Walt Disney Pictures

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Walt Disney Pictures (branded and credited as simply Disney since 2011) is The Walt Disney Company's flagship producer of live-action feature films, based at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Animated films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and the former DisneyToon Studios are also released under this banner. Originally founded as the live-action film division of Walt Disney Productions (now known as the Walt Disney Company) in 1983, today it is one of Hollywood's "Big Five" studios, alongside Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures. Its films are distributed through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (known as Buena Vista Pictures Distribution until 2007).



1st Logo (Live-action film custom variants) (October 7, 1983-December 25, 1998)

Visuals: Just text reading "WALT DISNEY PICTURES", but applied differently depending on the movie.

Variants:

  • Typically, the text (in blue, orange, or white) is against a black background.
  • Return to Oz features the "WALT DiSNEY" script logo in green (and is the first to do so), on a space-like background.
  • Never Cry Wolf and pre-theatrical versions of Splash have the text in a blue rectangular box with a white outline around it.
  • On Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, the word "presents" fades in below the logo.

Technique: A still printed cel, sometimes superimposed.

Audio: The opening theme of the film or none.

Availability: Used on live-action films from the company of that era, often to denote more serious, older-skewing fare, and was sometimes preceded or plastered by the 1985 logo. However, it returned on trailers in 1990, which all use the next logo instead.

  • This also appears at the beginning of Squanto: A Warrior's Tale and Mighty Joe Young (the next logo at the end on the former, and appears on trailers and TV spots for the latter).

2nd Logo (June 21, 1985-December 12, 2006)

Visuals: On a blue background, a shower of light descends from the top of the screen, forming a stylized, segmented Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty castle. The segments seem to be spaced farther apart by the time the light reaches the bottom. Through the main gate of the castle, a ray of light appears and morphs into the words "WALT DiSNEY" in its familiar corporate font, followed by the word "PICTURES" fading in underneath. A ray of light then draws a circular line over the castle. Three main variants of this exist:

  • June 21, 1985-November 17, 1989: The castle has a lavender/white gradient, and the background is indigo. However, some prints of The Black Cauldron show the castle in pure white.
    • Some versions of this variant show the castle with a light blue/white gradient. In this variant, the semi-circular line is drawn all the way to the bottom left. Also, there is a pause after the initial glow before the shower of light descends, and the flash from the castle gate starts immediately after the castle has been formed.
  • March 21, 1990-April 14, 2006: The castle is now sky blue, and the background is in a deep shade of blue. Also, the semi-circular line now ends just above the "W" in "WALT DiSNEY".
  • February 15, 2002-December 12, 2006: Same as the 1990 variant, but a seventh flag is added to the castle. This variant appeared exclusively on films produced by DisneyToon Studios.

Alternate Descriptive Video Description: On a blue background, a glowing pinpoint of light arc over the outline of a castle with spires and flags. Words appear in a flash. Walt Disney Pictures.

Trivia:

  • The castle seen in this logo was actually first used by Disneyland in 1985 to promote the theme park's 30th anniversary.
  • Although Disney switched its newer animated movies from traditional cel animation to digital ink-and-paint via CAPS (Computer Animation Production System) in 1990, the cel-animated version of this logo continued to be used until at least mid-2005, even though two digitally animated versions debuted in 1994 and 2002, respectively.
  • This logo was revived in 2021 as part of a merchandising line for ShopDisney, based on its original incarnation.

Variants:

  • The size of the logo may vary.
  • The traditional ink-and-paint version of this logo was used from 1985 to 2005, whereas the digital ink-and-paint version was used from 1994 to 2006.
  • There is a variation used from 1994 to 2006, in which the light forming the castle and the curved line's reflection are somewhat transparent, the flash forming the words "WALT DiSNEY" is a little brighter, and the word "PICTURES" fades in more quickly.
  • There is another variation which has a lower frame rate for most of the animation except the line drawing over the castle, which has smoother animation. A more refined version of this variant debuted in 1991.
  • When classic Disney shorts were re-released in the 1990s, the text "A FULLY RESTORED ORIGINAL/ANIMATED CLASSIC", in the font used for "PICTURES", is shown before the logo. On The Old Mill, the text reads "A FULLY RESTORED ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED CLASSIC", with a drawing of an Oscar statue to the left and copyright for the AMPAS on the bottom.
  • There is a variant in which the flash that forms the "WALT DiSNEY" text is a little slower and is shaped like an oval. The arc above the castle is slightly larger than normal as well. This can be found on 101 Dalmatians (1996), the widescreen version of Lady and the Tramp (1998 WDMC release), Endurance, and the 2004 release of Mary Poppins, plastering the Buena Vista logo.
  • A short version also appeared on very early Touchstone Home Video releases.
  • The original 1988 print of Oliver & Company uses the 1985 variant of the logo, while the 1996 video release uses the 1990 variant.
  • There's an even shorter version that starts after the text is formed. This can be seen on mid-2000s releases of some classic films, plastering the RKO and Buena Vista logos. This strangely (and silently) appears on post-2006 prints of Lady and the Tramp and the 2007 print of The Jungle Book before the Buena Vista logo.
  • There is a variant in which the "WALT DiSNEY" text has a drop shadow. It is unclear whether this is a result of film deterioration or distortion, or if this was indeed an actual variant.
  • A variation of the logo as a still image can be found at the end of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and on 1990s re-releases of some 1940s-1950s Disney cartoons, plastering the 1953 Buena Vista logo.
  • On a few 2003-2006 animated films and The Shaggy Dog (as a variant), "PICTURES" appears with the script instead of fading in after.
  • On the Disney+ print of the 1940 adaptation of Swiss Family Robinson, the 1990 version of this logo is in black and white.
  • On the 1996 UK VHS release of Pocahontas, the entire logo is still while the line above the castle glows. This was considered to be a rare bumper, for the sneak peek of The Hunchback of Notre Dame after the film, because the "Stay Tuned" bumper was absented on the aforementioned UK VHS release of said film.

Closing Variant: Either the full animation plays, or the logo fades in when the "WALT DiSNEY" text is formed.

