Closing Logo Group

Logo descriptions and captures by Eric S. and Livin

Background: Island Pictures was the movie production arm of Island Records active from 1982 to 1998.

1st Logo


2nd Logo


  • Early: In the middle-right center of the black BG, we see a silhouette of two palm trees inside a circle. Under it there is a line with the stacked words "ISLAND" and "PICTURES".
  • Later: Similar to the previous version, but shifted left to the center, and the words "ISLAND" and "PICTURES" on a paradise-like font.
  • Animated: The circle zooms back while it appears to be raining in the circle. The trees is white while the circle zooms back. The circle dissolves and the text fades in as usual.

FX/SFX: Depanding.

Music/Sounds: Raining sounds, none or the opening theme of the film.

Music/Sounds Variant: On The Blue Jay, the roar from the 2001 MGM logo is heard due to sloppy reverse plastering.

Availability: The earlier variant is very rare, it may be intact or plastered on current prints, so check various VHS, DVD releases and TV airings for this one. The later version, however, is uncommon, and can be found on films such as Slam Dance and Nobody's Fool, preceded by an MGM logo on DVD releases or any of the Universal logos on TV airings.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Logo

Logo: On a black background, we see a purple silhouette of a palm tree, changing to white as a red to yellow gradient sun slowly rises behind it. The word "ISLAND" fades in under the palm tree.

Later Variant: From 1997-1998, the byline "Just off the coast of PolyGram" (with the PolyGram logo to the right of the byline, which is in script font) appeared under the logo.

FX/SFX: The sun rising, the letters fading.

Music/Sounds: Either sounds of the ocean or the opening theme of the film. Sometimes it is silent.

Availability: Rare. Seen on How to Be a Player (although Bounce TV's print has it plastered with the 2002 E.T. variant of the Universal logo), The Gingerbread Man, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in Da Hood, and Eddie. Some releases of these films would keep this logo, or have them plastered by ether the MGM, PolyGram, or Universal logos, so check thoroughly for this one too.

Scare Factor: None.