50th Street Films

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


50th Street Films was a banner of Troma Entertainment that distributed arthouse/indie/Z-grade/horror films aimed at mainstream audiences, rather than the raunchy horror-comedies the company is known for. The company is most notable as the original US distributor of Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro.

Logo (September 8, 1990-1999)

Visuals: On a black background, there is the words:

Distributed by 50th Street
T R O M A, I N C.

There are three lines to the right of "FILMS". The logo zooms in and stops in place, taking up 3/4 of the screen.

Technique: Motion-controlled animation.

Audio: None, but on some films, it has the opening audio of children playing in the background.

Availability: Most of their distributed films were independent, horror, or Z-grade material, with some having this logo while most do not feature it or remove it due to rights changes.

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