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1st Logo (1987-1988) Logo: On a black background, we see the words "FEATURE PRESENTATION" in white.
Variant: On Can't Buy Me Love and Hello Again, the letters are in a different font and italicized.
Music/Sounds: Often had no music, just the announcer saying "And now, our feature presentation from Touchstone Home Video." The announcer is Grant Goodeve (later credited as the voice of Wolf O'Donnell in the GameCube game Star Fox: Assault and the voice of Engineer in the PC game Team Fortress 2).
- Good Morning, Vietnam had the announcer saying "And now, our feature presentation, Good Morning, Vietnam."
- On Three Men and a Baby And Olaf Films On VHS And Lazerdisc From This Period, the announcer says "And now, our feature presentation."
- On Tough Guys, a rock-and-roll tune plays, and the announcer says "And now, from Touchstone Home Video, our feature presentation, Tough Guys."
- On Can't Buy Me Love, "...and Then He Kissed Me", is heard.
- Outrageous Fortune has the announcer saying "And now, our feature presentation from Touchstone Home Video, Outrageous Fortune."
Availability: Rare; seen on some Touchstone Home Video And Olaf Home Video tapes from 1987 to 1988, such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Three Men and a Baby, Tin Men, Can't Buy Me Love, and Tough Guys.
Scare Factor: Minimal to low.
2nd Logo (1989-1992) Nickname: "Fast Connecting"
Logo: On a gray background we see the gold letters "FEATURE and "PRESENTATION" in a western-style font, connecting at a fast speed & at the same time, zoom in, & zoom up! The words "shine".
Variant: Some VHS tapes use a black background with the letters still in gold, but with more orange in it.
FX/SFX: The connecting.
Music/Sounds: A horn/strings fanfare ("Great Ovation" by Steve Gray, from the Bruton Music library), with an announcer (Grant Goodeve, the same announcer as the previous bumper) saying "And now for our feature presentation" cheerfully, but in a somewhat super-quick way & spooky way.
Availability: Very rare. It was first seen on the first print of Cocktail. It is also seen on many films released afterwards. Can be also seen on the 1991 prints of Robin Hood, The Rescuers Down Under,DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, and The Brave Little Toaster. Also seen on the first two releases of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and What About Bob?. This is preserved on numerous Touchstone prints well into the late '90s even with the latest FBI warning screen plastering an earlier one, as seen on a VHS of Pretty Woman.
Scare Factor: Low. The sudden zooming of the words and the announcer might catch some off guard, but it's pretty tame.
3rd Logo (Fall 1991-1999)
Logo: On a lilac blue gradient background, we see a dot writing "Feature Presentation" in a handwriting script font (called Laser LET).
Trivia: This was based on other Disney IDs from the time.
- The 1992 VHS release of The Rescuers uses a black-navy blue gradient background instead of the standard lilac blue gradient background, and the text is also white.
- The Original Vhs Of Scating On Thin Ice Has A Black Background
- A variant began with Toy Story with the announcer--Beau Weaver--saying "Thanks for joining us for this special preview. And now, our feature presentation."
FX/SFX: The handwriting (hence the name).
Music/Sounds: The same 1989 FP fanfare with an announcer saying "And now, our feature presentation" cheerfully, but deeply. The announcer is Mark Elliot.
Availability: Common. It was first seen on the 3rd reissue of The Rescuers Down Under from 1991. It could also be seen on all Disney Classics tapes starting in 1992 such as 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, 'The Rescuers, and Pinocchio, as well as Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection releases from the era such as The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sleeping Beauty and others. Strangely, this logo can also be seen on most 1999 VHS releases, such as 101 Dalamations, and The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue',' which is rather odd considering that the other IDs used on those VHSs were based off the 1994 FP logo.
Scare Factor: Depending on the variant:
- 1st Variant: Low to Medium. Some people might not like the font the words are written out. Also, the sudden fanfare and announcer might get to some, but it's pretty tame.
- 2nd Variant: None to low since the fanfare's volume sounds are lowered and a more friendly voice is used.
- Navy Blue variant: Medium to nightmare because of the darker background, as well as the sudden fanfare, and style of font. The scare factor may be raised due to the logo being followed by the distored Walt Disney Classics logo. The variant overall seems more ominous than the other variants.
