13. MGM Studios – The Lion
MGM Studios takes great pride in what is arguably the most well-known movie studio logo ever created. The famous lion shot has had a storied history since its first unveiling in 1916. The concept stemmed from the roar genius of studio publicist Howard Dietz, who took inspiration from Columbia University’s lion emblem. Over the last 100 years seven different lions have modeled for the design, with Leo being the most recent beast to grace MGM’s illustrious banner.
12. DreamWorks – The Fishing Boy
The initial concept for Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen and Steven Spielberg’s studio logo was to be of a man fishing on the moon. This all changed when artist Robert Hunt got the gig. He had the idea to change the fishing figure to that of a boy, which he submitted as an alternative design. The execs were hooked on the second concept, making it the official banner for DreamWorks. Oh, and the boy? Conveniently he was based on Hunt’s son, William.