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THX Ltd. is an American-based company headquartered in San Rafael, California. THX stands for Tomlinson Holman Experiment. Its name comes from the 1971 George Lucas film THX 1138. The company's purpose is to create "high fidelity" audio for surround sound theaters and other uses. In 2016, the company was acquired by Singaporean consumer technology company Razer Inc. THX was formerly a subsidiary of Creative Technology Limited (2002-2016), and originally Lucasfilm (1983-2002).

THX's services were often used in The Walt Disney Company, Pixar, 20th Century Studios and Buena Vista Releasing feature-length films, typically for home media use until the late 2000s. When it came to Pixar feature-length films, it was typically for theatrical and home video use.

In 1996, the company debuted a robot mascot named Tex.

History of logos

  • 1983: Wings
  • 1984: Broadway
  • 1988: Cimarron
  • 1993: Grand
  • 1996: Tex
  • 1997: Tex 2: Moo Can
  • 1999: Broadway 2000
  • 2000: Terminator 2
  • 2001: Cavalcade
  • 2003: Shrek
  • 2003: Bounty
  • 2005: Soul Calibur 3
  • 2005: The Science of Sensation
  • 2006: Ziegfeld
  • 2006: Tex 3: Action
  • 2007: Amazing Life
  • 2008: Horton
  • 2010: Broadway 3D
  • 2012: Musical Wisps
  • 2015: Eclipse
  • 2015: Sphere
  • 2019: Genesis
  • 2020: Tex VS The Robot

Audio

Home media releases Digitally Mastered (Mastered and Duplicated) by THX for optimal video and audio performance

US/Canada

VHS

Film Released Trailer
Aladdin THX Certified Print Logo.png October 5, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire THX Certified Print Logo.png January 29, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Bambi THX Certified Print Logo.png February 4, 1997 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Bambi THX Certified Print Logo.png March 1, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Beauty and the Beast THX Certified Print Logo.png October 8, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Brother Bear THX Certified Print Logo.png March 30, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
A Bug's Life THX Certified Print Logo.png April 20, 1999 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
A Bug's Life THX Certified Print Logo.png August 1, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Country Bears THX Certified Print Logo.png December 17, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Dinosaur THX Certified Print Logo.png January 30, 2001 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Emperor's New Groove THX Certified Print Logo.png May 1, 2001 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Fantasia 2000 THX Certified Print Logo.png November 14, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Finding Nemo THX Certified Print Logo.png November 4, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Freaky Friday THX Certified Print Logo.png December 16, 2003 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Fun and Fancy Tree THX Certified Print Logo.png July 15, 1997 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Jungle Book THX Certified Print Logo.png October 14, 1997 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Lady and the Tramp THX Certified Print Logo.png September 15, 1998 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Lilo & Stitch THX Certified Print Logo.png December 3, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Lion King THX Certified Print Logo.png October 7, 2003 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Lion King 1½ THX Certified Print Logo.png February 10, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride THX Certified Print Logo.png August 31, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Little Mermaid March 31, 1998 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh THX Certified Print Logo.png May 7, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Mary Poppins THX Certified Print Logo.png August 26, 1997 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Mary Poppins THX Certified Print Logo.png March 9, 1999 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Melody Time THX Certified Print Logo.png June 2, 1998 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Monsters, Inc. THX Certified Print Logo.png September 17, 2002 Tex 2: Moo Can
Old Yeller THX Certified Print Logo.png October 7, 1997 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Old Yeller THX Certified Print Logo.png May 7, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
One Hundred and One Dalmatians THX Certified Print Logo.png March 9, 1999 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Peter Pan THX Certified Print Logo.png March 3, 1998 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Pinocchio THX Certified Print Logo.png October 26, 1999 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Pinocchio THX Certified Print Logo.png March 7, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Princess Diaries THX Certified Print Logo.png December 18, 2001 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Sleeping Beauty THX Certified Print Logo.png September 16, 1997 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Sleeping Beauty THX Certified Print Logo.png September 9, 2003 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs THX Certified Print Logo.png November 27, 2001 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Tarzan THX Certified Print Logo.png February 1, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Toy Story THX Certified Print Logo.png January 11, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Toy Story 2 THX Certified Print Logo.png October 17, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Treasure Planet THX Certified Print Logo.png April 29, 2003 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Laserdisc