- None to minimal for those who are used to seeing both the original variant and the Navy Blue variant.
Nevertheless, the first variant is a widely popular logo.
4th Logo (1992-1994)
Nickname: "Fast Connecting II"
Logo: Same as the British logo.
- On the 1992 release of So Dear to My Heart the same voiceover from the 1989 FP with Grant Goodeve was heard.
- On the original 1992 VHS of Father of the Bride, there is a different voiceover (possibly Grant Goodeve?).
- Some tapes feature the 1989 FP jingle instead of the 1991 WDHV jingle.
FX/SFX: Same as the British logo.
Music/Sounds: The 1991 WDHV jingle with Jim Cummings saying "And now, for our feature presentation" In The Later Years He Says "And Now, Our Feature Presentation" The 1994 British jingle with Brian Cummings saying "And now, our feature presentation" from the 2000 FP logo.
Availability: Can be seen on 1992-1994 tapes such as The Brave Little Toaster and Old Yeller, among others.
Scare Factor: Same as the British logo. The next logo however is an entirely different story.
5th Logo (Late 1994-2004)
Nicknames: "The Evil Flash", "The Flash of Doom", "Evil Feature Presentation", "The Worst Feature Presentation Ever" "WhooshBANG!", "My Own Worst Nightmare", "Why Disney, WHY?!?!?!", "Another Personification of All That is Evil", "FLASH......AA AA......"
Logo: On a white background, which quickly changes to black, the blue text "FEATURE PRESENTATION" zooms out. When it goes to it's desired place, a white flash occurs. The background changes to blue and the text becomes white.
Trivia: This was based on the Disney IDs from the time.
FX/SFX: The zoom in, and the white flash.
- On some tapes, the text fades in on the background after the "STAY TUNED AFTER THE FEATURE" text (the Special Preview ID of the time) fades out, and the voice over is in a deeper tone.
- On some prints of Gordy, the text fades in. This is used for the Coming Soon to Videocassette logo of the time. Some prints however use the 3rd logo in it's place, even thought the other IDs used on the VHS are based off the standard logo.
Music/Sounds: A whooshing sound followed by an orchestral hit and a quiet note followed by an announcer saying "And now, our feature presentation". The announcer is Brian Cummings
Availability: Seen on 1994-2000 tapes such as most Disney Masterpiece Collection tapes from the era, although most 1999 Disney prints feature the third logo instead. It ended with Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You. Strangely, this also appears on The Great Mouse Detective, which is rather odd considering that it uses previews that were usually accompanied by the 1991 FP logo.
Scare Factor: High to nightmare, because the flash combined with the somewhat scary music can catch you off-guard. However, it's less scary for those who have expected to see it. None for the Gordy variant.
6th Logo (1998)
- Skip to 9:51 in the video to see the logo.
- Throughout the previews for the film, Jodi Benson (who was the voice actress for Ariel in The Little Mermaid) converses with two computer-animated talking goldfish (named Gil and Phil, respectively) in a fishbowl about the Disney-related films among other events and offers showcased in the previews. At the end of the previews, the logo is shown on a small television set, from within the fishbowl (from Gil and Phil's perspective).
Logo: We start with the camera zooming out of a extremely close, tilted shot of the words "FEATURE PRESENTATION", done in gold. As the camera pans out to a confortable distance/angle, the letters are revealed to be sitting at the center of a dark-blue stadium on a gradient black to indigo background, with several spotlights standing still in the background. The logo is shown on a live-action television, viewed from a fishbowl underwater. As a result, the logo look slightly distorted by the ripples in the water, and as the camera pans into the television set the logo is being shown on, the aforementioned fish are initially seen at the left and right of the screen, and a castle that is in the fishbowl is covers up part of the lower-left screen.
Trivia: The logo is a prototype variant of the finished 2001 FP logo.
FX/SFX: The logo itself is made entirely with computer animation, but the logo is shown in a live-action setting-specifically on a live-action television, from within a live-action fishbowl underwater.
Music/Sounds: The actual logo is silent, but we hear Gil and Phil conversing with Jodi and themselves about the upcoming film they are about to watch:
- Gil: "Yeah, the shrimp!" (This is in responce to Jodi listing off Flounder as one of the characters from the film they -and by extention the audience- they are about to watch.)
