, the CC&FC logo design fade above.

Music: Silent


Logo 2: 2004-Present
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SASA Entertainment H.K. Limited

1st Logo
(1956-1978)
Your Dream Hong Kong Logos - CLG Wiki's Dream Logos

Nickname: "TCF Rip-off"

Logo: Same as The TCF Logo But the logo is (See on the Image)

FX/SFX: Same as TCF Logo

Music/Sounds: Same as TCF Logo

Availability: Rare

Scare Factor: TBA
2nd Logo
(1978-1998)
Your Dream Hong Kong Logos - CLG Wiki's Dream Logos

Nickname: "Yellow Lava"

Logo: We see Yellow Lava Following a Trail of an S, Then The Lava Ends With an Orange Dot, Then ASA Appears Then Sasa Entertainment H.K. Ltd. and Hong Kong Symbols Appear

FX/SFX: Yellow Lava Trailing The S

Music/Sounds: A Rising Fanfare

Availability: Very Rare

Scare Factor: Heart Attack

3rd Logo
(1998-)
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Nickname: "Sasa At The Cinema"

Logo: We See A Cinema (A La Gracie Films) The We Zoom in A Bit, Then The Logo Appears On the Screen Followed by Sparks

FX/SFX: A La Gracie Films

Music/Sounds: A sound of a Projector Then When The Logo and Sparks Appear, The sound Of Sparks, Then A Ending Projector Sound

Scare Factor: Heart Attack to WTF!

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Sum Ho Pictures/Imperial Garden Distribution (Known as former from 1976-1992; renamed to latter after 1992)

Background: Imperial Garden Distribution is estabilished in 1976 as Sum Ho Pictures, by Peter Min. In 1992, Min decided to retire his film career and pass the company to Vinny Wong, thus naming the company to its present name: Imperial Garden Distribution.

1st Logo
(1976-1980)

Nicknames: "Giant SHE"

Logo: A golden strip appears in a black background from the left and dances around the screen. Ribbon, while dancing, leaves orange trails. The ribbon stops for about 5 seconds, and begins to form into the letters "SHE". The ribbon then stops, and then a filmstrip suddenly wipes in and reveals the company's name and its chinese name.

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Warner Emperor China Film Limited

1st logo

(July 17, 2009-December 17, 2010)

Nickname:
"Warner China Film Returns! (with another company)"

Logo: On a computer-generated sky above-sea below background, which slowly turns light orange, we see the logos for Warner Bros (without banner), Emperor Multimedia Group and China Film Group Corporation sliding from the right side of the screen in a "rippling" motion like in the 1998 Warner Bros logo. Then, we zoom out as always, but we see the shield (also without a banner, save two ring like objects on the sides of the shield) with the same arrow shapes as in the Warner China Film HG logo, and the EMG smiley face with a crown directly obscuring some of the arrows. The logo is on currently on a background depicting a beach at sunset, apperently a picture of a beach in Okinawa, Japan. "Warner Emperor China Film Limited" zooms up from the bottom of the screen and the Chinese text "
华纳电影有限公司中国皇帝" follows it.

SFX: All the animation in the logo.

Music: Same as the Warner China Film HG logo.

Availability: Seen on all films produced by the company from 2009 to 2010. Even outside of Hong Kong, the logo is preserved on foreign prints of the film, even the Weinsteins were smart enough to keep this logo on their print of the live action Japan-Hong Kong-China co-production Ranma 1/2: Return to Jusenkyo (released on November 20, 2009) released through the Viz-Weinstein Company label.

Scare Factor: Low, the music can surprise some.


