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WGBH Kids[]

1st Logo
(2009-2017)
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Logo: Same as the 2008 WGBH logo, except it is tinted blue like the local variant, and when the WGBH logo is formed, semi-animated pictures of PBS Kids characters such as Curious George, Arthur and Buster, Leona (from Between the Lions), Ruff Ruffman (from Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman) Martha the dog (from Martha Speaks), and the Design Squad logo popping up as "kids" appears under the glowing WGBH logo.

Variant: On Peep and the Big Wide World, Curious George is seen hanging from above instead of standing, and Peep, Chirp, and Quack appear at the bottom left right next to Martha.

FX/SFX: The WGBH logo forming, with "kids" appearing along with the characters .

Music/Sounds: The short version of the 1972 WGBH theme followed by the sound of children laughing, or the ending of the show's theme.

Availability: Common. Seen on PBS Kids programs produced by WGBH from early 2009 to 2017, such as Arthur, Martha Speaks, Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman, Peep and the Big Wide World among others. The logo is preserved on modern reruns of Martha Speaks and certain seasons of Arthur. Plastered on newer episodes of Arthur and newer prints of Peep and the Big Wide World.

Scare Factor: Low to medium, due to the presence of the WGBH logo and music. However, since it has a friendly vibe to it, the scare factor is lower than usual.

2nd Logo
(May 29, 2017-February 21, 2022)
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Logo: The WGBH logo begins on a ruffled white background that resembles crumpled paper. Surrounding the borders of the WGBH logo are colored pencil scribbles consisting of the colors grey, green, blue, yellow, and orange. Also on the background is the orange word "Kids" which is scrambled around the screen. A folded in paper cube rolls in from the right center of the screen and stops in the center. The cube unfolds to reveal the WGBH logo which is solid and colored blue. The screen zooms out as the "Kids" text bounces towards the bottom right of the WGBH logo and settles. The cube continues to unfold turning the background into a white paper background. A yellow "firework" in the shape of an asterisk explodes on the top right of the WGBH logo. Another purple asterisk firework explodes in the bottom right. The "Kids" text wiggles around throughout the WGBH logo. After the fireworks explode, the WGBH logo stops zooming out and freezes before fading to black.

FX/SFX: The cube rolling in and unfolding. The "Kids" jumping into it's place. The "fireworks." Simple computer animation, but still creative.

Music/Sounds: The tail end of the 1971 WGBH music accompanied by a playful techno rendition of the music with a beat in the background.

Availability: No longer current.

  • First seen on the Arthur special D.W. and the Beastly Birthday and was used on WGBH Kids programs from the period, such as Pinkalicious & Peterrific and the first season of Molly of Denali.
  • This even plasters over previous WGBH logos on newer prints of Peep and the Big Wide World.
  • This logo made its last appearance on the 25th and final season of Arthur, which was produced in 2019 (along with seasons 22-25) but did not air until 2022.

Scare Factor: None to minimal, due to a snippet of WGBH's original music being used. However it doesn't have the original's animation and its much more colorful and playful.

GBH Kids[]

(November 1, 2021- )[]

Logo: On a purple background we see a group of animals seemingly made of clay with features drawn in by 2D animation. The animals include a light blue bird, a yellow giraffe-like creature, a light blue bird, a darker blue creature resembling a caterpillar, a green frog and an abstract red creature shaped similarly to a boat. All of these creatures converge and combine into the shape of the new GBH logo. The word "Kids" fades in in a sans-serif font and the clay shapes fade into the standard purple GBH logo.

FX/SFX: The creatures animating in and becoming the GBH logo, appears to be claymation augmented with 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo.

Availability: Brand new. This logo was first spotted on the second season of Molly of Denali and will likely be used on all GBH Kids shows moving forward.

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