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1993-1995 Variant

1995-1996 Variant

CIC Video Variant

Bumper: On a black background, we see the closed captioning logo (with a rounded TV screen in it) to the right side, with a star on the top right and the word "SM" below next to the arrow pointing to the left side. The words read:

This video is
closed captioned.
The video's dialogue
will be displayed as
words on your TV

screen when you have a
VideoCaption reader connected to

your TV and video recorder.

This text fades to:

For information about the
VideoCaption Reader
contact ...

...which itself fades to the closed caption symbol, and below it:

National Captioning Institute,
Thurston House,
80 Lincoln Road,
Peterborough, PE1 2SN
Tel: 0733 891391,
Minicom: 0733 890468.


  • On certain CIC Video tapes, the background is a blue gradient and the text is white.
  • In 1995, the font on the third screen was changed to Futura and the telephone and Minicom numbers were altered.

FX/SFX: The fade in from one screen to another.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on various VHS tapes:

  • Buena Vista/Walt Disney: California Man (titled Encino Man in America), Captain Ron, 3 Ninjas, Peter Pan, The Three Caballeros, The Sword in the Stone (1993 Re-Release), Basil the Great Mouse Detective (1993 Re-Release), Dumbo (1993 Re-Release), Peter and the Wolf, The Wind in the Willows (1993 Re-Release), Mickey and the Beanstalk (1993 Re-Release), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1993 Re-Release), The Little Mermaid: Stormy the Wild Seahorse, The Little Mermaid: Double Bubble, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Kidnapped (1993 Re-Release), Old Yeller (1993 Re-Release), The Story of Robin Hood (1993 Re-Release), Swiss Family Robinson (1993 Re-Release), Treasure Island (1993 Re-Release), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1993 Re-Release), Sing-Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs (1993 Re-Release), Sing Along Songs: Heigh Ho (1994 Re-Release), Sing Along Songs: Friend Like Me, The Little Mermaid: In Harmony, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Gift, Bambi, Darkwing Duck: Volume 2 - Justice Ducks Unite, DuckTales: Runaway Robots, Robin Hood, Treasure Island (1994 Re-Release), Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier, The Sword and the Rose, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Aladdin, Money For Nothing, Disney's Cartoon Classics: Celebrate with Mickey, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Born Yesterday, The Mighty Ducks Are the Champions (titled The Mighty Ducks in America), Hocus Pocus, Mary Poppins, Mickey's Christmas Carol, A Walt Disney Christmas, It's the Muppets!: More Muppets Please, It's the Muppets!: Meets the Muppets, Muppet Sing-Alongs: Billy Bunny's Animal Songs, White Fang, The Return of Jafar, Winnie the Pooh: Detective Tigger, Winnie the Pooh: Pooh Party, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1995 Re-Release), Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1995 Re-Release), Winnie the Pooh and A Day for Eeyore (1995 Re-Release), Sing Along Songs: Heigh Ho (1995 Re-Release), Sing Along Songs: Circle of Life, Sing Along Songs: 101 Notes of Fun, Aladdin Arabian Adventure: Aladdin to the Rescue, Aladdin Arabian Adventure: Genie in a Jar, Aladdin Arabian Adventure: Treasures of Doom, The Aristocats, Basil the Great Mouse Detective, The Sword in the Stone (1995 Re-Release), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1995 Re-Release), The Little Mermaid: Ariel the Ballerina, The Little Mermaid: Saltwater Sisters, Pinocchio, Winnie the Pooh: Sharing and Caring, Winnie the Pooh: Helping Others, The Lion King, The Fox and the Hound, The Three Musketeers, Herbie Goes Bananas, Herbie Rides Again, The Love Bug, Cool Runnings, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Lightning Jack, Little Buddha, Blank Cheque (titled Blank Check in America), The Adventures of Huck Finn, Muppet Sing-Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green, Pulp Fiction, Sing Along Songs: Colours of the Wind, Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (1995 Re-Release), Jiminy Cricket's Christmas, Mickey's Christmas Carol (1995 Re-Release), Alice in Wonderland (1951, 1995 Re-Release), The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book (Live Action), Winnie the Pooh: Making Friends, Sing Along Songs: Camping at Walt Disney World, White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf, Iron Will, It's Roger Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Pocahontas, Dumbo (1996 Re-Release), Mary Poppins (1996 Re-Release), Disney's Storybook Favourites: The Prince and the Pauper, Disney's Storybook Favourites: The Wind in the Willows, Disney's Storybook Favourites: The Three Little Pigs, Disney's Storybook Favourites: The Tortoise and the Hare, Gordy, Around the World with Timon and Pumbaa, Spider-Man: Trio of Destruction, Princess Collection: Jasmine - Jasmine's Wish, Princess Collection: Jasmine - The Greatest Treasure, Princess Collection: Ariel - Giggles, Princess Collection: Ariel - Wish Upon a Starfish, Sing Along Songs From The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Winnie the Pooh: Fun 'n' Games, 101 Dalmatians (1961), Toy Story, Muppet Treasure Island, Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco, The Santa Clause, The Big Green
  • Warner Home Video: Rover Dangerfield, Batman Forever, Thumbelina, The Specialist, Lethal Weapon Double Feature, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Black Beauty (1994), Dave, Demolition Man, Dennis, Fatal Instinct, Free Willy, The Fugitive, Maverick, The New Age, On Deadly Ground, Passenger 57, The Pelican Brief, Richie Rich, Rob Roy, Singles, Tank Girl, Trial by Jury, True Romance, Under Siege, Unforgiven, Wyatt Earp.
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video: Jumanji, First Knight, The Net, Legends of the Fall, The Madness of King George, Little Women
  • Fox Video: Miracle on 34th Street, Alien 3, The Sandlot Kids, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Toys, Mrs Doubtfire, Speed, White Men Can't Jump
  • BBC Video: The Animals of Farthing Wood: The Journey Begins, The Animals of Farthing Wood: From Copse to Quarry, The Animals of Farthing Wood: On To White Deer Park, The Very Best of Postman Pat (1993 Re-release), The Very Best of Only Fools and Horses: Danger UXD, Tales of the Toothfairies: Mission Toothbrush, Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers, Fawlty Towers: The Germans (1994 Re-release), Fawlty Towers: The Psychiatrist (1994 Re-release), Fawlty Towers: The Kipper and the Corpse (1994 Re-release), Fawlty Towers: Basil the Rat (1994 Re-release), The Animals of Farthing Wood: The Challenge of Winter, The Animals of Farthing Wood: Friends and Enemies, The Animals of Farthing Wood: New Beginnings, Absolutely Fabulous: Hospital, Absolutely Fabulous: New Best Friend, Blackadder II: Bells, Blackadder II: Money, A Year in Provence
  • CIC Video: Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Out of Africa, Boomerang, Beethoven, Beethoven's 2nd.


