Kong Ngee Motion Picture Production Company

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Kong Ngee Co., set up by Singaporean brothers Ho Khee-yong and Ho Khee-siang, was a film studio which produced numerous iconic Cantonese films in the 1950s and the 1960s.

Logo (July 6, 1956-May 8, 1968)

Visuals: On a dark sunburst background is a 21 5-pointed star semicircle, similar to the Paramount Pictures logo. Above the semicircle, there is an ocean sunrise background with an mountain/island (looks like an giant islet) on it. A drawing of a black lighthouse, which spells, traducted to "Kong Ngee" in it's white borders, appears blocking part of the ocean sunrise background. Below it it's the ribbon saying "Motion Picture Production Company". It's also a translation of the text. The sun then begins rising and the rays are still moving and the screen fades to black.

Trivia: The logo's concept is reminiscent of Hsin Wha's and Paramount Pictures' logos.

Technique: A mix of live-action and cel animation.

Audio: A portion of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss.

Availability: Seen on their films of the time, which most of them are hard to find. One example of this is The Resentment of Zhumen and probably Adventures of Genius Boy. It made its final appearance on Always in Your Heart.

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