Annapurna Pictures

From Audiovisual Identity Database


Credits
Descriptions by
TheUnknownLogoFan, Lappy4861

Video captures courtesy of
TheMovieLogos Database, Annapurna Pictures and MonofiedKuma

Background

Annapurna Pictures is an American independent production company founded by software heiress Megan Ellison (her father is Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Her brother David is also a producer, and the founder of Skydance Media). The name comes from a mountain trail in Nepal, which in turn was taken from the Hindu goddess of nourishment. In 2017, it began distributing its own films, starting with Detroit, released on August 4 that year.

1st Logo (December 9, 2011)

Logo: On a black background, we see a painted circle with a letter "A" that's connected with the letter "P", and beneath that is "ANNAPURNA PICTURES".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This was a placeholder logo that was only used on Catch .44.

2nd Logo (August 29, 2012-)

Logo: On a static-filled black screen, a large white "A" is slowly wiped in from top to bottom (similar to the 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo), while surrounded by a bright glow that renders the "A" barely visible. The company name is then wiped in below, with the former stacked on top of the latter, and the glow dissipates, leaving the finished logo. The screen then gets static-filled again and the logo disintegrates top-to-bottom.

Closing Title: Just the print logo on a black background. It resembles the opening variant, without any of the VHS effects.

Trivia: If you look closely on the "TELEVISION" variant, the text is actually chyroned in over the "PICTURES" text, which explains the partially-visible black bar on the text.

Variants:

  • For television shows, such as Pam & Tommy, the word "TELEVISION" replaces "PICTURES".
  • On Paul T. Goldman, the print logo is next to the Point Grey Pictures logo.

Technique: 2D animation with static effects.

Music/Sounds: Usually none, or the opening theme. On some films, a deep, creepy note with tremolo is heard.

Availability: Seen on many of the films that the company has produced or distributed from 2012 onwards starting with Lawless and TV shows from 2019 onwards starting with Soundtrack.

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