Walt Disney Pictures/Logo Variations
These are the logo variations used throughout the years by Walt Disney Pictures, with more to be added over time.
Aladdin (1992, closing):
- Genie (voiced by Robin Williams) is heard saying, "You have been a fabulous audience! Tell you what, you're the best audience in the whole world! Take care of yourselves! Good night, Alice! Good night, Agrabah! ¡ADIÓS, AMIGOS!"
A Goofy Movie (1995):
- The logo fades to blue instead of black, segueing into the opening credits.
- The drawing of the arc is delayed for a few seconds to maintain the logo in time with the opening music.
Toy Story (1995):
- After the Pixar variant of the logo finishes, it zooms out and transitions into the opening scene.
Bambi: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece (1997):
- The 1990 logo appears as usual. Tinker Bell then flies away from the logo and uses her wand to make it disappear in an explosion of pixie dust.
That Darn Cat! (1997):
- Cats meow to the tune of the logo's fanfare.
Hercules (1997, closing):
- During the end of the credits and the closing Disney logo, Hades (voiced by James Woods) is heard complaining, "What do you say, it's happy ending time! Everybody's got a little taste of something, but me, I got nothing. I'm–I'm here with nothing. Anybody listening? It's like, uh, what am I, an echo or something? Hello? HELLO? Am I talking to what, hyperspace? Hello, it's me! Nobody listens."
Meet the Deedles (1998):
- The logo transitions into an undersea picture.
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998):
- As soon as the arc is created, Christmas lights appear and flash over it.
- The background fades into the opening sequence as the burst of light produces the "Walt Disney" text.
Inspector Gadget (1999) and Inspector Gadget 2 (2003, DTV):
- The castle is in CGI and mechanized, while the arc is replaced with a gear. The castle then falls apart in a flurry of cartoon sound effects. An arrangement of "When You Wish Upon a Star" plays, which fades out as the castle goes wild, and a gear flies toward the screen as the opening titles begin. The 1985 fanfare is utilized in the second film, along with various different sound effects as the castle is demolished, and it also zooms out.
My Favorite Martian (1999):
- The logo gradually fades into Mars. It also freezes for a few seconds before the arc is drawn.
Fantasia 2000 (1999):
- Opening: Same as Tarzan, but the background fades into space, with the clips from the opening of the 1940 "Fantasia" floating in behind it as it fades out.
- Closing: The normal logo plays, but the arc disappears once it is formed. Also, Steve Martin is heard saying, "Camera back on me? Uh, camera back on me, please? Anyone? Hello? HELLO? ...Could someone give me a ride home?"
John Henry (2000 short):
- The logo is a patch sewn onto a quilt.
The Emperor's New Groove (2000, closing):
- Same as Fantasia 2000, but in a shorter form and with the closing theme and no dialogue.
Recess: School's Out (2001):
- The logo plays as normal, but the flash that reveals "Walt Disney" also ends up covering the entire castle and dies down to reveal Gus, Mikey, Gretchen, Spinelli, Vince, and TJ standing on top of the castle. As the logo continues normally, they play the second half of the fanfare on kazoos. The Recess characters were animated by Disney Television Animation.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001):
- Opening: The lights reflected by the river ripples reveal the already-formed emblem (with an extra flag on the rightmost spire) on a rusted-steel wall. Within the curving line, a flash of light arcs. The camera pans forward slightly.
- Closing: Nearly the same as the opening variant, but it is already formed and the background is well-lit (signifying Atlantis' resurrection to its former splendor), as the camera still zooms forward slightly.
The Country Bears (2002):
- The logo plays as usual, but once it's finished, it is set against a wood background. A spark of fire travels all the way to the bottom right.
Return to Never Land (2002):
- Pixie dust falls from the arc as it is drawn by a glowing yellow light (representing Tinker Bell), which then flies around and inside the gate, revealing the hazy texture in the backdrop. It then zooms out to the left and reveals itself to be on a cloud. The camera then moves around and the logo vanishes as the film begins.
