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Revision as of 20:56, 12 April 2021

For the HBO Family bumpers, see Lost HBO Family Bumpers (1998-2011).


On August 26, 2001, HBO Family created two new blocks for their lineup of children’s TV shows; a preschool block called "Jam" (which aired in the morning) and a tween block called, "Magnet" (which aired in the afternoon).

On January 2005, Magnet was discontinued and only two shows (Animated Tales of The World and Crashbox, in which the latter still air to this day), was integrated into the Jam segments, although Magnet still appeared on the (now defunct) website. Magnet was most likely shut down due to there not being enough shows on the block or HBO Family wanted to air movies during the afternoon time.

In 2010, Jam was rebranded completely, and it's designed by Primal Screen. It featured a new CGI version of Jam playing with live-action kids in a CGI field and a new background music. Jam was discontinued on January 17, 2016, one day after first-run episodes of Sesame Street moved to HBO from their long-time home of PBS, and was rebranded to HBO Kids. While the aforementioned series would continue to air on PBS Kids, new episodes would premiere on HBO and be aired on PBS Kids nine months later.

In November 2020, Sesame Street would later move out of HBO Family due to the show moving to HBO Max. Fellow Sesame Workshop shows The Electric Company and Pinky Dinky Doo would also move out entirely in the start of 2021, so now HBO Family is back to just airing Kindergarten, A Little Curious, Crashbox, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child and HBO Storybook Musicals.

Since then, classic HBO Family content from the Jam and Magnet era has been rarely archived or seen again, making the bumpers somewhat impossible to find, especially for Magnet content. Some of the content has been found for Jam, mostly the 2010-16 era footage, but Magnet content has been nearly impossible to find.

Jam (2001-2016)

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In the 2001-10 bumpers featuring Jam, a blob character named, “Jammie” would appear playing and dancing with kids in a sunny field to a hip-hop beat. The anthem for the segment would featuring the kids rapping about Jammie. The song went like this:

"J-J-J-Jammie, so sticky and wiggly
And goopy and giggly. 
J-J-Jammie, come out and play! 
Little Girl: Jammie, you’re fun for the day. (She would say this during the block)
Little Girl: Jammie, see you tomorrow. (She said this at the end of the block)"

Some bumpers would feature them saying why they love Jammie.

In the 2010-16 bumpers, the bumpers received an update. They featured a CG version of Jammie playing with some live action kids in a CG background. The music was also changed to a more vibrant, cheery xylophone music. There were bumpers featuring Jammie in his original 2D form (albeit with a slightly different design) doing things to save the Earth, such as conserving water or recycling, or brushing his teeth.

Bumpers like featuring Jammie in a parade, colorizing the forest is found, as well a 3D bumper featuring Jammie watering a plant, causing it to grow into a tree.

Magnet (2001-2005)

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In the Magnet bumpers, a bunch of electrical charges would be featured with some kids hanging out together doing typical after-school activities such as hanging out at a park, eating at a burger joint, or skateboarding. It would also feature kids doing hover board tricks on the logo.

Additional lost interstitials/bumpers

Mostly interstitials that air during commercial breaks on HBO Family, or on Jam and/or Magnet, at least until January 2016.

HBO Family: 411

Main article: HBO Family 411 (lost animated series)

A 2D stop-motion series which featured a yellow dog and a gray mouse who gave kids helpful hints on stuff. The series was produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios. The characters' names are Rex and Mouse. The characters were silent and can only make noises, but a boy or a girl narrated the segment. First airing in 1999, there were 40 short episodes that run for at least 20 to 25 seconds. According to an archived version of Cuppa Coffee's website (via Wayback Machine), this series is targeted to 8-10 year olds. This segment aired on Jam in it's entire run (2001-2016) and aired on Magnet for a while.