Technique: Traditional animation from Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is unknown whether the digital ink-and-paint variants were produced on Sun 3, Silicon Graphics IRIS 31XX, or DEC MicroVAX II computers (all three of which were preferred terminals for CAPS according to this patent).

Audio: A rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star", originally from Pinocchio. It opens with a synthesized chorus and a quiet brass rendition of the song's first bar, with sparkles evoking pixie dust, followed by an uprising flute and a reversed cymbal crash, then a full orchestral finish of the song's first bar, ending with a synthesizer. This was arranged by John Debney.

Audio Variants:

  • The original version of the fanfare was used from 1985 to 1990, and was enhanced or re-recorded in 1990.
  • There exist some re-orchestrated variants of the fanfare:
    • A version exists with the choir mixed in for the short variant. Some late 1980s theatrical trailers have a voiceover saying, "From the name that means magic in entertainment".
    • The theme is re-orchestrated in a dramatically different key on 1994's White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf. This version was also arranged by John Debney.
    • Some films use a more dramatic re-orchestration.
    • The short Runaway Brain has it sounding more like the 1987 Walt Disney Television theme and the White Fang 2 variant.
  • Sometimes, the logo is silent or has the opening/ending theme of the film.
  • On some 1980s trailers, an entirely different-sounding fanfare is heard.
  • Some films have the music off-sync with the logo's animation.
  • On some films, the opening score incorporates the first few bars of "When You Wish Upon a Star" when the logo appears.
  • On 1990s re-releases of Disney animated shorts, the logo is silent until the end, when the 1950s Buena Vista music is heard.
  • On one print of Old Yeller, the film's custom Buena Vista fanfare is heard over the end of the logo due to a plastering error.
  • On the 2003 DVD release of The Rescuers, a thunderclap is heard at the end of the logo. This is because the film originally had the Buena Vista logo at the start, but the logo is silent on the 1999 VHS release of said film.
  • On the 2002 Brazilian VHS release of Sleeping Beauty, the first part of the logo is silent. The second half of the logo, along with the film's variation of the Buena Vista logo, had the normal music play, most likely due to an editing error.
  • On the 1996 UK VHS release of Pocahontas, the normal audio is replaced by John Sachs saying, "Keep watching after the Pocahontas feature for an exclusive preview of Disney's 34th animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame."
  • On foreign dubs of The Black Cauldron produced after 1997 or 1998, the 1990 re-recording fanfare is used, while others, mostly from their original theatrical release (such as the Latin American Spanish and Dutch dubs), use the original 1985 mix.
  • On the 1999 Indonesian VCD release of Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), the theme from the 1994 Disney Videos logo is heard possibly due to an editing mistake.
  • On a 1995 ARD airing of White Fang, the 1986 WDHV theme plays. Surprisingly, it fits well with the logo, even though this was due to a plastering error.
  • At the end of 101 Dalmatians, the sound of Cruella laughing is heard over the logo.
  • At the end of Inspector Gadget 2, a splattering sound effect, with a laser and bouncing sound effect are heard when the logo forms.

Availability: Seen on Disney from this era up until 2006. It's very easy to find on Disney media of the time, but with rampant plastering on newer prints, it may be harder if you have a newer DVD or Blu-ray or when viewing a film on Disney+.

  • This was seen on most films from the studio released between 1985 and 2006, and was used in tandem with the next logo until December 12, 2006. For a while it became harder to find due to extensive plastering, but it isn't too hard to spot nowadays.
    • The shortened 1985 version without music debuted on Return to Oz, while the full version with music debuted on The Black Cauldron and made its last appearance on original prints of The Little Mermaid (1989).
    • The 1990 version debuted on Taran and the Magic Cauldron (a short-lived re-release of The Black Cauldron) and made its final appearance (albeit as a variant) on The Shaggy Dog (2006); it made its final closing appearance on The Wild.
    • The 2002 version debuted on Return to Never Land and made its final appearance at the end of The Fox and the Hound 2.
  • Starting in the late 1980s, it was also used on newer prints of classic films, among others.
  • It was seen on trailers for Toy Story as well, but the film itself uses the 4th logo (plastered by the 6th logo on current prints). However, it does appear on the 2000 DTV film Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins.
  • It also appeared on pre-2002 prints of The Lion King, as the 2002 IMAX version uses the 5th logo (the original 1995 VHS preserves this logo, however).
  • While most recent prints of classic films use the 6th logo, it is strangely seen on the 2008 release of The Aristocats, the Diamond Edition DVD release of Lady and the Tramp, and the Bambi: The Story Behind the Story feature on the DE DVD release of Bambi (with the RKO Pictures custom theme playing underneath). However, some airings of certain pre-2006 movies still use this logo.
  • The 1985 version of the logo also appears on some foreign Blu-ray releases and a SYFY UK 2020 airing of Flight of the Navigator (1986), including a German release from Splendid Entertainment and the 2012 and 2019 releases from Second Sight Films, which presumably use U.S. prints as Disney does not hold video rights overseas.
  • The restored version of this logo was seen on the 2014 reissue of the Netflix print of Hercules, while the other prints use the 6th logo, and on the page on the Herbie: Fully Loaded opening credits on the website of yU+co, the designer of the 2006 logo.
  • When the Disney+ streaming service launched, the 1990 version of this logo, in black and white, preceded the RKO logo on current prints of the 1940 adaptation of Swiss Family Robinson, which Walt Disney acquired around the time he produced his own, more well-known adaptation in 1960.
  • The lower-framerate variant was featured on the 1991 theatrical re-release and Walt Disney Classics VHS release of 101 Dalmatians, as well as several other WDC tapes. It was also seen at the end of the 1991 Australian VHS release of Fantasia.
  • It also appeared on the 2017 UK theatrical re-release of The Muppet Christmas Carol, due to it being re-released by Park Circus and not Disney themselves.
  • Many recent prints of some of the company's core titles (both TV and home media) have plastered this with the 2006 logo and/or the Walt Disney Animation Studios logo, but it is still intact on older home media and newer prints of a few other core titles as well as its lesser-known ones. It does also help that some of the titles retaining this logo on newer prints are either accompanied by the movie's theme or used a variation, making it somewhat harder to plaster. However, thanks to the launch of Disney+, this logo became a bit easier to find, as many films on the service preserve their original logos.
  • For reasons unknown, this logo does not appear on Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (the sequel has the logo, but as a variant), Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, nor Atlantisː Milo's Return.

