The Evolution Of The Warner Brothers Logo

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As a big fan of films, I see a lot of studio logos at the start of trailers and movies and I’ve often wondered if anyone has ever taken the time to catalogue them. That question has been answered, at least for Warner Bros., by The Movie Title Stills Collection which has a fantastic collection of stills showing the design evolution of the studio logo.

Here are a few of my favourites from the collection, though truth by told, I could easily have selected 40 rather than 4!

The image above is from 1951’s Captain Horatio Hornblower whilst below we have the iconic Saul Bass creation used in 1973’s Enter the Dragon.

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The last two are more modern interpretations, the first from 2007’s TMNT and the last from 2014’s Lego Movie.

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The full collection can be found at The Movie Title Stills Collection, starting with the first logo in 1923, and including variations involving Seven Arts and Kinney Services plus future versions of the logo from new release trailers.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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One thought on “The Evolution Of The Warner Brothers Logo

  1. The WB/7 Arts logos are a visual reminder of the cruddiest WB cartoons–right before they shuttered feature animation: Merlin, The Magic Mouse; Cool Cat.

    The “Kinney Leisure” version always reminds me of Heston on his way to dispatch zombies.

    What a great article!

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