Four episodes, titled "Saying Thank You", "Planting a Tree", "Recycling", and "Breakfast in Bed" are found. Aside from this, a few names for the shorts have been found, one being "Friends" and another one being "Hobbies" (which was taken from Cuppa Coffee's awards website)[1], and an article mentioning episodes like computers and keeping an pet dish cold in summer (the latter of which was an pilot episode, according to Mike Gatti)[2].

Who Knew?

Short educational series featuring Professor Rocket from Crashbox, giving a fact about something projected onto a screen. There were about 80 episodes total, but only five facts surfaced: cockroaches, a mirage, and bones, as well as stars and cat claws.

Smart Mouth

Another educational series also featuring Dora Smarmy from Crashbox talking about different types of big, fancy words. There were approximately 80 episodes of this series, and not a single one has surfaced.

My Favorite Book

A live-action series featuring kids talking about their favorite book, and do an recap of it. The series first aired in August 26, 2001 which is the same day that Jam was first introduced. There are approximately 52 episodes, and a bunch of episodes can be found on YouTube. The series is currently partially found, as there are only 21 episodes found.

Just Wondering

A 2D-animated series about a boy or girl thinking about their imagination. There's 6 shorts of this segment. The series is found on YouTube as well as on Antidote FX's website and Vimeo. There's another short of this segment which can be viewed here. This whole segment is entirely found. Even though some of the shorts have no sound, they do in this website. According to an source (not Wikipedia), this segment came out in 2009.

The Way I See It

A series featuring kids talking their stories while their story is animated. According to the Serpentelli brothers who directed and edited the shorts, 21 shorts in total were made, produced, and aired. However, only a handful of shorts have surfaced. One short is at the end of "HBO Family and the History of Jam" video (which was uploaded by Medora) on YouTube. Other shorts, some full and some partial, can be viewed on the Serpentelli brothers’ website as well on Mike Serpentelli's YouTube channel. This segment aired on Jam, as well also outside of the block. Another short is available here. This segment might've also aired on Magnet as well.

Frog Blues

A CGI short series aired on the Magnet block, featuring a frog named Al Frog singing blues music in an empty bar. Only three shorts have surfaced. One can be viewed in this video.

Jammin’ Animals

Main article: Jammin Animals

A series featuring folklores featuring an African narrator telling folklores about different types of animals such as, "Why the Bear Has a Short Tail" and "How the Monkeys Made the Trees." At the end of each story, there is a song about the animal in the story. Only 7 shorts has surfaced. One which was recorded low-quality and can be found on YouTube, another one which recorded in VHS quality and is part of the Jam 2011 Commercial Break video, but also incomplete and can be found on YouTube, This segment started airing in 2000, despite it's name (based on Jam's name, which it was first introduced in 2001). As it's name suggests, this segment aired on Jam.

Another short called Why Sea Turtle Carries Around His Shell has been found.

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And Now You Know

An animated series that probably aired sometime in 2001 where a kid asks a question such as where the wind goes, and the question is answered by a female narrator. The series have 20 episodes. A few shorts can be found here, but some shorts have yet to be found. Two more shorts has been found. It's produced by Kristin Harris Design.

The Booth in The Back

A live action segment that aired on "Magnet" which features bunch of female teens in a diner having a discussion about the short's subject. This segment first aired in 1999, 2 years before the block launched. One short titled "Popularity" of this can be found here. It's also been said that the segment had an election special that aired on October 21, 2000 at 8:30pm ET. Despite Magnet discontinued in 2005, it would continue to air until around the following year (2006). It also aired outside of Magnet.

I Want to Be

"I Want to Be" is an interstitial series created by the same studio who made And Now You Know. A kid talks about who they want to be and why. There's 10 shorts of this segment. 4 shorts has been found. The shorts were entitled "I Want To Be A Chef", "I Want To Be A Marine Biologist", "I Want To Be A Dentist", and "I Want To Be A Plumber". The latter two shorts can be viewed on an YouTube video featuring 6 hours of the Jam block.

