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Trivia / My Dad the Rock Star

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  • Absentee Actor: Neither Alyssa nor Quincy appear in "Chip Off The Old Rock."
  • All-Star Cast: The Dutch dub is full of legit rock stars, Barry Hay as Rock being the most famous one, and other famous people from the entertainment biz (see here for a full list).
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Joanne Vannicola as the voice of Willy Zilla.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Rock Zilla and Skunk were previously together as Cable and Sabretooth, while Serenity and Alyssa would later be together as Lindsay and Beth. Also, we got Myron and Mrs. Jewls as Quincy and Crystal Zilla, as well as Claude and Frank #2 as Willy Zilla and Buzz Sawchuck.
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  • So My Kids Can Watch: Gene Simmons has said that he had always wanted to create a cartoon series with a loud rock star for his kids. The idea of the cartoon started off when Gene's son, Nick in his kindergarten days, brought in a picture of Gene drooling blood and spitting fire for a project of what his parents do.
  • What Could Have Been: The series was originally going to star animated versions of KISS. This version of the series was originally pitched to Saban Entertainment, but nothing came out of it due to a fallout between Haim Saban and Gene Simmons.
  • Write Who You Know: Gene Simmons based the Zillas on his own family. Rock is clearly an Author Avatar for himself, while Willy is based on his son Nick, Crystal is based on his wife Shannon Tweed (who, being Canadian, was able to help him pitch the series to Nelvana), and Serenity is based on his daughter Sophie.


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