Adult Swim IDs

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The Dawn Is Your Enemy (June 2005 - January 31, 2010)

The Dawn Is Your Enemy


ID: On a light grey background, we see a landscape along with some white flowers seen in front of the screen. A sun is seen rising behind the landscape which has a face. A pair of two worried human eyes can be seen on the top of the screen. In the middle of the screen is the white text "The Dawn Is Your Enemy". While everything in the screen is all colorless.

FX/SFX: None

Music/Sounds: Some ambient sounds, and a faint sound that sounds like a long metal scrape or a power saw.

Availability: Extinct. Was used as a sign-off.

Editor's Note:This bumper has earned a reputation (as well as popularity) for its creepy atmosphere. So much so, the bump spawned an infamous creepypasta that involved an full version of the bump existing, with the audio slowly turning from the ambient sounds to screaming and people being murdered. At the end, the sun winked before the channel went off-air to remedy the problem. Consequently, this was apparently the reason the bump was retired. Of course, this is fake and no such version exists, nor was it the reason. Adult Swim simply started using new bumps (but they were similar in style to the ones they replaced) until another makeover happened in 2011.


Asian Robots: Crawling (December 29, 2010-January 2011)


ID: TBA

Trivia: The crawling business businessman in the ID is actually a work of performance art by Momoyo Torimitsu. The footage of the robot in the ID was filmed at the streets of Sydney, Australia.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: The robot can give off an "Uncanny Valley" feeling for its movements.


Asian Robots: Face (December 30, 2010-January 2011)


ID: TBA

Trivia: The robot in the ID is actually a humanoid robot head named "Kansei" which means "sensibility" in Japanese. The robot was built in Japan at the Meiji University programmed to respond with various facial expression depending on the word typed in on its software. Here is a mini-documentary about it.

FX/SFX: The Asian robot making strange facial expressions along with the screen zooming in.

Music/Sounds: A sample of the Broadcast song "Tears in the Typing Pool".

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: This ident is considered extremely creepy, evoking a similar "Uncanny Valley" feeling like the previous ident.


Clown Kids: Buffet Girl (2011?)


ID: TBA

FX/SFX: Which is basically a clip from the 1976 self-mage film If Mirrors Could Speak along with a poorly 3D rendered cutout of Frylock from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: TBA


Animals: Cat on Slide (January 2011) Can Be Seen Here

ID: We see a calico cat wearing what appears to be a little white tank top shirt while being green screened onto footage of a first-person view of a person going down a large pink slide surrounded by other colorful slides in a carnival while the cat moves vertically up and down making it like its going down the slide. Before sliding down to bottom, the "as" logo pops up with the background being all black and the text showing the ID.

FX/SFX: The cat cheaply moving vertically pretty much done by software green screened onto footage of a first-person view of a person going down the slide.

Music/Sounds: The background noises of screaming children along with music from the band "Broadcast" titled The Black Cat. A sports bell can also be heard when the [as] logo pops out at the end.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: TBA

Animals: Stocks Cat (January 2011, March 31, 2013)

ID: TBA Variant: In 2013, it was used as an April Fool's ID with the [adult swim] logo replaced with [meow meow].

FX/SFX: The arrow animation which is technically stock animation. The zoom in of the cat and the [as] logo appearing.

Music/Sounds:

Availability: Extinct. It was used back then around January 2011. The ID did made a comeback in 2013 as an April Fool's ID.

Editor's Note: TBA


Cow and Hay Bales (2011)

ID: During daytime, a grassy area is seen. There is an odd arrangement of hay bales, as well as a single hay bale separated from the arrangement. A cow appears from under the hay bales and tries to get up on top of them. The cow then trips and falls on the hay bales, which turns out to be the Penrose Stairs made of Hay Bales. Due to the never ending design of the Penrose Stairs, the cow keeps on falling down them.

FX/SFX: Animation by Cyriak Harris

Music/Sounds: Sounds of the environment, sound effects relating to the action, music.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: TBA


Space Chickens (2011) NOTE: This ID, and the other two below can be seen in the video above.

ID: In space, a large egg with visible mechanical insides and a cup-like part underneath is seen, with an identical, but smaller ship on top of it. The ship also has the [AS] logo and the US flag on it. A chicken holding a US flag and wearing an egg as a helmet comes out of the smaller ship and lands on the larger egg ship, placing the flag. Another, smaller ship lands on the small ship, and the chicken that comes out does the same thing. More ships and chickens appear.

