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Revised info by V of Doom, Bob Fish, Mr. Logo Lord, Nathan B., UniversalxDisney172, MariluHennerArtist45, betamaxtheflyer, mr3urious and brichards85

Background[]

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment began its life in 1978, through releases they distributed via MCA DiscoVision, as "Walt Disney Home Entertainment". Disney began to prioritize videocassette releases in 1980 following the decline in popularity of DiscoVision, and changed their subsidiary name to "Walt Disney Home Video". Prior to 1981, their first videocassette releases were exclusively live action catalog 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 renamed back to "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-September 16, 1986)[]

Nickname: "Neon Mickey"

Logo: Here are the two standard variants of this logo:

  • December 1978-July 1984, 1985: 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 counterclockwise 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-September 1986,: Nearly the same as the 1978 version, but with darker colors and Mickey graphics shifted upwards, 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 and later Tokyo Disneyland attraction "The Mickey Mouse Revue".

Variants

  • The original 1983 video releases of Disney’s Cartoon Classics 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 red, 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. It then fades into the video series intro.
  • At the end of the Walt Disney and You promo that typically appeared at the end of tapes from this period, a video freeze occurs near the end of the logo (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). The announcer of the promo then says "Now available from Walt Disney Home Video".
  • On some Italian tapes, we see a light blue binder 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.
  • There's an even rarer variant found on Welcome to Pooh Corner: Too Smart for Strangers and other video releases of Disney Channel Premiere Films from the era. 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. Three films known to have this special introduction are Hot Lead and Cold Feet, The Cat from Outer Space and Return to Witch Mountain (it is intact on current releases of The Cat from Outer Space without the music but the Anchor Bay DVD doesn't have it; while the soundtrack for Return to Witch Mountain has the music that would’ve played over it, but it doesn’t appear on current releases of the film).
  • A variant seen before previews at the end of tapes from this period features "Also available from" and "WALT DiSNEY HOME VIDEO" seen to the left of a blue drawing of Sorcerer Mickey.

FX/SFX: The Mickey outline spinning, the text appearing. 

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 Anchor Bay DVD of The Cat from Outer Space, the Mickey's 50th Birthday variant is silent due to the audio being unrestorable; however, the audio heard on the soundtrack of Return to Witch Mountain has a few differences from the recording that was used for this logo.

Availability: Seen on Disney videos from the period, almost exclusively used in the United States and Canada.

  • 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 there are several tapes with this artwork style that use the 1981 "HOME VIDEO" variant as well. Later copies from 1985-86 using the "HOME VIDEO" variant have a smaller Sorcerer Mickey on top of the border (surrounding the cover art). As Neon Mickey tapes were in print as late as 1991 in some cases (among them some Canadian prints of the 1989 VHS of Dumbo, and 1991 English and French Canadian releases of Pete's Dragon), some tapes with Neon Mickey packaging may have the Sorcerer Mickey logo.
  • The logo makes surprise appearances at the beginning of reprints that didn’t update their tape masters. These include a 1993 print of Treasure of Matecumbe, the 1994 French-Canadian Masterpiece Collection VHS of Pete’s Dragon and a few releases from the "Bring Disney Home for Good" promotion in late 1986.
  • The versions on the Cartoon Classics series as well as the "Walt Disney and You" promo are extremely rare, since the latter promo was only seen between 1982 and 1986 and didn’t appear on every release. The original releases with this logo from 1978-79 can be seen on MCA DiscoVision LaserDisc releases (usually appearing right after the DiscoVision logo) with a print logo featuring Mickey Mouse switching on an old LaserDisc player 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 shown up following the RCA Selectavision fanfare on various Disney feature films released by RCA from 1981-82 (from 1982-86, Disney released CEDs under their own label). It also showed up on very early prints of the Classics releases of DumboAlice in Wonderland, and The Sword in the Stone, but later prints replaced it with the first Walt Disney Classics logo from 1984.
  • The last releases to use the original variant were Son of Flubber and The Castaway Cowboy, with the 1981 variant making its American debut on The Incredible Journey. However, the original Neon Mickey variant made sporadic reappearances; it can be seen on the 1985 reprints of Fun and Fancy Free, Gus, and The Great Locomotive Chase, as well as French-Canadian releases of A Disney Christmas Gift, Herbie Goes Bananas, The Premiere Adventures of SuperTed, and The Gnome Mobile.
  • The 1981 variant (with the music at a slightly lower pitch) appears on early Australian releases from Syme Home Video (usually preceding a promo reel), including the 1984 Australian VHS of Night Crossing, along with the next logo. This variant also appeared on the 1982 UK VHS of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the 1983 British VHS of The Small One, and New Zealand releases of Blackbeard's Ghost and Freaky Friday.
  • The 1981 variant Neon Mickey logo was earliest UK VHS in late 1981, such as "Cartoon Festival III", at least until mid 1983.
  • This doesn't appear on the VHS release of Trenchcoat (in fact, the only mention of Disney in any shape or form is on the tape label). It is also not featured on Running Brave, Never Cry Wolf, and Something Wicked This Way Comes (likely due to either the mature content of the mentioned films or Disney wanting to release the films without their identity decreasing customer awareness; the former, at least, uses this logo at the start of the videogram and on the labels, also appearing on the packaging for a 1985 reissue).

