Leo is a member of the royal family of zodiac. The Sun who rules this sign is the main engine of life and creation. It is therefore not surprising that Lav is a symbol of the American film company “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer” (MGM). We all know the character of a lion that roars before the beginning of some of the greatest movie or animated classics. The classic lion trademark was created in 1916 for the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation by ad executive Howard Dietz.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), or its predecessor, “Goldwyn Pictures” has been in existence for a whole century. The classic lion trademark was created in 1916 for the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation by ad executive Howard Dietz.
Since 1924, MGM has changed as many as 8 lions for its mascot. In the period from 1924 to 1928, the mascot of the company MGM was called Slats. Born at the Dublin Zoo on March 20, 1919 and originally named Cairbre, Slats was used on all black-and-white MGM films between 1924 and 1928. After he died, he got a real grave under the plate. It was followed by lion Jackie, the first lion who was shot crawling and used on movies.
From 1928 to 1956, MGM used two versions of Jackie’s roaring. It was customary with 3 rows and a short look to the right, the longer version included the return of his look forward, after a few seconds. Jackie survived two traffic (train) accidents, earthquakes, and explosions in the studio. This lion was a lion with a great heart. Jackie adopted a litter of abandoned kittens. Jackie played in more than 100 films, in the one about Tarzan, and he was posing with Greta Garbo. From 1928 to 1932, the lion Tele was used, and from 1932 to 1935, the lion Coffee was used by MGM Company. The technology has advanced and MGM has adapted more recent shots for a better image quality. From 1934 to 1956, Lion Taner was used during the Golden Age of Hollywood. He had an acting career in the movie „Hold That Lion“. The lion George was used from 1956 to 1958. George had the biggest gurus. The Leo Lion has been used since 1956 to date. Leo is the longest-running mascot of the film company MGM. Leo was used once in a shot at the opening of Canadian comedy “Strange Brew” in 1983. Comic strips are trying to force the lion to crawl by using his tail that they use as a gearbox on the car.