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Cannon 01

Nicknames: The Cannon Hexagon, CGI Hexagon

Logo: Just like the 1975 and 1984 logos, the "C" and arrow, which now look more metallic, appear and meet in the center of the screen. "CANNON", in a bronzish color, fades in below, and the hexagon shines. Then, the segments of the hexagon fly toward the screen one by one.

Variants:

  1. There exists a short version where the logo fades out instead of the hexagon pieces zooming in. This version was mainly seen on trailers, though it was seen at the front some films, such as of Robotech: The Movie and Kickboxer.
  2. There is a version with a voice-over saying "The Cannon Group presents a Golan-Globus production.". The voice is Don LaFontaine, who had provided the voiceover for many film trailers in the United States from the 1970s until his death in 2008.
  3. One version had the "flying segment" animation playing in reverse, and the text "THE CANNON GROUP presents" (or "presenteert" in original Dutch), in light blue, would appear below. This appeared at the beginning of the Dutch film The Assault.
  4. There is a version with a silver hexagon that was seen on Invaders from Mars (1986 version).
  5. On films released in France, after the usual animation, the words "CANNON France présente", with "France" in script, zoom in upside down, then flip over. "Cannon" is in blue, "France" is in red, and "présente" is in white. The music cuts in a couple of seconds later in this variant.
  6. In cinemas owned by Cannon, some longer films would be split up into two parts. The logo would play before the interval (or intermission) with "INTERVAL" written below instead. Then, after the interval, the logo would play again, with "CANNON CINEMAS PRESENT" below.
  7. •On the original home media trailer for The Barbarians, there is a byline under the logo that says "Distributed by Media Home Entertainment Inc., a Heron Communications Inc. Company".

FX/SFX: The CGI used in the logo that involves the hexagon segments flying away.

Music/Sounds: A dramatic synth tune with a flourish produced by a string instrument of some sort. There are two different arrangements, an early version with a surround sound emphasis and a later monaural synth rendition. Sometimes, it is silent or is accompanied by the films opening theme.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  1. The 1st jingle is adjusted for the short version, fading out before the last flourish.
  2. On some foreign dubs of The Adventures of Hercules, the logo is said to be heard with the 1995 MGM lion roar due to a possible plastering error. This occurrence is not 100% confirmed.

Availability: Can be seen on several Cannon films from the time. It debuted on The Naked Face.

Editor's Note: None.

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