Film Released Trailer Notes
The Three Musketeers May 11, 1994 Broadway The first Disney/Touchstone THX-certified release.
Aladdin September 21, 1994 Broadway This includes both the CAV set and the CLV edition.
The Lion King September 20, 1995 Broadway This is the CAV set. AC-3 track has the D Deep Note.
Tron November 22, 1995 Broadway Exclusive Archive Collection CAV release.
Best of Roger Rabbit February 28, 1996 Broadway
Pocahontas November 6, 1996 Broadway
Toy Story October 30, 1996 Broadway
Toy Story December 18, 1996 Tex Collector's set only (US/JP). Only LaserDisc to have the Tex trailer.
Good Morning Vietnam January 22, 1997 Broadway
Dead Poets Society January 22, 1997 Broadway
Ransom May 28, 1997 Broadway
James and the Giant Peach August 13, 1997 Broadway
The Hunchback of Notre Dame September 3, 1997 Broadway
Phenomenon September 24, 1997 Broadway
101 Dalmatians (1996) October 29, 1997 Broadway
Old Yeller: 40th Anniversary Edition November 5, 1997 Broadway
Sleeping Beauty November 5, 1997 Broadway
Con Air December 24, 1997 Broadway AC-3 Track has C# Deep Note.
Fun And Fancy Free June 17, 1998 Broadway
The Little Mermaid November 3, 1998 Broadway

DVD

Film Released Trailer
102 Dalmatians THX Certified Print Logo.png March 3, 2001 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea THX Certified Print Logo.png May 20, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Aladdin THX Certified Print Logo.png October 5, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Alice in Wonderland THX Certified Print Logo.png January 27, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Apple Dumpling Gang THX Certified Print Logo.png September 2, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire THX Certified Print Logo.png January 29, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Bambi THX Certified Print Logo.png March 1, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Beauty and the Beast THX Certified Print Logo.png October 8, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Brother Bear THX Certified Print Logo.png March 30, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered) (Disc 1)/(Disc 2)
A Bug's Life THX Certified Print Logo.png May 27, 2003 Tex
Cars THX Certified Print Logo.png November 11, 2006 Tex
Cars THX Certified Print Logo.png April 12, 2011 Tex
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen THX Certified Print Logo.png July 20, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Country Bears THX Certified Print Logo.png December 17, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Dinosaur THX Certified Print Logo.png January 30, 2001 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Emperor's New Groove THX Certified Print Logo.png May 1, 2001 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Escape to Witch Mountain THX Certified Print Logo.png September 2, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Fantasia THX Certified Print Logo.png November 14, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Fantasia 2000 THX Certified Print Logo.png November 14, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Finding Nemo THX Certified Print Logo.png November 4, 2003 Tex 2: Moo-Can (Disc 1)
Tex Extended (Disc 2)
Freaky Friday THX Certified Print Logo.png December 16, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Ghosts of the Abyss THX Certified Print Logo.png April 27, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Haunted Mansion THX Certified Print Logo.png April 20, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Hercules THX Certified Print Logo.png November 9, 1999 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Hercules THX Certified Print Logo.png August 1, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Holes THX Certified Print Logo.png September 23, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Home on the Range THX Certified Print Logo.png September 14, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Incredibles THX Certified Print Logo.png March 15, 2005 Cavalcade
Inspector Gadget 2 THX Certified Print Logo.png March 11, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Lilo & Stitch THX Certified Print Logo.png December 3, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Lion King THX Certified Print Logo.png October 7, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Lion King 1½ THX Certified Print Logo.png February 10, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride THX Certified Print Logo.png November 23, 1999 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride THX Certified Print Logo.png August 31, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Love Bug THX Certified Print Logo.png May 20, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh THX Certified Print Logo.png May 7, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Mary Poppins THX Certified Print Logo.png December 14, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Max Keeble's Big Move THX Certified Print Logo.png June 18, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Miracle THX Certified Print Logo.png May 18, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Monsters, Inc. THX Certified Print Logo.png September 17, 2002 Tex 2: Moo Can
Mulan THX Certified Print Logo.png November 9, 1999 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Mulan THX Certified Print Logo.png February 1, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Mulan THX Certified Print Logo.png October 26, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind THX Certified Print Logo.png February 22, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Old Yeller THX Certified Print Logo.png May 7, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) THX Certified Print Logo.png November 9, 1999 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Parent Trap THX Certified Print Logo.png May 7, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Pinocchio THX Certified Print Logo.png October 26, 1999 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Pinocchio THX Certified Print Logo.png March 7, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl THX Certified Print Logo.png December 2, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Pocahontas THX Certified Print Logo.png May 3, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Pollyanna THX Certified Print Logo.png May 7, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Porco Rosso THX Certified Print Logo.png February 22, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Princess Diaries THX Certified Print Logo.png December 18, 2001 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Princess Diaries THX Certified Print Logo.png August 3, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Remember the Titans THX Certified Print Logo.png March 20, 2001 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Return from Witch Mountain THX Certified Print Logo.png September 2, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Santa Clause THX Certified Print Logo.png October 29, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Santa Clause 2 THX Certified Print Logo.png November 18, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Sleeping Beauty THX Certified Print Logo.png September 9, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs THX Certified Print Logo.png October 9, 2001 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Swiss Family Robinson THX Certified Print Logo.png May 7, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Tarzan THX Certified Print Logo.png February 1, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Tarzan THX Certified Print Logo.png April 18, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Toy Story THX Certified Print Logo.png October 17, 2000 Tex
Toy Story (The Ultimate Toy Box) THX Certified Print Logo.png October 17, 2000 Tex
Toy Story THX Certified Print Logo.png March 20, 2001 Tex
Toy Story (10th Anniversary Edition) THX Certified Print Logo.png September 6, 2005 Tex 2: Moo-Can
Toy Story 2 THX Certified Print Logo.png October 17, 2000 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Toy Story 2 (The Ultimate Toy Box) THX Certified Print Logo.png October 17, 2000 Tex 2: Moo Can
Toy Story 2 THX Certified Print Logo.png March 20, 2001 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
Toy Story 2 (Special/Woody's Roundup Edition) THX Certified Print Logo.png December 26, 2005 Tex
Treasure Planet THX Certified Print Logo.png April 29, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Tron THX Certified Print Logo.png January 15, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Young Black Stallion THX Certified Print Logo.png December 21, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)