Snow Dogs (2002):
- The logo starts normally. Once the arc is drawn, the logo becomes frozen and it begins to snow.
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002, DTV):
- We begin with a blue background. Then, at the very bottom, a four-pointed star rises up, splits, and explodes like fireworks, showing a section of the 1985 Disney castle. The final one rises and bursts, revealing the whole castle. The "Walt Disney" signature then writes itself as the remainder of the logo continues to play normally. For the initial shot, the letters and arc fade away, and the castle dissolves into Cinderella's castle.
Lilo & Stitch (2002):
- The logo is on a black background, and the dot drawing the arc is now green with a "pulsing" sound effect. After it finishes, the logo is beamed up by a UFO offscreen.
- On "Stitch's Trial", the original opening from the home media release, the logo is white on a grey backdrop, and letters in Tantalog (the language spoken on Stitch's home planet) fade in and out before transitioning to English, one by one. After the rest of the animation is completed, it fades into the opening scene.
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002):
- When the "Walt Disney" text is formed, snowflakes begin to fall across the logo.
The Jungle Book 2 (2003):
- The logo is superimposed in front of a piece of cloth behind a blue light, and waves slightly until it fades and the color changes.
Piglet's Big Movie (2003):
- The arc is pink instead of white, resembling the color of Piglet.
Freaky Friday (2003):
- The logo animates normally before fading to an aged parchment sheet, segueing into the opening credits.
Stitch! The Movie (2003, DTV):
- The background fades to space after the arc forms, causing the castle and words to flicker out like TV static.
- The sound of a flare gun is heard when the arc is drawn.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003):
- Opening: The castle zooms in quickly in parts, followed by letters arriving from the left (one after the other). The logo then begins to flash blue and red, similar to police lights, while police sirens can be heard in the background. The arc is blue, and after the logo is completed, it vanishes, and the logo itself travels to the right.
- Closing: Same as the opening, but it is already formed with the flashing blue and red lights gone, and it fades away when the arc is formed.
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003, DTV):
- After the flash, dogs bark in response to the logo's fanfare.
George of the Jungle 2 (2003, DTV):
- After it has been formed, a silhouette of George swings around the screen and crashes into the castle, leaving a hole and causing it to fall over.
The Haunted Mansion (2003):
- As gloomy clouds obscure the writing, the castle transforms into a mansion.
Teacher's Pet (2004):
- The logo is animated in the same manner as the film. It pans to the bottom-left corner once the logo is done. Also seen at the end of the film without the panning.
Lorenzo (2004 short):
- The logo is animated like a neon sign. The arc is timed to the conductor's animation. As the conductor counts, one of the arc segments flickers.
Home on the Range (2004):
- Opening: The castle and text are branded onto a piece of leather. Then the arc fires in and the leather burns up to reveal the opening shot.
- Closing: On the brown background used for the credits, the already-formed logo fades in.
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004, DTV):
- A small stylized Christmas tree appears within the castle before disappearing as "Walt Disney" flashes in. The logo is then superimposed on a red Christmas ornament.
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005):
- The logo animates normally, until the end. The castle then dissolves into a cloud formation as the backdrop and letters fade to a hazy sky and the camera pans down to the opening scene.
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005, DTV):
- The logo is on a black background like the first film, and the dot drawing the arc is green again. The way the castle forms is also different; each segment of the castle appears one by one from bottom-to-top rather than a light forming the castle from top-to-bottom; after the top segment appears, it flashes like a neuralyzer. And when the arc forms, the whole logo glitches like a computer would do.
Ice Princess (2005)
- The "flashlight" logo is blue with ice coming out of the arc.
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005):
- Once the arc is drawn, the logo zooms out from a hole on a white background, segueing into the opening credits. This was done by yU+co, who would later animate the 2006 logo with Wētā FX.
Sky High (2005):
- The "flashlight" logo fades into a silhouette on a skyline.
