Pixar Animation Studios/Logo Variations

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Toy Story (1995, post-2009 prints):

  • The logo plays out normally, but when Luxo Jr. faces the camera, the animation freezes for a few seconds, and it fades to the opening scene of the movie.

Ratatouille (2007):

  • On the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the video game, the logo is on a menu and Remy runs away from it. The Disney Interactive Studios logo, the THQ logo, and the Heavy Iron Studios logo appear in the same fashion. Then Remy goes through a door where he nearly gets stabbed by multiple knives. The PC, PSP, and non-HD versions have the normal logo, while the DS and GBA versions have the still logo.

Lifted (2007, short):

  • Luxo Jr.'s "head" fades into the moon and when his head turns, the sound it makes also sounds different.

WALL-E (2008):

  • The logo starts normally, but after Luxo Jr. looks at us, his light shorts out. Then, WALL-E comes in and changes the bulb. He then leaves, but knocks down the "R" in "PIXAR" on the way. He looks at the fallen "R", and then hides his head, clasps his "hands" and puts down his door to make an "R" shape. The rest of the logo then continues as normal as WALL-E peeks out in cowardliness. Seen after the credits in both the film and the PS2, PSP and PC versions of the video game, with the lamp turning off, as well as the trailer, without the lamp turning off.
  • Immediately after the Pixar logo ends, a logo plate for Buy n Large (the film's mega-corporation) appears.
  • On the home console, PC, and PSP versions of the film's video game, the print logo is made up of blue glowing lines. The DS and mobile versions use a still version of the normal logo.

Up (2009, video game):

  • On the DS version, the still print version is seen on a white background.
  • On the Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 versions of the game, the print logo without Luxo Jr. is slighty tilted and slowly moving up on a backdrop of the sky. Multiple colored balloons are then seen also floating up. The PS2, PSP, and PC versions have the print logo with Luxo Jr. to the right of an artwork of the house, with the Disney wordmark at the left.

Toy Story Toons (2011-12):

  • Luxo Jr. looks up as we scroll up to the title.

Incredibles 2 (2018):

  • Opening: First film to use the reanimated logo. The background is red, Luxo Jr. is black all over, and his light is yellow-colored, making the logo themed after the Incredibles logo's usual colors (red, black and yellow), with gold rays added. The sound effects are different, by Ren Klyce (the film's sound designer).
  • Closing: Last film with the remastered logo. Normal as usual, with the movie's ending theme playing over, but the sound effects (except the lamp's bulb clicking off) are not heard.

Toy Story 4 (2019):

  • Opening: The logo plays as normal, but "ANIMATION STUDIOS" is already present, and when Luxo Jr. faces the camera, it starts to rain. The screen turns dark, with the lamp's light shining through the rain, a la the closing version of the standard logo, until lightning flashes, transitioning into the opening scene.
  • Closing: The logo cuts in, with "ANIMATION STUDIOS" already present, and instead of the lamp, Duke Caboom (voiced by Keanu Reeves) rides in on his motorcycle and bounces the "I" down with it. Then, a Combat Carl Soldier (whom Woody left hanging for a high-five earlier in the film) enters from the left and finally gets a high-five from Duke, at which the logo instantly cuts to black (the clap sound substituting for the lamp's light clicking off). Both times, the logo is the 2D version, even in 3D, in which case depth is applied to the logo.

Soul (2020, Disney+):

  • The text "ANIMATION STUDIOS" is already present, but after Luxo Jr. turns off his bulb, Accountant Terry (voiced by Rachel House) appears on the screen. She says "Oi! Movie's over. Go home!", and then she disappears. Seen at the end of the film, because the normal logo is shown at the start. This is a relic from the film's intended theatrical release, as the release was cancelled in late 2020 in favor of releasing it on Disney+ (except in countries where the service was unavailable, where it came out theatrically) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pixar Popcorn (2021, Disney+):

  • On every episode, there is a variant that involves Luxo Jr. doing something in relation to popcorn and the logo cuts in and out instead of fading in and out. There is a variant for every episode, and all don't have the "ANIMATION STUDIOS" text appearing.
    • Episode 1: After the "I" is bounced down, popcorn falls and covers Luxo Jr. He eventually peaks out from the top and shakes some of the popcorn off, he then faces us as usual. A clip of that intro was shown in the trailer.
    • Episode 2: Lots of popcorn pieces, including a popcorn box on the right of the "R" are around the place, Luxo Jr. looks at the various pieces confused.
    • Episode 3: Just like last episode, there are popcorn pieces around the place, although less and some aren't popped. Luxo Jr. looks at one of the pieces, which then pops, causing him to jump. He then looks at 3 more pieces, which result in the same thing. He then looks at us similar to the normal variant, although he doesn't bounce on the "I".
    • Episode 4: Starts off as normal, but once Luxo Jr. bounces on the I, the remaining letters in "PIXAR" turn into popcorn (starting with "X", then "A", then "R", and then "P"). The rest of the logo is meanwhile the same.
    • Episode 5: Starting off normal again, but there are pieces of popcorn jumping and following Luxo Jr., who then realizes what's going on and proceeds to jump faster and off the screen. One of them bounces on the "I" in "PIXAR".
    • Episode 6: We start when Luxo Jr. is starting to bounce in the "I", while he does it the first time around, a piece of popcorn comes out from the "X". He then notices and proceeds to jump more. When the I goes down completely, lots more popcorn comes out. He then once more looks at us.
    • Episode 7: The start is just like Episode 6, except popcorn kernels fall onto Luxo Jr. Who then turns around to look, then more kernels fall, which then eventually all pop. Luxo Jr. is then surprised by this and jumps onto the "I" (which it goes down like the regular variant). Once more, he looks at us.
    • Episode 8: Similar to Episode 4, except he bounces on all of the letters instead. This was also used during the Pixar panel of the 2020 Disney Investor Day, after the announcement and launch of their documentary series, Inside Pixar, as it cuts in and the chief creative officer of Pixar, Pete Docter, ducks down while Luxo Jr. is jumping and rises back up, as eight of the ten shorts are showing as soon as Luxo Jr. jumps on the "P", as he announces Pixar Popcorn. After that, it cuts to the Disney+ and Pixar logos (with the Pixar logo is static), as he begins to show a preview of one of the three new series coming to Disney+, Dug Days. It was in 21:9 in the panel, instead of the 16:9 aspect ratio in the short and sound effects were not used.
    • Episode 9: The logo once again starts at when Luxo Jr. is about to bounce on the "I", except it starts later just like in Episode 6. There is also lots of kernels everywhere, which pop as he bounces on the "I". After he looks at us once more, one more popcorn kernel pops.
    • Episode 10: Luxo Jr. is moving a box of popcorn (the same one in Episode 2) until it ends up between the "P" and "I". He then bounces on it like normal.
    • Episode 11 uses all the variants mentioned above, but not all are at the start.
    • Pixar also posted a trailer featuring a selection of the intros, as well as some that were not shown in each of the above episodes, shown above on Pixar and various Pixar films' Facebook and Twitter pages, which can be shown here.
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