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Logo description by LongLiveRock, Hoa, bigladiesman and PAV123
Logo capture by Eric S. and Supermarty-o
Video capture courtesy of Beacoro


Background: Created in 1967 as part of The Beatles' Apple Corps, this company only released a few films. Apple Corps still exists, primarily to oversee control and licensing of Beatles-related assets and the Apple Records back catalog.


1st Logo

(December 26, 1967-April 1974)

Apple Films


Nicknames: "Special Apple", "Hand-Drawn Apple", "The Fab Four Logo", "The Yoko Ono Logo" "Red Apple" "Apple of Doom"

Logo: On a moving space background (which even shows a nebula), a hand drawn-looking red apple (unlike the Apple Corps Ltd. logo, which is green) moves in from the right while rotating and places itself on the left of the screen. It stays there while rotating for about five seconds until it starts peeling. The part being peeled forms a spiral which ends forming the words "films" in a handwritten font (it also has a filmstrip pattern applied to it). The peeled part of the apple shows the words "AN APPLE". Overall, we get the phrase "AN APPLE film". 

Variant: A still version also exists, which shows the space background briefly moving. Only the beeps (and two brief horn notes) are heard here.

FX/SFX: All the 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: We start with some electronic computer/space-like sounds, then when the apple starts moving in, a rocking, state-of-the-art electric guitar & percussion-driven tune is heard. When the apple is peeling itself, we hear a "WHOOSH"-like sound fading in until it completely muffles the guitar tune, and gets louder over the finished logo. Finally we hear the electronic sounds again and a cuckoo clock sound.

Availability: Can be seen on the DVD releases of Born to Boogie and The Concert for Bangladesh, as well as Son of Dracula.

Editor's Note: Even if this logo is poorly-animated, this logo became familiar to North American in the 2000s when the sounds were heard in 2007 on the logos 40th anniversary.

2nd Logo

(1994-2012)

Apple 1994

Nicknames: "Green Apple", "The Silent Company Textless Dark Logo", "Special Apple II", "Dark Room For An Apple" "Tame Apple"

Logo: On a black background, the Apple Corps green apple fades in and it slowly zooms in. After a few seconds, the apple fades out while zooming.

Variant: On some films such as both re-issues of Yellow Submarine, either the text "Apple Films Ltd." or "An Apple Corps. Ltd. Film" appears below the apple.

FX/SFX: The zooming.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availablity: Rare, seen on Magical Mystery Tour and possibly other films from the era. Also exists at the end of the 1999 and 2012 re-issues of Yellow Submarines.

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