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Background: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment began its life in 1978 through MCA DiscoVision as "Walt Disney Home Entertainment". In 1980, Disney content was made available on videocassette under its own division known as "Walt Disney Home Video". Prior to 1981, their first releases were only live action films such as Pete's Dragon and The Love Bug. Starting in 1981 with Dumbo, they began releasing their animated films and cartoons on video. The Walt Disney Home Video name was kept until 2001, when it was once again named "Walt Disney Home Entertainment". Starting in the late 1990s, the company began producing DVDs, and in 2006, they started to release Blu-ray discs. Since 2007, it is known as "Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment".
1st Logo (December 1978-June 25, 1986)
WARNING: THE SECOND VIDEO IS LOUD, SO LOWER DOWN THE VOLUME BEFORE WATCHING.
Nicknames: "Neon Mickey (of Doom)", "Evil Mickey Mouse", "Mickey the Terrible", "The Many Outlines of Mickey", "Synchronized Mickey"
Logo: Here are the two standard variants of this logo: December 1978-July 1984: On a black background, we see a large light blue outline of Mickey Mouse's silhouette appearing and then panning forward, leaving a trail of multiple outlines while rotating counter clockwise on its pivot. The outlines then start to change one-by-one to dark blue. As the text "Walt Disney" (in the original Disney signature script, as used on The Wonderful World of Disney) sketches on the screen in yellow, the Mickey outlines one-by-one change to red. The outlines again one-by-one change to golden yellow (which quickly changes to light yellow) as the words "Home Entertainment", in yellow, zoom up and settle underneath. Last but not least, the Mickey outlines one-by-one change to green. November 1981-June 1986: Nearly the same as the 1978 version, but with darker colors and smaller Mickey graphics, the "WALT DiSNEY" text in the current corporate "Disney" font, and with "HOME VIDEO" in a Handel Gothic-like font in orange. Trivia: The rotating "Neon Mickey" is a silhouetted image of the animatronic Mickey conductor that was used in the former Walt Disney World attraction "The Mickey Mouse Revue".
Variants: On the original 1983 series of Disney’s Cartoon Classics, the videos featured a different variant of this logo. The animation plays as normal (the standard 1981 Walt Disney Home Video variant), but without any text animation, plus the music is time-compressed. Once the Mickey outlines become golden yellow, the screen "flips" over to another logo, which is a still shot of "WALT DiSNEY HOME VIDEO," with "The magic lives on…” over it. The Disney text is in its corporate font in golden yellow, while the other text is light blue. The only animation in this part is the "WALT DiSNEY" text, which has glitter effects all over it, and then the text flashes when the Cartoon Classics theme begins playing. Then we fade into the intro for the video series. On the Walt Disney and You promo, there is a video freeze (all the outlines are dark blue, except for the outline facing us which is light blue), and the text "The magic lives on... WALT DiSNEY HOME VIDEO zooms in, along with a cartoon version of Sorcerer Mickey (as seen on the box). An announcer says "Now available from Walt Disney Home Video". On some Italian tapes, we see a light blue VHS cover on a wooden table with the "WALT DiSNEY HOME VIDEO print logo and the cartoon version of Sorcerer Mickey on it (quite possibly the way the videos were packaged there). Then it opens to reveal the logo's animation, and the whole thing plays as normal. This is very rare. There's an even rarer variant found on Welcome to Pooh Corner: Too Smart for Strangers, Where the Toys Come From, Robert Louis Stevenson's Black Arrow, and The Blue Yonder. It is detailed on the Disney Channel Originals page. A rare Swedish variant has the 1981 logo with the text in yellow and "PRESENTERAR" (in a narrow serif font) inserted below. On some, if not all, of Disney's 1978 theatrical releases, this logo appeared as a solid red Mickey with purple dashed outlines surrounding it, rotating a bit faster than the home video variant. The text "Congratulating Mickey Mouse on his 50th Birthday!", in white and in a fancy font, zooms in. After a few seconds, it zooms in towards the screen until vanishing from sight, and the top and bottom halves of the 1978 "Stripes" variant of the Buena Vista logo are wiped in over the logo, opening the film. This was seen on 1978 theatrical releases such as The Cat from Outer Space and Return to Witch Mountain (it is intact on current releases of the former, but is deleted from Anchor Bay releases). There is also a variant where it says "Also available from" and "WALT DiSNEY HOME VIDEO" in blue, with the edges in white, while the background is black. Also, the Sorcerer Mickey in this variant is also blue. FX/SFX: The Mickey outline spinning, and the text appearing.
Cheesy Factor: Just about off the scale. The early computer animation effects used on Mickey (probably Scanimate) look very professional, but thecolor scheme of the changing colors doesn't fit with the black background. Also, the script of Walt Disney's original signature on the first variation is ugly, and we meanugly.The "Home Entertainment" text in the first variant is off center, while the text on the 2nd variation zooms in very cheaply, like it was chroma-keyed in. Not to mention the badly done shadows in the Italian version that make the VHS cover look like a binder.
Music/Sounds: A loud orchestral fanfare, composed by Buddy Baker. The "Walt Disney and You" promo had the end theme playing over the regular animation before the video freeze. On the DVD of The Cat from Outer Space, the Mickey's 50th Birthday variant is silent due to the fact they were unable to restore the audio.
