Universal-International Television was a short-lived division of
Universal Pictures, prior to the merger with MCA. This is one of the rarest and most confusing logos ever made. Even the most experienced logo fans haven't a clue about where this logo appeared or whether or not the television show it appeared on is still rerun. One guess is that it aired on older television reruns of Universal cartoon shorts. Though that may be unlikely, it fits most of the clues described in CLG Wiki that we are able to extract.
Dennis McDougal's book "The Last Mogul," a biography of MCA's Lew Wasserman, mentions Universal-International's involvement in what are described as several "unmemorable documentary series," ANIMAL FUN AND MISCHIEF, STRANGER THAN FICTION, and GREAT MOMENTS ON THE GRIDIRON; all apparently edited from stock footage in the company's United World/Castle Films library. Those early series are probably the source of this logo. U-I did not release the early Walter Lantz black and white cartoons to TV themselves, but licensed them to Guild Films; who remade all the title sequences and removed any references to Universal.
Universal's subsidiary, United World Films, bought Castle Films from its founder, ex-newsreel cameraman Eugene Castle, in 1947, and operated the company for the next 30 years. Castle Films released the Lantz cartoons and other subjects for home-movie use in 8mm and 16mm. In 1978, Universal closed down Castle in favor of a new home-movie subsidiary called Universal Eight, which operated until about 1983.
Universal Television (first era)
Following the merger, Universal adopted the logo design from MCA's television arm
Revue Studios. The color variant shown here has a typical '60s style wallflower design as a background.
Black & White copy of color variant, minus MCA tag
In early 1964, the studio introduced the TV version of the respective theatrical movie logo, which remained thereafter.
Opening logo as seen on made-for-TV movies
Another TV movie opening logo
Emergency +4 (1973)
Featured at the beginning of some made-for-TV movies. Also appeared on
The Woody Woodpecker Show (1987)
Opening logo variation from
The Seekers (1979) Magnum P.I. finale (1988)
Early 1997 bylineless version
Early 1997 variation without any additional text. It also resembles its 1996-1997 movie counterpart logo.
Action Pack opening variant
Note: This logo is based on its 1990-1997 movie counterpart logo.
A 16:9 widescreen version of the movie logo.
Universal Network Television
Universal Media Studios
Universal Television (second era)
2013 bylineless version. (Note: This variant was used for an extremely short period of time.)
Version with copyright stamp.
2:35:1 version seen on the Netflix series Master of None (2015)
How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)
Universal Television Logo Montage
More Universal Television logos
Universal Television Logo (1964) B&W
Kayro Vue Universal City Logo (1964-65)
Kayro Vue Production Universal City Logo (1965-66)
Universal Television "Zooming Globe" Logo (1964)
Kayro Vue Universal Television Logo (1964) "Color Version"
Universal Television Logo (1967-A)
Universal Television Logo (1967-B)
Universal Television Logo (1967-D)
Universal Television Logo (1964) "Color Version"
Universal Television Logo (1968-A)
Universal Television Logo (1968-B)
Universal Television Logo (1969)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1969-A)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1969-C) "Variant"
Universal Television Logo (1969 70) "Variant"
Universal Television Logo (1970)
Universal Television Logo (1971-A)
Universal Television Logo (1971-B)
Universal Television Logo (1972-A)
Universal Television Logo (1972-B)
Universal Television Logo (1972-C)
Universal Television Logo (1972-D)
Universal Television Logo (1972) "Variant"
Universal Television Logo (1973-A)
Universal Television Logo (1973-B)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1973)
"And" Universal Television Logo (1973)
"From" Universal Television Logo (1975)
Universal Television Logo (1975) "Variant"
"And" Universal Television Logo (1975)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1975)
Universal Television Logo (1976)
"From" Universal Television Logo (1978)
"From" Universal Television Logo (1980)
"And" Universal Television Logo (1980)
Universal Television Logo (1981)
Universal Television Logo (1981) "Short Version"
"From" Universal Television Logo (1982) "Low Tone"
Universal Television Logo (1982) "Short Version"
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1982)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1982) "Low Tone"
Universal Television Logo (1982) "Short Version"-0
"And" Universal Television Logo (1982) "Low Tone"
Universal Television (In Association With) (1984)
"From" Universal Television Logo (1987)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1987)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1987) Warp Speed Version
"And" Universal Television Logo (1987) "Low Tone Theme"
"From" Universal Television Logo (1989)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1989)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1989) Warp Speed Version
Universal Television Videotaped Version (1991)
Universal Television Logo (1991) "Low Tone"
Universal Television Film Version (1991)
"IAW" Universal Television Logo (1997)
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