Chicken Little (2005):
- Opening: A fairy tale-esque castle (somewhat resembling the Pixar variant) is seen on a clear blue sky. The "Walt Disney" text drifts in beneath it, and a shooting star inscribes an arc above the castle.
- Closing: The logo animates as usual, but the background is black instead of blue, similar to Lilo & Stitch and Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch.
Tarzan II (2005, DTV):
- Exactly like on Tarzan, but the jungle shot is different.
Brother Bear II (2006, DTV):
- Birds fly out from the castle after the arc is formed.
Bambi II (2006, DTV):
- The logo is seen in mist. After it forms, the mist covers it up.
Leroy & Stitch (2006, DTV):
- When the arc forms, the background fades to space, just like in Stitch! The Movie, and the logo goes into hyperdrive.
The Shaggy Dog (2006):
- The castle turns into a doghouse (both at the beginning and end of the movie). Also, an extra flag is seen on the rightmost spire (similar to the 2002 variant).
The Wild (2006):
- In the darkness, a particle makes its usual way above the castle (which is surrounded by acacia trees) while Samson (voiced by Kiefer Sutherland) is about to tell his son Ryan (voiced by Greg Cipes) a story. Suddenly, as Ryan tells Samson he's already heard his story a billion times, it stops and rushes back. Then as the conversation repeats, it tries again, makes 2/3 of the distance, and rushes back again. Next time, the conversation occurs again, and the particle is drawn back by a hand. For the fourth time, the particle (and thus, Samson) finally succeeds, and the logo turns into the sun. The text is also in 3D and made of stone. This was animated by Reel FX Animation Studios.
Pirates of the Caribbean film series:
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006): This was the first movie to use the 2006 logo, which is darker than usual.
- Both variants feature the castle flying the Jolly Roger flag and the Black Pearl ship in the river alongside the castle.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011): The movie's opening theme is heard. Dark blue fog comes in from the left to fill the screen as the animation (which is tinted in dark blue) fades in at the camera panning down (you can still briefly see a glimpse of the stars as it fades in). The fireworks are in a white tint while sounds of firing cannons are heard. In the river in front of the castle, two mermaids flip their tails before the text fades in as it zooms to position.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017): The logo is tinted dark blue, with storm clouds and lightning flashes added to the sky and the fireworks, the star and the front sparkles are all absent. Also, the "Disney" text is in the style of the Maleficent variant.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006):
- When it fully forms, the camera zooms out to reveal a snow globe surrounding it that Santa holds. He then shakes the snow globe, which causes snow to surround the castle. Also, when the snow globe appears, the fanfare gradually decreases in speed to match the opening theme.
The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006, DTV):
- After the logo is done, it fades to a cloudy sky.
- Enchanted (2007): The sparkles that surround the text disappear as the last note of the music hits. Then the camera zooms forward past the text to the castle into a room with a book inside in the top middle of it, which leads to the opening scene. Just like the standard logo, this was done by yU+co in collaboration with Wētā FX.
- Disenchanted (2022, Disney+): The logo starts off normally (with the opening theme, "Andalasia" by Griffin Newman, playing over it, albeit with the same notes from "When You Wish Upon a Star" being added). Near the end, two blue birds fly through the logo, as one of them then comes closer, transforming the entire castle into a 2.5D version of the Disney Renaissance art style. It takes place in daytime, and the castle is replaced by Andalasia's castle. The text is in purple and there are flowers in front of it. The camera zooms into the top-left corner, starting the film.
Presto (2008 short):
- The castle (in its normal form) is seen on a red textured background, similar to the background used for the opening of 1940s Disney color shorts. Underneath is the text "Walt Disney Pictures Presents" underneath (the "Walt Disney" text is in the style of the Walt Disney Animation Studios logo).
Bedtime Stories (2008):
- When the music ends, the logo turns into a pop-up book.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008):
- When the music ends, the logo turns into a diamond shape and moves into the opening titles.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008):
- When the last five notes are playing, a light appears in the way of the star, then it morphs into a lightbulb surging into the opening titles.