2nd logo
(
December 17, 2010-)

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Egg-Fu Pictures/Kong Film/China Egg Film/Platinum Dragon Films (HK)

History: In 1916, amateur filmmaker Egg-Fu Kong set up a small studio within a barely populated residential area. He called it Egg-Fu Pictures after himself. He was born in 1898 in Beijing to parents who worked as a photographer (father) and a writer (mother). He became interested in film after seeing the first ever feature film produced in Hong Kong and moved there to set up shop. Around 1935, Egg-Fu passed out whilst directing a film in his studio. He turned out to have suffered from alcohol poisoning which he eventually recovered from a couple days later. In 1965, he began to develop pneumonia and wrote in a will that his son inherits the studio. Egg-Fu's son Raymond Kong (b. 1933) eventually bought the studio after his father's death the same year the will was written. Raymond had been working with film for 15 years; his very first film Terror in Nanjing (在南京的恐怖) released in 1950, sparked controversy across China due to its subject matter, then considered objectionable (the film was a telling of the Nanjing Massacre). In 1972, the studio became known as Kong Film, by then Raymond Kong was producing very successful and well-received films. In 1978, the company had temporarily suffered financial troubles due to box office failures of the following
Clown in the Trenches
(小丑在战壕 - A WWII tragicomedy), Cleopatra's Romantic Encounter (埃及艳后的浪漫邂逅 - a historical romantic comedy telling the story of Cleopatra's romantic affair with Julius Caesar) and a now-popular film The Man in the Inkwell (中英克韦尔曼 - a live-action/animation comedy) but the two year period between 1979-1981 was the worst for the studio. One day in 1979, a 35mm print of Clown in the Trenches was stolen by a film enthusiast. It took reportedly two years to retrieve the print. In 1982, the company changed its name to China Egg Film and changed its name again to Platinum Dragon Films (HK) in 1993.

1st logo

(1916-1928)

Nickname: "The Paper Egg"
Egg-Fu Kong Picture Company (1916-1928)EFPC - Tinted variant

Logo: On a black background, we see an egg shape evidently cut out of paper spinning with two white slanted lines pointing downward making a triangular shape without a top. One second later, the lines move upward together forming the line shape we see and the egg stops spinning. At that point, the Chinese character "Fu" appears on the egg and the text Egg-Fu Kong Picture Company (蛋傅空电影公司) appears below the shapes.

Trivia: As many suggest, the logo was literally made up of paper cutouts. Egg-Fu Kong and his brother produced this sequence due to their general fascination with animation devices. It took approximately 45 minutes to make this sequence!

Variant: The company's first horror film The Demented Illusionist (患有痴呆症魔术师) from 1921 featured this logo tinted green as copies of the film were intentionally tinted green prior to showing in theaters. The true variant, however, is that the logo turns white and dissolves in a very choppy manner, that's why the logo in the second picture is sort of white in some areas.

FX: The egg spinning, the lines moving and the text appearing. Now it's not as professional looking, but it must have been very professional back in the 1920's.

Cheesy Factor: The animation of the logo is very choppy and the text appearing is very hard to stand. But we should give the people who made this credit for using what they could afford.

Music: Mostly silent, as this would play before the musicians would play their share of soundtrack during the movie, though sometimes this has been accompanied by the film's appropriate soundtrack.

Music/Sound Variants:
* On William Tell Overture (威廉泰尔序曲- 1919), an abridged version of the Overture plays during the sequence.
* On The Demented Illusionist, an ominous sounding organ ditty plays throughout.

Availability: Ultra common, as far as old logos go, this one is actually very easy to find. Check the copyright date for a certain movie by the company name on a DVD or a video and you'll find this. When Simitar Entertainment released a budget-priced collector's edition DVD of The Man in the Inkwell in 1999, however, this logo was used instead of its then common logo scene.

Scare Factor: Medium, depends on whether or not the animation in this logo gives you a headache. The variant from The Demented Illusionist may give people some scares.


2nd logo

(1928-1945)

Nickname: "The Crane and the Egg"

Egg-Fu Kong Picture Company (1928-1945)Egg-Fu Crane colorized

Logo: On a black background, we see a paper cutout shaped like a crane moving towards the left and turning (ahem, FLIPPING AROUND without an in-between) towards the right as two eggs (one light gray and one dark gray) appear on the right side of the screen. As they come together forming one egg, a light gray cutout of Fu (傅) appears on the egg.

Trivia: This was the second time Egg-Fu Kong used paper cutouts for a logo sequence. He worked with both his brother and his cousin on this sequence. Apparently, it took half of the time it took to make the first logo to make this!