Legacy: Easily one of the most beloved logos out there, due to its longevity and presence on many of Disney's classic films.

3rd Logo (Return to Snowy River ending custom variant) (April 15, 1988)

Visuals: On a black/navy blue gradient background, the regular "WALT DiSNEY" script, in a textured baby blue hue, writes itself onscreen (just like the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video logo). The word "PICTURES" fades in below the script in a Times font, with each of the letters spaced out. A dot of light appears below the script and extends to form a line between the script and text.

Technique: Traditional animation from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Audio: None.

Availability: Only appeared at the end of Return to Snowy River, as the previous logo appears at the beginning. Also seen on a TV spot for said film.

4th Logo (Pixar custom variant) (November 22, 1995-June 29, 2007)

Visuals: On a blue background, the camera flies out through the gate of a CGI castle (in silver and light blue), with flags waving on the top. When the camera zooms out, the logo proceeds as normal, but the "WALT DiSNEY" text is more three-dimensional, and the ball of light drawing the line over the castle is a bit slower-paced and drops what seems to be pixie dust.

Alternate Descriptive Video Description:

  • On a blue background, our view pulls back through the center gate of a castle with spires and flags. Words appear in a flash, Walt Disney Pictures. A glowing pinpoint of light arcs over the castle.
  • On a blue background, a glowing pinpoint of light arcs over a three-dimensional castle with spires and flags. Words appear in a flash, Walt Disney Pictures.

Variants:

  • On original prints of Toy Story, the logo zooms out to reveal Andy's room once the ball of light finishes drawing the line over the castle. On the original VHS and VCD release, the logo is blue-tinted and filmed.
    • The post-2009 prints replaced this logo with the Pixar Animation Studios logo. As a result, the logo fades to reveal Andy's room once the animation freezes for a few seconds.
  • Sometimes, the logo is shortened to when the arc is formed over the castle.
  • On the VCD release of The Incredibles, the logo is slightly stretched horizontally, along with the Pixar logo and the opening interviews, except for the last one with Elastigirl.

Closing Variant: The full animation as transcribed above, albeit onscreen for a few more seconds.

Technique: CGI by Pixar themselves, who also animated their own logo. As with other works they did at the time, this was animated on a Silicon Graphics Indigo2 Extreme and rendered on a farm made of Sun SPARCstation 20 units.

Audio: A bombastic/majestic fanfare composed by Randy Newman, based on "Andy's Birthday" from the Toy Story soundtrack. Sometimes, the theme trails into the Pixar logo.

Audio Variants:

  • On the Toy Story variant, a more bombastic version of the fanfare is used, and once the line finishes being drawn over the castle by the ball of light, only the rest of the notes to the third to last note of the fanfare play, with the last two notes played on a trumpet, seguing into the opening theme.
    • It was even included on both the original soundtrack of the film (on the track "Andy's Birthday") and on The Legacy Collection complete score album (as the track "Opening").
    • Later, post-2009 prints kept the two trumpet notes from the logo's score that segues into the opening scene, following the Pixar logo.
  • An early workprint version of A Bug's Life uses the music from the 2nd logo.
  • Sometimes, the opening theme of the movie is used instead.
  • On original prints of Cars, the fanfare is re-orchestrated to put a little more of the logo in at the same duration of the logo's closing re-appearance.
  • On the closing variant, we hear flapping flags and the sound of pixie dust as the ball of light draws the line over the castle. Sometimes, the ending theme of the film is used instead.

Availability: Seen on Pixar films from this period up until 2007. Again, as with the main logo this is based off of, easier to find on earlier prints, harder to find later on as plastering became more rampant.

  • It was first seen on Toy Story and made its final appearance on Ratatouille (although TV spots and 3D prints have the 6th logo).
  • After this logo retired, this began to be plastered by the 6th logo for 3D theatrical re-releases of earlier Pixar films from 2009-13, a trait which all current home media prints and most TV airings carry forward. The first two Toy Story films (in 2009 with its 3D re-release), Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo (both 2012), and Cars (in 2013) all got the plaster treatment - though the logo is still intact on current prints of A Bug's Life, The Incredibles, and the aforementioned Ratatouille (except for 3D prints), as well as prior prints of the affected films.
  • The logo was last used in the teaser trailer for WALL-E (released the same day as Ratatouille as it was attached to it theatrically), as the film itself uses the 6th logo (the first Pixar film to do so).
  • It also appears on various shorts based on Pixar films. Others from this era do not have this logo.
  • This logo also appeared on an Amazon Instant Video print of Monsters, Inc., likely because it was using the 2009 master, as well as the recent HBO Asia airing of Finding Nemo as it used the mid-2000s master (hence the 2006 Buena Vista International Television logo appearing at the end).
  • This was also found in the Walt Disney Pictures website until late 2012, starting with the drawing of the arc, then the waving of the flags loop.
  • The DTV feature Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is the only contemporary feature-length Pixar production to not use this logo, instead using the 2nd logo.

Legacy: It is fondly remembered by fans of older Pixar films.

5th Logo (May 19, 2000-April 14, 2006)

Visuals: Over a black background, the logo starts with the company name (in the same design as the 2nd and 4th logos) wiping in from left to right. Then we see an orange light/flare shining on the logo, illuminating it with a trail effect that rises from the top of the letters "E" and "Y" in the script, making its way around to reveal the castle from the 2nd logo in metallic orange. The entire logo wipes away as soon as the light trail effect illuminates away.

Alternate Descriptive Video Description: Golden light illuminates a logo. Walt Disney Pictures. A glowing pinpoint arcs over the outline of a castle with spires and flags.

Variant: On trailers, the logo appears to be in a bronze-like color and is leaving behind the arc.

Closing Variants:

  • The logo is still and has the castle in a gradient scheme, albeit different from the trailer version.
  • Sometimes, the full animation is used.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: None or the opening/closing theme of the movie.

