The Donners' Company

From Audiovisual Identity Database


This company belongs to the couple, Richard and Lauren Shuler Donner, who are both directors and producers.

Donner/Shuler Donner Productions

(February 11, 1992)

Logo: On a black background, we see the text DONNER SHULER DONNER in light blue wiping in on the screen. Then two rectangles appear, wiping from opposite directions, causing the text to turn black. The word PRODUCTIONS in light blue fades in below.

Technique: The wiping in of the logo.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen at the end of Radio Flyer.

The Donners' Company

1st Logo (December 16, 1999-February 18, 2005)

Logo: We see the moon by a cloud, all in a heavy golden tint. Suddenly, the golden color reflects what appears to be the moving word "DONNERS" (with the 'N's connected) in a gothic-like font. The word flashes and zooms out, leaving the moon in its usual color, and the word "THE" appears above and the word "COMPANY" appears below.

Trivia: This logo is based on the opening credits to the 1985 film Ladyhawke, which was produced and directed by the Donners themselves.

Technique: The text zooming out and the clouds moving.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen at the end of Timeline, Any Given Sunday, Constantine, and the shortened version appeared on the trailer for the latter. This logo does not appear on X-Men (2000) or X2.

2nd Logo (March 3, 2006- )

Logo: We start out on a space background which includes the rotating planet Earth and the sun shining in the camera's lens. Suddenly, we see golden letters of the company's name zooming out and flying around the globe, as we pan to the left. After the letters finish rotating, they pair up together, and reveal the word "DONNERS'" (all in capital letters). The word "THE" and "COMPANY" (also in capital letters) appear on the upper-left hand side, and the lower-right side of the main text, respectively. Also, the "O" in "DONNERS'" absorbs the sun, and has a rainbow-like color around the letter.


  • On Legion and The Gifted, the logo shares the screen with the Kinberg Genre logo.

Technique: The text flying around the globe, and the globe rotating.

Music/Sounds: A light, smooth synth-guitar arpeggio layered with low electric piano chords which changes notes throughout, ending in a short orchestral note. Like the last logo, this logo pays homage to their film Ladyhawke, and this logo theme is actually a snippet of the opening theme to the film, composed by Andrew Powell and performed by Alan Parsons.

Availability: Seen on movies who are co-produced by this company (mostly after the end credits of the movie), but not on every one. Some titles having it are 16 Blocks, She's the Man and Unaccompanied Minors. This doesn't appear on X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse and Logan.

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