Background: Dr. Robotnik Movies is the movie production arm of Comcast's Dr. Robotnik, established in 1996 to produce movies based on Dr. Robotnik shows, which are distributed by Pronz Film Releasing. They have also produced some original films such as Windowbreakers, The Yummy House, Westeast, and The Adventures of Clones
1st Logo (July 10, 1996)
Nicknames: "Robotnik Michael Rosen"
Logo: Michael Rosen runs in the clouds to the logo shaped as a cloud, but slips over and crashes into each of the clouds, which is revealed to be a movie set and then finally crashes into the screen. Michael then pulls himself off the screen and hangs on to the Dr. Robotnik cloud in a black screen, then the cloud turns into a variation of the familiar spat-like Dr. Robotnik logo.
FX/SFX: 2D animation produced by Party X Studios.
Music/Sounds: Dramatic music along with Michael Rosen saying "Plums!" over and over when he's about to crash into the screen, that segues into the Sonic SatAM theme when Michael crashes into the screen.
Availability: Rare. It's only seen on Boredom Videos: No-one is Special, This logo also appeared as a Dr. Robotnik ident in Summer 1996.
Scare Factor: Minimal; Michael running up to the screen may surprise you for the first time, but you'll start to know it.
2nd Logo (July 25, 1997)
Nicknames: "Fast Food Drink", "Home of the Big Mac", "Grape Soda"
Logo: On a black and blue gradient background, we see grape soda being poured into a large cup. When it's done pouring, the cap of the cup with a straw closes the top and the cup drives around the screen until it brakes and falls down, leaving the cap open. The soda spills out of the cup, reading "DR. ROBOTNIK" in the well known Sonic font.
Trivia: This logo pays homage to a Dr. Robotnik Productions logo from 1995.
Variant: On the trailer and on 4:3 aspect ratio airings, the logo has more light and is animated in stop-motion.
FX/SFX: CGI, of course.
Cheesy Factor: Well, the CGI is kinda bland, but it's not that bad. The soda seems to behave as a different liquid when it spills out rather than regular soda.
Music/Sounds: Soda pouring sounds and car sounds. The brake sounds are accompanied with the Sonic SatAM theme: "Blue streak, speeds by, Sonic the Hegdehog. Too fast, for the naked eye, Sonic the Hegdehog, He's the fastest thing alive. He's the fastest thing aliiiiiiiiiive!".
Availability: Rare. It's only seen on Big Mac. Big Mac is occasionally aired on EGG Network; however, it's rarely shown. Big Mac airs regularly on the Egg-stralian channel "Moviestars Network Comedy" though, with this logo left intact. Also appeared as an ident on Dr. Robotnik in Summer 1997.
Scare Factor: None.
3rd Logo (1998)
Nickname: "Crane Operator"
Logo: On a white background, we see a purple movie camera with "DR. ROBOTNIK" (in its well known font). A green filmstrip sticks out reading "MOVIES".
Music/Sounds: Possibly the opening theme of the trailer.
Availability: Only seen on the first trailer for The PINGASrats Movie.
Scare Factor: None.
4th Logo (November 20, 1998)
Nicknames: "Michael Rosen II", "Michael's Fleck", "The Robotnik Footprint"
Logo: Michael Rosen spots a blob of purple goo and tries to catch it. It then gets stuck to his fingers and he struggles to throw it off. It does, then a giant man stomps on the dog and goo, turning to the Dr. Robotnik footprint as seen on the gates to the Robotniktoons Studios in Bankbur, Kanada, Mobius. The camera pans to reveal it, then Michael falls off of it.
Variant: On publicity for The PINGASrats Movie and PINGASrats In Japan: The Movie (as well as the videogame of the latter), a blue oval reading "MOVIES" in Arial Narrow font accompanies the footprint. Note that this is not seen on PINGASrats in Japan: The Movie.
FX/SFX: Everything in the logo, produced by QFPoM Design and Party X Studios.