Audio Variant: On The Pacifier, a marching band plays a suspenseful rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star". This version was arranged by John Debney.

Availability: Seen on most live-action Disney films from the era.

  • This is seen at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, as there are no logos at the beginning. 4K release of the aforementioned film, however, does have the logos at the beginning.
  • Also seen on some animated films from Disney, such as Dinosaur (the first film to use this logo), Brother Bear (the next logo is used at the end on current prints though), and the 2002 IMAX re-release and 2003 two-disc DVD release of The Lion King (1994).
  • However, most recent prints plaster it with the next logo; as before, however, the logo is intact on VHS and DVD releases of these films.
  • This logo made its final appearance on the animated film The Wild (only at the beginning, the ending of the film uses the 2nd logo).
  • It was also seen on trailers of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, but the film itself uses the next logo.

Legacy: This logo earned the unofficial nickname "Flashlight", due to the light flare used. Nonetheless, it has been known to be a memorable one for those who grew up with older-skewing Disney films at the time.

6th Logo (July 7, 2006-December 9, 2022)

Visuals: There is a view of a night sky, with a star somewhere on the screen and the clouds on the bottom. The screen then start flying down through the clouds, revealing a horizon with a winding river (including a yacht), with a train running down a railroad track and some buildings nearby. The screen then flies down past a flag with the Disney coat of arms and continues panning down as fireworks start going off around the setting. The camera continues to turn, pan downwards and zoom out until the castle, now completely redone in CGI, is in full view. Once the camera stops at a comfortable position, with the castle in full view and two walls lined up on opposite sides with a winding river in front, the fireworks stop exploding and a small speck appears from the left side of the castle, flying towards the bottom right side. It then draws a line over the castle, leaving behind pixie dust. "WALT DiSNEY", in its distinctive (albeit somewhat altered) script font, alongside "P I C T U R E S" (or as of 2011, just "DiSNEY") fades in front of the castle.

Alternate Descriptive Video Descriptions:

  • In a logo, stars twinkle in the sky. Our view drifts down through clouds to a river that winds past hillsides. A train crosses a bridge. As a flag waves on the top of a castle's tallest spire, a bright display of fireworks explodes in the sky. A glowing pinpoint of light arcs over the castle, leaving a trail of sparkling dust. Words appear, Walt Disney Pictures.
  • In a logo, stars twinkle in the sky. Our view drifts down through clouds to a river that winds past hillsides. A train crosses a bridge. As a flag waves on the top of a castle's tallest spire, a bright display of fireworks explodes in the sky. A glowing pinpoint of light arcs over the castle, leaving a trail of sparkling dust. Words appear, Disney.
  • From a starry sky, a wide view descends to a magnificent castle with a vibrant display of fireworks. Disney.

Trivia:

  • This logo was animated using the Pixar Renderman and Nuke software, and took nearly a year to fully complete. It was commissioned by then-Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook and then-studio marketing president Oren Aviv. The main staff responsible for the rendering were Cyrese Parrish and Cameron Smith. The 3D typography was done by John Stable and John Bias. Producer Baker Bloodworth and director Mike Gabriel were also part of the team responsible for the logo.
  • The logo contains elements from various Disney films: a starry background (either the opening shot of Pinocchio or the Second Star to the Right from Peter Pan), a cloudbank (possibly Mary Poppins), and a train track (Dumbo).
  • The arc that appears over the castle is based on Tinker Bell from Peter Pan flying over the castle and sprinkling fairy dust, a hallmark of the introduction sequences of Walt Disney Presents (1958) and The Wonderful World of Disney (1961).
  • The castle is based on both the Cinderella Castle and the Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  • The coat of arms on the castle flag is of Walt Disney's family crest.
  • The yacht is the Pyewacket, owned by Roy E. Disney. This was an addition by Mike Gabriel to signify the fact that like Walt, Roy had also made a significant impact on the company - he always has everyone's back, or at least, the back of the castle.
    • While this is the most common and likely claim to the identity of the ship, the website for yU+co circa 2011 called it Captain Hook's pirate ship (also known as the Jolly Roger), in reference to Peter Pan (his name was misspelled as "Captain Cook" until 2013).[1]
  • On August 13, 2019, Disney posted a compilation video of the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th logos and its variants across 45 different films, from The Black Cauldron (1985) to The Lion King (2019), which can be shown on the company's YouTube channel here.

Variants:

