The above is a 100 year history of the MGM logo, beginning with the docile, non-roaring lion of the early twenties, moving gradually into the sound era (with a nice shot of the director and DP actually filming the Goddamn lion), pausing in the mid-50s with a 'replacement lion' that frankly I don't recognize (is it that I simply stop watching MGM films after 'The Bandwagon'?) and finally ending up with the new, 3D-friendly digitally enhanced lion that now has the job. The digital enhancement is to the sound, not the picture, and guess what? It's the worst sounding lion since the talkies were invented. Progress...

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