Logo Variations - Trailers - Walt Disney Pictures

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These are the logo variations seen on trailers throughout the years by Walt Disney Pictures.

Pinocchio (1940):

  • On the trailer for the Blu-Ray release, the logo is in 4:3 aspect ratio. The camera pans up to the sky.

Dumbo (1941):

  • On the trailer for the Blu-Ray release, Mr. Stork from the film flies over the logo.

Sleeping Beauty (1959):

  • On the trailer for the 1995 theatrical re-release of this film, when the flash reveals "Walt Disney", the castle fades into an artistic picture of the castle from Sleeping Beauty.

Mary Poppins (1964):

  • The trailer for the 2013 Blu-ray release has the 2011 logo with the city of London as a backdrop.

The Aristocats (1970):

  • On the trailer for the Blu-ray release, the 2011 logo is shown with multicolored music notes coming from the gate. After that, the camera flies through the gate and the trailer continues.

The Little Mermaid (1989):

  • The international trailer and a TV spot for the film has bubbles floating in front of the logo.
  • On the trailer for the 1997 reissue, the logo flashes like lighting after the curved line is drawn.
  • On the trailer for the Blu-ray release, the 2011 logo ripples into an underwater scene.

The Big Green (1995):

  • On the VHS trailer, the 1992 Walt Disney Home Video logo plays, but it has a green background and runs at a slightly longer length.

Flubber (1997):

  • The 1983 blue "WALT DISNEY PICTURES" logo gets taken by an inanimate flubber. Seen only on the teaser trailer.

The Parent Trap (1998):

  • There are two flashes that draw the curved line instead of one to represent Hallie Parker and Annie James. Seen only on the theatrical trailer. This variation was seen on the trailer for The Parent Trap.

I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998):

  • Christmas lights appear and flash constantly all over the curved line as soon as it gets drawn.

Tarzan (1999):

  • The Walt Disney script logo, with the word "PICTURES" below (with a line above it), is orange and on a jungle background. Seen on the trailer.

Inspector Gadget (1999):

  • The 1985 logo is in 3D, but much like the logo from the movie itself, a gear takes the turn of the white curved line. Seen on the teaser trailer.
  • On another teaser trailer, after the flash, the logo flashes into negative and blue twice while drawing the curve line.
  • On the theatrical trailer, the logo gets wiped out by Inspector Gadget. Also adapted for the home video preview as well.

My Favorite Martian (1999):

  • On the trailer and TV spots, the curved line appears in the form of lightning.

Toy Story 2 (1999):

  • Just like the scene in the movie where Hamm and the rest of the gang channel surf to find the Al's Toy Barn commercial with the address, the logo is seen on a TV screen amongst other random Pixar clips. Only seen on the trailer.

102 Dalmatians (2000):

  • There's a special logo which has the Walt Disney Pictures logo from the Tarzan movie trailer variant on a watery background, at a backwards version of a 20th Century Studios-style angle. Seen only on the teaser trailer.

The Emperor's New Groove (2000):

  • On the trailer, we see the Walt Disney logo without the "PICTURES" text and the castle is orange. It then zooms into the castle entrance where Emperor Kuzco kicks open a door (just like in the movie) as he shouts out his catchphrase, "BOOM BABY!"

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001):

  • Same as the movie itself.

Recess: School's Out (2001):

  • On the theatrical trailer, the entire logo is tinted darker.

Max Keeble's Big Move (2001):

  • On the teaser trailer, the logo is written in chalk on the boardwalk to Max Keeble's school. Also, the word "PICTURES" is omitted.

Monsters, Inc. (2001):

  • The logo turns dark. Only on the teaser trailer. This also happens on the old trailer for Finding Nemo.
  • On another trailer, the logo is seen on a big screen made up of smaller screens, along with the Pixar logo.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002):

  • The 1983 logo is red with a line in between "WALT DISNEY" and "PICTURES". Also, the logo zooms out, the logo is put on a dark blue background and it is snowing on the logo. Seen only on the teaser trailer.

Lilo & Stitch (2002):

  • On one TV spot, the logo is about to get stolen by a UFO beam. Then Stitch licks the logo off.