Race to Witch Mountain (2009):
- The logo gets darkened when the text fades in, and the castle turns into the mountain from the Witch Mountain films.
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009):
- A rock version of the theme is heard, albeit only halfway through when the highest spire is revealed; the normal fanfare is also in a different key to match the remix.
Tron: Legacy (2010):
- The logo is formed by graphics like those found in the Grid. This was made by Prologue Films.
Mars Needs Moms (2011):
- The logo animates as normal, but when the arc is drawn, the entire logo (except the text) turns red.
- It starts normally, but when the star reaches the end, it suddenly turns into a photo tinted in yellow, with a frame of the finished logo without the text and sparkles before the same frame from the logo in the photo. Then a pencil drawing of a castle on a separate sheet paper covers the original castle under a cut-out of a notebook paper and a paper cut-out of the text "Walt Disney" from the 1990 logo, with the "Pictures" word in the same font as the standard logo, pasted onto it. Several stars are also pasted. The music also turns into a rock version when it transforms.
John Carter (2012):
- Opening: The entire logo is tinted red, to fit the movie's setting of Mars.
- Closing: Same as the opening, but it starts at the arc being formed.
- The logo starts as usual (with a re-orchestrated version of the music by Danny Elfman, based on Mark Mancina and David Metzger's work on the fanfare). Near the end of the logo, it turns black-and-white, as lightning starts striking and organ music plays. A moon is also shown and there is some fog around the river in front of the castle, while a rainstorm occurs. This was also the first track of the film's soundtrack, entitled "Frankenweenie Disney Logo". According to the soundtrack, Leigh Harline (composer of "When You Wish Upon A Star") and Mark Mancina (composer of the standard fanfare) were credited.
Paperman (2012 short, closing):
- The logo is in black and white and stylized just like the short. Also, the text is written in chalk, and the arc is drawn by a paper airplane.
Wreck-It Ralph franchise:
- Wreck-It Ralph (2012, closing): The closing logo starts as usual, but it then glitches as errors appear with "RALPH" misspelled as "RALF". Then, it turns into a parody of the Pac-Man kill screen. The 1985 logo is briefly seen, but with the text amongst other remnants like the Walt Disney Animation Studios logo and other characters seen in the film as sprites. It ends with an arcade screen turn-off effect.
- Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018, closing): The closing logo animates as usual, with the song "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley, fading out and Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) talking over it. At the last second, it very abruptly cuts to the first film's closing logo variation as the screen turns off.
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013):
- The logo is in black and white, in an art-deco style, and in a 4:3 aspect ratio (like the first few minutes of the film). The logo starts at the top of the sky (different to the original logo) with animated stars and simple fireworks then it pans down to the cardboard castle. Other elements (like the river and sky) are drawn on the ground and wall and the text (which is already formed) is made up of two connected sticks with the letters on them (with "Dis" on the left stick and "ney" on the right stick). While the star appears without passing the front of the castle, albeit with the sparkles around the arc being removed, the camera zooms into the door of the castle, and the text opens like a gate. This variant was done by yU+co.
The Lone Ranger (2013):
- The entire logo is in a shade of gray-blue (in keeping with the film's Western look). This was designed by Devastudios.
- The logo doesn't start until after a few seconds, and the movie's opening theme/dialogue is heard with the fireworks sounds intact. The text is in glass, colored in white, and zooms in (like the 3D variant). When it finishes, the sparkles around the text disappears. Then an aviation warning light appears on the highest tower of the castle. After a full rotation of light, the tallest spire flashes a blinking red light, and two planes from the film fly past the logo towards the screen, cutting into the film's opening shot.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013):
- On a blue sunburst background, the castle (as seen in the 1985 logo) in white zooms out as the arc is drawn with a bright light, with the text "Walt Disney" (drawn in a similar fashion to Walt's own signature) and "PRESENTS" below. Some copyright info fades in below, including a copyright notice, a certificate number with the old MPAA logo, a logo for Disney Sound Recording, a notice with the "Walt Disney" text shown above and reading "DISTRIBUTED BY WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES", a la the same closing text before the closing version of the standard logo, and a copyright date for "MMXIII" (Roman numerals for 2013).