What Matters

This segment is a children’s edition of CNN and it discusses current issues such as addiction, tornadoes or refugees. It was shown on Magnet. Only one segment has surfaced and the only other available footage is in the 1999 HBO Family promo.

Yuk

A series that aired on Magnet which features a bizarre style. The segment featured weirdly-designed kids telling a random story, which ends with a "gross joke" and the storyteller saying "Yuk!". Only two shorts of this segment surfaced on Vimeo.

30 by 30: Kid Flicks

An segment that first aired in 1999 and as it's name suggests, it would features short films made by kids. This segment would later air on Magnet. This segment has various specials like 30 by 30: Party Animals. It even got an TV show in 2001, according to IMDb. This is first HBO Family segment to have an TV show, as the next (and possibly last) one to have one is El Perro y El Gato. It had two film festivals called Kid Flicks Online: Film Festival, one that happened in 2000 and in 2002. There is only one promo of it found. It also have another segment called 30 by 30: Short Spots. It got itself an sub-site on hbo4kids.com in 2000.

Some short films of this segment are found, including behind-the-scenes clips. Most of the short films from the interstitial, including the TV show, are lost.

Lisa

Main article: Lisa (Late 90's English Dub)

Though this isn't an original HBO Family segment, it aired on Jam. This segment also aired on Nick Jr. in the UK and ABC Kids in Australia in the early 2000's. HBO Family and ABC Kids would air it during commercial breaks, while Nick Jr. (UK) would air it as an program. ABC Kids aired this segment a lot of times (just like their other segments like Soupe Opera). Despite airing in multiple channels in other countries, it's English dub, however, is somewhat lost. However, most of the dub was released on the Lisa's Space Adventure VHS, as well as an episodes entitled The Painter.

Eat 5

A musical interstitial series created by Healthy Lifestyle Choices for HBO Family that taught kids about how many things like fruit they eat within a . This segment first aired in July 28, 2005. One short can be viewed on this website.

When I'm...

A animated interstitial series that aired on Jam. The series' animation style looks similar to Eric Carle's style, who is well-known for making books for kids. These shorts includes people of how they feel and do. There are 3 shorts found; "When I'm Funny" and "When I'm Jealous", and "When I'm Afraid". It's unknown when the series came out.

Short Takes

A segment that mainly aired on the HBO Family channel, first airing in the early 2000's. It is based on HBO's Short Takes segment that first aired in the 80s. Th segment features behind-the-scenes of the movie, animation techniques, and the voice actors/-acting, being similar to 30 by 30: Kid Flicks. The segment also occasionally aired on Jam in the early 2000s too. The segment still aired until the late 2000s. Only a promo, and 2 shorts about the movies are found.

HBO Family: Most Wanted

A series of commercials that last for 30 seconds. It features a bunch of 5 family members. Each short respectively focus on an members. They show four different people of an member, even though it focus only on three. There are 5 episodes made and found.

Schedule Bumpers

Jam

2001-2010

These bumpers featured Jammie dancing in a live action field with some kids, then he flies up to the "Today on Jam" text and starts bouncing as the scheduled shows get announced.

  • George and Martha (6:30am) to A Little Curious (7am) to Kindergarten (7:30am) (FOUND)
  • HBO Storybook Musicals (1:30pm) to The Adventures of Paddington Bear (2pm) to Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (2:30pm) (FOUND)
  • HBO Storybook Musicals (8am) to Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (8:30am) to The Little Lulu Show (9am) (FOUND)
  • The Adventures of Paddington Bear (9:30am) to Rainbow Fish (10am) to The Neverending Story (10:30am) (FOUND)
  • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (11am) to Babar (11:30am) to George and Martha (12pm) (FOUND)

2010-2016

This bumper features Jammie diving down into the sea in a submarine and he drives pass the list of scheduled shows as the kids announce them.

