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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Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, a surprise nomination for best animated film of 2001 is a DVD that even normal, non-genius people will enjoy. Right up front is the image, with both 1.85:1 anamorphic and "kid friendly" full frame transfers. Simply put, the picture on this disc is stunning. Colors are vivid without being too much and the computer generated,See more details below

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Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, a surprise nomination for best animated film of 2001 is a DVD that even normal, non-genius people will enjoy. Right up front is the image, with both 1.85:1 anamorphic and "kid friendly" full frame transfers. Simply put, the picture on this disc is stunning. Colors are vivid without being too much and the computer generated, three-dimensional depth is a marvel to behold. Paramount has gone out of their way to make this disc look outstanding. The sound is equally impressive. The main 5.1 Dolby Digital track is full of life, generously utilizing the entire sound spectrum through all available speakers. English subtitles are also available on this disc. Though far from a special edition, there is enough supplements to please just about anyone. First up is "The Making Of Jimmy Neutron." Granted, it's not much more than a publicity fluff piece, but the interviews and brief behind-the-scene sections are still entertaining. Fans will also recognize the seven "Interstitials" and five "Cliffhangers" that were shown on Nickelodeon before the films theatrical release. Not to be left out are Aaron Carter and No Secrets who each supply a music video. Finally, along with the theatrical and teaser trailers are seven DVD-ROM games. Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius is not just a movie for the kids, and neither is the DVD.

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/2002
UPC:
0097363382645
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
G
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:22:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; The making of Jimmy Neutron; 2 music videos; 12 promotional spots; 7 DVD-ROM games; Teaser trailer; Theatrical trailer; Dolby Digital; English subtitles; Menus; Scene selection

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

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Communication Toaster
2. Show and Tell
3. Butter 'Em Up
4. Sneaking Out
5. Retroland
6. No Parents
7. We're Getting Our Parents Back
8. Asteroid Camp
9. The Little Rescue Party
10. A Few Kind Words
11. Carbonated Life Forms
12. Big Brain
13. It's Just Breakfast
1. Communication Toaster
2. Show and Tell
3. Butter 'Em Up
4. Sneaking Out
5. Retroland
6. No Parents
7. We're Getting Our Parents Back
8. Asteroid Camp
9. The Littlest Rescue Party
10. A Few Kind Words
11. Carbonated Life Forms
12. Big Brain
13. It's Just Breakfast

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