Viacom18 Motion Pictures (India)

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Background

This is a film production division of a joint venture between Viacom and Network 18 based in Mumbai. It is based on Studio19, formed in 2007, and was itself established in 2011.


1st Logo (2007-2011)

Nickname: "The Likenesses"

Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: Animation with portions of live-action.

Music/Sounds: A catchy Indian-style tune.

Availability: Appeared on Indian films.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (2011-)

Nickname: "Viacom Family"

Logo: We see the word "VIACOM" (in its current font and in blue) next to a bigger red rounded box with "18" (in white) inside it on a black floor located on a dark blue background with a light in its center. We then see a trail of light which travels through the "O" in "VIACOM". The light flashes and then forms the logos of Colors, Nick, MTV, VH1, Sonic Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. The trail of light then flies to the right of the screen. The camera pans to follow it revealing the Viacom 18 logo with the Viacom logo being centered. The trail of light draws a red line under the Viacom logo as the letters in "M O T I O N P I C T U R E S" zoom in under the Viacom 18 logo, one by one. The black floor, now more below the logo, is traced by 2 light trails as the word "PRESENTS" zooms in below. As the word zooms in, its letters space themselves out. As it zooms in, the word also changes colors from white to purple to pink and then finally to red. The camera then slowly zooms away from the finished product until the logo fades to black.

Variants:

  • The logo was enhanced in 2012.
  • There is also a variant where we cut to "M O T I O N P I C T U R E S" zooming out letter by letter.

FX/SFX: Great animation.

Music/Sounds: A majestic disco-synth soundtrack.

Availability: Appears on new Indian films.

Editor's Note: None.