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Background: Shinjuku was a Japanese film studio founded in 1931. They also make Japanese dubs of Disney animated movies until 101 Dalmatians. In 1962, the company was folded into Toei. In 2019, Toei revived Shinjuku as Shinjuku Classics, witch is a division that will own all of Shinjuku’s film library and Toei’s older film library while also making original films and remakes of older films.

(1932-July 21, 1962, 2007)

Logo: On a black background, we see a shield (not unlike the WB shield, but with no letters inside) with the text "新宿区" inside it. Below the shield is the year the film was made.

Variants:

  • On Okoto No Oko, the shield zooms in.
  • On Kyoya: Derishu Kikeronu No Jojo 1999, the shield is slightly bigger.
  • On Kyoya Dente (the first film from the company) and Takara Noko, the shied zooms in like the Okoto No Oko variant, but now it’s slower.
  • On films in color, everything is in gold.
  • In 2007, the logo made a strange appearance on the film Kyoya Tsunoma-229 ADF Simba ka Mufasa: NTT Poki Tsume, and it’s now enchanted with the logo now shining. The logo is also animated, with the shield flipping in, and the text "SHINJUKU" zooming out and flipping at the bottom of the shield.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A triumphant fanfare composed by Albert Marlowe. You can listen to a high quality version here. [1] Sometimes, it's silent, and sometimes it has the opening lines of the film.

Music/Sound Variants:

  • Most films from the late 50s and early 60s use a different fanfare each.
  • On Okoto No Oko, it's a series of irritating trumpets.
  • On Takara Noko, a 3-note majestic fanfare that was later on used in some Korean logos such as Magpie Room Home Video for an example.
  • Kyoya Tsunoma-229 ADF Simba ka Mufasa: NTT Poki Tsume featured a re-orchestra version of the original fanfare.

Availibility: Uncommon. Many Shinjuku films can be found on DVD, VHS, and on Netflix. However some films have the logo plastered by other logos, but the logo is still easy to find on their films at the time. You don’t expect to see this on current prints of Japanese dubs of Disney films, as they have the logo plastered. The logo made it’s final appearance on the Japanese dub of 101 Dalmatians.

Editor’s Note: None.

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