Universal International Studios

From Audiovisual Identity Database

This page is about the international production arm of NBCUniversal. For the 8th logo of Universal Pictures, see Universal-International.

Credits
Descriptions by
Thesquidgeeks

Captures by
Thesquidgeeks

Editions by
Thesquidgeeks, PM pinter, Prodigy012, LazerPop and TheRealMarcel2000

Video captures courtesy of
NBCUniversal International and Broken Saw

Background

NBCUniversal International Studios (formerly NBCUniversal International TV Productions and NBCUniversal International Television Production) is the production arm of NBCUniversal, creating original content for the company's international TV networks. Its head offices are based in London, England and Los Angeles, California. In November 2021, the studio rebranded to "Universal International Studios".

NBCUniversal International TV Productions

(20??-2011?)

Logo: On a black background, the text "NBC Universal" wipes in, then the rest of the print logo wipes in after. The text "INTERNATIONAL TV PRODUCTIONS" fades in below.

Technique: The print logo wiping in, the text fading in.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Seen on some shows from the time.


NBCUniversal International Television Production/Formats

(2011?-2016?)

Logo: On a black background, a light appears and turns the background purple while the text "NBCUniversal" fades in. Another light appears and wipes in the text "International Television Production/Formats" and goes offscreen.

Variant: An alternative version exists, which has the logo zoomed out and the background fades to a solid purple at the end.

Technique: The lights appearing, the text fading in and wiping in.

Music/Sounds: A "whoosh" sound effect or the 1999 NBC Studios theme.

Availability: Seen on some shows from the time.

NBCUniversal International Studios

1st Logo (2015-)

Nicknames: "Boring NBCUniversal", "The Boring Line"

Logo: On a white background, we see the word "NBCUniversal" in its corporate font and "INTERNATIONAL" zooming and fading in. Then, a gray line draws itself in, and the word "STUDIOS" slides down from the line.

Variants:

  • A short version exists starting with the line drawing.
  • Another version exists where the animation is on a black background and the whole text is in white.
  • An in-credit version exists.
  • Sometimes, the logo is still on a black background with the text in white.
  • On You, Me and the Apocalypse, the logo is next to the 2016 Sky Group logo on a white background.

Technique: The zooming, text fading in and the line drawing.

Music/Sounds: None, or the closing theme of the show. On the Thailand version of Still Standing, there is a loud whoosh at the beginning.

Availability:

  • It was seen on shows produced by its labels such as The Real Housewives of Sydney, London Spy and Hyde & Seek, among others.
  • This logo also appears on then-new seasons of current shows which are Top Chef Canada, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and The Real Housewives of Cheshire.
  • Silence, on joue! (the Quebec adaptation to Hollywood Game Night) still uses this logo as of 2022.

Legacy: This logo pales even in comparison to the panned 2011 NBCUniversal logo, which while simple and plain bad, at least still has a nicely-done background, and a nice fanfare (although it was reused).

2nd Logo (April 5, 2017-)

Logo: On a black background, two purple electric rays shoot down somewhere in the screen. Then, the screen zooms out and a bunch of electric rays shoot down, as the word "NBCUniversal" in its corporate font, appears one-by-one at where the electric rays shoot. When the electric rays end, "NBCUniversal" and its reflection fully appears and changes color into purple. At the same time, we see a black glass model word "INTERNATIONAL" and its reflection appear, and it changes color to white. A white line draws itself in, and an electric ray transforms into the word "STUDIOS" after that.

Variants:

  • On the company's official YouTube upload of the logo, the line and "STUDIOS" are missing.
  • An in-credit version exists.
  • There is a longer version of this logo.
  • It sometimes shares the screen with other logos.
  • On Netflix’s Tales of the City, the logo appears below the 2011 Universal Television logo.

Technique: Everything in the logo. Nice special effects.

Music/Sounds: A synth tune with some electric sounds at the beginning, and a whoosh sound at the end.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On an episode of The Real Housewives of Cheshire, we hear a lot of whoosh sounds and a chime sound at the end.
  • There is a high-pitched version on an episode of Gone.
  • On another episode of The Real Housewives of Cheshire, it uses the show's closing theme.
  • Sometimes, the theme is re-arranged.

Availability: Common.

  • Seen on new shows produced from this company from 2017 onwards such as Hanna, Tales of the City, Gone, Fires and Transplant.
  • It also appeared on new seasons of returning shows which are Top Chef Canada, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and The Real Housewives of Cheshire.
  • With the rebrand to Universal International Studios, this logo's days might be numbered.

Legacy: A much better animated effort than both the previous logo and the 2011 NBCUniversal logo.

Universal International Studios

(2021-)

Logo: On a black background we see the curve line, then it stops and the text "UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS" appearing one by one with the word "UNIVERSAL" zooming in and appears in the same style as the current Universal Television logo underneath the curve line with "INTERNATIONAL" and "STUDIOS" fades in to the right with the latter word on the bottom right.

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: It first appeared on Dodger and will start to appear on future shows and new seasons of returning shows such as Transplant, Creamiere, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and Fortunate Son.

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