Granada Films

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum



Background

Granada Films was a production subsidiary of Granada Media that was formed in 1986, first as Granada International Productions, then Granada Film Productions, and it was closed in 2006, after the release of The Queen.



1st Logo (1988-Early 1990's)

Visuals: On a black background, a light gray paint bucket appears, revealing it was a rectangle. Then a series of white patterned circles draw from the rectangle, and then two parts have colored first red, then the other centre part was coloured green, then to blue on the right side, and then to yellow on the bottom. Then the logo zooms out, and the word "GRANADA Film Productions" fades in below the rectangle.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: An ascending synthesised xylophone theme with chimes.

Availability: Can be seen on early Granada movies, like Joyriders.

2nd Logo (February 13, 1998)

Visuals: It's only the same as the closing version of the 1995 TV logo at that time, except the text below reads "A GRANADA FILM PRODUCTION".

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on the film Girls' Night.

3rd Logo (1999-2001)

Visuals: On a black background with shining right ray, there is the same abstract "G" symbol from the Granada Media Group/Granada Video logo. The symbol rotates in metallic form in the centre, and the word "FILM", is shown below.

Variants: The ending credits of Rogue Trader use the print logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Kept on the original DVD release of Essex Boys, while the regular 1995 Granada TV logo appears in the closing credits.

4th Logo (July 12, 2001-2003)

Visuals: Same as the Granada Media International, except the logo is filmed.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability:

  • Seen only on the movies Ghost World and The Gathering, respectively.
    • However, the logo did not appear on the U.S. release of the former.

5th Logo (October 6, 2006)

Visuals: On a black background, a light blue stamp consisting of "GRANADA" (in the Clarendon font used for the classic Granada Television logos) in a chipped box zooms out and settles in the space. The words "A" and "PRODUCTION" appear above and below the stamp respectively.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: A clang.

Availability: Only appears on The Queen.

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