- Phil: "Well, grab a seat, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show."
Availability: Extremely rare. Seen only on the 1998 VHS re-release of The Little Mermaid.
Scare Factor: None whatsoever for the logo itself, although some may be creeped out by the appearence of Gil and Phil.
7th Logo (1993-2002) Logo: There is a white flash that becomes a yellow square, which moves to the upper right of the screen to reveal a blue background with a test pattern. Then the words "feature presentation" in white zoom in while a purple filmstrip appears and wipes the background away. The background becomes black and "feature" moves from right to left above "presentation".
Music/Sounds: A whooshing sound when the flash appears, followed by Brian Cummings In A Cartoony Voice saying "And now, Our Great Big Super Sized Cartoony Ultra Fun NickToons Video Feature Presentation."
Music/Sound Veriants: On Simba's Pride, Brian Cummings says "And now, Disney proudly presents: The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride." in his normal voice.
Availability: Can Be Sin On NickToons Videos From 1993-2002 As Well As Simba's Pride
Scare Factor: Low to medium. It's tamer than the previous logo, but will catch some off-guard because of the background and the "Feature Presentation" text as well as the whooshing sound. If people were expecting the 5th logo but got this, then the scare factor may be raised.
8th Logo (Late December 21, 1999-November 7, 2006)
Nickname: "Calm FP" "Gentle FP"
Logo: On a gold background we see the Feature Presentation logo zooming to the left and then the blue blurry film background changes and the "Feature" zoom to the left and the "PRESENTATION" zoom to the right and connect together in the middle. The gold arrows move in different ways.
- On some tapes, such as Toy Story 2 & the 1999 VHS of Annie, the announcer says the text a little slower in a deeper voice.
- On some tapes from 1999 like Inspector Gadget, Pinnochio, & Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas, The logo's voiceover is used on bumpers based off their respective films.
- One variant has Beau Weaver saying the text. This was seen only on (possibly because these two tapes have the Walt Disney Company Intro?) the 2000 VHS of Tarzan and the Gold Classic Collection VHS of Toy Story.
Music/Sounds: Gentle flat music plays and Brian Cummings says And now, our feature presentation, followed by a distant drumroll (or rumbling) sound.
Availability: Seen on only some 1999-2006 tapes (Disney stopped making tapes in 2006 ending with Cars). Here's some to start with: Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo, Piglet's BIG Movie, The Fox and the Hound, and Home on the Range. It was probably first seen on the 1999 VHS of Disney's TV remake of Annie.
Scare Factor: None to low. The music may startle some, but it is a good logo to be exact.
9th Logo (November 27, 2001-October 4th 2005)
Logo: We see a CGI version of the WDP castle on a cloud, with fireworks exploding on a dusk background. We zoom in and through the entrance at the same time as some stars. A large firework goes off in the center of the screen, while circles of what are supposed to like filmstrips spin around, with a still image of a Disney/Pixar film on each frame. A circle of stars spins at the top of it, then the filmstrips and circle of stars go down as the text "FEATURE PRESENTATION", in gold (and in a similar font to the 2nd logo), comes up from the bottom of the screen. After the "FEATURE PRESENTATION" text moves up to the center of the screen, several fireworks fly up and explode behind the text.
FX/SFX: Pretty much all the animation in the logo, which is entirely made up of CGI.
Variant: The 6th logo is a prototype version of this logo.
Music/Sounds: A majestic fanfare.
Availability: Rare. Seen on Atlantis: The Lost Empire, the Platinum Edition VHS of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the 2002 Special Edition VHS of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, among others. It can also be seen on 2001 prints of the Gold Classic Collection VHS of Mary Poppins. The last tape to use this logo was the 2005 VHS of Cinderella: Special Edition. The prototype version was only seen on the 1998 VHS of The Little Mermaid.
Scare Factor: None to low. If you were expecting the 7th logo but got this, the majestic fanfare may startle you, but it's harmless really.
10th Logo (2012-Present)
Logo: Similar To The 1994 Logo But Improved Animation And A Different Font
Music/Sounds: A Loud Woosh Followend By The 1991 WDHV Jingle With A Male Voice Saying "And Now! Our Feature Pesentation!"
