(November 14, 2008-March 16, 2012)[]

Nicknames: "Leo the Lion", "'2000s Lion"

Logo: The text, ribbons, and mask, along with its reef, are now all in a lighter, more metallic-looking shade of gold. The web address below the lion now reads "MGM.COM". Leo roars twice.


  • Starting in 2011, the logo began appearing without the URL.
  • There is a longer variant, where it is basically a 3-lion roar restoration, which was not seen on films at all. It was only seen on certain teaser trailers.

FX/SFX: Leo roaring.


  • November 14, 2008-2009: A new roar sound bite that also has elements of the 1995 MGM lion roar and is more powerful than its predecessor. This was also used on the trailers for Fame and Hot Tub Time Machine.
  • 2009-March 16, 2012: The 1995 lion roar.

Availability: Common, but no longer current. The URL variant is preserved on most 2008 to 2011 films, such as Quantum of Solance, Fame, Hot Tub Time Machine and Zookeeper. The later variant is preserved on most 2011 to 2012 films, such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and 21 Jump Street.

Scare Factor: Medium for the 2008 lion roar. Low to medium for the 1995 lion roar. Medium to nightmare for the 3-roar variant.