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Background: Invisible Bike Animation Studios was founded in Seattle, Washington, USA in 1976 by animator/director Mark Bright, film producer/voice actor Dave Wilson, and screenwriter Jeff Davis. It was popular for making animated motion pictures and TV shows in the 1980s and 1990s. Their first motion picture was My Favorite Monster (September 1978), distributed by Futuristic-Wolf. They also made many films in from the early 1980s to the early 2000s including their most successful films Demons vs Martians (1985) and How to Train Your Dinosaur (1986), distributed by Cairo Pictures. Ellen Peck worked at this company in the mid-1980s. In 1994, the company was renamed IBAS, Inc. At one point in the mid-1990s, the company failed to purchase Argosy Media, Inc. From 2006 until 2009, IBAS, Inc. reverted to its original name. Today, the studio is producing the TV series Cute Cats (2009-), which is produced in association with Ice-Cat Animation. They are also making their first computer-animated TV series Dumb Invaders (2015-present), which is produced in association with Granada Film Company.


1st Logo (1978-1982, 1985)

Logo: On a black background, we see the text "INVISIBLE BIKE ANIMATION STUDIOS" in white. A sunset sky and a dark cat shadow fade in with a 50% transparency effect. The lightning of the set changes, so the sky darkens and the cat is revealed, revealing that it's the Invisible Bike cat. The screen then fades to black.

FX/SFX: None, except the 50% transparent cat and sky fading in.

Music/Sounds: The theme from the 1995 Time Magnetics logo or the film/TV show's closing theme.

Availability: Seen on My Favorite Monster (September 1978), Happycat's Island (Summer 1979), and The Disco Cat (1981) and TV shows produced by the company at the time. This was last seen on the unaired pilot episode of The Lolcat Show from 1986, which is included as a bonus feature on the Season 1 DVD box set of the said show. The logo is hard to find on syndicated prints of Happycat's Island, because it has newer credits with the next logo.

Scare Factor: Medium.


2nd Logo (1982-1989)

Logo: On a blue gradient background, we see a black line. Suddenly, we zoom out from the line, revealing it to be a model of the Invisible Bike cat. The words "INVISIBLE BIKE ANIMATION STUDIOS" in the Constantia font fade in on the bottom.

FX/SFX: All the animation in this logo.

Variants:

  • On Invisible Bike's TV shows from the era, the logo is fullscreen and the text reads "INVISIBLE BIKE".
  • On syndicated prints of Happycat's Island, the logo is shortened.

Music/Sounds:

  • 1982-1986: An early 80s synthesizer theme that sounds like an extended and messed-up version of the 1981 King Features Entertainment logo's music.
  • 1986-1989: Same as the last theme but sightly remixed and played on different notes.

Availability: First seen after the end credits of Planet of the Dragons (1982). Also seen on the films Happycat in Outer Space (1984), Demons vs Martians (1985), Happycat Goes To Africa (1986), How to Train Your Dinosaur (1986), Wasp Movie (1986), Deadly Animals (1987), Kung Fu Panther (1987), Happycat's Island II (1988), Cyborgs & Martians (1988), and G.O.D's Big Movie (1989). This was also seen on the TV series The Lolcat Show (1986-1989) and the first few episodes of The Carl & Bella Hour.

Scare Factor: Low, the music may get to some.


3rd Logo (October 1988-1994, 1994-1995, March 1997)


Logo: On a black BG, we see tons of orange shards flying in. As we zoom out, the shards form into a CGI rendition of the Invisible Bike cat, with text "INVISIBLE BIKE" (in gold Peignot Bold font) below. When they move into place, the words "ANIMATION STUDIOS" (in white Peignot font) fade in below the "INVISIBLE BIKE" text. When the logo is formed, a spotlight appears below the logo.

Variants:

  • On Invisible Bike's TV shows from 1989 to 1992, the logo is fullscreen and the text reads "INVISIBLE BIKE".
  • From 1994 until 1995, the background is replaced with a starfield, the Invisible Bike cat shines, and the text reads "IBAS, INC.".

FX/SFX: The CGI used to compose most of the animation in the logo. It fits well for the late 80s and early 90s.

Music/Sounds: A short synth tune.

Availability: First seen on the TV special Mutant Tomatoes from Outer Space (October 1988). Also seen on Happycat's Island III (1989), The Carl & Bella Hour (1989-1992 episodes), Vince Offer's Big Adventure (1990), One Dragonfly Flew Over the Spider's Nest (1990), Night of the Cats (1991), Dolphin & Squid: The Movie (1992), The Lolcat Christmas Movie (1992), Adam the Ant (1993), and Happycat Goes to Hollywood (Summer 1994). This was also seen on TV shows from 1994 to 1995.

