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These warning screens are from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Touchstone Home Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment, Miramax Home Entertainment and Dimension Home Entertainment.

1978-1980Edit

This is the warning screen but the only details are in all caps by the center alignment, which says "NOTICE: "LICENSED ONLY FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PRIVATE EXHIBITION IN HOMES. ALL RIGHTS UNDER COPYRIGHT RESERVED."

As seen on VHS and Betamax Tapes and Videodiscs for Walt Disney's Neon Mickey Releases.




1980-1983Edit

These are the warning screens from Walt Disney Home Entertainment/Walt Disney Home Video (Neon Mickey Versions), Buena Vista Home Video, and Muppet Home Video. The Details (text in serif cont and yellow colored) on blue background, which says "FOR SALE ONLY - NOT INTENDED FOR RENTAL". On Canadian releases, the word "RENTAL PROHIBITED" in place of "NOT INTENDED FOR RENTAL".

For Rental version, the details says "FOR RENTAL ONLY - NOT FOR SALE". Below that, the white details says "PROPERTY OF WALT DISNEY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NON-THEATRICAL COMANY". On Canadian releases, the word "SALE PROHIBITED" in place of "NOT FOR SALE".

Next, there's the FBI Warning screen detail... especially the FBI icon logo on the left, the word "WARNING" in yellow colored and text in serif on top right. And the details are in sans-serif font in justified alignment on the right... all on a blue background. Last, but not least is the "Licensed for private home exhibition only" details... especially the yellow-colored text in serif font by the left alignment on a blue background. For Canadian Prints, it has no FBI warning screen, but instead, those details, which say "Licensed for private home Exhibition Only" on part 1 and "Duplication in Whole or in Part" on part 2, both are yellow-colored text in sans-serif font by the left alignment on a blue background.

As seen on VHS Tapes, Betamax Tapes and Laserdiscs, such as Pete's Dragon (1977), The Black Hole (1979), Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), Polyanna (1960), The Love Bug (1968/1969), Hey, Cinderella! (1969), Tron (1982), , Fun and Fancy Free (1947) and others.

1983-1984Edit

These are the warning screens from Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Neon Mickey Version), Walt Disney Home Video (Neon Mickey Version), Buena Vista Home Video, and Muppet Home Video. The FBI warning screen (especially the "$250,000 fine" detail) looks similar to Warner Home Video (except the word "WARNING" is black), except the background is red (kind of looks like NTA/Republic Pictures Warning Screen and Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment Warning Screen). Next, the details, which says "Licensed for Private Home Exhibition Only"... same as the previous detail from 1980. For Canadian Prints, it has no FBI warning screen, but instead, those details, which say "Licensed for private home Exhibition Only" on part 1 and "Duplication in Whole or in Part" on part 2, both are the same as the previous detail from 1980.

As seen on VHS tapes, Betamax Tapes and Laserdiscs, such as Kidnapped (1960), Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977/1978), Never Cry Wolf (1983) and others.

1984-1991Edit

These Warning Screens are from Walt Disney Home Video (including Neon Mickey, Black Diamond for The Classics from Walt Disney, and Walt-Disney Mini-Classics), Buena Vista Home Video, Touchstone Home Video and Hollywood Pictures Home Video.

1984-1991Edit

The FBI warning screen has the details from 1984... especially the red text of all caps in Peignot font on the right and the FBI icon on the left.

The prototype variant, which has "$1,000 fine and/or imprisonment up to one year" detail and was taken from Splash (1984) and Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983). Now the FBI warning screen is the same as the prototype variant except the details, which was especially the "$250,000 fine" detail.

The next logo is the "Licensed for private home exhibition only" details... especially those are all caps white-colored text in Peignot font by the center alignment on a red background. Another version of "Licensed for private home exhibition only" details from 1984 has the shadow part.

As seen on some 1980s-Early 1990s Disney VHS tapes, Betamax Tapes and laserdiscs, such as Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983), Splash (1984), The Black Cauldron (1985), My Science Project (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Ernest Goes to Camp (1987), Three Men and a Baby (1987), Ernest Saves Christmas (1988), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), Cinderella (1950), Bambi (1942), Lady and the Tramp (1955), Gross Anatomy (1989), Three Fugitives (1989), The Little Mermaid (1989), Turner and Hooch (1989), Arachnophobia (1990), Ernest Goes to Jail (1990), Mr. Destiny (1990), Three Men and a Little Lady (1990), The Rescuers Down Under (1990), Peter Pan (1953), The Jungle Book (1967), Taking Care of Business (1990) and others.

1984-1991 (Serif Version)Edit

The FBI warning screen and the "Licensed for private home exhibition only" details from 1984 are the same but those details are all text in Serif font.

As seen on VHS tapes, Betamax Tapes and laserdiscs, from some releases from Disney.




1984-1991 (Different Version)Edit

The FBI warning screen is the same as the 1984 FBI warning screen, but the word "WARNING" was red-colored text in Peignot font. And those details are black-colored text in Peignot font. The FBI icon, however, is still red.

The "Licensed for private home exhibition only" details from 1984 are the same.