However the Neon Mickey logo was not shown on The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue, it has Walt Disney Home Video and Presents on black screen. Neither the Walt Disney Video A Longs did not have a Neon Mickey logo.

  • It was also seen on other material distributed by Disney, such as Lucky Luke, Asterix, Paddington Bear, Stories and Fables, The Hubley Studios works, The Fabulous Fleischer Folio, SuperTed, Bill Cosby's Picture Pages, and a Buena Vista VHS of The Juggler of Notre Dame.
  • The last tapes to use the logo were Moon Pilot, One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing, King of the Grizzlies, Treasure of Matecumbe and The Wild Country. However, on Disney's Greatest Lullabies, also from 1986, neither this nor the 5th logo are shown.
  • The 1978 variant was also seen during a 1981 CBS broadcast of Mary Poppins.

Editor's Note: This is a favorite of many, particularly those who grew up in the early 1980s and collectors of rare Disney tapes. Others may have less fond memories of it thanks to the loud and dramatic music.

2nd Logo (International Variant) (Early 1983-March 1987)[]

Nicknames: "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 clips 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 red gradient background. The "WALT DiSNEY" text zooms up from the top, then "HOME VIDEO", also in blue, appears below, cheaply inserted. The whole thing sparkles and glows a little bit.

Variants:

  • Sometimes, the screen flips down like if you were turning a page in a book. Either it would flip to reveal the into to the program (like on the 1985 UK VHS of The Adventures of Chip 'N' Dale), or it just flips to a black screen (like on the 1986 US Spanish-language VHS of Winnie Pu y Tigger and on certain Venezuelan tapes, the latter as a clip-on).
  • 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, more Disney-like. It is used in Swedish tapes ("presentera"), Danish tapes ("præsenterer"), French tapes ("présente") and German tapes ("präsentier"). The font for the latter is smaller. There is also another version with the word "PRESENTERIANIS" in a bold sans-serif font. It is currently unknown what that language is, and has appeared on a bootleg tape with what appears to be an Spanish-Italian mixed language. A version including "presents" in English is seen 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.
  • A version of this one has more clips and a neon Pluto head added, extending it to being a minute long. This was actually the opening for the Walt Disney TV series (1981-83).
  • 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 "WALTDiSNEY" slides in, the word "PRESENTS" in white, and glowing, 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 logofeatured 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 3rd domestic logo. This variant can be seen on some Scandinavian Disney tapes released in 1986 and 1987 (one example is the 1986 Finnish VHS release of The Sword in the Stone).
  • A version was found with a copyright notice saying "© Walt Disney Productions" in the Walt Disney font. This was found on the 1986 Japanese VHS of Make Mine Music.

