Background: Revolution Studios was a company founded in 2000 by Joe Roth, a former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox. The majority of its movies were distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Revolution Studios closed its film division doors in October 2007 after its deal with Sony expired. In 2010, the television division was revived. Revolution didn't release any films until a year after their formation.
(March 30, 2001-December 25, 2007, June 2, 2010- )
Nickname: "The Gyroscope"
Logo: On a blue cloudy background, curved metal bars fly by. As it zooms out, it's revealed to be a gyroscope. During the zoom, there are flashes of light. "REVOLUTION" flashes in in front of the gyroscope. As the logo rests in its position, "STUDIOS" flashes in under "REVOLUTION". The letters shine and the globe shimmers.
- After the end credits of Punch-Drunk Love, there is a montage which has shortened versions of this and the New Line Cinema logo.
- There is also a short version based on the last second of the logo.
- A still version can be seen on Hellboy Animated.
FX/SFX: The globe, the flashes of light, the zoom-out. All great effects.
Music/Sounds: As the bars fly by, there are whooshing sounds. It usually doesn't have music or uses the beginning of the movie's theme, all with the whooshes. It did use an orchestrated theme a few times, though. In some movies, there are no whooshes.
Availability: Common. It's seen on films from Revolution Studios such as Click, Darkness Falls, 13 Going on 30, Little Man, and The Benchwarmers. The shortened version appears on the series Are We There Yet? on TBS and local syndication and Anger Management: The Series on FX. The version with the orchestrated fanfare appears on Jet Li's The One and Tomcats.
Scare Factor: Minimal bordering on low for those who can't stand whooshes, but this is a great logo.