Gaumont Buena Vista International (France)

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Logo description by DreamMechanic, Shadeed A. Kelly, Thisisanswer, videomaster13, Supermarty-o and MegaAveron25
Logo captures by Supermarty-o and Sagan Blob
Video captures courtesy of MikeElby

Background: Gaumont Buena Vista International (GBVI) was a joint venture between Gaumont and the Walt Disney Company, established in January 1993. GBVI ensured the distribution of films of its two parent companies in France. After 10 years of existence, it was dissolved in 2004 as Disney prefers to distribute its own films as Buena Vista International (France).

Gaumont Buena Vista International 1994 (HD/HQ)Gaumont Buena Vista International (golden version)

: "Water Drops", "Water Daisy", "Water in Space", "The Other Daisy of Doom"

Logo: On a space background, we see a drop of water coming from the top-right corner of the screen and another coming from the bottom-left corner of the
screen. They meet in the center of the screen where they spin into a circle. As a blue light flashes around them, they merge into a spherical water drop. At this point, the space background becomes brighter, causing stars to fly towards the screen. As the water drop zooms forward, a ring banner with the words "Gaumont Buena Vista International" embossed onto it forms. As it gets very close to the screen, the words quickly breaks away from the banner and zoom into the front of the screen as the water drop forms the classic Gaumont daisy shape albeit with lines on the top and bottom half to make space for the words. The words zoom back out to form the logo as the black background becomes a CGI view of a sky-sea background. The background pans upward into the sky as clouds move out of view.


  • There is a shortened version where only the last half of the logo is seen. This variant mainly appears on trailers.
  • There's a variant where the logo is colored/tintedgolden instead of blue.

FX/SFX: The water drops appearing, them forming the big water drop, the formation of the Gaumont logo and the backgrounds. Fine CGI for the time.

Music/Sounds: First, we hear a low pitch string key, then some synthesized descending bass sounds, a synthesized cymbal crash when the spherical water drop is formed, a synthesized water pouring sound as well as choir, a high-pitched dolphin noise that echoes when the text and text are formed, a reverberating electric guitar note when the text zooms into the screen as the daisy forms and then some more choir sounds. The trailer variant is silent.

Availability: Ultra rare. It was seen on French theatrical prints of Disney/Buena Vista films during the era, but most home video prints remove this logo. The short variant appears on the trailer for Toy Story on a French VHS of 101 Dalmatians.

Editor's Note: None.