FX/SFX: Same as the last ID

Music/Sounds: A sci-fi droning sound throughout, with sound effects of the action and chicken sounds.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: TBA


Tiger Invasion (2011)

ID: A city is seen, during daytime. A huge, UFO-like creature with the texture of tiger skin and with eyes on the lower half. There are ears on both the top and bottom. The camera zooms out to show another one, with a mouth open. On the left side, there is an alien with at least 5 spider-like fuzzy legs and a main body resembling a tiger's face, except that the mouth the mains open and more faces are underneath each other. More of these creatures are seen coming out of the UFO's mouth and jumping onto the ground, which isn't visible.

FX/SFX: Same as before

Music/Sounds: Music, some growling, groaning.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: It's a very strange ID, and the animation style can make it feel very creepy.


Elephant Spiral (2011)

ID: On an orange background (somewhat reminiscent of the Lightning Video logo), a long creature resembling a line of elephants, but with more elephants instead of faces, is seen walking on another similar creature, while another walks on top. We zoom out and we find out that the creature is a spiral.

FX/SFX: Same as before

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: Same as before


Santa (December 2013)

ID: On a black background, we see Santa standing at the right, looking at an orange Christmas tree with the top of the tree ignited with a flame. After approximately 3 seconds, a hammer comes down and smashes Santa, as the Adult Swim logo appears in the top-right corner.

FX/SFX: Live-action.

Music/Sounds: A Christmas tune, with a female voice-over saying "Welcome to another night of in-your-face holiday magic." The music then comes to a sudden end after the speech has been finished.

Availability: Extinct. Was only used in December 2013.

Editor's Note: TBA

Monster (2014)

Logo: In a beach, a monster suddenly appears. We pan through the monster destroying the top of a building and eating the top of it. We pan to the monster holding cars, and then we pan to the monster slipping and tripping on cars, thus destroying the building and forming the Adult Swim logo.

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of the monster, the buildings, and the skating, followed by a thud sound when the monster breaks the skyscraper.

Availability: Possibly extinct.

Scare Factor: Low to medium, mostly because of the thud sound and the monster roar.

Carrot (2014)

Logo: In a grass setting, we see a carrot crawling. We then zoom out to reveal a horse, whose body stretches like a worm whenever he walks. He then sees the carrot, and its pupils grow wide and the horse tries to eat the carrot. The horse then tangles his head trying to eat the carrot, and the Adult Swim logo can be briefly seen.

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of the carrot, a stretching sound, the neighs of the horse, and when the horse tries to eat the carrot, something that sounds like "NAM NAM NAM!".

Availability: Possibly extinct.

Scare Factor: Medium. The horse's pupils growing wide and the weird subject matter can scare some.

Astronaut (2014)

Logo: In space, we see an astronaut hammering a washing machine with the Adult Swim logo on it. The hammer then hits the astronaut and he falls into the earth and lands on a whale. The astronaut is then sent flying back up into space and the washing machine shoots a laser at the moon, halving it and revealing a freaky spider-like cat along with some small ones as well. The cat then shoots green lasers.

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: The sounds of the hammer, a punch sound, a falling sound (which is reversed when the astronaut is sent back into space), and 2 laser sounds. When the cat shoots the lasers, the same roar from the "Monster" ID.

Availability: Possibly extinct.

Scare Factor: Medium to high. The monster roar and especially the appearance of the cat itself can scare some people. Unfortunately however, the next one described is worse than this.

Toilet Cow (2014)

Logo: In a small room, we see a toilet. Out of nowhere, a spider-like cow with utters covering each leg climbs out the toilet, and spits out toilet lids with the very last one having the top part of a toilet lid. The top part of the last lid then opens up to reveal a white blob with cow spots. Then, utters form and create another toilet while the setting fades to a cloudy background. A cow with firework spark-like eyes then comes out of the toilet while its ears appear. The cow then moos at the viewer and all of a sudden, the Adult Swim logo appears.

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: First, a toilet being tapped sound, then a suspenseful theme, with more tapping sounds when the cow spits out the toilet lids. A slime-like sound can be heard when the blob appears, then a stomach like sound when the utters appear on the blob. The suspenseful music builds up too when the second toilet is created, and the firework spark-like eyed cow's moo. After, the music comes to an abrupt ending.

Availability: Possibly extinct.

Scare Factor: Medium to nightmare. The suspenseful music, extremely uncanny nature, the cow appearing out of nowhere at the start (which can possibly be considered a jump scare to some), the appearance of the cow itself, and the sudden ending can scare many people. However, this can get lower for people who are used to it/don't find it as scary/unsettling as people do.


