Samuel Goldwyn Films

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Logoboy95

Captures by
Eric S., EnormousRat, and Livin'

Editions by
V of Doom, Shadeed A. Kelly and betamaxtheflyer

Video captures courtesy of
Juniorfan88 and Rarevision

Background

Samuel Goldwyn Films is the current independent film company of Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. formed in 1999, two years after his former production company was folded into MGM and transferred most of the library into it, even though he started producing and distributing independent movies later on. Now, his son Peter co-runs the company after his father died on January 9, 2015. With some exceptions, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment handled the home entertainment rights of most of the SGF releases until the late 2010s, when SGF began self-distributing their titles on home media. Since 2020, SGF have been licensing Sony Pictures-owned titles for Amazon Prime and other streaming services.

(January 22, 1999-)

Logo: It's exactly the same as The Samuel Goldwyn Company logo, except the text "SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS" fades in below the "Samuel Goldwyn" name. The registered symbol is also larger.

Variants:

  • Starting in 2012, an enhanced version was introduced, with a shadow effect behind the Samuel Goldwyn script. This was designed by Rarevision, a Los Angeles-based effects company.
  • A still version with a black background was seen on Wait For Your Laugh: The Rose Marie Story.
  • A filmed version exists on What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006).

Technique: Just like The Samuel Goldwyn Company logo, simple cel animation. The enhanced version uses 2D computer animation.

Music/Sounds: The same dramatic fanfare from The Samuel Goldwyn Company logo.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On MirrorMask, the jingle is fast-paced.
  • In some cases, the movie's theme is used or is silent.

Availability: Common.

  • It's seen on many SGF releases such as The King of Masks, MirrorMask, Seraphim Falls, Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas, Super Size Me, and Nerdland among others.
  • It is also seen on a MoviePlex print of South Pacific (not the Samuel Goldwyn Company logo seen on 1980s/1990s TV prints).
  • The black background variant was seen on a May 2018 Me-TV airing of Wait For Your Laugh: The Rose Marie Story.
  • Surprisingly, this logo also appears at the start of some current prints of Destination Films titles, like Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000).
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