Fox Lab

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Logo descriptions by mr3urious and D.L. Chandell
Logo captures by V of Doom
Editions by mr3urious, AsdfTheRevival, UniqueMonster,TLogos and Mario9000seven
Video capture courtesy of Joe500000, Pepsi9072 and DaSpartanRemixer Alt

Background: Fox Lab was a low-profile p
roduction sub-division of the Fox Broadcasting Company, originally following in the footsteps of Fox Television Stations Productions. FTSP shut down Fox Lab in 2003.

1st Logo

Nickname: "The Swirling Smoke"

Logo: A spread-out, lowercase, metallic-colored word "f o x l a b" sits still and fixed over a dark background, while thick trailing slivers of "smoke" swirl from behind the letters.

Variant: Sometimes only the first half of the logo plays.

FX/SFX: The swirling trail of smoke.

Music/Sounds: None, or the closing theme of the show. It's said that there's a version with a one-note synth theme, but it hasn't been confirmed.

Availability: Extinct. The full version appears on America's Most Wanted: Final Justice. The variant was found on an early episode of the extremely short-lived series What's So Funny?.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(1995-August 24, 2003)

Nicknames: "The Lab", "Turning CGI Searchlights",
"FrankenFox", "The Electric Beam Tower"

Logo: A grayish green-colored tower structure pans down from above on a black background, revealing the words:


written in the usual "Fox" font, with two static beams standing at the edges of the "L" and the "B" emitting sparks of electricity from side to side, then the structure rapidly zooms-out in its proper slanted "20th Century Fox" format position. The tower is now in gold, surrounded by a dark blue stormy sky, with thick, bellowing, fast-moving mixture of cumulonimbus and nimbostratus clouds, (similar to the
Fox Television Studios logo, only the cloud movement is faster and the clouds thicker and more defined). A jolt of electricity moves up the tower, similar to that of a "Jacob's Ladder".

Trivia: The logo was produced and directed at Flip Your Lid Animation. More info <a class="external" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.

Later Variant: On Classmates, the logo begins from the zoom out, and the byline "A NEWS CORPORATION COMPANY" fades in underneath.

FX/SFX: The zoom-out and electricity effect, which are done with nice CGI graphics.

Music/Sounds: A dramatic choir-like sound with sparking electricity. On some shows, the closing theme will play over it. Otherwise, it's silent.

Availability: Extinct. It appeared on later episodes of What's So Funny? and the variant on the short-lived 2003 syndicated series Classmates, among other shows.

Editor's Note: None.