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73 June 12th, 2014 New General Hospital Opening Title Sequence To Debut In July!

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Looks like with the new additions to the cast of General Hospital over the past year, and a decision to freshen up the opening of the ABC soap opera, On-Air On-Soaps confirmed through a GH representative today that the series will debut its new opening title sequence in early July!

Nathan Varni, who is Manager Current Series for ABC General Hospital also tweeted upon fans inquiries, “We have multiple openings rolling out, showcasing our talented cast.”

According to Varni, it was General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini who was in charge of the efforts to bring the new vision of the openings to life!

So, how would you like to see the new opening sequences look? Who would you like to see included?  Everyone on the canvas ?  Let us know your creative thoughts!

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  1. Janet says:

    Dante, Patrick & Nathan

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    candy replied

    why isn’t felix included in the new openings? no gay people in the openings and you have an openly gay writer. now that is strange.

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  2. Tammy Kreiss says:

    Yay!!!

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  3. steven cates says:

    Lets get. Maura West in there!

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Maura is already in the credits, but I’m sure she’ll be in them when new ones roll around. She is under contract with the series.

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  4. Mike Fox says:

    Those sequences from I’d say 2009 and up to 2012 with the siren flashes were hot sexy and fun. But they won’t be back I guess. I also liked the one life to live sequences from the late 90s up to 2012. Also my first time posting here:) Been a fan of the website for year and a half so thought it was time:)

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    Anthony replied

    Welcome. Now you can regularly comment/vent like the rest of us! I, too, enjoyed the openings you mentioned for GH and OLTL. I’m still missing OLTL. Personally I’d like to see the GH opening credits “slow down” a bit. Seems too rushed to me.

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    Matthew replied

    Yeah, show us the entire cast including major recurring players! We promise we won’t get bored and tune out or get upset that we won’t have the extra 60 seconds of “scene” time. The excuses they gave for chopping the opening sequence down to nothing in the first place were riduculous! Personally, I enjoy a good theme at the beginning and it gets me excited about the show. I miss the dramatic lead up that they did way back, that haunting, rolling, thump that played over the end of the scene before the opening sequence began… That was cool and upped the drama factor. Bring that back!

    Mike Fox replied

    Thanks I look forward to it:) yea I still miss one live a lot and I actually was looking forward to the two soaps to work all that drama out. So that they could at least tell a finished product of the mystery of what the hell was really going on there in lanview after the black out and the two Todd’s story. Todd Blair Carly tomas John star tea all fit in nice there in port Chuck too. Poor story got stuck in our minds forever now. But yes the music is important and I hope they at least try to make something more substantial and not seem so rushed this time around.

    4ever DAYS replied

    Kassie DePaiva makes her DAYS debut as Eve this Wednesday!!!

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  5. Allen Saint James says:

    I dont want beauty shots. I want action romance intensity

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    Kathie Simmons replied

    Than you are not looking at GH!There is no romance on GH, just two people thrown together.

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  6. su0000 says:

    Frank Valentini is always moving forward and giving GH its’ best..
    Looking forward to the new openings!1

    Some will love it and some will hate it..
    So, Frank Valentini will do what is best for GH .. :)

    ”you can please some of the people some of the time but you can’t please all the people all the time”

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    harry replied

    “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me again……….uh, I won’t get fooled again

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  7. tim says:

    I’d like to see some of the recurring cast added to the rotation,such as Ian Buchanan,Sonya Eddy,Kathleen Gati,Lynn Herring,Haley Pullos,and Kin Shriner,among others.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Recurring don’t get credit in the opening credits, only contract cast do.

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  8. Micante says:

    Spencer

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    Vickister replied

    ITA a few second and include more.