Scare Factor: Low. The music might startle some, and the primitive animation could be scary, but it's otherwise harmless.


4th Logo (1992-1995)

Logo: On a black background, we see a starfield. After at least four seconds a yellow grid moving upwards and a light-bulb with a faint flame both fade in. As the logo progresses sparks move through the light-bulb then numerous warp stars flying appear and vanish after a yellow flash with a white solid 8-point star in the middle appears, causing the Invisible Bike cat to appear. The "INVISIBLE BIKE" text in white flips up zooms out and settles beneath the cat and the grid/light-bulb fade out. The text "ANIMATION STUDIOS" in yellow fades in at the bottom. It stays on for ten seconds before finally fading to black.

Variants:

  • On The Carl & Bella Hour (1992-1994 episodes), the show's closing theme plays over the logo.
  • From 1994 until 1995, the text reads "IBAS, INC.", the starfield is removed, and the cat is there during the whole logo.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The warp stars, the grid, the text. Also, the company's catalog had mostly children's titles. However, it's not suitable for children. In fact, it's not even a good idea for a logo. It uses incredibly cheap effects, most of which, once the logo is finished, become unnecessary, but the heart of the utter cheesiness of the logo is in the starfield and the cat. They are obviously tacked on and, if you look closely, the upper/lower sections disappear when the grid appears and appear again when the grid disappears.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 2nd Legal Video logo.

Availability: Seen only on The New Lolcat Show (1992-1994 episodes), Dolphin & Squid (1992-1997, 1992-1995 episodes only), and The Carl & Bella Hour (1992-1994 episodes).

Scare Factor: Low to high. The very weird (almost nonsensical) nature of this logo and the "in your face" nature of it will creep out more than a few people.


5th Logo (1994-1995)

Logo: On a black background, we see a dark blue silhouette of the Invisible Bike cat. The text "IBAS, INC." in the Smack font zooms in fast.

Variants:

  • On Dino and the Magic Dinosaur Egg, the cat is on fire.
  • There was a rare variant of this logo where it strangely was silent and all it said was IBAS. This variant was only seen on the last episode of The New Lolcat Show (September 1994).

Trivia: This logo was remade for the video game Happycat in Outer Space (1995, SBGS and Mega Revelation).

FX/SFX: The zooming.

Music/Sounds: A loud bang when the company's name zooms in.

Availability: Rare; seen after the closing credits of some movies such as Dino and the Magic Dinosaur Egg (1994) and Happycat in Outer Space (1984, theatrical re-release in 1995). This was also seen on the last episode of The New Lolcat Show (September 1994), the only TV show to use this logo.

Scare Factor: Medium to High because of the scary font and the loud bang. High to NIGHTMARE for the Dino and the Magic Dinosaur Egg variant. None for the last episode of The New Lolcat Show variant, though you might think of the loud bang.


6th Logo (1995-1998, April 21, 2000, August 10, 2001)

Logo: We start seeing a blue cloud background with clouds moving. The Invisible Bike cat zooms-out as the cloud background becomes ochre. After it zooms out, the text "IBAS, INC." appears at the bottom of the logo.

Trivia:

  • The Morse code heard in this logo transmitted this message: INVISIBLE BIKE
  • On the short version of this logo, the Morse code transmitted: IBAS

Variants:

  • On early releases that used this logo, the text "INVISIBLE BIKE ANIMATION STUDIOS" replaces "IBAS, INC.".
  • Starting on January 1997, the sky background was different.

FX/SFX: The clouds and logo.

Music/Sounds: A fanfare accompanied by a series of "Morse code" beeps. Sometimes, there is a voiceover saying "This is a IBAS presentation."

Availability: Common. This logo was seen on most IBAS releases from 1995 to 1998, including the 1998 theatrical re-release of the My Favorite Monster (1978), all Dino the Dinosaur movies such as Dino the Dinosaur vs. Danny the Dog (1996) and at the beginning of Roboman (1996). This logo was also seen on 1995-1997 episodes of Dolphin & Squid, in which the logo appears both in-credit and as a closing logo.

Scare Factor: Minimal, although a well-liked logo, the creepy "Morse code" beeps could still cause some scares.


