Sony Entertainment/Logo Variations

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

These are the logo variations seen throughout the years by Sony Entertainment, with more to be added overtime.

Think Like a Man Too (2014):

  • The opening theme of the movie syncs to the "ding" sound (in the same tone as the music), and the zoom-in to the "O" is slightly faster, much like the Screen Gems logo.

Concussion (2015):

  • The logo animates as usual, though we transition to the Torch Lady already fully zoomed out as "COLUMBIA" fades in.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017):

  • Prototype version: The logo is formed by red pixels and a red outline around them, and the flash is red. When the screen zooms through the O, the pixels quickly zoom over the camera before cutting to the Columbia variant.
  • Alternate version (North America only): The logo glitches in a similar manner as the Columbia logo, and it zooms into the camera as the normal logo, but then comes back to normal albeit black and white when the O is about to engulf the screen.

Both versions have a registered trademark icon, something that is not seen in the normal logo.

Peter Rabbit (2018): The logo zooms between the "O" and "N", and then the Sony Pictures Animation logo fades in on a black background.

Proud Mary (2018): The logo plays normally, but as the logo zooms into the camera, the background becomes red, the Sony logo becomes 2D and yellow, and it transitions into the retro Screen Gems variant from the movie.

Spider-Verse films:

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018): The logo is basically the same, but with a quicker pace and with comic book-esque dots. As the screen zooms through the O, colored dots form the letters as the screen zooms through them and the Columbia logo variant is shown. The "ding" sound is reverbed and the build-up part of the standard Columbia fanfare can audibly be heard, a la the standard Columbia logo. This was made by Devastudios.
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023): Before the 2021 logo appears, the word "COUGH" appears (which is an easter egg appearing in movies produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and in most Sony Pictures Animation films; with the afterformentioned sound being audibly heard) on the bottom-right for a second. The logo then appears as normal, but after a few seconds, it starts to glitch. As it zooms in, the logo glitches out and transitions to the Columbia variant. For a split-second, the logo appears in the style of Miles Morales' logo. Like the first film, the "ding" sound is reverbed, with the logo's reveal being pulsed to the "ding" sound, but this time it fades into the opening theme of the movie. Like the previous film, this was done by Devastudios.
  • The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story (2023, short): The 2021 logo animates normally, but when it glitches, various red-striped copies of the logo appear. It is also accompanied by the opening theme of the short, with the "ding" sound playing over it.

Overcomer (2019): The logo is sped-up, as with the following Affirm Films logo.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019): The Sony "ding" is replaced with the xylophone chimes to match the same music style as Mister Roger's Neighborhood. Also, the logo is darker as usual.

Invasion (2020, Russia): The logo is tinted in dodger blue.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021, Netflix): The light at the beginning is removed, but the logo is still seen lighting up. As the Sony ding plays, the flash is replaced with a cartoony purple, yellow and orange explosion. Then, the screen zooms into the center hole of the O, which also shines in the three colors. We then enter a portal with the same colors with an orange end. After we finish zooming, the logo transitions into a similar variant of the Columbia logo.

Vivo (2021, Netflix): The logo is tinted in royal blue and the flash is formed by two irises formed by dots. As the logo zooms, various white dots appear on the "O" while the opening theme plays as the dots flicker along to the music. The screen zooms into the center dot of the O, transitioning into the retro variant of the Columbia logo.

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022, Amazon): The logo flashes as normal, but then after a few seconds, the "O" grows fangs. It stays this way during the zoom in to the almost-formed Columbia logo, which is faster than usual. The home media release uses the same variant, but continues normally. This was also the last film to use the 2014 Sony logo, as most films had began to use the 2021 logo at this point.

Veneciafrancia and the Better Call Saul episode "Nippy" (both 2022): The 2021 logo is in black and white. The former, a Spanish film, is in scope and it zooms to the Sony Pictures International Productions logo in the same effect, while the latter is in 16:9 and transitions to the Sony Pictures Television Studios logo.

Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness (2022): The short version of the 2021 logo, seen on trailers and promotional material, is used. Like Veneciafrancia, it flashes to the Sony Pictures International Productions logo.

Resident Evil: Death Island (2023): The logo is slightly darker than usual.

Madame Web (2024): The logo glitches before the camera zooms in into the "O", as various shots of the zoom-in appear, as well as a brief glimpse of the 1956 version of the 1936 Columbia Pictures logo. This is absent on the film's digital release.

Operation Valentine (2024, India): The Sony Pictures International Productions logo's music plays off-sync; as a result, the Sony ding plays earlier than usual.

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