Family Channel Originals (Canada)

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Background: Family Channel is a child/pre-teen oriented channel launched on September 1, 1988. Until 1999, Family Channel's programming format mirrored that of then fellow U.S. premium service the Disney Channel. Family's programming lineup consisted mainly of domestic and foreign-imported live-action and animated series (with many of the imported series produced by The Walt Disney Company's television production units – Walt Disney Television, and eventually Touchstone Television, now ABC Studios), feature films from the Walt Disney Pictures library, classic films from other American and Canadian film studios, and specials (mostly concerts, documentaries and animated specials). The channel first aired original programs in 1999, the channel was originally owned by Astral Media, it was acquired by DHX Media in 2014, after Astral Media was sold to Bell Media, In 2015, Family Channel lost the rights to broadcast Disney Channel programs in Canada to Corus Entertainment, which launched Canadian versions of the 3 Disney Channels.

1st Logo
(October 1, 1999-January 11, 2011)
Family Channel Originals (1999)
Logo: On a black background, a teal circle with a white border and a black "f" inside it zooms in and flips a few times, forming dust. Then, the circle stops flipping and shakes, causing the dust to travel down below the circle and form the word "family" (in a bold, stretched out font and in white) below the circle.

FX/SFX: The spinning of the logo.

  • On some shows such as Franny's Feet, an in-credit version appears.
  • A still version appears on Henry's World.
Music/Sounds: None, or the ending theme of the show.

Music/Sounds Variant: On Connor Undercover, we hear an electronic door-like sound.

Availability: Common. Seen on every show aired on Family in Canada from 1999 to 2011. In the USA, this logo appears on some shows such as Franny's Feet on Sprout, Radio Free Roscoe on The N, and Life With Derek on Disney Channel.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(January 12, 2011- )
Family Channel Originals (2015)
Logo: On a black background, a light blue sphere flies in from the right and stops at the center. It then zooms out turns around to reveal a white "f" on the sphere. The logo also changes to a purple background. Many multicolored abstract shapes and spheres fly on screen as this happens. When the shapes and spheres fly in, the word "family" (in the same style as before) fades in below the sphere. The logo slowly zooms out until the logo is over.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Variant: In this logo's later years, the sphere would zoom out further and the byline "A DHX Media NETWORK" (with the DHX Media logo instead of the text "DHX Media") fades in below.

: Usually the ending theme of the show, but sometimes plays some water splashing sounds.

Availability: Currently seen on The Next Step on Disney Channel Australia and the Canadian prints of Degrassi: Next Class. Don't expect to find it on the latter show on Netflix, because this logo was plastered by the Netflix logo. Used in tandem with the next logo.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
(2015- )

Logo: The animation of the previous logo starts off the logo, however the sphere zooms out faster and further out, the "f" on the sphere looks bigger and it reveals a white background with some blue and white spheres floating in it. The word "family" (in the same font as before but in light blue) fades in below the sphere. Below that, a black line draws itself. Another black line followed by the text "ORIGINAL SERIES" in light blue drops down from the line.

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FX/SFX: Again, all CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A rhythmic, modernized synth tune.

Availability: This is seen at the beginning of every current Family Channel original show and is used in tandem with the previous logo.

Editor's Note: None.