Background: Dr. Robotnik Animation Studios (also known as "Robotniktoons Productions"), the animation unit of Dr. Robotnik, was established from Pr0nz Animation.
1st Logo (1990-2009)
Nicknames: "The Ring"
Logo: Over a black background, we see a Dr. Robotnik logo, which resembles a purple donut. Copyright info is seen below.
- 1990-1994: (C)(year) Comcast Cable Networks
- 1994-1997: (C)(year) Dr. Robotnik
- 1995-2009: (C)(year) Inspector Gadget (The byline was blurry in 1995 and early 1996)
- On Season 1 episodes of Hey Tax Man Max!, the copyright text was in a chalk-like font.
- On the original PINGASrats pilot, the logo is darker.
- Starting in late-1997, the copyright stamp for the "Dr. Robotnik" variant was extended to say: "Copyright (year) Dr. Robotnik, a programming service of Inspector Gadget International Inc. (NAME OF SHOW) and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Dr. Robotnik, a programming service of Inspector Gadget International Inc."
- In 1998, when the "Dr. Robotnik" variant phased out, the copyright stamp was changed, once again, to say: "(C)(year) Inspector Gadget International Inc. All rights reserved. Dr. Robotnik, (NAME OF SHOW), and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Inspector Gadget International Inc."
Music/Sounds: None, or the end theme of the show.
- On most episodes of PINGASrats, and its spinoff Rockin' Adults, as well as Robotnik in the Jungle, PINGAS! Robotnik's Actual Monsters, PINGAS Power, and Grounder's Rules, a humorous quote from the episode is heard, for example on the 2000 episode of PINGASrats called "Discover New Terroist Group Bases", Robotnik says "That's 'Ms. Tour Guide to you Mr. Sir!" In most 1993 episodes, someone vomiting followed by inaudible dialog (Really The Fat Controller saying "We will leave you there for always and always and always" in reverse) is heard.
- Starting with the debut of their second logo, The Krusty Krab Pizza Productions used the sound of kids laughing during the logo.
- On the half-hour TV-movie pilot and the first season of PINGAS! Robotnik's Actual Monsters, the tail end of the The Krusty Krab Pizza Productions logo's audio plays over the logo.
- On the first season of Fat, the Motorcar Pictures music carries over to this logo.
Availability: The Comcast copyright can be currently be seen on VHS tapes and DVDs of PINGASrats episodes from the era, (Including the pilot) and is currently seen on The '90s Are Thief on Teen Robotnik, VHS tapes, DVDs, and Noggin: The Egg Nog Channel airings of early episodes of Nog Man and Nog Dog and is also seen on The '90s Are Thief on TeenRobotnik, and 1991-1994 episodes of The Jen & Jimmy Show on VHS and is again, also seen on The '90s Are Thief on TeenRobotnik, as the Seasons 1 & 2 DVD edit it out. However, it's intact on the Seasons 3 and a Halfish and Season 5 and Some more of 4 DVDs, and VHS tapes and DVDs of pre-1994 episodes of Fat, which is, once again, currently seen on The '90s Are Thief on TeenRobotnik. The Dr. Robotnik byline is rather rare as it was used for a short time along with being used concurrently with the Inspector Gadget copyright from 1995-1996 and it can be seen on VHS tapes of some PINGASrats episodes from the era and is seen on The '90s Are Thief on TeenRobotnik, VHS tapes and DVDs of The Jen & Jimmy Show episodes from the era and is currently seen on The '90s Are Thief on TeenRobotnik, VHS tapes of some Nog Man and Nog Dog episodes from this era and is seen on The '90s Are Thief on Robotnik, and season 1-3 episodes of PINGAS! Robotnik's Actual Monsters on VHS, which was last seen in October 2011 on The '90s Are Thief on TeenRobotnik. The Inspector Gadget variant is super-duper common and can be seen on all Robotniktoons up until 1997, when they used the logo below. At that point, only TKKPP shows such as PINGASrats, Grounder's Rules and Robotnik in the Jungle used this logo along with The Patrick Star Show (current prints of the latter use the next logo instead). The 1997 variant is rare and can only be found on late-1997 episodes of PINGASrats and PINGAS! Robotnik's Actual Monsters. The later variant, however, is very common as it is seen on all Robotniktoons shows and episodes from 1998-2009. This logo also appears on The Adventures of Paul & Paul season 1 on DVD and all Patrick Star Show DVDs from 2003 to 2009, along with several Robotnik Jr. shows on DVD and Comcast Video on Demand. The first three seasons of Nog Man and Nog Dog released through Loud! Factory have this logo intact (2011-2012).
