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For Disney Channel in the United States, see Disney Channel. For Disney Channel in Latin America, click here. For the Middle Eastern version, click here. For the Southeast Asian version, click here. For the Australian version, click here.

1989 (Postponed)

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In 1989, Disney Channel was originally planed to launch in 1989 on the newly launched Sky satellite television service. It would have used the United States version's first logo. However, due to an apparent dispute, the original launch was postponed. Sky Television filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company for not launching the channel on the original date, then the launch was moved to October 1995.

1995–1999

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In 1 October 1995, Disney Channel UK was officially launched. Its first logo was the same as Disney Channel USA. Its idents were created by Lambie-Nairn.

According to Lambie-Nairn:

Disney is one of the world’s biggest and most powerful brands. When Disney decided to extend their Disney Channel franchise to the UK, they recognized the need to take account of cultural differences outside the United States. The task was to customize this well-known brand for television viewers in the UK and elsewhere. Our solution revolved around maximizing the universally recognized icon of Mickey Mouse, using a variety of visually distinctive devices to create Mickey’s silhouette.

The idents were used in tandem with the next logo until August 1997.

Digital Fernsehen - Disney Channel

1997–1999

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In March 1997, Disney Channel France was launched and it received their first facelift, using a splat logo that was adopted in the UK in July 1997. Some idents are in stop-motion, some in live action, and some traditionally animated. Many 1997 Disney Channel fans recognize this logo because of its unique design that allows it to become any object. The idents mainly use red and blue colors on irregularly shaped objects that form the logo. They were dropped in 30 April 1999 in the UK and in France on 30 June 1999. This also the first time the signature four-note jingle was introduced.

1999-2003

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Main article: Disney Channel (International)/Circles Idents

On May 1, 1999, Disney Channel in the UK received a brand overhaul as the channel adopted a new circle logo, with three symmetrical circles forming the iconic Mickey Mouse head shape. Along with the logo change, a new ident set, created by French design company GÉDÉON, was introduced on the same day. The branding was carried over to other Disney Channel international networks starting on June 1999.

According to GÉDÉON, the new logo is also described as an "experimental field for animation". More than 30 illustrators, animators, graphic designers, directors, and motion graphic studios, such as Gamma Studios, Estructura7, Velvet mediendesign, and Pedall, collaborated with the project.

Starting on November 2000, all idents now include the website of Disney Channel International depending on the region, such as www.disneychannel.co.uk in the UK, disneychannel.fr in France, disneychannel.it in Italy, disneychannel-asia.com in Asia, disneychannel.de in Germany, and disneychannel.com.au in Australia. In some occasions, the slogan of a Disney Channel international network may also appear under the text, such as Libera la tua Immaginazione in Italy, and L'Imaginachaine in France. A station ident that aired in the early-2000s during this era featured the 1999 logo, but it uses the 4-note jingle borrowed from the idents featuring the 2003 logo, which is a coincidence. The 4-note jingle would not become Disney Channel's official jingle until 2002 in the U.S. and until 2003 in the rest of the world.

2003-2014

In November 2003, Disney Channel Japan and Scandinavia was launched, and on 15 March 2003, Disney Channel International adopted the same logo as Disney Channel US that was used from 2002. The idents and graphics were created by Razorfish and CA Square. The idents are also used for Disney Channel US. This logo is still used in some countries in tandem with the current logo. Disney Channel now uses the 4-note jingle at the end of the idents, while Playhouse Disney channels/blocks outside the US used the 1997 jingle and Toon Disney used a boink sound.

In 2007, the 'hip' look was replaced by new idents and bumpers which feature a ribbon that twirls around the screen before transforming to the 2002 logo.

2011-2014

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In 2011, Disney Channel International uses Disney Channel US' smartphone app logo.

2014-present

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In July 1, 2014, Disney Channel rolled out its current logo in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, which originated from the German channel in January and has already since adopted by the US network in May. Further European countries have adopted the logo since then.

On August 1, 2014, the Asian channel adopted the new logo and on-air graphics.

