History of the Warner Bros. Pictures logo
The Warner Bros. Pictures logo, pictured through time.
- This logo was seen at the end of some of the earliest Warner Bros. films, including 1927's The Jazz Singer.
- Even back in 1938, the company was willing to modify its logo for artistic purposes. Here's the emblem as it appeared in The Adventures of Robin Hood.
- By 1942's Casablanca, the Warner Bros. logo wasn't far off from what we know today.
- The WB logo was displayed atop a curtain for 1962's Gypsy.
- Toy marching band statuettes carry the Warner Bros. Pictures flag in The Music Man.
- When control of Warner Bros. Pictures was sold to control of the studio and its music business to Seven Arts Inc. in 1966, the logo went through a major redesign.
- Here the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts logo appears stylized ahead of 1969's Wild Bunch.
- This bland logo resulted when Kinney Services bought Warner Bros. Pictures in 1970. It appears here before Dirty Harry.
- Saul Bass designed this logo — a favorite of many — which was used between 1972 and 1984.
- By 1984's Gremlins, order had been restored and the logo reverted back to its classic style.
- Some custom logos were better than others. This version, for 2002's Scooby Doo, looks like an amateur Photoshop job.
- Things got better (and much darker) for Christopher Nolan's first Batman film, 2005's Batman Begins.
- The custom logo used for 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
- Christopher Nolan yet again favored dark (and grayscale) for Inception.
- The Losers may have been a mediocre film, but the WB emblem looked great in this comic styling.