Music/Sounds: A weird three note tune, followed by cartoon-like sound effects and Michael Rosen saying "Plums!", and a hip-hop mix of the Sonic SatAM theme.
Availability: Can only be seen on The PINGASrats Movie. Was also shown as an ID on Dr. Robotnik in Fall 1998.
Scare Factor: Low.
5th Logo (February 11, 2000-March 29, 2002, 2006)
Nickname: "Chip and the RR HQ"
Logo: Here are the logo variants used:
- The Fat Goldfish: Chip cleans the marshmallows off the walk to the Rescue Rangers Headquarters and Gadget Hackwrench is watching him, sitting down on the snow. Then, a giant marshmallow covered ball falls onto the Rescue Rangers Headquarters and completely destroys the top in a very graphic manner, covering Gadget in marshmallows. She yells angrly in a muffled voice and runs off and Chip does a double take. The rest of the Rescue Rangers come in and gasp in shock, then shout angrly. The marshmallows comes off the ball revealing a large purple ball, and we see the text "DR. ROBOTNIK" on the ball. The background turns black and the ball then bounces to the middle-left of the screen, and then a small purple ball and a green ball appear. The word "movies" is on a green ball. Then Gadget appears and says in a muffled voice (unmuffled: "I'll have revenge!") and then it fades out.
- PINGASrats in Japan: There is a special Japanese variant in which it is nearly the same, except Chip is replaced with Sailor Moon who rakes leaves in front of her mother's house with help from Sailor Jupiter in the autumn season, and the Tokyo Tower can be seen in the background not too far from the house. The ball smashing the house is now just the big purple ball with the "DR. ROBOTNIK" text on it. Then when the logo resumes like normal, and Gadget appears on the bottom-right of the screen and shouts in the same muffled voice angrly (literally unmuffled "This dumb ball covered me in raking leaves!"), until it fades out.
- Michael Rosen: Plum Genius: This variant cuts off the live-action and fades in where the Dr. Robotnik purple ball bouncing to the middle-left of the screen with the smaller purple ball. Then Older Rosen appears on-screen, with a ding noise, causing the a crashing noise to be heard. He looks at the logo knowing it's incomplete, says "You know what this could use, just a little bit of chocolate bagels". He throws 17 chocolate bagels and creates a green ball saying "movies" with it. He then says "Really nice!!!" and disappears.
- Windowbreakers: On the first half of the logo, we see a clay model of a sad child walking with several other clay models of bored children in front of a realistic wooden model of a school. Suddenly, the ball with "DR. ROBOTNIK" on it falls and smashes the school into several bits and pieces. The clay models of children shout "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!" and run away while a clay model of a dog with a bone in it's mouth chases the children.
- TV spots for Windowbreakers had the "DR. ROBOTNIK" text shortened to the common abbreviation of the name "DR.". The "DR." font for it is also much larger than "DR. ROBOTNIK".
- On a trailer for Truckstop, the logo is superimposed on a live-action picture of a truckstop.
FX/SFX: Depends on the variant. The Fat Goldfish variant is a combination of cel animation and CGI from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the PINGASrats in Japan variant is anime animation by Toei, and the Windowbreakers variant is stop motion from Party X Studios.
- The Fat Goldfish version has a light whistling tune that abruptly stops when the Rescue Rangers HQ gets destroyed by the ball, and then changes to a tuba/whistling version of the Sonic SatAM theme.
- The PINGASrats in Japan version has an woodwind flute playing the light whistling tune, followed by an woodwind flute version of the Sonic SatAM theme and a "bark" from the dog.
- The Michael Rosen version has a funny sounding version of the Sonic SatAM theme with cartoon sound effects.
- The Windowbreakes version had a sad moog synthesizer theme that abruptly stops when the school gets destroyed by the ball, and then changes into a farting version of the Sonic SatAM theme.
Music/Sounds Variant: On some prints of Fat Goldfish, a rock tune is used in place of the Sonic SatAM theme.
Availability: Seen on each film having their respective variants of this logo.
