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Logo descriptions by Shadeed A. Kelly and PAV123 Logo captures by V of Doom, Bob Fish, Shadeed A. Kelly and Eric S.


Background: NBC Films (also known as "NBC Enterprises, Inc." (who would later reform in late-1970s)) was the production/distribution arm of the NBC Television Network for NBC off-network programs originally formed in 1952. In 1973, NBC later spun-off NBC Films and later sold it including the library to National Telefilm Associates because it was against the FCC regulations for a television network to distribute its programs under its own name. As of now, most of the library is currently handled by CBS Corporation, thru CBS Television Distribution and Spelling Television Inc., except several episodes of You Bet Your Life by Buddy Hackett and non-public domain episodes by Groucho Marx is retained by NBCUniversal. Many others has fallen in the public domain.


1st Logo (1953-1954)

Nickname: "Wiping Negatives"

TBA!


2nd logo (1954-1961)

Nickname: "NBC Negatives"

Logo: On a background filled with NBC negatives, a 3-D text "AN NBC FILM PROGRAM" zooms-in while the NBC negatives light up from one section to another. the word "AN' is small on top, "NBC" appears in giant 3-D letters and "FILMNBC Films (1954) PROGRAM" appears in a 3-D code-out bar that appears to be chiseled.

FX/SFX: The zoom-in.

Music/Sounds: The end-title theme from any show.

Availability: Extinct. One of the series that had this logo was Inner Sanctum.

Scare Factor: Based on how you feel on the end-title theme from any show, it can range from low to nightmare.


3rd Logo (1961-1966)

Nicknames: "Spinning Filmreel", "NBC Snake in a Filmreel" NBC Films (1961) Logo: We see a spinning filmreel and in the middle has the NBC snake forming as the same way from the NBC cameraman logo in white. Inside the letter "C" has the word "FILMS" and below it has the copyright stamp.

FX/SFX: The filmreel spinning, the NBC snake logo forming.

Music/Sounds: The end title theme from any show.

Availability: Ultra rare. Seen on You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx on DVD.

Scare Factor: Low.


4th Logo (September 1963-1966)

NBC Films-Astro Boy: 1963NBC Films (1966, Kimba the White Lion)

Nickname: "NBC Snake"

Logo: An in-credit logo that features "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" and below it has the NBC snake logo and the text "ENTERPRISES" next to it.

Variant: On Kimba the White Lion, it's the in-credit text: "An NBC Enterprises Presentation".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The end title theme from any show.

Availability: Rare. It's seen on Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion among other programs that has this.

Scare Factor: None.

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