Logo Variations - Trailers - Universal Pictures

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These are the logo variations seen on trailers throughout the years by Universal Studios. Bird on a Wire (1990): The Universal logo gets shot at twice, with a flash for each gunshot.
Jurassic Park (1993, 2013 Universal Studios Home Entertainment DVD): On the trailer for the 3D re-release in 2013, the 2012 logo is used and the camera zooms in to Isla Nublar on the globe.
Schindler's List (1993): The logo is in Black & White. Only on the TV Spot.
Street Fighter (1994):
  • On the teaser trailer, the text and byline disappear and the globe fades into the plain blue circle, when then reveals various clips from the movie, the smoke clouds covers the logo's background which it zooms out and gets vanished.
  • On the TV Spot, the logo fades to screen of TV from Bison.
  • On the promo video game based on the movie, it's almost the same as the movie itself but the text "IT'S A WHOLE OTHER GAME" appears on the background after the movie's logo zooms in.

Casper (1995): The 1927 Universal "Airplane Passing Globe" logo is used.
Waterworld (1995): The logo cross-fades into the sky above the water. Seen on the trailer.
12 Monkeys (1995): The logo gets flickered. Only seen on one TV Spot.
The Jackal (1997): The logo looks odd and the MCA byline is a little stretched by height. Only on the US teaser trailer, while the international teaser trailer for the film has the regular variation logo.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997):
  • The logo ripples off and fading out into the mud after the strange footstep sound. Seen on the International TV Spot.
  • On the other TV Spots, The logo cross-fades to the clips of the film.

Dante's Peak (1997): The logo cross-fades to the Mountain. Seen on the one TV Spot.
Leave it to Beaver (1997): The 1990 logo freezes in a second and plays normal. Only on Theatrical Trailer.
Psycho (1998):
  • The logo gets messed up, which eventually adds footage from older movie countdown sounders.
  • On the TV Spot, The logo's background fades into Norman Bates's eye. later, the logo disappears after closing and opening his eye.
  • On the International TV Spot, The logo turns into the Shower.

Mercury Rising (1998): The logo swipes down to reveal the puzzle code.
End of Days (1999): The logo is tinted in denim blue.
Virus (1999): The logo is blown to ashes by electric rays.
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000): On the teaser trailer, Bullwinkle's moose antlers grow on the left and right of the globe.
Gladiator (2000): The logo is on a stormy cloud background.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000): The logo turns black & white like an old film. Just like the Lions Gate Films logo variant. Only on the 2001 home video trailer.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): Snowflakes are falling on the Universal globe.
The Mummy Returns (2001): The logo is tinted in mustard.
The Bourne Identity (2002):
  • A target eyepiece moves in front of a tiny Universal logo, magnifying it, and the text zooms forward slowly as the globe zooms out behind while it continues spinning. At the last second, the whole logo hyper-zooms into the camera in a big flash.
  • On another trailer, the same animation plays backwards for a split second.

The Scorpion King (2002) and Robin Hood (2010): The logo plays backwards. Only on the trailers.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003): The logo is tinted in deep sky blue and is surrounded in light mist.
Wimbledon (2004): The logo turns into a yellow tennis ball for a second.
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004): The globe gets covered by darkness.
Ray (2004) and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010): The logo overlaps with the same logo in another position.
Thunderbirds (2004): The Universal logo morphs into the StudioCanal logo.
Friday Night Lights (2004): The light dies down to reveal the Universal logo.
Van Helsing (2004): The globe turns into moon, while the word flows off.
Land of the Dead (2005): The 1997 logo turns black & white and blurs out.
King Kong (2005): We zoom through the letters and into Earth.
White Noise (2005): The globe gets put upon a green static background.
Doom (2005): The Universal globe turns into the planet Mars and the text "UNIVERSAL" burns up.
United 93 (2006): The logo turns into an animated sketch version of the Universal globe.
Flash of Genius (2008): The 1963 bylineless logo is used.
Wild Child (2008): The 1997 logo is sepia-toned and in the style of the movie.
Tropic Thunder/Scorcher VI: Global Meltdown (2008): In the fake trailer shown at the beginning of the film, the 1997 logo is used. The letters explode off into space and the planet turns into lava as the camera zooms in.
Pirate Radio (2009): Only on the prototype domestic trailer, the logo is recreated and we zoom into the continents on the Earth.

On another trailer, the glow behind the globe is much less bright than usual.


American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009): The globe turns into a baked pie.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009): The globe is much larger than usual, though the text is normal size. The colors on the globe are much crisper and have a higher intensity. It transforms into a golden tree ornament, then zooms in fast as the background changes to a Christmas tree.
The Wolfman (2010): On trailers and TV spots, the 1997 logo is gray and fades into the moon.
Repo Men (2010):
  • The logo is static, just like a computer would do.
  • On the TV spot, the logo is still static, but shown on a TV.

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010): On the international teaser trailer, the globe is replaced with the moon.
Your Highness (2011): The Universal globe is replaced by a historic version of the globe.
Hop (2011) and Phil's Dance Party (2012): Same as the movie itself except for the teaser trailer minus the byline. Seen on trailers and TV spots. On one TV spot, we see two minions from Despicable Me, one wearing a bunny costume and holding a basket standing on the far right side of the text.
The Little Engine That Could (2011): Same as the movie itself. Seen on trailers and TV spots.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012): The 1997 logo is shown at warp speed. Only on the international trailer.
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012): The 100th Anniversary logo is tinted in cold blue and snow is blowing past it.
Ted (2012): The 100th Anniversary logo is bylineless and the camera zooms in to Boston on the globe, bringing forth the Media Rights Capital logo.
Storage 24 (2012): The logo is static shocked, along with the Medient and Unstoppable logos.
The Bourne Legacy (2012): The logo is tinted in skobeloff. Seen on the second trailer.
Oblivion (2013): On the international trailer, the 1997 logo is used.
Riddick (2013): The logo is sped up, animates in reverse, and turns yellow at the end.
R.I.P.D. (2013): Exactly like in the trailer for Riddick, but the logo doesn't turn yellow. Seen on trailers and TV spots.
Ouija (2014): The logo morphs out to the planchette of the Ouija board. Seen on a few TV spots.
Jurassic World (2015): The logo is animating in reverse, and when it is almost at the start, the Legendary logo shows up.
Minions (2015): The text goes back behind the globe it spins back, then the continents move together as the camera zooms in.
Crimson Peak (2015): The logo is tinted in crimson, hence the name of the movie.
By the Sea (2015): The 1963 logo with the original "A UNIVERSAL PICTURE" is used.
Krampus (2015): The globe is tinted in blue, the "UNIVERSAL" text is frozen, and snow falls in the background.
The Secret Life of Pets (2016): The globe is replaced with an Easter egg. Seen on a TV spot.
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016): Same as the movie itself. Seen on the official trailer.
The Fate of the Furious (2017): The space background has red and blue flares, the globe is silver, the text is black with a silver border, and the byline is white. Seen on the Super Bowl LI TV spot.
The Mummy (2017): The globe turns into sand and dissolves to the left.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018): Same as the movie itself, but the logo plays normal in forward. Seen only on the first Official Trailer.
Yester

day (2019): The globe goes out due to a power outage along with the "UNIVERSAL" text.

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