The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius logo.png
GenreComedy
Science fiction
Action/Adventure
FormatCGI animated series
Created byJohn A. Davis
Written bySteven Banks
Gene Grillo
Andrew Nicholls
Darrell Vickers
Directed byKeith Alcorn
Mike Gasaway
Kirby Atkins
StarringDebi Derryberry
Rob Paulsen
Jeffrey Garcia
Frank Welker
Carolyn Lawrence
Crystal Scales
Mark DeCarlo
Megan Cavanaugh
Tom Kenny
Andrea Martin
Jonathan Walker
Jim Cummings
Theme music composerBrian Causey
Composer(s)Charlie Brissette
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes43 (full)
50 (segments)
119 (total) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Steve Oedekerk
Producer(s)Keith Alcorn
John A. Davis
Paul Marshal
Editor(s)Jon Price
John Wahba
Joe E. Elwood
Running time22-24 minutes
Production company(s)O Entertainment
DNA Productions
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Broadcast
Original channelNickelodeon
Original runJuly 20, 2002 – November 25, 2006
Chronology
Preceded byJimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Followed byPlanet Sheen
External links
Website
 
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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius logo.png
GenreComedy
Science fiction
Action/Adventure
FormatCGI animated series
Created byJohn A. Davis
Written bySteven Banks
Gene Grillo
Andrew Nicholls
Darrell Vickers
Directed byKeith Alcorn
Mike Gasaway
Kirby Atkins
StarringDebi Derryberry
Rob Paulsen
Jeffrey Garcia
Frank Welker
Carolyn Lawrence
Crystal Scales
Mark DeCarlo
Megan Cavanaugh
Tom Kenny
Andrea Martin
Jonathan Walker
Jim Cummings
Theme music composerBrian Causey
Composer(s)Charlie Brissette
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes43 (full)
50 (segments)
119 (total) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Steve Oedekerk
Producer(s)Keith Alcorn
John A. Davis
Paul Marshal
Editor(s)Jon Price
John Wahba
Joe E. Elwood
Running time22-24 minutes
Production company(s)O Entertainment
DNA Productions
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Broadcast
Original channelNickelodeon
Original runJuly 20, 2002 – November 25, 2006
Chronology
Preceded byJimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Followed byPlanet Sheen
External links
Website

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, often shortened to just Jimmy Neutron, is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the 2002 spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. It originally aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons from July 20, 2002 to November 25, 2006.

Plot and characters[edit]

James Isaac "Jimmy" Neutron (Debi Derryberry) is the main protagonist of the TV series. He is a suburban boy, 11 years old for most of the series, with a stunning IQ and a love for science. Usually, his inventions cause more harm than benefit for the city of Retroville, where most of the episodes a character with sub-normal intelligence misuses his inventions, but that never stops him from trying. Most of the time, he's busy saving the city from his own experiments gone wrong. He is best friends with Carl and Sheen. His middle name is derived from Isaac Newton, the famous physicist. In the movie, Jimmy wore blue shorts and brown shoes. In the television show, he wears blue jeans and gray Converse sneakers. He is one of the three characters to be present in every episode next to Carl and Sheen.

Carlton Ulysses "Carl" Wheezer (Rob Paulsen) is Jimmy's shy, asthmatic best friend who has an unhealthy obsession with llamas and Jimmy's mom. One example of his obsession is the fact he has shelves of llama based video games in which one episode Jimmy uses one of his inventions to travel into the game. Carl is allergic to lots of things, including cats, turtles and Sheen, yet he still helps Jimmy with his experiments. Carl is overweight, and has red hair and glasses. He wears green jeans and a striped red and yellow shirt with a belt. In the movie, Carl wore suspenders, but in the television show, he doesn't wear suspenders. He is also one of the three characters to be present in every episode, along with Jimmy and Sheen.

Cynthia Aurora "Cindy" Vortex (Carolyn Lawrence) is Jimmy's sassy, independent, intellectual rival, and later love interest. She has a dog named "Humphrey" who she says is the best dog in Retroville. Her best friend is Libby Folfax. In the movie Cindy is seen wearing a pink buttoned shirt, black jeans, pink shoes, and her hair styled in pigtails. This design of Cindy was used more often for Jimmy Neutron video games. Also in the mini short of Jimmy Neutron entitled Good Dog; Old Tricks, Cindy wears a pink dress and in the movie, she has pigtails and wears a pink button down shirt. But in the TV show, her hair is styled into a hair color with a black halter top, khaki pants, and pink converse shoes with a green top.

Sheen Juarrera Estevez (Jeffrey Garcia) is Jimmy's hyperactive other best friend. He is obsessed with a comic book superhero, Ultra-Lord. Sheen sometimes fails to grasp the reality of things. He lives with his father. Sheen was named after Martin Sheen, the head of a family of actors (whose last name in real life is Estévez). He has a crush on Libby Folfax. He later becomes the main protagonist of the show's spin-off Planet Sheen. Like Jimmy and Carl, Sheen is also one of the three characters to be present in every episode.

