Sunday, January 11, 2009
Jimmy Neutron Cartoon Series
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, formerly Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, was an American animated television series, and spin-off of the Academy Award-nominated computer-animated movie, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. It first officially aired on September 6, 2002. It was also the very first computer-animated Nicktoon.
After declining ratings and other factors, Nickelodeon canceled the series, originally along with The Fairly OddParents, after the two cartoons merged for the third time in a TV movie. Since then, no announcements have been made to continue the series, yet the Fairly OddParents is slated for another 20 episodes.
The series is about a child genius and inventor named Jimmy Neutron in the fictional town of Retroville, who gets in and out of trouble by inventing complex gadgets. Jimmy's main catchphrases are "Gotta Blast!", "Brain Blast!", or simply the most overused phrases, "I've Got It!" or "That's It!", which he says after coming up with the ultimate idea to solve the problem. Jimmy typically has a "Brain Blast" once an episode, usually at his climax of the story when all other ideas have failed, and it is accompanied by a display of his ideas floating within the inner workings of his brain.
The television series was produced by O Entertainment for the Nickelodeon cable channel, and animated by DNA Productions using LightWave 3D software as was the movie. A television movie, Win, Lose and Kaboom, formerly named You Bet Your Life Form, aired on Nickelodeon in early-July 2004. A second television movie, The League of Villains, aired on Nickelodeon in mid-June 2005. In 2004, head writer Steven Banks was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for the episode Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion. The first Jimmy Neutron mini-episodes aired before the Jimmy Neutron movie and can be seen only on Nicktoons Network, the movie web site, and on later versions of the DVD release of the original movie. The series officially ended on July 21, 2006Template:Fact but one new episode aired on November 17, 2006 and the final two aired November 25, 2006. Most articles consider either King of Mars, The League of Villains or the TV movie Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour III: The Jerkinators to be the last episodes of the series. However in reality, the episode Lady Sings the News was the most recently aired during the show's original run, thus making it the last episode of the series. But in the 2008 World Records book, it ranks Jimmy Neutron as the #10 most watched TV show (One of two cartoons to make the countdown (The other was The Simpsons at number 5). There are no plans for a fourth season. (Wikia.com)