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ABC for Kids (first era)
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ABC Kids was created in 1989 as a music label called ABC For Kids. The logo featured six blocks (3 across and down) with the top row lettered "A", "B" and "C", and the bottom row featuring an apple, a bee and a carrot beneath their respective letter. On 13 September 1991, all children's programming on the ABC was organised into a daily broadcasting block. This new programming block featured a range of programming ranging from preschoolers to young children. The programs on this block were also released on video (and later, on DVD). This logo kept the 1974 ABC logo until February 2009.
Two idents were made for this programming block at it's lifetime, the first one (which is 2D animated, debuted in 1992 on ABC For Kids Video Hits Volume 2 and ABC For Kids Live In Concert) is focused on the bee carrying a banner containing the letters of the logo. The second (which is done in CGI animation, debuted in 1994 on ABC For Kids Lots of Great Songs), focuses on several insects and animals (themed on the three letters) changing into another one before turning into each letter's respective object.
ABC Kids (first era)
On 1 August 2001, the ABC For Kids timeslot was rebranded abckids and its content expanded to include new shows for older children, as well as younger children. A new logo was also introduced, featuring a solid green Lissajous curve (taken from the ABC logo from the same year) overlaid with "abckids" in lowercase blue letters, with the "c" being placed lower than the other letters. The opening and closing idents were made by ZSPACE, who also did the idents for the next logo.
ABC for Kids (second era)
In February 2009, ABC For Kids changed their logo to a 3D render variant of its 1989 logo. This logo appears to be made in the 3DS Max software. At the same time, the ABC For Kids channel expanded from ABC1 to ABC2 as ABC for Kids on 2.
On 2 May 2011, the ABC2 children's block was rebranded ABC4 Kids and was refocused as a part-time channel for preschoolers sharing the same bandwidth of ABC2 between 6am and 7pm. A new logo based on the ABC3 logo was also introduced and it was used in some colour variants; blue, green, and red. The pink variant was only used until it was retired in 2012. The first set of idents debuted on 2 May 2011, and were made by Vandal Sydney. A second set of idents debuted on 3 April 2014, and were made by Motion Foundry.
ABC Kids (second era)
On 2 March 2015, the name of the channel was changed back to ABC Kids from the first era and a new logo inspired by the classic children's logo, which was unveiled recently. The new logo is a modernized variant of both ABC For Kids logos between 1989 and 2009. The new identity was developed by Australian brand agency Hulsbosch. Most of the idents from the ABC4 Kids logo from 2014 would still remain so the logo and jingle itself is different.
On 17 March 2020, ABC Kids unveiled a new logo, which was first used on-air. This logo looks similar to the ABC Me logo, which was previously introduced in 2016 (as it was rebranded from ABC3). The rebrand itself features three animated characters, (Apple, Bee, and Croc; the crocodile replaced the carrot) and was designed by ABC's in-house creative team, ABC Made.
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