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  9. Eileen Hargis says:

    Nancy Lee And Jane and Laura and Emme. Peavy, Bryan, Maurice and William

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    harry replied

    When did NLG fall in love with her own cleavage? It seems that every day she takes her girls out to play. This isn’t wardrobe’s fault either as the actress is frequently seen off set with that horizontal crack. I think NLG’s bra needs to get an Emmy nod for best supporting actress in a drama series.

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  10. Tricia says:

    Love this! I want to see Julian with Alexis, Lucas, Felix and Nathan in the opening credits

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    Vickister replied

    I think.you covered them Tricia

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  11. Daisy Day says:

    More of Nathan with Maxie!

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  12. pumpkanpie says:

    Only the main characters … especially the legacy characters that we have loved for a long time!

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    Kathie Simmons replied

    They seem to be the must boring characters.That some of you loved for a long time, don’t everyone love them.Simply because they have done nothing.Lets see Jaxon and Jakob (the Daniels)in the credit.

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  13. Jill says:

    Want to see Genie Francis in it.

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    harry replied

    Me too, Jill. It would have been nice to have Laura around while Fluke was acting like such a transparent sociopath.
    Luke’s angel would have known that Luke was as faux as a knock off Coach bag.

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    Shay replied

    Here, here, Harry. So would have Scorpio, Lucky, Nathan, Holly, etc….how convenient none of these folks are around to notice anything is awry with this malevolent miscreant. For now all we have is clueless, lovestruck Tracy, babycrazy Lulu who cannot be bothered enough to notice her father is not in reality her father or the astonishingly and increasingly thick Anna who has been in a fog for far too long on a number of really important matters. Even the usually suspicious Sonny “Tortelli” has been oddly blind to picking up on his old friend’s strange behavior. It all really beggars belief…and I must ask, how can anyone overlook the fact that “FLuke” has totally failed to address Tracy as “Spanky” or Anna as “Slim” for months????? It’s so obvious that it’s screaming out loud for someone to notice this HUGE oversight!!!!

  14. Jared says:

    Bring back Faces of the Heart opening.

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    Tom replied

    +1

    Still one of the greatest openings of all time.

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    Evan replied

    I couldn’t agree more, would love to see “Faces of the Heart” return updated with the current cast. That was an iconic soap opera opening.

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    Dave replied

    Definitely agree!

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  15. Walter Ian Kaye says:

    It will be nice to not have to squint to see the tiny faces in the back lol

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  16. A Baptiste says:

    I thought Ilene Kristen got gypped when OLTL took her off contract and out of the title sequences, since others are mentioning recurring folks, I pray she will become “much more recurring” on GH and will be in the new opening-s. And dare I say, I enjoy glam shots, actor’s posing…it’s just plain “retro” fun to see our stars like this. This is a vote for the soaps, so happy with this story, in “general!”

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    Vickister replied

    She is coming back ,not sure of h ok w long , posted in fb n tweet

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  17. KM says:

    Glad to see this. I miss having that delineation between the contract actors and recurring. With the cast being so large it can sometimes be hard to tell who you’re supposed to invest in and who’s just there for the latest plot point.

    The current openings just includes a handful of pets in group shots with no real correlation to their importance to the canvas and in some cases even to each other. I mean, Patrick/Maxie/Silas/Sam? How often do they actually interact? Almost never?

    I’d include all the contract characters in the opening as has always been the custom. If they want to do group shots I wish they’d have some connection to the families and dynamics of the show.

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  18. Frances Varela- Gomez says:

    I was hoping for a gentleman closing credit again. I was appreciated Anthony Geary add to the end.

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    Natalie replied

    I agree! Loved the men in tuxes at the end! Classy and sexy!

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  19. Cathy says:

    Want to see Robin, Kimberly McCullough added to opening. She always said GH is and will always be a big part of her life and she is a big part of GH and our lives. She is GH present and history.