Treasure Planet (2002):

  • On the teaser trailer, the logo is on a space background and the white curved line is deformed.

Piglet's Big Movie (2003):

  • On the trailer, the logo is tinted in lavender-pink. Then, Piglet enters from the left and pulls a string.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003):

  • On the trailer, the logo is gold on a brown curtain. The curtain then opens to start the trailer.

The Haunted Mansion (2003):

  • On the trailer, the logo is on a gravestone and the white curved line is nowhere to be seen.
  • On the teaser trailer, the 1983 logo is silver and is on a blue aurora background with the word "FROM" above the logo. On the TV spot, the text and curved line take place on the mansion, which replaces the castle.
  • On the teaser trailer as the line draws on the logo, the lightning strikes turning the castle into the mansion, and the text turns into smoke and flies out.

Brother Bear (2003):

  • The logo blurs in on a cave wall. Found on the teaser trailer.
  • On another trailer, the logo fades in and moves like the aurora borealis in the background before fading from view.

Miracle (2004):

  • The whole logo is blue and put in front of a white spotlight background of a film projector. Only on the trailer.

Around the World in 80 Days (2004):

  • The logo is in aureolin with the "Walt Disney" script in sky blue and put on a cloudy background. Also, the logo is in 3D. Only on the trailer.

Home on the Range (2004):

  • On one trailer, the logo is already formed on leather and the spark is on fire.

Teacher's Pet (2004):

  • Same as the movie itself, but it zooms onto the theater screen at the movie theater. Seen on the trailer.

Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005):

  • On the teaser trailer, the logo is yellow and on a lavender background.
  • On the first trailer, it's exactly like the teaser variant, but it's orange instead and it's on a violet background.

Ice Princess (2005):

  • On the trailer, the logo is tinted in blue and the ice at the Olympic-like stage covers the logo.

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005):

  • The logo is orange with the "Walt Disney" script and the word "PICTURES" in blue/white gradient and on a dandelion yellow background with red and blue 3D stars swirling around. Only on the trailer.

Chicken Little (2005):

  • On the trailer, the castle is liquid and is on a starry background.
  • On another trailer, the "filmed" version of the logo is used instead of the "videotaped" version and the background is Persian blue.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006):

  • On the trailer, the 1985 logo is green and put on the background of a town.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010):

  • The logo is sepia-toned. Seen on the trailers.

Enchanted (2007):

  • On the standard logo, the star flies as the camera zooms into the top of the castle.

Tinker Bell (2008):

  • The logo is on a sky background, and the green grass replaces the river and the dark blue grass. Only on the TV Spot.

G-Force (2009):

  • On the trailer, it's the same as the Alice in Wonderland variant from the film itself.

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009):

  • The text zooms in when it appears. Only on the trailer.

Space Buddies (2009):

  • The logo is on a starry background and the Disney text glows as the camera pans up.

The Princess & The Frog (2009):

  • The logo transforms into a sketch on paper. Only on the trailer.

Tron: Legacy (2010):

  • On the first trailer, the standard logo fades in as the line is drawn over the castle and the logo is still zooming out. Also, the text zooms in like in 3D, and then the logo turns dark and appears computerized.
  • On the second trailer, the variant in the movie is seen in its finished form.
  • On the other initial trailer, the standard logo's shade becomes greenish blue and everything is computerized.

The Search for Santa Paws (2010):

  • The castle is decorated with Christmas lights, the sky is darker, and the text glows. Also, the logo only reads "Disney". Seen on the trailer.

Toy Story 3 (2010):

  • The logo is taped on a camcorder.

Prom (2011):

  • The castle shines like a disco ball.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011):

  • On a TV spot, the castle is on a map.

Cars 2 (2011):

  • On the LEGO trailer, the whole logo is made out of bricks. Also, the sky is different.

The Muppets (2011):

  • On one of the trailers for the film, Kermit and Animal look at the already-formed logo (without "Walt" and "PICTURES"). Kermit says "Would ya look at that" and Animal shakes his head, says "Aaahh", and laughs.

Treasure Buddies (2012):

  • The castle is placed in the middle of a desert. It then fades as if it were a mirage. Also, the words "Walt" and "PICTURES" are missing. Seen on trailers and a TV spot.

