The Walt exudes both magic and nostalgia. It’s one of the most enjoyable logos to sit through before the starts, right up there with the iconic 20th Century Fox fanfare (RIP).
There are many variations of the Walt , as many films put their own spin on it.
If you’re a huge geek like me, you can now enjoy them in one place courtesy of YouTuber TheDeadlySquid, who compiled all of them into this amazing montage. Well, nearly all of them.
See almost every in one video
We all know the iconic Cinderella Castle. It has been the for every since 1985’s The Black Cauldron. , right? Well, if you don’t, it comes right before the starts. The original features the a castle inspired by both and
Originally, the the . There was, however, a short-lived 3D used for Pixar films like , specifically. was 2D, but as evolved, so did
As of 2006’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, the formally makes the jump to 3D. This is then used in every subsequent , including Pixar films as of 2008’s WALL-E.
However, what’s so cool about these titles is that they were regularly ‘remixed’ depending on the content of the . This gave the the ability to feed directly into the in terms of both tone and visuals, which was a pretty genius move by , if you ask me.
Let’s take a look at the video and talk about some of our favorites!
displays creativity before the movie even starts
The usual utilizes a gorgeous rendition of When You Wish Upon a Star, or in the Pixar variation, a fanfare composed by Randy Newman.
However, some of the best variants incorporate music from the the is a really classy way to introduce your to the audience. , or remix When You Wish Upon a Star. Some of our favorites include Tron:Legacy (at around 10:55), Prom (at 11:17), and Frankenweenie (13:43). Incorporating colors, music, and visuals from
Also notable is The Muppets, which removes the name Walt Pictures altogether. From then on, each only includes one word: .
Sadly, the video only goes up to 2018, with Mary Poppins Returns as the final Mulan feature some really unique variations on the , so we hope TheDeadlySquid updates their video soon! . We know that films like the
Until then, we can only wonder what future movies like The will decide to do with this iconic .
What’s your favorite Disney opening title sequence? Let us know in the comments below!