  • A Little Curious (6am) to Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (7:30am) (FOUND; go to 1:00 to 1:15)
  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (7:30am) to Kindergarten (9am) (Lost)
  • Kindergarten (9am) to Crashbox (9:30am) (Partially Found)
  • A Little Curious (6am) to I Spy (6:30am) to Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (7am) (Lost)
  • I Spy (6:30am) to Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (7am) to Harold and The Purple Crayon (Lost)
  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (7am) to Harold and The Purple Crayon (8am) to I Spy (8:30am) (Lost)
  • Harold and The Purple Crayon (8am) to I Spy (8:30am) to A Little Curious (9am) (Lost)
  • I Spy (8:30am) to A Little Curious (9am) to Kindergarten (9:30am) (Lost)
  • A Little Curious (9am) to Kindergarten (9:30am) to Crashbox (10am) (Lost)
  • A Little Curious (9am) to HBO Storybook Musicals (9:30am) to Crashbox (10am) (Lost)
  • Kindergarten (9:30am) to Crashbox (10am) to Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (11am) (Lost)
  • HBO Storybook Musicals (9:30am) to Crashbox (10am) to Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (11am) (Lost)
  • Crashbox (10am) to Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (11am) (Lost)
  • A Little Curious (6am) to HBO Storybook Musicals (7:30am) to Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (8am) (FOUND)

Magnet

In these bumpers, some kids racing to the Magnet logo and tossing some magnetic letters onto the logo, causing them to spell the scheduled shows.

  • Crashbox (5pm) to The Adventures of Tintin (5:30pm) to The Worst Witch (6pm) (FOUND)

Up Next Bumpers

Jam

2001-2010

These bumpers featured Jammie bouncing on a bubble featuring a screenshot of the upcoming show with kids announcing it.

  • A Little Curious (FOUND)
  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child (FOUND)
  • Kindergarten (Lost)
  • HBO Storybook Musicals (FOUND)
  • George and Martha (Lost)
  • I Spy (Lost)
  • Rainbow Fish (FOUND)
  • The Adventures of Paddington Bear (FOUND)
  • Babar (Lost)
  • Stuart Little: The Animated Series (Lost)
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon (FOUND)
  • The Little Lulu Show (FOUND)
  • The Neverending Story (Lost)
  • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (Lost)
  • Anthony Ant (Lost)
  • Enyclopedia (Lost)
  • Postman Pat (Lost)
  • Crashbox (Lost)
  • Magic Cellar (Lost)
  • Animated Tales of the World (Lost)

2010-2016

These bumpers featured Jammie flying a plane with a box with a montage of clips from the upcoming show. The bumpers were produced by Primal Screen.

  • Crashbox (2010-16 era; FOUND)
  • Kindergarten (FOUND)
  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (FOUND)
  • HBO Storybook Musicals (Partially Found)
  • A Little Curious (FOUND)
  • I Spy (FOUND)
  • Harold and The Purple Crayon (Lost)

Existence Unconfirmed

  • Classical Baby
  • El Perro y El Gato (TV series)
  • The Magic Cellar (2010-16 era)
  • George and Martha (2010-16 era)

Magnet

  • Animated Tales of the World (Lost)
  • Crashbox (Lost)
  • Freshman Year (Lost)
  • The Worst Witch (Lost)
  • 30 by 30: Kid Flicks (Lost)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (Lost)

