Zomba Films

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Zomba Films was the short-lived film division of the Zomba Group of Companies, a music group operating under Sony Music Entertainment. The company made only one film, the 2002 movie Crossroads. It dissolved sometime around 2007, with its parent record label dissolving a year after.

Logo (February 15, 2002)

Visuals: A small yellow loudspeaker comes and jumps around a dark surface. Then a medium-size red speaker appears, knocking the yellow one off the screen, and "dances" on the surface. A large blue loudspeaker rises from the surface's border and in turn blows the red one off the screen. The 3D word "ZOMBA" falls down, with "FILMS" below. The blue speaker moves behind and sends out some light rays.

Trivia: This logo was storyboarded and creative directed by Ken Koster, and the animation was done by 6 Foot Studios. You can see the original digital print of the logo here, posted by Koster.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A catchy dance-pop tune, inspired by Max Martin's production style (which Zomba acts like Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC had). It starts quietly but gets louder as the red and blue loudspeakers appear, alongside a squeaking sound as the yellow loudspeaker appears, and knocking sounds when the blue loudspeaker rises.

Availability: It was only seen on Crossroads.

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