  • On 3D releases, the text zooms in more to create a three-dimensional illusion. This variant was also used on eight regular format films (at least one of which doesn't even have a 3D version): Mars Needs Moms, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, both Planes films, Cinderella (2015), Aladdin (2019), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and the Disney+ film Noelle.
  • Another variant has the text already formed while the curved line is drawn; this is mostly seen on trailers, as well as at the beginning of the current prints of Monsters, Inc.
  • An open matte version exists in both fullscreen and widescreen formats.
  • A 4:3 variant was seen on the 2008 DVD of 101 Dalmatians in open matte format (current home media prints since the 2010s and the Disney+ print omits it), and the Disney+ print of Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves! in standard format, plastering the Walt Disney Home Video logo.
  • In the iPad app, Disney Animated, the app's logo was shown in the start before it pans down to the city background and at the end it pans up as scenes from Walt Disney Animation Studios films and shorts are being shown as pieces of paper, which forms the app's main menu. It was also shown at the end of the app's first chapter, "Art in Motion", transitioning to a photo of the Roy E. Disney Animation Building at night.
  • On TV airings of Cars, an ABC print of Toy Story 3, a Freeform print of Finding Dory, and Cartoon Network airings to Alice Through the Looking Glass, the logo starts with the flag being revealed.
  • Sometimes, the "DiSNEY" version of the logo has the text off-center.
  • On 3D prints of Ratatouille, the logo starts when the pixie dust is first seen. This was to help time the opening logos correctly as the opening score, while the 2D prints use the 4th logo.
  • On the 2007 Chinese film The Secret of The Magic Gourd, the logo is filmed and the audio is off-sync.
  • On Indian films, the logo is brighter, with the sky in a lighter blue color, the clouds in a pinkish color, and the castle in a slight tint of green.
  • For later 2021 Chinese releases of Disney films, and to commemorate Shanghai Disneyland's fifth anniversary, the castle was replaced by Shanghai Disneyland's Enchanted Storybook Castle (seen in the logo variant from the 2020 live-action remake of Mulan), the flag's icon was replaced by the park's fifth anniversary logo, and the "DiSNEY" text is golden. While the arc is drawn, the Chinese text for "Year of Magical Surprise" (奇妙连连 惊喜一整年) appears on the top of castle, in orange. There are also some minor changes, with motion blur omitted from the castle and the textures of the grass and the water reflections.
  • On ABC airings of Moana, another shortened variant exists that starts when the castle is almost at the final angle.
  • A sped-up portion of this logo, starting at the camera rotating the castle and with the logo moving upwards in static, then transitioning to its movie counterpart before the arc is drawn, was shown on Disney's brand page on the Disney+ website. A frame of the logo with the text shifted upwards to fit the page's style is shown afterwards.
  • This was also used on the intro of The Wonderful World of Disney from 2007 to 2022, albeit without the text.
    • The May 2007 version has the castle shown at the end of the intro, transitioning from the homepage of the new Disney website via Tinker Bell tapping her wand and flying away. At the end, with the program's logo shown on the top of the screen, Tinker Bell flies in and taps her wand, then flies away.
    • The December 2007 version has the castle shown at the start and end of the intro, with the latter part using the "Disney" text enlarged in the middle of the screen to fit the program's logo, with the usual fanfare and firework sounds from the logo played in the background, albeit with the first seven notes played two times, along with archival audio of Walt Disney saying "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing, that it was all started by a mouse." At the start, Tinker Bell flies to the castle gate as the camera follows her. At the end, Tinker Bell flies in, taps her wand then flies away.
    • The 2015 and 2020 versions had the castle shown at the end of the intro. The music for both versions is "Heaven's Triumph" by Q-Factory's Robert Etoll.
      • The 2015 version starts from the fireworks bursting in the air. As the castle is reaching its position, The Wonderful World of Disney logo is shown.
      • The 2020 version starts from the camera reaching its position. As it does, The Wonderful World of Disney logo fades in. As the arc is almost drawn, the "Presented by Disney+" tagline (with the animated Disney+ logo) fades in.
  • A frame of the logo (with the fireworks before the arc is drawn) was shown in a door-shaped mirror in the Disney100 teaser site in Japan up unto February 13, 2023.

Closing Variants:

  • Just the final seconds of the logo, where the line draws over the castle and the text fades in. This was also used as an opening logo on current prints of Monsters, Inc., replacing the 1995 Pixar-exclusive logo, albeit with the text already shown, just like in the trailer version.
  • On animated films starting with Finding Dory (except Onward, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (the first film had no logo), and Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again), the full animation is used as a closing logo, very possibly to make the international dubbing credits sync with the music.
  • On current prints of Aladdin (1992), Hercules, and Brother Bear (despite the previous logo being used at the beginning of the third title), the tail-end of the logo plays, in order to match the length of the previous logo.
  • In some cases, no closing logo appears at all.

Technique: CGI by WētāFX and yU+co.

Audio: A piano/string piece which builds into an orchestral/choir rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star", which closes out with a long bombastic note. Firework sound effects are heard when the fireworks go off. This was composed and arranged by Mark Mancina, co-arranged and orchestrated by David Metzger, and overseen by then-Walt Disney Music president Chris Montan.

Audio Variants:

  • An alternate version of the fanfare exists, which is subtly different and has louder and clearer sound effects.
  • On most movies after the logo's initial years, the film's opening theme is used instead, with no sound effects whatsoever. Some of these have the firework sounds as part of the opening theme, and sometimes, the logo is completely silent. Additionally, different sound effects are sometimes used with the opening theme for some films.
  • Some films have the sound effects (particularly those of the fireworks) being different.
  • The closing variant is either silent, has music from any given soundtrack, or uses the ending theme of the film. When there are sounds, there is the sound of fairy dust over the logo.
  • A high pitched variant exists, which is heard on PAL prints of films and the main hub section of Disney Movies VR, respectively.
    • On the latter, different firework sounds are used, even after the music ends.
  • On the sound-effects only audio track to Meet the Robinsons, only the sound of bursts can be heard.

Availability: This was used in tandem with the 2nd logo until December 12, 2006 and with the 4th logo until June 29, 2007.

General information

  • Seen on most Disney films from 2006 until 2022, starting with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (trailers for the film use the previous logo) and ending with Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again.
  • Also seen on Pixar films from WALL-E to Lightyear. It was also seen on some TV spots and 3D prints of Ratatouille (even though the film itself and 2D prints used the 4th logo as that logo's final appearance).
  • The version with the full company name was last used theatrically on Winnie the Pooh (2011) and on the DTV film Treasure Buddies (2012), but it later appeared at the end of The Lone Ranger (theatrical prints only). It was also found in the Walt Disney Pictures website in 2006.
  • Even though the 2011 variant was actually first used for the Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment logo back in 2007, it would later replace the original variant (with the full company name) starting with The Muppets, and all movies following it. The change was also made to fit into mobile phones and other devices, like the iPod.
  • This was used on the Disney page of the Disney+ app until December 22, 2023, as well as the profile pic on Walt Disney Studios' social media accounts.