FX/SFX: The flash, the zooming... 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. This has better animation then the last logo.

Music/Sounds: A powerful disco version of "When You Wish Upon a Star."

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • An extended version appears on only two (unidentified) releases and the first showings of the Walt Disney TV series.
  • The HOME VIDEO-less variation's music has a slightly different ending.

Availability: Was mainly seen on tapes released outside North America, usually from the UK, Europe, and Latin America, but also from Asia, Australia, and even South Africa.

  • The United States did use this logo briefly, but only on Spanish-language tapes such as Winnie Pu y el árbol de miel (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree) and Winnie Pu y Tigger (Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too), both from mid-late 1986. Their very first Spanish-language releases (such as Dumbo and Mary Poppins) used the previous logo.
  • It is unknown whether this appeared on any French Canadian tapes, as the earliest video evidence online shows that tapes in the Classics collection used the 1984 Black Diamond logo while a 1987 Cartoon Classics tape uses the Sorcerer Mickey logo, and no other video evidence has come to light as of writing.
  • The "flipping" variant appears on Winnie Pu y el árbol de miel,Winnie Pu y Tigger, and The Adventures of Chip 'N' Dale, and the tail end appears during a series of trailers at the end of a Spanish-subtitled Venezuelan tape of El abismo negro (The Black Hole) as a clip-on.

Editor's Note: Like the previous logo, this is a favorite of many, though mostly outside of the United States.

3rd Logo (Australia and New Zealand Variant)
(April 1982-1992)
[]

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 1980s. For tapes that were released from 1982-86, the "Aussie Light Trails" logo is used; tapes from 1986-92 used "The Other V of Doom".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen at the end of most Aussie and New Zealand PAL tapes of Disney material distributed through Roadshow Home Video (Young Again instead uses the Disney Premiere Cinema logo). The last known release to use it was Goodbye, Miss 4th of July.

4th Logo
(December 3, 1984-July 16, 1985)
[]

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.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on Disney's DTV series of music video collections released in the period. The variant can be seen on the 1985 Pinocchio sales pitch promotional video and the 1985 video release of Disney's Mousercise.

5th Logo (September 23, 1986-November 6, 2001)[]

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 in the 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".

Variants:

  • The logo "shines". 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 seen on the 1990 VHS of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and on a Japanese VHS of Treasure Island.
  • Sometimes, "presents" in white, or in all-caps "PRESENTS" in 3D 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 UK VHS of The Ghost of Cypress Swamp and the 1988 rental VHS of Pinocchio, "PRESENTS" appeared in a light blue, bold and round font.
  • On Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Collection of All-Time Favorites, the opening theme plays over the logo, which is sped up to accomodate it.
  • 1992 releases from the Walt Disney Classics line featured unique clip-ons that replaced the "HOME VIDEO" text with either "Coming to Home Video", "Coming on Video Cassette This Summer" (only seen during the "Coming to Home Video" variation on 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 LET font. The "Coming to Home Video/Coming on Video Cassette This Summer" variation was exclusive to 101 Dalmatians and started over the film’s Buena Vista logo, with Mark Elliot saying "Stay tuned for a preview of two new Disney classics coming to home video. Coming on videocassette this summer...". Over the clip-on, a recording of a different part of the 1986 WDHV music is heard. The "Coming to Home Video" variation later reappears by itself on The Rescuers and Beauty and the Beast, with the first eight notes of "Great Ovation" from the Bruton Music album TelevisualThe Rescuers has a shortened version of the FP jingle with Mark Elliot saying "Coming soon from Walt Disney Home Video."
  • On 1986-87 Japanese VHS releases under Bandai Video Network, the logo begins with the spark writing out the logo. When the logo is formed, however, it zooms out and flips around to another copy, revealing that it's on a 3D gray rectangle on a blue gradient background. When it flips back over, it starts to shine and chroma-keyed blue wipes over the logo, which flashes white for a second. The logo then flips back onto the rectangle, but diagonally, and a white square emerges with the Bandai Video Network logo on it, taking up the entire screen. The music used is the opening title fanfare to Robin Hood.
  • 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".
  • 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, Elliot says, "Now available on videocassette..." with the same FP jingle.
  • 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.
  • On some UK releases from 1993-early 1994, 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 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 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".
  • 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 also makes an appearance on the 1987 Classics Laserdisc of Sleeping Beauty.
  • At the end of Disney UK VHS tapes from 1994, there is red text above the logo which reads "LOOK OUT FOR FUTURE RELEASES FROM". John Sachs announces "Look out for future releases from Walt Disney Home Video."
  • On the 1991 Italian VHS 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 Canadian French VHS of Aladdin and European French SECAM VHS of Hocus Pocus, white text saying "Bientôt disponible sur Vidéocassette de" is above the logo with the French announcer saying "Bientôt disponible sur Vidéocassette de Walt Disney Home Video" while the first eight notes from "Great Ovation" 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, an UK rental tape of Man of the House, and a Brazilian VHS of The Lion King. Also, in North America, while this logo was primarily used from 1986-92, 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 1984-95 WDHV print logo.

