The name "PBS Kids" was conceived in early 1997 as a rebranding effort for PBS as part of its ongoing changes of its profiles. This logo was on the top of VHS clamshell releases of PBS Kids shows.
This logo was one of the many variants on the top of clamshell releases of PBS Kids shows.
Dash version without the word "KIDS"
Dot version without the word "KIDS"
Dot version without the word "KIDS", looking up
Dash print version without the word "KIDS"
Dot print version without the word "KIDS"
Alternative faceless version
Alternative faceless version #1
Print faceless version #1
Alternative print faceless version
Alternative print faceless version #1
"See It On PBS Kids" variant, used for promotional material
Logo of the original PBS Kids channel (stylised as kids
channel), which first aired in 1999. The channel closed in 2006 to prepare for the launch of PBS Kids Sprout
An alternate Dash variant, mostly used for promotional material. Notice that Dash has a dotted nose, has been shrunk, and is smaller than the text bubble, not to mention being slightly redrawn. The text inside the bubble and the "KIDS" text at the bottom both also increased in size.
Alternate Dot logo, same as the Dash variant but with Dot instead.
Print alternate Dash logo
Alternative Dash logo without the word "KIDS"
Alternative Dot logo without the word "KIDS"
Print alternative Dash logo without the word "KIDS"
Print alternative Dot logo without the word "KIDS"
On-screen bug until 2006. Notice the slightly redone logo to accommodate the small size.
KCET on-screen bug with Captain Infinity, used until 2010
Variant with Dash as a pirate, used for PBS Kids' All Treat No Trick Halloween promo from 2005.
KNME on-screen bug used during 2007
Prototype Dash logo [trademark print]
Prototype Dot logo [trademark print]
Prototype Dash logo with the word "KIDS" [trademark print]
Prototype Dot logo with the word "KIDS" [trademark print]
Dash variant seen on the original PBS Kids Go!
opening switchover. Notice that Dash has a different grin to accommodate his brief animation.
Dash with the Production logo
Dot with the Production logo
Many times, Dot or Dash don't appear in the logo. Instead, the characters from a selected PBS Kids show replace the two. These character variations appeared on the website, and different versions appeared on TV idents.
On December 23, 2017, faded version of the Dash logo was used on PBS Kids' 24-hour channel.