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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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As the camera pans out of the asteroid where the kids camp on, the song "I Can Count on You" has an extended section that it didn't originally have. 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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Goddard (Jimmy's voice): [after Ooblar pulled a peice off of Goddard; Jimmy speaks through Goddard] Danger! Danger! You have just activated 'Self-Destruct Sequence Alpha'.
Ooblar: That's my bad, back in you go.
[Ooblar puts the piece back]
Goddard (Jimmy's voice): The Self Destruct unit is now engaged!
Ooblar: No, no, no, no, no, I put it back in! Can you understand me?
Goddard (Jimmy's voice): This unit will yeild in a 50 megaton nucular blast in exactly ten seconds.
Ooblar: That's not good!
Goddard (Jimmy's voice): Please vary in a 25 square mile area, thank you and have a nice day.
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Chicken Dance
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To Infinity and Beyond.
22 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An elementary school student has to save his parents from evil space aliens with the help of his classmates (who all had their parents kidnapped as well) in this fun and overall enjoyable animated feature from the Nickelodeon Studios. "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" was a surprise Best Animated Feature nominee in 2001 (the category's first year). It seemed to be the oddball production in a group which included "Shrek" and "Monsters, Inc." (there were only three films nominated in that category that year). Overall though "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" is on par with "Shrek" (one of the more over-rated films of the past few years) and stands tall with the superior "Monsters, Inc.". Admittedly the movie is excellent for children, but only fair for hardened adults. It lacks the charm for wide audiences that most other animated features have these days. Still, "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" serves its purpose to the paramount and continues to be a money-maker for Nickelodeon (there is a regular series airing now on that network). First-rate animation (that has that striking aquarium-style appeal to it) and good voice characterizations (Martin Short and Patrick Stewart in particular as the comical aliens) make the movie one of the better films of 2001. 4 stars out of 5.


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