1st (and only) Bumper
Nickname: "Abstract Mountain"
Bumper: On a background filled with blue/indigo squares, we see a flat, blue frame with the Paramount abstract mountain logo in gold. The stars shine from left to right, then the Paramount frame flies off as the blue/indigo squares move, opening up like a door. "COMING ATTRACTIONS" in gold is revealed on a heliotrope gradient background. "COMING ATTRACTIONS" zooms in slowly to the center of the screen. It then shines, and after a few moments, it zooms towards the viewer, cutting to black.
Bylines: This used whatever byline Paramount was using at the time:
1988-1989: "A Gulf+Western Company"
1989-1995: "A Paramount Communications Company" (Earlier versions until 1992 have a different font for the Paramount Communications byline, sans serif)
1995-2006: "A VIACOM COMPANY" (in the 1990 \/|/\CO/\/\ "Wigga-Wigga" font)
FX/SFX: The CGI squares moving away, opening up like a door and the animation on the flat, blue Paramount frame.
Cheesy Factor: The zooming effect on "COMING ATTRACTIONS" looks like cheap computer effects.
Music/Sounds/Voice-over: An abridged version of the Paramount on Parade fanfare, along with an announcer saying "Here are some exciting coming attractions from Paramount".
Availability: Rare. This was only used until 1999. Some releases with this bumper include Wayne's World and the original release of It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown.
Scare Factor: None to low. The zooming in of "COMING ATTRACTIONS" with the jarring cut to a trailer after it can startle some first-time viewers, as well as the fanfare.