Background: DeFabbio Pictures (formerly known as Dalmatian Film Industries until 1974) is a film distributor/production company founded in 1956 by TBA. It didn’t used a logo until 1958 however. The company was first made to make english dubs of Indian movies, but started to make their own projects in 1959 with “The Young Philadelphians” made by Warner Bros Pictures on May 30th. They later on made their first color film with “North by Northwest” witch came out on July 28th with it first premiering in Chicago on July 1st. After this, they continued dubing Indian movies to english, but they stopped in January 1961 when the film “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” was released. MORE BACKGROUND INFORMATION TBA!
Dalmatian Film Industries
(1958-January 25, 1961)
Nicknames: “DFI”, “Toho’s American Borther”, “Where are the Dalmatians?”
FX/SFX: The stripes rotating and shining. Very nice practical effects for the time.
Music/Sounds: A stock majestic trumpet fanfare, which was also used for the Goldig Films still variant and the Indonesian PAN Video logo. The music is also later on used in the Merdeka Film Productions logo.
Availability: Seen on earlier films from the company, mostly english dubs of Indian movies, but it’s also seen on the company original projects you see above. The first film to feature this logo is the english dub of Pitchi Pullaiah, witch is called Innocent Pullayya followed by the National Arts logo in english, and the last film to use this logo was “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”.
Editor’s Note: None.
(March 16, 1961-1969)
Nicknames: “Now We Have a Dalmatian”, “Pongo Dalmatian”, “MGM Logo Parody”, “Pongo The Lion”
Logo: Same as the 1957 MGM logo, but the text on the top is replaced with ”Dalmatian Film Industries”, Leo is now replaced with Pongo from “101 Dalmatians”, and the mask at the bottom is replaced with a puppy face from the same film mentioned. Pongo does two roars in the logo, like what Leo does starting in 1960.
FX/SFX: Pongo roaring.
Music/Sounds: A horn fanfare used for the Larry Santiago logos, and a loud roar track that was later on used in the Barnredaktionen Visar logo from Sweden.
Editor’s Note: TBA
(1969-October 1, 1974)
ALL LOGOS ARE TBA!