As seen on VHS tapes, Betamax Tapes and laserdiscs, from some releases from Disney.



1984-1991 (Educational Variant)Edit

The FBI warning screen is the same as the 1984 FBI warning screen, but on the blue-red background, the word "WARNING" and those details are all caps and white-colored text in sans-serif font. The FBI icon, however, is still red.

The "Licensed for private home exhibition only" details are different, especially from Walt Disney Educational Productions, because those details are all caps and white-colored text in sans-serif font.

As seen on VHS tapes, Betamax Tapes and laserdiscs, from some educational releases from Disney.

1984-1991 (Canadian Print)Edit

For Canadian Prints, the FBI warning screen details haven't shown. Instead, it only shows those details, which say "Licensed for private home Exhibition Only" on part 1 and "Duplication in Whole or in Part" on part 2, Those are all caps white-colored text in Peignot font by the center alignment on a red background.

As seen on VHS tapes, Betamax Tapes and laserdiscs, from some Canadian print releases from Walt Disney Home Video (including Neon Mickey, Black Diamond for The Classics from Walt Disney, and Walt-Disney Mini-Classics), Buena Vista Home Video, Touchstone Home Video and Hollywood Pictures Home Video.

1986-1987Edit

The FBI warning screen has the details, which are white text of all caps in sans-serif font on the right, inside of the white squared along with the FBI icon on the left,,, all on a red background. The next logo is the "Licensed for private home exhibition only" details... especially those are all caps white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment on a red background.

For Canadian Prints, the FBI warning screen details haven't shown. Instead, it only shows those details, which say "Licensed for private home Exhibition Only" on part 1 and "Duplication in Whole or in Part" on part 2, Those are all caps white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment on a red background.

As seen on VHS tapes, Betamax Tapes and laserdiscs, such as Sleeping Beauty (1959), Disney's Sing Along Songs volumes from 1986-1987, and some volumes of Walt Disney Cartoon Classics.

Late 1991-2000Edit

These Warning Screens are from Walt Disney Home Video (including Black Diamond for The Classics from Walt Disney, and Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection), Buena Vista Home Video, Jim Henson VideoTouchstone Home Video, Hollywood Pictures Home Video, Miramax Home Entertainment, Dimension Home Video, Cookie Jar Group, and NCircle Entertainment.

Late 1991-1997, still being used into the present dayEdit

The warning for Buena Vista Home Video, Walt Disney Home Video, Touchstone Home Video, Miramax Home Entertainment, Dimension Home Video, Hollywood Pictures Home Video and Jim Henson Video is the same as the Video Communications Inc. warning screen from 1987. The next logo is the "Licensed for private home exhibition only" details... especially those are all caps white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment on the same green background. Now the "Licensed for private home exhibition only" details but in a different way, but the FBI warning is the same as the Video Communications Inc. warning screen.

For Canadian Prints, the FBI warning screen details haven't shown. Instead, it only shows those details, which say "Licensed for private home Exhibition Only" on part 1 and "Duplication in Whole or in Part" on part 2, Those are all caps white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment on a green background.

As seen on some 1990s Disney VHS tapes and laserdiscs, and sometimes DVDs, such as Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), Captain Ron (1992), The Mighty Ducks (1992), The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992), Cool Runnings (1993), Super Mario Bros.: The Movie (1993), Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1992), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), Muppet Classic Theater (1994), 101 Dalmatians (1961), Blank Check (1994), The Fox and the Hound (1981), The Rescuers (1977), The Black Cauldron (1985), The Crow (1994), Pulp Fiction (1994), Angels in the Outfield (1994), The Lion King (1994), The Prophecy (1995), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), While You Were Sleeping (1995, later adapted into 2004's "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: The Super Silly Fiesta!" by Paramount Pictures, DiC Entertainment, Viacom, and Nintendo)A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995), Clerks (1994), Pocahontas (1995), The Return of Jafar (1994), Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996), D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994), Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), The Crow: City of Angels (1996), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Pinnochio (1940), Fun and Fancy Free (1947), A Goofy Movie (1995), Toy Story (1995), Spy Hard (1996), Scream (1996) and others, including new NCircle Entertainment titles, such as Super Mario 3D World: Two Plumbers and a Little Lady (2014) and more.

A Spanish-translated variant is used in Mexican and Latin American tapes.

Late 1997-2000Edit

The warning screen is the same as the prototype version of the DiC Home Entertainment Warning Screen.

For Canadian Prints on VHS, the FBI warning screen details haven't shown. Instead, it only shows those details, which say "This videocassette is for private home viewing only. It is not Licensed for any other use" on part 1 and "Duplication in Whole or in Part" on part 2, Those are all caps white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment on a green background.

On laserdiscs and DVD, is shows the FBI warning screen details, and other details, which say "This DVD is for private home viewing only. It is not Licensed for any other use" and "Duplication in Whole or in Part". Those are all caps white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment on a green background.

