A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
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A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (or simply known as A Fairly Odd Movie) is a 2011 Canadian-American live-action television film based on the animated series The Fairly OddParents. It first aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on July 9, 2011, to celebrate the series's tenth anniversary. Unlike the previous animated films of the series, this film is live-action with CGI animation. The television film was viewed by 5.8 million viewers during its original airing.
|A Fairly Odd Movie:|
Grow Up, Timmy Turner
|Based on||The Fairly OddParents|
by Butch Hartman
|Written by||Butch Hartman|
|Directed by||Savage Steve Holland|
|Theme music composer||Guy Moon|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||61 minutes|
|Production companies||Billionfold, Inc.|
Pacific Bay Entertainment
|Followed by||A Fairly Odd Christmas|
The television film is set in the city of Dimmsdale and centers on Timmy Turner, his fairy godparents Cosmo and Wanda, and his fairy godbrother Poof. The events of the film take place at the end of the series. Timmy is now 23 years old but is still in fifth grade, with his fairy-obsessed teacher, Mr. Crocker. Timmy finds a loophole in the fairy rulebook: if he continues to act like a child, he will get to keep his fairies. A dilemma arises when Tootie, who was an awkward girl when she was ten years old, returns to Dimmsdale as an attractive woman. Timmy falls in love with her, a sign that he is becoming an adult, which means that he is closer to losing his fairies. Meanwhile, an oil tycoon, named Hugh J. Magnate, Jr., teams up with Mr. Crocker and plans to use Timmy's fairies' magic to promote his oil business.
On March 14, 2012, Nickelodeon announced a sequel to the film, A Fairly Odd Christmas, which premiered during 2012's holiday season, while a third film, A Fairly Odd Summer, premiered on August 2, 2014. Drake Bell, Daniella Monet, and other cast members reprised their roles in both.
Thirteen years after the timeline and finale of the original series, Timmy Turner (Drake Bell) has grown into a 23-year-old adult, but maintains a lifestyle of a 10-year-old, despite being an adult. He has done so to keep his fairy godparents. Timmy's refusal to mature greatly irritates his parents (who desperately encourage him to move out) and Jorgen von Strangle (Mark Gibbon), who is constantly scheming to entice Timmy into giving up his fairies.
One day, Timmy reunites with a girl from his childhood named Tootie (Daniella Monet), who had an obsessive crush on him for years. She has grown into a beautiful activist and Timmy falls for her instantly. His fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda, scheme to repel Tootie, afraid that he is finally growing up and may no longer need them. Timmy is torn between his love for Tootie and his desire to keep his fairy godparents.
Meanwhile, Timmy's schoolteacher, Denzel Crocker, teams up with an oil tycoon by the name of Hugh Magnate in order to kidnap Timmy's fairies and use their magic for their own purposes. Magnate deceives and kidnaps Tootie while Crocker captures Cosmo, Wanda and Poof, imprisoning them in a device programmed to use their magic to grant anybody's wishes. However, Magnate betrays Crocker, pushing him in a bottomless ballpit, and tortures the fairies by adjusting the wish-granting machine to electrocute them each time a wish is made. Timmy comes to the rescue of both the fairies and Tootie and battles with both his enemy and a toy robot that Magnate brought to life with the fairies' magic. Timmy successfully frees everyone but is forced to give up his fairy godparents, who vanish the moment he kisses Tootie.
Although Timmy is saddened deeply by the departure of Cosmo, Wanda, and Poof, he is happy to be free to finally pursue more mature behaviors, as he had longed to do. However, he learns from Jorgen von Strangle that because of his courage, a new law was passed in Fairy World that will now permit him to keep his fairy godparents forever, as long as he makes unselfish wishes. Because of this, Tootie and Timmy plan to start a charity organization in which they will make wishes that will mend all of the world's problems or travesties, flying away in a magical van, which turns around and flies towards the camera (in a direct parody of Back to the Future). Magnate is sent to a mental hospital after claiming that fairies exist, and his secretary becomes CEO of the company, turning it into an environmentally-friendly enterprise. The film ends with Crocker finally falling out of the ball pit, landing in front of the Turners' house, and walking away.
- Drake Bell as Timmy Turner
- Daniella Monet as Tootie
- Steven Weber as Hugh J. Magnate, Jr.
- Jason Alexander as Live Action Cosmo
- Cheryl Hines as Live Action Wanda
- Daran Norris as Animated Cosmo (voice) and Mr. Turner
- Susanne Blakeslee as Animated Wanda (voice)
- Tara Strong as Poof (voice - baby noises)
- Randy Jackson as Poof (voice - spoken)
- Teryl Rothery as Mrs. Turner
- Mark Gibbon as Jorgen Von Strangle
- David Lewis as Denzel Crocker
- Jesse Reid as A.J.
- Chris Anderson as Chester McBadbat
- Devon Weigel as Vicky
- Christie Laing as Janice
- Olivia Steele-Falconer as Katie
- Darien Provost as Howie
- Qayam Devji as Ravi
- Diego Martinez as Mouse
- Butch Hartman as Maitre D'
- Serge Houde as the Mayor of Dimmsdale
- Harrison Houde as Hall Monitor
- Nicola Anderson as Real Estate Agent
- Keith Blackman Dallas as Bulldozer Operator
- Lee Tichon as Magnate Goon #1
- Osmond L. Bramble as Magnate Goon #2
- Judith Maxie as Fairy Council Member #1
- John Innes as Fairy Council Member #2
- Raugi Yu as Asian Waiter
The film attracted 5.8 million viewers on its premiere night. It was also the top-rated broadcast on cable networks for the week ending on July 10, 2011. The film's ratings were the highest for The Fairly OddParents films since its preceding special, Wishology, a trilogy film which attained 4.0 million, 3.6 million, and 4.1 million viewers for its three parts, "The Big Beginning", "The Exciting Middle Part", and "The Final Ending", respectively, during its premiere broadcast on May 1–3, 2009.
Twenty days after the film's premiere on Nickelodeon, The Fairly OddParents creator and film writer Butch Hartman tweeted that he was working on ideas for a sequel to Grow Up, Timmy Turner! On March 14, 2012, during Nickelodeon's 2012-2013 Upfront, a sequel to 2011's first live-action TV film was announced. The sequel, titled A Fairly Odd Christmas, aired on November 29, 2012, and, in 2013, it was announced that there would be a third and final installment, titled A Fairly Odd Summer, which aired on August 2, 2014; Drake Bell and Daniella Monet reprised their roles in both.
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