Nu Metro Home Entertainment (South Africa)

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Logo captures by
Camenati


Video captures courtesy of
ally dave

1st Logo (1987-1995)

Nickname: "Neon Mountain"

Logo: On a black background with a red/blue gradient sky, a square made from white and blue lines slides in below onscreen before immediately splitting apart. They starting spinning around the screen in many different ways. They form a striped triangle as the background fades to black, with a red translucent pyramid appearing almost off screen and starts to accelerate towards the triangle. It vanishes as a red/yellow/green gradient triangle flips into its place and a large abstract "N" zooms out from above, shining on its silver skin. It stops zooming and tilts slightly to the right, with "NU METRO" appearing and flipping up in a silver Eurostile font. As the logo shines, "PRESENTS" in both Afrikaans and English fade in on each side of the text.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: An upbeat synth tune that sounds like something out of MTV or VH1 at the time.

Availability: Check an old South African PAL VHS on eBay for this logo.

Editor's Note: None.


2nd Logo (1995-2011)

Nickname: "Neon Mountain II"

Logo: A drop falls down over a rippling pool of silver liquid, which appears to reflect the Nu Metro logo. As the drop goes into the liquid, it makes a splash and opens up a portal with a portal of yellow light, in which leads to a multicolored cave. As we fly through the cave, several asteroids with colored trails fly by the camera and 3 comets colored red, yellow, and green fly away from the camera. When they collide, a explosion occurs and several pieces of the Nu Metro logo emerge as the background fades to a murky blue fog. The "N", now in white with purple sides, and the triangle drop within each other. A white outline then drops down behind the logo and several blue lines shoot out to form the striped triangle while "NU METRO" is formed by a passing light. They're grey at first, but fade to white at the end.

FX/SFX: The silver liquid, the splash, the asteroids, the logo being formed. CGI mixed with 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: While a synthesized humming sound is heard, we hear a "splash", birds chirping, two more synth tones, a laser zap, high-pitched laser zaps sounding like an alarm, and a series of "clunks".

Availability: Common. Again, only seen on PAL tapes in South Africa. (Might be on Region 2 DVDs there as well), often being followed by the Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo, though the "Sorcerer Mickey" logo would be followed before 1996.

Editor's Note: None.


3rd Logo (2011-present)

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Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: TBA

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