Scare Factor: It depends on the sound variant:
- None for the silent variant.
- None with the closing theme of the show.
- None to low for the PINGASrats variant. It depends on what quote from the episode is heard.
- Minimal bordering on low with the sound of kids laughing.
- Minimal for the PINGAS! Robotnik's Actual Monsters variant, because of the Krusty Krab Pizza Productions logo's music, but those who like that logo should be OK with it.
2nd Logo (1996-2009)
Logo: We see the Dr. Robotnik splat logo, but reading "ROBOTNIKTOONS" on a black BG (although sometimes it reads "DR. ROBOTNIK" and is stretched out more). Copyright information is seen below, or sometimes not at all.
- There is an animated version of the Dr. Robotnik logo which is seen on the trailer for various pron movies and d on Classic Yak. A CGI ball appears on a black background and then forms a "DR. ROBOTNIK" splat. The long version was only seen on the "Fat Dogs" shorts.
- On some episodes of Invader Reservoirs, the copyright doesn't appear for a few seconds.
Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show or a soundbite of the show. Sometimes, none.
Music/Sounds Variant: On Michael Rosenwe hear the theme song and Michael saying "Gotta eat plums!".
Availability: First seen on the trailer for Wild Pingas 23 and a Half. The "Robotniktoons" variant appeared on every new Robotniktoons starting with The Pizza Delivery Men Adventures, and was also used on WerewolfCreature, Funky Disco, and recent prints of The Patrick Star Show episodes from the era, plastering the Ring, among others, excluding all TKKPP/Robotnik shows, up until Jam and the Power of Jimmy. The "Dr. Robotnik" variant is seen on Michael Rosen after the Z Entertainment and Pineapple Entertainment "Bushroot" logo, Werewolfscratch and non-US airings of early Oblina's Pinatas episodes and 2006 episodes of The Patrick Star Show. It's also superimposed over the closing credits of The Fat Controller: The Last Fat Railway Controller. The main logo still appears on new episodes of shows that debuted prior to 2007, such as The Patrick Star Show, up until 2009. The version without the copyright info was seen on Pikachu's Ball 2 - Ash's Great Adventure and the teaser trailer for The PINGASrats Movie.
Scare Factor: None.
Nicknames: "Basic Splat", "Trampoline Splat", "The Bouncing Splat"
Logo: On a white background, we see a 3D CGI purple ball bouncing on a blue trampoline twice. Then it bounces to the center of the screen, resembling a 3D Dr. Robotnik splat with the words "A DR. ROBOTNIK PRODUCTION". After a few seconds, it turns into a 2D splat.
Variant: There is a variant seen on PINGAS Power which does not contain the words "A" and "PRODUCTION".
FX/SFX: CGI animation of the ball and the trampoline.
Cheesy Factor: The animation of the ball bouncing looks a bit choppy.
Music/Sounds: Three boing sounds, followed by the first 7 notes of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgedog theme by Jhas Blujk.
Availability: First seen on The Patrick Star Show, it can be also seen on the first season of The Adventures of Monica, on some episodes of Gary's Clues, and PINGAS Power. It was also seen on Pistas de Gary or Pistas de Gerardo.
Scare Factor: None to low. On PINGAS Power, the logo is bigger, and the ball getting to closer of the screen can get to some.