Logo: On a background that changes to show various videos of random objects, the silver-like word "EVOLUTION" emerges and stays in the middle.
Variant: On the 1998 HBO special, Paul F. Thompkins Driven to Drink, the logo is still; The 1995 HBO Independent Productions logo would follow after.
FX/SFX: The background changing, the word emerging.
Cheesy Factor: Why is this a suitable logo for a family show? It's very fast paced and seizure-inducing!
Music/Sounds: A fast breakbeat with weird-sounding screams.
Availability: Extinct. Seen on Bug Juice when it was last aired on Disney Channel in Summer of 2004, The Making of... episodes, and it was probably seen on Totally Hoops and Totally Circus.
Scare Factor: Low to high. The weird action in the logo can be found as startling by most people.
(June 3, 2001-)
Logo: On a red-orange background with a wheel moving behind it, we see a thick shiny vertical line, on the left. A stylized hand then thrusts a wooden rod into the line, and we zoom out to reveal that the line is actually the letter E without the middle stem, then a black bar with the text "EVOLUTION", in the same font as before, in the center. "EVOLUTION" slowly spaces out.
Variant: In the early 2010s, the logo was enhanced in CGI, with the text now in shiny silver and the background having more movement in it.
FX/SFX: The mallet being put into the wall, the zoom-out.
Music/Sounds: A clang and a deep whoosh noise.
Availability: Uncommon. The enhanced version appears on Vanderpump Rules, Botched, and several series in The Real Housewives franchise. The original version was seen on series like Yo Momma and Clean Sweep. It was first seen on the last season of the Disney Channel series, Bug Juice.Those shows are long gone from TV nowadays, but it appears on sporadic Disney Channel airings of the DCOM Now You See It...
Scare Factor: Low. The sound effects may get to a few, butit's tamer than the previous logo