Founded in 1978 as WCI Home Video (WCI stands for Warner Communications, Inc.), this was their first logo ever seen on Betamax tapes, VHS tapes and laserdiscs, first unveiled in 1980. The name "Warner Home Video" was adopted a year later, in 1981.

Logos

1978-1986

Compared to the Neon Mickey logos from Walt Disney Home Video, this is nothing. It has no music at all, so viewers shouldn't be afraid of seeing this.

This logo is not an easy find; however, you might still find it on some (not all) Warner Bros. films on VHS from the early to mid 1980s.

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1985-1997

Late in 1985, Warner Home Video began using the WB Shield as their primary logo for VHS and Laserdisc releases of their films. Four variants of the logo were made. The 1985 version had the byline reading, "A Subsidiary of Warner Bros. Inc., A Warner Communications Company", the 1990 version had the byline reading, "A Subsidiary of Warner Bros. Inc., A Time Warner Company", and the 1993 version had the byline reading, "A Time Warner Entertainment Company". International tapes, as well as some tapes manufactured in the U.S., did not have any bylines whatsoever although some international tapes from 1991 to 1993 used the Time Warner byline and the Time Warner Entertainment byline from 1993 to 1997.

This logo can easily be found in used video stores, mostly the 1993 byline. It appears on many VHS releases of Warner Bros. films released in 1996 and earlier, such as The Goonies.

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1996-March 14, 2017

This was the Warner Home Video logo that was then rebranded in March 14, 2017 as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It appears on all the Harry Potter DVDs, and on all VHS, DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of films and television shows distributed by Warner Bros., ever since the DVD format was even invented in America. The music would sound a little different if presented with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.

DVD and VHS releases from 2002 to 2004 contain the byline "An AOL Time Warner Company", like the original 2003 DVD of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. However, the only DVD to feature the open matte version of the byline is on the Warner DVD release of LeapFrog: Math Circus.

Trailers of Warner Bros. films began appearing on DVDs in mid-2004.

Logos

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Warning screen (North America)

You'll only see this warning screen if the disc is inserted in a Region 1 DVD player or DVD-ROM drive. This warning screen was seen on all VHS prints of Warner Bros. films in the United States of America from 1985 to 2004, and can also be seen on Kidsongs and Thomas & Friends videos since they first even existed.

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Warning screens (Japan)

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Warning screens (East and Southeast Asia)

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Warning screens (Central and South America)

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Although Warner Home Video does not usually have "wrong region" screens for preventing multi-region DVD players from playing Region 1 discs, some of their DVDs may be RCE protected, such as Disc 1 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  

March 14, 2017-Present

This is the current Warner Bros. Home Entertainment logo that will be on future DVD and Blu-ray releases by the company.

Logos

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Notable releases

Title Format Release date
The Goonies VHS March 4, 1986
The Goonies (re-release) VHS August 24, 1999
The Goonies DVD August 21, 2001
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone DVD/VHS May 28, 2002
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets DVD/VHS April 11, 2003
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD/VHS November 23, 2004
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD March 7, 2006
Happy Feet DVD/Blu-ray March 27, 2007
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Blu-ray December 11, 2007
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Blu-ray December 11, 2007
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Blu-ray December 11, 2007
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Blu-ray December 11, 2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD/Blu-ray December 11, 2007
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Ultimate Edition DVD/Blu-ray December 8, 2009
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Ultimate Edition DVD/Blu-ray December 8, 2009
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD/Blu-ray December 8, 2009
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Ultimate Edition DVD/Blu-ray October 19, 2010
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Ultimate Edition DVD/Blu-ray October 19, 2010
The Goonies: 25th Anniversary Edition DVD/Blu-ray November 2, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 DVD/Blu-ray April 15, 2011
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Ultimate Edition DVD/Blu-ray June 14, 2011
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Ultimate Edition DVD/Blu-ray June 14, 2011
The Goonies Blu-ray October 18, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 DVD/Blu-ray November 11, 2011
Happy Feet Two DVD/Blu-ray March 13, 2012
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Ultimate Edition DVD/Blu-ray November 13, 2012
The Lego Movie DVD/Blu-ray June 17, 2014
Storks DVD/Blu-ray December 20, 2016
The Lego Batman Movie DVD/Blu-ray May 19, 2017
The Lego Ninjago Movie DVD/Blu-ray December 19, 2017
Smallfoot DVD/Blu-ray December 11, 2018
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part DVD/Blu-ray May 7, 2019

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