Individual appearances and plasters

  • It also started to appear on current prints of classic Disney films and shorts, as well as pre-2008 Pixar films (with the exceptions of A Bug's Life, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille (2D prints only)) in the late 2000s (however, many others like those aforementioned films still use their old logos). It even plasters the Touchstone Pictures logo on post-2006 prints of The Nightmare Before Christmas (the company is still listed in the closing credits).
  • Also seen on some Indian films produced by the company, with the UTV Motion Pictures logo appearing on select international releases until 2017.
  • It also appears preceding the Studio Ghibli logo on the 2010 DVD releases of their output, and is even surprisingly retained at the end of both UK and Australian DVD releases of Ponyo, even though Optimum Releasing (now StudioCanal) (for the UK) and Madman Entertainment (for Australia) distributed the film there.
  • It also appeared on the demo VHS release of Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, marking the only time the logo appeared officially on VHS in the USA.
  • Also appears on a few Disney games since the closure of Disney Interactive Studios in 2016, including Disney Infinity 1.0 (as a variant), but otherwise the print Disney wordmark is used. It also appears on LEGO games published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on Disney properties, such as LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, LEGO The Incredibles (as a variant), and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. This logo did not appear on Cars 3: Driven to Win, which uses the Disney Consumer Products logo instead.
  • The logo usually appeared in ABC shows and specials, such as Dancing with the Stars and American Idol during Disney Night, which occurred once each season, with a variant created for these shows, respectively. For example, in Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars, the logo without the Disney text was shown on the video walls in the stage, and the logo precedes the BBC Worldwide Productions logo. Furthermore, the same skybox was used in Mickey's 90th Spectacular (albeit using a variant at the start of the show) during the show's finale.
  • The castle was also shown in the Disney section of the main hub of Disney Movies VR, albeit with the music in PAL toned, with different firework sounds playing in the background, even after the music stops. Different fireworks are also shown in the background.
  • The 4:3 open-matte variant is seen on foreign VHS and VCD releases, as well as 4:3 international airings of Pixar films from WALL-E to Cars 2.
  • This logo also appears on some 20th Century Animation films produced for Disney+ (mainly animated films), rather than said company's logo (however, the company is mentioned as the copyright holder). This also includes the live action Better Nate Than Ever and Cheaper By The Dozen.
  • On a side note before the acquisition, this does not appear on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, as 20th Century Fox distributed that film instead, due to budgetary disputes between Disney and Walden Media at the time.
  • The China-specific version of the logo is rare, and was only seen on Mainland China's releases of the 2021 films Luca, Jungle Cruise (as a variant) and Encanto. There were also no picture/video captures nor mentions of this variant online until the following year.
  • This logo was also seen on the trailer for Strange World, with the film itself using the next logo.
  • While this logo was formally retired with Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again on December 9, 2022; it does occasionally appear on some newer productions beyond this, such as the second season of the Disney+ original short series Launchpad, released on September 29, 2023.

Legacy: Considered an iconic logo among Disney fans and a favorite of many, though it has gained infamy among some for its continual plastering of Disney's previous logos. Outside the logo community, it's regarded by some as a metaphor for the company's size.

7th Logo (November 23, 2022-)

Visuals: It starts off with an enhanced version of the night sky from the previous logo, which turns out to be reflected in a river as the largest star jumps out of the river, causing the scene to ripple around it (a la the current Paramount Pictures logo). Instead of panning down, the camera pans up and zooms past an updated version of the river and buildings as the train passes by on a bridge, now with a waterfall, trees and other elements, as the star flies around the landscape. Once the camera gets to the waterfall, the screen pans up to reveal the Cinderella Castle from the back before the star flies across it. The camera rotates to the left and then works its way to the front of the castle (similar to the 20th Century Studios logos since 1994) while multiple colored fireworks are seen going off from all directions. The camera then reaches its standard position, revealing a new sunset background and a new river, and the arc (now wider, brighter, and colored in blue) draws from the left of the castle rather than from the right, with a star twinkling when it reaches its highest point as the coloring of the castle is finished. As the camera slowly zooms out, the "DiSNEY" script writes in (which is once again in the 1985 font and is shown in glass) as the camera comes to a stop before the logo fades out.

Alternate Descriptive Video Description:

  • A brightly shining star moves revealing itself to be a glowing point of light that sends out ripples on a river's calm reflective surface. The light flies over a bridge as a train passes, then zips past tall evergreen trees toward a large waterfall. It flies up the falls lighting up the cascading water as it goes. At the top, fireworks explode in the shape of Mickey Mouse over a magnificent fairytale castle. As the light shoots past, its glimmering tail spreads over the castle's facade. The light arcs over the castle terrace leaving a trail of glitter. Disney100, 100 Years of Wonder.
  • A brightly shining star moves revealing itself to be a glowing point of light that sends out ripples on a river's calm reflective surface. The light flies over a bridge as a train passes, then zips past tall evergreen trees toward a large waterfall. It flies up the falls lighting up the cascading water as it goes. At the top, fireworks explode in the shape of Mickey Mouse over a magnificent fairytale castle. As the light shoots past, its glimmering tail spreads over the castle's facade. The light arcs over the castle terrace leaving a trail of glitter. Disney100.
  • A brightly shining star moves revealing itself to be a glowing point of light that sends out ripples on a river's calm reflective surface. The light flies over a bridge as a train passes, then zips past tall evergreen trees toward a large waterfall. It flies up the falls lighting up the cascading water as it goes. At the top, fireworks explode in the shape of Mickey Mouse over a magnificent fairytale castle. As the light shoots past, its glimmering tail spreads over the castle's facade. The light arcs over the castle terrace leaving a trail of glitter. Disney.

Trivia:

  • This logo was revealed at the Disney Studios & Animation and Pixar panel at the 2022 D23 Expo on September 9, 2022.
  • According to an official D23 article,[2] the flying star that jumps out of the river is meant to represent Tinker Bell from Peter Pan.
  • The pan up/zoom shot to a castle through a forest/waterfall background is a homage to Beauty and the Beast, which opened with a similar shot. The castle being filled with color homages a scene in the film where the enchantment is broken and light and color spreads across the castle. The castle, however, was shown in the reflection in that scene.
  • Like the previous logo, the train seen halfway through the logo is Casey Jr. from Dumbo, reusing the design from the 2019 live-action remake of said film.
  • At the end of the logo, Matterhorn Mountain from Third Man on the Mountain (and the Disneyland attraction Matterhorn Bobsleds) and Pride Rock from The Lion King can be seen on opposite sides of the castle. One can also see the lanterns from Tangled in the river, and the Will O' the Wisps from Brave on the grass.
  • Three Mickey Mouse head-shaped fireworks are shown when the castle appears. Two more of those are also shown as the camera pans across the castle. This references the hidden Mickeys. Overall, there are five Mickey Mouse head-shaped fireworks in total.
  • The castle's color that starts off platinum metallic references the company's 100th anniversary in 2023, as platinum is a recurring color across the company's anniversary branding.
  • The arc, which traditionally appears from right to left, appears from left to right in this logo, possibly in homage to the 2005 Hong Kong Disneyland logo, the 2006 print logo and the animated logo of Disney+. The arc, as well as the star's trail, is also in blue, the main color of Disney+.
  • The night sky that was shown on the logo (albeit with the largest star only being shown on the middle top of the cover art) was used as the cover art of Sara Bareilles' cover of "When You Wish Upon A Star" on digital music streaming services.
  • The logo won a Gold Clio at the 2023 Clio Entertainment Awards.
  • According to the 2023 Clio Entertainment Awards website image variant's visible production data for the standard version, the logo was completed on August 19, 2022 and its internal file name is D100SS_0010.

