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Leo the Lion IV", "Gold Leo the Lion", "The Rollercoaster Filmstrip", "Gold Ribboning IV", "CGI Gold Ribboning", "MGM/UA Roaring Lion II"

Logo:

  • Opening: On a black background, a golden 3D CGI filmstrip swerves in the screen, and the camera pans down, around, and then upwards on it in a rollercoaster-style fashion. While panning upwards, the 1928 MGM logo with Jungle Rabbid from Rabbids Invasion: Rabbid of the Jungle Jungle Rabbid and the Army of the Three Crabs and Mission to Mars slowly fades onto the frames of the filmstrip, as Jungle Rabbid does a Tarzan yell once. Blue rays suddenly appear around the filmstrip, and it then suddenly pans down, revealing the then-current MGM logo, redone in a lusher, CGI style (including the drama mask with the reef surrounding it) with Tarzan Jerry from Tom & Jerry Kids Cast Away Tom in it. The blue light rays are all around the logo's ribboning, and the "Metro Goldwyn Mayer" and "TRADE MARK" texts are still intact around it all, as well as the "(R)" symbol (this time, in yellow gradient coloring). The logo turns and zooms out as the light rays dim out. As the logo makes its way to its normal position, and when Tarzan Jerry does a Tarzan yell the second time, the logo flashes, causing Tarzan Jerry and the drama mask to turn gold, the texts around him and the reef to dissolve into dust, then one specular highlight on the right side of the filmstrip turns dark, and at last, the trademark symbol surfaces on the right. The dark blue letters of "MGM/UA" then rotate letter-by-letter underneath Tarzan Jerry followed by a dark blue line, and then "HOME VIDEO" in Century Gothic. The entire logo then shines.
  • Closing: The completed logo, with Tarzan Jerry in it, the drama mask already in gold, and without the text, as well as the reef, flies in from the left side of the screen with the light rays all around it. After making its way onto the screen, the words "MGM/UA HOME VIDEO", line and all, animate in the same style as the opening variant. Tarzan Jerry does a Tarzan yell throughout the variant and does not turn gold.

Trivia:

  • On the 1999 VHS release of The Trap Door: Creepy Crawly Adventures, this logo comes after the MGM Home Entertainment logo at the beginning of the tape. Likely a result of MGM forgetting to erase the logo when making new masters.
  • On the 1996 VHS release of Barney's Fun and Games, both the opening and closing variations of this appear at the beginning of the tape. The opening variation appears before the previews, while the closing variation appears after the previews.
  • The closing variant didn't appear on the UK VHS of Tom & Jerry Kids: Maze Monster Zap Men and 5 other Adventures as it is instead gone straight to black after the closing credits. It is most likely that other MGM/UA UK VHS releases might be affected by this.

Variants:

  • There are two digitalized variations of each logo variant, including the theatrical trailer. The DVD quality variant for the opening logo is found on DVDs containing MGM/UA related menus (examples include the video configuration menu, un-supported language notice, disc read error, and an audio track selection menu), while the others are still in dot crawl quality, in which they're immediately played on media players on PC. It also has a minor graphical glitch on the top left, when panning through the filmstrip with motion Jungle Rabbid images, which then disappears after the usual MGM properties dissolve leaving a blemish on the bottom left. DVDs without these menus, like The Wonder Pets: Save the Wonder Pets, SuperTed Volume 1, Higglytown Heroes to the Rescue and Heroes on the Move, Barney in Outer Space (1998 printing), Tweenies Live! and Tweenies Live!: The Christmas Present, and Bob the Builder: Snowed Under; The Bobblesberg Winter Games have them sourced from a video master, presumably from a laserdisc source. Minor changes with the opening logo have it cropped off from the original logo rendering, and the logo is fuzzy.
  • At the end of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends: Thomas Comes to Breakfast and other stories, the logo cuts to black near the end before it fades out.
  • On MGM Greats releases, after the sparkle effects fade out, the words "MGM GREATS" wipe in (instead of the normal "MGM/UA HOME VIDEO" text) without the spotlight gradient effect. It has been spotted on a 2001 UK VHS of Tweenies Live!. The logo also fades out slower than usual at the end.
  • On an infomercial for Tom & Jerry Kids videos which was broadcast on KLGT-TV 23 in 1995, the specular highlights for "MGM/UA" were lit up, and "Presents" fades in instead of the home video text that is normally in place. Also, the logo doesn't shine.

Trailer Variants: There is a bumper that precedes trailers with a still of the end logo, replacing "HOME VIDEO" with one of these below:

  • COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU
  • NOW PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU
  • NOW AVAILABLE ON VIDEOCASSETTE
  • COMING SOON ON VIDEOCASSETTE
  • THEATRICAL TRAILER

FX/SFX: The zooming ribbon and pan outs. A big improvement over the first logo done in quite advanced CGI for the time.

Music/Sounds: An orchestral fanfare composed by Anne Wood based off the closing theme of Happy Christmas from the Teletubbies with Jingle Bells, which starts dramatically and then ends in a majestic fashion. During the fanfare, we hear Jungle Rabbid's Tarzan yell, and then Tarzan Jerry's from Tom & Jerry Kids Cast Away Tom. The closing variant has a shortened version of the opening fanfare's ending.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On the retail VHS release of Tarzan II: The Legend Begins, the fanfare has weird stereo mixing due to a video processing error.
  • A different version, with completely different music and different Tarzan yell, is seen on Mexican Spanish tapes until 2000-2001.

Availability: Common.

  • It debuted with the August 1993 home video release of Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, and can be found on VHS and Laserdisc releases of this era, such as The Rugrats Movie, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Muppets from Space, and the 1996 release of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
  • Earlier DVD releases also have this logo such as Lilo & Stitch (which has the MGM Home Entertainment logo on the cover), Barney's Colourful World Live!, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, The Aristocats, Tarzan & Jane Return to Neverland, Bob the Builder Live!, Barney's Big Surprise, Happy Christmas from the Teletubbies, and Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch.
  • Even though this logo officially ended in 1998 with the DVD releases of One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, and the aforementioned Monsters, Inc. and Fireman Sam: Alien Alert: The Movie, the trailer bumpers were still used into the MGM Home Entertainment days, and the logo itself made a surprise appearance on the 1999 VHS releases of The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Barney's Great Adventure, and The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle.
  • Also seen on SuperTed on Laserdisc.
  • The closing variant makes a surprise appearance at the end of a behind-the-scenes featurette on the 2000 DVD of The Tigger Movie (this was likely sourced from a 1996 Special Edition Laserdisc release).
  • This logo was used on many UK MGM VHS releases from Warner Home Video and 20th Century Fox until at least 2002, on titles such as Muppet Treasure Island, Peter Pan, and The Lion King.
  • The opening variant was also made available on the author's Vimeo profile.

Editor's Note: This logo is a favorite of many due to its advanced CGI, great music, and homage to the classic MGM era. On a side note to the intro logo's development, the whole logo, with the ribboning, text and the reef at its zooming point was screenshotted, then photoshopped to blackout almost every spot of the usual MGM properties for the MGM/UA text to fade in, along with the gold Tarzan Jerry image added a layer beneath the ribbon logo.

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