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Background: Avalanche Software was launched in 1996. In 2002, the studio was acquired by Disney, making it a division of their Disney Interactive Studios brand. In May 2016, with the shutdown of DIS, Avalanche laid dormant for almost ten months, before being revived by Warner Media's popular film/entertainment company, Warner Bros., making this gaming studio a division of WB's gaming division dedicated to releasing product based on Disney franchises such as Cars.

1st Logo (1996)

Nicknames: "Avalanche Mountain"

Logo: On a black background, we see a pinkish-grey marble texture, which rotates to reveal an image of a hemisphere propped up by two circle cones, resembling a stylized mountain. Then it rotates further, in order to reveal a pinkish-grey marble background. We zoom out to see the Avalanche logo in full view, in which the hemisphere is now grey, and the circle cones are purple zooming out. Then we zoom out to reveal the text "AVALANCHE SOFTWARE" in purple with "SOFTWARE" in spaced-out letters under "AVALANCHE" and "LC" standing on top, next to "SOFTWARE".

FX/SFX: CGI.

Music/Sounds: A rising deep choir note accompanied by whooshes, closing out with a deep bell-like toll.

Availability: Seen on the PS1 ports of Mortal Kombat Trilogy and NHL 2-on-2 Open Ice Challenge.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (1997; 1999-2000)

Nicknames: "Avalanche Mountain II", "Paramount's Cousin II"

Logo: On a black background, we see the same Avalanche logo, but only this time the colors on the symbol are brighter and the text below it is in white, and "LC" is now stood on the bottom of "SOFTWARE" rather than on top, and "AVALANCHE" is standing behind the bottom part of the mountain.

Variant: On the N64 port of Rampage 2: Universal Tour and Rugrats in Paris: The Movie for the PS1 and N64, the logo stands still on the spotlight. "SOFTWARE LC" is now standing behind the right side of the bottom part of "AVALANCHE" rather than on below.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: The normal version is only seen on Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero for the N64.

Editor's Note: None

3rd Logo (1999-2000)

Nicknames: "Avalanche Mountain III"

Logo: A yellowish-white flash occurs, revealing the 3D version of the logo with "LC" on the top next to "SOFTWARE" as with the first logo. The light then travels and shines behind the logo

FX/SFX: The forming of the logo.

Music/Sounds: A sound of wind blowing in the background.

Availability: Seen on the PS1 ports of Rampage 2: Universal Tour and Rampage Through Time.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo (May 6, 2000-August 6, 2002;2005)

Logo: The text is the silver "AVALANCHE" with the purple "SOFTWARE" below.

Variants:

  • Arabian Nights: Prince of Persia (Dreamcast): The camera pans down to ground and rotates to the said text, standing still. The shine appears over the second "A" in "AVALANCHE".
  • NCAA College Football 2K2 (Dreamcast): The text is superimposed on the still background fomr the game.
  • NCAA College Football 2K3 (PS2/GC): The camera follows a football bouncing to the grass ground of the football field. The camera pans up and rotates to reveal the white "AVALANCHE" and the orange "SOFTWARE". The background fades to black with the words dissolving to the usual colors.
  • 25 to Life (PS2/Xbox): The text is shown above the three other developing logos on the black background.

FX/SFX: Depending on the variants, expect for the Dreamcast version of NCAA 2K2 and 25 to Life.

Music/Sounds: See FX/SFX.

Availability: Seen on those games above.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo (November 26, 2002-May 10, 2016; June 13, 2017-September 6, 2018)

Nickname: "Walking Letters"

Logo: On a white background, a silver letter "A" walks to the left, and other letters of the company name fall behind as it passes. When "V" falls, "A" attempts to continue walking, but "V" squeaks, making an attention of "A", which jumps to its usual position. The whole word in 3D is seen. A big stretched square-shaped hole opens below, the word pushes below and purple "SOFTWARE" is pulled up from it. The "AVALANCHE" word is pushed above by it, the square hole closes and the shadow is seen below.

Variant: On some games, it is still.

FX/SFX: CGI. None for the still variant.

Music/Sounds: Walking and squeaking sound for the letters, mechcanic sound for the square hole, and a short synth note.

Availability: Common. Seen on many games by Avalanche, such as Rugrats: Royal Ransom (where it debuted). It also appears on Disney games issued by WB since 2017, beginning with Cars 3: Driven to Win.

Editor's Note: None.

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