Universal Unveils 100th Anniversary Logo + Plans to Restore Classics
Hot on the heels of Paramount Pictures' iPad app celebrating their 100th anniversary as a motion picture studio, Universal Pictures is celebrating their century in cinema as well (which doesn't officially hit until April 30th) with a brand new logo you'll see in front of Universal films starting with the premiere of The Lorax in February before it hits theaters everywhere in March. Studio president Ron Meyer says, "It didn't change the logo in a way that audiences wouldn't completely understand, but it brought us up to date." Also, THR says the studio is additionally planning to restore 13 classic films from their extensive history.
Check out the brand new 100th anniversary logo for Universal Pictures here:
The films includes All Quiet on the Western Front, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, Abbot & Costello's Buck Privates, Dracula (1931), Frankenstein, Jaws, Schindler's List, Out of Africa, Bride of Frankenstein, The Sting and To Kill a Mockingbird (which has a 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray coming, too). It's not surprising that more than a couple of Universal's classic monster movies are being restored, and it's spectacular that two of Steven Spielberg's finest career achievements are included among this list of cinema's most iconic classic films as well. All of these restorations will get special edition DVD/Blu-Ray releases throughout the entire year of their centennial celebration, so keep an eye out for your favorite classics to hit shelves again, looking the best they ever have on your TV screen.