VideoVisa, S.A. (Mexico)

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Logo descriptions by Ryan Froula

Background: VideoVisa, S.A. was a Mexican home video company that did business in Mexico and certain parts of the United States, releasing Spanish-language product, including their own homegrown films and Hollywood releases. At various points, they distributed titles from Walt Disney Home Video, Warner Home Video, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, MGM/UA Home Video, RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video, CIC Video, Thorn EMI Video, Embassy Home Entertainment, Family Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Video, The Cannon Group, Filmways Pictures, and Orion Pictures Corporation, among others. Today, the company is the home entertainment division of Televisa and is known as Televisa Home Entertainment.

1st Logo

<iframe align="right" frameborder="0" height="210" src="" width="372"></iframe>Logo: On a blue/black gradient background with blue rectangular blocks at the bottom, gold lines appear from the lower-left-hand corner and become a series of gold bars as a silver sphere flies above in shadow. The bars disappear and reappear at a different position, then fly to the right, reappear at a further distance from the camera, and fly towards the lower-right-hand corner. Then a gold stylized "V" that vaguely resembles a "U" with both ends bent outward files in from the left, and the silver sphere floats down and through it as the gold bars settle within the "V". As this happens, the action fades to a white screen with a red segmented trapezoid with a curved bottom and a white segmented circle within. That zooms out, and "VideoVisa", in black, flips in below.

Variant: On some early tapes, the whole thing fades to a blue screen as "PRESENTA", in white, spins in.

FX/SFX: The lines appearing and fading to the six gold bars, the movements and fading of the bars, the sphere, the stylized V, and the company name flipping in. Decent animation for the first half, but when the logo fades to the VideoVisa logo, it just becomes much cheaper.

Music/Sounds: Ten bars of synthesized warbling, followed by a synthpop fanfare.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Mexican videocassettes of Footloose and Song of the South, among others.

2nd Logo

Logo: On a black screen, gold bars (more elaborate than in the previous logo) appear from the top and crisscross with each other, revealing a 3D gold version of the segmented trapezoid with the circle within. "VideoVisa" zooms out below in gold.

FX/SFX: The lines moving and crisscrossing, and the company name zooming out. Far better CGI than before.

Music/Sounds: In its first year, a hard synth rock piece was used. Later on, a synthpop fanfare which is heavy on the brass came into use.

Availability: More common than the previous logo, but still uncommon. Seen on Mexican videocassettes of Robin Hood and Cinderella, among others.

3rd Logo

Logo: Against a blue screen, the logo from before zooms in spinning before settling in the center.

FX/SFX: The zooming and spinning. Very underwhelming compared to the previous two logos.

Music/Sounds: A loud synthesized whoosh.

Availability: Seen on later VideoVisa tapes, including Mary Poppins and Goofy's All-Star Olympics.