Walt Disney logo

Walt Disney logo


Walt Disney Pictures Company is one of the world’s top entertainment and information providers. It was founded by Walter Elias Disney, an animator, film producer, entrepreneur, and voice actor.

History and meaning Walt Disney logo

logo Walt Disney

The very first Walt Disney logo sported a lined image of Mickey Mouse – the most renowned Walt Disney character, on a black background. Also, the logo featured a stylish wordmark “Walt Disney” and “home entertainment” phrase below. In 1995, Walt Disney came up with what is still the key element of the current logo – the Cinderella Castle. The animated logo emerged from a ball of white light with a shooting star drawing an arc behind it. The logo appeared on a deep blue background, and the castle had a lighter shade of blue and had a simple appearance. Later, as the Walt Disney logo began to appear in movie intros, the “Walt Disney Pictures” tag was added, and the castle began to take on different animated appearances. For example, the Snow Dogs version (2002) featured an arcing line with icicles and snow falling from it; Lino and Stich sported a blinking and beeping UFO-like object drawing the arcing line; then the logo gets caught into a green spotlight and takes off like a space shuttle.

New Walt Disney logo

New Walt Disney logo

The current Walt Disney logo has retained its original elements. However, they have changed a lot since the logo’s inception. All today’s logo versions are based on the one that was introduced in 2006 and first appeared in the intro to the Pirates of the Caribbean. That was a complete animated episode, which depicted a beautiful fairy-tale panorama shot from the vantage point of the camera flying backward over the castle, eventually landing and catching the entire building. The intro also features fireworks. Today, the castle features tons of details, which include architectural elements (windows, doorways, balconies), and looks more 3D. All further Walt Disney logo versions were the offspring of this 2006 animated one.

Walt Disney Emblem

Walt Disney Emblem

Walt Disney has chosen a unique way to make the logo effective by keeping up with the changing world and evolving animation technology. The team has demonstrated a striking ability to meet the standards of the day without ruining the concept.

Symbol Walt Disney

Symbol Walt Disney

The Walt Disney logo has a rich and colorful history. It symbolizes the magic of the fairy-tale realm, as the company has produced tons of exciting fairy-tale and fantasy movies, cartoons, and animated movies.

Font of the Walt Disney logo

Font Walt Disney logo

The Walt Disney logo font is based on the company founder’s handwriting.

Color of the Walt Disney logo

Color Walt Disney logo

The logo uses a whole palette of bright colors, which create a sensation of magic and power.