FX/SFX: The spark flying and writing, the logo shining. The animation was produced by Hal Miles.

Music/Sounds: A low-key, gradually rising synth theme with a held-out synthesized B flat trombone note at the beginning.

  • In the early years, the music was more synthesized.
  • There is an extremely rare short version with a different synth theme which incorporates "dings" that are perfectly synchronized with the logo "sparkling". So far, its only known appearances are on the original Laserdisc pressing of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and a handful of 1990 VHS re-releases, including Something Wicked This Way Comes, Blackbeard’s Ghost, and Babes in Toyland. An even rarer longer version of this without the "dings" can be found on a few international releases.
  • Some UK tapes overlay whooshing and sparkling sounds over the music.
  • 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 original prints of Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken.
  • On some UK releases, Pat Sharp says "A world of magic which can be yours to treasure for a lifetime, from Walt Disney Home Video."
  • Also, on some PAL tapes, the music is higher pitched. 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 a Japanese VHS of Treasure Island, the ending of the synthesized "Casey Jr." from the next logo is heard.

Music/Sounds Trivia: Coincidentally, rising synth sounds similar to the ones from this logo are heard as noises at the view of Eggman's base after the title card on the Sonic Mania Adventures episode Metal Mayhem.

Availability: Very common, seen on just about any Disney release from this time period all over the world.

  • It was first seen on several September 1986 releases, including Ten Who Dared, The World's Greatest Athlete, No Deposit, No Return, and Third Man on the Mountain.
  • It was also seen on home video releases of Disney shows such as DuckTalesChip 'n Dale Rescue RangersTaleSpinDarkwing Duck, Disney's Sing-Along SongsDinosaursBonkers!, The New Adventures of Winnie the PoohGoof Troop, classic Disney cartoon compilations, 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 DVDs of My Dog the Thief and Disney's Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly (only at the beginning of the program; the 11th logo appears before the previews), due to the DVDs using circa-1990s VHS tape masters of both titles.
  • 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 CommandoThe 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 its original release in 1986. This variant also made a surprise appearance at the beginning of a TV One airing of Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, and also plasters the first logo on pressings of Mickey Knows Best and The Importance of Being Donald which were duplicated at Bell & Howell/Columbia Pictures/Paramount Video Services.
  • The Mickey-less variant (without the blank space) can be seen on various early-mid-Nineties releases, including Sebastian's Caribbean Jamboree and Frankenweenie (early-mid 1990s re-release), and also on early Laserdiscs of the Classics lineup.
  • On VHS, 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 DwarfsMary 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 of The Jungle Book.

