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In September 1999, PTV Park was rebranded into PBS Kids. With the subsequent introduction of Dot and Dash, bumpers were also produced featuring characters from different PBS Kids shows. These bumpers have gone down in history as some of the most creative promos and bumpers in the world. They were all created by Primal Screen.

Many of them were available on YouTube, but became lost between 2013 and 2014.

Lost Character Idents

These IDs were created by Primal Screen in 1999. The bumpers would always appear before the upcoming show and feature the main character of the show in the PBS Kids logo. Each bumper features something representing the concept of the show.

  • Adventures from the Book of Virtues (FOUND) Reading Rainbow (FOUND), Clifford's Puppy Days (FOUND) Postcards from Buster - A pig turns into different animals.
  • Corduroy - A button pops out of an old man's shirt and wanders off into the street. It then lands in a sewer. The button then travels through the sewage pipe and makes it back into the street. The camera then zooms into the button and then Corduroy appears on the PBS Kids logo. (FOUND)
  • Any of the idents with the 007 template - (A straight rip has been found and was most likely used as a template for some Show IDs. A KMOS Kids exclusive Zoboomafoo ident has been found)
  • Curious George - George the Monkey replaces Dash's face with George the Monkey's face in the PBS Kids logo on a yellow background with dark yellow squares with the show's logo on the top. (FOUND)
  • Elliot Moose - This one has a bird pass by a train with a bootleg Godzilla, Giant trumpet, and sailboat. (FOUND)
  • It's a Big Big World (FOUND), Noddy (FOUND), Theodore Tugboat (FOUND), Liberty Kids - Dash makes shadow puppets.
  • Sesame Street - A dog thinks of a hydrant, the hydrant thinks of a robot, the robot thinks of Dash turning his key and Dash thinks of Elmo and Elmo thinks of PBS. (FOUND)
  • Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse - A seal throws a ball into a cannon, who spits it out to a clown who juggles it until throwing it. The clown then squirts water with his water squirting flower. (FOUND).
  • Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (FOUND), Thomas and Friends (FOUND), Angelina Ballerina, Wimzie's House, Sagwa (FOUND), - A crab goes home to her family under the sea.
  • Timothy Goes to School - A lunchbox appears in a classroom. In the lunchbox, there is an apple, a sandwich, and other foods. Another lunchbox appears zooming to the logo. (FOUND)
  • Wishbone - We see a book open up. The pages flip to show pirates on a ship and a cowgirl on a horse. Suddenly Frankenstein comes out, but Wishbone closes the book before he went out. (FOUND)
  • Redwall - On a medieval-theme background, Dash rides a dragon to a castle with Dot in it. Dash rescues Dot by climbing up the castle and catches her and they ride on a dragon. The dragon then opens his mouth and fire comes out. The PBS Kids logo with Matthias is shown and the fire is shown as a background.
  • Maya and Miguel - Dash and Dot dance at a party then the camera zooms into a disco ball. It turns into the PBS Kids logo with the twins in it.
  • Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies - We see Dash in the safari with lots of other African animals. When he turns on the projector on the screen, the PBS Kids logo appears with Mama Mirabelle inside.
  • Kratts' Creatures - In this one, a forest is seen. Birds, worms, caterpillars, butterflies and various forest animals are seen. Then, we go to a tree, and the PBS Kids logo is shown. The Kratt Brothers appear inside the logo.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy - In this one, kids are riding on a bus. It turns right and left and a stop sign appears. The PBS Kids logo appears with Bill Nye in it.
  • The Electric Company (2009) - It shows Dash and Dot turning on lights and lamps. They go down a dark room, turn on the light and they see the PBS Kids logo with Morgan Freeman in it.
  • The Puzzle Place- It shows Dash and Dot working on a puzzle. They put in the last puzzle piece and it has Julie Woo in the logo.

Schedule Bumpers

Pinball bumpers

  • Adventures From The Book Of Virtues- Plato (FOUND)
  • The Berenstain Bears - Mama Bear (FOUND)
  • Reading Rainbow - Levar Burton (FOUND)
  • Zobomafoo - Zoboo (FOUND)
  • Liberty's Kids - Sarah, Henri and James (FOUND)
  • Zoom (FOUND)
  • The Berenstain Bears & Seven Little Monsters - Mama/Three (FOUND)
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Mister Rogers (TPT Kids exclusive) (FOUND)
  • Wishbone - Wishbone (FOUND)

Racetrack Bumpers

  • Angelina Ballerina - Angelina
  • Clifford (FOUND)
  • Clifford's Puppy Days - Clifford (FOUND)
  • Dragon Tales - Ord (FOUND)
  • George Shrinks - George (FOUND)
  • Sesame Street - Elmo (FOUND)
  • Seven Little Monsters - Three

