If anyone is interested, I worked up another very simple animation this morning, this time of the old Walt Disney logo. This is the one before they went all 3D and fancy (ie: on their Pixar movies).
This one has 100% customizable text again so it's easy to make it your own. I've included 2 screenshots that show my version of the "original" logo as well as an example of a customized logo. Before anyone asks, yes the castle is hand draw, and no the font is not. I simply searched Google for a Disney font, downloaded a true type, and loaded it into Blender. It really couldn't have been any easier.
As far as the animation goes, I've finished the castle appearing from top to bottom, the bright halo in which the words "Walt Disney" appear, and the appearance of the word "pictures". The only thing left to do is Tinkerbell flying in an arc above the castle, so once I get that done I'll upload a .blend file. There's some tweaks I'd like to add, such as the "haze" effect as the castle appears, and my halos are notorious for needing work, but for ~2 hours effort it works well enough.