Magnolia Pictures

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Magnolia Pictures is an American film distributor. It is a holding of 2929 Entertainment, owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban. Magnolia was formed in 2001 by Bill Banowsky and Eamonn Bowles, and specializes in both foreign and independent films. Magnolia distributes some of its films, especially foreign ones, under a label called Magnet Releasing.

1st Logo (January 23, 2001-)

Visuals: On a black background is a red magnolia flower lying on a blue disc, with "magnolia" in blue and "pictures" written to the right in red in a typewriter font.

Variant: On the trailer for Wonderful World, the background and petal outlines are white.

Technique: A still, digital graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on almost all films from the company.

2nd (1st website) Logo (May 26, 2002-September 13, 2005)

Visuals: On a bluish-purple background is a blue film projector with the Magnolia Pictures logo on the light. Suddenly, the projector faces towards the camera, and the background is completely white. Then is the blue disc (as part of the logo) sliding on the left, wiping the words "magnolia pictures" in the same font as the previous logo. The disc stops right next to the text, and then the red flower (also as part of the logo) fades in and zooms out, and is placed in the disc. (Like the finished product of the logo, but the design is slightly a bit bigger than usual.) After the entire logo forms, filmstrip suddenly rolls out on one of petals.

Technique: Flash animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: It could be found on the Magnolia Pictures website during the time period. The pages from the time period (which have this logo) were still saved today on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

3rd (2nd website) Logo (October 13, 2005-March 25, 2013)

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