Frozen (2013) and Frozen II (2019):
- The opening theme ("Frozen Heart" in the first film, performed by the cast of the film, and "Introduction" in the second film, composed by Christophe Beck) plays over the logo, and doesn't begin after a few seconds.
Get a Horse! (2013 short, closing):
- The logo is in black and white, with the text in a slightly different font and underlined. Clarabelle Cow is seen leaping over the castle, drawing the arc with her milk.
Million Dollar Arm (2014):
- The logo is in a shade of dark purple.
Maleficent film series:
- Maleficent (2014): The logo starts off normally, but the castle is replaced with King Stefan's castle, and the front side is entirely different. The text is in silver with sparkles around it. It then changes into daytime as the narrator starts the story. The camera starts zooming past the word and through the castle as the sun rises to reveal the kingdom which in the film is set. The horizontal line of the original logo becomes the Kingdom of the Moors.
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019): The standard castle is used instead. Once the logo is complete, the camera pans up to the right-top corner, transitioning into the opening scene.
Feast (2014 short, closing):
- The logo is decorated on a plate, and the man from the short squirts ketchup onto it, creating the arc over the castle.
Into the Woods (2014):
- Opening: Sound effects from the logo's atmosphere are used instead of the usual fanfare. It fades from black (similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides variant, but without the fog). It is darkened and the fireworks are absent. The star fades in, moving as usual, but as it's moving, the moon appears. The sparkles disappear early. The camera backs up to some leafless trees (hence the title of the film) as the text without the sparkles fades in. This variant was done by yU+co. On yU+co's website, the sound effects are absent, leaving the firework sounds on the standard logo with the standard fanfare, and cuts in and out instead of fading in and out.
- Closing: Same as the opening, but it starts at the arc being formed, with the standard logo as it basis, and is a bit darker.
Frozen Fever (2015 short, closing):
- One of the tiny snowmen (from the preceding short) is standing on the right, and sneezes and leaps over the castle from right to left, leaving a trail in the shape of the usual arc.
- In the last few seconds when the text fades in, the entire logo transitions to daytime, with the castle similar to the one found at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Then, the camera pans up to follow two blue birds to the opening.
- The logo starts off normally, but after the camera pans down from the sky, the background scenery and the castle are replaced with Tomorrowland's buildings and structures. The fireworks are also different and the star is replaced by a machine that flies past the camera. Also, the "Disney" text is blue and in the style of the Maleficent variant.
The Jungle Book (2016) and The Lion King (2019): Both films were directed by Jon Favreau, employing a similar variant.
- The entire logo is recreated in traditional hand-drawn animation, with the castle resembling Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, Anaheim. The lanterns on the entrance of the castle are replaced with torches, the fireworks are entirely different, bursting into the air before the highest point of the castle is shown and for an additional second after the text is shown. The music is rearranged by John Debney (who is the composer of the 1985 logo's fanfare) and the text is in an orange tint. When the word "Presents" (in the same style as the opening credits of the 1967 film) fades in under the text, the music segues into the rearranged version of "The Jungle Book Overture" as the camera zooms out into a realistic jungle. This fanfare and the rearranged version of "The Jungle Book Overture" are two parts of the first track of the film's soundtrack, entitled "Main Titles - Jungle Run". According to the soundtrack, Leigh Harline (composer of "When You Wish Upon A Star"), Mark Mancina (composer of the standard fanfare) and George Burns (composer of "The Jungle Book Overture" from the 1967 animated film of the same name) were credited.
- The latter reuses the same variant, but with a few changes: the word "Presents" underneath the text is removed. The arc is added in, but with a completely different look, which starts from coming out of the gate, not much like the same animation used in the standard logo. The arc is drawn as soon as the text is shown with an additional second of fireworks. The camera stops at the last notes, and the text is still when it fades in. This time the music is composed by Hans Zimmer, based on the first part of "Main Titles - Jungle Run" from the former film's soundtrack by John Debney, who also composed the former. The logo fades out once it's done.