1995-2000 Variant

VCI Variant

1998-2000 Alternative Variant

2000-2003 Variant

2003-2006 Variant

2004-2006 Variant

Bumper: On a black background, we see the same closed captioning logo from before (but it has the word "SM" smaller and in Times New Roman, it has the TV Screen inside, the arrow underneath pointing to the right side, intended to be a chat balloon and the star on the top right of the logo is smaller) on the left side of the screen. The words read:

This video has
hidden subtitles called
The dialogue will be
displayed on your TV
screen when you have
a small decoder connected to your
TV and video recorder.

This fades to:

For more information about the

Which itself fades to the European Captioning Institute logo (a white "e", a painted blue "c", and closed captioning logo replacing the dot on the white "i" at the top), and below it:

European Captioning Institute,
17-19 Foley Street
London W1P 7LH
Tel: 020 7323 4657
Fax: 020 7323 4658


  • From 1995-2000, the ECI text reads:

European Captioning Institute
Thurston House
80 Lincoln Road
Peterborough PE1 2SN
Tel: 01733 891391
Fax/Text: 01733 890 468
Compuserve: 10135, 3614

  • On some early releases, the text in all three screens is set to the Helvetica Thin font.
  • On some 1998-2000 releases, the first screen has "SM" on the NCI logo further down, the TV is altered, and the star is slightly bigger. On the third screen, the "c" is black with a white outline and the text below reads:

