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Background: Rainforest Films was a company formed in 1994 that primarily produced films for an African-American audience. It was formed after the obscure 1994 film Chocolate City became a minor hit at Blockbuster. In June 2014, the company announced its plans to close, and was hit with a lawsuit from Bernard Bronner, who claimed that the company mistreated him when he owned part of it. Despite dismissing the lawsuit as "frivolous," the studio shuttered anyway. The company did not use a logo until Trois.

1st Logo (March 10, 2000-December 28, 2004)[]

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Logo: On a black background, we see a dark blue raindrop, glowing in green, that has several overlapped green trees on it with a little relief effect. "RAINFOREST FILMS" is written in a white Copperplate Gothic Bold font.

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Variant: On Trois, the raindrop is placed in a circle on a white background, with some waterdrops behind it and the text "Rainforest" (above) and "Films" (below) in a stylized font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Trois, Trois 2: Pandora's Box, Trois: The Escort, and Motives.

Editor's Note: The trees look rather cheap and do not blend in well with the blue waterdrop. The Trois variant is a slight improvement, but not by much. However, it's professional compared to the next logo.

2nd Logo (October 7, 2005)[]

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Logo: We see the same raindrop design like in the previous logo, but the colors are milder. The logo also takes more of the screen. The name, written in orange 3D capitals in Trajan Pro, is posed over the lower part of the raindrop. A small light shines under the name, making a gradient color effect.

Variant: At the end of The Gospel, the logo is still and black and white.

FX/SFX: The name shining.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen only on The Gospel.

Editor's Note: The logo design is a major step down from the previous logo. While the colors look better here, the overall design actually looks cheaper. Also, the company name looks like it was done with WordArt.

3rd Logo (January 12, 2007-February 14, 2014)[]

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Logo: We zoom out through a green rainforest, but suddenly release out from a drop of water. There are three pines inside it. The drop zooms to the center of the screen, where “RAINFOREST FILMS” in Trajan Pro is already seen.

FX/SFX: The zooming of the rainforest. Much better than the last logo.

Variant: On About Last Night, the text says "A RAINFOREST FILMS & OLIVE BRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION", when the logo finishes, the text disappears, it zooms out to the opening scene, and the teardrop transforms into a light.

Music/Sounds: None of the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen on films such as Stomp the Yard, Think Like a Man, About Last Night (the last film to use this logo), and This Christmas, among others. This logo does not appear on Ride Along.

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