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016):
- After a few seconds when the text fades in, the camera pans up away from the logo to the night sky.
The Finest Hours (2016):
- Opening: The logo is tinted in sepia. Instead of the regular fanfare, "The Hucklebuck" by Frank Sinatra plays.
- Closing: Same as the opening, but it starts at the arc being formed.
Inner Workings (2016 short, closing):
- The camera pans right from the end of the closing credits to a sunset beach rendition of the logo with the castle made out of sand. The text in white fades in at the bottom as the last part of the short's song "California Loco" plays.
Beauty and the Beast (2017):
- The logo is set in France, complete with the town of Villeneuve and the Prince's Castle (lit up for the masquerade party in the following prologue), although the river has the usual shape. The sky is an extremely dark cloudy sky at night, and the fireworks explode in yellow and are different from the standard logo. The star is different and arcs as usual with a different trail. The text fades in the same time as the front sparkles around it. When the music ends, the text & sparkles fade out and the camera pans back a little bit more to reveal a rosebush and the Enchantress (offscreen) picks the middle rose up and she moves to one of the petals of the rose, transitioning into the prologue.
- An open-matte variant of this logo exists on likely TV airings of the film, due to the usage of the IMAX print.
Gone Fishing (2017 short):
- Opening: The logo is similar to the teaser trailer for Moana, but has darker colors and the shadows of the palm trees and the clouds in the background are different.
- Closing: Same as the opening, except Maui falls past the logo.
The Last Warrior (2017, Russia), The Last Warrior: Root of Evil (2020, Russia) and The Last Warrior: Messenger of Darkness (2021, Russia):
- The logo animates as usual, but the front side and flag are different with an entirely different entrance, and the water is still. As the star moves, a house with chicken legs (Baba Yaga's house) leaps from the right side, jumps over the river and lands on the other side. The house looks at us briefly before leaving. The sparkles that surround the text are absent, similar to the Into the Woods and Dead Men Tell No Tales variants.
- The logo plays as normal, but the firework sounds are absent, and the fanfare is done in a mariachi style, with bongos, a guitar, violins, a small choir, trumpets, and a xylophone.
A Wrinkle in Time (2018):
- The logo plays as usual. After the music ends, the logo suddenly reverses colors back into the arc drawing with a wormhole effect, then quickly switches to a frame of the finished logo. Later, the background changes to a galaxy of stars which moves like a kaleidoscope, with the top part of the castle in which the castle itself (which glows in blue) starts deforming. The front returns to normal, but the text is in copper orange and becomes the same size as the 16:9 logo, which fades in. After a couple seconds, the logo wormholes again before cutting to the film's opening shot.
Incredibles 2 (2018):
- The entire logo is reanimated in 2D and is in the style of the film's credits, with a red/yellow color scheme. The main star twinkles in, while the rest of the stars and the background fade in. The camera pans down to Metroville, with the bullet train from the first film running along the track. The castle has a blinking light at its tallest spire and there are no fireworks (similar to the Into the Woods and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales variants). From the right side of the castle, the star moves from behind and arcs over the castle. The yellow text simply fades in without any sparkles, but instead around the text before that. When it fades out, the castle's entrance shows the film's monogram, which also fades out shortly.
Christopher Robin (2018):
- The logo starts as usual, but when the camera goes around the castle, the kingdom fades to an aged paper background to blend into the prologue. The castle and fireworks dissolve into traditional animation (stylized like the book series' illustrations by E.H. Shepard). The star makes a different sound. The sparkles around the text (in black) are absent (similar to Into the Woods and Dead Men Tell No Tales) as the sparkles from above the castle transform into twinkling stars which disappear after a couple seconds. The logo fades out and is replaced with the in-credit text as the camera zooms slightly forward. The book pages turn to cover up and the camera pans right to start the prologue sequence of the opening credits.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018):
- The logo is darkened, with the fireworks sounds intact, and the music is rearranged by James Newton Howard with Gustavo Dudame conducting the London Philharmonia Orchestra and Lang Lang as the solo pianist. The text is slightly brighter than usual. When the music is finished, Drosselmeyer's owl comes in by swooping down from the sky above the left side of the castle. The "Disney" text with sparkles fades out, and the camera follows the owl into a snowy version of Victorian-era London at sunset, establishing the opening shot.
