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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius
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Genre
Created by
  • Keith Alcorn
  • 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 (122 segments) (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)
  • O Entertainment
  • DNA Productions
  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Distributor Viacom Media Networks
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Picture format 4:3 SDTV
Original release July 20, 2002 (2002-07-20) – November 25, 2006 (2006-11-25)
Chronology
Preceded by Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Related shows Planet Sheen

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius (sometimes shortened to Jimmy Neutron or commonly Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius) is an American computer-animated television series based on the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius created by John A. Davis and Keith Alcorn. It originally aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons beginning July 20, 2002, and the final episode aired on November 25, 2006. The show follows an 11-year-old genius from Retroville, the eponymous character, as he goes on adventures with his best 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.

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". A spin-off, Planet Sheen, aired from 2010 to 2013.

Summary

The show follows an 11-year-old boy named Jimmy Neutron from Retroville, Texas who is a scientific genius. He frequently goes on adventures with his two best friends Sheen and Carl, usually involving his inventions going awry.

Media

Episodes

List of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius episodes

The Fairly OddParents crossover episodes

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)

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. It 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, Jimmy did not wear his signature red atom shirt, 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, not dissimilar to all the other Nicktoons.

DVD releases

Title Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Confusion Fusion May 27, 2003 October 8, 2003
Sea of Trouble October 7, 2003 March 24. 2005
Jet Fusion February 3, 2004 July 7, 2005
Jimmy Timmy Power Hour May 11, 2004 - -
Attack of the Twonkies November 16, 2004
Nick Picks Vol. 1 May 24, 2005 - -
Nick Picks Vol. 2 October 18, 2005 - -
Nick Picks Vol. 3 February 7, 2006 - -
Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2 March 14, 2006 - -
Nick Picks Vol. 4 June 6, 2006 - -
Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3 July 25, 2006 - -
Party at Neutron's September 4, 2006
Nick Picks Vol. 5 March 13, 2007 - -
King of Mars July 5, 2007
The Best of Season 1 September 16, 2008
The Best of Season 2 September 16, 2008
The Best of Season 3 September 16, 2008

Production

Writing

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

Animation

DNA Productions retooled their pipeline when moving from the film to the TV series, so they could reuse assets for the episodes. Some of the programming team at the studio 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.

Theme

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.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref
2003 BMI Awards BMI Cable Award Charlie Brissette Won
2004 31st Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Production Produced for Children Nickelodeon and DNA Productions Won
Outstanding Achievement Directing in an Animated Television Production Mike Gasaway Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production Jeff Garcia as Sheen Won
10th annual NAMIC Vision Awards Children's MTV/Nickelodeon for The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius Nominated
BMI Awards BMI Cable Award Charlie Brissette and Brian Causey Won
Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing in Television Animation The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius Won
2005 32nd Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated Television Production Keith Alcorn Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production Carolyn Lawrence as Cindy Nominated
2006 33rd Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Writing in an Animated Television Production Christopher Painter Nominated
2006 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius Nominated
2007 2007 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Cartoon The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius Nominated

Spin-off

A spin-off series, Planet Sheen, aired from 2010 to 2013. The show focuses on Sheen Estevez, who accidentally crash-lands on the planet Zeenu in the pilot episode.

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