The Disney Channel


The Disney Channel debuted on April 18, 1983 as a premium cable channel; its original primary logo, used until 1997, features a rounded TV screen with horizontal lines, and a Mickey Mouse ears silhouette.


The lettering below the logo was changed sometime on February 1986, made to resemble the wordmark logo of channel parent The Walt Disney Company. The wordmark portion of the logo was sometimes seen without the TV screen with the silhouette of Mickey Mouse's head, and vice versa, the screen logo was sometimes not seen alongside the wordmark portion of the logo.

Disney Channel


To reflect Disney Channel's transition from a premium channel to a commercial-free basic cable service, its presentation was overhauled dramatically on April 6, 1997. The logo was often seen without the "CHANNEL" underneath the main logo, and the channel was usually referred to as just "Disney". Alternate versions of this logo were used for the channel's three program blocks that were launched after the rebrand, preschool-oriented morning block Playhouse Disney, adult-oriented nighttime block Vault Disney and preteen-targeted weekend block Zoog Disney. The new look was created by Lee Hunt Associates, with help from Cuppa Coffee, and English & Pockett. This logo was also shown with many other characters in it, an element that was dropped in 2000, though the original variant of the logo continued in use until 2002 during the Playhouse Disney and Vault Disney program blocks.


A restyled variant of the 1997 logo was introduced in late 1999, featuring varied coloring of the "Mouse Ears TV"; this variant was used only during afternoon and evening programming until October 6, 2002. After Vault Disney was discontinued in September 2002, this logo also appeared during the late night hours until the original version of the 2002 logo was introduced. The reason why because they bring teenaged programming while above will be used on animated shows.


Disney Channel introduced a new look on September 20, 2002. In addition, a new logo, still based on the Mickey Mouse silhouette and Disney's signature, appeared on-screens on October 7, and was rolled out to other countries the following year. Design agencies Razorfish and CA Square were involved in the rebranding. Moreover, Disney Channel started using a series of celebrity bumpers still in use, featuring live-action or animated characters often drawing the Disney Channel logo using a glow stick. Before the 2010 update, sometimes the whole Mickey Mouse shape logo would show.


Disney Channel updated its on-air look on May 7, 2010 and began using a modified version of the 2002 logo, which originally was introduced two months earlier, being seen only in bumpers for the channel's weekend evening programming. The Mickey Mouse head silhouette is inside a box resembling a smartphone application icon this time.


On May 23, 2014, Disney Channel overhauled its logo for the first time after having only minor updates to its logo for the past 12 years of its existence; the new logo incorporates the ears moved on to the I of 'Disney' and the Disney logo in the Walt Disney font. Also, the tube shape was removed, two circles were added to the left and right of the dot of the "i" and the stylized Mickey Mouse head shape was retired after 12 years. The logo was first used earlier on Disney Channel Germany on January 17, 2014 and on Disney Channel Russia on August 1, 2014.

The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Studios:

Walt Disney Motion Picture Group: Walt Disney Pictures (Others | Trailer variants | Closing variants) | Touchstone Pictures (Other) | Lucasfilm | Pixar (Others) | Disney Animation Studios | DisneyToon Studios (Others) | Marvel Studios (Others) | Disneynature | Distribution (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | Buena Vista International)

Walt Disney Home Entertainment Group: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment | Touchstone Home Entertainment | Buena Vista Home Entertainment | Disney DVD (Others) | Disney Blu-ray Disc | Disney Blu-ray 3D | Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix | CDVU+ | Disney's Fast Play | Disney Second Screen | Disney's Fastpass

Disney Music Group: Walt Disney Records | Hollywood Records | Disney Music Publishing

Disney Theatrical Group: Disney on Broadway | Disney on Ice | Disney Theatrical Productions | Disney Live!

Disney Interactive:
Disney Interactive Studios | Gamestar | Disney Mobile | Playdom

Disney-ABC Television Group:
Television production/distribution: Walt Disney Television | ABC Entertainment | ABC Studios | Disney Television Animation | Greengrass Productions | It's a Laugh Productions | Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution | Disney Media Distribution | Disney Channel Original Movie | Valleycrest Productions | ABC News Productions | Disney XD Originals | Disney Junior Originals | ABC Family Worldwide Inc.

