New Line Cinema/Logo Variations

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Descriptions by
Sean Beard, Jess Williams, Nicholas Aczel, Internet Movie Database and others.

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Eric S., wolfie14, and others.

These are the logo variations seen throughout the years by New Line Cinema, with more to be added overtime.

My Demon Lover (1987): The earlier variant of the 1987 logo has a grayish-pink glow.

The Blade Trilogy:

  • Blade (1998) and Blade II (2002): The logo is tinted in red. The first movie used the earlier TimeWarner byline while the second used the AOL Time Warner Byline.
  • Blade: Trinity (2004): The logo starts off normal but then turns red at the end, with the byline retaining its white color. The holes instantly appear when the logo is formed instead of fading out.

Detroit Rock City (1999): The music is a rock version of the normal fanfare.

Boiler Room (2000): Pictures of the Founding Fathers of the United States are seen within the logo. The fanfare is rearranged here; a record scratch is heard during the fanfare, resulting in its first few notes being replayed twice. Record spinning sounds are heard, with a soundbite being repeated, before cutting to the ending part of the music.

The Final Destination series:

  • Final Destination (2000): The logo is gray and moves differently.
  • Final Destination 3 (2006): The logo changes color and blurs out, segueing into the opening credits.
  • The Final Destination (2009): The filmstrips, text, and byline zoom by, as with Journey to the Center of the Earth, except without the rumbling.

15 Minutes (2001): After the logo finishes animating, the camera zooms in to the logo's glow, which changes into blue lines, transitioning into the opening scene of the film.

Run Ronnie Run (2002): Appearing after the opening sequence to the film, the logo is in the form of a cartoon drawing. After the logo completes, it fades to the normal logo.

Elf (2003): The logo starts off as usual (with the 1995-2000 Time Warner byline), but when it reaches its usual position, snowflakes start to fall in the foreground and jingle bell sounds are heard at the end of the logo too.

Freddy Vs. Jason (2003): The glow around the box and filmstrips is crimson instead of blue.

Cellular (2004): The logo is tinted in denim blue and zooms back.

Shoot 'Em Up (2007): No holes are seen on the filmstrips at the beginning of the logo, then at the end, the filmstrips are shot at to form the holes. The lights panning down the box at the beginning are slower and are in a higher contrast.

The Golden Compass (2007): The logo is in a golden color.

Inkheart (2008): When the logo's animation finishes, a few of the sparks fly around the logo.

Journey to the Center of the Earth:

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008): The filmstrips, text, and byline zoom. Suddenly, the logo rumbles.
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012): The logo is flax, and the background is in a brown tint.

Friday the 13th (2009): Same as Blade: Trinity, but the logo stays red the whole time.

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009): The logo has blue circles and blurs out.

Sex and the City 2 (2010): The logo is constructed of rhinestones as it flips onto a white background and glistens to the theme song of the show.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011): The logo has snow falling and is wrapped in gift wrap once the logo is formed. The text and TimeWarner byline turn white.

Rock of Ages (2012): The logo is metallic and takes place in a night sky as multicolored searchlights surround the logo, just like the Warner Bros. Pictures logo. Also, when the logo is finished, it pans down to the clouds to start the movie.

The Conjuring Universe:
  • The Conjuring (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016) and Annabelle: Creation (2017): The logo is in green/grey, and is set upon a night background. This was made by Filmograph.
  • The Nun (2018), The Curse of La Llorona and Annabelle Comes Home (both 2019): Same as the previous three films, but with the WarnerMedia byline instead and the entire logo has a more greenish color to it. However, on The Curse of La Llorona, once the NLC logo is done, we then pan down into the clouds to segue into the Atomic Monster logo. It's also worth noting that The Nun was the first film to have the WarnerMedia byline in the 2011 logo.
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021): Same as the previous Conjuring films, but with the 2021 logo instead; the visual effects in the logo are left intact in this variant though.

Lego The Hobbit (2014, Video Game): The print logo is superimposed on Smaug's lair.

San Andreas (2015): The logo is placed deep underwater and is tinted silver and the words "New Line Cinema" scramble into place as the logo is formed.

The Gallows (2015): The logo is tinted in blood red.

Andy Muschietti's It film series: For both films, like the normal logo, these were made by Picturemill.

  • It (2017): The WB version of the NLC logo is sepia-toned and has a projector-like effect on it. It also starts to rain as it forms, and a red balloon can be seen in the distance.
  • It: Chapter Two (2019): The logo is grungy and on a black background while the Deadlights float around.

The House (2017): The logo is in different colors and lights up like a neon sign.

Rampage (2018): The WB version of the NLC logo breaks apart like video-game pixelated debris to form the New Line Cinema logo in white.

Game Night (2018): On the same background as the preceding WBP variant, the logo is tinted in purple and is falling. It has the usual text below with the logo in a Scrabble piece; the TimeWarner byline is in the same font as the San Andreas trailer variant.

Shazam! film series:

  • Shazam! (2019): The logo is red against a stormy night background, and pans up like the Warner Bros. and DC logos.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023): The logo is made out of earth/rock, just like the Warner Bros. Pictures logo preceding it, and is put upon a dark grey twilight background.

Shaft (2019): The alternate 1987 print logo (in black) is on a film projector reel, and slowly zooms in. A few seconds later, the reel shakes and the WarnerMedia byline appears. The music is "Love Over and Love Again" by Switch. In the international print, the animation is a bit faster to make room for the Netflix logo.

The Kitchen (2019): The 1967 logo is used, albeit with the WarnerMedia byline placed in on the bottom right.

Mortal Kombat (2021): This was the first film preceded the 2021 WB logo and to use the logo with 2019 WarnerMedia byline. The New Line Cinema logo is silver and set against a cold moonlit sky, and gets covered in swirling ice. Ice is the power of Mortal Kombat fighter Sub-Zero. Like the normal logo, this was made by Devastudios. A version without the fade in and fade out effects, as well as the sound effects, can be shown on Devastudios' website.

Malignant (2021): The logo has a videotape feel to it and glitches throughout. This was made by Filmograph.

The Many Saints of Newark (2021): The logo has a slight gray tint to it.

Moonshot (2022, HBO Max): The logo is slightly darker than usual.

Black Adam (2022): The logo is made of Kahndaq's Eternium material and takes place on an orange cloudy background, in contrast to the preceding Warner Bros. Pictures logo which takes place on a stormy night. Like the normal logo, this was done by Devastudios. A version without the fade in and fade out effects, as well as the sound effects and the music, can be shown on Devastudios' website.

House Party (2023): The 1987 logo is used, but with the fanfare from the 1994 logo and the Warner Bros. Discovery byline below, referencing its use in the original 1990 film. The logo transitions from the part of the regular WB/NLC logo where the shield breaks up and the filmstrips pass by.

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