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1930-1931

Warner Bros. started making classic cartoons in 1930 but did not use a logo until the following year; instead, an in-credit notice that says "WARNER BROS. PICTURES & THE VITAPHONE CORPORATION PRESENT" is used for the animation studio's 1930 cartoons. 

1931–1936

1931-1933

Starting in 1931, the Warner Bros.' animation studio introduced its first logo, which would be used on Looney Tunes cartoons until January 1936 even though Merrie Melodies cartoons continued to use it until the following month.

1933-1934

In 1933, the logo itself remained the same but the WB shield was modified and given a different design.

1934-February 1936

In 1934, the banner is now in two rows and has been modified to say "Warner Bros. Productions Corportation". This is the last version of the logo. The last cartoon to use this logo was The Cat Came Back.

February 1936–April 1939

Starting with this logo, the famous WB Shield now zooms into view on either the famous "rings" on Merrie Melodies cartoons or a hole in the wall on Looney Tunes cartoons. The banner has been modified to read a single word: "Vitaphone" in a modified version of its signature font. The Warner Bros./Vitaphone Flag was retired and the word "Present" is changed to "Presents". The first cartoon to have the WB shield zoom in and use the Vitaphone moniker was The Phantom Ship. The Vitaphone moniker was used until it was changed to say "Warner Bros." in 1939. The last cartoon to use the Vitaphone name was Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur.

April 1939-June 1940

In April 1939, "Vitaphone" was changed to feature "Warner Bros." (which is in a serif font) and "presents" was replaced by "present". The first cartoon to use the Warner Bros. moniker was Porky and Teabiscuit. The green-yellow rings from the previous logo was used in April 1939 and its was retired in August 1939. The last cartoon to use the green-yellow rings was Hare-Um Scare-Um. The normal version with the red white and blue rings debuted on Detouring America.

On cartoons in 1940, the copyright's year says MCMXXXX instead of MCMXL for some reason.

July 1940- October 1944

In July 1940, the shield was modified somewhat. Cartoons released in 1940 with this logo have their copyright year changed to the proper MCMXL. This is also the last logo in the Leon Schlesinger era.

Also, "Blue Ribbon" re-issues start late 1943 (See below).

November 1944–1948

In 1944, the words "Pictures" and "Inc." were added to the "Warner Bros." moniker and the shield was updated again. 

1947–1954

In 1947, the shield was updated yet again.

1953–1964

In 1953, the logo was made smaller somewhat, the Bugs Bunny design was updated and the shield reverted back to its 1944 design. It was the last logo to use the famous rings background before DePatie-Freleng assumed production of the shorts in 1964. Starting with Hopalong Casuality, the Vitaphone/Vitagraph Legend was added to the "That's all Folks" endings and the Vitaphone copyright was changed to say "Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.".

1962–1969

1962, 1963, 1964-1967

Warner Bros. Cartoons logo 1964

In late 1962, the abstract WB logo was introduced in a Chuck Jones cartoon titled Now Hear This, which got released the following year. When Warner Bros shut down the Original Termite Terrace studio in 1963, DePatie-Freleng assumed production of the shorts until 1967.

1967–1969

Warner Bros. Seven Arts

In 1967, to coincide with the merger of Warner Bros. with Seven Arts, this logo appears at the beginning and end of all cartoon shorts produced until Warner Bros. Animation shut down for good in 1969. In 1969, the copyright notice was removed from the openings. The last cartoon to use this logo was Injun Trouble.

Openings

Closings

Note: Starting from Hippydrome Tiger, the Vitaphone/Vitagraph legend is switched. Looney Tunes cartoons are now branded as "A VITAPHONE RELEASE", while Merrie Melodies cartoons get the Vitagraph equivalent.

Sep.1979-Nov.1980

This logo was introduced in The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie and was used in made-for-TV cartoons in 1980.

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1987-1988

This logo was only seen on The Duxorcist and The Night of the Living Duck.

1994-2000

This logo was seen on cartoons made from 1994 until 2000. Also, the shield is colored like Warner Bros. Pictures' movie logo (Except Carrotblanca and Little Go Beep).

1994-1997

2000

1995-2001

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This logo resembles the 1995-2001 Warner Bros. Television Animation logo.

2003-2004

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Blue Ribbon Reissues (1943–1969)

This list contains all reissues from 1943 to 1969, and is currently under construction.

See also