Harpo Films is the film unit of Oprah Winfrey's production company Harpo Studios.
1st Logo (October 26, 1997-2010)
Logo: On a black background, we see a small square in the middle of the screen with a picture of a young girl sitting on a rocking chair reading a book. The shining words "harpo films" surround the girl.
- The long version of this logo has the camera panning down to the left to reveal the girl on the rocking chair on a porch. Seconds, later, a square surrounds the girl, segueing into the rest of the animation.
- A short version of the above variant exists, starting from when the box surrounds the girl.
Trivia: This logo was designed by Eric J. Smith of Shine Studios along with Imaginary Forces. It is a portrait of Oprah as a young girl reading on the porch of her childhood home in Mississippi.
Technique: Mostly live action.
Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie.
Availability: Seen on films from the company starting with Beloved. Also appeared at the end the 2004 TV movie Their Eyes Were Watching God.
2nd Logo (August 8, 2014-)
Logo: Same as the current Harpo Studios logo, but it is silver and gold on a black background. The name has also been changed to "HARPOFILMS". Also, the rings spin differently towards the end.
- On When They See Us, we only see the finished product.
- On The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the logo is still on a white background.
Technique: Same as the Harpo Studios logo.
Music/Sounds: A 4-note guitar jingle accompanied by strings. Whooshes are heard throughout. Composed by BAM Studios.
Music/Sounds Variant: Sometimes, the opening or closing theme of the movie or show is used instead.
Availability: Current. Can be seen on newer films from the company, such as The Hundred-Foot Journey and Selma. Can also be seen on TV shows from the company, like Greenleaf, Queen Sugar and David Makes Man.