Buena Vista Interactive

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

Buena Vista Interactive (not to be confused with "Buena Vista Games") was a rarely-used brand under the auspices of Disney. First appearing in 1988, it was rarely used in the 1990s. The BVI name continued to be used very rarely into the 2000s, in the shadow of Disney's main game label, Buena Vista Games. In 2005, the usage of the BVI name was discontinued after the formation of Disney Interactive Studios. In 2007, Disney decided to abandon the Buena Vista branding in favor of a new name, and the remains of BVI were folded into Disney Interactive Studios.



1st Logo (July 26-December 31, 1988)

Logo: On a repeat of rainbow-colored lines, we see two letters: "B" and "V" in a custom font. Below are the words "BUENA VISTA SOFTWARE" and "PRESENTS..." in the same color. The gray background is covered by a repeating pattern of the "BV" letters.

Variant: On DOS, the logo is gold. On C64, the background doesn’t have the “BV” pattern.

Technique: The logo shining.

Music/Sounds: TBA.

Availability: Rare. It was only seen on Who Framed Roger Rabbit for Amiga, Atari ST, C64, Apple II and DOS.

2nd Logo (1992, June 20, 2000-2001)

Logo: A shield is divided with a waveline. Its upper part is blue, while the lower part is purple. A flower is seen folded into a waveline. "BUENA" is above, and "VISTA" is below the shield. Under it is "INTERACTIVE" in a compressed font.

Variants:

  • A black-and-white variant with "SOFTWARE" was used on Heaven & Earth (1992), but only as a very small in-credit entry.
  • On Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? games from the second PC edition onwards, the logo animates like the Disney Interactive logo on the first WWTBAM? PC game, music and all.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire games made during the era. Also appeared on episodes of Alias Underground previously downloadable from ABC's website.

3rd Logo (May 15, 1995)

Logo: Just the plain text "BUENA VISTA" and "INTERACTIVE" in a smaller font and spaced-out letters to fit the width of "BUENA VISTA" below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appears on Gargoyles for Sega Genesis.

4th Logo (August 26, 2003-November 10, 2005)

Logo: A black power symbol appears on a blue background. The background zooms out into a curved rectangle with some curved lines inside around the power symbol, leaving the background black. The stacked words "BUENA VISTA INTERACTIVE" appear above the figure.

Variants:

  • On Power Rangers Dino Thunder and games for the Game Boy Advance, the logo has a white background.
  • On Alias, the logo appears alongside the 1st ABC Games logo, with a Touchstone Television copyright notice below it.

Technique: The power symbol appearing, the background zooming out.

Music/Sounds: A click, a fast whoosh and a short synth note. The white background variant just has another click after the whoosh, or none. The Alias variant is silent.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen on Tron 2.0, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Alias (alongside the aformentioned ABC Games logo), King Arthur, and The Nightmare Before Christmas games.

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