A team received the first name “Mighty Ducks of Anaheim” in honor of young hockey players from Minnesota, the heroes of the famous film. The movie was released in 1992, and immediately became a hit and led to a unique event in the history of sports. Thanks to the comedy the new club joined the National Hockey League. Inspired by the success of the film, the director of the Walt Disney Corporation Michael Eisner, a big fan of hockey and a father of two sons who played in children’s teams, acquired the rights to create a real NHL club in 1993.
“To begin with, we had to decide on the shape and colors,” recalls general manager Jack Ferreira. “We sat in the Walt Disney’s office and examined various sketches. The sweaters were supposed to be green-gold. It seemed to me that it looked too brilliant and pretentious, like a circus on the ice. In the end, we agreed on a more modest variant.” The main colors were violet, jade, silver, and white.
Anaheim Ducks (Mighty Ducks) logo history
The Anaheim Ducks logo was used in a Disney movie «D2: The Mighty Ducks». A goalkeeper mask in the form of a duck beak, created for the famous Disney character of the Donald Duckling, ensured the team’s popularity outside of North America. The duckling on the logo was supposed to draw the attention of small fans, who will surely bring their parents to hockey. As a result, at the beginning, the half of the spectators in the arena were children under 13 years old.
In 2005, the club changed its owner, who redesigned the logo of the mighty ducks, and the form lost its cartoonishness. In the modern Anaheim Ducks logo, not everyone understands that this is the footprint of a webbed duck foot, which eventually forms the letter D meaning Ducks. And the general image of the logo mighty ducks emblem gives the impulse of movement, expresses excitement, speed, and competitiveness.
Although the color range of the Anaheim Ducks logo is considered to be calm, the rich gold adds the team’s aspiration to get only the highest steps on the pedestal.
Anaheim Ducks logo colors
Hex Color: #F95602;
Hex Color: #B5985A;
Hex Color: #A4A9AD;
Hex Color: #111111;