United Kingdom

DVD

Film Released Trailer
Aladdin THX Certified Print Logo.png October 4, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire THX Certified Print Logo.png March 4, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Bambi THX DVD Variant.png February 14, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Beauty and the Beast THX Certified Print Logo.png November 4, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Brother Bear THX Certified Print Logo.png May 10, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
A Bug's Life THX Certified Print Logo.png September 9, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Cars THX Certified Print Logo.png November 27, 2006 Tex
Finding Nemo THX Certified Print Logo.png February 27, 2004 Tex 2: Moo Can
The Incredibles THX Certified Print Logo.png March 14, 2005 Cavalcade
The Jungle Book 2 THX Certified Print Logo.png September 8, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Lilo & Stitch THX Certified Print Logo.png March 17, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Lilo & Stitch THX Certified Print Logo.png August 22, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Lion King THX Certified Print Logo.png October 20, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Mary Poppins THX Certified Print Logo.png March 7, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Monsters, Inc. THX Certified Print Logo.png September 9, 2002 Tex 2: Moo Can
Monsters, Inc. (Collector's Edition) THX Certified Print Logo.png September 9, 2002 Tex 2: Moo Can
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl THX Certified Print Logo.png December 1, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Return to Never Land THX Certified Print Logo.png August 19, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Sleeping Beauty THX Certified Print Logo.png January 13, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Tarzan THX Certified Print Logo.png May 9, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Toy Story THX Certified Print Logo.png November 28, 2005 Tex
Toy Story 2 THX Certified Print Logo.png November 28, 2005 Tex 2: Moo Can
Treasure Planet THX Certified Print Logo.png July 7, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)

Australia

DVD

Here is a playlist of all the Disney releases from Australia. And in the table below, you can have a look at the openings individually instead of the playlist.

