Société Nouvelle de Distribution
Société Nouvelle de Distribution (SND) is a film company owned by French TV channel M6. They owned 10% of the capitals from Summit Entertainment until 2012, when they decided to sell its assets after Summit was purchased by Lionsgate.
1st (known) Logo (1990's-2002)
Note: The logo in color can be seen here, at 26:15.
Logo: On a purple background, we see the SND letters flashing from right to left, with the text "Société Nouvelle de Distribution" appearing below it.
Technique: The flashes forming the SND letters.
Music/Sounds: A tribal theme.
Availability: Seen on some releases from the company, like French prints of Very Bad Things and Dungeons and Dragons.
2nd Logo (2002-2011)
Logo: On a black background, a series of light blue flashes are forming the letters "SND", while "GROUPE M6" appears in a "wipe" effect underneath. A laser then forms a solid blue square shape.
Technique: The flashes and laser forming the logo, which were done using CGI effects, despite the cheap-looking aspect of the logo.
Music/Sounds: A drone pad tune, with whooshes heard when "SND" appears, then a laser-like sound when the blue square is formed. High- and low-tone versions exist as well.
Availability: Seen on releases from the company at the time, including Help I'm a Fish and Mr. & Mrs. Smith, among others.
3rd Logo (2011-)
Logo: The camera moves and tilts from the left side of the SND logo, soon revealing the blue SND square on the top of a roulette-like shape with the text "GROUPE M6" rotating on it. We also see a comet coming from the upper left of the screen, turning behind the logo, then hitting the floor, and finally leaving from the right side of the screen.
Technique: The SND logo and the comet, again done in CGI. Pretty impressive effects.
Music/Sounds: A synth tune, with a 3-note piano motif, followed by a tribal beat. Most of the time, the theme would be in low tone.
Availability: Current. Seen on most releases from the company since 2011.
Legacy: This and the parent company M6 Studio's logo have similar animation concepts.