​Jack In The Box Bumpers

  • Anne of Green Gables - Anne (FOUND)
  • Bob the Builder - Bob (FOUND)
  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Thomas (FOUND)

Bookworm Bunch Bumpers

  • Corduroy (FOUND)
  • Seven Little Monsters Alternate - Five

Underwater Bumpers

  • Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends - Thomas (FOUND)

Coming Up Next Bumpers

Bubble Faces

  • Kratts' Creatures
  • The Berenstain Bears (KMOS Kids exclusive) (FOUND)
  • Theodore Tugboat (FOUND)
  • The Noddy Shop (FOUND)
  • KNO Kids variant (FOUND)

Science Lab

All of these are exclusives, they've been removed, if one is found, it will be added to this.

  • Clifford the Big Red Dog (FOUND)
  • Reading Rainbow (FOUND)
  • Arthur (FOUND)
  • Between The Lions (KNO Kids exclusive)


  • Dragon Tales (FOUND)
  • Sesame Street (FOUND)
  • Barney & Friends (FOUND)
  • Zoboomafoo (KNCT Kids exclusive)
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog (KNO Kids exclusive)
  • Caillou (KNO Kids exclusive)
  • Hello Chuck (KNO Kids exclusive)


All of them are exclusives, they've been removed, if one is found, it will be added to this.

  • Zoboomafoo (FOUND)
  • Between The Lions (FOUND)
  • Tots TV (FOUND)
  • Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (KNO Kids exclusive)
  • Dragon Tales (KNO Kids exclusive)


  • The Puzzle Place
  • Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (FOUND)
  • Thomas and Friends (KNO Kids exclusive) (FOUND)
  • Clifford's Puppy Days (KNCT Kids exclusive)

Mouse Trap

These are extremely rare. This one features a mouse going after the cheese on a Rube Goldberg-styled Mouse Trap. As the mouse steps on the mouse trap, a boot kicks the handle on a machine. The machine shows a puzzle board with characters from a PBS show that don't match on the piece. When the puzzle board is complete, it shows us the main character from a PBS show that's coming up next. Three of these idents has recently been found.

  • Adventures from the Book of Virtues - Annie
  • Arthur - Arthur (FOUND)
  • Between the Lions - Leona (FOUND)
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog - Clifford (FOUND)
  • Kratts' Creatures - Martin and Chris Kratt
  • Sesame Street - Elmo
  • Wimzie's House - Wimzie
  • Wishbone - Wishbone
  • Zoboomafoo - Zoboo (FOUND)
  • Zoom - Caroline
  • Cyberchase – Jackie, Matt, and Inez (FOUND)

Everyone's a Winner

These are also extremely rare. This one features a Wheel of Fortune-like wheel with PBS Kids mascot-like faces on it spinning around. When the wheel slows down, the wheel gradually stops and selects a panel that has the main character from a PBS show that's coming up next. Three of these idents has recently been found.

  • Barney & Friends - Barney (FOUND) after Half-Cutted of WNPT EAS Test.
  • Caillou - Caillou (FOUND)
  • Dragon Tales - Ord (FOUND)
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Mister Rogers
  • The Noddy Shop - Noddy
  • Reading Rainbow - LeVar Burton
  • Theodore Tugboat - Theodore Tugboat
  • Tots TV - Tilly
  • Teletubbies - Po (TPT Kids exclusive) (FOUND)

PTV Park

Around PTV Park Bumpers

  • Kidsongs
  • Mark Kistler's Imagination Station
  • Pappyland
  • Storytime
  • Tots TV
  • The Magic School Bus
  • Theodore Tugboat
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (FOUND)
  • Lamb Chop's Play Along

Coming Up Next Bumpers

  • Reading Rainbow
  • Arthur
  • Adventures from the Book of Virtues
  • Wishbone
  • Teletubbies
  • Noddy
  • Kratts' Creatures (FOUND)
  • Tots TV
  • The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Mark Kistler's Imagination Station
  • Ghostwriter

Lost White Background Bumpers

In 1998, FableVision made a series of 20 bumpers for PBS Kids that shows the PBS logo and a black line on a white background that would later lead them to a character from a PBS Kids show on a cartoon land saying their show is coming up next with instrumentals of the show’s theme song playing in the background. They're more like predecessors to the character idents that were introduced in 1999. Only 9 of these idents have been found and there are 8 of these idents lost.

