Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

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Director: John A. Davis

Cast: John A. Davis, Megan Cavanagh, Mark de Carlo, Debi Derryberry

     
 

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This animated feature from Nickelodeon is the story of ten-year-old genius inventor Jimmy Neutron, whose penchant for gadget-creation gets him and his robot dog, Goddard, into trouble at home and school. However, when the parents of Jimmy's hometown are kidnapped by the gooey green aliens known as Yokians, it's up to Jimmy, his best friend, Carl Wheezer, and his arch

Overview

This animated feature from Nickelodeon is the story of ten-year-old genius inventor Jimmy Neutron, whose penchant for gadget-creation gets him and his robot dog, Goddard, into trouble at home and school. However, when the parents of Jimmy's hometown are kidnapped by the gooey green aliens known as Yokians, it's up to Jimmy, his best friend, Carl Wheezer, and his arch rival, Cindy Vortex, to rally their fellow kids for a rescue effort. Patching together a ragtag armada of interstellar spacecraft, the kid invasion force sets out to rescue the moms and dads who love them and get them home in time for dinner. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) features the vocal talents of Debi Derryberry, Carolyn Lawrence, Rob Paulsen, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, and Patrick Stewart.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
What a blast! This brightly colored, computer-animated comic adventure received a much-deserved Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, which bodes well for the future of Nickelodeon's Jimmy Neutron character. Retroville resident Neutron -- the Boy Genius behind such inventions as a transportation bubble, a shrink ray, and a robot dog named Goddard (which defecates nuts and bolts) -- makes Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory look like Pauly Shore. But the plucky whiz kid is still "Nerdtron" to jeering classmates...until aliens abduct all of Retroville's parents. It's up to Jimmy to launch a rescue attempt (in spaceships fashioned from amusement park rides) and save the grown-ups from the egg-shaped marauders (voiced by Patrick Stewart and Martin Short). This being a Nickelodeon production, belches abound, the adults are clueless, seemingly cool kids are revealed to be cowards under fire, and girls are a mystifying, albeit alluring, species. But Jimmy Neutron really soars with its clever writing, which will tickle adults. When Jimmy tells his parents about wanting to communicate with advanced alien civilizations, his mother rebukes him, "I don't care how advanced they say they are. If your father and I haven't met them, they're strangers." The soundtrack is also hip enough to include the Ramones' punk tune "Blitzkrieg Bop," which blasts as the children momentarily celebrate being adult-free with an all-night junk-food bacchanal. Jimmy Neutron proves himself a hero for the brainy bunch and a friend to kids everywhere.
All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Based upon the Nickelodeon series, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a very agreeable animated film, even if the TV show is better. Interestingly, despite the fact that the movie has thrice the amount of time as an episode of the series, the characters are better developed and defined on TV. Indeed, fans of Jimmy on TV may be a little disappointed by the way in which their friends have been brought to the big screen. The rivalry between Jimmy and Cindy is much less intense, Sheen is given too little screen time, Libby comes across as rather bland, and Hugh's quirkiness is largely missing. And while the dialogue contains more than its share of snappy remarks and little turns of phrase, it's a bit less flavorful than regular viewers have come to expect. That said, the animation is of a higher level than that found on the weekly show, and the filmmakers have been quite imaginative visually, especially in terms of the spacecraft that they create for the mission. The voice talent is quite good, although villain Patrick Stewart and goofy sidekick Martin Short could have been shown off to better advantage. Jimmy is not a great film, but it's a fine way to pass an hour and a half.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929311279
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
G
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:22:00
Sales rank:
3,021

Special Features

cc The Making of Jimmy Neutron 2 Music Videos - "Leave It Up To Me" - Aaron Carter "Kids In America" - No Secrets 12 Promotional Spots 7 Interstitials 5 Cliffhangers 7 DVD-ROM Games* Teaser Trailer Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Megan Cavanagh Voice Only
Mark de Carlo Voice Only
Debi Derryberry Voice Only
Jeff Garcia Voice Only
Bob Goen Voice Only
Mary Hart Voice Only
Carolyn Lawrence Voice Only
Andrea Martin Voice Only
Candi Milo Voice Only
Rob Paulsen Voice Only
Crystal Scales Voice Only
Martin Short Voice Only
Patrick Stewart Voice Only
Jim Cummings Voice Only
David L. Lander Voice Only
Kimberly Brooks Voice Only
Paul Greenberg Voice Only
Laraine Newman Voice Only

Technical Credits
John A. Davis Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Keith Alcorn Executive Producer
James Beihold Art Director
Jeff Carson Musical Direction/Supervision
Fred Cline Production Designer
John Debney Score Composer
Albie Hecht Producer
Michael Jonascu Sound/Sound Designer
Paula Kaplan Casting
Paul Marshal Co-producer
Ginny McSwain Casting
Steve Oedekerk Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Paul N.J. Ottosson Sound/Sound Designer
Gregory Perler Editor
Frankie Pine Musical Direction/Supervision
Julia Pistor Executive Producer
Jon Price Editor
Gina Shay Co-producer
J. David Stem Screenwriter
David N. Weiss Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
1. Chapter 1 [:16]
2. Chapter 2 [:12]
3. Chapter 3 [5:31]
4. Chapter 4 [6:55]
5. Chapter 5 [:36]
6. Chapter 6 [6:03]
7. Chapter 7 [2:23]
8. Chapter 8 [4:54]
9. Chapter 9 [1:54]
10. Chapter 10 [5:16]
11. Chapter 11 [:11]
12. Chapter 12 [4:54]
13. Chapter 13 [2:22]
14. Chapter 14 [5:22]
15. Chapter 15 [1:54]
16. Chapter 16 [3:54]
17. Chapter 17 [4:03]
18. Chapter 18 [:59]
19. Chapter 19 [5:45]
20. Chapter 20 [:35]
21. Chapter 21 [7:45]
22. Chapter 22 [4:57]
23. Chapter 23 [:48]
24. Chapter 24 [:56]
25. Chapter 25 [:13]
26. Chapter 26 [3:41]

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This a great film. I think that little kids might not like it though because it has aliens in it and a big chicken monster. but it is funny when the parents do the chicken dance!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wasn't expecting much from this movie based on the trailer. But it was 100% fun to watch. It was pretty funny too. Good fun from start to finish. Hope they make a few sequels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could watch this movie one million times and not get tired of it. Some of the movie is comedy and some of it is action and other parts are all of it.