Editor's Note: This is one of the longest-running (with only Paramount's 1986 and 1989 home video logos trailing ahead) and most popular home video logos of all time, especially being favored by those who grew up with it.

6th Logo (International Variant)(April 1987-December 1988)[]

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 blue/purple gradient. The logo shines and zooms out after.

Variant: Most tapes would have this logo ending with the 3rd domestic logo, starting with the spark animation.

FX/SFX: The archive footage, the logo shining and zooming out.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized instrumental version of "Casey Jr.", from Dumbo.

Availability: Again, only seen outside North America, mainly in Europe (including Italy and Germany), New Zealand, and Australia (where Roadshow Home Video distributed tapes with this logo, an example being the 1987 VHS of Pinocchio).

7th Logo (September 26, 1995-May 6, 2003)[]

Nicknames: "Gold Walt Disney Home Video", "The Gold Text"

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: This is an enhanced version of the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video print logo. Prior to 1995, the logo was only used on 1990s live-action Disney films and on advertisements for 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 JourneyHocus PocusCool RunningsThe Three MusketeersSquanto: A Warrior's TaleA Goofy MovieThe Santa Clause, James and the Giant Peach, Air Bud, The Spirit of Mickey, a trailer for Tom and Huck, 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 the US VHS of Gordy, as well as Spot and Bill Nye the Science Guy tapes and several 1993 releases of Disney Channel Premiere Films, the words are light blue and "presents" is seen below. 
  • On the VHS promo for The Big Green, the background is a gradient green color.
  • On the "Bright Beginners" promo from 1994, the background is a 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 first eight notes from "Great Ovation" seen on 1992 re-prints such as Return to Snowy RiverWild Hearts Can't Be Broken and The Rocketeer.
  • There is a silent, still variant seen at the beginning of the video trailers for Jungle 2 Jungle and 102 Dalmatians.
  • 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 TV spots for the VHS release of Tarzan, the logo is superimposed over a scene from the movie.
  • On a 1996 Cinderella "going back into the vault" TV spot, the logo is shifted down and the text "A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM" is shown above. This was later spotted on a "going back into the vault" TV spot that advertises both it and The Lion King.
  • A couple of home video trailers, such as one for Balloon Farm on the 2000 Touchstone Home Video demo VHS of Play it to the Bone, feature white text and "WALT DISNEY" in the same font as "HOME VIDEO."

FX/SFX: The "shining".

Music/Sounds: A lilting dreamy string tune that sounds similar to the "Great Ovation" Feature Presentation theme.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On the 1998 DVD of Air Bud, the logo is silent.
  • A version with the Jim Henson Video music (which itself is already a slower version of this logo's music) was used around 1993-98, on tapes like The Mighty Ducks, Tiny Toy Stories, 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).
  • 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.

Availability: Fairly common at first, but it became more so over the years. 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 and the first wave of Walt Disney Treasures 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 paired with the Masterpiece logo, including The Black Cauldron (later printings use the Masterpiece logo with this, while earlier printings instead pair this logo with the "Feature Program" version of the 1992 Black-Blue FP Bumper).
  • The only Pixar films to feature this logo are Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 2.
  • Among the last releases to use this logo were the DVD of Recess: School's Out (the VHS used the 11th logo), the 2002 DVD of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, and the 2003 DVD of Tom and Huck (used in a trailer only).
  • 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 also appears at the end of the 1997 VHS/Laserdisc releases of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (as well as at the beginning), and is retained on all other editions. This logo also appeared on the 2009 DVD of Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse (itself a reprint of the original 2001 release).
  • It was also seen on some Australian VHS releases (mostly of live-action material and on some promos).

Editor's Note: Unlike some of the other logos, this is not received that well in the logo community.

8th Logo (Korean Variant)
(1992-2000s)
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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 1991 WDHV logo.

