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.The Criminal Code and Ten Cents a Dance (1931): The torch lady is shown, but text is absent. The practice of showing the Columbia logo sans company name predates the variations seen on CowboyUnder the Yum Yum TreeGood Neighbor Sam, and Flight of the Doves.

Gun Fury (1953): It is tinted in greenish-brown, and the Torch Lady's pedestal doesn't extend to the bottom of the screen, making it look like she's floating!

Columbia Pictures - Gun Fury (1953)


Cowboy (1958, Opening): it is similar to The Criminal Code and Ten Cents a Dance variants, but with a different logo.

Columbia Pictures - Cowboy (1958)


The Mouse That Roared (1959):

  • At the beginning, the logo is realistic. After a while, The Torch Lady looks down and sees a mouse at her feet on the pedestal, which cuts to her feet. After that, the lady leaves her pedestal, leaving her torch behind spinning, which cuts to the mouse.agian.
  • At the end, the Torch Lady enters from the left and grabs the torch to get back the position from the beginning.
Columbia Pictures - The Mouse That Roared (1959)


The Three Stooges Meets Hercules (1962): On the black background, the 1936 Torch Lady is on the left side, and the text "COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS" is on the right side. The text fades to a statue of Norman Maurer, the son-in-law of Moe Howard of The Three Stooges holding a stick of dynamite with the Sparks flowing. The Torch Lady fades to the text "A NORMANDY PRODUCTION". The dynamite later explodes, leaving the lower legs and the pedestal on the statue. The text "FILMED IN GLORIOUS BLACK AND WHITE" fades in above. 


Zotz! (1962):

  • At the beginning, the logo is realistic with William Castle sitting on a director's chair in the bottom-right corner of the screen. William gets out of his chair and says "Zotz!" The Torch Lady replies by asking "Zotz? What's Zotz?" After that, we fade to the opening credits of the movie.
  • At the end of the movie, the black & white version of the 1950s logo is shown, but the Torch Lady says "Zotz all!"
Columbia Pictures - Zotz


Lawrence of Arabia (1962): It is still, and the clouds aren't as billowy. This was created especially for the film because there was no 70mm version of the logo in existence, and this variation was, at one point, plastered with the standard version for years until the film was restored in 1989. 

Columbia Pictures (1962)



Bye Bye Birdie (1963): The Columbia Torch Lady's flame leaps from the torch to form the title of the film.


Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963): The Torch Lady is on an orange background. Like the Cowboy variant, the company name does not appear over the logo, but does appear on a title card that fades in a few seconds later as part of the main titles. 

Strait-Jacket (1964, Closing): The Torch Lady's head has been chopped off and is sitting at her feet.

Good Neighbor Sam (1964)

Similar to the Under the Yum Yum Tree variant, except the Torch Lady is on a light blue background. Incidentally, both films starred Jack Lemmon and used the same director, so this was no coincidence.

Cat Ballou (1965)

The Columbia Torch Lady transforms into an animated version of Jane Fonda as a cowgirl who is holding two guns and firing them.

The Trouble with Angels (1966)

A halo appears above the "A" in COLUMBIA, and wings sprout behind it. This reveals to be an traditionally animated angel hiding behind it, who flies around the Torch Lady and blows out the torch.


The Man Called Flintstone (1966): It is in a prehistoric style (Like in the ABC TV show) with Wilma Flintstone as the Torch Lady.

Torture Garden (1967)

The 1953 logo has the company name appearing darker than usual, and "PICTURES CORPORATION PRESENTS" fades in below in yellow.

Head (1968)

After the end of the credits, we see a psychedelic, almost Art Nouveau looking Torch Lady; slowly the film disintegrates.

Oliver! (1968)

The logo is in sepia tone, and after the giant "COLUMBIA" text fades in, the words "PICTURES CORPORATION PRESENTS" fade in below.

The Looking Glass War (1969) and There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)​: It has the words "PICTURES" and "PRESENTS" appear below the "COLUMBIA" name and on either side of the Torch Lady. The font for those words varies on both films.

Flight of the Doves (1971): Almost the same as the Cowboy variant, but the clouds appear to be more blue.

The Last Picture Show (1971): It is grayscaled.


Thank God It's Friday (1978): The opening song starts playing before the logo fades in. The first half is redone. The Torch Lady then turns animated and gets into a few seconds of dancing. Then she resumes in torch pose, it cuts to the second half of the normal logo.

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988):

  • Instead of fading to black, it fades into the white background with a illustration of Pippi Longstocking's eyes & hair.
  • When viewed in fullscreen, it is seen at a much farther distance than any other 4:3 version. Here, the pedestal is cut off at the very bottom of the frame made more apparent.

Little Nikita (1988): At the ending, it fades into the blue sky.

City Slickers (1991, Hub airings): It is still, unlike the Lawrence of Arabia variant.

A League of Their Own (1992, 1943 Newsreel): At the end of that within the beginning, it has the words "COLUMBIA MOVIESCOPE NEWS" with the 80s Columbia print logo on top of the marquee styling between the words.

Last Action Hero (1993):

  • During the movie, the 1989 version of the 1981 logo is integrated into Jack Slater IV. It is briefly shown, then disintegrates like an old film would do, into the opening titles.
  • At the end, the closing logo is tinted in orange, like the following closing credits scroll.

The Age of Innocence (1993): It fades in at the zooming out portion. When the music is almost over, the color fades to sepia and, as "COLUMBIA" fades out, turns into a still picture.

Wolf (1994): It is already formed with the clouds tinted navy blue. Then, the front fog moves from left to right, transitioning to the opening shot.

The Cable Guy (1996): The opening theme starts over it. After the byline fades in, the television static effect occurred surging into the opening.

