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Shooting the MGM Logo!

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 03:50 PM





















.....because CGI lions will not do.


Source link:  http://gabbinggeek.c...ind-the-scenes/




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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:47 PM



Crank his tail...


Here's a more realistic view.







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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:39 PM

MGM Lion Killed Its Trainer?
Rumor: The lion used for the original MGM logo killed its trainer and his assistants.
A similar claim about the original MGM lion’s having “killed its trainer and two assistants” the day after he was filmed for the first MGM logo was promulgated by Factropolis.com, one of a number of sites whose raison d’être was passing off fictional factoids as real information. This claim is clearly not true, as the trainer of Slats, the lion first used by Goldwyn Pictures in 1917 (and subsequently by MGM) was Volney Phifer, a prominent animal trainer who long outlived Slats and passed away in retirement in the 1970s:
Simply put, none of the several lions filmed by MGM for use in their logos was involved in incidents that killed their trainers. All of those animals were handled by professional trainers who were well known in show business circles and whose deaths in any lion-mauling attacks would have been prominent news.
Although Slats was the first MGM lion, he wasn’t technically the first one to “roar” for the studio, as his career as MGM’s mascot spanned the silent film era. It was his replacement, Jackie, whose roar was first recorded for playback to filmgoing audiences:

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