The Donners' Company

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


This is the production company of director Richard Donner and producer Lauren Shuler Donner, both of whom worked on several iconic movies over the years. It was launched in 1999 following a rename from Donner/Shuler Donner Productions. Until Richard Donner's death in 2021, the couple worked together, producing movies and television shows, including Richard's final few directorial efforts (the last film he directed was 16 Blocks).

1st Logo (December 16, 1999-February 18, 2005)

Visuals: First, there is the moon by a cloud. Everything is in a heavy golden tint and the Sun is present instead of the moon. Suddenly, the golden color and the moon being the Sun reflect what appears to be the moving word "DONNERS'" (with the 'N's connected) in a Trajan font. The word flashes and zooms out, leaving the moon in its usual color, and the word "THE" appears above and the word "COMPANY" appears below.

Trivia: This logo is based on the opening credits to the 1985 film Ladyhawke, which was produced and directed by the Donners themselves.

Variant: A short version exists.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: None.

Availability: The Donners' Company doesn't use a logo on most of its movies. As such, this only appeared at the end of Any Given Sunday and Constantine.

2nd Logo (March 3, 2006-August 12, 2019)

Visuals: The logo starts out on a space background which includes the rotating planet Earth and the sun shining in the camera's lens. Suddenly, golden letters of the company's name zoom out and fly around the globe, as the camera pans to the left. After the letters finish rotating, they pair up together, and reveal the word "DONNERS'" (all in capital letters, and in Friz Quadrata). The words "THE" and "COMPANY" (also in capital letters) appear on the upper-left hand side, and the lower-right side of the main text, respectively. Also, the "O" in "DONNERS'" absorbs the sun, and there's a rainbow-like color around the letter.


Technique: CGI.

Audio: A light, smooth synth-guitar arpeggio layered with low electric piano chords which changes notes throughout, ending in a short orchestral note. Like the last logo, this logo pays homage to the Donners' film Ladyhawke; the music is actually a snippet of the opening theme to the film, composed by Andrew Powell and performed by Alan Parsons.

Availability: It appeared at the end of three films, all released in 2006: 16 Blocks, She's the Man, and Unaccompanied Minors. Also seen on the TV shows Legion and The Gifted.

Donner/Shuler Donner Productions
The Donners' Company
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