Variants:

  • During the logo's debut and its first official year (2023), the Disney script is in silver metallic along with a "100" (with the two zeroes resembling an infinity symbol) in a similar fashion next to it, which makes the Disney100 logo. When the castle is revealed, it starts in platinum metallic, but is filled with color when the light reaches the castle. Also, in this version, Pride Rock is completely a silhouette.
    • Also, during the logo's early run, "100 YEARS OF WONDER", set in the company's own font, InspireTWDC, fades in below the text once it finishes forming.
      • For the logo's reveal at the 2022 D23 Expo, it cuts to black at the end, while on Day 1 of D23 Expo Daily on Disney+ (hosted by Jordan Fisher and Ashley Eckstein), it transitions to the site of the expo at the end. It is also shown during the end of the Disney100 promo video, which was first shown in the 2022 D23 Expo, on the 2022 edition of The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration on ABC (hosted by Derek and Julienne Hough), where it starts from the text forming, following the various variations of the previous logo in that video, then cuts to a scene from Steamboat Willie. It also has the archival audio of Walt Disney saying, "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing, that it was all started by a mouse.", which is also used in that video.
  • A short variant exists where it starts on the arc drawing and the star twinkling when the arc reaches the highest spire, albeit with the castle already colored and the text already formed. This can be seen on trailers and as a closing logo, as well as on short films beginning with Carl's Date. It also appears at the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (international theatrical releases have the "100 YEARS OF WONDER" tagline; thus, the latter restore the non-tagline version on international home video releases in line with its U.S. release).
    • It is also found during the end of Disney100: Remember That on Disney Channel, following the various variations of the previous logo.
  • At the end of the Disney100 special look video, which has been uploaded on Disney's social pages before being aired during Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023, during the 4th quarter, the logo, which fades from the camera moving to its position, fades out besides the arc after that is drawn with the words "YOU MADE THIS DREAM COME TRUE" and the copyright "© 2023 DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC." fading in.
    • The copyright stamp was moved to the actual logo at the end of the Disney100 "Tradition" special look video on April 3rd of that same year, then the tail end of the text forming in the Disney100 "4th of July" special look video, in the same vein of the first Disney100 special look video, on July 4th of the same year, then later re-used, this time, showing the words "HERE'S TO THE NEXT 100 YEARS" as the camera is moving to its position, transitioning to the end of the text forming in the Disney100 "Lifetime" special look video on October 16th of that same year, then the finished logo, transitioning to the Mickey symbol with the words "HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY" on the Disney100 "Mickey's Birthday" special look video on November 18 of that same year. On Disney's TikTok page, the logo is cropped, with the finished logo in open matte, in the 9:21 ratio to fit the phone's portrait orientation.
    • Furthermore, the official site featured the finished logo. Alongside the video's release, the Disney profile picture and banner on the company's social pages were updated with the profile pic showing the Disney logo in silver on the finished logo's sky background and the profile banner showing the logo with the arc drawn and the Disney100 logo (which is different than the one shown on-screen and without the text below it) being moved up to fit with the banner's height (which was later removed beginning in 2024). On the homepage of Disney's website, as well as the Disney100 page, the arc and flags animates at 60fps and animates differently from its usual logo.
  • A very rare version exists. One is a different sky, and a bridge from the previous logo, and as the water reflects the castle from said logo.
  • In the LEGO Disney100 collection teaser, a Minifigure version of Tinker Bell appeared as the logo (in its scope format), starting from the camera moving to its position, fades in. She flies away then follows the arc before tapping her wand before the text is being drawn, as grey bricks appear, as the screen fades to white and transitions to a scene from Steamboat Willie.
  • A 30fps version exists on Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl, also, starting with the aforementioned special, and all films following it (except for Carl's Date, Elemental, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Haunted Mansion, Once Upon a Studio, and Wish), the coloring is enhanced and updated, likely to accommodate for 4K UHD screens.
  • An extended version (which starts from when the star is about to jump out of the water's reflection after transitioning from scenes from films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, as Walt Disney's quote, "IT'S KIND OF FUN TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE.", zooms in as the star jumps out of the water's reflection, with the finished logo stays on-screen for a few seconds; in which it was paused to avoid the logo fading out) is known to exist on Disney100: The Concert during the end of the opening score. On Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Concert, the logo is shown in 16:9, except it fades out at the end.
  • This was also used in the intro for The Wonderful World of Disney since September 29, 2022, albeit without the text forming, with the Disney100 version as its basis. This version of the intro was based on the 2020 version of the intro, in which it starts as the castle is reaching its position, albeit being shown before the archival audio of Walt Disney saying "...here we go.". Similar to the previous versions, the castle was shown at the end of the intro. As the castle reaching its position, the Wonderful World of Disney logo along with the "Presented by Disney+" tagline (with the animated Disney+ logo being shown as the arc is being drawn), was fading in. After that, it transitions to the print Disney100 logo. The intro was updated in December 11, 2022 as the print Disney100 logo was removed, as the "Presented by Disney+" tagline will remain shown for the rest of the intro. This was most likely due to the addition of films from 20th Century Studios, as in which a scene from the featured movie was shown, starting with Hocus Pocus (1993). It would be later be updated in June 2, 2023 with the removal of the "Presented by Disney+" tagline. Another updated version was debuted in October 1, 2023 added the print Disney100 back to the intro, now smaller in size and this time being shown as the camera moves to its usual position. This is most likely to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary in that said month. It was later reverted back to the previous version on January 7, 2024, to reflect the end of the Disney100 celebration. Just like the 2015 and 2020 versions of the intro, the music is "Heaven's Triumph", composed by Q-Factory's Robert Etoll.
    • In the intro to The Wonderful World of Disney Presents Disney100 Anniversary Celebration, the logo is black & white, as Tinker Bell flies by taps her wand to make it color as the short version plays out as she leaves the screen. Near the end of the logo, Tinker Bell comes back, as the logo is shown as a painting. As the logo stops, Tinker Bell leaves, as the host, Kelly Ripa, is shown. The logo remains shown throughout the intro before Once Upon a Studio airs. As a result, the short version is not shown after the short film ends.
  • A frame of the finished logo (without the text) is shown in a door-shaped mirror in the Disney100 teaser site in all supported regions and languages besides Japan (until February 12, 2023; February 13 for the rest of the world), albeit with the US English version of the site as one of the rotating images until around the end of December 2022.
  • On the Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developer's Conference) 2023 event, there is the arc forming after a few seconds, in the same vein as the short version, without the castle reflecting the arc's light and the arc being visible in the foreground, in which it animates smoothly at 30fps. Then, it moves around for a bit as the text fades out, as we follow it while the camera zooms into the castle gate, transitioning to the reveal of Disney experiences (including Disney+) on Apple Vision Pro. The finished logo, with the river flowing, was also shown on the screen behind Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, which also animates at 30fps, and is zoomed in to the bottom right when the camera focuses on Iger.
  • On Disney's TikTok page, as shown here, a snippet of the logo was posted on October 16, 2023, allowing other TikTok users to "Duet" on sharing their favorite Disney memory.
    • The finished logo, if on the event's homepage on the app, as well as the finished logo without the text, if on the activity checklist page on the app, and the castle with the arc, if browsing on the event's homepage on browser, is also shown on the limited time Disney100 on TikTok event page from October 16 to November 13, 2023. Furthermore, some clips of the logo, with the transitioning of the dimensional Disney100 logo, which transitions to the print logo, on the event's announcement video on the TikTok Newsroom account, as well as Disney's social media account (albeit being cropped on the latter) here. On the event and explore videos, which is shown on Disney's social media accounts (albeit being cropped on other social media platforms), as shown here and here, the logo is shown on a phone. On both videos, the Disney100 event's homepage wallpaper transitions to the logo, as it fills to the screen.
  • On an image later added to the logo's website entry for the 2023 Clio Entertainment Awards (previously, there was no image and just the below mentioned video), production data is still visible to the top and bottom.
  • In the opening sequence of Disney100: A Century of Dreams - A Special Edition of 20/20, the logo is darker than usual. The fireworks and the arc are different than usual and the Disney100 logo is dark platinum and is centered to fit the program's title while it animates differently with footage of various Disney properties projected on the castle while the camera flies around it before getting to the usual position with the footage slowly fading out as the program's title forms with the ABC 20/20 logo fading in below it.
  • On Disney's brand page on Disney+, the finished logo is shifted upward to fit the page's style.

