Cartoon Network IDs

Pest Control:
1994-2002

Logo: On a sky background, we see a monster that looks like Wario. The monster roars and a green box outline covers the monster. Missiles shoot towards the monster, bringing forward the 1992 Cartoon Network logo.

FX: All the animation in the logo. This was designed by SUPER LOUD! Studios in Dallas, TX.

Music: A fierce-like tune.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: Low.

Playing Hooky:
1993-2004

Logo: We see the 1992 Cartoon Network logo against a forest-like background. Suddenly, a hook comes down. The hook comes down and grabs the CN logo from the wooden floor.

FX: Cut-out animation. This was designed by Snapshot Entertainment in Orlando, FL.

Music: A comedic fanfare.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: None.

PI:
1996-2003

Logo: On a black background, a 2D hand is trying to view something with a magnifying glass. However it is fuzzy and it shakes two times. After that, the hand gets a view of an UFO, some ice cream, a (very man like) woman with a mustache, and the Cartoon Network logo.

FX: Cut-out animation. This was designed by Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, FL.

Music: A shortened and detective-like version of the Happy Days opening theme.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: None.

On the Ropes:
1995-2001

Logo: In a barnyard, a rope is controlled in a game of jump rope with three Wario-like buddies. The rope is swinged and the 1992 CN logo jumps over the rope.

FX: Cut-out animation. This was designed by Warner Bros. Animation in Burbank, CA.

Music: A mixed-up and backwards version of the country-style 2002 Disney Channel theme with a few additional jingles at the end.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: Low.

Take a Stab at It:

1994-1999

Logo: On a light blue background, a person holds a stick and stabs stuff that a person throws at them. The person throws all kinds of wacky stuff, from melons, cherries, slippers, a chair, and the Cartoon Network logo.

FX: Traditional animation made at Rainy Day Studios in Milwaukee, WI.

Music: An extended version of the "Fruit Fans" theme from the Wario Ware DIY game for the DS.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: Low.

Wokka Wokka!:
1995-2001

Logo: On a blue checkered background, we see some food and the Cartoon Network logo being cooked. Suddenly, a hand shakes the pan up and down to fry the food and cool it down. The logo gets shaken also.

FX: CGI animation made at Rainy Day Studios in Milwaukee, WI.

Music: An extended version of the "Big Dripper" theme from the Wario Ware DIY game for the DS.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: Low.


StabFace!:
1994-2002

Logo: On a magical background with rainbows and stuff, we see a face that looks somewhat like a Dynamikun face. The face started singing "Cartoon Network is the best!" and then cuts to the 1992 Cartoon Network logo, which is shaken and dancing.

FX: Live-action with puppets by Polka Dot Productions in the inner Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia.

Trivia: This ident was filmed in front of a background painted by Owain Bell, and the puppet used for the face was created by Jim Henson's Creature Workshop in England. The face was later sold on Ebay by a anonymous person.

Music: A cute, Bubble Bobble-like version of Super Mario World's intro for the SNES.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: Medium to NIGHTMARE. The face and the shaken logo may caught some people off guard. But the music is cute, though...


Crowd Control:
1994-2001

Logo: On a white background, a stick is seen picking up an old sock, a stink bug, dead fish, and the 1992 Cartoon Network logo. The stick then moves around to make the crowd of people run off the screen..

FX: Cut-out animation made at Colossal Pictures.

Music: An extended version of the "Crowd Control" theme from the Wario Ware Smooth Moves game for the Wii.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: Low.


The Glass:
1994-2002

Logo: In a bank, three bank robbers run out of the bank holding bags of money. Then, Inspector Gadget stops them, and the 1992 Cartoon Network logo appears after that.

FX: All the animation in the logo. This was designed by DiC Entertainment in Burbank, California.

Music: A catchy mystery-like tune composed by Jhas Bjiulk.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: None.

Third Time:

1994-2002

Logo: At Edward's station, we see Edward (from Thomas & Friends) singing "Th-th-th-third time!" (5x), and the 1992 Cartoon Network logo pops out.

FX: All the footage in the logo. This was designed by The Britt Allcroft Company in England.

Music: A drum tune set to Edward's singing (a remixed archive recording of Ringo Starr, the first narrator, saying the line), followed by the boing noise from the end of the "Care Bears, Oopsy Does It" trailer from the DVD of "Garfield Gets Real".

Availability: Used only in Sweden (where Thomas & Friends was shown in English on Cartoon Network Sweden). Now extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: None.
Food:
1994-2002
Logo: On this background (upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Standing-stone-state-forest-tn1.jpg, it's a link), a crudely-drawn monkey in rainbow colors walks in. He climbs up a tree, and random stuff such as bananas, cherries, ice cream, and the Cartoon Network logo fall out of the tree.

FX: Cut out animation. This was designed by Animaters 4 Hire, Inc. in Akron, Ohio.

Music: A part of "Woodpeckers from Space" by Video Kids.

Availability: Extinct. However, it recently made a surprise appearance as part of a logo montage seen on the Cartoon Network: 20th Anniversary DVD released on September 25, 2012.

Scare Factor: None. This is a funny logo.