Fox Kids Worldwide

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
AsdfTheRevival, Eric S., Sega3dmm, Shadeed A. Kelly and V of Doom

Editions by
Shadeed A. Kelly, Mr. Logo Lord, V of Doom, edunk5, Edc4 and Michael Kenchington

Background

Fox Kids Worldwide was originally formed in 1990 as Fox Children's Productions, serving as the production unit of the then-newly-launched Fox Kids block, and a joint venture between owner News Corporation and its affiliates. In 1996, the company became a joint venture with longtime partner Saban Entertainment and was renamed to Fox Kids Worldwide. The next year, the company purchased The Family Channel and its parent company, International Family Entertainment, and turned it into Fox Family, forming Fox Family Worldwide; however, Fox Kids Worldwide continued to be operated as an in-name-only unit for distribution of worldwide shows as well as producing programs. In 2001, due to the network not performing well, Fox Family and Saban were sold to Disney; this left Fox Kids, now back in News Corporation's hands, without a big portion of their programming. With this, plus them struggling with the changing scene of children's television with other Saturday blocks and cable channels outranking them in the ratings, and affiliates wanting to use the daytime hours used by the block for their own programs, Fox discontinued the weekly block and put the remaining Saturday morning timeslot up for bidding, with 4Kids Entertainment winning and securing the rights to program that period. The Fox Kids block continued to air in repeats until September 7, 2002, and was replaced the following week (on September 14) by the 4Kids-programmed FoxBox (later renamed 4Kids TV); Fox Kids Worldwide was then closed.

Fox Children's Productions

1st Logo (September 8, 1990-November 13, 1993)

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Nickname: "Fox Children's Productions Structure"

Logo: On a purple and black gradient background, we see the name "FOX CHILDREN'S PRODUCTIONS" in gold in its 20th Century Fox font. With "FOX" in the big font on top, "CHILDREN'S" in the middle in a smaller size, and "PRODUCTIONS" at the bottom in the same font size. We later see a shining wipe effect slowly.

Technique: Just the name shining.

Music/Sounds:

  • None or the closing theme of the show.
  • On at least one episode of Bobby's World, the logo used the 1989 music from the 1992 20th Television logo, most likely due to a production error.

Availability: Very rare.

  • Appeared on Eek! Stravaganza's first and half of its second season (prior to the premiere of The Terrible Thunderlizards segments), Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, Bobby's World, and Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates among others. The first two haven't aired on TV in nearly two decades, and the last one has long since faded into obscurity.
  • The third and seventh episodes of Eek! Stravaganza have been released on VHS however, so this logo should be left intact.
  • Can also be found on Bobby's World on Netflix and select DVD-Rs.


2nd Logo (September 18, 1993-March 3, 1998)

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Logo: On a white background, we see silhouettes of a film reel and film tape. On top of the background is the word "fox" continuously changing colors, with searchlights behind it. Under the "fox" searchlights we see a zigzagged line with "children's productions" under it.

Technique: The text changing colors, the searchlight and film equipment moving.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show or silence.

Music/Sounds Variant: On the first season of The Fox Cubhouse, this logo contains giggling from a child.

Availability: Rare.

  • It was seen on season 2 of The Tick, which is available on DVD and was last seen on Toon Disney's Jetix block (now Disney XD) (as a side note, Jetix is what Fox Kids eventually became in 2004, during its first two years on ABC Family, it had no proper name and was known simply as the "ABC Family Action Block").
  • Also appeared on Life with Louie, seasons 2-5 of Eek! Stravaganza, Bobby's World (preserved on Amazon Prime), and The Tick (preserved on Hulu).
  • On Life with Louie reruns on the North American Fox Kids block from 1999 until 2002, this logo was plastered by the 1998-2000 Fox Family Productions logo, due to Fox Kids using a Fox Family print.


