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With DreamWorks's latest smash hit [Home](movie:419069), the studio is back in business as a major movie success story. It's a fortunate turn of events for all of us fans of animation as DreamWorks has consistently brought amazing and fantastical stories to the screen, and we certainly haven't had enough of them.

Along with incredible films like [How to Train Your Dragon 2](movie:44736), DreamWorks has typically given a little extra love to their opening credits sequence. In some of their most distinctive movies, animators include an equally distinctive variation of their iconic logo. Now, Ethan Jones has compiled all of the different logos into one palatable video that every DreamWorks fan needs to see. Check it out below!

Let's take a look at some of the insights Jones taught us about in his comprehensive video.

It started with the one we can all recognize

The first movie produced by DreamWorks wasn't even an animated film! It was an action flick called The Peacemaker and starred George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. However, it did introduce us to the fishing boy that has become unmistakable these days.

First variation came with Shrek

Potentially recognizing that Shrek was going to be an incomparable powerhouse for the studio, DreamWorks opted to make their first special logo in 2001.

And it didn't stop there

The "boy in the moon" feature offered a endless potential for individual designs that suit the style of the movie, like this Dr. Seuss-inspired logo for The Cat in the Hat.

When DreamWorks Animation became its own department, a new logo was introduced

Appropriately, it made its first appearance in Shrek 2. It also featured the fisher boy floating up to the crescent moon with a bunch of balloons.

How to Train Your Dragon saw the fisher boy stop using balloons

Instead he apparently just lives on the dark side of the moon—no need to travel!

And this one just happens to be my favorite

Isn't it beautiful?

We'll have to wait and see what the next opening sequences look like for Kung Fu Panda 3, Trolls, and Captain Underpants. If the past artwork is any indicator, we're in for a treat.


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