Original Film

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Original Film is a production company founded in 1997 by Neal H. Moritz, who also briefly founded Neal H. Moritz Productions.

1st Logo (October 17, 1997-April 29, 2004)

Logo: In darkness, there appears a yellow director chair. The scene slowly moves, revealing other contents of the recording room - the director sitting with his megaphone, the man with camera, lights and microphone. Then we see the speaker with a striped bar under his head. All the action is made in unique decorative design and using limited amount of colors, including yellow, green, dark blue and brown. The green speaker's head with bar remains in the frame, while other background becomes black and the name appears, reading "ORIGINALFILM" in a custom font. The word "FILM" is placed directly below the frame.

Variant: On Cruel Intentions 2 and Return of Cabin by the Lake, the logo is shortened, beginning with the fade-in of the name.

Technique: A fading effect.

Music/Sounds: A simple uprising composition.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On Slackers, the opening theme is heard.
  • On Cruel Intentions 2, it is silent.

Availability: Rare, appeared not on every movie, but was seen on the direct-to-video film Cruel Intentions 2 and The Skulls trilogy. It also appears on Return of Cabin by the Lake. Debuted in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). This logo does not appear on The Fast and the Furious or 2 Fast 2 Furious.

2nd Logo (October 17, 1997-February 1, 2000)

Logo: On a black background, we see the print logo of Original Film from the era. It consists of the original frame with speaker face is placed inside the box, and the background in the frame is white. The word "ORIGINAL" is posed vertically left to the frame and "FILM" appears below (a la the 1991-2005 LucasArts logo), all in black, with the small green square in the corner dividing them.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the TV movie.

Availability: Seen on the TV movie Cabin by the Lake. It also appeared at the end of I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997).

3rd Logo (August 8, 2003-)

Logo: We see a silver "O" flipping in from the darkness. Then it moves left, making room for "RIGINAL FILM", covered by two lines up and down. While "RIGINAL" fade in (they flip in letter by letter for the 2010 version), "FILM" just slides to the right. The logo shines.


  • Television shows featured a shortened, sped up version. It starts when the "O" moves left.
  • Starting in 2010, the logo was given a more enhanced look.
  • On Sonic the Hedgehog, the logo is blue and the background is red.
    • On Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the colors are switched. The version leaked online has brighter colors.
    • Nickelodeon airings of both films have a 16:9 open-matte version.
  • On some TV shows, the logo is still.
  • On Tru Calling, the logo is stretched and it simply fades in as the letters of "RIGINAL FILM" move from the "O".
  • On the 2017 version of S.W.A.T., the logo is above the Perfect Storm Entertainment logo.
  • On Point Pleasant and The Boys, it is in warp speed.
  • On the 2017 version of Prison Break, the print logo is used and shares the screen with the Dawn Olmstead Productions and Adelstein Productions logos.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: None or the movie's opening theme. At the beginning of Vantage Point and the 2012 remake of Total Recall, the tail end of the Columbia Pictures logo's music echoes over the very beginning of the spinning silver letter, then the logo remains completely silent. The television variant had a humming-like whoosh.

Availability: First seen on S.W.A.T. Common on movies, such as Vantage Point and Prom Night. The television version can be seen on Prison Break and Tru Calling. This doesn't appear on The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Change-Up, R.I.P.D., The Art of Racing in the Rain or F9.

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