Bohbot Kids Network

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Background: The Bohbot Kids Network (BKN) (formerly known as "Amazin' Adventures") was a syndicated animation block starting from 1989. It was created and distributed by Bohbot Entertainment, an animation production company founded by Allen J. Bohbot, and based in Germany. Most of the animated television series featured on BKN were created and or produced by Bohbot, but also featured third party programming from
DiC Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television (in the case of Extreme Ghostbusters and the second and third seasons of the Jumanji animated series). FOX, UPN, and WB Affiliates aired this animated block from 1995 to 2000 (it also aired nationally for a brief time on Sci-Fi, now Syfy). The BKN name is now used as the company's corporate name (BKN International AG), with its programming available for broadcast to various networks around the world. On January 17, 2001, Sony Pictures Family Entertainment Group acquired 3.8% in BKNI. Currently, the company status of BKN International AG is unknown.

1st Logo

<img align="right" alt="Bohbot Entertainment (1989)" height="195" src="" title="Bohbot Entertainment (1989)" width="260"/>Logo: Against a teal/black gradient background with a series of dark blue bars and dots moving past, a white rectangle with a silver frame turns into place, which has the text "Bohbot Entertainment, Inc." written on it in dark blue. The words shine one-by-one, and the byline "A Bohbot Communications Company" fades in below.

FX/SFX: The bars, dots turning, and shining.

Music/Sounds: A high-pitched techno tune.

Availability: Extinct. Was seen on Ring Raiders. Should be retained if reran again.

Editors Note: None.

2nd Logo

<img align="right" alt="Bohbot Productions, Inc. (1989)" height="195" src="" title="Bohbot Productions, Inc. (1989)" width="260"/>Logo: On a lavender gradient background, we see the words "Productions, Inc." on the screen, with "Bohbot" swinging in from the right. It bounces in place as it stops turning. The byline "A Bohbot Communications Company" is shown below.

FX/SFX: "Bohbot" turning into place and bouncing.

Music/Sounds: A light synth tune with a "slam" sound or the end theme of the show.

Availability: Extinct. Was seen on Video Power and Girl Talk. Should be found on old recordings.

Editors Note: None.

3rd Logo

Nickname: "The Searchlights"

<img align="right" alt="Bohbot Distribution" height="195" src="" title="Bohbot Distribution" width="260"/>Logo: On a blue background with four diagonal lines is the gold text "Bohbot Entertainment, Inc." with a small "Distributed By" above in white text and in shadow effect. Below is a Bohbot Communications byline. Two searchlights move left and right and shine through the text.

FX/SFX: The searchlights.

Music/Sounds: A familiar orchestrated show-tune like theme. This was actually a piece from "Theatreland" by Dick Walter.

Availability: Extinct. Appeared on Girl Talk, which can be found on old tape recordings.

Editors Note: None.

4th Logo
<img align="bottom" alt="Bohbot Entertainment (1995)" height="195" src="" title="Bohbot Entertainment (1995)" width="260"/><embed height="195" src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="245" wmode="transparent"/>

Nicknames: "The Bohbot Marquee", "Bohbot Entertainment Presents..."

Logo: We zoom out from a white movie marquee with a purple outline and large "chaser" lights around it, which is settled against a blue background. Written on it is "Bohbot Entertainment" with "PRESENTS..." below.

FX/SFX: The zoom-out and chaser lights.

Music/Sounds: A calm 5-note synth-horn fanfare. In 1994, a different horn fanfare was used, which sounds more "heroic".

Availability: Rare. It can be seen on Mighty Max, but it hardly airs on TV anymore. Survives on DVD releases of Inspector Gadget, and might be on one of the DVD sets of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (two of them have this edited out on all episodes). Netflix prints of AoStH have this logo intact. Sometimes, it appears at the end, like on newer prints of Inspector Gadget.

Editors Note: It's a favored logo among many people in the logo community.

5th Logo

Nickname: "BKN on Stage"

<img align="right" alt="BKN (1994)" height="195" src="" title="BKN (1994)" width="260"/>Logo: On a blue curtain background, we see the words "BKN" in a bulgy, fat orange and yellow font fly in from different sides of the screen. They meet in the center and take a bow.

FX/SFX: The letters flying in and bowing.

Music/Sounds: A 5-note piano fanfare with a "bling" at the end, along with the audience applauding and an Elvis Presley impersonator saying "Thank you, thank you very much.".

Availability: This was seen on Highlander: The Animated Series and Pocket Dragon Adventures. DVD releases of said shows have this logo intact. It also appeared on the original syndicated run of Extreme Ghostbusters.

Editors Note: None.

6th Logo

Nicknames: "BKN Space Station", "Exploding BKN"

Logo: Above the planet Earth with a small moon in the top right corner is an elliptical space station with "BKN" on it in the same font as before, and outlined in yellow, blue, <img align="right" alt="Bohbot Kids Network (1999)" height="195" src="" title="Bohbot Kids Network (1999)" width="260"/>and red, respectively. Little lights flash inside the letters. After a few seconds, the station explodes.

FX/SFX: The lights in the station, and the explosion.

Music/Sounds: An electronic tune that grows more dramatic, followed by an orchestral hit when the space station explodes. This was redone in later years.

Availability: Rare. It was seen on Skysurfer Strike Force, the Mega Man cartoon series, Sonic Underground, and other shows. It was also seen when Fox aired Monster Rancher in 2000. This can be found on Beakman's World on Netflix, plastering the 1992 Columbia Pictures Television logo.

Editors Note: None.

7th Logo
(Mid 2000s-2009)
<img align="bottom" alt="Bohbot Kids Network (2005)" height="175" src="" title="Bohbot Kids Network (2005)" width="233"/><img align="bottom" alt="BKN (Mid 2000s)" height="175" src="" title="BKN (Mid 2000s)" width="311"/>

Nickname: "BKN in the Clouds"

Logo: On a gray background with moving clouds is the big "BKN" logo in a transparent gold color. The sun rises from below onto the top corner of the "K". As this happens, the background turns yellow and the "BKN" turns red.

FX/SFX: The clouds, the sun, and the transformation of the background and "BKN".

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Zorro: Generation Z.

Editors Note: None.