NOTE: This page only shows print logos.
Famous Players Film Company
Paramount was founded in 1912 as Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company, which became Famous Players-Lasky Corporation four years later.
Paramount Pictures Corporation
The Paramount label first materialized in 1914 during its early years as a distribution company. Paramount would become a wholly owned division of Famous Players by around 1916.
In this period, Paramount's logo began to consist of a mountain peak, a field of stars, and the name of the company in script font - a format which has since been passed on to all subsequent logo designs.
Used during the Gulf+Western era.
1986–1987 (75th anniversary logo)
When Paramount began to mark 75 Years, their logo became CGI for the very first time. It was first revealed as a prototype on December 12, 1986 in The Golden Child, followed by a finalized version on January 5, 1987.
Early version of the 1989 logo with the Paramount Communications tag.
Used during the Paramount Communications era.
On March 11, 1994, Paramount was purchased by Viacom, as noted on their updated byline in that company's corporate font. This logo began appearing on-screens in 1995.
2002 (90th anniversary logo)
When Paramount marked 90 Years, this logo was launched on March 1, 2002 in We Were Soldiers.
In 2010, Paramount slightly updated their logo with the byline written in the new Viacom font. It first appeared on-screens in Iron Man 2. This print logo was replaced by the 100 Years logo in 2012, but later returned the same year.
2011–2012 (100th anniversary logo)
When Paramount marked its 100th Anniversary dating back to its inception, their on screen and print logo was heavily updated, using a new look for the mountain, and switching the background back to daytime. This logo was first revealed in print on the 3D re-release of Titanic in November 2011. It made its first on-screen appearance on December 16, 2011 in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. The "100 years" text was dropped on December 21, 2012 and the very first movie to use the simple version was Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters which launched January 25, 2013 in the U.S. However this print logo was abandoned from usage sometime in 2012, and replaced with the previous logo.
- For other related logos and images see: Paramount Pictures/Other, Paramount Pictures/Trailer Variants, Paramount Pictures/Closing Variants, and Paramount Pictures/International logos