Central Motion Picture Corporation (Taiwan)

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Logo descriptions by
Logohub and Thisisanswer

Editions by
Henrynguye5 and Prodigy012

Video captures courtesy of
Logo Archive, Asiamovielogos


Central Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC), founded in 1954, is the largest and most comprehensive movie production company in Taiwan. Best known for the phenomenal international success of its films over the past few decades, it is also a fully-integrate, multi-faceted corporation which owns a complete array of the most up-to-date filming and editing equipment, film and sound studios, film processing laboratories, art and mainstream movie theaters, and even a movie theme park. With a staff of 100 including some of the most talented directors, producers, and technical crew in the country, it has produced almost 200 feature films in nearly half a century of making movies.

1st Logo (1966-1977)

Nicknames: "The CMPC Shield" , "The Zooming CMPC Shield", "Toho Rip-Off".

Logo: TBA.

FX/SFX: The sheield zooms, the rays moving.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant fanfare.

Availability: May be seen on 1950s CMPC films.

Editor's Note: TBA.

2nd Logo (1977-1981)

Nickname: "The CMPC Shield II"

Logo: On a tan background, we see the then-current CMPC logo (blue and white circle with two Chinese characters on each side). Below are the company name in both Chinese and English, though the English name is abbreviated.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant fanfare. This stock fanfare is probably known as Hail To The Chief by Eric Rogers.

Availability: TBA.

Editor's Note: TBA.

3rd Logo (1981-1982)

Nicknames: "The CMPC Shield III", "The Gold/Regular CMPC Shield"

Logo: On a black background, the CMPC logo in yellow spins and zooms out with a trail effect. We then fade to the logo in gold with the Chinese characters shining. The logo then fade away to make room for another logo with the colored CMPC logo in the middle of the chromed Chinese characters. The English name in full is also seen below.

FX/SFX: The logo rotating, slideshow transitions, and the characters shining in the 1st half.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant fanfare.

Availability: Rare.

Editor's Note: TBA.

4th Logo (1982-1992)

Nickname: "The CMPC Shield IV"

Logo: On a space background, we zoom out from a rotating planet Earth with a smaller planet on the other side of the screen. Some stars then appear and the CMPC shield appears over the Earth. Some Chinese characters zoom in below the planet and a flash appears behind the logo, with the final one engulfing the whole screen. It turns the background yellow and the characters blue. The English name then wipes in below.

FX/SFX: The globe and flashing.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Uncommon.

Editor's Note: TBA.

5th Logo (1991)

Nicknames: "The CMPC Shield V", "The WB Parody/CMPC Shields"

Logo: This is a special compilation logo with Shaw Brothers. On a crystallized background similar to the Shaw Brothers logo's, we see the Shaw Brothers logo and the CMPC logo. We zoom out a bit to see the names beside each other in red Chinese characters. The background then starts to change colors.

FX/SFX: The background and zooming out.

Music/Sounds: 2 timpani drumrolls.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Twin Bracelets.

Editor's Note: TBA.

6th Logo (1993-2001/2002?)

Nicknames: "The CMPC Phoenix", "The CMPC Logo Without the Shield"

Logo: On a rotating space background, a phoenix flies around. When the phoenix flies through the middle of the screen, it releases 4 embers that distinguish into "C M P C", which then spread out and blue lines trace out the rest of the English name and Chinese characters, which then appear after a bit. The phoenix continues flying and reaches the middle of the screen as it traces a curved line and the flies into it, creating a silhouette in a blue crescent shape and the phoenix distinguishes.

FX/SFX: The phoenix flying and forming the name and logo.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant synth tune.

Availability: Rare.

Editor's Note: TBA.

7th Logo (2001/2002?-2011)

Nicknames: "The CMPC Shield VI", "The CMPC Shield Returns Remake"

Logo: Same as the third logo, but remade with CGI and higher quality animation, but with a few differances. The Chinese characters are different, the globe and logo are bigger, and the text is dark grey with the background turns yellow.

FX/SFX: Same as the third logo. This looks cheaper than the logo it remade.

Music/Sounds: A peaceful synth tune.

Availability: Very rare.

Editor's Note: TBA.

8th Logo (2011- )

Nicknames: "The CMPC Shield VII", "The CGI CMPC Shield"

Logo: On a silver background, the CMPC shield slams down onto the background, creating ripples. The ripples then reveal the Chinese characters and English name in green. The ripples then dies down and leave a marble-like silver background.

Variant: TBA.

FX/SFX: The logo slamming down. Simple, but effective.

Music/Sounds: A slam sound and a bell tune.

Music/Sounds Variant: TBA.

Availability: Common.

Editor's Note: TBA.

Here is the logo history of the company:

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