John Carter (2012):

  • On the Super Bowl spot, it is similar to the Mars Needs Moms variant, but without "Walt" and "PICTURES".
  • A TV spot uses the National Treasure: Book of Secrets and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time variants, but without "Walt" and "PICTURES".
  • A TV spot advertising the DVD/Blu-ray releases has the 2011 logo on an alien planet.

Frankenweenie (2012):

  • On TV spots, "Disney" is in green with the same logo as above. On one TV spot, the castle has a green glow inside it while "Disney" is mostly in the same green hue. The rest of the logo is black and white.

Secret of the Wings (2012):

  • The logo transitions into a winter theme. Only seen on the trailer.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012):

  • On the trailer, the logo is surrounded by trees with leaves falling.

Wreck-It Ralph (2012):

  • On the international trailer, the castle is red and 8-bit on a black background. The camera then zooms out from the logo to reveal the arcade.
  • On a TV spot, the logo is seen on an arcade cabinet screen.

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013):

  • The logo is black and white and painted on a building, with the castle enclosed inside an ellipse with "Disney" underneath it. This is shown in the 4:3 aspect ratio. Seen on the trailers.
  • On TV spots, the logo is in black and white at first, but then the castle transforms into Emerald City, with the sky turning dark blue and the "Disney" text zooming in slowly and turning silverish-gold.
  • On one TV spot, as the castle transforms into Emerald City, the "Disney" text bends by rotating and dissolves into tiny specks.

Planes (2013):

  • On one trailer, two planes fly past the logo towards the screen.

Frozen (2013):

  • It is snowing on the logo and the sky is clouded with mist. Found on the trailer and a TV spot.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013):

  • The 1985 logo is used, but the entire logo is white and the "Walt Disney" script is in an older script font. Also, the word "PICTURES" is replaced with "PRESENTS" in a script font, the entire logo is a little slow, and the camera zooms from the logo.

The Lone Ranger (2013):

  • The logo is in black and white with "Disney" already formed and zooms in through the gate to the Jerry Bruckheimer Films logo.

Maleficent (2014):

  • The usual Disney castle is replaced with Maleficent's against a night background. "Disney" then zooms in and the trailer continues.

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014):

  • The logo's sky turns golden yellow.

Big Hero 6 (2014):

  • The logo becomes a graphic on a computer screen, then Hiro Hamada's hand swipes left. Only seen on the teaser trailer.

The BFG (2016):

  • The castle behind the word "DISNEY" is replaced with the Big Ben tower, glowing lime green. The background is darkened to represent the witching hour.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016):

  • When the logo finishes, Absolem in butterfly form is seen standing on the letter I in the word "DISNEY". He then flies away and the trailer continues.

Moana (2016):

  • The entire logo is sewn onto a brown blanket. The word "DISNEY" is reddish brown. The line across the castle is removed.

Zootopia (2016):

  • In an advertisement for the film's video release, the front of the castle logo is grafted on top of the Zootopia skyline in a scene from the film, with the arc being formed as usual but wider, and "Disney" appears below as usual in the same color and texture as the film's logo.

Beauty and the Beast (2017):

  • On a snowy background, the camera moves above a forest. The camera stops moving when we see the Castle of the Beast with great white gardens (due to the snow). While snow is falling, the arc is formed and "Disney" appears below the castle as usual. Seen on the trailer.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017):

  • The clouds are stormy-looking and the castle is replaced with a bunch of stones and rocks.

Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017):

  • Same as Frozen (2013) trailer, but is tinted in light blue.

A Wrinkle in Time (2018):

  • Same as the movie itself.

Mary Poppins Returns (2018):

  • The castle appears as normal, but there's a road to it, in the middle of a park, with some leaves moving away. Behind the castle, we see the landscape of 1930s London.

Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018):

  • The logo is formed through lines of binary.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019):

  • Normal on Disney's YouTube channel and in USA and Canada, but on international trailers, against a daytime sky, we see Maleficent's castle. The camera zooms in and later tilts 90° counter-clockwise.

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

  • On the teaser trailer, another castle (Which assumedly is the castle Raya lives in during the film) replaces the original castle and is placed on top of a rock.