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1994-November 7th, 2000, 2002

Modified Screen: On the grass green background of the era's FBI warnings, we see the modified screen text, reading "THIS FILM HAS BEEN MODIFIED FROM ITS ORIGINAL VERSION. IT HAS BEEN FORMATTED TO FIT YOUR TV.".

Variants:

  • On color restorations of black-and-white films, the text reads (in an Arial Narrow font) "This film has been modified from it's original version. It has been reformatted to fit your TV and is a colorized version of the original black-and-white film.".
  • Sometimes, the text is centered and reads (in a Futura Condensed font) "THIS FILM HAS BEEN MODIFIED FROM ITS ORIGINAL VERSION. IT HAS BEEN FORMATTED TO FIT YOUR TV SCREEN AND EDITED FOR CONTENT.".
  • The 1995 VHS release of The Santa Clause has the text (in a Futura Condensed font) "This film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit your TV screen." The text is larger and the space in-between the text has been compressed.
  • The 1997 VHS and a pay-per-view airing of Evita have the text reading "THIS FILM HAS BEEN RECOMPOSED FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION IN ORDER TO FILL THE TELEVISION SCREEN" in an Arial Narrow font.
  • On the 2000 DVD of Make Mine Music, the text reads "THIS FILM HAS BEEN MODIFIED FROM ITS ORIGINAL VERSION, AND HAS BEEN EDITED FOR CONTENT.".

FX/SFX: None, unless you wish to count the fading.

Cheesy Factor: The 2000 "edited for content" variant with the compressed text is a lazy effort since the addition of "and edited for content" results in "fit your tv screen" being out of place with the rest of the text.

Music/Sounds: None.

Descriptive Video Service VHS Voiceover Variant: On DVS VHS's, a narrator reads out the screen. For example, a female narrator (Wendie Sakakeeny) says "A title reads..." then reads out the screen on the DVS VHS of The Lion King, and a younger-sounding female narrator (Kria Sakakeeny) also says "A title reads..." and reads out the screen on the DVS VHS of Toy Story.

Availability: Common. Seen on Disney/Touchstone/Miramax/Hollywood/Buena Vista/Dimension releases of the era starting with some live-action videocassettes from 1994 such as What's Love Got to Do with It? (the first Disney-distributed cassette to use this bumper), Hocus Pocus, and D2: The Mighty Ducks. The first animated features to use this were the first Masterpiece Collection releases like Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Robin Hood (1974) (although only the last one was entirely animated). Also seen on the short film compilations The Best of Roger Rabbit and Tin Toy Stories, as well as the Jim Henson Video release of The Dark Crystal. One way to tell where this screen will appear is by looking at the words on the back of the tape case. The "colorized" version is seen on 1997 VHS releases of The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor and Son of Flubber. The "edited" version can be seen on the 2000 Gold Classic Collection releases of Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, and Melody Time, usually to edit or cut off portions of the movie that were considered "too mature", whether it was removing cigarettes from characters' mouths, or removing a entire clip for showing firearms. One of the last releases to use this logo was the Gold Classic Collection VHS of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas. It is also seen on PPV & VOD prints of Disney/Touchstone/Miramax/Dimension movies of the era. Surprisingly, this is also preserved on the 2002 reprint VHS tapes of Hercules and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It also appeared on later prints of the 2000 VHS of The Sixth Sense (despite having the navy blue warnings; these prints have no previews, and a different "Stay Tuned" bumper, compared to copies printed earlier in 2000, which had previews and the green warnings). The "edited for content" variant with the reminiscence of the original is ultra rare as it's only known to have appeared on one LaserDisc release from 1997, The 6th Man. It was also very recently discovered that it shows up at the beginning of Disney's Sing Along Songs: Heigh-Ho on some of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel TVs, before the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video "Sorcerer Mickey" logo, though this might've occurred in the past.

Scare Factor: None to low. The modified screen appearing after the "Feature Presentation" bumper or before or after the THX logo can raise the scale, but it is harmless otherwise.

July 11th, 2000-present

Modified Screen: On the blue background of the era's FBI warnings, we see the same modified screen text as the last bumper, only this time, it is slightly larger, and it is in a different font.

Variants:

  • On the 2002 VHS of The Others: Video Bonus Edition, the text reads "THIS FILM HAS BEEN MODIFIED FROM ITS ORIGINAL VERSION. IT HAS BEEN FORMATTED TO FIT YOUR TV SCREEN.".
  • On the 2002 VHS of Signs and the first pressing of the 2002 VHS of Sorority Boys, the text reads "THIS FILM HAS BEEN MODIFIED FROM ITS ORIGINAL VERSION, AND HAS BEEN EDITED FOR CONTENT.".
  • Another variant has the text read "THIS FILM HAS BEEN MODIFIED FROM ITS ORIGINAL VERSION. IT HAS BEEN FORMATTED TO FIT YOUR SCREEN.". Sometimes in another different font.

FX/SFX: None, unless you wish to count the fading.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: A bit less common than its predecessor. Seen on Walt Disney Home Video VHS releases from the era. The earliest releases to use this modified screen were the 2000 VHS releases of Winnie the Pooh: Storybook Classics and Toy Story 2. It also appeared on films that were aired on Disney Channel and Disney XD, and the start of post-2006 Disney movies on airlines. Strangely, this does not appear on the VHS releases of Finding Nemo and Shanghai Knights, which instead uses 20th Century Fox's modified screen. It (again) also appeared on a Canadian TV airing of Spy Kids, following the Alliance logo. Others move onto the show's intro. Strangely, it appeared at the start of a Disney Junior/Disney Channel airing of The Sword in the Stone, and also after the Alliance Atlantis logo on the Canadian VHS release of The Others, and some films on airplanes, like Primeval (2007), The Muppets, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Scare Factor: Same as the last modified screen.