Availability: Seen on Disney videos from the period. The best way to find it is to look for a Disney video (usually VHS, but some on Betamax, and also LaserDisc and CED Videodisc) with white clamshell packaging (designed in which the inner sheets are impossible to remove without cutting the packaging) and the Sorcerer Mickey print logo on the cover. The early "Home Entertainment" variant from 1978 can be found on several early 80s tapes where the Sorcerer Mickey takes up nearly half the box (with red/orange lines in the center), but manytapes that have the "HOME VIDEO" variant from 1981 also use this artwork style. Later copies from 1985-1986 using the "HOME VIDEO" variant have a smaller Sorcerer Mickey on top of the border (surrounding the cover art). The versions on the Cartoon Classics series as well as the "Walt Disney and You" promo are extremely rare, since that promo was only seen between 1982 and 1986. The original releases with this logo from 1978-1979 can be seen on MCA DiscoVision releases with a print logo featuring Mickey Mouse switching on an old videodiscplayer with "Walt Disney Presents" underneath, but these are even harder to find than the VHS tapes! This logo was also present on the Disney Cartoon Parade CED Videodiscs released and manufactured by RCA in 1981, following the RCA SelectaVision fanfare on side 1, and by itself on the second side. It has also showed up following the RCA Selectavision fanfare on various Disney feature films released by RCA from 1981-82 (from 1982 to 1986, Disney released CEDs under their own label). It also showed up on the earliest prints of the Classics releases of Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, and The Sword in the Stone, but some later prints prior to October 1986 replace it with the first Walt Disney Classics logo from 1984. The 1981 variant surprisingly appears on the 1984 Australian VHS of Night Crossing, along with the next logo.
Scare Factor: Medium to nightmare. The bad quality of the Scanimated graphics, as well as the loud fanfare, might not sit well with some people. The intimidating, somewhat monstrous silhouetted Mickey isn't exactly that friendly-looking, either. High to nightmare for the 1981 variant. The darker colors might not sit well with most. Low for the "Walt Disney and You" promo variant and Low to medium for the "Mickey's 50th Birthday" promo variant. The fanfare could get to some, but is tamer. None to low for those who are used to it.
2nd Logo (International Variant) (December 1981-March 1987)
Nicknames: "SHINY BLUE THING!", "Walt Disco Home Video", "The Wonderful World of Disney Home Video"
Logo: A flash occurs. The face of Mickey Mouse in his then current drawing style zooms in, which quickly turns neon, then we see brief snippets from Disney films and shorts such as Steamboat Willie, Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Bambi, Alice in Wonderland, Zorro, Old Yeller, Treasure Island, The Country Bear Jamboree, and The Absent Minded Professor. Donald Duck's neon head zooms in, then a wall of light appears, Mary Poppins floats down with her parasol, then Tinkerbell flies up with sparkles forming. We see a picture of a neon castle with fireworks in the background. We zoom into it, then we zoom in to a vector-like rendition of Epcot. Afterward, we go to a black/dark redgradient background. The "WALT DiSNEY" text zooms into the screen out from the top, then "HOME VIDEO", also in blue, appears below, cheaply inserted. The whole thing sparkles and glows a little bit.
Variants: Sometimes, at the end, the screen flips to the left like if you were turning a page in a book. Sometimes, "presents", in lowercase or uppercase, will fade in below, written in the language of the country in which it was released. The font of the text will also depend on the country. Italian tapes used "PRESENTA" in a bold, narrow font. Spanish tapes also used "PRESENTA", but in a cheaper narrow font. Finnish tapes used "ESITTÄÄ" in the same font as the Spanish version. There is another font that is bold, friendlier, and more Disney-like. It is used on Swedish tapes ("presenterar"), Norwegian tapes ("presenterer"), Danish tapes ("præsenterer"), French tapes ("présente"), and German tapes ("präsentiert"). The font for the latter is smaller. A version with "presents" in English was announced to have appeared on tapes from Australia and the United Kingdom (and most likely New Zealand and South Africa as well). On some tapes, "HOME VIDEO" is omitted. This variation has some clips at the end replaced by other clips. It was used on the airings of the TV series from 1981 to 1983. Another version has more clips and a neon Pluto head added, extending it to being a minute long. This one appeared on two tapes, and was the opening for the first showings of the Walt Disney TV series (1981-83). "HOME VIDEO" doesn't appear here either. A variant of the TV series opening version (that is to say, the version without the words "HOME VIDEO") is made up of clips from the extended version. At the end, after "WALT DiSNEY" slides in, the word "PRESENTS" in a glowing white Disney font, zooms into the screen from the bottom. For the 1980s syndicated series "Disney Magic" (with the title logo replacing the tail end of this logo after the zoom into the castle), the logo featured a few different clips and a neon flying Dumbo added, along with a short preview of the following movie. Sometimes, during the zoom into the castle, the logo changes to the 5th logo (see below). This variant can be seen on some Scandinavian Disney tapes released in 1986 and 1987 (examples are the 1986 Finnish and Swedish VHS releases of The Sword in the Stone). Another version of this variant, as seen on a European Spanish promotional VHS release for the Disney Channel, ends with simply the logo shining. A version was found with a copyright notice saying "© Walt Disney Productions" in the Walt Disney font. FX/SFX: The whole Scanimate animation...and the clips! This was originally from the US intro of the 1981-83 version of The Wonderful World of Disney back when it was called, quite simply, Walt Disney. While it looks very dated now, the animation is very professional and clean, just like the intro itself.
Cheesy Factor: As mentioned above, "HOME VIDEO" is cheaply inserted. Also, sometimes, if the logo stays on-screen long enough without fading to black, the WDHV text disappears, leaving only the black/dark red gradient background before we cut to black a split-second later. The "PRESENTS" in the last variant is also very cheaply inserted.
Music/Sounds: A powerful disco version of "When You Wish Upon a Star", arranged by Frank Gari. Extended on only two releases and the first showings of the Walt Disney TV series. The HOME VIDEO-less variation's music's end is slightly different.
Availability: Was only seen on tapes released outside the United States and Canada, usually from the UK and Europe, but this was spotted on a few Mexican (including Wini Pu y el árbol de miel) and Venezuelan (including The Black Hole) tapes of the era, so go south of the border (or across the Atlantic) if you wish to find this logo. You might even spot an Asian tape with this logo as well (like an NTSC-format tape from Japan, or in the case of YouTube user "akhenaten1881", a PAL tape from Malaysia). You might even find it on some Roadshow Home Video-distributed tapes from Australia (for example, the 1986 Aussie VHS release of Dumbo) or an AVH-distributed tape from Argentina, or even a Nu Metro Home Entertainment-distributed tape from South Africa. Also seen on the TV series mentioned, sans "HOME VIDEO". (Explaining why "HOME VIDEO" is "cheaply inserted", as mentioned above.) The "flipping" variant appears on the aforementioned tape of Wini Pu y el árbol de miel, and the tail end appears during a series of trailers at the end of the aforementioned Venezuelan tape of The Black Hole as a clip-on.
