O Entertainment

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
Logoboy95, AlbertoTheMonkey, Sega3dmm and edunk5

Captures by
Logoboy95, YoshiLove5000, BenIsRandom and CooleyBoy10

Editions by
Logoboy95, Sega3dmm, mr3urious and edunk5

Background:

O Entertainment is a production company founded by Steve Oedekerk in 1990. O Entertainment produced the Thumbs! series (Thumb Wars, Bat-Thumb, Thumbtanic, etc.), Santa vs. the Snowman 3D, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Back at the Barnyard among other shows and movies. Oedekerk later founded Omation as an animation subsidiary in 2002. The studio has been dormant since the release of Planet Sheen, which was poorly received and was a ratings flop, but has silently been doing projects since then.



1st Logo (September 3-December 20, 1997)

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Logo: On a black background, we see a light yellow "O", with "ENTERTAINMENT" also in light yellow below it. The "O" then rotates, turning into a lip shape, and says "Ha-ha, Oedekerk!".

Variant: On a 1997 ABC broadcast of Santa vs. the Snowman, there are snowflakes falling.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: A 3-note synth theme and the "O"'s high-pitched dialogue (provided by Oedekerk himself) playing over it.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Original broadcasts of The O Show had a generic theme with a voiceover playing over it.
  • On a 1997 ABC broadcast of Santa vs. the Snowman, the "O"'s voice is different, and the synth tune was replaced with a winter theme.

Availability: Extremely rare. It only appeared on The O Show (a.k.a. steve.oedekerk.com) and the TV version of Santa vs. the Snowman.

2nd Logo (September 10, 1998-November 24, 2007)

Logo: On a black background, a giant, gelatinous purple "O" falls to the center of the screen. As it jiggles, "Entertainment" appears below in a blur effect.

Variant: On Thumbs!, "WWW.OEDEKERK.COM" appears below the logo.

Technique: CGI made with Alias Wavefront Maya.

Music/Sounds: A low-pitched voice saying "O!" with a dreamy synth tune.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On the Jimmy Neutron pilot "Runaway Rocketboy", the synth theme is different and the "O!" voiceover is delayed for a fraction of a second.
  • Thumb Wars has the closing theme, with the voice saying "O!" intact.
  • On the Thumb Wars 1999 VHS at the beginning of the tape, the music is silent with the "O!" voiceover intact.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on all episodes of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, including the original "Runaway Rocketboy" pilot. It also appeared on the Thumbs! series, such as Thumb Wars (at the end of the movie), and split-screen airings of Back at the Barnyard when it premiered up to the episode "The Barnyard Games". It appears in the bottom left corner of the screen whenever Back at the Barnyard is still rerun on Nicktoons in place of the Omation logo.

Legacy: This logo is best known for appearing on Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius in conjunction with DNA Productions, and is a favorite among fans of the show.

3rd Logo (2001-2002)

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Logo: In black and white, a thumb depicted as a human is sitting on a chair while winding a camera with stacks of film reels next to it in front of a black background. As he does, the camera projects to reveal the O Entertainment logo (the same one as the first, except that the "O" is in a slightly different font and bolder) while it pans briefly.

Technique: Live action and CGI.

Music/Sounds: A silent film-style piano piece, as well as the sound of the camera being wound.

Availability: Extremely rare. Seen at the start of the Thumbs! series of parodies, beginning with The Godthumb. Rumored to return on Thumb Wars: The Thighs of Skyskipper, Oedekerk's first project since Planet Sheen, and Kung Pow! II: Tongue of Fury, which is in development hell.

4th Logo (December 21, 2001-August 4, 2006)

Logo: On a white background, a purple, cartoonish "O" (unlike the previous logos) is seen in the center, with "entertainment" slightly arching upwards underneath the logo.

Variants:

  • Sometimes the background is black or the logo is a bit smaller.
  • On Santa vs. the Snowman 3D, the logo is on a white oval and shines as it slowly zooms in.

Technique: CGI in the animated variant.

Music/Sounds: None or the closing theme of the movie.

Availability: Rare. Seen at the end of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Barnyard. Also seen at the start of Santa vs. the Snowman 3D, which was presented in IMAX 3D theaters during the 2002-2006 holiday seasons.