Variant: The sequence was remade in color in the 1940's after the introduction of color film. The crane is yellow, the egg is blue and the "Fu" is green.

FX: The crane moving, the eggs moving, the "Fu" appearing.

Cheesy Factor: A bit of an improvement after 1916's logo, but still choppy.

Music: Until 1933, the logo did not have sound like before. At that point, a fast-paced orchestral ditty plays with a small gong flourish when "Fu" appears.

Availability: Common, the logo was always saved on prints of films in the public domain. Since 2002, most of the films in the public domain are owned by UAV Corporation, Image Entertainment, Anchor Bay and Gaiam (GT Media).

Scare Factor: Low.

3rd logo
(1945-1972)

Nickname: "Sunrise at Sea"

Egg-Fu Picture Company (1945)

Logo: On a black background, we see a blue zigzag forming from the lower center of the screen to the left and right sides. Then, we see a mountainside and a body of water on the bottom of the screen as it fades in. During this time, the sky changes from dark blue to light pink as the familiar "Fu" egg shape from before rises from behind the mountains like the Sun. "Egg" and "Fu" appear each on one side of the egg, and the Chinese text is written on a brown-outlined orange bar.

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Squad Films Corporation/Squad Movies Corp.

Background: This company was made in 1978 with a group called "Squad Nembers". The studio was renamed "Squad Movies Corp." in 2007 and they release many low-high budget movies.

1st Logo
(1978-1985)


Squad Films Corporation (1978)

Nickname: "Cheesy Oval"

Logo:
On a starry BG, an red oval with the words "队" on it zooms in. When it stops zooming in, "SQUAD FILMS CORPORATION" zooms out fastly below. The chinese text fades in below the company's name later.

FX/SFX:
The zooming, the fading.

Cheese Factor: The animation is choppy, and the words "SQUAD FILMS CORPORATION" is not centered right.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Ultra rare.

Scare Factor: Low, the animation or the silence may scare some. The scare factor may be mininum with the opening theme of the movie.

2nd Logo
(1985-1993)

Nickname: "Boring Squad Films I"


Logo: We see on a white BG a 3D version of the same oval (including the chinese words) from before in black. Later, "SQUAD FILMS CORPORATION" fades in below it. The Chinese text fades in later, and then we zoom out.

FX/SFX: The fading, the zooming.

Cheese Factor: Medium, this looks very basic.

Music/Sounds: Same as before.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: None to minimal.

3rd Logo
(1993-1998)

Squad Films Corporation (1993)
Nicknames: "Still Squad Films", "Boring Squad Films II"

Logo: On a black BG, we see the 1993-2007 logo, which includes the word "SQUAD" following a blue oval with a blue glow behind it facing in a hard-to-describe angle, with "FILMS" next to it. "CORPORATION" is seen below, with the Chinese text below the words.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds:
None.

Availability:
Rare.

Scare Factor: None to minimal.

4th Logo
(1998-2007)

Nicknames: "CGI Canyon", "Squad Films Canyon", "CGI Squad Films I"

Logo: In a computer-generated desert, we see a canyon. Quickly, water comes in the canyon and we travel through it. After traveling, we get out of the canyon to reveal the oval from the previous logo with "SQUAD FILMS" next to it. The chinese text is seen below the company's name.

FX/SFX: Good CGI for the time.

Music/Sounds: A synth drone that later turns into an orchestral fanfare. Water sounds are also heard.

Avaiability: Rare.

Scare Factor:
Minimal.

5th Logo
(1998-2007, Alternate)
TBA

6th Logo
(2007-)

Logo: In a white background, the Squad Films logo
(with the word "FILMS" replaced with "MOVIES") appears by a via "blur" effect. The logo zooms in a bit, then we fade out.

FX/SFX: The appearing of the logo and the zooming.

Cheese Factor: Just like the 2nd logo, it looks very basic.

Music/Sounds: A weird noise, then a drum beat that gets slower at the end.

Availability: Current.

Scare Factor: Low, the logo appearing along with the music may startle some.