Scare Factor: Low to medium, thanks to the loud music and in-your-face animation such as the neon versions of Mickey and Donald, and the flashing effects. But if you are very familiar with the 1980s version of The Wonderful World of Disney and its intro, then it isn't much of a problem. Besides the point, it's a great logo and is certainly a major improvement over its American counterpart.
3rd Logo (Australia and New Zealand Variant) (April 1982-1989) Walt Disney Home Video (1980's)
Logo: Against a white background, we see the usual Walt Disney Home Video text from before in blue, with "HOME VIDEO" in a Century Gothic-esque font. "distributed by" appears below in very small print. It then cuts to one of the two Roadshow Home Video logos used during the '80s. For tapes that were released from 1982-1986, the "Aussie Light Trails" logo is used; tapes from 1986-1989 used "The Other V of Doom".
Availability: Seen on some Australia and New Zealand PAL tapes of Disney material that was distributed through Roadshow Home Video, examples including the 1986 Aussie VHS release of Dumbo and the 1987 Aussie VHS of Robin Hood, usually appearing at the end of the tape.
Scare Factor: None by itself. However, it cuts rather jarringly to the Roadshow logo, especially when "The Australian V of Doom" is used; that logo has a high scare factor in the first place.
4th Logo (December 6, 1984-July 24, 1985)
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Logo: Against a black/blue background is the "WALT DiSNEY HOME VIDEO" text, and underneath it is "PRESENTS", spaced out and in a serif font.
Variant: On a black background, the above WDHV text in white is seen for a few seconds, and then it fades out and "PRESENTS" is shown for a few seconds; the font depends on the tape, and the text is not spaced out.
Availability: Seen on Disney's DTV series of music video collections released in the period. The variant can be seen on the 1985 Pinocchiosales pitch promotional video and the 1985 video release of Disney's Mousercise.
Scare Factor: None. It's very simple, but it's nonetheless tamer than the 1st logo.
5th Logo (May 1986; October 14, 1986-November 6, 2001; January 3-January 16, 2006)
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Nickname: "Sorcerer Mickey"
Logo: On a black background, we see Mickey Mouse dressed in his Sorcerer’s Apprentice outfit from Fantasia, standing on a blue spotlight on a black background. The camera slowly begins zooming up to his hand as the stars and crescent moon on his hat flash one-by-one, and then a magic spark flashes and appears above Mickey’s hand. We zoom past Mickey as the spark begins swirling around and begins to write "WALT DiSNEY" in the corporate Disney font in red. As we zoom out, the words "HOME VIDEO", also in red and in the same font as before, zoom out and settle underneath "WALT DiSNEY". The logo "shines".
Variants: The text may vary from a magenta color (which seems more common) to a regular red color (as in picture #1) or a vermilion color (as in the "ALSO FROM" variant picture). Sometimes, this logo is shown without Mickey, leaving a blank space until the spark writes out the words. This was only seen on the 1990 VHS release of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Sometimes, the Mickey-less variant begins by simply fading in to the spark animation. This was seen on the 1991 VHS release of The Jungle Book and the demo VHS release of Frankenweenie. On some tapes, the Mickey part is replaced with the spark swirling around in slow-mo until the regular animation plays. This was seen on a VHS release of Sebastian's Caribbean Jamboree, and it surprisingly also appears on the 1987 Classics Laserdisc of Sleeping Beauty. Sometimes, "presents" in white, or in all-caps "PRESENTS" in red, fades in below. The "presents" version has it fading in with spark effects, while the "PRESENTS" variant has it simply fading in without sparks. On some rare occasions, this is seen blacked out or covered with a gray box on some tapes. The former variant appears on early tapes with this logo, as well as on Wonderworks episodes and several tapes of The Adventures of Spot. The 'PRESENTS' variant appears with a different font on the UK rental VHS of The Hunted. On The Ghost of Cypress Swamp, "PRESENTS" appeared in a light blue, bold and round font. On Disney's SAS: Collection of All-Time Favorites, the opening theme plays over the logo, which is sped up to accommodate it. Sometimes, the "HOME VIDEO" text will be blacked out and either "Coming to Home Video", "Coming on Video Cassette This Summer" (only seen during the "Coming to Home Video" variation on the later 1992 video reprints of 101 Dalmatians), "Coming This Fall to Home Video" (without music; only seen on 101 Dalmatians and The Great Mouse Detective) or "Now on Home Video", in the Laser font, replaces it. The "Coming to Home Video/Coming on Video Cassette This Summer" variation, from 101 Dalmatians has Mark Elliot saying "Stay tuned for a preview of two new Disney classics coming to home video. Coming on videocassette this summer...", with a remix of the 1986 WDHV jingle. The "Coming to Home Video" variation later reappears on the 1992 prints of The Rescuers and Beauty and the Beast, with the 1989 Feature Presentation jingle. The Rescuers has a shortened version of the FP jingle with Mark Elliot saying "Coming soon from Walt Disney Home Video", while Beauty and the Beast has both the "Coming to Home Video" variation with the full 1989 FP jingle and Brian Cummings saying "Coming from Walt Disney Home Video", and the "Now on Home Video" variation, with Brian Cummings saying "Now on Walt Disney Home Video." On tapes released in Spanish-speaking and Italian-speaking countries, "presenta", in red, fades in below, cheaply inserted. No spark effects are seen. The same thing happens on Swedish tapes with "présenterar" (sometimes without the acute accent), Finnish tapes with "esittää" and French tapes with "présente" (Note: The same font is used in the Swedish, Danish, French and German versions of the 2nd logo, albeit not narrow). At least one German tape has the word "PRÄSENTIERT" in a "handwriting" font appear below. At least one Spanish tape has the word "PRESENTA" below, in all-caps, and in the same font used in the Spanish and Finnish versions of the 2nd logo. Sometimes, just the end of the logo is shown. On the 1992 print of The Rescuers, Mark Elliot says, "And available now on videocassette..." while the 1989 FP jingle plays. On the 1992 print of So Dear to My Heart, Mark Elliot says, "Now available on videocassette..." with the same FP jingle. On some UK releases, the short version was used and shifted down in order to make room for "COMING SOON/ALSO AVAILABLE FROM". This has also been seen on the long version a couple of times as well. The long versions are accompanied with John Sachs saying "Coming soon from Walt Disney Home Video" or "Also available from Walt Disney Home Video". The text appears in a different font on the rental release of The Hunted. Another rare version of this logo appears on a blue background at the beginning of a VHS promo for Disney's Sing-Along Songs, as seen on the 1992 UK VHS release of Cinderella. Wonderworks