Buena Vista Pictures Distribution/Logo Variations

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

These are the logo variations seen throughout the years by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954): The 1954 logo is on a curtain background.

Grand Canyonscope (1954): The text is placed on a stylized landscape background with green clouds and trail and a blue horizon. The text (excluding "Buena Vista", which is in orange and has a red shadow facing the left) is in red and in a capitalized serif font.

Man in Space (1955): The text is red and the background is black.

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955): The 1954 logo is red and on a yellow map background.

Lady and the Tramp (1955): The logo is set on a blue wall background, the Buena Vista text is gold, and the rest of the text is in an italicized serif font.

The Littlest Otulaw (1955): The background is of a blue-tinted valley. The text is gold with a black shadow facing the bottom right with "BUENA VISTA" in a capitalized serif font and the rest in a cursive font.

The Great Locomotive Chase (1956): On a dark blue background is the "BUENA VISTA" text in red, with a gold border and a vintage serif font. The rest of the text are in a gold-light yellow color and in the same font.

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956): The background is a wooden surface, the "BUENA VISTA" text is gold, and the rest of the text is in a red Western font.

Westward Ho, the Wagons! (1956): The text, in white, a wide serif font, and with a black border, is on a dark blue gradient background.

Johnny Tremain (1957): The text is in white, has a black outline, and set to a capitalized serif font ("Buena Vista", while in the same font, has normal capitalization). The background is purely royal blue.

Perri (1957): It is set on a dark green-blue paint stroke background and the text is in a red serif font (excluding "Distributed by", which is in cursive).

Sleeping Beauty (1959): The dark blue carpet background is decorated with green fleur de lis. The text placed on top of it is in a gothic font with "Buena Vista" in yellow.

Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959): The background consists of a dark field setting with white grassy fields and a black mouse on the right side of the screen. The text, with "FILM DISTRIBUTION CO., INC." in gold, is placed within the black region of the background.

Noah's Ark (1959): The text, colored in teal, is placed on a purple-blue cloudy background.

Zorro the Avenger (1959): The text "A BUENA VISTA PRESENTATION" is superimposed over the opening shot.

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959): Set on a green-blue radial gradient background is the text in white and with a black border and shadow. It is set to a stylized font with some influence from the Greek script.

101 Dalmatians (1961): The text, in a fancy gold font, is on a blue flooring background.

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967): The text, in a red Western-themed font, is within a oval floral-patterned border on a dimly lit gold background.

The Black Hole (1979): The text, in a red digital font, is typed in at the bottom of the screen.

The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980): The Buena Vista text, in a fancy script font, is set on a blue spotlight background. It fades out and is replaced by the text "From Walt Disney Productions".

Night Crossing (1982): The text is in a white serif font.

TRON (1982): The text is in a green electronic font.

Tex (1982): The text is in white, Helvetica, and aligned to the left.

Vincent (1982): The text, in a straight line, is in a lowercase gothic font.

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983): The text is in a blue capitalized serif font.

Frankenweenie (1984): The background is completely black.

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