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  20. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Is there room for all of them…lol…can they do a big box like Hollywood Squares or Brady Bunch with 100 windows for the cast(sarcasm)…lol

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    rebecca1 replied

    lol! you do crack me up jimh… ;)

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  21. leesh12 says:

    The reason they got rid of the Faces of the Heart opening because it allowed them to add 2 minutes on to the show. That might not seem like a lot but when you add it up for the course of the year…thats a lot of time.

    And I would like to see Kelly Theibaud, Teresa Castillo, Marc Anthony Samuel, Sonya Eddy, Bryan Craig, and The love triangle of Spencer, Emma, and Cameron

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  22. mike says:

    It would be nice to see the faces of the actors. The current open flashes too quickly.

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  23. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Hopefully they bring the last opening back, but with the “Faces Of the Heart” theme instead. This short opening is too out-dated and boring.

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  24. kathleen johnson says:

    Would love to see sonny nathan and Anna and duke and maxi on the new sequences maybe bigger not small and the ones from the 9os were the best no beauty shots remember one from 9os where Luke was jumping off boat think with Robert before it exploded would be nice to have action shots

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  25. Timmm says:

    Hopefully they will put the characters name under the picture so we can remember their names since we dont see characters for weeks on end!

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    rebecca1 replied

    LOL…or they can scramble them and make it a game show”

    For 100 points…who is that lovable, zany actress/character who loves two men…

    And for the win…which character did we kill off this week???

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  26. Loveamystery says:

    Veterans of GH front and center. Highlight GH not the watered down version.

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  27. Rod says:

    The entire cast

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  28. lovescalebmorley says:

    Definitely need to see Maura West and Ryan Paevey & let’s see the kids – Spencer, Cameron & Emma. Can we get a more memorable theme song?

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  29. amy says:

    I loved the old hospital shot with the sirens!!!!

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  30. Rodd says:

    I like to see all the cast represented. I know it’ expensive but I think these people are clever enough to find a way to put actors in and take them out when they leave without breaking the bank.

    Looking forward to seeing what they do.

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  31. Shay says:

    Dr. O. and her gorgeous “kinder!”

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  32. VIKKYE says:

    i miss the old beginning with everyone showed

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  33. jk says:

    love the music, please don’t change the music

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  34. Charday says:

    I’d like to see some of the current “hot” characters in the opening–whether contract or not–like Britt, Dr. O, Spencer, Sabrina, and some of the long-termers like Monica Q, Lucy, etc.

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  35. SW says:

    Faces of the heart!! Classic, lovely, and perfect!!! Still miss it!

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  36. Kathie Simmons says:

    GH people thats on contract, than the others and also the kids including the babies,toddlers and kids.

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  37. tracey says:

    I would love to see all the kids too

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  38. Mary SF says:

    Personally I would do away with the openings of all the soaps– they are so short anyway are they really necessary? I think most people know what show they are watching—-But if I were going to do an opening I would open the show with a teaser, show a brief clip from that day’s show, with a voice over saying, Today on General Hospital– fill in the blank- stay tuned and then go to commercial. Or better yet, do a recap, and say yesterday on General Hospital– because on GH the first scenes are all repeats of the day’s before ending scenes— so just admit that and make that the opening.

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    harry replied

    Mary, it’s all packaging at this point.

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  39. Andrew says:

    Have hated the space age theme since it debuted last year and not liked the trio of pics in the boxes. It’s also so dark, more like what the opening to “The Edge of Night” would be if it were still on.

    “Faces of the Heart”, flashes of the characters (and various openings so everyone who is on canvas would be seen at one point or another). No group shots, they become old fast since there are always people leaving the cast.

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  40. JustSaying says:

    Why have any cast members at all? I say do like Days of Our Lives and have one big picture representing GH. It could be the picture of the hospital itself and flash the title on the screen. Let’s just call it a day already.

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  41. DavidEvanSmith says:

    This topic is RIGHT in my wheelhouse… I love me some opening credits!

