While I was watching Sunshine (2007), Rings (2017) & Beauty and the Beast (2017). I noticed that the movie starts right after intro of production logo without any cuts.

For example: Beauty and the Beast (2017), we can see movie started with still production logo visible.

the start of the 2017 live action version of Beauty and the Beast

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) starts with the mountain that is shown in the Paramount Logo.

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The other Indiana Jones films use the same technique.

In Temple of Doom (1984) the logo dissolves into an image of a mountain cast in a gong. enter image description here

In The Last Crusade (1989) the logo dissolves into a rock formation in the desert.

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In Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) the logo dissolves into an ant hill.

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Obviously, Raiders of the Lost Ark was the first of these films.

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    This was a great tradition used through all the Indy films, I believe
    – m1gp0z
    Dec 6, 2018 at 16:56
  • But was it the first movie to do so?
    – Joachim
    Dec 6, 2018 at 21:30
  • There are some candidates here, but I don't see any that actually proceed into the action of the film, as opposed to being self-contained gags during the logo:tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LogoJoke
    – jejorda2
    Dec 6, 2018 at 22:09

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