Film Released Trailer
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure THX Certified Print Logo.png November 12, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Aladdin THX Digitally Mastered 1995 Print Logo.png October 13, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire THX Certified Print Logo.png February 20, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Bambi THX DVD Variant.png March 2, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Beauty and the Beast THX Certified Print Logo.png October 23, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Brother Bear THX DVD Variant.png June 30, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
A Bug's Life THX Certified Print Logo.png March 19, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Cars THX DVD Variant.png October 25, 2006 Tex
Finding Nemo THX Certified Print Logo.png January 16, 2004 Tex 2: Moo Can
The Incredibles THX DVD Variant.png April 6, 2005 Cavalcade
The Jungle Book 2 THX Certified Print Logo.png September 17, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Lilo & Stitch THX Digitally Mastered 1995 Print Logo.png November 10, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Lion King THX Digitally Mastered 1995 Print Logo.png February 25, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Monsters, Inc. THX Certified Print Logo.png September 30, 2002 Tex 2: Moo Can
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl THX Digitally Mastered 1995 Print Logo.png March 17, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Sleeping Beauty THX Certified Print Logo.png August 18, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Tarzan THX DVD Variant.png June 29, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Toy Story THX DVD Variant.png November 28, 2005 Tex
Toy Story 2 THX DVD Variant.png November 28, 2005 Tex 2: Moo Can

France

DVD

Film Released Trailer
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure THX DVD Variant.png November 6, 2002 None
Aladdin THX DVD Variant.png October 6, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Alice in Wonderland THX DVD Variant.png April 6, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire THX Logo.png May 15, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Bambi THX DVD Variant.png February 18, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Brother Bear THX DVD Variant.png December 16, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
A Bug's Life THX Logo.png November 26, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Cars THX DVD Variant.png June 6, 2007 Tex
Cinderella THX DVD Variant.png October 26, 2005 Science of Sensation
Finding Nemo THX DVD Variant.png May 12, 2004 Tex 2: Moo Can
The Great Mouse Detective THX DVD Variant.png November 26, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Hercules THX Logo.png October 15, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Incredibles THX DVD Variant.png May 24, 2005 Cavalcade
James and the Giant Peach THX DVD Variant.png November 26, 2002 Broadway (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
The Jungle Book 2 THX DVD Variant.png March 1, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Lilo & Stitch THX DVD Variant.png January 29, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Lilo & Stitch THX DVD Variant.png December 16, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Lion King THX Logo.png October 15, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Mary Poppins THX Logo.png October 15, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Mary Poppins THX DVD Variant.png December 16, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Monsters, Inc. THX Logo.png September 20, 2002 Tex 2: Moo Can
Mulan THX DVD Variant.png November 5, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Pinocchio THX DVD Variant.png April 4, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl THX DVD Variant.png February 20, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Pocahontas THX DVD Variant.png December 16, 2004 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Rescuers THX Logo.png October 15, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Rescuers Down Under THX DVD Variant.png November 26, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Return to Never Land THX DVD Variant.png March 26, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Sleeping Beauty THX Logo.png April 23, 2002 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
The Sword in the Stone THX Logo.png April 24, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Tarzan THX DVD Variant.png April 6, 2005 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)
Toy Story THX DVD Variant.png December 7, 2005 Tex
Toy Story 2 THX DVD Variant.png December 7, 2005 Tex 2: Moo Can
Treasure Planet THX Logo.png May 7, 2003 Broadway (Digitally Mastered)

Trivia

  • The logo has been known to frighten younger viewers mainly with its audio trademark, the Deep Note.
  • In the Bill Nye the Science Guy episode "Sound", the logo was parodied as "SOUND: THE AUDIENCE IS LISTENING". Also, an orchestra can be heard tuning up.
  • An episode of The Simpsons parodied the logo in "Burns' Heir". As the Deep Note plays the audience is rumbled, Hans Moleman's glasses and a man's teeth shatter, and the exit sign and some heads blow up. The logo displays itself followed by applause. Afterward, Grampa Simpson shouts "Turn it up! Turn it up!"
  • The 2003 DVD of Finding Nemo contains two separate THX logos. The first disc includes Tex 2: Moo Can and the second disc includes the extended version of the 1996 Tex trailer.
  • A Pixar version of THX Optimizer appears on Pixar DVDs & Blu-rays after 2007 (seen here)

Gallery

Logos

Optimode (2000)

Optimizer (2001)

Optimizer (2006)

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