episodes, including the 1987 VHS of Anne of Green Gables, had the tail end of this logo (with "presents") segue into the Wonderworks logo. There is a variant at the end of some Disney international promos where the logo shines twice. There is a variant where the shining plays backwards after playing normally. Sometimes, the logo fades out earlier than usual. Sometimes, the logo incorporates a computer-generated fade out. On the 1991 VHS of Three Men and a Little Lady, we see the logo with the red words "ALSO FROM" on top, connecting at a fast speed. During this, Brian Cummings says "Coming from Walt Disney Home Video". At the end of some early '90s Disney VHS tapes from the UK such as A Walt Disney Christmas and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, there is red text above the logo which reads "LOOK OUT FOR FUTURE RELEASES FROM". This is accompanied by John Sachs saying "Look out for future releases from Walt Disney Home Video." A rare variant with the logo in blue can be spotted at the beginning of a French VHS promo for Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco. On the 1991 Italian VHS release of The Rescuers, a superimposed variant of the short version plays at the beginning of a promo for Italian Disney comic books. The text is set against a moving rainbow background and "HOME VIDEO" is omitted. The music is set to an instrumental arrangement of the "Mickey Mouse Club March". The tail end of this variant (with the logo shining) is shown again at the end of the same promo with "© Disney" below. On the 2000 VHS of The Sydney 2000: Opening Ceremony, the logo is superimposed over the opening credits. On the Canadian French VHS of Aladdin and the European French SECAM VHS of Hocus Pocus, the logo has the white text saying "Bientôt disponible sur Vidéocassette de" on top of the logo with the French announcer saying "Bientôt disponible sur Vidéocassette de Walt Disney Home Video" while the 1989 FP jingle plays. Trivia: This logo was used in foreign countries from April 1987 to early 1995. Some of the last titles to have this logo were the Spanish-language version of Disney's Sing Along Songs: Friend Like Me, a rental tape of Man of the House from the UK, and the Latin American VHS prints of The Lion King. Also, in North America, while this logo was primarily used from 1986-1992, this became an alternate logo beginning in 1991 with the next logo until 2001, usually reserved for tapes of Disney's Sing Along Songs or releases of some television shows such as Doug. This is also an animated version of the WDHV print logo from 1984 until 1995.
FX/SFX: The spark flying and writing, and the logo shining. The animation was produced by Hal Miles.
Music/Sounds: A low-key, gradually rising synth theme with a held-out synthesized tuba note at the beginning, which turns into a uplifting theme. In its early years, the music was more synthesized. There is an extremely rare short version with a series of droning synth notes, incorporating "dings" that are perfectly synchronized with the logo "sparkling". This can be seen on a handful of early '90s re-releases; notably the 1990 VHS release of Blackbeard's Ghost. It was also on the Laserdisc release of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and a Canadian VHS of Something Wicked This Way Comes. An even rarer long version without the "dings" can be found on a few international releases. Some UK tapes overlay whooshing and sparkling sounds over the music. This can be found at the beginning and end of a Disney trailer reel in the UK VHS release of The Disney Bunch, and is accompanied by a voiceover. A few releases that use this logo before the previews have Brian Cummings saying "Coming from Walt Disney Home Video." This would be used for the short version on the 1991 video release of The Jungle Book, and for the long version on DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp and early prints of Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. On some UK releases, an announcer says "A world of magic which can be yours to treasure for a lifetime, from Walt Disney Home Video." Also, on some PAL tapes, there's a high pitch that also exists. Some tapes in the UK use this version in tandem with the standard version, even on the same tape. On an Australian PAL release of Pete's Dragon and the demo VHS of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, the logo is silent. On the DVS VHS printing of Old Yeller, a woman is heard saying "Now, Mickey Mouse appears standing in the pool of blue light, dressed in a pointed sorcerer's hat and red robe. A white starburst spins from his hand and spells Walt Disney Home Video". Availability: Quite common. It was first seen on the May 1986 VHS release of Winnie The Pooh and a Day For Eeyore (it also had the 1986 FBI warning instead), despite the other three featurettes having the 1983 WDHV logo. It was also seen on home video releases of Disney shows such as DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Disney's Sing-Along Songs, Dinosaurs, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, classic Disney cartoon collections, and Walt Disney Mini Classics. Also seen on a few Classics (including Robin Hood and The Rescuers Down Under) and Masterpiece Collection (including Melody Time) videos before the previews as well as the 1991 and late 1994 prints of The Brave Little Toaster. It also shows up on the 2006 DVD release of My Dog the Thief, which is most likely due to the DVD using a circa-1990s VHS tape master of the film, along with the 2006 DVD release of Disney's Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly at the beginning of the program (the 6th logo appears before the DVD previews). The variant with "presents" can be found on various tapes, including the 1991 and early 1994 VHS of The Brave Little Toaster, the 1986 release of A Tiger Walks, Canine Commando, The Unsinkable Donald Duck with Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and the mid '90s Schoolhouse Rock! tapes, as well as on a 2001 re-print of the 1994 re-release of Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (surprisingly following a late 1990 promo for the series); this was also seen on the original 1986 release of said title. The Mickey-less variant (without the blank space) can be seen on various early-mid '90s releases, including Sebastian's Caribbean Jamboree and Frankenweenie (early-mid 1990s re-release). This logo was last seen on a late 2001 re-print of Disney's Sing-Along Songs: The Twelve Days of Christmas. Some tapes that have a smaller version of the Sorcerer Mickey packaging use this logo instead of the 1st logo, like A Tiger Walks. Earlier prints of the first 10 Masterpiece Collection titles like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mary Poppins, and Robin Hood use this logo instead of the Masterpiece Collection logo (however, prints from early September 1994-onwards use the Masterpiece Collection logo). Also seen on prints of Disney's Favorite Stories. The high-pitched variant can be seen on the UK rental release of Hocus Pocus. It was seen on pre-1995 Australian VHS releases as well, such as the 1993 VHS release of The Jungle Book, among others.
