What Happened to Rosa (1921)
First live action version from 1921
A Blind Bargain (1922) still only, because the film is considered lost. What Happened to Rosa (1921, 1923 reissue)
Metro and Goldwyn Pictures are acquired and merged to "Metro-Goldwyn Pictures" by Marcus Loew.
Following the merger with Louis B. Mayer Pictures, the company is from this point on named
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation.
This lion, Slats (Really named Cairbre), was shown at Gay's Lion Farm.
This version may have replaced Jackie
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925, 1931 reissue)
Jackie with copyright notices and information
With the National Recovery Administration logo at the bottom left. This was used when MGM supported the NRA the following year.
1953 version; this was used in tandem with the Tanner logo but used in black & white films. This was seen on
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Rare sepia toned of
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Rotoscoped version of Jackie the Lion on a Captain and the Kids cartoon
Petunia Natural Park (1939)
Rare Color Version, from
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
another rare colorized version
Seen on various MGM films that were colorized
This logo was used for
March of the Wooden Soldiers.
From the rare colorized version of
David Copperfield (1935)
MGM celebrates it's Silver Anniversary. This special logo was used for
Adam's Rib and In the Good Old Summertime. That's Entertainment II (1976)
Telly (1st Technicolor Lion)
The Mysterious Island (1929) Gus Edwards' Kiddie Revue (1930)
Coffee (2nd Technicolor Lion)
Roast-Beef and Movies (1934)
A variant with an blue frame.
Rare blue background variant.
Tanner (3rd Technicolor Lion)
A "Tanner" live-action movie films from 1934-1952. This logo in the late 1930s and early 1940s was used for one-shot,
Barney Bear, and Tom and Jerry cartoons. (1939-1942) The Marx Brothers: A Night At The Opera (1935) The Marx Brothers: A Night At The Opera (1935, A) The Marx Brothers: A Night At The Opera (1935, B) The Marx Brothers: A Night At The Opera (1935, C) Plymouth Adventure (1952) Singin' in The Rain (1952)
Variation with copyright disclaimer
This 1942-1946 logo was used for
Barney Bear, Tom and Jerry and Droopy cartoons.
Mid 1940s cartoon logo. (1946-1952)
Early 1950s cartoon logo. (1952-1954)
Early 1950s cartoon logo. (version 2 1952-1954)
Mid 1950s cartoon logo. (1954-1955)
1950s cartoon logo formatted in CinemaScope. (1954-1958)
A surprise appearance of Tanner. This was seen on the '60s
Tom and Jerry cartoons. (1963-1967)
Black and White variation
Alternate unused logo filmed in 70mm, circa 1955. The frame has faded, thus the pink hue.
Leo was MGM's longest lived lion and was very infamous. The lion was used in a total of 57 years.
Black and White rendition of the 1957 logo
North By Northwest (1959) The Last Voyage (1960) the first film to use 2 roars only.
Cartoon version from 1961-1962 on Gene Dietch's Tom and Jerry cartoons
Parody found in Tom and Jerry in 1963 until 1967.
Advance to the Rear (1964)
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967, A) Lionpower from MGM opening (1967)
"House of Dark Shadows" (1970)
1974 (50th anniversary)
50th Anniversary variation A
50th Anniversary variation B
Following MGM's merger with
United Artists in 1981, the banner now reads "MGM/UA Entertainment Co."
1984 (60th anniversary)
In 1984, MGM celebrated their 60th Anniversary. The ribbons were now gold and would stay that way for the next 30 years. The banner now reads "Diamond Jubilee".
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
An combination of the 1957 and 1984 logos. The 1957 parts were used. The banner was reverted back to its original name and in gold and the mask is in a darker red color. This would be a new design that would be used forever in life of MGM.
Where the River Runs Black (1986) Mystic Pizza (1988, 1997 reissue) The Pebble and the Penguin (US, 1995) All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996) Fame (TV series, 1982, 1996 reissue) Warriors of Virtue (1997) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Home Entertainment version used from 1998-2005
All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989, 2001 reissue)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
1994 (70th anniversary)
1999 (75th anniversary)
A URL was added below the logo in 2001.
Fargo (1996, 2001 reissue) Geromino (1962, 2001 reissue) The Little Girl Who Lived Down The Lane (1976, 2001 re-issue) The Flamingo Kid (1984, 2002 reissue) Prizzi's Honor (1985, 2002 reissue) The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002) Me And You And Everyone We Know (2005) Yours, Mine & Ours (2005) The Pink Panther (Frame A, 2006) The Pink Panther (Frame B, 2006) The Pink Panther (Frame C, 2006) Lars And The Real Girl (2007)
In 2008, the ribbons were remade to look metallic. The mask was a gold color as well. The URL now reads MGM.COM
'Golden' version with byline (2008-2011)
Matted version of the 2008 logo
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
An alternate logo graphic from 2011.
The URL was removed in 2011.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
This logo was nicknamed the Stylized Lion. It was used on 3 films until it was retired in 1968. Luckily, it was used as the print logo for MGM until at least 1982.
Lionpower from MGM (1967) The Subject was Roses (1968) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Print logo variantions (Full color & 2D)
2014 (90th anniversary)