Bear How It's Made (2015)

ID: We see a blue teddy bear sitting on a shelf with some other toys as it zooms in on it. The scene then cuts to a first person view of a man shooting a blue bear, with blood coming from it when it's shot. It then cuts to the teddy bear's face, which cuts to other scenes (A knife cutting through the dead bear, A man stuffing red cotton inside the bear, which is now stitched, The same man sewing the bear, and a man ripping the fur off from a body-less bear head, which reveals its skull). It then cuts back to the teddy bear, as "[AS]" in white pops in.

FX/SFX: 2D Animation


Music/Sounds: TBA


Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: TBA


Long Pork (2015)


ID: We see a pig with a human face and blond hair in a dirty room, with an axe, a butchers knife, a katana, a bonesaw and other weapons. The man-pig pees, and the logo cuts to black were we see a man chop this man-pig up. We cut back to the man-pig as he falls apart into pieces. We then cut to a black background with the words [adult swim] in pink.

FX/SFX: 2D Animation

Music/Sounds: A constant dramatic sting that gets louder and louder, and the breathing of the man-pig.

Availability: Extinct.

Editor's Note: TBA

Nitty Gritty (2015)

ID: We see an elderly woman in a rocking chair knitting... something. The camera cuts to a side view, and to her sewing needles which are knitting something... red. The camera then cuts to the floor where we see the remains of the elder's legs, then the camera zooms out where we see the skeletons and corpses of several other animals. Finally, it cuts to a blood red screen with the words [adult swim] in green. FX/SFX: CGI Animation Music/Sounds: Old timely music which slowly turns into a dramatic sting. Availability: Extinct. Editor's Note: TBA Akira (2015) ID: TBA FX/SFX: CGI Animation Music/Sounds: TBA Availability: TBA Editor's Note: TBA

Fight Room (2015) ID: TBA FX/SFX: Clay animation, by Lee Hardcastle Music/Sounds: TBA Availability: Extinct. Editor's Note: TBA


Mountain (December 2015)

ID: TBA

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: Possibly Extinct.

Editor's Note: TBA


Flower (December 2015)



ID:

FX/SFX: Animation from Cyriak Harris.

Music/Sounds:

Availability: Possibly Extinct.

Editor's Note: TBA


Clarke (January 2016)

ID:

FX/SFX:

Music/Sounds:

Availability: Possibly Extinct.

Editor's Note: TBA


Thanksgiving (November 2016)


ID: We see the same pink giant from "Clarke" staring at the viewer in a house. We then suddenly zoom on the giant while we see a creature with the same skin and face as the "turkey" from "Clarke" breaking into the house. The giant then screeches. During all of this, the "[AS]" logo is seen in the top-right corner.

FX/SFX: TBA

Music/Sounds: A weird theme with the sounds of the giant and house breaking.

Availability: Extinct, was seen on their Vine page, but is unknown if it ever aired on TV.

Editor's Note: TBA


We Know You're Home (July 10 2016-)

ID: On a black background we see 3 buttons in the middle of the screen from left to right. The left button being green and has a white phone icon on the left side of the button and next to it on right side of it the white text "ANSWER" is seen. The middle button also being green but is more longer then the ones between it, and has a rectangular outline on the left of the button resembling a window while the right side of it having the text "ANSWER WITH VIDEO" appears. Then the right button being red and the left side of the button having the same icon as the green one on the left side of the screen while also having the white text on right side of the button "DECLINE" on it. The white text below the buttons "PICK UP" appear for a second and then at the same time at the same position the white text "We Know You're Home" appears until it cuts out to the [adult swim] logo.

FX/SFX: The text appearing and the buttons transitioning in.

Music/Sounds: The Skype ringtone.

Availability: Still in use

Editor's Note: TBA


Gym Bunny (2017)

ID: TBA FX/SFX: Stop Motion animation using stuffed animals. Music/Sounds: TBA Availability: TBA Editor's Note: TBA Gym Horse

ID: We see a horse and his foal in the gym, with the foal weightlifting and the horse on the treadmill. The camera cuts to a boombox near it, then the horse increases the speed of the treadmill, causing it to fall over and crush its tail, spewing out guts that read [AS]. FX/SFX: Same as Gym Bunny Music/Sounds: Some 80s-sounding casual music, then splattering effects. Availability: TBA Editor's Note: TBA Gary Takes The Elevator (2018-)

ID: TBA FX/SFX: Clay Animation by Lee Hardcastle. Music/Sounds: TBA Availability: Possibly shown while airings of Your Pretty Face Is Going To H*** Editor's Note: TBA


Gary Gets A Virus (2018-)


ID: TBA

FX/SFX: Same as Gary Takes The Elevator

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: See Above.

Editor's Note: TBA


Claude Follows Directions (2018-)

ID: TBA

FX/SFX: Same as the last two.

Music/Sounds: TBA

Availability: See the last two.

Editor's Note: TBA