Scare Factor: Low.
6th Logo (October 28, 2000)
Nickname: "The Still Logo"
Logo: On a black background, we see the Dr. Robotnik oval. Under it is the word "presents".
Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the film.
Availability: Very rare. Only seen on Cry Street Lane, which was last seen on TeenRobotnik on October 31, 2011.
Scare Factor: Low.
7th Logo (June 28, 2002-June 13, 2003)
Nicknames: "Sneezing", "The Wiggling Balls", "Dr. Robotnik, Where Are You!"
Logo: Over a shot of a castle with the thunder lighting, we see some white lines, parodying the opening to the classic 1969 Hanna-Barbera cartoon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Suddenly a sneezing noise is heard, and a purple ball with "DR. ROBOTNIK" in it zooms out from the middle of the screen, while a smaller green ball with "movies" on it appears next to it. The Dr. Robotnik ball stops the blue ball from spinning. The word movies in the logo sneezes and then turns back to make the finished logo.
Variant: A shorter version of the logo starts out with the balls zooming out from the middle of the screen.
FX/SFX: CGI animation. The first part is in cel animation, which looks too bad for the '2000s, but by 2003, this logo looked outdated after more than a decase.
- Theme 1: A creepy tune with both bat and lighting sounds, then a guitar playing the light whistling tune fom the previous logo, and finally a light instrumental hip hop-like Sonic SatAM theme.
- Theme 2: Two plucks with choir sounds, along with bat and lighting sounds and a thirty note vocal version of the Sonic SatAM theme that like this: "Blue streak, speeds by, Sonic the Hegdehog. Too fast, for the naked eye, Sonic the Hegdehog, He's the fastest thing alive. He's the fastest thing aliiiiiiiiiive!".
Availability: The long version is rare, as it was seen only on Hey Tax Man Max! The Movie (with Theme 1) and PINGASrats Go Wild! (with Theme 2). The short version appears at the end of the credits for almost every Dr. Robotnik movie on television since 2002. However, PINGASrats Go Wild! was re-ran on Robotnik at Nite on Thanksgiving 2007.
Scare Factor: None whatsoever. It's a very cool looking logo.
8th Logo (December 20, 2002)
Nicknames: "The Michael Rosen Spot"', "The Rosen's Nose", "Robotnik Michael Rosen III"
Logo: We see a forest on a sunny day, as if it was seen in the grass. Then, the curious nose of Older Rosen appears sniffing the screen, and then he sees the Dr. Robotnik Movies logo on the grass. We cut back to Michael Rosen, who eats the screen, causing the screen to cut black.
Variant: This was also used as a network ID, but with a few differences; the scene where Michael licks the screen is cut, and the "movies" ball is removed.
FX/SFX: A mix of stop-motion and computer animation created by Lord Animation and Pineapple Entertainment, both in Egg York City.
Music/Sounds: A loud bombastic score, with Older Rosen saying "BENDY!". When the company logo appears, we hear a "rock" version of the famous Sonic SatAM theme.
Availability: Only on The Robotnik in the Jungle Movie. It was also seen on TV spots for Mes, Loops and Kings and was used as an ID in December 2002 and January 2003 to help promote The Robotnik in the Jungle Movie.
Scare Factor: Low to high. The close up of the dog can cause a few spooks.
9th Logo (November 19, 2004)
Nicknames: "Dark Planet", "The Collision Between Westcon Home Video, Nickelodeon Movies and Dr. Robotnik Movies", "Psychedelic Dr. Robotnik"
Logo: We see an explosion, which brings forth a red ball. Inside the ball, Clarissa (from Clarissa Explains It All) walks through halfway, and a purple airplane flies through it, but inside the airplane is the characters from Rocket Power and Rugrats (such as Reggie and Chuckie). Then, we see a kaleidoscopic view of Nigel Thornberry (from The Wild Thornberrys) running, and then, we see the Robotnik Jr. playground along with a city skyline. A purple planet floats outward, and spawns two more planets that form the Dr. Robotnik Movies logo. The finished product is the dark Mars planet environment.
