Closing Logo Group

Logo description by JuniorFan88

Logo capture by EnormousRat

Video captures courtesy of Eric S. and EnormousRat


Caravan Pictures was an arm of Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (now "Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures") created by Joe Roth and Roger Birnbaum in 1992. The studio produced films for Buena Vista's Hollywood Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone Pictures sublabels throughout the decade. Their first film was The Three Musketeers.

In 1994, Roth became the head chief of Disney and left Birnbaum in charge. In 1998, Birnbaum himself left the company to form Spyglass Entertainment with Gary Barber. The company went defunct after the release of Inspector Gadget.

Logo (November 12, 1993 - July 23, 1999)[]


Nickname: "The Walking Man"

Logo: On a black background is a dark setting with blue hills and a road. A man with a fedora walks down the road, and the setting brightens. A box zooms out around the area with the man, and "CARAVAN PICTURES" appears above and below the picture, respectively.


  • The logo and company name is most likely a nod to Sullivan's Travels, a 1941 comedy about a filmmaker who sets out to make more meaningful movies. He travels on foot in a similar shot. At the end of the film, he describes his life as a "cockeyed caravan." Joe Roth is reportedly a fan of Sullivan's Travels director Preston Sturges, and his former company, Morgan Creek Productions, is named after another Sturges film, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek.
  • The logo was designed and created by John Kehe.

FX/SFX: The man with a fedora walking down the road, the setting brightening, the box zooming out around the area and the man, the "CARAVAN PICTURES" text appearing on above and below the picture.

Music/Sounds: A piano/woodwind/string jingle. After it stops, there is a gradual increase of volume for the orchestrated part, ending with a triumphant finish sounded out by trumpets and brass. There are two versions of this theme, one more bombastic than the other, both of which were composed by Randy Edelman. In other cases, it uses the film's opening theme.


  • Can be found on many Disney movies such as The Three Musketeers, Angels in the Outfield, Heavyweights, Tall Tale, First Kid, RocketMan, and Inspector Gadget.
  • Also seen on some Touchstone/Hollywood Pictures films such as Powder, While You Were Sleeping, Angie, Dead Presidents, Metro, Celtic Pride, Gone Fishin' and Simon Birch.

Editor's Note: A great logo helped by its triumphant fanfare.