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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It originally aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons beginning July 20, 2002, and the final episode aired on November 25, 2006. A spin-off of the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the show follows a genius 10-year-old from Retroville, James ‘Jimmy’ Isaac Neutron, as he goes on adventures with his friends Carl Wheezer and Sheen Estevez. Throughout the show, various mishaps and conflicts occur on these adventures, as Jimmy’s various inventions go awry. The series features voices of Debi Derryberry (Jimmy), Jeffrey Garcia (Sheen), and Rob Paulsen (Carl) for the three main characters.[1]

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius logo.png
Genre
Created by John A. Davis
Based on Characters created by John A. Davis
Directed by
  • Keith Alcorn
  • Mike Gasaway
  • Kirby Atkins
Starring
Theme music composer Brian Causey
Composer(s) Charlie Brissette
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 61 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Steve Oedekerk
John A. Davis
Producer(s)
  • Keith Alcorn
  • John A. Davis
  • Paul Marshal
Editor(s)
  • Jon Price
  • John Wahba
  • Joe E. Elwood
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release July 20, 2002 (2002-07-20) – November 25, 2006 (2006-11-25)
Chronology
Preceded by Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Followed by Planet Sheen
External links
Website

The series has been the recipient of various nominations such as Kid’s Choice "Favorite Cartoon" in 2006 and 2007, and has won an Annie award for "outstanding achievement in animated television production produced for children” as well as a Motion Picture Sound Editors "Golden Reel award".[2][3][4] The show ended in 2006. A spin-off was produced known as Planet Sheen.

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SummaryEdit

The show follows an eleven year old boy named Jimmy Neutron from Retroville, who is a scientific genius. He frequently goes on adventures with his two best friends Sheen and Carl, usually involving his inventions going awry.

MediaEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilots2September 7, 1998December 21, 2001
120July 20, 2002 (2002-07-20)[5]September 5, 2003 (2003-09-05)[5]
220September 19, 2003 (2003-09-19)[6]July 9, 2004 (2004-07-09)[6]
Specials3May 7, 2004 (2004-05-07)July 21, 2006 (2006-07-21)
321November 11, 2004 (2004-11-11)[7]November 25, 2006 (2006-11-25)[7]

The Fairly OddParents crossover episodesEdit

There have also been three tie-ins with special episode crossovers involving the Nickelodeon hand-drawn style series The Fairly OddParents under the title "The Jimmy-Timmy Power Hour" (the first alone, the second and third with the subtitles "When Nerds Collide!" and "The Jerkinators!," respectively); the five main characters from Jimmy Neutron meet with the main characters from The Fairly OddParents, Timmy, his godparents, and his two best friends Chester, and AJ, and often cross between each of their worlds of 2D and 3D animation.

Pilot (1998–2001)Edit

The pilot, named "Runaway Rocketboy," involves Jimmy testing a rocket ship that he has invented, and later uses it when he inadvertently stumbles upon a Yolkian plot to conquer Earth. The pilot was aired in short mini episodes on Nickelodeon before the film's release, and its plot was used for the film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. The pilot was later included as an extra on the "Confusion Fusion" DVD. It was originally supposed to air as a short on KaBlam!, but the show got cancelled before the episode aired.

The pilot had a few differences from the main series. In it, the clothes were different, Judy's hair was darker, the Yolkians all wore grey suits and King Goobot's crown was a different color, the theme song was longer with a few lines that were cut later, Goddard was voiced by Kim Saxon, in lieu of Frank Welker, Carl Wheezer resembled his father, Sheen Estevez was absent and the title card had a picture in the scene, like all the other Nicktoons at the time. Also, the DNA Productions logo with their original mascot, Helix the purple cat-like creature wearing a lab coat and a bow tie, was shown.

