The Fairly OddParents

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The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents logo.png
Genre Comedy
Animation
Kids[1]
Created by Butch Hartman
Developed by Doug Hadders
Adam Rotstein
Voices of
Opening theme "The Fairly OddParents" by Butch Hartman and Ron Jones
Ending theme "The Fairly OddParents" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Guy Moon
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 149 (aired)
244 (segments) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Butch Hartman
Fred Seibert[2]
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Billionfold Inc.
(season 6–present)
Frederator Studios
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Distributor Viacom Media Networks
Nelvana (Seasons 1-4) (International)
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format SDTV 480i (2001–2011)
HDTV 1080i (2013–present)
Audio format Dolby Digital
First shown in Oh Yeah! Cartoons
September 4, 1998 – March 23, 2001
Original run March 30, 2001 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Oh Yeah! Cartoons
External links
Website
Production website

The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around Timmy Turner, a boy who is granted two fairy godparents named Cosmo and Wanda. The series started out as cartoon segments that ran from September 4, 1998, to March 23, 2001, on Oh Yeah! Cartoons and was later picked up as a series. The series is produced by Frederator Studios and Nickelodeon Animation Studio and, as of season 6, Billionfold Inc.. For the first four seasons, it was distributed outside the United States by the Canadian company, Nelvana International.

The Fairly OddParents is the third-longest-running Nicktoon, behind SpongeBob SquarePants and Rugrats. Season 9 of the series began development in June 2012 and began airing on Nickelodeon on March 23, 2013.

Plot[edit]

A young boy, Timmy Turner, has two fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda, who grant his every wish, inadvertently causing problems that Timmy must fix. In the beginning of the series, Timmy's babysitter Vicky was the main antagonist. As the series progressed, more villains were added. For example, his teacher, Mr. Crocker, firmly believes in fairy godparents and has been searching for them a very long time, correctly suspecting that Timmy has fairy godparents. He is dangerous to Timmy because, according to "Da Rules", a large rulebook that defines what children can and cannot wish for and how fairy godparents must behave, no one else can know about his fairy godparents, or else they will be taken away from him (although he does not remember, Cosmo and Wanda were once Crocker's fairy godparents, as the rule does not apply to people who currently have their own or once had fairy godparents). At his school, he is often bullied by Francis, a vicious boy who claims to be the toughest student in school, but reveals to Timmy that he only takes out his anger on him because of his rough home life and abusive parents, proving he is somewhere in-between as a protagonist and an antagonist. Jorgen Von Strangle, an enormous and tough fairy with an Austrian accent, often described like Arnold Schwarzenegger, personally dislikes Timmy and his fairies (although, in "Teeth for Two," he states that Cosmo and Wanda are his closest friends, claiming he punches many others).

Later in the series, Timmy wished that Cosmo and Wanda would have a baby, whom they later named Poof. More recently, Timmy got a magical pet dog named Sparky. Also, for every fairy, there is also an anti-fairy. The anti-fairies are similar to the real ones, but with opposite personalities and character traits. For example, Anti-Cosmo is intelligent and speaks with an English accent while real Cosmo is dim-witted. Similarly, Anti-Wanda is also dim-witted and speaks with a Southern American accent while Wanda is intelligent. When Poof was born, his anti-fairy was created. Anti-Poof's name is Foop (Poof spelled backwards). Foop's goal in life is to cause mayhem and destroy his nemesis Poof.

Setting[edit]

The Fairly OddParents is set in the fictional city of Dimmsdale which, as revealed in the special "Fairy Idol", is located along the coast of California. The city appears to be average sized, with a downtown containing large buildings and a city hall but also containing uptown areas with residences (including the house where Timmy and his parents and godparents live) and businesses (including Timmy's school; a hospital; stores; a sports complex named the Dimmadome, named after its founder and owner; the local TV channel; and various restaurants and stores) as well as a park in the center of the city. The city also appears to have rural farmland located somewhere outside of the city. The adults in the city are notably moronic and often settle situations with things like angry mobs, but they do still form a structured and complex society capable of working as a city. In the episode "Which Witch is Which", it was revealed that Dimmsdale was founded in the 1630s after Dale Dimm managed to defeat a witch hunter who was secretly a witch named Alden Biterroot (ancestor of Denzel Crocker).

