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We start on a black background, with "WALT DiSNEY" beginning to sketch itself on screen in pinkish-gold, with the text arced a bit. As we zoom out, "MASTERPIECE" and "COLLECTION" zoom out, with "MASTERPIECE" going left and "COLLECTION" going right. They then settle under the "WALT DiSNEY" text, spaced a bit against each other. Now Tinkerbell (from Disney’s Peter Pan) comes out from behind the word "MASTERPIECE", hovers in front for a bit as she waves her magic wand, and then a bright flash appears, and when it clears, the finished logo appears: the text is now in a purple arc (slightly shaped like the Sesame Street sign), with "WALT DiSNEY" on top and "MASTERPIECE COLLECTION" on the bottom, with a small gray oval with the silver Disney Castle logo between "MASTERPIECE" and "COLLECTION". Tinkerbell flies off to the left of the screen, leaving a trail of pixie dust to dissolve a little slowly. The logo "shines".

Variant

Some countries have the "MASTERPIECE COLLECTION" text of the logo written in their native language. In Australia, it is replaced with "CLASSICS COLLECTION" (only exists as a print logo.)These were found: "COLECCIÓN MAESTRA" (MAESTRA in spaced-out letters) on Spanish tapes, with a hot pink arc, and "COLLECTION CHEFS-D'ŒUVRE" (CHEFS-D'ŒUVRE in narrow letters) on French Canadian tapes, with a deep purple arc.

Music/Sounds

A more powerful, slightly faster-paced reorchestration of the 1988 Walt Disney Classics jingle with synths mixed in, accompanied by synthesized whooshes as the words fly into place.

Music/Sounds Variants

  • We start on a black background, with "Sometimes an announcer (who, in this case, is Beau Weaver) will say, “And now, our feature presentation”. This can be spotted on The Aristocats and Oliver & Company. The voiceover for the former is heard after the finished logo is formed, while the latter has the voiceover starting just after Tinkerbell appears.We start on a black background, with "
  • A few 1995-1996 printings of the early releases like So Dear to My Heart and others used a cut-short version of the 1988 Walt Disney Classics music (post-1992 bass-heavy variant) playing underneath, and the logo shines twice at the end. The "sizzling" sound remains intact. This can also be found on most 1996-1999 releases on CAV/CLV Laserdisc (such as Peter Pan, Hercules and Lady and the Tramp), and on the 1998 DVD release of Mary Poppins (the only DVD to use any form of the Masterpiece Collection logo). It was also seen on a French-Canadian VHS of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
  • The main theme is also heard under the 1996-2000 Walt Disney Company intro seen on many VHS releases of the period before the previews, as an announcer says "You can always count on something new and exciting from Disney." On 1999-2000 releases, it is replaced with the 1988 Walt Disney Classics theme (1992 version).

Scare Factor

None to low. The remix and fast pacing may surprise some, but this is yet another very nicely animated logo.

Video

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Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection


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