Men in Black (1997): The opening theme starts over it. After the byline fades in, It fades into a starry sky. 

Go (1999): The ending is abruptly interrupted by jarring clips from a opening rave scene that fades into it.

Charlie's Angels (2000)

The logo pans to the right, as the movie starts off in the sky on a plane. 

What Planet Are You From? (2000): The Torch Lady's face is replaced with that of star Annette Bening, in a nod to the oft-noted resemblance between Bening & Jenny Joseph, the Torch Lady. It fades into the night sky. 

Ali (2001): It plays in reverse, while the opening audio fading in over it.

Men in Black II (2002): The opening stinger is heard over it. The neuralyzer is hidden behind the torch. After the byline fades in, it darkens a bit. The teal flash of the neuralyzer glows and dims to have it darkened completely.

Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

The Torch Lady is replaced with Eleanore Duvall, who later melts into the Torch Lady. 

Trapped (2002): It is in a shade of cerulean. 

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003): After the logo is done, it goes back to the start point where the movie begins.

Big Fish (2003): It was very similiar to Ali variant, but the torch lady's light flashes to white (ala the 1976 "Sunburst" logo) to start the feature.

The Adventures of SharkBoy and LavaGirl (2005): It animates faster than usual. At the ending, it cuts to the Troublemaker Studios logo.

Yours, Mine & Ours (2005): It plays as usual, but it cuts out at the ending.

Open Season (2006), Surf's Up (2007), Arthur Christmas (2011) and The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012): Instead of fading out, the torch lady's light glows to fill the screen and fades into the Sony Pictures Animation logo.

Casino Royale (2006): In order to accommodate the prologue, it and the preceding MGM logo is grayscaled.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009): "Columbia" is slightly smaller. When the music is nearly over, a banana flies down from the top-right and hits the Torch Lady sending her & the light spinning away to the right. The clouds transition from this to the SPA logo.

The Smurfs (2011): The music is slightly abridged and ends earlier as the opening stinger starts playing (Which carries into the following SPA and The K Entertainment Company logos). At the same time, it is the same as Open Season and Surf's Up variants.

Hotel Transylvania (2012) and Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015): A female vampire is disguised as the usual Torch Lady. When the music is nearly finished, she transforms into the bat, causing the light to die down. The bat flies to the right of the background, makes the circle loop and flies to the bottom-left corner of the logo. Grabbing the corner, she flies forward towards us and, like a page in the book, transitions into the white background making room for the SPA logo.

The Smurfs 2 (2013):​ The Torch Lady's dress is white to represent the Smurf's clothing and her robe is light blue to represent their skin color. After the byline fades in, a Smurf hat flies in a far distance behind the Torch Lady and it flies past the "BIA" in "COLUMBIA" and toward in front of the logo  transitioning into the white background for the following SPA logo.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013): When the music is about to finish, the byline fades out. Just like the first movie, the banana hits the Torch Lady. The banana then transforms into a Banaostrich (One of the Foodimals seen in the following movie). Berry the Strawberry (Another Foodimal) who is carrying the smallest torch with low light walks in from the bottom-left corner, and he jumps into the banana which makes a dolphin sound. The banana then gives Barry a blast to give his torch more light, as the latter exclaims "A-ha!" The banana immediately jumps out from the pedestral and runs as Barry's torch light fills the screen with white making room for the following SPA logo.

American Hustle (2013): The 1976 logo is used with the "a Sony Company" byline in the same style as "Columbia Pictures". The opening stinger starts from this variant and it continues into the following Atlas Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures logo variants.

The Interview (2014):

  • At the beginning, the 1953 logo is used with the 1928 logo theme.
  • At the end, the print logo is bylineless with the closing stinger is heard with vocal "Ohhhhhhh. Noooo no-no-nooooo." leading into the memorial screen of Baily, the dog seen in the following movie.

The Night Before (2015): The Sony logo transitions to the 1981 logo, but it is shortened beginning with the burst. The byline fades in after "Columbia Pictures" fades in.

Miracles from Haven (2016): When the opening theme starts, it fades to the Torch Lady's bright light, and then fades to the rest of the zooming. It fades out earlier after the byline fades in.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017):

  • A cardboard version of the Torch Lady is in the pedestal. When the music is about to finish, it falls down, dimming out the torch's light, revealing Smurfette and an orange mushroom with white spots standing next to her at the left on the pedestal. She looks left & right, then, she notices the mushroom. She picks it up and poses. Then, like the Open SeasonSurf's UpArthur Christmas and The Pirates! Band of Misfits variants, the white light glows and fills the whole screen, segueing into the Sony Pictures Animation logo.
  • At the end (Starting from this movie onwards), the first closing logo is used but with the 2013 Sony byline against a blue-black gradient background.

Puppy! (2017 short):

  • At the beginning, it is very similar to The Holiday variant, but with the 2014 logo instead. The opening theme starts halfway through the variant, that continues to the SPA logo variation.
  • At the end, it is the same closing logo on the black background. It fades in & out, while the closing credits music ends over it.

The Emoji Movie (2017):

  • At the beginning, it animates as normal, but the byline fades in a little earlier than usual. After a couple seconds, Alex's iPhone rises up to take a close-up image of the Torch Lady with the "U" & "M' of "C O L U M B I A" on the camera. Alex then swipes up the emoji stickerboard and selects the sunglasses emoji sticker to cover the Lady's face. Alex then sent the picture into his messenger which then, at the same time, puts away as the Torch's light brightens up differently (Unlike in the OSSU, TS, AC, and TP!BoM variants) to the SPA logo.
  • At the end, it is the same closing logo but it is on the dark green background.

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