Fox Kids Worldwide

1st Logo (1997-1999)

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Logo: On a space background, we see the Earth. Then the Earth rapidly gets "sucked" in to reveal that the globe is in a kid's eye. We then zoom out to see a bunch of kids faces with the 1997 Fox Kids logo in the middle of the screen, which consists of the red text "FOX KIDS" stacked in front of a black square, with two yellow searchlights in place of the "X" in "FOX". Behind "FOX KIDS" are red rectangles that shake, and two yellow searchlights sway at the top, all of which give it an intentionally "messy" appearance, and below "FOX KIDS" is the white Ad Lib text "worldwide".

Trivia: This logo ties into the "Fox Kids Rocks Kids" branding used from spring 1997 to summer 1998, though the logo was still used until 1999.

Technique: The globe moving, the zooming out, and the moving lines.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh and a swish sound, then a fast-paced drumbeat. On some shows, the end theme plays over it instead.

Availability: Uncommon if you know where to look.

  • Seen on just about any show Fox Kids produced from 1997 to 1999, like Young Hercules and Saban's Adventures of Oliver Twist.
  • Shows from before 1997 that were still producing new episodes at the time kept the second logo (like Eek! Stravaganza).
  • The easiest place to find this is on R1 DVDs of Goosebumps released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Don't expect to find this on VHS releases of it, however, as for whatever reason they use the 1992 20th Television logo instead; however, some tapes like One Day at Horrorland have this logo at the end.
  • Also spotted in some later prints of older shows like Dennis the Menace and Robocop: The Animated Series.
  • The logo could still be seen on reruns of shows on the now-defunct Jetix Play channel in Europe.
  • Strangely, it was also seen on several episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, X-Men, and the 1996 version of The Incredible Hulk on Disney XD.


2nd Logo (1999-2003)

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Nicknames: "Rotating FK Tower", "The Beeping Fox Kids"

Logo: The 1998 "FOX KIDS" logo (which consists of the words; in which the "X" in "FOX" is two yellow searchlights crossing, a homage to the searchlights in the 20th Century Studios logo and rest of the letters are in red.) spins around several times while white circles behind it enlarge and disappear, as if they're being transmitted by a radio tower.

Trivia: The rotating logo and a voice-over are based on the 1998-99 bumpers from the Fox Kids block.

Technique: The logo spinning.

Music/Sounds: A robotic voice-over saying "Fox Kids!" over and over with beeping noises in the background.

Music/Sounds Variant: On a Russian print of the Dennis the Menace episode "A Froggy Day/Loch Ness Mess/Box Office Smash", the 1997 fanfare from the previous logo is heard.

Availability: Rare, though it can be still found if you know where to look. Otherwise, check your old tapes.

  • It was last seen on U.S. English-dubbed anime shows on the Fox Kids block, such as Flint the Time Detective, DinoZaurs, Mon Colle Knights, and the Digimon series, among others.
  • It also appeared on the first season of What's With Andy, with the CineGroupe and the 1996 Saban International logos as well as some earlier second season episodes.
  • Some reruns of older shows, like Inspector Gadget, on Fox Family also had this logo (they distributed the show internationally), in Gadget's case, following the DiC logo. These prints turned up time to time on This TV.
  • The logo was still seen on season 1 episodes of The Kids from Room 402 on Jetix channels in Europe, plus on reruns of it and What's With Andy on the now-defunct Jetix Play channel in Europe.
  • Strangely, some late season 8 episodes of Bobby's World on Kabillion on Demand have this logo, as well as some season 3 episodes on select DVD-R releases.
  • Pigs Next Door also has this logo on Tubi.

Legacy: If you pay close attention, the circles behind the logo repeats itself after the logo almost finishes one rotation.

3rd Logo (February 9-August 24, 2002)

Logo: On a red background with some yellow "stars", the 2002 Fox Kids logo (which consists of the 1998 logo in a circle) is seen in the center of the screen. The words "in association with" is seen above it. There also seems to be a comet behind the Fox Kids logo.

Trivia: This logo was based on Fox Kids's short-lived bumpers and promos from 2002.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Extremely rare. It was only seen on Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension, which hasn't been re-aired in years and doesn't have any sort of VHS or DVD release.


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