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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

G  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  21 December 2001 (USA)
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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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Judy Neutron / VOX (voice)
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Hugh Neutron / Pilot / Arena Guard (voice)
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Sheen Estevez (voice)
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Cindy Vortex (voice)
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Nick Dean / Britanny / PJ (voice)
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Yokian Guard / Gus (voice)
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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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Jimmy Neutron 3D  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,554,948 (USA) (21 December 2001)

Gross:

£2,462,924 (UK) (3 May 2002)
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Trivia

The creators described Jimmy Neutron as "one-third Bart Simpson, one-third Albert Einstein and one-third Jim Carrey." See more »

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When the kids first see their parents again they are circled around the giant hatching chicken. The camera cuts away and in the next shot where the chicken is visible, the parents are missing. They return a few shots later. See more »

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During the credits shows us what happend to Jimmy's teacher Ms. Fowl after he shrunk her in the beginning of the movie. She is seen riding a worm to the cafeteria. See more »

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Jimmy Neutron strikes a chord with this ingenious picture
9 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll admit it-when this arrived in theaters four years ago, I wasn't interested. I was thirteen, "too old and mature" for kiddie pictures. I had seen what Nick had done with their movies in the past and couldn't believe some smart kid picture with the usual fare of gross jokes could be remotely entertaining. I also refused to watch the T.V. series. That it, until I caught an episode one afternoon and realized what an entertainment gem I was missing.

The plot of JN is fairly simple- Jimmy is a ten year old genius who wants nothing more than to hang out with his friends and fix the wiring on his shrink ray. However, his inventions cause chaos and his parents want him around for a few more years-restricting him from going out late. Easy enough, but we learn that earlier Jimmy made alien contact, and now the aliens have abducted all of the Earth's parents. Sure, it's a party for a day or so, but soon its up to Jimmy, Carl, Cindy, Sheen, and Libby to save the day.

To risk sounding like a clichéd robot, the genius of the film is in the unique characters. Carl, Jimmy's best friend is a llama-loving dunce while Sheen is "Ultra-Lord" obsessed-an EXCELLENT parody on the fan boy generation. Of course, the best character interaction is between Jimmy and his nemesis Cindy-the second smartest kid in school. Cindy's a tough girl who's hard on him simply for being what he is-a geeky smart guy who's got a slight reputation for knowing it all. Yet, when Jimmy's self-esteem fails, he'll only believe Cindy to tell him what a great guy he really is.

I'm sure you've noticed the recent trend in cartoons for adults over the years. Jimmy is no exception, tossing in the mandatory kiddie fare with some sharp references and unique character play. Movie fans may hold Shrek as their holy grail of animated comedy, but in my opinion, Jimmy Neutron can more than stand up to the jolly green giant.

In conclusion, don't miss Jimmy Neutron simply because its a Nickelodeon kid's movie. This film is smart and funny with more than enough intelligence for everyone.


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