  • Adventures from the Book of Virtues
  • Arthur (FOUND, 3 Alternates)
  • Barney & Friends (FOUND, 2 Alternates)
  • Bill Nye The Science Guy
  • Groundling Marsh
  • Kidsongs
  • Lamb-Chop's Play-Along
  • The Puzzle Place
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Newton's Apple
  • Sesame Street
  • Square One Television
  • Shining Time Station
  • Teletubbies (PARTIALLY LOST, Background Only Found)
  • The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon
  • The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (PARTIALLY LOST)
  • Theodore Tugboat (PARTIALLY LOST, Background Only Found)
  • Wishbone (FOUND, Alternate Version Missing)



3/18/16: A screenshot of the Corduroy ID has surfaced.

3/19/16: A screenshot of the Wishbone ID has surfaced!

3/20/16: Screenshots of the Anne of Green Gables and Adventures from the Book of Virtues IDs have surfaced. As well as videos of the Liberty's Kids, Anne of Green Gables, and Adventures from the Book of Virtues IDs have surfaced! Also, the icon for Kratts' Creatures has surfaced.

Link to Liberty's Kids ID (SKIP TO 0:38): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zd4eIZC_5Y

Link to Adventures from the Book of Virtues ID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3zjlJjECuQ

Link to Anne of Green Gables ID (SKIP TO 1:06): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_LASB1vaYw

3/22/16: The Curious George ident has been found


3/24/16: The It's a Big Big World ident has been found


4/9/16: A part of the Wishbone ident has been found


4/14/16: The Liberty's Kids, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, and Anne of Green Gables idents have been deleted from the internet.

4/19/16: We can't find anything anymore by just searching on Google.

5/1/16: PBSFanatic has been contacted. No response.

5/9/16: The Elliot Moose and Timothy Goes To School Idents have been found.

Elliot Moose:


Timothy Goes to School Ident:


6/4/16: Another clip of the Wishbone ident was found


6/5/16: A picture of the Bob the Builder schedule has been found.

6/8/16: The Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse and Sagwa ident videos became private

6/10/16: The Sesame Street ident has also been privated.

6/29/16: The Jakers Jack in the Box ident has also been privated.

The Adventures from the Book of Virtues pinball ident has been found.


6/30/16: PBSFantic is helping us! :)













9/6/16: The Thomas Jack in the Box ident has been partially found.


9/26/16: The Reading Rainbow Pinball ident has been found.


1/17/17: The Corduroy ident has been found.


1/19/17: PBSfanatic found some more PBS Kids idents! :)





2/26/17: 21GunShow aka crypto229 found some PBS Kids/PTV & Commercials from WETA-TV!


3/26/17: The Wishbone ident has finally been found! :)


3/28/17: The alternate Mister Rogers' white background bumper has been found.

Link (SKIP TO 2:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKvsUb5nM6k

4/6/17: The full Thomas Jack in the Box ident and the real Thomas ident have been found.



4/7/17: A good quality of the Bookworm Bunch ident from season two has been found.


The Mouse Trap Zoboomafoo Up Next ident has been found.


4/8/17: The KMOS Kids Bubble Faces Berenstain Bears Up Next ident has been found and a KMOS Kids Zoboomafoo 007 ident has been found as well.

Link (SKIP TO 3:01): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d31Sjmrkdmk (Look down to the bottom)

Link to the Barney Wheel ident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naZF7bZFt3U

4/14/17: The Mouse Trap Arthur Up Next ident has been found.


4/29/17: The Caillou Wheel Up Next ident has been partially found.

Link (SKIP TO 0:06) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKvMfZx8lSs

5/6/17: The full Barney Wheel Up Next ident has been found.


5/11/17 The Mouse Trap Between the Lions Up Next ident has been found.


5/19/17: The TPT Kids Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Pinball bumper has been found.


5/24/17: the KNO Kids Thomas and friends Candy has been found.


6/18/17: The Around PTV Park Mister Rogers' Neighborhood bumper has been found.

Link to the Around PTV Park Mister Rogers' Neighborhood bumper (SKIP TO 00:25): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlcQj-Se06E

7/24/17: The PTV Park Kratts' Creatures Up Next ident has been found.


8/25/18: The TPT Kids Teletubbies "Everyone's a Winner" bumper has been found.


9/16/18: The Barney & Friends PTV ID (Alternate) was found by ThomasFan1945 Productions™


11/21/18: The full Caillou Wheel Up Next ident has been found.

Link (SKIP TO 2:21): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w00wiN6qCQg

12/16/18: Another alternate Mister Rogers' has been found.


7/28/19: A PTV Sesame Street white background ID has been found.


8/9/19: The Dragon Tales Wheel and Clifford the Big Red Dog Mouse Trap Up Next idents have been found.



8/16/19: Another alternate Arthur white background ID has been found.


9/1/19: The full alternate Arthur white background ID has been found.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4dWMC_Ua3A (at 2:25)

5/21/20: We can find the full alternate Arthur white background ID on here:


And a white background ID for Zoom has been found.