7th Logo (June 28, 1996)

Logo: On a white background, we see a purple triangle, which fades into the Invisible Bike cat 2 seconds later. The text "IBAS, INC." zooms in below.

FX/SFX: The fading and zooming.

Music/Sounds: A dark synth fanfare with the sound of a wind blowing followed by a 12-note triumphant tune ending with a piano tune.

Availability: Seen only after the end credits on the 1996 film Roboman (the previous logo appears at the beginning).

Scare Factor: Medium.



8th Logo (1998-2002)

Logo: On a shady gray background, we see the Invisible Bike Cat in silver. Under that reads "IBAS, INC." and a certain copyright notice (see below). There is a spotlight from the top left of the screen, casting a shadow of the logo on the floor.

Variant: There is an extended variant that starts out on a black background, where a light brightens and flashes, revealing the logo. There is also no copyright info whatsoever.

Bylines:

  • 1998-2001: "IBAS is a trademark of the INVISIBLE BIKE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP"
  • 2001-2002: "IBAS is a trademark of INVISIBLE BIKE ANIMATION STUDIOS"

FX/SFX: The logo shining. For the extended version, the light.

Music/Sounds: A synth tune ending with a drum beat. An 11-note synth tune accompanied by a choir for the extended version.

Availability: Common. Was seen on movies and shows like How to Train Your Dinosaur 2 (1999) and Roboman 2: The Great Escape (2000). Acording to the VPC (Vanity Plate Club) Wiki, it was also seen on some 1999 episodes of Star Goofs (1997-2005).

Scare Factor: None to Minimal.



9th Logo (2002-2006)

Logo: On a black background, we see a green grid outline of the Invisible Bike cat's head being drawn, then a light flashes and then the outline turns black. Then the rest of the cat's body is built, and we zoom out a little bit as it is built. When it is done, the cat changes to its normal look and the text "IBAS, INC." appears, and the text shines when it shows up. After a few seconds, we fade to black.

FX/SFX: Good animation.

Music/Sounds: A synthesized fanfare that sounds like an extended, high-pitched, and messed-up version of the the Toei Home Video logo's music, accompanied by a whoosh and some jingling sounds.

Availability: Common. Was seen on 2002-2006 shows and movies like Space Dinos (2002) and Dolphin Tower (2005).

Scare Factor: Medium.


10th Logo (2006-2009)

Logo: On a black background, we see the Invisible Bike cat zooming in at the screen, then blue rectangles move against the cat, the first representing a tunnel, and the others sliding past the cat to the left. We then fade to the camera zooming out of the cat's face, and we see "INVISIBLE BIKE" in the Boom font in blue next to it on the left side of the screen, and the text "ANIMATION STUDIOS" (in the Viacom "Wigga-Wigga" font) fades in below "INVISIBLE BIKE". We then fade to black.

FX/SFX: Typical 2000s animation.

Music/Sounds: It sounds like a synthesized peaceful, yet majestic tune.

Availability: Common. That was seen on movies and shows like Blue Flames (2007).

Scare Factor: Minimal; the sudden zoom at the beginning may get to some.


11th Logo (2009-2012, December 2013)

Logo: On a black background, we see the Invisible Bike cat with the words "IBAS, INC." below.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: A synth fanfare ending with a 12-note violin fanfare.

Availability: Common. Was seen on TV shows like Cute Cats and movies like Underwater Wars.

Scare Factor: None.


12th Logo (2012-2016)

Logo: We see the Invisible Bike cat inside a mall, with the text "ibas inc." in white Data 70 font to the right of the cat.

FX/SFX: The people inside the mall. This logo is mostly live-action, except for the cat and the text (which were chyroned in).

Music/Sounds: It sounds like an extended version of the 1982 logo's theme.

Availability: Common. Seen on movies IBAS made during the era, and is seen on 2012-2016 episodes of Cute Cats (2009-). It was also seen on 2013-2016 episodes of Lolcat Wars (2013-), which is produced in association with Argosy Media.


13th Logo (2016-)

Logo: On a black background, a blue rectangle fades in. Then, a few seconds later, the Invisible Bike cat's shadow in azure fades in. The rectangle later fades out as "IBAS, INC." fades in below the logo. The logo fades out a few seconds later.

FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The logo is very simple. The sound is also copied from a THX variant.

Music/Sounds: The THX deep note from The Black Cauldron DVD (which IBAS calls "The Warping Note"), the opening theme of the movie, or the closing theme of the TV show.

Availability: First seen on The Snail of Doom.

Scare Factor: High. Minimal with the closing or opening theme.

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