European Captioning Institute
Thurston House
80 Lincoln Road
Peterborough PE1 2SN
Tel: 01733 891 391
Fax/Text: 01733 890 468

  • In 2003, the text below the ECI logo is altered yet again, this time to:

European Captioning Institute
The Media Center
3 - 8 Carburton Street
London W1W 5AJ
Tel: 020 7323 4657

  • On 2004-06 releases, primarily from VCI and 2|Entertain, such as Thomas and Friends: Calling All Engines, the text below the ECI logo is changed once more, this time to:

European Captioning Institute
1st Floor
Holborn Towers
137 - 144 High Holborn
London WC1V 6PL
Tel: 0207 430 5800

FX/SFX: Same as above.

Music/Sounds: None. However, on a 1997 UK VHS of Jumanji, as well as the Cinema Club release of the title, that film's opening score plays over all three screens, plastering the 1993 TriStar Pictures logo.

Availability: Seen on various VHS tapes, mainly from Disney and Warner Home Video. It can also be seen on BBC Video releases from 1995.

Examples of tapes with the standard variant:

  • BBC Video: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (1995 Re-Release), Pride and Prejudice (1995), Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave, The Best of the Mrs. Merton Show: Series 1, Noddy the Magician, Coogan's Run: The First Lap, Allo Allo: The Duel, The Mill on the Floss, Only Fools and Horses: Strained Relations, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin: Series 1, Hancock's Half Hour: The Cruise, Life in the Freezer, Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out, Doctor Who: The Green Death, Ballykissangel: Welcome to Ballykissangel, Only Fools and Horses: A Royal Flush, Only Fools and Horses: Heroes and Villains
  • Buena Vista/Disney: The Sword in the Stone, Jiminy Cricket's Christmas, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dumbo, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, 101 Dalmatians (Live Action), Oliver and Company, Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure, Sing Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs and The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Hercules, Mulan, A Bug's Life, Tarzan, Toy Story 2, The Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Monsters, Inc., Lilo and Stitch, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles
  • Warner Home Video: Analyze This, Bio-Dome, Blade Squad, Fled, Friends videos, Hackers, Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Iron Giant, Joe's Apartment, Lord of Illusions, Mars Attacks!, Napoleon (1995), Ocean's Eleven, Scooby-Doo: The Movie, See Spot Run, Shiloh, Space Jam, Sunchaser, What Women Want, Wild Wild West, Ocean's Twelve, The Matrix, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, The Little Polar Bear
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment: Romeo + Juliet
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video/Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: Jumanji, Men in Black, Matilda, Godzilla, The Mask of Zorro, Never Talk to Strangers, Jerry Maguire, Fly Away Home
  • Video Collection International: Spaced videos, Father Ted videos, East is East, Dogma, The Hubie Film, Thomas & Friends videos, Fifi and the Flowertots: Fifi's Talent Show
  • Filmfour: She's All That, K-Pax
  • 2|Entertain: Thomas & Friends: Calling All Engines, Fifi and the Flowertots: FIfi's In Charge
  • Cinema Club: Martha, Meet Frank Daniel & Laurence, Godzilla, Remember Eternity, Down to You, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Jumanji, Bad Boys, Murder on the Orient Express (1974, 1999 Re-release)

Examples of tapes with the alternate 1998-2000 variant:

  • BBC Video: Only Fools and Horses - Rodney Come Home, Doctor Who: Horror in Fang Rock, Only Fools and Horses: Fatal Extraction, Only Fools and Horses: Mother Nature's Son, The History of Tom Jones A Foundling
  • Warner Home Video: Friends videos, Fairytale: A True Story, The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot, Lethal Weapon 4, Jack Frost, Dennis Strikes Again!, A Little Princess (1998 Re-release), Free Willy 3: The Rescue, Black Beauty (1998 Re-release), Shiloh, The Negotiator, Practical Magic
  • MGM/UA Home Video: Tomorrow Never Dies, Joey, Red Corner
  • PolyGram Video: Bean
  • Cinema Club: The Railway Children (1970, 1999 Re-release)