Walt Disney Productions Edit
1973 (50 Happy Years) Edit
Walt Disney Pictures Edit
1995–2007 (Pixar Edition) Edit
As Disney is responsible for the marketing and distribution of all Pixar films, Pixar created a custom-made logo by using the Renderman Software for use for all of their films up till 2007. Randy Newman, well-known composer of the Toy Story films, A Bug's Life, Cars, as well as the Monsters related films, composed a majestic fanfare which then transitions to the Toy Story soundtrack just as the logo fades into the wallpaper of Andy's room. The current Pixar Animation Studios logo took its place in the current prints of Toy Story.
Randy then composed a different version of the fanfare, this time a quicker, shortened version which was first used from A Bug's Life to Finding Nemo.
In 2006, he composed the grander version of the fanfare in celebration of the Disney.Pixar merger as well as Pixar's 20th anniversary solely for Cars. This was done to match the duration of the closing logo. Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, and Ratatouille were the only films to have music playing during the opening logos.
As to date, the current prints of the first two Toy Story films, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and Cars had this logo plastered with the current logo (2006 for the first two Toy Story films, 2011 for Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and Cars) while all prints of A Bug's Life, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille and the original prints of Cars preserved this logo.
2000–2006 (Flashlight) Edit
Starting from 2000 until 2006, Disney created a 'Flashlight' logo, in which the "WALT DISNEY PICTURES" appear first. The firework light goes over the glowing arc, lighting up the castle until the end of it. The logo fades afterwards.