Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius

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What Jimmy Neutron lacks in computer animation, it makes up for in charm and cleverness.

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This animated feature from Nickelodeon is the story of ten-year-old genius inventor Jimmy Neutron, whose penchant for gadget-creation gets him and his robot dog, Goddard, into trouble at home and school. However, when the parents of Jimmy's hometown are kidnapped by the gooey green aliens known as Yokians, it's up to Jimmy, his best friend, Carl Wheezer, and his arch rival, Cindy Vortex, to rally their fellow kids for a rescue effort. Patching together a ragtag armada of interstellar spacecraft, the kid invasion force sets out to rescue the moms and dads who love them and get them home in time for dinner. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) features the vocal talents of Debi Derryberry, Carolyn Lawrence, Rob Paulsen, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, and Patrick Stewart.

Cast

Patrick Stewart
as King Goobot
Andrea Martin
as Mrs. Fowl
Jim Cummings
as Ultra Lord
Bob Goen
as Male Newscaster
Mary Hart
as Female Newscaster
Rob Paulsen
as Carl Wheezer/Carl's Mom and Dad/Kid in Classroom/Kid
Carolyn Lawrence
as Cindy Vortex
Candi Milo
as Nick Dean/Britanny/PJ
Frank Welker
as Goddard/Orthgot/Worm/Demon
Jeff Garcia
as Sheen Estevez
David L. Lander
as Yokian Guard/Gus
Kimberly Brooks
as Zachery/Reporter/Angie
Jeannie Elias
as Little Girl/Camera Person
John A. Davis
as Octapuke Kid/Guard/Bennie
Keith Alcorn
as Bobby/Kid/Control Yokian
Richard Allen
as Digital Voice
Brian Capshaw
as Screamer
Cheryl Ray
as Screamer
Mark Menza
as Yokian Incubator Operator
Billy West
as Poultra/Girl Eating Plant/Oyster/Yokian Officer
Matthew Russell
as Hyperactive Kid/Arena Yokian
Carlos Alazraqui
as Sheen's Dad
Dee Bradley Baker
as Norad Officer
Megan Cavanagh
as Mrs. Neutron
Mark DeCarlo
as Hugh Neutron
Debi Derryberry
as James 'Jimmy' Isaac Neutron
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Critic Reviews for Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (56) | Rotten (20)

  • As frothily entertaining as this caper is, it's unlikely to prove as popular with grown-ups as Shrek and the Toy Story movies.

    Feb 20, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Neil Smith

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • Jimmy Neutron just doesn't have enough power to sustain itself to feature length, though children -- the movie's real audience -- may be so dazzled by the spectacle of Jimmy flying through space with his robot dog that they won't notice.

    Jan 6, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • This little charmer both celebrates and kids the corny conventions of family sitcoms.

    Jan 6, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • [W]hen they went into the outerspace adventure it just got so silly and it didn't really go anywhere and it just kind of lay dead there.

    Jan 3, 2002
  • After Monsters, Inc., this movie may be a bit of a letdown, but there are some scenes that will delight elementary -school-age children and older preschoolers.

    Dec 21, 2001 | Full Review…

    Claudia Puig

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • There's barely more invention in the animation than in the concept.

    Dec 21, 2001

    Gene Seymour

    Newsday
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius

  • Dec 18, 2015
    It stands up there with Monsters, Inc. and Shrek.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Apr 19, 2012
    ehhh... generally too kiddish for an adult watching this alone.
    Max G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2012
    For its time, the animation is actually pretty good in some ways. But overall this is just a funny, well-written kids movie. Nickelodeon going backwards and having this movie preceding the show shortly after was pretty odd as we just had to get used to the characters without having much background, but it worked out somehow.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2011
    Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is one of my childhood favorites, a must see for all animation lovers.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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