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1st Warning

Warning: On a black background, we see "FBI WARNING" in a red font that was similar to Times New Roman. Below it is white text.

FX/SFX: None.

Cheesy Factor: "FBI WARNING" is extremely cheap-looking.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on the earliest Shout! Factory releases, such as The Best of the Electric Company and Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series. It was also seen on Lionsgate and Trimark releases from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.

Scare Factor: None.

2nd Warning

Warning: Inside a white rectangle upon a black background is the warning text.

FX/SFX: The fade in and out.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on History of Soccer: The Beautiful Game.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Warning


Warning: On a red moving spiral/globe/grid backdrop, "FBI ANTI-PIRACY WARNING" in the Impact font (with "FBI ANTI-PIRACY" in white and "WARNING" in red) fades in along with the FBI seal. After that, white generic text wipes in at the bottom of "WARNING". 

FX/SFX: The background, the fading of the seal and "FBI ANTI-PIRACY WARNING", the text wiping in. 

Music/Sounds: None. 

Availability: Seen on Shout! Factory releases of the era, such as My Little Pony: Equestria Girls and the first three releases of CatDog.

Scare Factor: None. 

4th Warning


Warning: Same as the 1981-2004 Warner Home Video FBI Warning, except the FBI seal is colored.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on some Shout! Factory releases, such as Sonic the Hedgehog (SATAM): The Complete Series.

Scare Factor: Like most warnings in this format, none to low.

5th Warning
(August 9, 2011-November 13, 2012)

Warning: Same as the 2005-13 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment warning screen, but it is tinted lighter and it fades in and out.

Variant: A widescreen version exists.

FX/SFX: Just the fading.

Cheesy Factor: The fading is rather slow.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only seen on the first two seasons of Hey Arnold! and the five bonus DVDs included in the book The Incredible Mel Brooks.

Scare Factor: None.

6th Warning
(September 25, 2012)

Warning: On a blue background, we see the FBI Warning seal and below it is yellow warning text.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Only known to have been seen on CatDog: Season 2, Part 2.

Scare Factor: None to low.

7th Warning

Warning: On a black background, we see the FBI warning seal with white text below.

Variant: For the first few months of this warning's life, the font was different.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on curren Shout! Factory releases, such as the last two seasons of Hey Arnold!, CatDog, and The Bob Newhart Show, The Battery, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks, WKRP In Cincinnati: The Complete Series, and Colors.

Scare Factor: None.

8th Warning
(August 2016-)

Warning: On a blue spotlight background, we see white warning text in Courier.

FX/SFX: A mere fade-in and fade-out.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: This is an alternate warning screen mainly used for Blu-Rays. So far, it's only known appearances are on the Shout Select Blu-Rays of Midnight Run and Streets of Fire.

Scare Factor: None.