The Walt Disney Classics was a series of VHS releases of Disney animated features that spanned from 1984 to 1994, with its very first release being Robin Hood. Many Disney animated features made their home video debuts through this series. It is often referred to by fans as the "Black Diamond" collection, referring to the shape of the black diamond-shaped "Classics" logo seen on the spine of each video's case and at the beginning of each tape. Although the series initially consisted entirely of older Disney animated features, the success of The Little Mermaid led to more recent films being released as part of the collection.
The first logo, which features the Walt Disney Home Video text underneath.
The Portuguese variant with "Os Classicos" in place of "The Classics".
A Japanese variant on a starry sky with a thicker, more glass-like frame and not a blue aura to surrounds it here.
Intro to the second logo, similar to Walt Disney Home Video's 1986 logo.
The 1989 Sorcerer Mickey intro.
The 1992 soccerer mickey which is the last walt Disney classics logo.
The 1988 prototype variant of the second logo, only found on Cinderella. Oddly enough this variant was later found on re-prints of Robin Hood and The Rescuers Down Under. It also appeared on a LaserDisc and a demo-tape for The Rescuers in 1992.
The 1989 variant, starting with Bambi. Also, it was seen on the 1991 VHS of The Jungle Book. A short version, without the Sorcerer Mickey intro was used on the 1991 release of Robin Hood. (Surprisingly, this was also found on 1996 prototype copies of Pocahontas.)
The 1992 original clean variant, from 101 Dalmations and The Great Mouse Detective . Starting with The Rescuers, the music became distorted.
The 1992 distorted and muffled variant, from Aladdin, The Rescuers, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio and The Fox and the Hound.