Nicholas "Nick" Dean (Candi Milo) is the 'cool guy' that everybody loves at school, especially the girls. He isn't exactly the smartest guy, but he makes up for it with his looks; in some episodes he appears well-rounded. His main hobby is skateboarding, but he also likes singing German opera. He dresses like a greaser with gelled hair, denim and leather jackets, and slightly cuffed jeans. He is also prone to injury. In most of the episodes he's in, he usually ends up screaming "OW MY leg" and breaking it. He is seen with a broken leg in one episode, in which his leg is completely upside down, and in the episode, "Lady Sings the News", it is reported that he had broken his leg for the 15th time that year.

Liberty Danielle "Libby" Folfax (Crystal Scales) is Cindy's best friend. She loves funk/hip-hop/R&B and electronic gadgets. Later on in the show, she received a brand-new hair makeover and a striped-pink shirt. Libby is 11, and in the first season she does not appear on the title logo, however when she becomes more involved in the show in the second season, she is added to the logo. Unlike Jimmy's friends, Libby is shown to do well in school, but isn't at the level of Jimmy or Cindy in terms of intellect. In the movie and first half of the series Libby's hair is up in a bun, with a large bang covering her left eye. She wears a green dress, green socks, and black dress shoes. Later, in the episode "Beach Party Mummy", she got a makeover with her new cornrow braids, pink-striped shirt, blue jean pants, and brown shoes.

Judith "Judy" Neutron (Megan Cavanagh) is Jimmy's mother. She is loving and is the stereotypical 1950s housewife. Her style is also typical and her hair is in a distinctive cut, usually noticed in a few episodes. Of course, she loves her family and gives Jimmy advice about life and his adventures. Her husband "Hugh" refers to her as "Sugar Booger" or "Butter Biscuit", and he believes she makes the best pies. She was hypnotized four times throughout the series. She was once hypnotized, in Jimmy Timmy Power Hour, into believing she was Mighty Mom and ran amok believing she was a superhero.

Hubert Beaumont "Hugh" Neutron (Mark DeCarlo) is Jimmy's father. He is really goofy and clutsy but loves Jimmy and his wife who he often calls "Sugar Booger" or "Butter Biscuit". Hugh works at Mallard Motors as a car salesman. He is obsessed with ducks, and his favorite foods are pie and toast.

Goddard (Frank Welker) is Jimmy's trusty robotic dog. Considering he's made of sprockets, circuits and widgets, Goddard makes one great man's best friend. Plus, unlike his real-life canine cousins, Goddard can transform into a whole slew of useful tools, vehicles, and other gadgets for Jimmy. Goddard still has a few kinks to work out, but otherwise, this digital dog is the perfect (cyber) canine companion. One of Goddard's trademarks is "playing dead," in which he explodes, and then he automatically reassembles himself a few seconds later. Goddard is named after Robert H. Goddard, the "Father of Rocketry".

Other characters (students, teachers, friends)[edit]

Jimmy's nemeses[edit]

Crossovers[edit]

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron has crossed over with The Fairly OddParents three times in episodes called Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour 1, 2, and 3

Media[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
Season premiereSeason finale
120July 20, 2002June 13, 2003
222August 1, 2003July 9, 2004
325November 11, 2004November 25, 2006


Special Marathon[edit]

On May 19, 2007, Nickelodeon aired a special marathon called Genius, Sheenius, or In Betweenius? which featured episodes selected by fans of the series, a personality quiz on nick.com, and a revised version of the movie featuring in-universe commentary from the characters of Jimmy, Sheen, and Carl.

There have also been three television movie tie-ins with the Fairly Oddparents, in the Jimmy Timmy Power Hours. In these shows, the five main characters from Jimmy Neutron meet with 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. Most notably, the clothes were different, the theme song was longer with a few lines that were cut later, Goddard was voiced by Kim Saxon, in lieu of Frank Welker, and Carl Wheezer resembled his father. The title card had a picture in the scene, like all the other Nicktoons at the time. Also, the DNA Productions mascot was an animated cat.

DVD releases[edit]

TitleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
The Best of Season 1September 16, 2008[1]--
The Best of Season 2September 16, 2008[2]--
The Best of Season 3September 16, 2008[3]--
Confusion FusionMay 27, 2003[4]February 2, 2004[5]October 8, 2003[6]
Sea of TroubleOctober 7, 2003[7]May 16, 2005[8]March 24. 2005[9]
Jet FusionFebruary 3, 2004[10]August 15, 2005[11]July 7, 2005[12]
Attack of the TwonkiesNovember 16, 2004[13]March 27, 2006[14]April 6, 2006[15]
Party at Neutron's-September 4, 2006[16]September 21, 2006[17]
King of Mars--July 5, 2007[18]

Spin-off[edit]

A spin-off series, Planet Sheen, focused on Sheen Estevez, who accidentally landed on the planet Zeenu in Jimmy Neutron's pilot episode. 26 episodes were produced by O Entertainment.[19] Planet Sheen debuted on October 2, 2010. T.U.F.F. Puppy debuted that same day. As of 2013, the spin-off has been cancelled, with the final episode having aired on Feb 15, 2013.

Theme[edit]

The theme song was originally written by Brian Causey for the pilot episode. Bowling for Soup would later revamp and extend Causey's theme for the film version theme. Ultimately the original theme was kept for the TV series intro and outro.

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