Color Film Company/Filmstrip Entertainment/Long Fall Pictures/Pixies Entertainment

Background: In 1940 movie director Wolley Yai founded it's studio company named Color Film Company with 87 employees. It then became growing in 1944 when many of their films where high-budget with 48 employees. In 1958, Shobu Toi (b. 1939) was hired as the CEO of the company. In that year, he renamed the company to "Filmstrip Entertainment". On 1984, the studio was renamed Long Fall Pictures, and then it changed once again in 1995 as Pixies Entertainment. On 2000, Pixies decided to buy VAS Hong Kong Pictures.

1st Logo
(1940-1948) (Color Film Company)

Color Film Company (1944)

Logo: We see on a red background three colored lines (the first one green, the second blue, and the last one pink). Next to the lines we see "COLOR FILM COMPANY" and the chinese text below.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheese Factor: The colors would give someone a headache. Plus, the words are not centered right.

Music/Sounds:
None. However, on The Suite (
该套件), it used a 3-note trumpet tune.

Availability: Uncommon, this logo is still seen on prints by VAS Home Video, Image Entertainment and Globe Video.

Scare Factor: Low.

2nd Logo
(1948-1958)

Logo:
On a space BG we see the same three rectangles zooming in one-by-one. Then, the company's name and the chinese text zooms in next to them.

FX/SFX: The zooming.

Music/Sounds:
None.

Availability: Same as before.

Scare Factor: Low, because of the zooming.


3rd Logo (Filmstrip Entertainment)
(1958-1979)

Logo: On a space background we see the letters "FILMSTRIP ENTERTAINMENT" zooming out.

FX/SFX: The zooming.

Cheese Factor:
This logo din't has much effort on all.

Music/Sounds: A 12-note trumpet tune.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor:
Low to medium.

4th Logo
(1979-1984)

Logo:
In a outer space background with orange-glowing stars zooming out, a sandy planet zooms out and stops on the center. Then, three gold filmstrips cover the planet. Later, four stars zoom out and stops above the planet. Later, "FILMSTRIP" zooms out below. Later, "Entertainment" fades in, along with the chinese text below.

FX/SFX:
Early CGI.

Music/Sounds: A synth fanfare.

Music/Sounds Variant:
In some movies, we hear an loud orchestral version of the fanfare.

Availability:
Rare, found on some releases from the company during the time.

Scare Factor: Low to medium, due the darkness of the logo. The scare factor may rise a bit with the music variant. But the next logo is more scarier than that.

5th Logo (Long Fall Pictures)
(1984-1990)

Nicknames: "Long Fall of Doom", "The Red Long Fall Nightmare"

Logo: We see a red background. Then suddenly it morphs to a flipping triangle on a blue granite background. As it zooms out, we see the words "LONG FALL" in a futuristic font. The triangle stops on the "A" of "FALL", making a bright flash that makes the background black. The chinese text then fades in below.

FX/SFX:
Mid-80s CGI.

Music/Sounds:
A very loud, dramatic string stinger, ending with a drum hit.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor:
High to nightmare due the unaware music and the flash. Low for these who are used to it.

6th Logo
(1990-1995)

Logo:
On a black background, a blue light writes the words "LONG FALL" from before. The chinese text then fades in below.

FX/SFX: Just the light making the words and the chinese text fading in.

Cheese Factor:
The logo itself is boring.

Music/Sounds:
A synth note that is held throughout.

Availability: Rare.

Scare Factor: Low to medium, due the background and music, but this is much tamer than before (and boring).

7th Logo
(1995-2002) (Pixies Entertainment)

Logo: We see a body of water, with many lights moving around, then a rock hits it. The rock dissolves and forms onto the word "PIXIES" on a blocky font along with the words "ENTERTAINMENT" below. The words suddenly gets out from the water. It then stays on screen 9 seconds, then it fades out.

Variant: When Pixies buyed VAS Hong Kong Pictures in 2000, the VAS Entertainment byline is seen below the logo.

FX/SFX:
Amazing CGI.

Music/Sounds:
Some quiet synth music, followed by a splashing sound when the rock hits the water.

Availability:
Rare to uncommon.

