Top Walt Disney and WARNER BROS. Movie Production Intros Logo Complications and A History of WALT DISNEY Intros Logos
When the lights dimming, there will be a Disney symbolic picture of castle on the screen,
accompanying with the music When You Wish Upon a Star of Pinocchio, which leads you
into the world of Disney movies!
From early styles such as freehand, flat to computer graphics comprehensively, the title of
Disney movies has been developing and becomes more diverse all the time. Almost every
title of the movie is designed with uniqueness, which is highly matched the theme and style
of the corresponding movie. Sometimes, it was even a necessary part of the beginning for
the movie! Today we are going to discuss the development of the title of Disney movies.
Cartoon is the foundation of Disney, which dates to 1923, when Walt Disney and his brother
Roy Disney created Disney Bro Animation Studio together and started their way on movies.
From the first decades of the establishment, Disney didn’t obtain a fixed iconic logo of the
title, but to use different letters, designation and version to make different freehand style.
Alice in Wonderland(1951)
Until 1985, in the 25th classical animated movie The Black Cauldron, there was a picture of
white castle which seemed to have a basic structure of Disney. The obvious drawing of Walt
Disney Picture is easy to notice and an arc across the castle, putting an end to the title.
In the following decade, there was little change of the logo regardless of some tiny adjustment
in color or other details. Until 1995, Disney and Pixar cooperated to publish Toy Story, achieving
the change of the title from flat to stereoscopic. The flags fluttering in the wind and the shining
light and shadow have left deep impression for audience, which enabled Disney to start its way
of recomposing the title in the long run.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire(2001): mysterious feelings prevailing in the title. The walls are made up
with iron and steel, which is high matched the background and the theme that seeking for lost
Chicken Little(2005): there is blue sky and white cloud to match the background, which seems that
the castle is floating in the sky.
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas(2004): it has printed the logo of the title and Mickey with his friends
on the Christmas colored ball, giving us a strong feeling of Christmas!
In 2006, Disney has achieved an important transition of the title! In the movie Pirates of the
Caribbean-Dead Man’s Chest, it has been the first time to introduce the CG title. The animation starts
from a shining star in the sky, gradually, it becomes a curl river and spotless lights. Passing by a train,
there is bright firework in the sky, and the castle stands straight in the center when dawn comes. A
gray arc sweeps from the right side to the left side, finally it forms the drawing of Walt Disney Pictures,
all of which make up an amazing picture for audience.
This title has been widely applied from then on, only the series of Pirates of the Caribbean are flags on
With creation, Disney will never stop recomposing its title in order to achieve better performance~
Since 2012, Walt Disney Pictures has been replaced by Disney. Such as Planes.
Frankenweenie(2012): the picture transits from color to black and white, which makes it consistent
with the main color of the movie.
Wreck-It Ralph(2012): the logo appears again in the ending part, but it looks like a game bug has
Maleficent(2014): the creation is that it used a castle of the wizard in the title, and the picture show
the change from daylight to dark.
The introduction above is only a small part of the title designation of Disney movies. As the pot-credit
scene of those movies, are you a little expecting to enter a cinema for them?
As for Warner Bros, there has been changes during its development as well. Look at these examples,
and you will understand the evolution.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
This movie is issued by both Warner Bros and Paramount, so there is a picture of the latter company.
Green Lantern, with a green logo related to its theme.
Inception. What’s the color of our dreams? Black and white, so the logo is black and white as well.
Unknown. The key to this movie is that the actor doesn’t know his identity, so the logo is sheltered
by some mist and cloud.
Sherlock Holmes. The logo is just like stone road in previous London.
Mad Max: Fury Road. The logo is full of blood.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The logos of part one and part two are different in style, the
former is a style of rust while the latter is a style of bright iron.
Sucker Punch. The main part of this film is the theater performance, so there is a curtain in the logo.
The Brave One. Pretty wave effect in the logo.
Legend of the Guardians
Batman: Year One
The Iron Giant