Scare Factor: Minimal; this logo is very clean and professional, especially when compared with the first logo. However, the deep synthesized chord at the beginning may get to some.
6th Logo (International Variant) (April 1987-December 1988) Walt Disney Home Video- rare logo (1988)3rd international logo.
Logo: We see clips from the 1983 opening of the Disney Channel, Walt Disney anthology series and Disney films, including Fantasia, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, The Black Cauldron, Sleeping Beauty, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Black Hole, Dumbo, Condorman, Return to Oz, and Tron. After a brief clip of Sorcerer Mickey from Fantasia, we fade into the WDHV logo on a space background, with the logo in a blue/purple gradient. The logo shines and zooms out after.
Variant: Most tapes would have this logo ending with the 5th logo, starting with the spark animation. The tail end of the 5th logo variant can be seen at the end of a late 1980s Japanese VHS promo. The archive footage may be slightly different in some tapes. FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The archive footage, the logo shining and zooming out. If we look closely at the variant that ends with the 5th logo, Mickey's hand is visible right at the start of the spark animation.
Music/Sounds: A synthesized instrumental version of "Casey Jr.", from Dumbo.
Availability: Again, only seen outside the United States and Canada, mainly in Europe (including Italy and Germany) and Australia (where Roadshow Home Video distributed tapes with this logo- an example being the 1987 VHS of Pinocchio).
Scare Factor: Minimal to low, for those who aren't familiar with this logo and were expecting to see the 3rd domestic logo instead of this one.
7th Logo (Late 1991-October 8, 2002; November 3, 2009; May 3, 2015)
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Nicknames: "Gold", "Shining Disney", "Shiny Thing!", "Watch Out for That Truck"
Logo: On a black background, we see the golden words: WALT DiSNEY HOME VIDEO
with "WALT DiSNEY" in the corporate "signature" font. The words shine.
Trivia: Like the previous logos, this is an animated version of the 1984-2002 Walt Disney Home Video print logo. Also, prior to 1995, the logo was only in use on 1990s live-action Disney films and on advertisements of all Disney videos. A Goofy Movie was the first animated film to have this logo.
Variants: Sometimes, a gradient blue background would be used instead. It has been seen on the video releases of Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Hocus Pocus, Cool Runnings, The Three Musketeers, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, A Goofy Movie, The Santa Clause, James and the Giant Peach, Air Bud, The Spirit of Mickey, and the 1994 print of Disney's Sing Along Songs: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. On The Spirit of Mickey, only the words fade at the beginning of the opening theme. On some releases, the words are light blue and "presents" is seen below. This was seen from 1993-1997. On the VHS promo for The Big Green, the background is a gradient green color. On a 1994 promo for Disney's Bright Beginnings VHS collection (which consisted of releases of preschool-targeted shows from Jim Henson and DiC and assorted videos from Spot and Eric Carle), the background is a sliding rainbow gradient and PRESENTS is chyroned in below. There is a variation with "NOW YOU CAN OWN THESE HIT TITLES..." above in a Times New Roman Font with the 1989 FP jingle seen on 1992 re-prints such as Return to Snowy River, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken and The Rocketeer. There is a silent, still variant seen at the beginning of the Jungle 2 Jungle video trailer. At the beginning of the home video trailer for Doug's 1st Movie, the first note of the music is perfectly synchronized with the first "shine" of the logo. On the DVD release of Recess: School's Out, the music is played at a lower volume. The VHS, however, uses the 11th logo. On the VHS release of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, the logo was shown at the very end. On TV spots for the VHS release of Tarzan, the logo is superimposed over a scene from the movie. On Gativideo-distributed Argentinian tapes, the logo animates as usual, but it splits at the end. This usually happens before a bumper or a commercial. FX/SFX: The "shining"...
Cheesy Factor: ...which looks like it's been recycled from the 3rd logo (and probably is). The logo is also quite simple compared to the other logos. Regardless, it still is well-animated. The blue "presents" variant looks like it was recorded off the screen.
Music/Sounds: A lilting dreamy string tune. It sounds somewhat like the "Great Ovation" Feature Presentation theme. It also somewhat sounds like a truck horn prior to it running someone over, hence the last nickname. None for the Gativideo variant.
