- Generation O!
Genre Animated series Developed by Sunbow Entertainment Directed by Mike Milo Starring Kay Hanley
Tabitha St. Germain
Theme music composer Letters to Cleo and Michael Carey Opening theme Letters to Cleo Ending theme Letters to Cleo Composer(s) David Hale and David Buskin Country of origin United States Language(s) English No. of seasons 1 No. of episodes 13 Production Executive producer(s) Marha Ripp, Ken Olshansky, Carole Wietzman Producer(s) Jodey Kaminsky-Cashman Running time 30 minutes per episode Broadcast Original channel YTV / The WB Original run August 26, 2000 –
March 23, 2001
External links Website
Generation O! (also called G.O! by fans) was an animated children's television series made by the now defunct Sunbow Entertainment, a division of Sony Wonder, with co-production provided by Wang Films in Taiwan and Ravensberger in Germany. There are also international versions of the series called "Molly O!". Generation O! was originally called Molly O! and was created by David Hale, Tim Newman and James Proimos, based on an original idea by Hale and Newman. Executive Producers were Carole Wietzman, Martha Ripp and Ken Olshansky. The Creative Producer and Director was Mike Milo and the Line Producer was Jodey Kaminsky-Cashman. Most of the episodes were written by Suzanne Collins. John Hardman was the production exec at the Kids WB.
The show's visual design was based on Proimos's unique style. Every episode had at least one song and music video, which would be related to the episode's plot. For example, in one episode Molly gets mad at her brother and ends up writing a song called "Girls Rule, Boys Drool" in retaliation. Most of the songs used in the series were penned by Hale and David Buskin.
This show aired from 2000 to 2001 on YTV and The WB. Kids WB aired it as part of their "Fraturdays" block. The band who provided the music, Letters to Cleo have said publicly that some of the best songs they ever wrote were for the show Generation O! Only 13 episodes were ever created. Like all the other shows on Kids WB as seen in the USA, the show is close captioned by the National Captioning Institute. In Latin America the show premiered on Nickelodeon on 2001, but was removed in early 2003.
Generation O! focuses on the character of Molly O, an 8-year-old rock star and the lead singer of the band "Generation O!" along with bassist Nub, guitarist "Eddie" (Molly's cousin Edwina), drummer Yo-Yo (a kangaroo), and manager Colonel Bob. Molly also spends time with her best friend Chadd, and tries to avoid her pesky brother Buzz.
- Jodey Cashman- Line Producer
- Anthony Mathews- Production Manager
- Mike Milo- Creative Producer and Director
- Tom McLaughlin- Sheet timing
- Trevor Wall-Storyboard supervisor
- Tim Harding props
- Phip Dimetriadis- backgrounds
Becca Ramos- Additional backgrounds
- Mike Inman - background color
- Mike Guerena- character color
- Brent Gordon and Mike Milo- character design and models
- Glen Darcey - F/X & other drawings
Post Production was provided by Vitello Post in Hollywood
Voice actors for Generation O!:
- Chantal Strand - Molly
- Kay Hanley - Molly's singing voice (and lead singer of Letters to Cleo)
- Tabitha St. Germain - Eddie
- Scott McNeil - Nub
- Jay Brazeau - Col. Bob
- Kathleen Barr - Mrs. O
- Doug Parker - Mr. O
- Matt Hill - Buzz
- Cathy Weseluck - Chadd
- Andrew Francis - Kemp
- Brian Dobson - various additional voices
- Cathy Weseluck - various additional voices
- Chiara Zanni - various additional voices
- Nicole Oliver - various additional voices
- Saffron Henderson - various additional voices
Episode Number Episode Title Original Air Date 1 Damp Sheets August 26, 2000 2 Our House September 2, 2000 3 You Copied September 9, 2000 4 Devitated Tonsils September 16, 2000 5 Pierced Ears September 22, 2000 6 Girls Rule, Boys Drool September 29, 2000 7 Boys May Be Boys October 13, 2000 8 Look Alike November 3, 2000 9 Bedtime Blues November 10, 2000 10 Going Solo December 1, 2000 11 Lone Fry February 12, 2001 12 What Ever Happened to Molly O? February 23, 2001 13 The Defiant One March 23, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has not announced any plans for a DVD release of the show. They did, however, release VHS tapes of select episodes in 2001.
- Official website
- Generation O! at TV.com
- Generation O! at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Generation O! at the Internet Movie Database
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