Century 21 Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Logo (September 30, 1965-July 24, 1971)

Visuals: There is a slanted grey "CENTURY" above a much bigger 21, which is red and also slanted. Underneath that is the slanted words "TELEVISION PRODUCTION" (for TV shows) or "CINEMA PRODUCTION" (for movies); "TELEVISION/CINEMA" are grey, while "PRODUCTION is red". Next to the word "CENTURY" is the phrase "a GERRY ANDERSON" in a thick white font (thin stretched-out font for movies). Behind the whole design is several ripples. After a few seconds, there is an orange-coloured cone shape (presumably representing a rocket) zoom up from the bottom-left corner of the screen and fly through the numbers "2" and "1", eventually lodging itself in between them. The presentation freezes, then fades out.


  • Sometimes, the logo has black bars on all four sides (red in some cases, or blue like the 1953 MGM Cartoons logo in rare cases).
  • An open matte version of this logo also exists.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: A high violin note, which rapidly falls in tone, ending with a cymbal crash when the cone hits. The crash leaves an echo, which is heard as the logo fades out.

Audio Variant: A high tone variant also exists.


  • Seen on all Century 21-produced shows and/or movies of this period, namely Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, the live action/puppet hybrid series The Secret Service and the live action series UFO.
  • The "Cinema" version is only on the two Thunderbirds feature films: Thunderbirds Are Go! and Thunderbird 6.
A.P. Films
Century 21 Productions
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