Scare Factor: Low, due the darkness and the eyesore-looking Pixies logo, but this is a calming logo.


8th Logo
(1995-2002) (Pixies Home Video)

Logo: In a cyan, purple and white gradient background, we see many rocks at the bottom of the screen. The Pixies logo comes out from the rocks and flies up a few seconds and then stops. The words "Home Video" fades in below.

FX/SFX: Everything.

Music/Sounds: A dramatic, yet triumphant fanfare.

Availability: Rare, seen on Pixies video releases from the era. On future releases from Pixies-owned films it uses the current VAS Home Video logo.

Scare Factor:
Low, due the text and fanfare, but there's nothing to worry about.

9th Logo
(1995-2000) (Pixies Laserdisc)

Logo: On a space background, we see a darker version of the Earth zooming in then it pans down (like the MTE 1st logo). The Earth then stops zooming, and then a flash occurs on the center, making the Earth light up. Then, that flash creates a silver Pixies logo with the word "Laserdisc" below zooming in. The logo stops and stays on screen on 10 seconds, then all fades out.

FX/SFX:
Everything.

Cheese Factor:
This logo looks like it's based on the Scotti Bros. Pictures logo.

Music/Sounds:
A synth note, followed by a whooshing sound when the flash occurs, then a majestic fanfare, and then two more synth notes.

Availability: Rare, seen on Pixies laserdiscs from the era.

Scare Factor:
Low to medium, the darkness and flash might scare some.


10th Logo
(1995-2000) (Pixies DVD)

Nicknames: "Dark Tunnel", "The Pixies Tunnel"

Logo
: In black-dark blue gradient background, we see many blurred blue lines moving to many directions. One of them makes a flash, making the other lines dissapear and changing the background into a dark tunnel. As we travel, an blue laser appears from the left drawing the Pixies logo. When it's formed, lighting appears to make
"DVD".
The logo then fades out.

FX: The blurry lines, the flash, the tunnel background, the laser forming the words, and the lighting. Awesome CGI.

  • Music/Sounds: An deep synth note, followed by deep whooshes. An reverse cymbal sound during the flash, then laser sounds. An explosion when the lighting appears, then another synth note.

  • Availability
    : Common, seen on Pixies DVD video releases from the era. Like the Pixies Home Video logo, it uses the current VAS Home Video logo on future releases of Pixies-owned films.

  • Scare Factor: Low, the lighting may catch you off-guard, but it is a cool logo.

    9th Logo
    (2000)

    Logo: We see a static. Then we zoom out to reveal the Pixies logo with "ENTERTAINMENT" below. The camera then stops, and then pans down quickly until we see the VAS byline.

    FX/SFX: Everything.

    Music/Sounds: TBA

    Availability: Seen on Needed (
    需要)

    Scare Factor: Minimal.

    10th Logo
    (2002-2008)
    TBA

    11th Logo
    (2008-)

    Logo: We see many pictures of scenes of many movies made by Pixies Entertainment scrolling up and down. As we zoom out, a flash appears. Then we see a white background with a silver Pixies logo facing left with the word "ENTERTAINMENT" and the VAS Hong Kong Films byline below it. The Pixies logo then turns on it's original position. After staying on screen on 6 seconds, we fade out.

    FX/SFX: CGI animation.

    Music/Sounds: An 5-note triumphant fanfare with a swoosh as the flash occurs. Then we hear a repeating synth note.

    Availability: Current. Seen on many new Pixies Entertainment releases.

    Scare Factor: Minimal.

    Paramount Star Productions Hong Kong

    (1970s)

    Logo: Against a black/light blue daytime sky is a snowcapped gray mountain surrounded by clouds and a ring of 24 yellow stars. By the top of the mountain are white Chinese characters. Below in English is the words "Paramount Star Productions Hong Kong". The clouds move throughout the logo's duration.
    FX:The clouds
    Cheesy Factor:This logo looks similar to the rare Paramount logo from the Casper cartoon "Boos and Arrows".
    Music: A retro rock tune.
    Availability: Seen on films at the time.
    Scare Factor: None to minimal.