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An 8-year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Judy Neutron / VOX (voice)
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Hugh Neutron / Pilot / Arena Guard (voice)
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Sheen Estevez (voice)
Bob Goen ...
Newscaster (voice)
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Cindy Vortex (voice)
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Mrs. Fowl (voice)
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Nick Dean / Britanny / PJ (voice)
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Carl Wheezer / Carl's Mom and Dad / Kid in Classroom / Kid (voice)
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Libby (voice)
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Ooblar (voice)
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King Goobot (voice)
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Yokian Guard / Gus (voice)
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Storyline

Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by aliens, it's up to him to lead all the children of the world to rescue their parents. Written by Damaris

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21 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Jimmy Neutron 3D  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£541,453 (UK) (22 March 2002)

Gross:

£2,462,924 (UK) (3 May 2002)
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Trivia

Oddly, this is the only Academy Award-nominated animated feature to feature traditional voice artists rather than more popular celebrities for main character roles. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, jimmy uses yarn from Carl's sweater, which becomes visibly shorter. However, in later scenes, when Carl is hanging from a tree, his sweater is back to its initial length. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: There's a 95 percent chance it'll work.
Cindy Vortex: And the other 5 percent?
Jimmy: We all get blown up.
[the crowd starts nervously chattering]
Jimmy: Hey, hey! Ninety-five is still an A.
Nick: I've never gotten a 95 in my life.
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Song 'Blitzkrieg Bop' by 'The Ramones' is misspelled as Blitzkreig Bop See more »

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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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Intimidated
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Not the piece of Nick crap the previews made it out to be.
19 September 2002 | by (Owensboro, KY) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailers for Jimmy Neutron and was not at all impressed. The premise sounded way too kiddy and the fact that it was going to be a TV show made the whole thing scream, "Marketing!" Thankfully I just caught it on video and was wonderfully surprised. The animation is very good and nicely detailed, the humor is simple and G-rated for kids, which will please adults, and the story is fast-paced and creative. I liked all of the characters, from the whipped-cream hair sporting Jimmy to his nerdy friends and the evil booger aliens. There were some genuinely cool touches too, like the fight between a tiny teacher and the deadly apple worm or the detailed alien chicken. My only real complaint is the fact that the soundtrack is packed to the brim with dumb pop songs that pop up at the weirdest times and basically interrupt the flow of the whole movie. Also, any movie with Aaron Carter singing in it quickly gets a few points demoted from it. You can stick around after the video's credits for some music videos, one with the C arter kid and another with some girls singing "We're the Kids In America." They are not spectacular extras, which makes me yearn for a DVD player even more, now. All in all, though, Jimmy is a pleasant, short flick that won't keep adults in a coma and will definitely get the kids quiet for an hour. It may not be up there with the Pixar films or Shrek, but it is decent nonetheless. 3/4 stars.


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