Omation Animation Studio

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Logo descriptions by AlbertoTheMonkey, Logoboy95 and sega3dmm
Logo captures by randomchannel134
Editions by Logoboy95, Sega3dmm and mr3urious
Video captures courtesy of Originalsboy

Background: Omation Animation Studio is an animation studio run by Steve Oedekerk's O Entertainment company. It produced the Barnyard franchise and the Jimmy Neutron spinoff Planet Sheen for Nickelodeon. It was founded in 2000 by animators who formerly worked at DNA Productions. Omation is currently working on a new Mighty Mouse film for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.

1st Logo
(January 19, 2008-November 12, 2011)
Omation (2008)

Nicknames: "The O Kid", "Yellow O" "Little O"

Logo: We see the CGI "O" from the 1998 O Entertainment logo drop to the center, which shrinks, turns yellow (perhaps referencing the first O logo), grows arms and legs, and changes into 2D. The text "mation", in the Jokerman LET font, jumps out of the O's mouth, which then jumps up and freezes.

FX/SFX: A mix of CGI (smoother animation and frame rate than the original "O" logo) and 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: The "O!" from the O Entertainment logo at a slightly higher pitch, starting with a strange magical whirring sound, combined with whooshes/synth sounds from the classic
Hanna-Barbera sound library. A high-pitched voice says "Mation!" and a snare drumbeat plays.

Music/Sounds Variant:
  • On split-screen Nickelodeon airings of Back at the Barnyard, the logo music was often followed by a short country tune, which played over the Nickelodeon logo at the time.
  • Also on earlier split-screen airings of Back at the Barnyard, the original 2002 O Entertainment music was occasionally heard. This probably was because when the show first started, the O Entertainment logo was used, so Nickelodeon programmed the show's split-screen credits to have it. But when this logo replaced the mentioned logo, Nickelodeon followed suit and removed the O Entertainment's logo, but must have forgotten to remove the audio.
Availability: Uncommon. It was originally seen on Back at the Barnyard, starting with the episode "The Barnyard Games/War of The Pranks", however, current Nicktoons reruns have the logo plastered with the 3rd O Entertainment logo. However, it's preserved on DVD releases of the show.

Editor's Note: A rather unique concept for a logo from a transition from CGI to 2D animation.

2nd Logo
(October 2, 2010-February 15, 2013)
Omation (2011)<iframe align="bottom" frameborder="0" height="202" src="" width="357"></iframe>

Nicknames: "The O Kid II", "Yellow O II"

Logo: It's a CGI remake of the first logo, but the black background and the color dots in the "mation" text are now white.

FX/SFX: All CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: Same as the last logo, but sped-up and reduced.

Availability: Seen on Planet Sheen.

Editor's Note: Many can see this as a poor effort to recreate the previous logo in CGI.