Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a 2001 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Nickelodeon Movies, O Entertainment and DNA Productions, and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by John A. Davis and written by Davis and producer Steve Oedekerk. Its voice cast includes Debi Derryberry, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Rob Paulsen and Jeffrey Garcia. The film follows the title character, a schoolboy with super-genius powers, who must save all of the parents of the world from a race of egg-like aliens known as the Yolkians.

The idea for Jimmy Neutron was first created by Davis in the 1980s, in which he wrote a script for a short film titled Runaway Rocketboy and starring a prototype character for Jimmy named Johnny Quasar. After coming across the abandoned script several years later, Davis decided that it would be a good idea to revisit it and retool it as a computer-animated short and potential TV series. A 40-second demo was animated using LightWave 3D and gained popularity at the 1995 SIGGRAPH convention where it was shown off, grabbing the attention of Oedekerk and leading DNA Productions to develop an extended TV Pilot. After a successful pitch to Nickelodeon, a 13-minute-long TV episode was developed, and Nickelodeon, impressed with both the character and the 3D technology, raised the possibility making both a TV series and a full-length feature film. Davis, in turn, suggested that the film be made first, so that the development team could create the assets at theatrical quality and reuse them in the TV series. Production officially began in early 2000, and was completed in roughly 24 months, with DNA Productions considerably raising its staff count and expanding its studio space. Animation was done entirely using commercial software, including LightWave and project:messiah.

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was released on December 21, 2001. Backed by a strong pre-release campaign, the film was a box office success, grossing $103 million worldwide. The film was nominated for the inaugural Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2001, ultimately losing to Shrek. It was the only animated Nickelodeon film to ever be nominated in that category for nearly a decade until Rango (2011) was nominated and won.

The film served as an introduction to the Nickelodeon animated television series called The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, which premiered on July 20, 2002 and ended on November 25, 2006. Four years later, another spin-off series called Planet Sheen was produced, focusing on Jimmy's friend Sheen Estevez. This series premiered on October 2, 2010 and ended on February 15, 2013.

English[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Release dates:

  • USA - December 9, 2001 - premiere
  • USA - December 21, 2001 - general release
  • UK - March 22, 2002
  • Ireland - March 22, 2002
  • Australia - March 28, 2002
  • New Zealand - March 28, 2002
  • USA - July 3, 2007 - Edwards Free Family Film Festival
Name Dubber
Mom / VOX Megan Cavanagh
Dad / Pilot / Arena Guard Mark DeCarlo
James 'Jimmy' Isaac Neutron Debi Derryberry
Sheen Jeffrey Garcia
Newscasters Bob Goen & Mary Hart
Cindy Vortex Carolyn Lawrence
Miss Fowl Andrea Martin
Nick / Brittany / PJ Candi Milo
Carl / Carl's Mom and Dad / Kid in Classroom / Kid Rob Paulsen
Libby Crystal Scales
Ooblar Martin Short
King Goobot Patrick Stewart
Ultra Lord / Mission Control / General Jim Cummings
Yokian Guard / Gus David L. Lander
Zachery / Reporter / Angie Kimberly Brooks
Guard Paul Greenberg
Hostess Laraine Newman
Little Girl / Camera Person Jeannie Elias
Chris Michael Hagiwara
Octapuke Kid / Guard / Bennie John A. Davis
Bobby / Kid / Control Yokian Keith Alcorn
Digital Voice Richard Allen
Screamers Brian Capshaw & Cheryl Ray
Yokian Incubator Operator Mark Menza
Orthgot / Worm / Demon / Poultra / Girl Eating Plant / Oyster Frank Welker
Yokian Officer / Jailbreak Cop / Guard / Robobarber / Anchor Boy / Old Man Johnson / Flurp Announcer / Bobby's Twin Brother / Butch Billy West
Hyperactive Kid / Arena Yokian Matthew Russell
Sheen's Dad Carlos Alazraqui
Norad Officer Dee Bradley Baker

Arabic[edit | edit source]

Title: جيمي نيوترون: الفتى العبقري

Release date:

  • Kuwait - 26 November 2002
  • Egypt - 10 July 2007

Brazilian Portuguese[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron, o Menino Gênio

Release date: 22 March 2002

Canadian French[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron: Un garçon génial

Release date: 14 December 2001

Castilian Spanish[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron: El niño inventor

Release date: 14 August 2002

Croatian[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron

Danish[edit | edit source]

Title: Niels Neutron - Det lille geni

Release date: 27 September 2002

Finnish[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron - neropatti / Roni Neutroni - neropatti (TV title)

Release date: 21 March 2008 (TV premiere)

French[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron: Un garçon génial

Release date: 6 February 2002

German[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron: Der mutige Erfinder

Release date: 18 April 2002

Greek[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron

Hebrew[edit | edit source]

Title: ג'ימי ניוטרון

Hungarian[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron, a csodagyerek

Release date: 13 November 2002 (video premiere)

Italian[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron - Ragazzo prodigio

Release date: 23 August 2002

Japanese[edit | edit source]

Title: ジミー・ニュートロン 僕は天才発明家!

Release dates:

  • November 26, 2004 - video premiere
  • July 8, 2006 - general release

Korean[edit | edit source]

Title: 천재소년 지미 뉴트론

Release date: 6 June 2002

Latin Spanish[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron: El niño genio

Release date:

  • Argentina - 21 March 2002
  • Mexico - 21 March 2002
  • Peru - 21 March 2002
  • Colombia - 22 March 2002

Lithuanian[edit | edit source]

Title: Džimis Neutronas. Genialus berniukas

Polish[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron: mały geniusz

Portuguese[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron: O Pequeno Génio

Release date: 2 January 2002 (DVD premiere)

Russian[edit | edit source]

Title: Джимми Нейтрон: Мальчик-гений

Serbian[edit | edit source]

Title: Џими Неутрон: Дечак геније

Swedish[edit | edit source]

Title: Jimmy Neutron: Underbarnet / Jimmy Neutron: Pojkgeniet (literal title)

Release date: 6 December 2002

Taiwanese Mandarin[edit | edit source]

Title: 天才小子吉米

Thai[edit | edit source]

Turkish[edit | edit source]

Title: Dahi Çocuk

Ukranian[edit | edit source]

Title: Джиммі Нейтрон: Геніальний хлопчик

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