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Background: VideoVisa, S.A. was a Mexican home video company that did business in Mexico and certain parts of the United States, releasing Spanish-language product, including their own homegrown films and Hollywood releases. At various points, they distributed titles from Walt Disney Home Video, Warner Home Video, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, MGM/UA Home Video, RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video, CIC Video, Thorn EMI Video, Embassy Home Entertainment, Family Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Video, Cannon Video, Filmways Home Video, and Orion Home Video, among others. Today, the company is the home entertainment division of Televisa and is known as Televisa Home Entertainment.

1st Logo (1985-1989)[]

VideoVisa 1985

Logo: On a blue/black gradient background with blue rectangular blocks at the bottom, gold lines appear from the lower-left-hand corner and become a series of gold bars as a silver sphere flies above in shadow. The bars disappear and reappear at a different position, then fly to the right, reappear at a further distance from the camera, and fly towards the lower-right-hand corner. Then a gold stylized V that vaguely resembles a U with both ends bent outward files in from the left, and the silver sphere floats down and through it as the gold bars settle within the V. As this happens, the action fades to a white screen with a red segmented trapezoid with a curved bottom and a white segmented circle within. That zooms out, and "VIDEOVISA," in black, flips in below.

Variant:

  • On some early tapes, the finished logo fades to a blue screen, with "PRESENTA" spinning in.
    • On El Chanfle, the logo fades out as normal, and "PRESENTA" is shown on a black background.

FX/SFX: The lines appearing and fading to the six gold bars, the movements and fading of the bars, the sphere, the stylized V, and the company name flipping in.

Music/Sounds: Ten bars of synthesized warbling, followed by a synthpop fanfare.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Mexican videocassettes of El Chanfle, Footloose, On Golden Pond, Point Blank, Song of the South, The Way We Were, and The Parent Trap, among others.

2nd logo (1989-1995)[]

Logo: On a black screen, gold bars (more elaborate than in the previous logo) appear from the top and crisscross with each other, revealing a 3D gold version of the segmented trapezoid with the circle within. VideoVisa zooms out below in gold.

FX/SFX: The lines moving and crisscrossing, and the company name zooming out.

Music/Sounds: In its first year, a hard synth rock piece was used. Later on, a synthpop fanfare which is heavy on the brass came into use.

Availability: More common than the previous logo, but still uncommon. Seen on Mexican videocassettes of Robin Hood, Cinderella, Agatha, and The Abyss, among others.

3rd Logo (1995-2001)[]

Logo: Against a blue screen, the logo from before zooms in spinning before settling in the center.

FX/SFX: The zooming and spinning.

Music/Sounds: A loud synthesized whoosh.

Availability: Seen on later VideoVisa tapes, including Mary Poppins and Goofy's All-Star Olympics.

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