Music/Sounds Variants: On the 1998 DVD release of Air Bud, the logo is silent. A version with the Jim Henson Video (which itself, is already a slower version of this logo's music) music was used around 1993-1998, on tapes like The Mighty Ducks, Disney's Sing Along Songs: Honor to Us All, and the 1997 widescreen VHS of Sleeping Beauty. It was also on the 2000 European French VHS of Toy Story 2, as well as the Mexican VHS of 101 Dalmatians (1996 remake). On the Australian VHS releases of Hocus Pocus and Aladdin, the music is high pitched (possibly due to being in PAL format). This was also spotted on the UK VHS of Dinosaur, as well as some Italian VHS tapes from Disney. Availability: Fairly common. It was first seen on TV spots for the 1991 Classics release of The Rescuers Down Under. It was seen on most (non Classics/Masterpiece) Disney video/DVD releases of the era, including most (if not all) Gold Classic Collection DVDs. Some of these DVDs are still in print. Most 1998 and 1999 prints of Masterpiece titles have this logo instead of the Masterpiece Collection logo, or with the Masterpiece logo, including The Black Cauldron (some later printings use the Masterpiece logo with this, while earlier ones, surprisingly enough, use the "Feature Program" version of the 1992 Black-Blue FP Bumper). Among the last releases to use this logo were the DVD of Recess: School's Out (the VHS used the 11th logo), the first wave ofWalt Disney Treasures DVD sets, and the 2002 DVD of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. This logo can also be found on the 1998 printings of The Brave Little Toaster and its sequel The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars. This logo made a strange appearance on the Netflix print of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, as well as the May 3rd, 2015 airing of the film on Discovery Family, possibly due to the logo appearing at the beginning of the 2002 DVD release of the film after the Disney DVD logo. This logo also appeared on the 2009 DVD release of Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse (itself a reprint of the original 2001 DVD release). It was also seen on some Australian VHS releases (mostly of live-action material and on some promos). The blue version appeared on Gordy and Billy Nye the Science Guy tapes, as well as the trailer for Walt Disney Film Classics: The Fantastic Adventures Series.
Scare Factor: None to low. The music may turn some people off; otherwise, it's a clean logo.
8th Logo (Korean Variant) (1992-2000s) South Korea's custom WDHV logo (1992)
Nicknames: "The Korean Castle", "Magic Kingdom", "Disney Logo of Korea"
Logo: Just the second half of the then-current movie logo, but with a few differences. Instead of "PICTURES", we see the words "Walt Disney Home Video" in Korean fading in below the company name. The circular line does not even form.
Trivia: This logo is the South Korean equivalent of the 3rd logo used from 1991-2002.
FX/SFX: The second half of the then-current movie logo, minus the ball of light drawing the line.
Cheesy Factor: Same as the movie logo.
Availability: Available only in South Korea. It appeared at the end of Korean Disney VHS releases since 1992, then also began appearing at the beginning of Disney tapes since 1994.
Scare Factor: None.
9th Logo (January 31, 1995-June 14, 2005; 2015) The regular version of the Disney Videos logo.A completely different variant of the Disney Videos logo appearing on tapes from the UK.A Japanese variant of the Disney Videos logo.A version of the Disney Videos logo that appears on VHSes. Disney Videos begeistern ein leben lang, appears on German tapes.A rare singularized version of the Disney Videos logo.Disney Videos (Mexico) A possibly rare variant of the Disney Videos logo.Disney Videos Logo (Brazilian Variant)Disney Videos (American variant)
Nicknames: "Disney Videos", "The Purple Cubes"
Logo: On a blue/green gradient background, three black balls fall from the top of the screen and bounce off the bottom. Two of the balls form the ears of Mickey Mouse and one ball forms the head. Many purple cubes fall from above to form a rectangle. A right-slanted yellowrectangle and a green square also fall from above. The yellow rectangle slants left and settles on the left, while the green square slants right and settles on the right. The balls in the Mickey Mouse logo bounce onto the green square. The red text "DiSNEY", in the corporate font, zooms out and settles on the yellow rectangle. Below, a rectangular green banner with the white word "VIDEOS" unfolds to the right.
Trivia: Although this logo was shown in the U.S. in 2000 only, it was used in international countries from the beginning of 1995 to mid-2005; for example, on 1995 releases of Pocahontas, 101 Dalmatians, and One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing, on 1998 releases of Flubber, and on some Disney's Sing Along Songs tapes. On early releases in some countries, this logo was used concurrently with the 3rd logo, then again with the "Ring" logo on early 2000's releases. It was last seen on a Mexican Tarzan VHS tape from 2005, which did NOT have "The Ring" logo.
Variants: On tapes from the UK, the logo was remade with some changes. The background is solid purple (so the purple cubes don't appear) and the green square is white. The font for "VIDEOS" is also different. An announcer is often heard. This was spotted on a PAL tape of Song of the South, and many other tapes from the mid-90s right through to 2001. There was also a Japanese version of this logo where the gradient background is purple/lavender (this also appears on a UK VHS of My Favorite Martian). A variant was seen with the gradient background being light gray/white. On some German videotapes the logo is extended, with the screen flowing through the copyright notice, with differently colored rectangles being put on each other with a phrase on each separate rectangle leaving behind an extremely long message about what Disney is supposed to be and how to view ideally the film with your children. At the end of the warning the purple rectangle is in place and the animation continues normally, except that the slogan "BEGEISTERN EIN LEBEN LANG" (loosely translated, "Enthusiasm for a Lifetime") appears below. There is also a different variant on promos from Australia where the "VIDEOS" banner is glowing in white, there is a sparkle on the Mickey Mouse logo and on "DiSNEY", and it has darker shadows and brighter colors. A rare variant has the "S" part of the "VIDEOS" banner cut off, leaving only "VIDEO". A still 2-D version of this logo appears at the beginning of Disney promos on Brazilian tapes. A different variant was spotted on a Mexican tape: the background is purple with a "DiSNEY" wallpaper. We see the Mickey Mouse balls (which now have a greenish tint) floating around, then, many yellow pieces fall from the top of the screen and form an oval. The words "DiSNEY" and "VIDEOS" zoom out and place themselves on the oval while the Mickey Mouse logo move to the top of the oval. Another version uses this same logo on a black background, but just reads "DiSNEY" inside the oval. There is a quite rare still variant on some 1997 tapes from the U.S. where "VIDEOS" is cut off and the Mickey Mouse logo is teal. This was seen at the end of the Timeless Classics promo during the opening previews. FX/SFX: All the animation in this logo.
Cheesy Factor: The logo and animation look way too simple and cheap. The German extended variant is a little better though.
