Nicknames: "CGI Disc Mountain", "Modern Mountain of Doom", "Dark Mountain of Steel", "Dark Perumount"
Logo: It starts off with the 2002 Paramount logo animation with the stars flying through the clouds, the zoom out of the "Paramount" script, and the stars coming in and circling around the mountain. When we are at a comfortable distance, a DVD disc flies in from the bottom, glides and settles behind the summit and the Paramount script. Then, a bright flash underneath the peak brings forth "DVD" with a line below it, and the Viacom byline (in the same font as the 1990 Viacom logo) below the line. The background fades to black, and a white laser scans the disc in a downward motion, turning the entire DVD Paramountain silver. The finished product almost resembles the Paramount DVD print logo.
Trivia: This logo appears on the original Walt Disney Home Entertainment DVD releases of The Avengers and Iron Man 3, alongside the Marvel logo. This is because The Walt Disney Company (owner of the films' production company Marvel Studios) and Viacom came to an agreement for the films' distribution to transferred from Paramount Pictures to Walt Disney Pictures, but Paramount still had two films left in their six-movie contract with Marvel. So, Paramount's logo would appear on the films and promotional material.
Variant: At the end of the logo, a menu would appear with two selections which are "PREVIEWS" and "MAIN MENU", both of which would take you to exactly what it said on the tin when selected. When either one was selected, the Paramount logo fades out, with the selections disappearing a few seconds afterward. This was seen on some early DVD releases with this logo, such as The Italian Job (2003 Mark Wahlberg version), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Rugrats Go Wild!, and was abandoned after the 2004 release of All Grown Up: Lucky 13.
FX/SFX: The DVD disc gliding on the 2002 Paramount Pictures logo animation.
Cheesy Factor: The animation of the DVD flying is somewhat rough and basic. Also, while both the film animation still looks great today and the disc flying is pretty good, the logo design itself is very dated because it continues to be used after Paramount debuted a new logo in 2011, as well as the fact that the "Wigga Wigga" Viacom byline is still being used, even after the movie logo switched to the new Viacom byline in 2010.
Music/Sounds: Some whooshing sounds, culminating in a synthesized explosion effect with a thunderclap. As the white laser scans down, a humming sound can be heard.
Music/Sounds Variant: On the post-menu-selection variation, a soft "bong" is heard as the logo fades out, followed by a whirling sound when the selections disappear.
Availability: Current and very common. It's seen on many post-2003 DVD releases released by the company, starting with the 2003 DVD release of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (even though the print logo on the cover has "90th Anniversary" tacked on to it). This logo was seen on DVD releases of Paramount Television-owned series from 2003 to 2006 (when the rights went to CBS Home Entertainment after Viacom and CBS Corporation became separate companies), such as the 2004 releases of season 1 of Happy Days, and season 1 of The Andy Griffith Show and the 2005 release of season 2 of the latter. After 2004 on Nickelodeon TV shows on DVD, this logo doesn't show up. Some DVD releases have "90th Anniversary" added on to this logo's print version, they just contain the normal logo. Examples of this are the 2002 DVD releases of SpongeBob SquarePants: Sea Stories, Flashdance, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Black Sheep, Vanilla Sky, and Trading Places. This logo is still being used, as seen on the 2015 releases of Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown, Project Almanac, Boyhood, and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, The Gambler (Mark Wahlberg version), and Interstellar, even though Paramount Pictures debuted a new logo in 2011.
Scare Factor: Low to high. The DVD flying in and the sudden flash and thunderclap and change to black may be surprising, especially if you are used to the film counterpart and see this. But the scare factor is lower for those that are used to seeing it. The sound effects on the menu variant may catch some first time viewers off-guard.