American Film Technologies

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Logo descriptions by PAV123 and thehugetvfan

Logo captures by Eric S. and thehugetvfan

Editions by Eric S.

Video capture courtesy of MacBookPro1990 and Xpk951

Background: American Film Technologies was a San Diego based colorization company, whose most notable clients included Ted Turner.

1st Logo

(1980's-????)

Logo: On a black background, we see the text "a Colorimaged Film by" in a sans serif font and "Colorimaged" in a variety of colors. A purple light then illuminates a metallic gold shape, resembling the text "AFT", flipping into place. "AMERICAN FILM TECHNOLOGIES" also appears with it in yellow. The text then turns into 3 multicolored lines, bordering the shape, as the text below turns multicolored as well.

FX/SFX: The morphing.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the movie.

Availability: Very rare. Seen on older films that employed colorization from the company such as Casablanca.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

(Late 1980's-199?)


Logo: On a purple/gold gradient background we see the italic text "COLORIMAGED" in white with a rainbow outline and "by" in plain white below fly in from the right of the screen as a ball of light flies from the bottom before exploding into sparkles at the center. Then a gold abstract shape (what looks like an incomplete AFT with no middle slash) zooms out rom the top of the screen and the words

AMERICAN FILM

TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

zooms from the bottom. Both of the objects stop in the middle and three rainbow lines flip and stop in the abstract shape, making up the slashes for the A and F.

FX/SFX: Early CGI.

Music Sounds: A droning note followed by a synth bell and a triumphant five note theme.

Availability: A hard call. Many of the films the company colorized have been revised by other companies. It isn't at the end of Disney-colorized movies, such as Mickey Mouse cartoons and the 1992 colorized version of the Zorro TV series, which AFT colorized. However, it can be found at the end of RKO colorized movies.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo

(1990s?)


Logo: Same as the previous logo, with some differences. A purple gradient background is used, the word "COLORIMAGED" is light purple and beveled in rainbow. After words being placed, "COLORIMAGED" shines in bright colorful lights. After that, the words disappear and the same "explode into sparkle" effect from before happens, changing the background to gradient blue. The "AFT" is bevelled and the words "AMERICAN FILM TECHNOLOGIES, INC." are on one line and in different colors, making the logo resemble the first logo.

FX/SFX: Same as the 2nd logo.

Music/Sounds: See above.

Availability: Ultra rare. Still intact on a colorized version of March of the Wooden Soldiers, which is sometimes aired, usually on local stations during the holidays.

Editor's Note: None.