Music/Sounds: A very short orchestral rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star" (different from the versions used on the Walt Disney Pictures logos) ending with an orchestral hit. On some Swedish Disney VHS tapes, there is a Swedish voice-over saying"Från Walt Disney Videos, får vi en fantastisk värld att komma tillbaka till - om och om igen.", which in Swedish means"From Walt Disney Videos, we get a fantastic world to come back to - over and over again." over the music. Likewise, Italian tapes had an excited-sounding announcer saying "Da Walt Disney Home Video, un mondo magico che sara tuo, da custodire per sempre!" which means "From Walt Disney Home Video, a magical world that will be yours, to be kept forever!" The variant with the purple background and the white square often had an announcer (see below). Sometimes, the logo is seen silent.
Music/Sounds Variants: On tapes from the UK, the logo was often used as a bumper with one of the following said by a voiceover (John Sachs): Also available from Disney Videos Coming soon from Disney Videos Available now on Disney Videos Watch out for future releases from Disney Videos The American variant has Mark Elliot announce, "Three/four more great reasons to visit the Disney section of your store, only from Walt Disney Home Video!"
On the German extended variant, a different track is heard. There are also other variants of the logo, more in-line with the US variant, where the same German announcer is heard for announcements.
Availability: Seen on non-U.S. VHS and DVD releases from Disney during the time. Was also seen on the 2015 region 4 DVD reprints of Tarzan and Oliver & Company (due to them being reprints of the 2000 and 2001 releases, respectively; this is due to an exclusive promotion at Big W, as they are re-releasing most Walt Disney Pictures films on DVD with limited edition packaging). As mentioned above, the American variant is quite rare, but can be seen at the end of the Timeless Classics promo on 1997 VHS tapes such as Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin and Sleeping Beauty.
Scare Factor: None. You'll be probably annoyed by the many times you've seen it (expect for the American variant).
10th Logo (1995-March 20, 2001) The worst logo in this page.A slight variation of the worst logo in this page.Walt Disney Home VideoWalt Disney Home Video (1997)
Nicknames: "Walt Dullsney Home Video", "The Dull One", "Blue Letters on a Black Background", "They Seriously Used This?!", "What were they thinking? " "The Logo of No Animation", "Prepare for a Scare", "The Walt Disney Text of Boredom"
Logo: On a black background, we see the Persian blue words:
WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO
Variants: There is a variant with smaller text and a slightly different font. Another variant has the text in slightly different font, with "HOME VIDEO" smaller than "WALT DISNEY". This was available in both the standard Persian blue and metallic gold. FX/SFX: None.
Cheesy Factor: The whole logo looks lazy. There is no animation, and the text isn't even in the corporate font. In fact it looks like a placeholder for the other logos more than anything, like the first PBS logo. Arguably one of the worst Disney logos of all time.
Music/Sounds: Same as the Walt Disney Home Video logo from 1991-2002.
Availability: Scarce. It's seen on home video releases of films co-produced by Caravan Pictures, such as Rocketman and Inspector Gadget.Also found on assorted post-1998 VHS releases (non Classics/Masterpiece), such as The Parent Trap (1998 remake), along with a 2002 reprint of it, and it ended with the 2001 VHS release of Remember the Titans. A shorter version can be found at the beginning of some trailers on certain tapes. The smaller text variant can be seen on the aforementioned Rocketman and on Winnie the Pooh: A Birthday Party in the Hundred Acre Wood (which is strange because the latter is an animated title, and this logo was typically used on releases of live-action content). Also seen on some trailers, including the trailer for the home video release of Inspector Gadget, which is present on the VHS of My Favorite Martian.
Scare Factor: Low, because of the 1991 logo's music, but in all seriousness, this logo is even more boring than that logo. But some people may hate it, since on some tapes released within 1995-2000, it cuts to the "Coming Soon to Videocassette" ID they used at the time, which has a high scare factor itself. Not all are scared, though; some may even see a movie on DVD with a friend (or by themselves) and laugh at this logo.
11th Logo (July 17, 2001-February 5, 2008; August 21, 2012; December 24, 2013; January 13, 2015)
Walt Disney Home Entertainment (2001- 4:3)This logo with a blue background, appears with cartoon movies.Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Black Background, 4:3)This logo with a black background, appears with live-action movies.
Nicknames: "Starry Sky", "The Ring", "Ring in Space", "That Nostalgic Ring", "Walt Disney's Ring"
Logo: We see a bright flash with the "D" from the gold text "WALT DiSNEY" (in the familiar signature font), both of which are zooming out on a blue (or black) space background. When everything is at a comfortable distance at the top of the screen, the flash forms an abstract shining star below "WALT DiSNEY", and the light spreads out to form a glowing arc. When this is finished, "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" fades in underneath the arc in gold.
Variant: There is a short version of the logo which was used on several trailers and ads from August 2001-October 2007. This was also used on VHS piracy promos from 2001-2005. "WALT DiSNEY" and the abstract shining star are already in the distance. A second later, the glowing arc forms, and "HOME ENTERTAINMENT" fades in when the arc is forming.
FX/SFX: All modern computer graphics. The logo has a classic Disney feel to it, however.
Music/Sounds: A short synth/orchestral tune.
