Criterion Pictures Corp. Ltd.
Criterion Pictures Corp. Ltd. was a Canadian 16mm movie distributor founded in 1966 by Jack F. Murphy and based in Montreal, Quebec. It has no affiliation with The Criterion Collection.
Logo: On a black background, two white film reels from the left to the right roll to the center of the screen. The film reels then continue to move, forming a purple rectangle, with a grouped celeste/pink outline. Inside the rectangle is the text:
CRITERION PICTURES CORP, LTD.
The film reels then move away, leaving us the logo for a few seconds.
Variant: On the Canadian film print of Asylum, the rectangle is dark magenta and the outlines are blue, orange, and red.
Technique: 2D animation.
Music/Sounds: A creepy warbling, ascending Moog synthesizer, which is not too dissimilar to the 1970s Public Broadcasting Service and Children's Television Workshop logos.
Availability: Near extinction. Possibly seen on a few films that the company distributed, although the only known releases from the company are Canadian film prints of British films such as Man About the House and Asylum.