Noggin Originals

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Background: Noggin Originals was the original production arm of Noggin, a children's network owned by Viacom and CTW (later Sesame Workshop) originally targeted towards pre-teens from 1999 to 2002, then to pre-schoolers (when Sesame Workshop sold their half of the partnership to Viacom) until 2009, when it was folded into Nick Jr. However, as of March 4, 2015, Noggin still exists today as an app distributing older shows from Nick Jr., Sesame Workshop, and shows for younger audiences from Nelvana.

1st Logo
(April 1, 1999-October 1, 2002)

Noggin Originals (2000)

Nicknames: "I've Got a Good Idea", "The Idea", "Head Bulb"

Logo: On a blue background, we see a Noggin logo with nothing on top. What appears to be a drill pops up on top of the logo, and is forced out, revealing it to be part of a lightbulb (the logo shuts its eye and grits its teeth once this happens). It turns upside down, lights up (turning the background yellow), and smiles. The letters in the logo rearrange themselves to be right-side up, and "ORIGINAL" appears below.

Variant: This was also used as a short bumper, but the word "ORIGINAL" (and the copyright notice) are removed.

FX/SFX: The lightbulb unscrewing itself from the Noggin logo, the background, the Noggin logo spinning, the letters rearranging.

Music/Sounds: A "screwing" sound as the lightbulb piece appears, and when the logo lights up, there is music that sounds "desert"-like, accompanied by various sound effects, which include the word "Noggin" being spoken in a somewhat nasal voice.

Availability: Extinct; appeared on A Walk in Your Shoes (1999-2002 episodes), Sponk!, and the first season of Play with Me Sesame. When Sprout aired Play with Me Sesame, this logo was edited out.

2nd Logo

Nickname: "Noggin Horn"

Logo: On a light green background with patterns of circles, we see the Noggin logo with a stick with gears on top of it with a horn which plays popping out with an I looking like a cat's nose, then the L appears and then the O and then the rest of the text pops out with the horn bouncing when playing.

FX/SFX: The horn and the text moving into position, not to mention the circles.

Music/Sounds: A horn tune with a few drums in the background.

Availability: Rare, seen on later seasons of Play with Me Sesame, but is edited out on PBS Kids Sprout airings.

3rd Logo
(October 1, 2002-September 11, 2005)

Nickname: "Mentally Created Tree"

Logo: Against a blue sky over a field of dirt, the sun is rising and we see the Noggin logo. A tree quickly grows on it, with fat little birds approaching and a banner with "ORIGINAL" on it appearing.

FX/SFX: Just cute animation.

Music/Sounds: A whistling theme with drums.

Availability: Rare. Last seen on airings of Oobi and Miffy and Friends on Noggin and Nick Jr. It also appeared on a print of Miffy and Friends on Netflix. Sony Wonder DVD releases of the latter keep this logo, but it's unknown if this logo appeared or was removed on the PBS and KRO airings of the show, though it probably might not have been seen on KRO. Also seen on the American dub of Tweenies.

4th Logo
(September 12, 2005-September 27, 2009)

Nickname: "Noggin Horn II"

Logo: On a pattern background, we see the Noggin logo on the left with a curved tuba facing to the right on the head. A white ribbon reading "ORIGINAL" comes out of the tuba and birds are handling it with their feet.
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FX/SFX: The objects coming out of the horn.

Music/Sounds: A banjo strum then a high-pitched, 5-note flute tune (presumably one of the network's generic themes).

Availability: Rare. Likely preserved on DVD releases and Noggin (the revived online TV service) prints of Jack's Big Music Show.

5th Logo
(2006-2009)Noggin Originals - CLG Wiki

Nickname: "Skyscrapers"

Logo: On a white background, we see the Noggin logo. Above it, we see some mentally-created skyscrapers. And under it is the CBeebies logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. Seen on DVD releases of Pinky Dinky Doo, but it is unknown if HBO airings have this intact.

6th Logo
(October 16, 2006-February 2, 2007)
Noggin Originals (2006)
Nickname: "Noggin Gears"

: On a white background, we see the the Noggin logo in neon red with 3 blue gears on top. A medium-size gear with a small gear floating above it is seen on the left of the logo (both dark blue), and a big gear (colored sky blue) is seen on the right of the logo.

: None.

: The ending theme of the show.

: Rare. Only seen on The Upside Down Show.