DVD releasesEdit

Title Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Confusion Fusion May 27, 2003[8] February 2, 2004[9] October 8, 2003[10]
Sea of Trouble October 7, 2003[11] May 16, 2005[12] March 24. 2005[13]
Jet Fusion February 3, 2004[14] August 15, 2005[15] July 7, 2005[16]
Attack of the Twonkies November 16, 2004[17] March 27, 2006[18] April 6, 2006[19]
Party at Neutron's September 4, 2006[20] September 21, 2006[21]
King of Mars July 5, 2007[22]
The Best of Season 1 September 16, 2008[23]
The Best of Season 2 September 16, 2008[24]
The Best of Season 3 September 16, 2008[25]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

John A. Davis created Jimmy (then named Johnny Quasar) sometime during the 1980s and wrote a script titled Runaway Rocketboy (later the name of the pilot), which was abandoned. He later stumbled upon the idea while moving into a new house in the early 1990s. He re-worked it as a short film titled Johnny Quasar and presented it at SIGGRAPH, where he met Steve Oedekerk and worked on a television series of the short as well as the movie. Jimmy was still called Johnny Quasar before it was decided to name him Jimmy Neutron because "Johnny Quasar" sounded too similar to Jonny Quest.[26]

WritingEdit

Victor Wilson was hired as the Story Editor. The main writers when the show was greenlit were Steven Banks and Jed Spingarn.

AnimationEdit

DNA Productions retooled their pipeline when moving from the film to the TV series, due to the scheduling of the episodes. Some of the programming team at DNA Productions programmed a special code that allowed the animators to animate scenes in Maya, which can then be rendered in Lightwave. This helped the team keep up with the deadline and avoid going over budget.[27]

ThemeEdit

The theme song was originally written by Brian Causey for the pilot episode. Pop-punk band Bowling for Soup later revamped and extended Causey's theme for the film version theme. Ultimately, the original theme was kept for the TV series intro and outro.[28][29]

Awards and AccoladesEdit

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius has been the recipient of various nominations and awards. The show received nominations for several Annie awards in 2004, 2005, and 2006 (Outstanding Directing in an Animated Television Production, Carolyn Lawrence for best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production,[30] Keith Alcorn for Best Directing in an Animated Television Production,[31] and Christopher Painter for Best Writing in an Animated Television Production[32]). In 2004, the awards were given to Jeffrey Garcia (Voice of Sheen) for Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production, and to the show for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Production Produced for Children. The BMI Cable Award was given to Charlie Brissette and Brian Causey for their work on the show in 2003 and 2004.[28][29] The show was nominated as “Favorite Cartoon” by the Kid’s Choice Awards, USA in 2006 and 2007.[33][34] Further accolades of the show include a Golden Reel Award for “Best Sound Editing in Television Animation” in 2004 and 2005 by Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA.[35][35] Nickelodeon and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was also nominated for the Vision Award in the Children’s category in 2004 by NAMIC.[36]

CancellationEdit

Although the producers originally wanted to make a fourth season, plans for this season were scrapped due to DNA Productions' closing as the result of the lackluster performance of The Ant Bully. Four scripts were written for the season, but two of these scripts were not revealed. The new season was planned to be more serious and darker than the previous. The premiere of the season, entitled "Deep Impacts", would be the return of Evil Jimmy, who would have struggled with Jimmy in their definitive last encounter during a battle in the moon. Another episode entitled "Three's a Crowd" was planned to be part of this season to explore the relationship of Cindy and Betty. Nick Dean was also set to return as part of the main cast, Cindy and Jimmy would have become an official couple, new and old villains would have returned and appeared, and the League of Villains would have made more appearances. It was thought of that the series, in terms of year runs, would have been the third longest running Nicktoon series behind SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents, but such a production and assets to O Entertainment and DNA Productions would have been too costly.[37]

Spin-offEdit

Eight years later, a second spin-off series, Planet Sheen premiered. The show focused on Sheen Estevez, who accidentally landed on the planet Zeenu in Planet Sheen's pilot episode. 26 episodes were produced by O Entertainment but further episodes were not being released due to DNA Productions' going bankrupt.[38] Along with fellow Nicktoon T.U.F.F. Puppy, Planet Sheen debuted on October 2, 2010. As of 2013, the spin-off has been cancelled due to low ratings and lack of profit, with the final episode having aired on February 15, 2013.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  24. ^ "Jimmy Neutron- The Best of Season 2 (2 Disc Set): Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  25. ^ "Jimmy Neutron- The Best of Season 3 (2 Disc Set): Movies & TV". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
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