Mandeville Films

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Logo descriptions by
Logoboy95, EnormousRat, V of Doom, CooleyBoy10 and DogeGamer2015


Logo captures by
EnormousRat, SubparMario63, TheRealMarcel2000 and SuperMax124


Background

Mandeville Films is an American production company that was founded in 1995 by David Hoberman in Burbank, California.

1st Logo (February 16, 1996-December 4, 2009)

Nicknames: "The Flying M", "CGI Stylized M"

Logo: On a cloud background, we see a green and gold field that is split in the middle. As we zoom it, the field is revealed to be part of a stylized "M", the logo parts being split by a shape that looks like a road. As the logo centers itself at an angle in the middle of the screen, the text "MANDEVILLE FILMS" wipes in with a drop shadow underneath.

Variants:

  • On Monk, the logo is cut-short to the wiping sequence.
  • On Mr. Wrong, the first movie with this logo, the logo strangely appears prior to the credits and starts at the company name (with no shadow) wiping in.
  • On I'll Be Home for Christmas, the background clouds change at the very end, and the logo blurs and zooms up to start the movie.
  • There exists still and sped-up versions.
  • Sometimes, the logo is stretched vertically.
  • An open-matte version exists.
  • At the end of The 6th Man and George of the Jungle (1997 film; the normal logo appears at the beginning), the logo is already-formed and the clouds in the background keep moving. It cuts to the Walt Disney Pictures logo after a few seconds.

FX/SFX: The stylized "M" zooming out and the company name wiping in.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening/closing theme of the film/series. Sometimes, it used a flute fanfare.

Availability: Common. Seen on most films and TV shows from the company during the era.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (September 25, 2009- )

Logo: We see two rectangular pillars at the foreground and a mountain landscape with a cloudy sky in faraway. The camera moves out of the pillars and rotates clockwise into the right pillar, until two black lines come into view. As we zoom out, the construction appears to be a gradient gray rectangle with two vertical cuts. Below, we see "MANDEVILLE" with "FILMS" spaced out below, as a light blink runs over the top of the rectangle.

Variants:

  • A short version exists.
  • On Detroit 1-8-7, the word "TELEVISION" replaces "FILMS".
  • On Warm Bodies, the logo zooms out already formed on a broken, dusty stone background.
  • On Hit & Run, the logo is next to the Artists First logo.

FX/SFX: The light effects on the pillars.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening/closing theme of the film or series. The company's official upload of this logo (as well as the television company) uses a majestic fanfare.

Availability: First appeared on Surrogates and continues to be seen on newer movies from the company. Strangely, this logo doesn't appear at all on The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers. It was also seen on the Disney Channel Original Movie, Geek Charming, and on Mandeville Films' YouTube channel.

Editor's Note: None.

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