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1993–1999 1995–1997 1999–2008 2008–2022 2022–present
1993–1999 1995–1997 1999–2008 2008–2022 2022–present


PBS Kids logo 1993 P-Pals

PBS Kids' first logo based on PBS' current logo used since 1984 was animated by Gene Mackles. It consisted of three stylized P-Heads, depicted as literally living things, complete with appendages, named the P-Pals, set on a white background. They are in different colors and patterns that change throughout the ident and eventually stop on blue, orange, and green respectively. They dance and sing "This is P-B-S! Woo-hoo-hoo!,", then stop when a red dog (named P-Pet) walks by the lower portion of the screen and barks (he holds a balloon saying E/I in the redesigned one). At the same time, the third one, Pernell, ad libs and his red hat flies off of his head for a moment, then drops back down. The "PBS" text appears in black to the lower left of them.


PTV logo 1995

Stylized as PTV. The P-head was based on PBS' 2nd logo from 1971, but with the B & S replaced with a T, made out of pink circles, & a V inside a green box.



On September 6, 1999, PBS Kids modified their logo completely, however this logo was in use on their website as early as 1998. PBS Kids' mascots, Dash (boy) and Dot (girl), were introduced. This logo was designed by Richard McGuire (designer of characters for The New Yorker magazine) with Network IDs being produced by Lee Hunt Associates. Starting in 2000, new IDs were produced by Primal Screen.


On September 1, 2008, the "KIDS" have been moved inside of the thought bubble, making the thought bubble move big, and the face smaller. On October 6, 2013, the PBS Kids' Dot logo was retired, and the Dash logo still remains as the PBS Kids logo until 2022, even though PBS Kids replaced Dash with a lookalike named Del (alongside Dee) in 2013. Until late 2013, this logo was used in tandem with the previous logo.


PBS Kids (new logo)

On June 30, 2022, PBS Kids announced a major redesign to its logo for the first time in more than two decades, removing the Dash and Dot mascots.[1] The new logo will take effect on July 19, 2022.

  1. "PBS KIDS Unveils New Logo" (June 30, 2022).