Annapurna Pictures is an independent production company founded by software heiress Megan Ellison (Her father is Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Her brother David is also a producer, and the founder of Skydance Media). The name comes from a mountain trail in Nepal, which in turn was taken from the Hindu goddess of nourishment. In 2017, it began distributing its own films, starting with Detroit, released on August 4 that year.
1st Logo (2011)
Logo: We a circle, on the circle is an A, beneath that is Annapurna Pictures
FX/SFX: Probably none.
Music/Sounds: Probably None.
Availability: Near extinction, seen on Catch .44
2nd Logo (August 29, 2012-)
Nicknames: "Static A" "VHA"
Logo: On a static-filled black screen (looks like they 'caught on VHS tape), a large white "A" is slowly wiped in from top to bottom (similar to the 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo), while surrounded by a bright glow that renders the "A" barely visible. The words "ANNAPURNA" and "PICTURES" are then wiped in below, with the former stacked on top of the latter, and the glow dissipates, leaving the finished logo. The screen then gets static-filled again and the logo disintegrates top-to-bottom.
- On Zero Dark Thirty, the logo starts out normal, turning green briefly. After a while, it turns off for the while. Then, the logo turns back on, flashes green and dims into the green-tinted version of the logo. It ends normally.
- On Spring Breakers, the letter "A" is glowing pink and the company name is light blue.
- On American Hustle, the logo is customized. On the brown background, segments of the "A" appear one by one, while another pair brightens up, followed by the text which fades in. After that, it zooms in with the trail effect.
- On The Master, rather than disintegrate, it instead fades to black early.
- On The Bad Batch, the logo is set on a landscape at dusk, and lights up in pink and cyan, with white text fading in after that.
- At the end of movies, closing print logos exist.
FX/SFX: The static, the "A" and the words wiping in, the logo disintegrating.
Music/Sounds: Originally, none, or the opening theme. But sometimes, it has a deep, creepy note with tremolo.
Availability: Seen on most films from the company, starting with Lawless.
Editor's Note: The use of VHS and static effects make this a unique logo.