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Logo descriptions and captures by Logoboy95
Editions by CuriousGeorge60 and Lukesams
Video capture courtesy of NextDisneyChannel

Background: Playhouse Disney was launched on May 8, 1997 as the Disney Channel answer to Nick Jr.; however, this network never used it's own real on-screen logo until 2001; just the Disney Channel logo featuring Mickey Mouse tap-dancing over a Mickey Mouse TV screen intact on pre-2002 Playhouse Disney shows such as Out of the Box, PB&J Otter, and Rolie Polie Olie. It's first show was Bear in the Big Blue House. On February 14, 2011, Playhouse Disney wa
s relaunched as "Disney Junior" and the first program airing was Little Einsteins. Also, said block became the current 24-hour channel replacing SOAPnet on most providers since March 22, 2012, although SOAPnet still survived on some providers as an "automated" network until its end on January 1, 2014.

1st Logo

Nicknames: "Mickey Mouse Screen", "Mickey Television", "Mickey TV Tube"

Logo: On a pattern background, the text "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" appear with the copyright stamp under it. Then the text and stamp fades-out to make room for the Playhouse Disney (2001, Winnie the Pooh variant)Playhouse Disney logo (which is a Disney Channel logo around of the era with "playhouse" inside a yellow customized shape with a green outline above it), containing a different character (depending on a show), inside a Mickey Mouse TV screen. Also, the pattern (and the logo) varies.

Variants: Here are different characters that appear inside the logo.
  • Rolie Polie Ollie: Ollie
  • PB&J Otter: Peanut Otter.
  • The Book of Pooh: Pooh
  • Stanley: Stanley and Dennis.

FX/SFX: It depends. This was done by Beehive in New York.

Music/Sounds: A whimsical arrangement of the Disney Channel theme of the time, which depends on the variant.

Availability: Seen on pre-2002 Playhouse Disney shows like The Book of Pooh, Stanley, Out of the Box, and other old shows of the "Mickey Mouse Screen" era. However, don't expect to find this on current prints of said shows, as it will likely be plastered over by the next logo or the Disney Junior logo. However, it was preserved on the
Stanleyepisode "Dolphin Talk" at the end of the VHS release ofRolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun. Otherwise, check your old tapes for this one!

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Logo
Playhouse Disney Original (2002)

Nicknames: "The Mickey Mouse Head",
"The Mickey Head", "The Playhouse Mickey Head", "Yellow Mickey Head", "The Ribbon"

Logo: On a green background filled with dark green flowers and yellow stars, a yellow Mickey Mouse head with a purple outline flies from the top-right of the screen. Over the Mickey head, we see the text "playhouse DiSNEY" with "DiSNEY" in its corporate logo font. Suddenly a blue banner (a la the WB logo) flies up underneath the company name, reading "OrIGInaL" in a weird white font. The logo is always followed by the copyright notice on a black background with "DiSNEY" in the signature corporate font.

Variant: There's a tweaked variant of this logo on The Koala Brothers in which the same logo is used with high-pitched jingle (via +1 key, which is 70.87 in cents).

FX/SFX: The Mickey Mouse head flying, the blue banner appearing. This was also done by Beehive in New York.

Music/Sounds: A 7-note whimsical flute jingle, used as Playhouse Disney's jingle at the time, but on other shows, the ending theme finishes over it.

Availability: Kept on older pre-2007 Playhouse Disney shows as Stanley, JoJo's Circus, Rolie Polie Olie, The Koala Brothers and Higglytown Heroes; although Handy Manny and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse used the ending theme played over this logo, and My Friends Tigger and Pooh used the 2002 Disney Channel logo instead of this one. On Disney Junior (the channel), this was found in split-screen credits of Rolie Polie Olie, most likely due to a processing error. VHS tapes and DVDs of said shows keep this logo intact. During Playhouse Disney's last few years, this was used in tandem with the next logo.

Scare Factor: None. It's a clean logo. However, one may be startled by the quick copyright info appearing directly after this logo.

3rd Logo
(August 2007-Feburary 13, 2011)

Nicknames: "The Sunny Day",
"The Mickey Mouse Head II", "The Mickey Head II", "The Playhouse Mickey Head II", "Yellow Mickey Head II", "The Ribbon II"Playhouse Disney Originals (2007), "Imagination Movers Logo"

Logo: On a sunny blue sky background with grass, a tree, a smiling sun, and a yellow bird with a red outline on a tree, we see the similar Mickey Mouse head from before. This time, it's wobbling. Like before, inside the head is "playhouse DiSNEY" with "DiSNEY" in the corporate logo font (just like before). Suddenly, a yellow ribbon with a red outline appears near the bottom of the company name reading "Original". The copyright information on a black background appears after this logo on Bunnytown.

FX/SFX: Just the yellow sun scrolling and the Playhouse Disney logo wobbling. This was done by Ca-Square in New York.

Music/Sounds: Just a snippet of the pre-Feburary 13, 2011 Playhouse Disney logo music; a catchy tune performed by the Imagination Movers.

Availability: It was common years ago; it appeared on Jungle Junction, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Special Agent Oso, and Imagination Movers, among others. Don't expect to find this on Disney Junior, because they tend to plaster over old logos with the Disney Junior Originals logo. But it can be still found on 2007-2010 Playhouse Disney DVDs.

Scare Factor: None.

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