Closing Variant: Either the full animation (on animated films) or the short version as described above.

Technique: CGI by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in collaboration with Disney Studios Content (now part of the Walt Disney Studios since November 2022).

Audio: A longer, more majestic and powerful arrangement of the "When You Wish Upon a Star" theme from the previous logo, this time composed by Christophe Beck and orchestrated by Tim Davies, recorded at the Fox Studio Lot. We also hear the sounds of a whistling train as the train passes by, as well as the sounds of the waterfall rushing as we get close to it, and the choir vocalizing towards the end (albeit more audible). Also, the firework sounds are different and louder, syncing to the notes.

Audio Variants:

  • In some cases, the opening and closing themes of the film is heard or none at all.
  • Sometimes on the closing variant, the sound of fairy dust is heard.
  • On short films, the first few seconds of the theme with the fairy dust sound are heard. The theme trails to the Pixar logo on Carl's Date.
  • On Wish, the theme trails into the opening theme of the movie.
  • On Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Concert, only the sound effects are heard over the last few seconds of the score.
  • On the website for the 2023 Clio Entertainment Awards, a completely different arrangement of "When You Wish Upon a Star" is used, starting with an extended version of the 2006 logo's opening piano notes (originally composed by Mark Mancina) until a powerful version of the familiar theme comes in with the reveal of the castle. The train whistle is also much louder.
  • On Disney's TikTok page, some sound effects on the snippet are quieter or omitted, which can be listened or used here.

Availability: Seen on all Disney and Pixar films since Strange World (trailers and TV spots for the film use the previous logo), released on November 23, 2022.

  • The Disney100 variant first appeared on the aforementioned film and made its last appearance on Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever. It also made appearances on the trailers for the 2022 films Hocus Pocus 2 and Disenchanted prior to its debut (the previous logo is used on the Disney+ version of the trailers and on the films themselves) and the teaser trailers for the Pixar films Elio (2025) and Inside Out 2 (2024), with the former film featuring it on its original 2024 release teaser before it was pushed back.
  • The standard variant is shown on the Disney brand page on Disney+ since December 22, 2023, while the textless banner is shown with a square border on Walt Disney Studios' social media accounts, besides Facebook, which shows a circle border within the square.
  • The logo appears on Disney+ originals starting with Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl.
  • This logo has also appeared on concert programs since April 2023.
    • It is currently unknown whenever this could plaster the previous logos on re-releases of older films.

Legacy: Many consider this logo a love letter to Disney's filmography, and an appropriate successor to the previous logo.

Copyright Stamps

Here is some information about the copyright stamps on the Disney films:

  • 1983-1986: Copyright © by Walt Disney Productions
  • July 2, 1986-March 8, 1996: Copyright © by The Walt Disney Company
  • April 12, 1996-present: Copyright © by Disney Enterprises Inc
  • November 25, 1998-present: Copyright © by Disney Enterprises Inc/Pixar Animation Studios (on Pixar films)

References

External Links

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