Paramount Players

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Credits
Descriptions by
BoyOnTheMoon and SuperMax124

Video captures courtesy of
Broken Saw and Logo Archive Premiere

Background

Paramount Players is a division of Paramount Pictures founded in 2017 by studio CEO Jim Gianopulos, specializing in films based on "contemporary properties". In March 2022, the operations of the division were folded into the main Paramount banner following the resignation of the studio's head, Jeremy Kramer. However, for the time being the division will remain functional (at least until all of its remaining productions have been completed).

(November 2, 2018-)

Nicknames: "2010s Blue Mountain", "Mount Paramount"

Logo: Same as the 2012 Paramount Pictures logo, but near the end, the stars and text encircle the mountain peak higher than usual and all turn metallic. As this happens, the background turns dark gradient blue and the abstract mountain design from the print logo appears as the word "PLAYERS" fades in between the tip of the mountain and "Paramount". This is similar to the 1917 Paramount Pictures logo.

Later Variant: The logo was slightly reanimated in 2019, which now has the abstract mountain drawing itself in subtly instead of simply fading in, and the shine on the left corner of the "P" in "Paramount" fades in quicker and also fades out. This version debuted on What Men Want.

Other Variants:

  • Just like the normal Paramount logo, a version with less clouds and different light shading on the logo exists.
  • Scope, widescreen and fullscreen versions exist.
  • On Senior Year, the logo has a orange tint.
  • On Jerry and Marge Go Large and On the Come Up, the logo fades out earlier than usual.

Technique: This is pretty much a modified version of the 2011 Paramount logo by Devastudios and animated using Terragen from Planetside Software, with influences from the 1975 logo, and the print logos's influences from the 1917 logo.

Music/Sounds: The 2011 Paramount Pictures fanfare by Michael Giacchino, none or the opening theme of the movie.

Music/Sounds Variant: On Dora and the Lost City of Gold, whooshes are heard when the stars fly by and some water sounds are heard when they skim across the lake.

Availability: Current and common.

  • This logo debuted on Nobody's Fool, which was released on November 2, 2018, and has since appeared on almost every film produced by the division, such as What Men Want, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Eli, Playing with Fire, Body Cam, Spell, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, The In Between, and Senior Year.
  • Although the 2022 reorganization of the division to Paramount proper raised questions for this logo's future, the logo still appears on films released by the division, including the Paramount+ films Jerry & Marge Go Large, US prints of Orphan: First Kill, and On the Come Up (the latter two of which also received limited theatrical releases).
  • Despite being a Paramount Players production and even crediting the label in its opening titles, this logo does not appear on Smile, which uses the standard Paramount Pictures logo instead. This implies that the label will mainly be used for streaming and PVOD films.

Legacy: This is a neat callback to the 1975 Paramount Pictures logo, which also featured a realistic mountain turning into an abstract version, which is similar to the 1917 Paramount Pictures logo.

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