Miramax Television

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Miramax Television is the television division of Miramax Films. It did not use a proper on-screen logo until 1999, as before said year, it used generic in-credit text reading "MIRAMAX TELEVISION".

1st Logo (1999-August 25, 2011)


Visuals: Basically the same as the 1999 movie logo, except that "TELEVISION" replaces "FILMS". It's also videotaped and sped-up.

Variants:

  • In 2004 on FX, on a promotion show for the movie Hero, the logo simply zooms in.
  • 2005-2011: On Seasons 2 through 9 of Project Runway, this logo is still and seen under The Weinstein Company Television logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The closing theme of the show or none.

Availability: Appeared on Project Runway and earlier episodes of Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. The Hero variation appeared on the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time (found on the Spy Kids 2001 VHS/DVD), but by the time it debuted, the Dimension Television logo appeared instead. It's also seen on the English dub of Tokyo Pig. It first appeared on the featurette Making Life Beautiful, which can be seen on the 1999 VHS of Life is Beautiful.

2nd Logo (March 11, 2014-November 1, 2016)


Visuals: Same as the 2008 Miramax logo; however, the logo starts when we're about to face the buildings and the word "MIRAMAX" fades in. The words "DISTRIBUTED BY" are shown above the logo.

Variant: Sometimes, the closing logo for Miramax's movie counterpart is used, as in the case of Crow's Blood, which debuted on July 23, 2016 in Japan.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A short version of the 2008 Miramax jingle. Otherwise, it's the closing theme of the show, or silence.

Availability: Seen on From Dusk till Dawn: The Series and Crow's Blood.

3rd Logo (December 3, 2020-)


Visuals: It's the short version of the 2018 movie logo with beIN Media Group and ViacomCBS byline, with no television indicator whatsoever. The logo starts at the point where the camera zooms out of the letters in "MIRAMAX".

Trivia: Like its movie counterpart, the logo was animated by MOCEAN.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: None.

Availability: First appeared on the miniseries Spy City (which debuted on December 3, 2020 in Germany).