Walt Disney Cartoons

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General Titles

1st Logo (1929-1959)

Logo: TBA

Variants: TBA

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: TBA

Editor's Note: TBA


2nd Logo (1941-1944)

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Logo: On a black background with a blue thorn pattern, you see the text:

A WALT DISNEY P R O D U CT I O N

Then, it fades to a reversed version of the pattern with the text:

PHOTOGRAPHED IN-------------------


TECHNICOLOR

DISTRIBUTED BY------------------------
R.K.O RADIO PICTURES, INC.

Copyright info is shown below.

Closing: On the same background as the opening logo, we see the text:

"THE END

A WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION IN TECHNICOLOR


DISTRIBUTED BY R.K.O RADIO PICTURES, INC"

FX/SFX: None, unless you want to count the scratches.

Music/Sounds: As always, the beginning of the theme of the respective short.

Availability: Rare. Seen on shorts released at the time, but now may be replaced with the 2nd reissue logo. These titles can be seen on The Pelican and the Snipe and Reason and Emotion.

Editors Note: None.


3rd Logo (1951-1957)

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Note: These are two opening titles found only on cartoons without Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, etc.

Logo: On a red sunburst background, the words "COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR" in red or blue and old-style font are seen at the top. In the middle, the words "Walt Disney" (in the 1951-1979 font) with "PRESENTS" below, or "A WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION" ("WALT DISNEY" has the classic font. "A" and "Production" are in script). Underneath are copyright disclaimers and four logos in the "WALT DISNEY PRESENTS" title or three logos in the "A WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION" title.

Closing: There are customized end titles such as the "THE END" in huge font caused by fog in green background with "A WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION" in white below. This variant is seen on "Susie, the Little Blue Coupé". "Football (Now and Then)" and "Pigs is Pigs" used the normal "The End" in teal script in blue background.

FX/SFX: See the 1st and the 2nd logos.

Music/Sounds: Depending on the cartoon.

Availability: The first version is scarce and the second is rare. The first version is seen on Lambert, The Sheepish Lion and Susie, The Little Blue Coupé. The second version can be seen on Pigs is Pigs, Football (Now and Then), Casey Bats Again and Social Lion.

Editors Note: None.


5th Logo (1953-1959)

Logo: On a red cloth/burlap-like background, in huge fonts are "A WALT DISNEY CARTOON" with "COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR" (sometimes just "TECHNICOLOR") below. Underneath is the copyright disclaimer and the logos.

Closing Title: TBA

Music/Sounds: See above.

Availability: See above.

Editors Note: None.


Reissue Titles

1st Logo (1930s-1940s?)

Note: This is a reissue title used in cartoons from the mid-to-late 30s to the early 40s to hide the RKO Radio Pictures disclaimer.

Logo: Same as below, except the background is red with some musical notes "waving". The title is "A WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION" in yellow with "COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR" in pink below, with the copyright disclaimer in blue.

Closing Title: Only a single end title was used during this period: the text "The End" in red (sometimes pink) on a red sunburst background, with the words "A WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION" in blue below.

FX/SFX: None, unless you want to count the scratches.

Music/Sounds: As always, the beginning of the theme of the respective short.

Availability: Seen on the reissues of the 1939 version of the Silly Symphony "The Ugly Duckling" and the Donald Duck cartoon "Crazy Over Daisy". It was also used on the "I'm No Fool" shorts with Jiminy Cricket.

Editors Note: None.


2nd Logo (1940s-1950s)

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Note: This is the alternate opening title for some Disney Cartoons also to hide the RKO Radio Pictures disclaimer.

Logo: On a red cloth/burlap-like background, in huge yellow fonts are "A WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION" with "TECHNICOLOR" in pink below. Underneath, the copyright disclaimer and the RCA Sound Recording and the I.A.T.S.E. logos. It sometimes cuts to the opening credits.

Closing Title: Varies depending on the cartoon. It sometimes features "The End" in red or pink in the center of an red sunburst background, with "A WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION" in blue very below. Or the "The End" in teal script font in the center of a blue or red background, with "A WALT DISNEY PRODUCTION" in white very below.

FX/SFX: None, unless you want to count the scratches.

Music/Sounds: The intro theme for the featured character (Donald Duck, Goofy, etc.)

Availability: Found on cartoons such as "Californy 'er Bust", "Trailer Horn" and "The Clown of the Jungle".

Editors Note: None.

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