Intercontinental Releasing Corporation

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

1st Logo (December 5, 1974-January 30, 1980)

Visuals: On a blue background, there are the letters "I", "R", and "C" drawn with white lines on a fancy style. Avobe the letters, there is a representation of the Earth with lines. Then, the phrase "INTERCONTINENTAL RELEASING CORPORATION" in white colour appears under the logo. A few seconds after, "PRESENTS" fades in.


  • The logo would be set on a black background with yellow lines.
  • There is also a variant on which the text is seen over the logo, not under it.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: It was seen on B-movies from the 70s to early 80s such as Alice Goodbody and Bare Knuckles. The best source for this logo is the early Media Home Entertainment releases of their films.

2nd Logo (March 17, 1975?)

Visuals: On a blue background, the names "Sandy Cobe" and "David Baughn" (in lowercase) zoom in at the top of the screen, while "present" appears below. The screen cuts to the text "An Intercontinental Film Release" (also in lowercase) on the upper left while a world map atop a blank rectangle appears on the bottom right. The logo holds before fading out.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: A golden-age cartoon-like fanfare, then an extended drum beat followed by a gong.

Availability: Seen only on IRC releases from the 1970s such as The Call of the Wild.

3rd Logo (October 1, 1987-July 26, 1988)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a globe made out of a filmstrip, with the "TM" symbol below the globe to the right. Then the words


fade in below the globe.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen on a VHS of Open House and Terminal Entry.

4th Logo (November 2, 1990)

Visuals: On a black background, there is the globe from before, with the text below:


The logo then shines once.

Technique: Shining effects.

Audio: None.

Availability: So far, seen on KID. It is unknown if this (or the 3rd logo) can be seen on international prints of Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor or Becoming Colette, among others; Trimark and Castle Hill distributed those two respective films domestically.

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