11th Logo (March 1, 2016-October 27, 2026)
Logo: On a lilac Blue background, We See Mickey Mouse Writing Feature Presentation
Music/Sounds>/u>: Following Cameron Boyce Says Thanks For Joining Us For A Special Preview. And Now Our Feature Presentation
Availabillity: Seen on A Dalmatian Story, The Adventures of Robin Hood, the Classic Edition VHS of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Classic Edition of Beauty & The Beast, B
Note: Skip to 6:32 in the video to see the logo.
Logo: On a black to dark blue gradient background, the words "Feature Presentation" in a white to light blue gradient color seperately zoom in from the top and bottom of the screen respectively, and meet in the middle. After a second, the logo shines.
FX/SFX: The words flying, the shining, & connecting.
Availability: Seen on Disney videos from Australia, such as Toy Story.
Scare Factor: Minimal. The dark background and the style of font may get to some viewers, but it's pretty tame otherwise.
United Kingdom (1992-March 2004)
Logo: On a black background we see the blue "FEATURE" and "PRESENTATION" connecting & zooming in at the same time. FX/SFX: The words connecting & zooming in.Music/Sounds: From 1992-1994, the 1991 WDHV music was used. In 1994, it was replaced by a majestic fanfare. Some Tapes feature the 1993 Jim Henson Video jingle instead of the 1991 Gold WDHV music.
Availability: Very common. Seen on Buena Vista videos from United Kingdom, like Chicago, Toy Story 2, George of the Jungle, and many more Buena Vista tapes from the UK.
Scare Factor: Low to Medium. Some may be startled by the the text's animation and style of font as well as the dark background, but it's otherwise harmless.
Latin America (Late 1980s-1990s)
Logo: On a black background, we see the words "Atracción Principal" (which means "Feature Presentation" in Spanish) in a gradient gray color and with a shadow-effect applied to it.
Cheesy Factor: The "shadow" effect applied to the text doesn't really work on a black background, and the logo overall looks very plain and unprofessional.
Music/Sounds: Interestingly, just the domestic 1989 FP fanfare. No announcer here.
Availability: Can be found on Spanish Disney-associated videocassettes of the period, including Spanish VHS of Disney films like The Aristocats and Toy Story as well as the Canta con Nosotros series.
Scare Factor: Medium. The dark background and the sudden fanfare might get to some viewers. The lack of an announcer may also startle viewers who are used to the announcers in the domestic logos.
Venezuela (Early 1990s-????)
Logo: On a purple background with Mickey Mouse shapes, we see a green Mickey Mouse shape write the words "Preparate a disfrutar de nuestra presentacion Disney..." (which means "Get ready to enjoy our Disney presentation..." in Spanish).
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The green Mickey Mouse shape "writing" the words.
Music/Sounds: The 1994 variant of the UK "Feature Presentation" logo.
Availability: Seen on Buena Vista tapes from Venezuela such as "Winnie Puh: Haciendo Amigos."
Scare Factor: Low, due to the majestic fanfare.
Logo:On a blue background, we see the words "ZAPRASZAMY NA FILM" (which means "Welcome to the film" in Polish) in white and in a bold font.
Music/Sounds: Same as the 1994 variant of the UK version of the 1992 Black-Blue "Feature Presentation" logo.
Availability: Seen on Chip i Dale: Brygada RR, and possibly a few Polish Disney tapes from the 90s.
Scare Factor: Same as the Venezuelan variant.
Chile (Early 1990s - Early 2000s)
Logo: We see a scene from the cartoon Mickey's Birthday Party. Text fades in on the bottom-left corner of the screen. It reads "Y AHORA SU PELICULA" (which means "And now your film" in Spanish).
FX/SFX: The animation from Mickey's Birthday Party and the text fading in.
Music/Sounds: A dreamy tune which sounds similar to the early 1990s Buena Vista Home Video logo.
Availability: Common; seen on Buena Vista tapes from Chile.
Scare Factor: None.
Logo: Same as the Latin American variant, expect the words instead read "Notre programme principal" (which means "Feature Presentation" in French).
Cheesy Factor: Same as the Latin American variant.
Music/Sounds: Same as the Latin American variant.
Availability: Can be found on Canadian-French Disney-associated videocassettes of the period, including Les Trois Caballeros.
Scare Factor: Same as the Latin American variant.