Promos

Jam

  • George and Martha (Partially Found; from 0:00 to 0:28)
  • The Magic Cellar (FOUND; go to 0:28 to 1:13)
  • A Little Curious (FOUND) (1999 version FOUND; Another promo FOUND; 2001-10 Jam version of the 1999 promo)
  • I Spy (FOUND)
  • Kindergarten (FOUND)
  • Crashbox (FOUND)
  • Harold and The Purple Crayon (FOUND/2001-10 Jam version FOUND)
  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (FOUND/Jam version FOUND/Shortened version; Lost)
  • HBO Storybook Musicals (FOUND/2001-10 Jam version FOUND)
  • My Favorite Book (FOUND)
  • Classical Baby (FOUND)
  • The Little Lulu Show (FOUND)
  • Babar (Lost)
  • The Adventures of Paddington Bear (FOUND)
  • Anthony Ant (FOUND)
  • The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures (FOUND)
  • The Neverending Story (FOUND)
  • Rainbow Fish (FOUND)
  • Stuart Little: The Animated Series (Lost)

Magnet

  • Crashbox (Lost)
  • Animated Tales of the World (Lost)
  • Freshman Year (Lost)
  • 30 by 30: Kid Flicks (Lost)
  • The Worst Witch (Lost)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (Lost)
  • The Little Lulu Show (Found)

Other

  • HBO4Kids.com Kid Flicks Online: Film Festival (FOUND)
  • Middle School Confessions (FOUND)


Miscellaneous Lost Stuff

Totally Famillennium

An month-long marathon that airs HBO Family shows and movies. The marathon block either air in December 1999 or January(-February[3]) 2000 (most likely 2000 because the bumpers included the show "Rainbow Fish" which first premiered January 8th, 2000). Nothing else is found so far than bumpers that are probably from January 2000 are found. Despite this, it is very hard to search to find anything relating to this.

HBO Millennium Bug

Another thing 411 animator Mike Gatti also worked on according to his website. As it's name suggests, it might've been an screenbug (the thing at the bottom right that stays there for the whole entire program) that either aired on HBO or even (most likely) on HBO Family for their Totally Famillennium block. Due to HBO and it's sister channels (including HBO Family) not having screenbugs at all (or during the program, for that matter, because some HBO channels, including HBO Family, used screenbugs during commercial breaks, at least until 2014), nor do they have one to this day, it probably might've been an bumper or an ident used for the Totally Famillennium block.

Greenville

An online game seen on the former HBO Family website created by the same studio who made Eat 5 that was about recycling and helping the planet out. The "mascot" of this game was called Dot, which was a green and black "recycled" dot. Not much else is known about the game, but it could still be played on the Wayback Machine with Adobe Flash Player, but you can prior to January 12, 2021 because of Adobe shutting down it's Flash Player.

HBO Family Promos

The promos that includes HBO Family shows (A Little Curious, Crashbox, Rainbow Fish, I Spy, etc).

1999

  • 1999 Promo (FOUND)
  • 1999 Promo #2 (FOUND)
  • 1999 Promo #3 (FOUND)

2000

Trivia

  • The first 1999 promo features footage of these lost segments:
    • HBO Family: 411
    • The Booth in The Back
    • What Matters
    • Smart Mouth
    • Who Knew? (possibly)
    • 30 by 30: Kid Flicks
  • A YouTube channel's name Programming A Mother Could Love (now called ThePBSNerd) was based on a line on the second 1999 promo.
  • The HBO Family logo at the beginning of the second 1999 promo looks more different than the official logo.
  • The 2000 promo's design style was based on the Totally Famillennium bumpers' design style.
    • Speaking of that, the design style was made by Cuppa Coffee Studios, the studio who made HBO Family: 411 and Crashbox.

Crashbox Online Games

Online games that were based on the show, Crashbox. They were first available on HBO4Kids.com (then HBOMagnet.com, and later, HBOFamily.com). There were 2 games, based on the segments/games on the show. Two of the online games are based on the segments/games, Dirty Pictures and Ear We Are. They were in the Shockwave Player, which was very similar to the Flash Player, but the Shockwave Player came before it. They were also available in the web until early 2014 when the HBO Family website was discontinued, because in 2014, the Shockwave Player wasn't that popular anymore and was outdated. You can still play these games in the Wayback Machine but only in an old browser/older version of an currently-running browser with downloading the Shockwave Player.


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