I was re-watching The Emperor's New Groove and noticed that it used the old Disney castle intro where the castle is filled in on a blue background from the top down. This is different than the Disney castle intro to Hercules which uses the CGI landscape castle. I checked and found Hercules came out 3 years before Emperor's New Groove and almost a decade before that intro was used on another movie for the first time. Did Disney change the intro to Hercules when it was released on blu-ray or was the CGI logo first introduced with this movie?

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    Because they choose which logo to use for each movie. Just depends on how they feel.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Oct 6, 2021 at 12:50
  • I'm totally confident - though I have no evidence other than my memory - that when Hercules was released in 1997, it used the older Disney logo. They must have changed this for the reissue.
    – Juhasz
    Commented Oct 6, 2021 at 18:42
  • This would be an easy check if someone has a VHS copy of Hercules (and a VCR to play the tape).
    – zmike
    Commented Oct 8, 2021 at 1:41

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This page documents the evolution of the intro logo. The full cgi logo was first used in 2006 with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Further down under the 2011 variant it says this:

Later reissues of classic Disney movies released on DVD and Blu-ray began using this or the original 2006 variant.

So Hercules originally used the 2D version, but was later changed for rereleases.

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