Disney Interactive Studios

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


In 2007, Buena Vista Games was renamed to Disney Interactive Studios.

On May 10, 2016, Disney ceased development on console games and shut down their last studio active, Avalanche Software. However, the company still develops mobile games and Avalanche was later re-opened by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For console games, Disney licenses their properties to other publishers, including WBIE, Gameloft and Square Enix under the Disney Consumer Products label. It was later revived its gaming division in 2023 as Disney Games.

Logo (February 9, 2007-January 12, 2017)

Visuals: On a black background, a glowing 3D pearl white shield, with "DiSNEY" in a silver blue corporate font in it, and below it is "INTERACTIVE STUDIOS" in the same tint. The logo shines. Copyright info is shown below, or sometimes not at all.


  • For the majority of Game Boy Advance games, early games and Pixar games (except for Toy Story Mania!, Toy Story 3: The Video Game, and the PS2 and Xbox versions of Ratatouille, which had the regular logo instead), "INTERACTIVE STUDIOS" is absent. Two other Pixar games, WALL-E and Up, don't even have the shield.
  • For Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS games, the logo is still, but sometimes superimposed over the intro of the game. The previous variant can be used here as well, for example on Herbie: Rescue Rally.
  • There is a still version of the logo with "INTERACTIVE STUDIOS" on it in a white background with no shining. The shield is also silver.
  • There is a version with a white background. This can be seen on trailers, but also on a few games.
  • On mobile and iPhone releases, the logo is designed as just "Disney Games" on a blue background.
  • On later games with this logo, the shield appears darker than usual, with the waving ripple, but without the shine.
  • There are other custom variants used in games.
  • A longer variant of this logo exists, in which sparks are seen forming the oval on a mechanical-looking background before flashing to reveal the final product. This version was animated by Hammer Creative.

Technique: CGI. None for the still version.

Audio: Sparkling and whooshing, sounded by 5 Alarm.

Audio Variants:

  • For the still and custom variants, none or the opening theme of the game.
  • On Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, a majestic rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinocchio is heard, usually only using the first six notes.


  • The still version can be found on a majority of GBA, NDS, and 3DS games, and all Kingdom Hearts games from Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories onwards up until Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.
  • PC games that have this logo include Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey, The Princess and the Frog, Meet The Robinsons, Bolt, and Ratatouille.

Final Note

Since May 2016, many Disney games use either the 2011-present theatrical logo (making Disney the last film studio to begin using their film logo on games) or the 2D print Disney wordmark.

Buena Vista Games
Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Consumer Products
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