Jimmy Neutron: Boy genius
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The story of a 10-year-old boy, his robot dog, battling evil, rescuing his parents, saving the Earth and returning home in time for dinner.
As a kid who just happens to be a genius, Jimmy is always creating gadgets to make his life more interesting. Jimmy has a great sense of fun and adventure but his inventions get him into trouble more often than not. when the parents of Jimmy's hometown are kidnapped by invading aliens (the dreaded Yokians - a group of gross, green, gooey egg-yolk creatures with eyes that sit in glass shells), he quickly discovers that things aren't so great when mums and dads are gone. Armed with his cool inventions, Jimmy and his buddies - trusty robotic dog, Goddard, best friend Carl Wheezer and rival Cindy Vortex - soar to the stars and back in one incredible and zany adventure.
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- Film animation children TV science fiction adventure inventor genius kid robot alien invasion
Persons of interest
- Megan Cavanagh .... Judy Neutron, VOX
- Mark DeCarlo .... Hugh Neutron
- Debi Derryberry .... James "Jimmy" Isaac Neutron
- Jeffrey Garcia .... Sheen Estevez
- Carolyn Lawrence .... Cindy Vortex
- Andrea Martin .... Mrs Fowl
- Candi Milo .... Nick Dean, Britanny, PJ
- Rob Paulsen .... Carl Wheezer
- Crystal Scales .... Libby
- Martin Short .... Ooblar
- Patrick Stewart .... King Goobot
- Jim Cummings .... Ultra Lord
- David L Lander .... Gus
- Kimberly Brooks .... Zachery, Angie
- Paul Greenberg .... Guard
- Michael Hagiwara .... Chris
- John A Davis .... Bennie
- Keith Alcorn .... Bobby
- Frank Welker .... Goddard, Orthgot
- Billy West .... Poultra, Old Man Johnson, Butch
- John A Davis .... Screenwriter
- John A Davis .... Director
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Special Agent Matti
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One of the best aspects of animated films is that you can get away with a lot more than in live action ones. Want an exploding dog? No worries. A spaceship made from a Ferris wheel? No worries. Flying green slime aliens who kidnap all the adults for dinner on the other side of the galaxy? No worries.
One of the best aspects of modern animated films is that you don't have to bow down before all the clichéd gods of Hollywood, after all, it's only a cartoon, isn't it? Nope, animation is a genre that is sadly (and also gladly) overlooked by the big studio chiefs. That means that you can make a movie that works on whole different levels depending on who's watching it. Films like Monsters Inc and Shrek rock for little kids who like the fluffy toys, teenagers who get off on the slapstick and adults who appreciate the in-jokes flying over everyone else's heads.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy genius is aimed foremost at those who get to watch the series on cable TV, but any tyke will like its colour and movement, teens will enjoy the irreverent humour while grown-ups will be able to look back at a childhood that never was (but if only it had been!).
This flick is excellent baby-sitter material because you'll enjoy yourself as much as the babies.
Security censorship classification
82 minutes (1:22 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 28 March 2002 - Brisbane, Melbourne
Film: 11 April 2002 - Adelaide, Sydney
Film: 18 April 2002 - Perth