1st Logo (1999)
Logo: On a black background we see a blue box with a white outline with "FRANCHISE" at the top. A building is seen in the box, and "PICTURES" is seen on the lower part of it.
Availability: Extremely rare. Was seen on earlier pictures such as The Confession.
Scare Factor: None.
Nickname: "The Franchise Building"
Logo: We start out by panning out through a street with many buildings, then we pan out to a skyscraper with "FRANCHISE" above it, and "PICTURES" on the base. The background soon changes to a teal background.
- On Heist, the logo is black and white and we only see the camera panning up to the skyscraper.
- The short version of the logo can usually be seen in films made by Franchise Pictures. In the short version, first 4 seconds are cut off and we only see the second half of the logo.
- On Green Dragon, the "CLASSICS" word flows from the right (aka Universal) and places on the skyscraper.
- There was a print version (not unlike the previous logo), shown on the GBA game A Sound of Thunder.
FX/SFX: The panning.
Music/Sounds: An orchestral theme. A silent version appears on films in which the Morgan Creek Productions logo follows.
Availability: Seen on several films from 2000-05 including 3000 Miles to Graceland, The Whole Nine Yards (and its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards), The Art of War, The In-Laws, The Foreigner, and the infamous pictures FeardotCom, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, and Batlefield Earth.
Scare Factor: Low.
Final Note: Franchise Pictures LLC and its subsidiaries filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions on August 11, 2005.