Cinema International Corporation logo

Nickname: The CIC Chain

Logo: Against a blue background, we see the letters "CIC" (in a slightly lighter shade of blue) being drawn in simultaneously, with the first "C" drawn in counterclockwise, and the "I" from the middle. The letters take up almost the entire screen. Then, the letters zoom in towards the bottom, away from the screen, and a large chain link in an "S" pattern drawn in, with the outer links coloured the same as "CIC" and the middle link coloured in a very pale blue colour. As the chain slowly zooms out, the text "Cinema International Corporation" (in white) zooms out from below.

Variant: Depending on film quality, the background can vary from light blue, to faded green, all the way to dark blue/black.

FX/SFX: The drawing in on of the letters and the chain.

Music/Sounds: A brass/string tune ending in a dramatic three-note fanfare, composed by Jerry Goldsmith. Sometimes it is silent, or has the opening theme of the film play over it.

Availability: Very rare. It was seen on theatrical prints of Paramount, Universal, and MGM films outside of North America. Was seen on Australian prints of various 20th Century Fox films released in Australia under "CIC-Fox". This was also seen on Italian and Australian theatrical prints of Disney/Buena Vista productions from 1974-1981, with examples being reissues of Peter Pan and Bambi. It might have been seen on the original UK release of Watership Down, but most prints have no logo.

Editor's Note: The animation is a little rough, but it more than makes up for it with its magnificent fanfare.

1981-1982 Edit

Logo: On a black background, we see a closeup of the same chain link as before, only now it's in live-action and has a silver sheen. The background changes to blue as the chain link zooms out until it reaches a comfortable distance. Finally, the text "Cinema International Corporation" pops in below the chain link.

FX/SFX: The zooming, the background changing, the text. All in live-action.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare, as this came out near the end of CIC's existence. It was seen on an Italian print of The Fox and the Hound, and a foreign copy of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Editor's Note: None.

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