Nacional Cinematografica

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Nacional Cinematografica was a Mexican film company founded in the late 1950s by Mario A. Zacarias.

1st Logo (28 December 1967)

Visuals: The first element shown is a black background, then it transitions via iris effect to a statue of a leopard with a ring at the top that is on a pedestal, with a spotlight shining on it. The company name "NACIONAL CINEMATOGRAFICA S.A." in white wipes in below the statue, along with the word "Presenta" wiping in below the company name. The black screen then reappears via said iris effect.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: A stock majestic orchestral theme also used in some of Producciones Zacarías S.A.'s logos.

Availability: This was seen on El Camino de los Espantos.

2nd Logo (30 January 1969-5 February 1970)

Visuals: The logo starts with white & gold clouds everywhere & the company name in orange, as well as "Mario A. Zacarias presenta" can be seen on 2 corners. The clouds "dissipate" to reveal the statue from the previous logo, just from a different perspective on a black background. The statue is also revealed to be sitting underwater.

Technique: Reversed Live-action.

Audio: Some whoosh-like noises, as well as a repetitive marimba ditty.

Audio Variant: On its earliest appearance, a brass fanfare was heard.

Availability: This was seen on their latest films, which includes El matrimonio es como el demonio, El mundo de los aviones, and El despertar del Lobo.

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