Warner Animation Group has its roots in the Warner Bros film production company that was first launched in 1923. Over the decades, the logo has undergone some changes. It is a fascinating story of four brothers who came together to create one of the most successful companies in the industry. It has endured for almost 100 years. Warner Animation Group is a division of this iconic production company, so to fully appreciate the current logo, we looked at the history and history of the Warner Bros logo and its evolution to the current Warner Animation Group logo.
The first logo
The first Warner Bros logo was created in 1923 and was used until 1929. It featured a color scheme of black and white, sometimes brown and white. In 1927, when “The Jazz Singer” was released, it was presented in a shade of pink along with the original format, symbols, and text.
Warner Bros logo in 1929
In 1929, we can see that the logo evolved to eliminate the point between the W and the B completely enclosed within the slightly rounded triangular outline that was formed to fit the shape of the letters W and B. The iconic logo was placed inside a picture box to display a prominent movie theme, with the words, “Warner Bros Pictures Inc (at the top) and directly below the text” with VITAPHONE Corp., with the logo symbol in the middle, and at the bottom bottom, the word “present.” The font style offered some variations. This was used at the beginning of a movie until 1934 with the same color variations of black and white, brown tones, and a pinkish hue.
In the third iteration, clouds were added to the background. The dot reappeared between W and B and VITAPHONE Corp was removed. Some logo examples from the 1934-1936 period simply featured the logo on a cloudy or blue sky background with no additional text. From 1937 to 1948 The logo appeared in 3D rendering on a raised background to draw attention to the symbol with the text “Warner Bros. Inc. Presents placed as a banner in the center of the logo. The logo changed to a more modern style with a different font and style of letters from 1967 to 1970, including changing the text to read “Warner Bros. and Seven Arts Presents.” The style changed again from 1970 to 1972 when the company Kinney bought the company, along with the iteration of a retro style that dates back to an earlier version and looks more like the current logo. Saul Bass created 3 color versions of this logo between 1973 and 1974, and it has been used as recently as 2012 for the movie “Magic Mike.”
According to his fandom Wiki, Jeff Robinov launched Warner Bros Feature Animation in 2013. It became Warner Bros. Animation. He took the place of the hand-drawn animation team. The Warner Animation Group logo was based on the previous Warner Bros. logo with a strong resemblance, but text that distinguished the new division from the main group. The basic shape of the enclosure around the large WB letters remained the same but is framed in a thick 3D white outline with a solid red center. The letters WAG are displayed in the place of WB in the center of the frame with the Warner Animation Group banner carefully wrapped around the bottom.
Warner’s habit of exchanging logos
Warner Bros (including the Warner animation group) initially stuck with the same logo design in the company’s early years. As time progressed, they developed a habit of bringing back older versions of the logo and using them for new projects. There are also several versions of the Warner Animation Group logo in use today. They feature a variety of styles, from modern to retro. There are thirteen main logos with dozens of variants that seem to mix and match the styles, so it is not possible to catalog them according to their dates after the late 1940s period. Regardless of the fact that some of the changes have been significant, it is still a logo that is easy for most to recognize.
The Warner Bros. logo is an iconic symbol of entertainment and fond memories for most of us who grew up with the company’s movie and animation releases. We grew up watching the logos displayed at the beginning of every feature film or show, and it has become ingrained in our memory. We’ve come to equate the logo with memorabilia and classic movies that seem to never go out of style with audiences. Our children see the same things we did when we were their age, and they also become familiar with the various logos …