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In fall 1996, Fox Kids insisted that many of their shows would now have shorter 30 second openings. This also continued in 1997. Here’s an incomplete rundown.

30 second intros:
Big Bad Beetleborgs
Bobby’s World- Shorter intro starting in season 7 until the end of the series.
Eek!Stravaganza- Shorter intro seen in pairings with season 5 shows
Goosebumps/Ultimate Goosebumps
Life with Louie- New intro starting in season 2 until the end of the series. Season 1 had episode introductions with Louie Anderson.
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
Power Rangers: Zeo- Season 4 shows only
Power Rangers: Turbo
Power Rangers in Space- Season 6 shows only
Sam & Max: Freelance Police
Silver Surfer
Spider-Man- New intro starting with ‘Guilty’ until the end of the series. ‘The Lizard King’ was one exception that had the regular season 2 intro.
The Tick- Shorter intro in season 3
Toonsylvania
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?- Shorter intro in season 4
X-Men- New intro starting with ‘The Phalanx Covenant’ until the end of the series.

Longer than 30 seconds:
The Adventures of Batman & Robin- Not changed (only had old eps)
Beetleborgs: Metallix
C-Bear and Jamal
Eerie, Indiana- It was reedited to one minute and 3 seconds. (only had old eps, but they were promoted as ‘new’)
Ned’s Newt- I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.
Fox’s Peter Pan & the Pirates- It was a new 44 second intro. The original intros (there were at least two) were one minute and 14 seconds! (only had old eps)
Round the Twist- I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.
Space Goofs-
Stickin’ Around- It was cut to 44 seconds. The original intro (not aired on Fox) was one minute.

Other:
Cartoon Cabana- I don’t know. You tell me.
Casper- Did not have an intro.
Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension- I don’t know. You tell me.
Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book- I don’t know. You tell me.

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This list only applies to new episodes that were airing at the time. The old ones (except for Eek!Stravaganza), were left unchanged.

Fox Kids started regularly airing promos over the credits in 1998. When repeats of X-Men and Spider-Man aired in 2000/2001, they now had vertically split screened credits.


In the 1995-96 season…

The Adventures of Batman & Robin- Regular credits (As a side note, the ten episodes from fall ’94 now had season 1-styled credits.)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes- Regular credits (only had old eps)
C-Bear and Jamal- Regular credits
Goosebumps- Regular credits
Life with Louie- Regular credits
Red Planet- Regular credits (only had reedited old eps)
Spider-Man- Regular credits
Taz-Mania- Regular credits (only had old eps)
The Tick- Regular credits

Bobby’s World- Vertically split screened credits, with clips from old episodes. (In ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’, the full screen credits were displayed over the last scene.) Not completely sure if Fox aired it that way, but it’s likely.
Casper- Credits were horizontally displayed over the last scene or one of the generic graveyard montages.
Eek!Stravaganza- Vertically split screened credits, with clips from old episodes. This was only when Klutter didn’t air. (At the end of the split screen credits, but before the closing logos, Fox Kids displayed a bug. It had their logo and the words “Watch EEK! Next Week” or “Watch EEK! Weekdays!”.)
Masked Rider- Vertically split screened credits.
Power Rangers- Vertically split screened credits, usually with bloopers or other outtakes.
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?- Vertically split screened credits, with live-action clips. (At the end of the credits, but before the closing logo, Fox Kids usually displayed a bug. It had their logo and the words “CATCH CARMEN NEXT WEEK!”.)
X-Men- (Sort of) Horizontally split screened credits, with clips from old episodes.

The Fox Cubhouse- I don’t know. You tell me.
Animal Show with Stinky & Jake- I don’t know. You tell me.
Rimba’s Island- I don’t know. You tell me.
Budgie the Little Helicopter- Regular credits?


In the 1996-97 season…

The Adventures of Batman & Robin- Same as 1995-96. (only had old eps)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes- Same as 1995-96. (only had old ep)
Eek!Stravaganza- Regular credits
Goosebumps- Same as 1995-96.
Fox’s Peter Pan & the Pirates- Regular credits (only had old eps)
Spider-Man- Same as 1995-96.

Big Bad Beetleborgs- Vertically split screened credits.
Bobby’s World- Vertically split screened credits over the last scene. (‘Time After Time’ had regular credits. See above disclaimer.)
Casper- Same as 1995-96.
C-Bear and Jamal- Vertically split screened credits over the last scene. Not sure, but I think that the first three episodes were reedited to fit the new format.
Life with Louie- (Sort of) Horizontally split screened credits.
Power Rangers- Same as 1995-96.
The Tick- Vertically split screened credits over the last scene.
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?- Same as 1995-96, but they likely stopped using that credits bug.
X-Men- Same as 1995-96.

Eerie, Indiana- Series had regular credits, I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.
The Magic Adventures of Mumfie- I don’t know. You tell me.
Round the Twist- Series had regular credits, I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.
Stickin’ Around- Series had regular credits, I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.


In the 1997-98 season…

Goosebumps- Same as 1995-96 and 1996-97.
Spider-Man- Same as 1995-96 and 1996-97.

Beetleborgs- Same as 1996-97.
Bobby’s World- Same as 1996-97.
Casper- Same as 1995-96 and 1996-97.
C-Bear and Jamal- Same as 1996-97. (only had old eps)
Life with Louie- Same as 1996-97.
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation- Vertically split screened credits.
Power Rangers- Same as 1995-96 and 1996-97.
Silver Surfer- Vertically split screened credits.
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?- Same as 1995-96 and 1996-97.
X-Men- Same as 1995-96 and 1996-97.

Eerie, Indiana- Series had regular credits, I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.
Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension- I don’t know. You tell me.
Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book- I don’t know. You tell me.
Ned’s Newt- Series had regular credits, I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.
Sam & Max: Freelance Police- Series had regular credits, I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.
Space Goofs- Series had regular credits, I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.
Stickin’ Around- Series had regular credits, I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.
Toonsylvania- Series had regular credits, I don’t know if Fox aired it that way.

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