Mary Poppins Returns (2018):
- The logo starts normally, but is tinted in dark blue (similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Into the Woods variants). When the camera pans around the castle, various London landmarks can be seen. As the music ends, the camera backs up onto a road with lampposts, and several trees are on the grass.
- The logo plays as normal (with the text zooming in). When the last note plays, a light from the star at the left side of the castle brightens up to cover the entire logo as the text becomes a shadow. When the light fades out, the castle becomes a ship with almost the same shape, and the text's shadow fades out.
Toy Story 4 (2019):
- The 30-second version of "Operation Pull Toy" from the soundtrack (composed and conducted by Randy Newman) is used instead of the usual fanfare.
Lady and the Tramp (2019, Disney+):
- The logo's music is rearranged in a 1950s jazz style, and the logo starts a few seconds after the music starts. When the star almost ends, the entire logo becomes sepia-toned.
Noelle (2019, Disney+):
- The logo starts normally, but is slightly darkened. When the text fades in, it starts snowing. Also, the text is slightly transparent. After the music ends, the text and sparkles fade out, then the camera pans over the logo in a fashion similar to that of a reversed movement of the original logo, and Santa Claus' sleigh flies past the camera. After the camera moves across the flag on the highest spire, the entire backdrop changes to the North Pole as the film starts.
The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! (2019)
- The logo starts normally, but the text does not fade in, as akin to the intro of The Wonderful World of Disney, without the program's logo. Instead, Tinker Bell comes onto the screen and taps her wand on the castle, transitioning to the beginning of the special.
The One and Only Ivan (2020, Disney+)
- The logo plays normally, but after the music ends, it fades into a foggy glass window with the castle as the texture, transitioning into the prologue. After the onscreen text "INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY" disappears, the window (with the castle's texture still on it) is cleaned by the titular character. Designed by the film's art department at Technicolor's Preproduction studio in Culver City, Los Angeles, California.
- The logo starts normally, but after it pans down from the night sky, we see a drastically different background resembling the farmlands of China. The castle has been changed to the one seen at Shanghai Disneyland (the Enchanted Storybook Castle), and the text is in bright gold. The phoenix seen in the film flies and draws the arc before it fades out. This variant was done by yU+co; on their website, this logo appears with slightly different lighting, and the text also zooms in, possibly meaning this was an unused 3D variant.
- This variant would be re-animated for the China releases of the 2021 Disney films Luca and Encanto, and to commemorate Shanghai Disneyland's 5th anniversary, albeit with the normal scenery from the standard logo (with some minor changes), orange Chinese text for "Year of Magical Surprise" (奇妙连连 惊喜一整年) on top of the castle when the arc draws in, and the flag's coat of arms replaced with the theme park's 5th anniversary logo (which consists of the castle inside a number 5).
Once Upon a Snowman (2020, Disney+)
- The castle and backdrop are covered in snow. Snow slopes are also seen on both sides, the river is now ice and the text is blue and also covered in snow. After a second of the normal logo on screen, Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) can be seen skiing on the right side, he then jumps up the slope and shouts "SKILL!" whilst forming the arc over the castle. He then lands on the slope on the left side and skis off screen.
Safety (2020, Disney+):
- When the highest spire is revealed, snare drums and extra trumpet sounds are added to the fanfare to accompany it, as if it was played by a marching band.
Soul (2020, Disney+):
- The logo plays as normal, but the fanfare is played in an off-key jazz fashion by Joe's band class, with a four-beat drum intro, noisy trumpets, squalling saxophones, and a tailgate trombone, ending with a crash of cymbals. The firework sounds are also removed again.