United States broadcast and cable television: ABC (On-Screen IDs) | Freeform4 | Disney Channel | Disney XD | Disney Family Movies | Disney Junior | Fusion5

ABC owned-and-operated stations: KABC-TV | KFSN-TV | KGO-TV | KTRK-TV | WABC-TV | WLS-TV | WPVI-TV | WTVD

International television: Disney Channel (International/Latin America/Middle East/Asia/Brazil/Australia) | Disney Cinemagic | Disney XD (International)/ Latin America | Disney Junior (International)

Disney Radio Group:
Radio networks: ABC Radio | ABC News Now | ABC News Radio | Radio Disney Junior | Radio Disney

Radio stations: Radio Disney8 (KDDZ | KDIS | KDIZ | KDZR | WSDZ | WWMI) | Rádio Disney Brasil11 | ESPN Radio/Deportes (KESN7 | KSPN | WEEI1 | WEPN | WEPN-FM2 | WMVP)

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts:
Walt Disney World | Disney California Adventure | Disneyland | Disneyland Resort | Tokyo Disney Resort | Disneyland Paris | Hong Kong Disneyland Resort | Disney Cruise Line | Disney Vacation Club | Adventures by Disney

Marvel Entertainment:
Marvel Comics | Marvel Animation | Marvel Characters | Marvel Toys | CrossGen |

UTV Software Communications:
UTV Action | Bindass | Hungama TV | UTV Motion Pictures | UTV Movies | UTV World Movies | UTV Ignition Entertainment | UTV Stars

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media:
Disney Consumer Products | Disney Digital Network | Disney Publishing Worldwide (Disney English | Disney Press) | The Muppets Studio

France | Germany | India | Italy | Latin America

Other assets:
ABC News | Hulu (32%) | A&E Networks (50%)10 | Disney Digital 3D | DGamer | Walt Disney Imagineering | Disney Research | The Walt Disney Company Italy | Disney Movies Anywhere | Disneytek | ABCtek | Disney Classics | ESPN (50%)10 | Industrial Light and Magic | LucasArts | Lucasfilm Animation | Skywalker Sound

Predecessor company:
Capital Cities/ABC

Miramax Films (Other)13 | Dimension Films14 | Dimension Home Entertainment

Pixar Canada | ABC News Now | Disneyland Records | Junction Point Studios | Lyric Street Records | Mammoth Records | Walt Disney Classics | Walt Disney Home Video International | ABC Films | ABC Motion Pictures | ABC Circle Films | ABC Productions | ABC News Productions | ABC1 | Buena Vista Interactive | Buena Vista Records | Toon Disney | Jetix | Zoog Disney | Hollywood Pictures | Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment | Vault Disney | Circle 7 Animation | Selmur Pictures | Selmur Productions | Palomar Pictures International4 | DePatie-Freleng Enterprises | Saban Entertainment6 | Saban International6 | Saban Interactive6 | ESPN America | ESPN Classic (UK) | ESPN 3D | Soapnet | Paramount Comics7 | Miramax Home Entertainment | Miramax Television | Miramax International | Dimension Television | Maker Studios | LucasArts | Avalanche Software

1 Disney manages and operates this station owned by Entercom Communications.
2 Disney manages and operates this station owned by Emmis Communications.
3 Disney manages film catalog created for ABC; remainder of library controlled by Bristol-Myers Squibb.
4 Joint venture with PiC Entertainment.
5 Joint venture with Univision Communications.
6 Disney manages and operates this television and interactive units by Saban Capital Group.
7 joint venture with Paramount Pictures.
8 Operated by Cumulus Media under an LMA.
9 Sale of all stations (except KDIS) pending.
10 Joint venture with the Hearst Corporation, which owns 20% of ESPN and 50% of A&E Networks.
11 Co-owned with Westinghouse Broadcasting (aka Group W)
12 Joint verture with Rádio Holding Participações Ltda.
13 Disney sold Miramax to Filmyard Holdings on December 2010, who then sold it to BeIN Media Group in 2016.
14 Disney sold Dimension to The Weinstein Company in 2005.


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