FX/SFX: The second half of the then-current movie logo, minus the ball of light drawing the line.

Music/Sounds: None.

Music/Sounds Variant: Sometimes it will have the 1991 WDHV music.

Availability: Available only in South Korea. Initially, it appeared exclusively at the end of the tape, but starting in 1994, it was put at the beginning.

9th Logo (as Disney Videos) (Fall 1994-June 14, 2006)[]

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 yellow rectangle 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:

  • This logo was used in international countries from the beginning of 1995 to mid-2006. On early releases in some countries, this logo was used concurrently with the 2nd logo, then again with the "Ring" logo on early 2000's releases. It was last seen on a 2006 Mexican VHS print of Tarzan, which did not have the "Ring" logo.
  • Despite being used on a disproportionate PAL tapes, this logo was originated at 30p.

Variants:

  • On VHS tapes from the UK, the background is solid purple - which omits the purple rectangle forming animation, the green square is white, the red "DiSNEY" text is a bit thicker (where it also shines after the logo is formed) and the font for "VIDEOS" is in a Futura font. An announcer (John Sachs) is often heard. The logo was remade especially for the UK market, and used for all their VHS tapes in the UK from the 1995 right through to 2001 (with "Tiny Toy Stories" being one exception as it uses the standard version instead). Strangely, despite the UK being a PAL country, this was animated at 24p and was not sped up to accommodate the format.
    • A still already formed version of the logo was used for many UK VHS trailers, promos and adverts, as well as the 1996 Video Piracy Warning. Sometimes, it would have the animation of the "Disney" shining. On some adverts, the background would be in a darker shade.
    • On the 1998 UK reissue VHS of Disney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea, the animation of the "Disney" text shining was repeated to extend the the logo's duration since it was plastering over the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video logo.
  • There was also a Japanese version of this logo where the gradient background is purple/lavender. This variant can be spotted on some UK VHS tapes such as An Extremely Goofy Movie, and My Favorite Martian.
  • A variant was seen with the gradient background being light-gray/white.
  • Some German tapes have "BEGEISTERN EIN LEBEN LANG" (loosely translated, "Enthusiasm for a Lifetime") appearing below.
  • There is also a different variant on promos from Australia where the "VIDEOS" banner is glowing in white, and 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 2D 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 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. 
  • There is a still variant on some 1997 US tapes, where "VIDEOS" is cut off, the yellow rectangle is an oval and the Mickey Mouse logo is teal. This was integrated into the Timeless Classics promo during the opening previews.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

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 some Swedish Disney VHS tapes, there is a Swedish voice-over saying "From Walt Disney Videos, we get a fantastic world to come back to. Over and over again!" over the music.
  • Sometimes, the music is high pitched (possibly due to being in PAL format).
  • Sometimes, the logo is seen silent.
  • On tapes from the UK, the logo was often used as a bumper with one of the following announced by John Sachs:
    • Coming soon from Disney Videos
    • Available now on Disney Videos
    • Also available from Disney Videos (until 1997)
    • Watch out for future releases from Disney Videos (1995 only)
    • Watch out for future releases coming soon from Disney Videos (early 1995 only)
  • The American variant has "Three/four more great reasons to visit the Disney section of your store, only from Walt Disney Home Video!" announced by Mark Elliott.
  • 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.
  • On the 1998 UK reissue VHS of Disney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea, a PAL version of the 1986 jingle is heard on the logo.
  • On the Chile Spanish VHS of Tarzan, the logo starts off silent, until the next half of the logo when it finishes forming has the faint drumbeats from the start the song "Two Worlds".

Availability: Seen on non-U.S. VHS and DVD releases from Disney during the time.

