Warner Bros. Italia (Italy)

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
LMgamer36, Logophile and Jesse Coffey


Logo captures by
Logo Archive, Agbsdisbsji, EnormousRat and NewAccountLOL


Video captures courtesy of
VPJLogo, 4R Geo and The AVTB Archives

Background

Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia S.p.A is the Italian branch of Warner Bros.

1st Logo (1930s-1956)

Logo: Same as the 1944 version of the 1937 Warner Bros. Pictures logo, but with "PRESENTA" below.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Ultra rare. Seen on Miracle in the Rain.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (August 20, 1952-1960s)

Logo: Same as the 1948 American counterpart, but "Presenta" is below the logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Ultra rare. Seen on original Italian prints of The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima..

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo (1960)

Logo: On a cyan background, we see the WB shield in a lighter cyan with a black interior with the usual "WARNER BROS. PICTURES" banner from the American movie logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Ultra rare. Seen on World by Night.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo (October 30, 1968)

Nicknames: "W7", "WB-7"

Logo: On a cloudy blue sky background, we see the Warner Bros. Seven Arts logo in yellow with a drop shadow. Beside the logo is the white text "La" and "WARNER BROS.-SEVEN ARTS presenta", also having a drop shadow.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen on The Cats, also known as I bastardi or The Bastards.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo (1987-January 10, 2003)

Logo: On a different blue sky with clouds background, now being closer to the American logo is the WB shield with "WARNER BROS ITALIA" in the banner. Then "PRESENTA" (or sometimes Distribuzione) fades in below.

Variants:

  • There is a 2.35:1 scope version of this logo.
  • A closing variant exists on DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp and Beauty and the Beast (1991), but not every known Disney film that they distributed. Here, a print version of the shield is seen below the text Distributo dalla WARNER BROS ITALIA on a black background.
    • On an Italian print of Heat (1995), the font is different.

FX/SFX: The zoom out and the text fading.

Music/Sounds: Usually silent, the film's opening theme, or the 80s WB fanfare.

Availability: Extremely rare. Was seen on WB films released in Italy. Most current releases use U.S domestic prints, so this is long gone for the most part. However, it can still be spotted on some WB Italian productions such as I Mitici. Also appears on Disney films that they released here, such as DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp and Beauty and the Beast (1991), until their deal with Disney expired.

Editor's Note: None.

6th Logo (1999-2000s)

Logo: We fade in to a revised version of the blue sky with clouds background; in the foreground stands the WB shield with the words "WARNER BROS. ITALIA" in a slightly condensed font on the banner. The words "DISTRIBUZIONE" or "PRESENTA" would appear in a crystalized font below.

Variant: There is an early version of the logo where the sky backdrop is different with the clouds more reminiscent of cirrus types.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Usually, this logo would be silent, or would have the film's opening theme play over it.

Availability: Extremely rare. It may have been seen on WB films released in Italy, but many prints that were made after their theatrical release used standard domestic prints. Also, it may have appeared on Italian WB productions, but they were issued on DVD with the standard Warner Bros. logo of the time. The logo has, however, surfaced on a print of Perdutoamor (A Sicilian Dream) on Amazon Prime Video.

Editor's Note: This logo has been the subject of criticism from a number of logo fans after its discovery; many of them believe it is a cheap logo whose appearance suggests a remake designed in Blender.

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