Pioneer Films

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Not to be confused with the Japanese company Pioneer Entertainment.

Pioneer Films is a Philippine film studio founded by Wilson Yuloque in 1990. Originally, the studio produces local films in the early 1990s, now the studio transforms as a Foreign film distributor, focusing on Hollywood, Asian and Faith-Based films. Yuloque also formed other companies within the studio including Cinestar (founded in 2006, absorbed in 2012), Colossal Mega Films (founded in 2014), and Digi-Optic Films (founded in 2017). Pioneer serves as the local distribution representative for international film companies such as Morgan Creek Entertainment, Lionsgate Films (including Summit Entertainment), Relativity Media, STX Entertainment (all shared with Viva International Pictures for certain films), EuropaCorp, Miramax Films (2003-2004 releases only), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (for Fame (2009), Saved! and Hot Tub Time Machine only), and New Line Cinema (2001-2009 releases only, post-2010 releases were later transferred to the Philippine office of Warner Bros. Pictures).

1st Logo (December 13, 1990?-1993)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a red box with a "P" in the center and filmstrips moving on the sides of it. The words: "PIONEER FILMS" and "PRESENTS", in red and cyan, are seen below.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: The opening theme of the trailer/movie.

Availability: Seen on Irampa si Mediavillo, their first known appearance as a production company and the theatrical trailer of Manila Boy.

2nd Logo (July 15, 1993)

Visuals: Same as the 1987 Motion Picture Corporation of America logo, but instead of "MOTION PICTURE CORPORATION OF AMERICA" fading in, the orange words "PIONEER FILMS" slide in and stop in the center of the marble background.

Technique: Footage of the MPCA logo and 2D animation for the text.

Audio: A creepy synth note that holds up throughout the whole logo, accompanied by whooshes, drumbeats, and laser zaps.

Availability: Only seen on the Filipino movie, Manila Boy. The trailer uses the previous logo.

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