    • The UK VHS variant made its debut on The Return of Jafar and was last used on some mid-2001 releases. Prior to being used on the releases themselves, it was actually used on TV adverts of Disney titles in October and December 1994.
    • Was also seen on the 2015 region 4 DVD reprints of Tarzan and Oliver & Company (due to them being reprints of their respective original 2000 and 2001 releases; this is due to an exclusive promotion at Big W, where they re-released most Walt Disney Pictures films on DVD with limited edition packaging as with the UK).
    • As mentioned above, the American variant is quite rare, but can be seen at the end of the Timeless Classics promo on 1997 tapes such as Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin and Sleeping Beauty.
    • This logo is also found on the British DVD of A Goofy Movie.
    • This logo makes a surprise appearance on the 2001 Australian DVD of The Parent Trap, despite having "The Ring" logo on the packaging.
    • It also surprisingly appears in place of the "The Ring" logo on the Region 4 DVDs of both of the live-action Dalmatians films. This plasters the Walt Disney Pictures logo on the 2000 Australian VHS of Annie.
    • It is also stored in title 2 on the 1999 UK DVD of A Goofy Movie, but isn't used on the disc itself.

10th Logo
(1995-November 6, 2001)
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Nicknames: "Walt Dull-sney Home Video", "Blue Letters on a Black Background", "They Seriously Used This?!", "The Most Lifeless Logo in Disney History", "Prepare for a Scare"

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 the standard font, but "HOME VIDEO" was smaller. This was available in both the standard Persian blue and metallic gold.

FX/SFX: None.

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, as well as several "low-key" live-action titles, such as Summer of the Monkeys, The Parent Trap, Remember the Titans, and various TV movies made for The Wonderful World of Disney. The different text variant can be seen on RocketMan and Winnie the Pooh: A Birthday Party in the Hundred Acre Wood (which is strange, because the latter is an animated title). The last tape to use this logo was The Miracle Worker, but it was retained on a 2002 reprint of The Parent Trap. It is also seen on some trailers, including the home video trailers for Summer of the Monkeys and Inspector Gadget.

Editor's Note: This is the only logo on this page to not feature the famous script in any form. It's also infamous for looking like a placeholder for the other logos more than anything, and arguably being one of the worst Disney logos of all time.

11th Logo (July 17, 2001-February 5, 2008)[]

Nicknames: "The Ring", "Ring in Space", "That Nostalgic Ring", "Walt Disney's Ring"

Logo: From a black background. 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.

Variants:

  • 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.
  • On the 2002 DVD of Max Keeble's Big Move, the 4:3 version has been stretched into widescreen.

FX/SFX: All modern computer graphics. The logo has a classic Disney feel to it, however.

Music/Sounds: A short synth/orchestral theme with some synthesized effects.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • A shortened version exists, used on the shorter logo. A few DVD releases from November 2001-August 2002, such as the 2002 reissue of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, have this audio plastered on the real logo.
  • A silent version was used at the front of the home video version of the trailer for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which can be found on some 2004 DVDs such as Home Improvement: The Complete First Season and Around the World in 80 Days.
  • Beginning in August 2006, the jingle was modified to a different orchestral fanfare.
  • A PAL pitched version exists, as heard on the 2008 South Korean VHS of WALL-E.

Availability: Very common. Can be found on VHS, DVD, UMD, VCD and Blu-ray Disc releases from the era. Some are still in print.