Music/Sounds Variants: There is a shorter version of the short synth/orchestral tune. This short version is used on the short logo. A few DVD releases from March 2002-August 2002 have this audio plastered on the real logo. In 2006, the tune was changed to a more orchestral tune. Availability: Very common. Can be found on DVD, UMD, VCD and Blu-ray Disc releases from the era. Some are still in print. The blue background one is on animated movies (although it appeared on the Region 4 DVD release of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, despite being a live-action movie), while the black background is reserved for live action movies (however, the black background was seen on a House of Mouse single episode DVD, a trailer for the Aladdin: Platinum Edition VHS and DVD, and a trailer for Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street, which are animated releases). As for VHS, this logo appeared late in the format's life and can be seen on the first Platinum Editions, as well as on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and Baby Einstein videos of the era. The first video to use this logo was The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart (although the regular WDHV logo was on the tape). And the last VHS to use this logo was the 2007 VHS of Cars. Strangely this logo doesn't appear on the VHS and DVD releases of Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo. It also appears on the 2012 Special Edition DVD print of The Aristocats, itself a reprint from the 2008 release, and the 2013 DVD releases of the TV shows: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, which are all reprints from the original 2005-2007 releases. This also appears on Studio Ghibli titles such as My Neighbor the Yamadas and Porco Rosco, among others. The 2001 Region 4 DVD releases of The Aristocats and Oliver & Company do not have this logo, despite it being on the cover; they just use the 1995 Disney Videos logo. This logo also makes a surprise appearance on the 2015 DVD release of DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (itself a reprint of the original 2006 Disney Movie Club exclusive DVD release). It also appeared on the 2015 region 4 DVD reprints of The Rescuers Down Under, Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons, The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Lilo & Stitch, Home on the Range, Brother Bear, Treasure Planet, Robin Hood, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Rescuers, The Sword in the Stone, Hercules, and The Great Mouse Detective (presumably reprints from the 2002, 2006, 2007, 2001, 2002, 2002, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2007, 2001, 2001, 2001, 2002 and 2002 releases, respectively; this is due to an exclusive promotion at Big W, who is re-releasing most Walt Disney films on DVD with limited edition packaging).
Scare Factor: None to low. The animation and music may get to some, but this is one of the best home video logos ever!
12th Logo (November 6, 2007-)
The Disney logo from late 2007.Christmas variant of the logo.Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Variant from the end of "____ Buddies" DVDs.2011 version of this logo: Walt Disney Studios.2012 version of this logo: no text at all.
Nicknames: "There is Only One Disney", "The Beautiful Disney Castle", "Taking the Walt Out of Disney", "Disney Castle"
Logo: We start out with clips from Disney movies. It differs depending on the country or era the DVD was released in, but the first 3 always remain the same: Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan, and The Princess Diaries. The camera then zooms out, revealing a wall of hundreds of clips from Walt Disney movies, both animated and live-action, old and new. More and more clips fly out, replacing some others. One by one, the words "MOVIES.", "MAGIC.", and "MORE." zoom out and fade out. Then all the clips come together to form the 2006 Disney Castle. The ring gets drawn around the castle, as usual, then "DiSNEY", in the famous script, fades in below.
Trivia: The appearance and positioning of the "DiSNEY" text would be used to replace the "WALT DiSNEY PICTURES" text on current films starting in 2011 with The Muppets, only it would appear out of the fairy dust coming out of the castle gate, instead of simply fading in.
Variants: March 4, 2008- : The logo is cut-short and starts off at the part when the castle is formed. This was found on some UK DVDs before 2009 and on the bonus discs on US DVDs and Blu-rays since 2008. As of 2014, this now appears on the main features on DVDs and Blu-rays as well. November 16, 2010- : The 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo is used. This first appeared, in its original version, on the 2010 Blu-ray 3D release of A Christmas Carol, and was used as a home video logo sporadically for a time afterwards; the 2011 variant became the official home video logo, starting with the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Brave. All Pixar DVD and Blu-ray releases since Brave use this variant. This is also used for all Disney DVD and Blu-ray releases, starting with the 2013 DVD and Blu-ray releases of Mickey's Christmas Carol and Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year. 2011-2012: The logo is still and the text is changed to "WALT DiSNEY" (in the famous script) and "STUDIOS" underneath. On Blu-ray releases, there's no text on the logo at all. Just a still of the castle with the river flowing. Only appears as a screensaver. The clips may differ depending on the country or era the DVD or Blu-ray was released in. On most releases with the 2007 variant of this logo, a black screen briefly advertising many of the films featured in the logo appears after it ends. There is an uncommon closing variant seen at the end of Snow Buddies, Space Buddies, Santa Buddies, and Spooky Buddies where the logo reads "WALT DiSNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT". There was a Christmas variant with Christmas lights decorating the castle, a darker sky and the "DiSNEY" text glowing.
On 3D Blu-ray releases, the text "DiSNEY" zooms while fading in. This applies to this logo and the 2011 Walt Disney Pictures logo.
2014- : The 2008-present variant fades in. FX/SFX: All modern and beautiful effects.
Music/Sounds: November 6, 2007-2009: The overture from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (also used as the theme of American Masters and the 1991 Morgan Creek logo). On the Pirates of the Caribbean clip, we hear Jack Sparrow say "We have our heading", and on the Peter Pan clip, we hear the titular character say "Here we GOOOOO!" After the Peter Pan clip, an announcer says "From the magic within our hearts...to the adventure beyond the horizon...there is only one...Disney." After the announcer finishes speaking, the fanfare rises to a beautiful, triumphant state and ends with a majestic climax. March 4, 2008-: Just the end of the fanfare, sometimes in low-pitch. November 16, 2010-: The full 2006 theme. 2011-2012: The logo is silent. 2014- : Just the end of the 2006 theme. Availability: Current. First appeared on the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Ratatouille. Few DVD and Blu-ray releases after Ratatouillecontinued to use the 2001 Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo until February 6, 2008, like Snow Buddies. This can be seen on the main feature on both DVDs and Blu-rays as of 2014. Not used on Marvel Studios releases as they just use their own logo, and in the case of Marvel's The Avengers and Iron Man 3, also use Paramount Home Media Distribution's Paramount DVD (DVD releases) and Paramount High Definition (Blu-ray) logos.
Scare Factor: Depending on the variant: 2007-2009: None. It's a very beautiful logo, and quite possibly one of the finest of the 2000s. 2008-: Minimal. Its sudden appearance may startle some. 2010-: Same as the 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo. Some may be annoyed by the long length of it, especially since it already appears on the movie following the DVD features. 2011-2012: None. The animation looks beautiful as per usual, but it's very boring, given that there is no text and music accommodatingthe logo.