Lean-M (Russia)

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Background: Lean-M (a.k.a. "Lean-M Producers Center") is a Russian-based television production company that was founded in 2000 by producers Timur Weinstein, Vyacheslav Murugov, and Oleg Osipov. On February 8, 2007, Sony Pictures Television acquired a 51% stake in Lean-M. On April 13, 2009, SPT acquired another 16%, and in 2010, SPT acquired the remainder.

1st Logo (2007- )

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Nicknames: "Cardiogram", "Lean-M EKG"

Logo: On a black background, we see a glowing orange cardiogram line is being drawn and "ЛеанМ" ("LeanM") in the scraggly angular handwritten font wipes in. At the same time, a two-colored rectangle bar extends below, consisting of a gray part with black words "продюсерский центр" ("Producer center") and orange part with white "ЛЕАН - М". Then the logo ripples, blurs and shrinks horizontally, and "представляют" ("present") wipes in from the left and shines.

Variant: At the end of the Russian adaptation of Everybody Loves Raymond named Voroniny, the logo glitches and distorts than usual. But on later episodes, this effect doesn't happen.

FX/SFX: The cardiogram line and the logo forming. Nice CGI.

Music/Sounds: An electronic screeching sound followed by an array of laser zaps and a Thievery Corporation-esque down-tempo industrial music. On the earlier episodes of Voroniny, the last second of the theme is cut off.

Availability: Seen on several Russian sitcom shows and movies, including Soldiers and the long-running show Voroniny. Although, many of the shows don't show the logo. Since 2010, the logo is moved from the opening to the closing credits and is followed by SPT logo (and since 2016 by the Sony-SPT combo).

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2008)

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Nicknames: "Cardiogram II", "Lean-M EKG II", "Nightmare at the Lean-M Hospital", "Lean-M Off The Edge Of Your Seat"

Logo: On a black background, we see a small light ping on the left pulsating and when the long beep is heard (the flatline), the light becomes a cardiogram line as a straight line, then the heartbeat monitor draws almost identical zig-zags like in the first logo; on the third time, the line forms the glowing ghostly white "ЛеанМ" ("LeanM"), but looks less grungy and more smoother than before, then the same two-colored rectangle, but glowing ghostly white, appears. Once they fade out, the "ЛеанМ" ("LeanM") from before, where "представляет" ("presents") should be, suddenly reappears, but closer to the view. After few seconds, the name fades out quickly, ending the logo.

FX/SFX: The cardiogram line, and the logo forming. The word "представляют" should appear, but the second appearance of "ЛеанМ" occur instead, likely because of an error or because they wanted to do so.

Music/Sounds: A series of high-pitched beeps from a cardiogram with deep ambient sounds in the background, the camera flash sound for each time the heart monitor drawing zig-zags, a mish-mash of a fiery whoosh, an electricity zap and another whoosh during the appearance of "ЛеанМ", an ambient drone accompanied by another beeps from a cardiogram, a very loud explosion, a la the 1st Epic Music Video logo, when "ЛеанМ" reappears and the sound of a woman breathing.

Availability: Appeared at the beginning of the Russian 2008 film После жизни (Afterlife).

Editor's Note: None.

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