  • The blue background version is on animated movies (although it appeared on the 2005 DVDs of The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Christmas Carol, and Muppet Treasure Island, and the UK and Australian DVD releases of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, despite being live-action releases, although the latter is a live-action/animation hybrid film), while the black background is reserved for live action movies (however, this variant was seen on the DVD release of Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse and trailers for the Aladdin: Platinum Edition VHS and DVD and Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street, which are animated releases).
  • On early DVDs that are enhanced with Disney's FastPlay, this logo appears before the FBI Warning screens.
  • As for VHS, this logo appeared late in the format's life, and for several months was exclusively seen on releases in it (DVDs continued to use the 7th logo until the 2002 release of Atlantis: The Lost Empire; however, some DVDs continued to use it into late 2002). The first video to use this logo was The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart (although the regular WDHV logo appears on the packaging), and the last tape with it was the 2007 Disney Movie Club exclusive VHS of Cars.
  • For Pixar releases, this was only seen on the VHS releases of The Incredibles and Cars. This logo does not appear on their DVD counterparts as well as the VHS and DVD releases of Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, as they go straight to the opening previews. It also appeared on the box art and disc label of the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Ratatouille, but the next logo is used on the disc itself.
  • This also appears on 2003-06 releases of Studio Ghibli titles, which include My Neighbors the Yamadas and Porco Rosco, among others (the 2010 reprints of Castle in the SkyMy Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service, alongside Disney's Blu-rays of Ghibli product, all use the next logo).
  • The 2001 UK and Australian 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 surprise appearances on the 2008 South Korean VHS of WALL-E, the 2010 Spain DVD release of Baby Einstein: World Animal Adventure, and the 2015 DVD of DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (the latter a reprint of the original 2006 Disney Movie Club exclusive edition).
  • It also appeared on the 2015 Region 4 DVD reprints of The Rescuers Down Under, Chicken LittleMeet the RobinsonsThe Emperor's New GrooveAtlantis: The Lost EmpireLilo & StitchHome on the RangeBrother Bear, Treasure PlanetRobin HoodThe Hunchback of Notre DameThe RescuersThe Sword in the StoneHercules, and The Great Mouse Detective (presumably reprints of their original releases dating from 2001-07; this is due to an exclusive promotion at Big W, who re-released most Walt Disney films on DVD with limited edition packaging), the 2014 UK DVD of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and the 2012 Special Edition DVD print of The Aristocats.

Editor's Note: Much like the 1st and 5th logos, this is also a popular logo among collectors.

12th Logo
(November 6, 2007-)
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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: Dead Man's Chest, Peter Pan, and The Princess Diaries. The camera then zooms out, revealing a reveal 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 11, 2008-August 27, 2013: 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.
  • November 16, 2010-2014: The 2011 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. 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.
  • 2011-12 (Blu-ray): 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.
  • There is an uncommon closing variant seen at the end of Snow BuddiesSpace BuddiesSanta 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.
  • 2008, 2014-: The 2008 variant fades in. Starting in 2014, this became the primary variant.

FX/SFX: Same as the 2006 theatrical logo.

Music/Sounds:

  • November 6, 2007-August 25, 2009: Several parts of the overture from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (composed by Michael Kamen, also used as the theme of American Masters and the 1991 Morgan Creek logo) edited together. 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 go...!" After the Peter Pan clip, an announcer (Tony Rogers) 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 triumphant state and ends with a majestic climax.
  • March 11, 2008-13: Just the end of the fanfare, sometimes in low pitch.
  • 2010-14: The full 2006 theme.
  • 2011-12: The logo is silent.
  • 2014-: Just the ending of the 2006 theme.

Availability: Current.

  • It first appeared on the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Ratatouille.
  • However, few DVDs and Blu-rays between then and February 5, 2008, like Snow Buddies, continued to use the 2001 logo.
  • This can be seen on the main feature on both DVDs and Blu-rays as of 2014. It also appears on Volumes 1 and 2 of Goof Troop and Volume 3 of TaleSpin on DVD. The first non-disc 2 American DVD to use the short variant was Baby Einstein: Baby's First Sounds, released on March 11, 2008 (although with a fading transition for some reason, the first DVD without this were the 10th anniversary editions of Baby Einstein: Baby Mozart and Baby Einstein: Baby Beethoven which both were released on September 9, 2008). Until 2009, only Baby Einstein and Disc 2 DVDs used this logo.
  • Video releases of films from 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm Ltd. use their respective companies' logos instead.
  • This also doesn't appear on the 2019 Blu-ray reissues of Ratatouille and WALL-E, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases, as they go straight to the main menu.
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