Trivia: The blue ball seen at the beginning of the logo is a possible callback to one of Dr. Robotnik's original logo before the anything that featured a shiny silver ball, and the airplane that appears out of Clarissa later in the logo is quite similar to the Dr. Robotnik airplane, which the show still uses as a model for their Adults' Pick Winners trophies.
FX/SFX: EXTRAORDINARY CGI created by Pineapple Entertainment.
Music/Sounds: A marching, low-pitched chime fanfare.
Availability: Only seen on The Patrick Star Movie.
Scare Factor: None.
10th Logo (December 17, 2004-December 15, 2006, January 6, 2009)
Nicknames: "The Moons", "The Robotnik Moons", "Planet Dr. Robotnik"
Logo: On a space background, we see the shadow text on a green moon that reads "DR. ROBOTNIK". Then, when the blue moon flies away, the 3D text "DR. ROBOTNIK" zooms out from the bottom of the screen, as the camera pans to reveal two purple moons and a movies takes into place. The word "movies" spins in around a green moon.
Variants: There is an abridged variant on Mes, Loops and Kings. On John Gardner's James Bond: Scorpius, Truckstop, and Pikachu's Ball, the logo pans down into the opening titles. On Mobius Fighting, the already-formed logo is in a boxing ring.
FX/SFX: Once again, well-rendered CGI animation.
Cheesy Factor: The CGI is good, but the logo itself is boring. It's not as creative as the other logos on this page.
Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.
Availability: Can be seen on such films as John Gardner's James Bond: Scorpius, Mobius Fighting, Truckstop, Pikachu's Ball, and Mes, Loops and Kings. Also seen on the Hotel for Cats game on Mobius Wii.
Scare Factor: Low.
11th Logo (February 14, 2008-June 12, 2009)
Nicknames: "The Splat", "Flying Logo and Letters"
Logo: Against a black background, some purple slime swirls out from the distance toward the viewer. The camera pans around and the slime forms the Dr. Robotnik logo with "movies" on its right.
Trivia: This was made by Picture Egg.
FX/SFX: The slime.
Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.
Availability: First seen on The Yummy House. Also appears on Hotel for Cats, Imagine Things, and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Chuckling.
Scare Factor: Minimal.
12th Logo (February 21, 2010- )
Logo: We zoom out under a orange drop facing the camera, which is falling down against a white background. As the camera pans out to position itself so that the orange drop is viewed from a side perspective, the orange drop falls off-screen, and shortly after splashes on top of something, which the camera reveals to the "i" in the current Dr. Robotnik logo. The orange drop upon impact with it dots the "i" in the logo, as the splash made by the orange drop quickly forms the dot. As the camera then zooms out to fully reveal the finished logo, "MOVIES" in purple fades in, which is then followed by a small TM trademark bug fading in to the right of the logo.
Variants: An earlier version of the logo, used in 2010, has the Dr. Robotnik logo zooming out on a black background, followed by "MOVIES" in a purple color appearing letter-by-letter via some purple rays shining left to right. This version was used on trailers and promos for The Last Railway Controller, as well as the first trailer for Westeast. On The Last Railway Controller, a train version of the logo appears on an orange background on trains, then wind comes in to remove the trains as the background turns black with cars and airplanes. Starting with The Adventures of Clones, both the drop and the logo are in a more orange color, the drop looks sleeker, "MOVIES" is in a red color, and the logo's background is brighter. The camera also zooms out at a further distance to show the finished logo.
FX/SFX: The orange drop, the Dr. Robotnik logo zooming out, and "MOVIES" fading in. All CGI animation by Zmation Animation Studios.
Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie.
Availability: Currently used for recent/new films produced by the company, such as School Boys, The Last Railway Controller, Westeast, The Adventures of Clones, and Big Size. Was first seen on the Robot@Nite promo for Angus, Thongs and Perfect Chuckling.
Scare Factor: None.