Closing Logo Group

Background: Management Company Entertainment Group, often known as MCEG, was a film studio founded by Jonathan D. Krane.

1st Logo (November 18, 1988-October 9, 1992)[]

Management Company Entertainment Group (1990)

Logo: On a space background, three white flashing spheres fly in "drawing" three lines that form a triangle. Then bold, bronze letters "M", "C", "E" and "G" fly in and settle on the triangle which becomes bronze. After that, the space background becomes an earth background and the company name "MANAGEMENT COMPANY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP" fades in below the logo.

FX/SFX: The space background, the spheres, the M.C.E.G. letters, the triangle, the company name fading in.

Music/Sounds: A calm synth theme, followed by four twinkles and an orchestral theme with drums. There are three whooshes when the triangle was being "drawn".

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On non-domestic releases, the logo plays high-pitched and before the animation in a hasty attempt to sync with the end.
  • On The Chocolate War, the tune is a completely synthesized and different rendition of the logo.
  • The VUDU print of the 1992 movie Breaking the Rules (filmed in 1989 as Sketches, but not released until 1992) has a low-toned version of the Miramax Films music playing over this logo. This is most likely due to a reverse plastering error.

Availability: Rare. It was seen on films such as Boris and Natasha: The Movie, Convicts, and Limit Up. As MGM owns this company's output by the way of Orion Pictures, some of these have fallen to plastering with MGM or Orion's logos, or is removed entirely. Most recently seen on VUDU's prints of Breaking the Rules, Without You I'm Nothing, Chains of Gold and Catch Me If You Can (1989).

2nd Logo (May 5, 1989)[]

Management Company Entertainment Group (1989)

Logo: On a black background, we see the same M.C.E.G triangle logo from the previous logo complete with registered mark(®), but the text is a bit smaller. A light passes through the letters, and then the light shines.

FX/SFX: The shining.

Music/Sounds: The music variation from the previous logo used in The Chocolate War. It starts a bit later when the logo fades in

Availability: So far, only and most recently discovered on Getting it Right.