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Generation O!
Genre Animated series
Created by David Hale
Tim Newman
James Proimos
Suzanne Collins
Directed by Mike Milo
Starring Kay Hanley
Scott McNeil
Tabitha St. Germain
Kathleen Barr
Cathy Weseluck
Matt Hill
Doug Parker
Andrew Francis
Chantal Strand
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
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Marha Ripp, Ken Olshansky, Carole Wietzman
Producer(s) Jodey Kaminsky-Cashman
Running time 30 minutes for episode
Production company(s) Sunbow Productions
RTV Family Entertainment
Cuckoo's Nest Animation
Distributor Sony Wonder
Original network Kids' WB
Original release August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26) – March 23, 2001 (2001-03-23)

Generation O! is an American animated musical comedy children's television series made by Sunbow Entertainment, with co-production associated by Wang Film Productions in Taiwan and Ravensberger in Germany. The show was originally titled Molly O!, and was released under that title in some regions. It was created by David Hale, Tim Newman, James Proimos and Suzanne Collins, 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, who later wrote The Hunger Games book series. John Hardman was the production executive at Kids' WB.

The show's visual design was based on Proimos' 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 written by Hale and David Buskin.

This show aired from 2000 to 2001 on YTV and Kids' WB. Kids' WB aired it as part of their "Fraturdays" block. 13 episodes were produced. In Latin America, the show premiered on Nickelodeon on 2001, but was removed in early 2003. In the UK, the series was screened on the Disney Channel, but curiously unlisted in the schedules and aired in a late night slot. In Australia it aired on Nickelodeon. In Ireland, it was screened on the Irish language network TG4 with the series dubbed into Irish. In Singapore, the series was broadcast on Kids Central.


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 (an older British musician), guitarist Eddie (Molly's cousin), 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.


Each episode of Generation O! featured an original song performed by alternative rock band Letters to Cleo. While these songs were written by the show's writers, Letters to Cleo did write the show's opening theme.


  • 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 as Molly O
  • Kay Hanley as Molly O (singing voice)
  • Tabitha St. Germain as Eddie
  • Scott McNeil as Nub
  • Jay Brazeau as Col. Bob
  • Kathleen Barr as Mrs. O
  • Doug Parker as Mr. O
  • Matt Hill as Buzz
  • Cathy Weseluck as Chadd
  • Andrew Francis as Kemp
  • Brian Dobson as Additional voices
  • Cathy Weseluck as Additional voices
  • Chiara Zanni as Additional voices
  • Nicole Oliver as Additional voices
  • Saffron Henderson as Additional voices


No. Title Original air date
1 "Damp Sheets" August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26)
Molly wets her bed, and a crooked senator uses it as blackmail fodder.
2 "Our House" September 2, 2000 (2000-09-02)
To prepare for their next concert, Generation O stays in an old house, which proves to be problematic when they get on each others' nerves.
3 "You Copied" September 9, 2000 (2000-09-09)
Molly is accused of plagiarizing a song from another band, the Dancing Schuberts. Now, Molly has to appear in court, but even she starts to think she copied.
4 "Deviated Tonsils" September 16, 2000 (2000-09-16)
Molly's tonsils need to be removed, but she insists on keeping her tonsils.
5 "Pierced Ears" September 22, 2000 (2000-09-22)
Molly wants her ears pierced.
6 "Girls Rule, Boys Drool" September 29, 2000 (2000-09-29)
Molly gets angry at her brother so she creates an angry song, claiming "Girls Rule, Boys Drool". To seek revenge, Buzz posts it behind her back, damaging Molly and Chadd's friendship.
7 "Boys May Be Boys" October 13, 2000 (2000-10-13)
Molly pretends to be a boy so that she can enter a monster truck rally. However, she causes one of the monster trucks to crash into a building, and she blames it on Buzz, causing her to feel guilty.
8 "Look Alike" November 3, 2000 (2000-11-03)
Buzz orchestrates a Molly O! look-alike contest.
9 "Bedtime Blues" November 10, 2000 (2000-11-10)
Molly tries to sneak out of the house to see her favorite comedian.
10 "Going Solo" December 1, 2000 (2000-12-01)
Winning an award pressures Nub into leaving Molly O!'s band.
11 "Lone Fry" February 2, 2001 (2001-02-02)
Ironically, Molly is the outcast in her school's winter pageant.
12 "Whatever Happened to Molly O!?" February 23, 2001 (2001-02-23)
After a day at Buckingham Palace, everyone thinks the real Molly O has been replaced by a man named Melvin.
13 "Buzz's Room" March 23, 2001 (2001-03-23)
After writing a song about Buzz's room, Molly realizes the best person to direct the music video is Buzz.

Home media release

A few episodes were released on VHS in 2001 by Sony Wonder. The series has never been released on DVD.

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