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Disney unveils new logo

NEW LOGO: Lettering comes to the fore

NEW LOGO: Lettering comes to the fore

The Disney Channel is today rolling out a new logo design (opens in new tab) (above) across all its international TV networks - and it's a radical change from the previous identity.

At first glance it looks like a purely typographic logo (opens in new tab), in which the Mickey Mouse silhouette that dominated the old logo (below) is nowhere to be seen.

Look closer, though, and you'll see it's still there - just; relegated to a couple of circular ears added to the dot of the 'i' of 'Disney'.

Old logo

OLD LOGO: Multiple colours and bold graphical elements

In general, the new logo is dramatically simplified, with the graphical elements all but removed and a single colour treatment, with the two constrasting blues of old merged together using a subtle gradient.

Also the lettering of the word 'Channel' has been made more casual and friendly to bring it more in line with the Disney wordmark based on founder Walt's original signature, which remains unchanged.

International rollout

The new logo will appear on all of Disney's entertainment channels and/or channel feeds, which are available in 166 countries in 34 languages, incluing Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama and Radio Disney.

"The new branding was an international collaboration between Disney Channel global and European teams and is crafted so our teams everywhere can customize it to create local stories, in familiar settings, featuring culturally identifiable storytelling," said Richard Loomis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.

What do you think of the new logo? Let us know in the comments!

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.