Fox Family Productions

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Logo descriptions by Sagan Blob and others
Logo captures by Eric S., MechaKingghidoraFan, loveslogos, originalsboy11 and Dean Stewart Rumsey
Video Captures Courtesy of Sagan Blob

Background: The Family Channel was the early-mid 1990s incarnation of ABC Family. Its roots take place in 1977, when the CBN Network was created, later widely known after being renamed to CBN Family Channel in 1988. The Family Channel was sold to Fox Kids in July 1997 and renamed Fox Family the year after, the same year that MTM Enterprises was assimilated into 20th Century Fox. In October 2001, the company was sold to Disney for $2.9 billion together with Saban. In November that year, they renamed it to ABC Family, whose name stuck until it was renamed Freeform in 2016.

The Family Channel Originals

(Early 1990s)
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Writing in the Sky: On a sky background, we see a red ball with big blue circle contains the texts "THE" and "CHANNEL" above and below circling it. Afterwards, the text "Family" on orange script font writes itself with laser, then zooms out to position the ball.

FX/SFX: Depends on the variant.

Writing in the Sky: A 4-note horn fanfare, or the closing theme to the feature.

Availability: The "Writing in the Sky" variant is preserved on Golden Book Video releases of Madeline, and Snowy River: The McGregor Saga with the ending theme playing over it. The "Black Rings" variant is seen on Night of the Twisters. It currently intact on the 1996 Christmas special, The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue when Hallmark Channel airs it.

Editor's Note: None.

Fox Family Productions

1st Logo
(August 15, 1998-2000)
Fox Family (1998)Fox Family (1999)

Logo: On a green background, with clear rings moving about, we see the Fox Family logo of the time (consisting of the words "FOX" and "FAMILY" stacked on each other, in the same font as the 20th Century Fox logo, in purple, and is rotated to look 3D. There's a purple oval surrounding it, and has yellow inside it.) zooming out and quickly zooming up. The oval in the Fox Family logo spins briefly before stopping.

Trivia: This is based on an ID used on Fox Family during the time period.

FX/SFX: The background, the Fox Family logo zooming out and quickly zooming in, and the oval spinning.

Music/Sounds: A synth-playful fanfare with horns, and drums.

Availability: Extremely rare. It was seen on Au Pair and some episodes ofGreat Pretenders when it aired on Fox Family. The Australian DVD release and international airings of the former deletes this logo and plasters it with the Saban International logo. It was seen on Fox Family shows and movies during this era. It was also seen on 1999-2002 Fox Kids (the North American Block) reruns of Life with Louie.

Editor's Note: None.
2nd Logo

Fox Family Originals (2000)Fox Family Originals (2001)

Logo: On a blue background with squares and rectangles flying from left to right of the screen we see the Fox Family logo from the era (a rectangle with rounded corners that is divided into 2 parts, with the word "FOX" in it's corporate font, sideways, and in the small black part of the rectangle, and the word "family" in a black bold universe font on the yellow part of the rectangle) zooming in with a black shadow in front of it.

FX/SFX: The background, the logo, and the shadow.

Variant: There's a variant on a green background for daytime programs.

Music/Sounds: A joyful-disco music.

Availability: Seen on Special Delivery when it aired on Fox Family, and most likely seen on the channel's other TV movies during the era before it became ABC Family. The green background variant was seen on Braceface and reruns of Camp Candy and Bad Dog.

Editor's Note: None.