10 year old Timmy Turner gets punished for destroying Dimmsdale with a machine known as "The Kid Crusher" from his favorite T.V. show, "Maho Mushi". After being humiliated by his dim-witted...
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10 year old Timmy Turner gets punished for destroying Dimmsdale with a machine known as "The Kid Crusher" from his favorite T.V. show, "Maho Mushi". After being humiliated by his dim-witted parents one final time for not believing that his babysitter, Vicki is evil, Timmy wishes for a magical T.V. remote control that will transport him into the world of Television and decides to "run-away" from his family and friends. In spite of this, Timmy also starts to deal with the coming-of-age issue that when he is grown-up, that his fairy god parents will be sent back to Fairy World and that he will forget all about them by that point in his life. However, Vicki has also gotten hold of a remote and wants to use it to destroy all of mankind! Now its up to Timmy and an adult version of his former self to save the day! Will Timmy be able to gain his trust back from his parents? Will Vicki get fired from her job forever? Watch this movie and find out! Written by
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Young Timmy Turner:
Older? What happens when I get older?
Ah, Timmy. It's time for a little talk about something we fairies like to call, "The Wands and the Wings."
[Cosmo gets out a pink sock puppet and a green sock puppet]
You see, when a mommy fairy and a daddy fairy love each other very much...
Cosmo, no! Not that speech!
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Out of all the shows on present day Nickelodeon, I can only stomach some older Spongebob Squarepants episodes and The Fairly Oddparents. With every episode of the unique and witty series, I feel that it is one of the better animated shows in recent years. It isn't cocky or full of itself, it's cute and harmless. People can complain it isn't realistic, but it doesn't need to be. It knows what it is. A cartoon.
I admire another animated show for the same reason, Cartoon Network's Ed, Edd n' Eddy. People can use logic and the laws of physics against it, when really, it's a cartoon taking advantage of its limitless possibilities. It's like The Three Stooges in choppy animation.
Channel Chasers is the second movie, or special, of the long running show. What it is is one big pop culture parody on eighties, nineties, and current television programs. Plucky Timmy Turner (voiced by Tara Strong) wishes for a remote that will let him go in the TV. His godparents Cosmo (Norris) and Wanda (Blakeslee), fairies who can grant Timmy any wish that he wants, give him the remote so he can run away from his parents into television. Timmy's frustration is because his idiot parents continue not to believe anything he says about his "evil" babysitter Vicky.
Timmy's goal is to find a single appealing program that he can live in where adults don't intervene in a child's activities. Right of the bat, the plot is extremely cartoony and falls into a predicted comedy genre. When actually, Channel Chasers sports a dark background to one of its subplots. It's a lot more polished and is actually smarter and deeper than a fifteen minute episode. I normally say Nickelodeon movies, like Hey Arnold! The Movie, could've been cut down to maybe half an hour and had no reason to go theatrical other than to milk the franchise. But in a way, I kind of wish Channel Chasers was longer, and maybe went to theaters. This special showcased that The Fairly Oddparents was more than just wishes. It was about growing up, taking responsibility, and facing your problems head on.
As for the parodies, they are well crafted and have a purpose. Not like Epic Movie or Meet the Spartans that just spit so many pointless jokes and bogus references at you at random. The references are done maturely and honestly. Never do they feel abrupt or forced. Nothing does. Going into this with TV special expectations, I was pleasantly surprised at what was brought to the table. Now if only dessert would find its way here.