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1st Logo (1996)

Logo: On a black backround, we see a small MTV logo on the left and the word "PRODUCTIONS" is on the right.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the trailer.

Availability: Very rare. Was only seen on the teaser trailer for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'.

Scare Factor: None.


2nd Logo (July 26, 1996)

Nicknames: The MTV Logo, "The Static-Filled MTV"

Logo: On a black background, we see the MTV logo (with "MUSIC TELEVISION" intact underneath). In the M is some animated static. When the static disappears, the M in the logo turns into white.

FX/SFX: The animated static.

Music/Sounds: The cockroaches singing the "Charge" fanfare and shouting "JOE!"

Availability: Only seen at the end of Joe's Apartment'.

Scare Factor: Low.


3rd Logo (December 20, 1996-August 27, 2004)

Nicknames: "The Astronaut", "The MTV Astronaut"

Logo: We see an astronaut floating around in space from right to left. The space appears again much closer this time so we only see his helmet. There is a reflection in the helmet. We zoom into the reflection and out again to reveal the MTV logo (With "MUSIC TELEVISION" intact under it) with the word "PRODUCTIONS" below it.

Variant: Starting in 2002, the word, "PRODUCTIONS" is replaced by "FILMS" in spaced-out letters.

FX/SFX: The astronaut floating in space. The zooming in and out of the MTV logo.

Music/Sounds: None or the movie's opening theme.

Availability: The "PRODUCTIONS" version was first seen on Beavis and Butt-Head Do America and last appeared on Orange County. The "FILMS" version was first seen on Crossroads (the 2002 film) and last appeared on Napoleon Dynamite.

Scare Factor: Low.


4th Logo (January 14, 2005-October 23, 2009) Nicknames: "The Astronaut II", "The MTV Astronaut II", "The Astronaut Theatre"

Logo: We see the overhead view of the Earth, which turns out to be a reflection of an astronaut. The astronaut is one of many sitting in a movie theatre. Popcorn flies in zero-gravity. We then zoom out of the MTV logo (With "MUSIC TELEVISION" intact underneath) and reveal the rest of the logo.

FX/SFX: The reflection and the zooming back. Paired together with nice CGI.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Music/Sounds Variant: In Jacka** Number Two, we can hear the astronauts laughing and chuckling as the logo goes.

Availability: No longer current, but still very common. Can be seen on movies starting with Coach Carter and ending with Dance Flick.

Scare Factor: Low.


5th Logo (December 26, 2007)

Nickname: "The MTV Logo II"

Logo: On a white background, we see the MTV logo (with "MUSIC TELEVISION" intact underneath).

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on Jacka** 2.5.

Scare Factor: None.


6th Logo(October 15, 2010-June 15, 2014)   Nicknames: "The Astronaut III", "The MTV Astronaut III", "The MTV Flag"

Logo: We see an astronaut standing on the moon surface, near the flag with MTV logo. The shot with astronaut repeats three times from various directions, but finally it zooms into the flag, which constantly changes its surface and colors. 

Trivia: This was based on the very first MTV bumper, only with much cleaner graphics.

FX/SFX: Changing colors on the flag.

Music/Sounds: A slightly rearranged version of the track from the bumper in which it came from.

Availability: The logo first appeared on Jacka** 3D' and is seen on movies by MTV Films up to Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5.

Scare Factor: None to medium; the flashing colors may cause headaches.


7th Logo (July 31, 2013, January 30, 2015- )

Logo: We see several flashing shots of multicultural and multicolored eyes. When we get to the last eye, we zoom in onto the iris and several flashing lights are seen before the MTV logo slides up on a box with the word "Films" in it. Inside the finished product is a live-action shot of a cheering audience, possibly taken from an EDM concert.

FX/SFXThe flashing eyes and lights.

Cheesy Factor: This logo seems to be trying way too hard. Plus, it can probably induce seizure.

Music/SoundsThe opening theme of the movie.

Availability: First seen on the trailer for Jacka** Presents: Bad Grandpa. The fully animated version debuted on Project Almanac.

Scare FactorMedium. The weird imagery can get to some and induce seizures.

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