From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Bavaria Filmkunst GmbH was a German film production company founded on February 11, 1938, with the political support of Berlin.[1]

1st Logo (April 25, 1940-February 28, 1945)

Visuals: Against a moving sunray background is a statue silhouette. A light slowly reveals the front of the statue, showing the head of the Greek goddess Athena. Shortly after, "BAVARIA-FILMKUNST" fades in at the bottom-right corner, followed by "ZEIGT" with a black glow fading in front of the text. It fades out altogether afterward.

Technique: A mix of live-action and traditional animation.

Audio: A triumphant orchestral fanfare with the sound of a gong at the end.

Audio Variants:

  • An alternate soundtrack comprising a rising brass fanfare was heard in Bravo, kleiner Thomas.
  • Einmal der liebe Herrgott sein uses a sentimental string soundtrack.
  • Earlier films use the film's opening score.

Availability: Seen on Pre-1945 German films during the timespan, such as Es lebe die Liebe and Ein Robinson.

2nd Logo (April 30, 1940)

Visuals: Against a black background, a different model of Athena facing toward the left is seen standing on top of a silhouetted pedestal. A spotlight illuminates the pedestal, revealing more of the pedestal which contains the middle being slightly elevated for the company name in a serif font to be displayed. The model is placed against a white light shade. The text then crossfades to "zeigt" in the center, also in a serif font.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: The film's opening score.

Availability: Seen on Seitensprünge.

3rd Logo (May 10, 1940)

Visuals: Essentially an in-credit logo where it contains a boxed rhombus containing a sketch of Athena's head and the stacked company name on the bottom in a serif font.

Technique: A hand-drawn graphic filmed by a cameraman.

Audio: The film's opening score.

Availability: Seen on Krambambuli.


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