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1963-November 13, 1991; May 27, 1994; April 28, 2000; November 8, 2019

Bumper: On a blue background, we see the pre-1990 Universal Studios logo in a yellow circle with a black outline. The black outline turns red with a white outline. Surrounding it is "THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER OF THE WORLD" with two stars fading in. Then it turns to a palm tree with a GlamorTram and a backlot facade. The text "When in Hollywood Visit Universal Studios" appears.


  • There is a short version of the bumper where it starts with the "Visit Universal Studios" slide.
  • On John Landis films, the words "(Ask For Babs)" fade in below.
  • Sometimes, the words "PRODUCED BY" and "CALIFORNIA, U.S.A." are respectively above and below the Universal Studios logo.
  • Early in its life, "CITY" was placed next to "STUDIOS" and it zooms up. The next slide reads "WHEN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VISIT UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS" with a cameraman and people in it and (very hardly) film actors in it.
  • The short version was parodied in both The Flintstones and its prequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. Here, the text is in stone, reads "WHEN IN HOLLYROCK VISIT UNIVERSHELL STUDIOS", and the design looks different.
  • On the 1981 DiscoVision release of The Wiz and the 1990 MCA Home Video VHS of The Hindenburg, only the first screen is shown.

FX/SFX: Just the fading.

Music/Sounds: None or the closing theme.

Availability: Seen at the end of Universal films in theaters until 1991, such as The Thing and Back to the Future. Also appears on the 1982 MCA Videocassette Inc. release of Raggedy Man (the 2000 VHS & DVD release plasters this with the next bumper), 1984 MCA Home Video VHS reissue of The Funhouse (the original 1981 MCA Videocassette, Inc. VHS release and the 1992 MCA/Universal Home Video Laserdisc release both left it off), the 1991 VHS release of Cape Fear (1962), the 2021 Powerhouse Films Blu-ray of Eye of the Cat, and HBO Now's print of All of Me, which was a Kings Road release. The John Landis variant is retained on all home releases of films that use it (namely National Lampoon's Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, and Into the Night). This was surprisingly used on theatrical prints of Last Christmas and the 1998 Goodtimes Home Video VHS tapes of The Wiz and The Hindenburg. It also appeared on the 1988 reprint of Raggedy Man.

November 22, 1991-December 22, 1999; February 1, 2000-September 7, 2004; 2007-April 29, 2011

Bumper: We see searchlights moving on a city skyline with the 1990s Universal Studios theme park logos and the words "Hollywood & Florida" in pink script. The outlining border shines.


  • On Action Man, the words "PRODUCTION FACILITIES PROVIDED BY" are above the logo.
  • A variant exists where "SEE THE STARS AND RIDE THE MOVIES!" is under the logo.
    • On Blues Brothers 2000, the text fades out and "(ASK FOR BABS)" appears underneath.

FX/SFX: The searchlights moving and the border shining.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 1st bumper.

Availability: Seen at the end of Universal films in theaters from 1991 to 1999, and from 2007 to 2011, such as Sneakers, Drag Me to Hell, Despicable Me, and the original theatrical prints of Fast & Furious and Fast Five. Also seen on Action Man (1995) and Blues Brothers 2000. On home video, it can be seen on the 2020-2022 Kino Lorber Studio Classics Blu-rays of Hard Target, Out of Sight, Man on the Moon and Raggedy Man (also appeared on the 2000 VHS and the 2009 DVD), the 2022 Shout! Factory Blu-ray of Liar Liar, and the 1992 MCA Universal Home Video VHS, 1998 Goodtimes VHS/DVD, and 2004 Universal Studios DVD of The Funhouse.

December 29, 1999-August 29, 2000

Bumper: On a black starry space background, the Universal globe (slighty less-detailed from the 1997 Universal Pictures logo) glows and eases back slightly as a ring revolves with "UNIVERSAL STUDIOS" above it and "HOLLYWOOD" below. The text shimmers while rotating and when it rest, the "UNIVERSAL STUDIOS" shines.

Variant: Another variant has the text read "UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA". Seen on the preview of A Day in the Park with Barney.

FX/SFX: The ring, the shining and shimmering, the glowing behind the globe.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme to the program.

Availability: Despite being used for 8 months, it's rare. Was seen at the end of The Making of "Terminator 2 3D", which can be found on the "Ultimate Edition" DVD release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, released in 2000 by Artisan Entertainment.

September 8, 2000-2007; May 13, 2011-February 24, 2012

Bumper: TBA

Variant: At the end of some Universal films in theaters from 2000 to 2007, the word "UNIVERSAL" circles around as the city's name "Orlando" fades in along with the website URL. It was also seen on a 2005 DVD of The Land of Make-Believe.

FX/SFX: CGI Animation done by Centropolis Effects.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme to the program.

Availability: Seen at the end of Universal films in theaters from 2000 to 2007, such as The Watcher, Meet the Parents, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Family Man, as well as at the end of films from 2011 to 2012, such as Larry Crowne and Contraband. It was also seen on a Naked Science episode "Earth's Core".

March 2, 2012-present

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Bumper: We fade into a far-right zoomed-in shot of the 1997 Universal globe and starfield. A small white flash occurs, and the "UNIVERSAL" text appears from behind the globe and circles around it. As the text rotates to its usual center position, a giant golden arc appears and rotates into the view of the camera. The arc stops at the bottom of the "UNIVERSAL" text with "PARKS & RESORTS" appearing underneath the arc. As the camera pans out to its usual distance, the arc shines and reflects both the globe (which is now moving very slowly) and the text as they cast a dark shadow over it. The URL address ("UNIVERSALPARKS&RESORTS.COM", also in gold) narrows in underneath before everything fades to black.


  • Despite the globe, text, and starfield being based on the 1997 Universal Pictures logo, the animation is reminiscent of the one from 1990, albeit faster in speed.
  • The finished product looks identical to the Universal Parks & Resorts print logo that was in use from 2009-2015.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common, although this bumper can be considered a logo of sorts. This debuted at the end of theatrical prints of The Lorax and is usually only seen on theatrical prints (both Domestic and International) of movies released by Universal Pictures after the movie ends; International theatrical prints have it after the dubbing credits. Don't count on seeing this on home media prints or television prints; it also wasn't on the theatrical prints of some movies; examples include Jurassic World, Minions (it used a special logo promoting the attraction Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem), The Secret Life of Pets 2, and international prints of F9: The Fast Saga (North American prints still have it intact), where it was titled Fast & Furious 9. However, it did appear on the 2021 Scream Factory 4K UHD Blu-ray of Krampus: The Naughty Cut, which marks the first time the bumper was seen on home media.