The logo is also available in multiple forms (HD feed, +1 channel, catch up service, VOD, Premium VOD...).

Other

The Walt Disney Company
Film production:

Walt Disney Pictures (On-screen variants | Trailer & closing variants) | Touchstone Pictures (On-Screen variants) | Lucasfilm | Lucasfilm Animation | Pixar (Others) | Disneynature | Walt Disney Animation Studios (On-Screen variants) | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | DisneyToon Studios


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


Home Entertainment:
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment | Touchstone Home Entertainment | Buena Vista Home Entertainment


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


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


Television production/distribution:
Walt Disney Television | ABC Entertainment | ABC Studios | Disney Television Animation | Greengrass Productions | It's a Laugh Productions | Disney-ABC Domestic Television | 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) | ABC Family | Disney Channel | Disney XD | Disney Family Movies | Disney Junior | Fusion4


ABC Owned Television Stations:
KABC-TV | KFSN-TV | KGO-TV | KTRK-TV | WABC-TV | WLS-TV | WPVI-TV | WTVD | Live Well Network


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


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


Radio stations:
Radio Disney stations:8
KDDZ | KDIS | KDIZ | KDZR | KIID | KKDZ | KMIK | KMKI | KMKY | WMKI | WRDZ | WSDZ | WWJZ | WWMI
ESPN Radio/Deportes stations:
KESN7 | KSPN | WEEI1 | WEPN | WEPN-FM2 | WMVP


ESPN Inc.:9
ESPN | ESPN2 | ESPN3 | ESPNews | ESPN All Access | ESPN Classic | ESPN Deportes | ESPN Goal Line | ESPN Plus | ESPN PPV | ESPN Radio | ESPN Deportes Radio | ESPNU | ESPN Xtra | SEC Network | WatchESPN | ESPN on ABC


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 Studios | Marvel Toys | CrossGen


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


Other assets:
The Walt Disney Studios | The Muppets Studio | Hulu (32%) | A&E Networks (50%)9 | Disney-ABC Television Group | ABC News | Disney Digital 3D | DGamer | Walt Disney Imagineering | CDVU+ | Disney Research | Disney DVD (Others) | Disney's Fast Play | Disney Blu-ray Disc | Disney Blu-ray 3D | Disney Second Screen | Disney's Fastpass | The Walt Disney Company Italy | Maker Studios | Blip | Disney Movies Anywhere | Disneytek | ABCtek | LucasArts | Industrial Light and Magic | Skywalker Sound


Defunct assets:
ABC Circle Films | ABC Films | ABC Kids | ABC Motion Pictures | ABC News Now | ABC1 | ABC Pictures Corporation | ABC Productions | ABC Video | Black Rock Studio | Buena Vista Games | Boyz/Girlz Channel | Buena Vista International | Buena Vista International Television | Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group | Buena Vista Pictures Distribution | Buena Vista Productions | Buena Vista Records | Buena Vista Television | Circle 7 Animation | DePatie-Freleng Enterprises | Disney Videos | Disneyland Records | ESPN America | ESPN Classic (UK) | ESPN 3D | Hollywood Pictures | Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment | Jetix | Junction Point Studios | Lyric Street Records | Mammoth Records | Palomar Pictures International3 | Paramount Comics6 | Pixar Canada | Propaganda Games | Saban Entertainment5 | Saban Interactive5 | Saban International5 | Satellite News Channel10 | Selmur Pictures | Selmur Productions | Soapnet | Toon Disney | Touchstone Television | Vault Disney | Walt Disney Classics | Walt Disney Home Video International | Zoog Disney


Predecessor company: Capital Cities/ABC


Notes
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 Univision Communications.
5 Disney manages and operates this television and interactive units by Saban Capital Group.
6 joint venture with Paramount Pictures.
7 Operated by Cumulus Media under an LMA.
8 Sale of all stations (except KDIS) pending.
9 Joint venture with the Hearst Corporation, which owns 20% of ESPN and 50% of A&E Networks.
10 Co-owned with Westinghouse Broadcasting (aka Group W)

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