As seen on some Late 1990s Disney VHS tapes, laserdiscs and DVDs, such as How the Toys Saved Christmas (1997), George of the Jungle (1997), Chasing Amy (1997), Hercules (1997), Mimic (1997), G. I. Jane (1997), Jackie Brown (1997), Scream 2 (1997), Phantoms (1998), Halloween: H20 (1998), Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998), Senseless (1998), Mulan (1998), Armageddon (1998), Con Air (1997), I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998), The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998), Melody Time (1948), The Parent Trap (1998), The Prophecy II (1998),The Black Cauldron (1985),  The Sixth Sense (1999), Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Tarzan (1999), Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999), An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000), A Bug's Life (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998), Inspector Gadget (1999), The Prophecy 3 (2000) and others.

A Spanish-translated variant is used in Mexican and Latin American tapes.

Early 2000s-PresentEdit

These Warning Screens are from Walt Disney Home Video/Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Touchstone Home Video/Touchstone Home Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures Home Video/Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment, Miramax Home Entertainment, Marvel Studios and Dimension Home Video.

Early 2000s-2005Edit

The FBI warning screen is the same as the First Look/Overseas Filmgroup warning screen from 1999. The next logo is the details which both says "This videocassette is for private home viewing only. It is not Licensed for any other use" and "Duplication in Whole or in Part". All details are most lowecase letters by white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment on a same navy blue background. In 2003, after the FBI warning screen is shown, the next part has lot more details than the previous details from 2000.

As seen on some Early 2000s Disney VHS and DVD, such as Toy Story 2 (1999), Bicentennial Man (1999), Scream 3 (2000), The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Alice in Cartoonland: The Original Alice Comedies by Walt Disney (DVD, 2000, Walt Disney Home Video and Inkwell Images), 3rd & Bird: The Movie (2000), The Others (2001), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2000), Scary Movie (2000), Total Recall 2070: Machine Dreams (2000), ​The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000), Hellraiser: Inferno (2000), Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000), Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002), They (2002), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), Reign of Fire (2002), The Kid (2000), Scary Movie 2 (2001), Highlander: Endgame (2000), Treasure Planet (2002), Super Mario World: Mario Takes You To School (2003, a VHS and DVD title from Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Nintendo and DiC Home Entertainment (Printed August 26th, 2003)), Finding Nemo (2003), My Boss's Daughter (2003), 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), Stitch!: The Movie (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2003), Pokémon 4Ever (2002), Peter Pan 2: Return to Never Land (2002), Pokémon Heroes (2003), Freaky Friday (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004). Pokémon: Jirachi, Wishmaker (2004), Jersey Girl (2004), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004), and others.

A Spanish-translated variant is used in Mexican and Latin American tapes and DVDs.

2005-2013Edit

The first part shows the same as the details from 2003, which are most lowecase letters by white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment on a navy blue background. Next, it shows the FBI Anti-Piracy Warning Seal, along with those details which are most lowecase letters by white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment.

As seen on VHS tapes, DVD discs and Blue-Ray Discs, such as Cursed (2005), The Pacifier (2005), Kronk's New Groove (2006), Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch (2005), Leroy & Stitch (2006), Hellraiser: Deader (2005), Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D (2005, only from PBS Home Video, currently PBS Home Entertainment), Home on the Range (2004), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), Renaissance (2006), Pirates of the Carribbean: At World's End (2007), Alice in Cartoonland by Walt Disney: 35 mm Collector's Set (DVD, 2007, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Kit Parker Films), The Game Plan (2007), Flightplan (2005), The Wild (2006), Step Up (2006), Step Up 2 The Streets (2008), The Princess and the Frog (2009), Step Up 3D (2010), Toy Story 3 (2010), Bolt (2008), Ratatouille (2007), Wall-E (2008), High School Musical (2006), High School Musical 2 (2007), High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), Up (2009), G-Force (2009), Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Brave (2012), Frankenweenie (2012), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Cars 2 (2011), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), The Avengers (2012), Monsters University (2013) and others.

2012-presentEdit

The first part shows the same as the details from 2003, which are most lowecase letters by white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment on a navy blue background. Next, it shows the black background with serif font. And after that, it shows the FBI Anti-Piracy Warning Seal and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations badge along with those details which are most lowecase letters by white-colored text in sans-serif font by the center alignment.

As seen on DVD and Blu-Ray, such as Iron Man 3 (2013), Planes (2013), The Lone Ranger (2013), and others. Also seen on new VHS since 2014.


United Kingdom


1st Warning

1980s - 1988




We fade in to see a white warning text in Souvenir font on the dark blue Background and we fade out.

As seen on VHS Tapes from 1980s to 1988.


2nd Warning

1988 - 2005





We fade in to see the same white warning text but in a Helvetica Condensed font and with the text below "THE CASSETTE IS FOR HOM USE ONLY" on the dark blue Background and we fade out.

Variant:

  • The Font can change throughout the years.
  • On Time coded and demo Tapes the text below is replaced by "THIS PREVIEW CASSETTE REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF BVHE. NOT FOR SALE OR RENTAL".

As seen on VHS tapes released by Buena Vista Home Video/Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Walt Disney Home Video/Disney Videos/Walt Disney Home Entertainment. from 1988 to 2005.

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