Ealing Studios

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Ealing Studios is an old film studio, known in 1940's and 50's. Previously its name was Associated Talking Pictures. In 1958, Ealing ceased production business, but it was revived in 2000. The classic library would be purchased by Associated British Picture Corporation, which would in turn be acquired by EMI in 1968. Today, the classic library is owned by StudioCanal.

1st Logo (1940s)

Visuals: On a gray background, a plaque is seen that reads, "Distributed throughout GREAT BRITAIN by EALING DISTRIBUTION LTD. 169-171 Oxford Street London W.I.".

Technique: A printed graphic filmed by a cameraman.

Audio: None or the opening theme of the film.

Availability: Seen in their films at the time. [Examples?]

2nd Logo (1946)

Visuals: Against a cloudy environment, a rooster stands on a stone wall. The text


is shown at the top and bottom-center of the image.

Technique: A painting filmed by a cameraman.

Audio: None.

Availability: This was seen in the soviet print of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

3rd Logo (2002-)

Visuals: The camera takes a view around the 3D words of EALING STUDIOS lying on the floor. There is also a background light. There is the logo from various points, including laurel branches to the left and right, then the logo moves to full view. There's still background lighting until the picture fades.

Variant: For the logo's first year, the numbers "1902 - 2002" appear below the lights, possibly to celebrate the studio's 100th anniversary.

Technique: CGI done by The Morrison Studio.

Audio: The opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen on newer films. Can be found on the British release of Valiant, Easy Virtue and Dorian Gray. The former has the Walt Disney Pictures logo on the American release.

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