UMC Pictures

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


This was the production division of the financing company Universal Marion Corporation, associated with Louis Wolfson.

Logo (July 13, 1970-September 19, 1971)

Visuals: On a black background, three spinning circles fade in and zoom in towards the screen, flashing multiple colors. Once they stop zooming in, they stop spinning one by one, becoming a stylized orange "U", light-golden "M", and red "C", while the words "UMC PICTURES" zoom in below. The byline "a division of universal marion corporation" wipes in below.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: A piece that starts with beeps in rhythm for the turning "UMC" and then a mish-mash of Moog synthesizer sounds rising in volume.

Availability: Can be seen on the 1984 VHS, 2006 DVD, and 2009 Blu-Ray of The Twelve Chairs, and the VCI DVD of Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in The Bronx. Was also seen on Glen and Randa.

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