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Cinemax Studios

1st Logo (1994-1997)

Nickname: "The Weird Font"

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Logo: On a black background, we see the text "CINEMAX (in a weird font) STUDIOS INC." suddenly appear.

Variant: A prototype version where the logo zooms out and flash, also the company name color yellow and the word "STUDIOS INC." in blue this was seen on Ober Da Bakod 2.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: An electronic noise with a trumpet crescending throughout; the music is played over from the OctoArts Films logo.

Music/Sound Variant: On Ober Da Bakod 2, just the ping sound was heard.

Availability: Rare; seen on the films from the era.

Scare Factor: Low to medium. The weird font and the sudden appearance, especially on a black background, may scare a few. But it's nothing compared to the next logo:

2nd Logo
(1997-1998)

Nickname: "The Teal C and the Red Sphere"

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Logo: Above the rippling water, we see the red sphere quickly dropping down to the top-near right, while the teal letter C quickly emerges from the water, then the background turns white while the sphere casts the shadow and the words "CINEMAX STUDIOS" with the gray rippling texture fade in below the sphere and the C.

FX/SFX: Early CGI animation.

Cheesy Factor: Didn't the ball have to drown when he's right ahead of the water?! And it's obvious that the animation is outdated.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Ayos Lang, Pare Ko has the continuation of the Mega Vision Films logo, along with a loud WHOOOOSH at the middle of it.
  • On Anting Anting, A mellow synth tune along with chimes is heard.
  • On Halik ng Vampira it uses the 2nd half music of OctoArts Films is used.
  • On Kamandag ko ang papatay sa iyo, A doupled pitched music from the continuation of the Mega Vision Films logo, along with a loud WHOOOOSH was heard.

Availability: Extremely rare. It could be seen on other films such as Sanggano and Ayos Lang, Pare Ko.

Scare Factor: None for the opening theme of the movie.

Medium to High for the continuation of the MegaVision Films logo. While the animation is calm, the music can get to many people, and shiver their bones as the whoosh is completely loud.

GMA Films

3rd Logo 
(1998-2000)

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Nickname: "Steel GMA"

Logo: TBA

Variants: 

  • A filmed version exists.
  • On D'Sisters: Nuns of the Above,the logo was freezed-framed after the animation.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: A loud dark whoosh sound with creepy choir.

Music/Sounds Variants: 

  • A version of both music that plays from OctoArts Films exists.
  • Sometimes the logo is silent.

Availability: Uncommon, Can be found on movies like Jose RizalSa Pusod ng Dagat, Muro AmiDeathrow, and more. The version with Octoarts Films music appears on D'Sisters: Nuns of the AboveSinaktan Mo Ang Puso Ko, May Sayad, etc.

Scare Factor: High for original version, Minimal for the OctoArts Films music.

4th Logo 
(2005-2011)

Nicknames: "Film Projector With GMA Kapuso-Shaped Lens", "GMA Kapuso I", "GMA Heart"

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Logo: We zoom out from a 35mm film projector with rolling reels and the GMA Kapuso heart symbol in its lens. Meanwhile, a long rectangle with another rectangle inside of it containing a blue sunburst is seen zooming in. The projector turns to the left, then "GMAFILMS" zooms out letter-by-letter and places in the rectangle under the projector. The name and the symbol flashes.

Variants:

  • On some films from 2008-2011, the logo is slightly enhanced, with the reels of the projector rolling slowly and the name doesn't flash, while the logo slowly zooms in at the end.
  • On some films, like One True Love, the logo fades out early as it's formed.

FX/SFX: Film projector zooming out with rolling reels.

Cheesy Factor: The projector seems cheesy for today.

Music/Sounds: None, or the opening theme of the film. Some films use the logo with the sound of a rolling film projector. In Tween Academy: Class of 2012, we hear woosh sounds and a chime.

Availability: Common. This logo is first seen in Let the Love Begin. It can also be seen on Regal collaborations, such as Mulawin: The Movie, I Will Always Love You, My Best Friend's Girlfriend, and others. It was last seen in Tween Academy: Class of 2012, released on August 24, 2011.

Scare Factor: None to low.

5th Logo 
(November 2011-February 2014)

Nicknames: "Rainbow Film", "GMA Kapuso II", "GMA Rainbow Heart"

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Logo: We see a rainbow colored 35mm film covering the side of the GMA wordmark to the top of it. The camera the turns right to reveal the whole text, while the film forms the Kapuso heart symbol. The film then shrinks, causing the logo to flash very brightly while the heart appears. Another rainbow film with the letters F, I, L, M and S in each frame turns left and stops slowly underneath the completed GMA logo and flashes a few times, before fading out.

Variant: A Filmed version exists.

FX/SFX: TBA

Chessy Factor: TBA

Music/Sounds: Opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Very common. First seen in The Road and last seen in Basement. Strangely, this logo is seen on the trailer for My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore, while the film itself uses the second version of the 7th logo.

Scare Factor: Minimal to medium.

6th Logo 
(July-December 2014)

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Nicknames: "Clouds and a Rainbow", "The Logo Without The Silver Man", "The Logo Without The GMA Man"

Logo: We see a scenery filled with clouds as we zoom out to one big cloud on a blue sky background with a rainbow forming above it, then the name "GMA FILMS" fades in underneath and shines.

FX/SFX: Good CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Common. It can only be seen in Overtime.

Scare Factor: TBA

7th Logo 
(December 25, 2014, December 25, 2015-July 13, 2016)

Nicknames: "GMA Film Camera Projector Without Kapuso Heart", "Glass Camera Projector", "Dystopian Thing"

Logo: On a blue background, we see the inside of the lens then we zoom out, revealing a digital film projector made of glass. Then, the screen flashes when the text "GMA FILMS" suddenly appears, placing itself underneath the projector, with a blue light flare moving under the text, before fading out.

FX/SFX: Great CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A sound of a rolling film projector, or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Very common. The first version of the logo debuted in Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2, while the second version of the logo is seen in My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore and Imagine You & Me.

Scare Factor: Low.

GMA Pictures

8th Logo
(July 24, 2019-present)

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Nicknames: "Shiny GMA Rainbow Heart", "GMA Kapuso III", "GMA Rainbow Heart II", "Dystopian Thing II"

Logo:

  • 1st version: It starts off when the Kapuso heart symbol swivels and places at the upper-right side of the A in "GMA" as it stops swiveling. The GMA wordmark glows. As it forms, eight orange flares appear, forming the word "PICTURES", where the letters rotate to face us. The entire logo shines with three flares appearing on the letters P, C and E in "PICTURES".
  • 2nd version: We start off with golden particles forming the word "PICTURES", while the camera moves to the front view of the forming text. Then, the camera zooms out fast to reveal the GMA logo side by side with the text, while the Kapuso heart swivels and places on the the upper-right side of the GMA wordmark. The finished product also shines, like the first version.

FX/SFX: For the first version, the GMA logo forming and glowing, and the formation of the word "PICTURES". For the second version, the forming of the word "PICTURES" and the GMA logo forming.

Music/Sounds: Opening theme.

Avaliability: Current. First appeared on Family History and will be appeared on future movies, such as Special Memory, serving as a co-production with Viva Films and APT Entertainment.

Scare Factor: Low

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