Flora & Ulysses (2021, Disney+)
- After the logo is complete, it then turns into a comic book design, with the Disney text appearing before the arc is nearly drawn. Then it transitions to different comic book pages, segueing into the beginning of the film. Additionally, the logo's pre-comic transition uses brighter colors similar to the early 2006 variant, but with the Disney text instead.
Us Again (2021 short, closing)
- The logo is placed on a neon sign, with the castle in pink, the text in yellow and the arc in green. The castle's design is also similar to the 1985 logo.
- The logo is in black-and-white, the sky is replaced with storm clouds with thunder brewing overhead (similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales variant) while the London city is seen at the top of the river (without the sailboat), and the text is in a crimson red color. When the flag is revealed, Cruella (played by Emma Stone) can be heard laughing quietly in the background.
Jungle Cruise (2021):
- The castle lights are brighter and the river has a different texture with better reflection on the castle and text. The clouds and god rays in the logo are deleted, and the text is already formed and appears to be smaller than usual. The text and the arc are also both a little higher than they should be. After a few seconds, the camera zooms down to the river under the water, segueing to the opening scene. Instead of the regular fanfare, an orchestrated instrumental version of "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica, composed by James Newton Howard, plays.
- On Chinese prints, it's the same as the international version, but the same changes as the standard Chinese variant (minus the simplified water reflection, in which the castle and text are seen) are added as well.
Far from the Tree (2021 short, closing):
- The logo is embedded in sand, and the curved line is drawn by Marie, the raccoon from the short. While she does this, her child appears from the left side of the screen while holding a shell in his mouth. After Marie finishes, the young raccoon drops the shell at the ending point of the curved line and follows her mother offscreen.
Cheaper by the Dozen (2022, Disney+):
- The castle fades to a child's drawing surrounded by family pictures, transitioning into the opening credits.
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022, Disney+):
- The logo starts normally, but after the text (which is more transparent) appears, four lasers zap themselves onto the castle, changing parts of it into different "bootleg" parts of other castles from Disney movies and logos (including the Sultan's palace from Aladdin, Elsa's ice castle from Frozen, Prince Eric's castle from The Little Mermaid, and a colored version of the Incredibles 2 variant). The fanfare stops as soon as the first laser is fired. There are also pink lasers shining across the text, with a grid being seen for a few seconds.
Pinocchio (2022, Disney+):
- The logo plays as normal, but as the star is about to form the arc, Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) floats down the right side of the logo, singing the last part of the fanfare, as in which, "When You Wish Upon A Star", the song that was a part of the fanfare, originated from the original 1940 animated film, before the camera pans down to reveal houses in Italy as the text disappears for the opening scene. Also, the logo cuts from black instead of fading in.
Hocus Pocus 2 (2022, Disney+):
- The logo starts off normally, but the sky is brighter and parts of the castle are made out of wood. As the camera pans around the castle, the entire logo and landscape change drastically into stormy weather. The moon also appears in the sky, and the fireworks, arc and dust surrounding the text are all absent (similar to the Into the Woods, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Incredibles 2 variants). The music is also re-orchestrated by John Debney (who also did the 1985 logo's fanfare), based on Mark Mancina and David Metzger's work on the fanfare, and segues into a spooky tune after the first few bars. After the logo is complete, the text fades out and the camera pans down into the water, segueing into the opening scene. Also, a bell has been added to one of the towers of the castle.
Rogue: Not Quite One (2023 short):
- The Disney castle is designed in the Simpsons art-style, with the Disney100 logo being separated to form "Disney Self-Congratulatory 100" via a man grunting, with "When You Wish Upon a Star" playing in the background, then it gets dumped on by a collection of Springfield buildings/landmarks that form the shape of the Disney castle via a man screaming by falling, as the sunset background turns into the same daytime background as the show, with "The Simpsons" in Waltography with the cast singing the show's title from the show's main theme song, therefore being a parody of the Disney100 logo. The animation is done by 20th Television Animation.