MGM: Studio Logo–Leo the Lion

In 1924, He Who Gets Slapped was the first film produced entirely by the newly formed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was not, however, MGM’s first released movie, as the film was held until the Christmas season.

It was also the first film to feature Leo the Lion as the mascot for MGM. Leo had appeared in the logo for Goldwyn Pictures Corporation in 1916, and the trademark was retained by MGM when the companies merged.