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Disney Educational Productions (DEP) is a division of The Walt Disney Company that releases educational material to educators, such as Bill Nye the Science Guy,as well as content involving various Disney characters.
1st Logo (Late '80s-2000s)
Nickname(s): "Mickey the Graduate"
Logo: On a black background, we see Mickey Mouse wearing a graduation cap and holding a book, fade in via 'glitter' effect on the left hand side of the screen. Mickey then opens the book, and "throws" out sparkling dust that forms the white-pink text "DiSNEY" in the corporate Disney font. The words "Educational Productions" in a sans-serif typeface fade in underneath a second later as a copyright notice fades in underneath Mickey. The text shines, and Mickey blinks a couple of times before turning completely static. Trivia: It should be worth noting that the buttons on Mickey's pants are gold, whereas they are usually white.
FX/SFX: Mickey appearing, the company name forming.
Music/Sounds: A synth, followed by a mellow theme accompanied by twinkling sound effects when Mickey throws the sparkling dust.
Music/Sounds Variant(s): Some films have their own versions of the music. However, the above music variant is by far the most common version.
Availability: Scarce. It is seen on late WDEMC releases, Bill Nye the Science Guy, numerous VHS(s), Betamax tapes and VCDs, and so on.
Scare Factor: None to minimal. It's a cute logo.
2nd Logo (1990s-2000s)
Nicknames: "Boring Logo"
Logo: On a black background, we see the words, "Distributed by DiSNEY Educational Productions", styled like before but more metallic, with "Distributed by" in italics and solid white, DiSNEY in its corporate font and "Educational Productions" in Souvenir font. The logo (only the word "Disney") "shines".
FX/SFX: The "shining".
Cheesy Factor: TBA
Music/Sounds: A calming synth tune.
Availability: A bit rarer than before. Seen on some Disney Educational Productions releases, such as Donald in Mathmagic Land (which was about math), and Doug's Chubby Buddy (which dealt with the subject of anorexia)
Scare Factor: None, it's a clean (and BORING) logo.
3rd Logo (2000s-)
Logo: On a gradient black/blue background, we see the words "DiSNEY" zooms out in CGI. The words "EDUCATIONAL" and "PRODUCTIONS" zooms out. Then a star draws "Building thinkers every day" before stopping and leaving a translucent trail below "EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTIONS".
FX/SFX: Nice CGI animation!
Music/Sounds: A majestic synth sounder with twinkling sounds.
Availability: Seen on recent DVDs of that time such as the Science of Disney Imagineering series.
Scare Factor: Minimal.