Gaumont Multimédia

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Gaumont Multimédia was the original video game and animation studio division of Gaumont, founded in 1995 by Marc du Pontavice. He left the company in 1999 to launch Xilam with his wife Alix; Xilam would purchase Gaumont's animated works the following year. Gaumont continued to distribute Xilam's properties until 2003, while Gaumont Multimédia continued on as a video game company until its closure in 2004.

1st Logo (January 26, 1996-February 11, 2000)

Visuals: Just the 2nd half of the 1995 Gaumont logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The last three notes of Gaumont's 1995 fanfare.

Audio Variant: On the U.S. airing of Space Goofs on both Fox Kids and VHS, the music is slightly lower-pitched.


  • Can be seen on the animated series Sky Dancers, Dragon Flyz, The Magician, and original prints of Season 1 of both Space Goofs and Oggy and the Cockroaches, respectively.
  • However, this does not appear on recent reprints for the latter two shows, instead being replaced by the Xilam logo.

Legacy: Same as the 1995 Gaumont logo.

2nd Logo (September 6, 1997-April 5, 2003)

Visuals: There is the 1950s Gaumont "Sun Globe" logo over a space background (styled differently depending on the show). The inscription on the filmstrip also depends on the show.

Trivia: The text on the Space Goofs variant was originally supposed to read "A Gaumont Multimedia Production", according to a behind-the-scenes featurette on a VHS release of said show. This was eventually changed later on.

Variants: The logo differs depending on the show:

  • Space Goofs: The logo is still, teal-tinted and the filmstrip reads "GAUMONT MULTIMEDIA PRESENTS" (in English) or "GAUMONT MULTIMEDIA PRÉSENTE" (in French) stacked. The Space Goofs' UFO flies over it, and the logo segues into the opening sequence.
    • A textless version of this variant appears on the Māori dub of Space Goofs.
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches: The logo is animated and starts by zooming into the screen. The globe is darker and the filmstrip reads "GAUMONT MULTIMEDIA PRESENTS" (in English) or "GAUMONT MULTIMEDIA PRESENTE" (in French) stacked. The logo then gets popped like a balloon by Joey (the purple cockroach from the show), making it fly for a while until it hits the screen. The opening sequence starts later.


  • Space Goofs: 2D animation.
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches: A mix of CGI and 2D anmation.

Audio: For Space Goofs, the opening theme, "Monster Men", performed by Iggy Pop. For Oggy and the Cockroaches, a bombastic hit is heard and segues into the opening theme, composed by Hugues Lé Bars.


  • This logo was seen on original prints of the first seasons of both Space Goofs and Oggy and the Cockroaches.
  • However, later airings remove the mention of Gaumont Multimédia and replaces them with Xilam; the globes however remain the same.

3rd Logo (September 2, 1998-1999)

Visuals: It's a still version of the 1995-2011 Gaumont logo, but with "Multimédia" below the Gaumont text.

Variants: The logo differs depending on the media.

  • The Fifth Element (video game): The logo starts with the main "5th element" symbol, carved into a marble background. The symbol then glows white and flashes, bringing forth the logo stretching in before focusing into place. The logo glows and shines as the background zooms in behind it.
  • The Magician: On a sky blue background, the logo, now fully in gold, swings in from below and zooms out. As it pans down to the opening credits, it flies up and "Presents" fades in.


  • The Fifth Element (video game): 2D animation.
  • The Magician: CGI.

Audio: The opening theme.

Availability: Seen on The Magician and the video game adaptation of The Fifth Element.

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