Bob Weinstein founded Dimension Films in 1991 as a genre film division of Miramax Films; it later became a part of The Weinstein Company after they left. In 2018, the company alongside TWC was purchased in a bankruptcy auction by Lantern Entertainment. Today, Dimension operates as an in-name-only unit to hold the copyright on its library, and its pre-October 2005 films (except Mr. 3000, which is still owned by Disney due to it also being co-produced and distributed by Touchstone Pictures; and the UK rights to The Brothers Grimm from Miramax as of 2015 time) are partially owned by Paramount Pictures through Paramount Global's 49% stake in Miramax.
Logo (September 11, 1992-October 11, 2019)
Visuals: On a black background, a set of blueish lines zoom out in the left side of the screen. As it zooms out, it gradually lights up to reveal that it is the word "DIMENSION" in a bold, italic Eurostile font. When the logo reaches a comfortable distance, it lights up completely as "FILMS" wipes underneath it, in spaced-out letters.
- An earlier version exists. Below the word "DIMENSION", a byline "A DIVISION OF MIRAMAX FILMS" appears. In this version, the effect looks a bit smoother.
- A 3-D version has the logo zooming in against a purple cloudy background, then bulging from the center, breaking letter by letter, and flying toward the screen.
- A 3-D in-credit logo was used in the late 2000s.
- On some films, such as Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, The Prophecy, Mr. 3000, and Senseless, the "DIMENSION" text has a purple tint.
- On an Italian HDTV airing of The Brothers Grimm (2005), the logo was repeated twice due to sloppy editing.
Technique: Computer animation.
Audio: None, or the opening sounds/music from any given soundtrack.
- On a few English-dubbed Jackie Chan movies, there's a gong sound and a whoosh when "DIMENSION" shines.
- On The Longshots, a light string orchestra fanfare is heard.
Availability: Usually retained on current prints of their pre-October 2005 catalog, but some newer prints of October 2005-2019 films are either plastered by the Lantern Entertainment logo or the 2013 Lionsgate Films logo due to the close association with Weinstein and his controversies.
- Seen on most Dimension titles like Spy Kids, Scary Movie, Cursed, Scream, and Mimic. The 3-D version appears on Spy Kids 3: Game Over and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
- Current releases of films such as Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice, and Godzilla vs. Biolante omit the early version with the Miramax byline.
- This logo is omitted on some versions of The Brothers Grimm that feature a Miramax International logo (though MGM's is kept). However, it can be seen on the Echo Bridge DVD releases of Dust Devil and the Arrow Video release of Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth within the Hellraiser UK Blu-ray trilogy Set (and its US Scarlet Box set equivalent), though some prints of the latter have it plastered by the current Dimension Films logo alongside the 2011 Miramax logo, or with Lakeshore International on the Italian Koch Media Blu-ray.
- The version with the gong sound can be seen on Supercop and Operation Condor, as well as the 2001 DVD of the reedited version of Jackie Chan's Project A.
- It is unknown if this logo can be seen on the A-Pix Entertainment VHS of The Evil Within (AKA: Baby Blood).
- It was last seen on international prints of Polaroid (2019).