    I’m gonna stick to motion shots of all current contract characters. Something in the vein of Faces of the Hearts, but less of the red background and more like the red/blue siren background of the 2003-2009 opening. I found a way to include Recurring characters by them sharing group shots. Contract characters (except for Britt and Mac) are featured in solo shots. Managed to feature 39 characters in five versions, with a few duplicates across versions. Featured twice: Sonny, Alexis, Patrick, Dante, Franco, Carly, Ava, Luke, Nathan. Featured three times: Anna, Julian.

    Version A (Monday)
    Sonny
    Olivia
    Dante
    Nathan (New)
    Nina (New)
    Silas
    Sam
    Alexis
    Julian (New)

    Version B (Tuesday)
    Carly
    Franco
    Michael
    Kiki
    Morgan (New)
    Ava
    Julian
    Molly/TJ (Featured Recurring)
    Shawn

    Version C (Wednesday)
    Anna
    Duke/Emma (Featured Recurring)
    Patrick
    Sabrina (New)
    Felix (New)
    Lucas/Brad (Featured Recurring)
    Elizabeth
    Nikolas
    Britt/Obrecht (New / Featured Recurring)

    Version D (Thursday)
    Luke
    Tracy
    Lulu
    Dante
    Nathan
    Maxie
    Felicia/Mac (Featured Recurring / New)
    Patrick
    Anna

    Version E (Friday, All-Stars)
    Sonny
    Ava
    Carly
    Franco
    Anna
    Scott/Lucy/Kevin (Featured Recurring)
    Alexis
    Julian
    Luke

    Thoughts?

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    JustSaying replied

    Wow, no Monica. Nathan should be replaced by her on version D.

    TJ, but no Rafe. Rafe is technically a legacy character from the other show “Port Charles”. I think he belongs there.

    Emma should really be with Patrick for family purposes. It would be a group photo of them.

    Franco should not be on the All Stars. Tracy should be. Even Mac would be a better All Star.

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    DavidEvanSmith replied

    Fair notes. I was trying to keep recurring characters isolated to group shots and contracts to solo shots. Exception was Mac/Felicia because Mac is on contract but is utilized like a recurring/background player and has been since probably 1999. I think his last actual storyline was when Felicia cheated on him with Luke and their marriage fell apart. Originally I had Britt and Obrecht as separate shots, but combining them made room for a Lucas/Brad shot, so I made an exception there as well.

    Emma/Patrick would make total sense, but violates the pattern I was trying to create. But the Duke/Emma connection makes sense to me and that shot is sandwiched between Anna and Patrick, so the connections are all still there.

    I omitted Rafe because he has been infrequently appearing for the last year and they appear to be writing him into a corner with this sudden drug addiction and potential to be the driver that ran Patrick/Sabrina off the road leading to their baby’s death. I don’t see much of a future for Rafe, but if he’s that important to you he can be grouped in the Molly/TJ shot in Version B.

    I reworked the All-Stars Version E based on your feedback. :)

    Version E (Friday, All-Stars)
    Sonny
    Carly
    Ava
    Julian
    Alexis
    Scott/Lucy/Kevin (Featured Recurring)
    Bobbie/Monica (Featured Recurring)
    Tracy
    Luke

    There you go!

    JustSaying replied

    I see what you were going for in version C. And I like the new all-stars.

    Rafe is tricky though. He’s legacy but recurring. I have to think about that one.

    Dave replied

    Great pics especially with the new Version E. You did forget one more, Jordan! She could be featured with Shawn.

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  42. Double Z says:

    In the end…who cares

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  43. jared says:

    I really hope they bring the 90′s/early 00′s “Faces of the Heart” back in an updated format. The music is beautiful and ingeniously updated the original GH theme.

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  44. Dave says:

    What happened to the updated opening?!! Maybe it will start First of August instead of first of July?!?

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  45. phil says:

    They just added faces to the current opening. This article was misleading!

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    Marc replied

    Totally agree with you. I was very disappointed!

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