When the show needs to, it switches its location to Fairy World, the magical realm and home of the fairies which is a floating world located within the sky and colored with a lot of pink. The fairies have a civilization like that of the humans, but with a source of power being magic, which also keeps the world afloat. A rainbow acts as the bridge between Fairy World and the Earth. Another location sometimes seen is the city of Chincinatti, the home town of Timmy's favorite comic book superhero, the Crimson Chin. Other locations include the dark and twisted Anti-Fairy World, the dark counterpart of Fairy World where the anti-fairies live, and the dull and gray metropolis of Pixies Inc., home of the pixies.

Cast[edit]

Throughout the course of the show, many celebrities have guest starred on The Fairly OddParents, including most notably Adam West and Jay Leno. Some celebrities that voice characters include: Some other celebrities to voice characters include: Norm Macdonald, Chris Kirkpatrick,[3] Alec Baldwin, Ben Stein, Jackie Mason, Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Clarke Duncan, Brendan Fraser, Patrick Warburton, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tom Arnold, and Scott Hamilton.

Production history[edit]

Butch Hartman created the series.

Early popularity (2001–2004)[edit]

The title card of the show (Season 9-present).

The Fairly OddParents was immediately popular, greatly increasing its lead-in rating from Invader Zim. In fact, no matter what time slot Nickelodeon placed the show in, Nick's ratings soared. The series attracted a wider than anticipated audience, appealing to all ages, a feat only matched by SpongeBob SquarePants.[4] Other than SpongeBob, it was later Nickelodeon's highest rated show. Early 2002 and 2003 was the first peak of popularity for The Fairly OddParents. Ratings skyrocketed, and it briefly passed SpongeBob SquarePants.[5]

End and resumption of production (2005–2008)[edit]

Nickelodeon ceased the production of the show late in 2005, with "The Jerkinators (The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3)" as the actual season finale of the fifth season, though in the U.S. the episode "Timmy the Barbarian!/No Substitute for Crazy!" was shown after The Jerkinators as the 5th season finale. Butch Hartman made the official announcement on his forum on January 24, 2006. However, Hartman announced on February 2, 2007, on his forum that Nick granted Fairly OddParents twenty more episode slots and that the show resumed production.

A theatrical movie film planned for release by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, but it was eventually dropped because of a management change by Paramount, although the script was written. Hartman stated on his website[6] that he would like to release the film on DVD one day, but there were not definitive plans to do so.[6] The Fairly OddParents has appeared in a $50 Best Western travel card over the 2006 summer period and again over the 2007 summer period.[7]

Revival and tenth anniversary (2008–2011)[edit]

After a one-year hiatus, Nickelodeon announced on TV that they would begin the broadcast of a television movie called Fairly OddBaby as the beginning of at least 20 episodes of Season 6, and to carry the show to at least the year 2011.[8] A huge hit, Fairly OddBaby aired on February 18, 2008, becoming the top entertainment program across broadcast and basic cable TV for the year among kids.[9]

Movie sequel and future (2012-present)[edit]

On March 14, 2012, the series was renewed for a ninth season with new episodes that were scheduled to broadcast in 2012.[10] Additionally, the second live action film, A Fairly Odd Christmas, aired in November 2012. The ninth season premiered the same day as the 2013 Kids Choice Awards. The new season introduces the new main character, Timmy's fairy dog, Sparky. Season nine is also the first season to be formatted in high definition. In 2013, it was announced there would be a third installment called A Fairly Odd Summer with Drake Bell and Daniella Monet reprising their respective roles. The movie premiered on August 2, 2014.[11][12]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes/(segments) First air date Last air date
Shorts 10 / (10) September 4, 1998 March 23, 2001
Season 1 7 / (13) March 30, 2001 May 4, 2001
Season 2 13 / (24) December 12, 2001 January 20, 2003
Season 3 20 / (31) November 8, 2002 November 21, 2003
Season 4 19 / (28) November 13, 2003 June 10, 2005
Season 5 21 / (34) May 7, 2004 November 25, 2006
Season 6 20 / (24) February 18, 2008 August 12, 2009
Season 7 20 / (39) July 6, 2009 August 5, 2012
Season 8 6 / (6) February 12, 2011 December 29, 2011
Season 9 26 March 23, 2013 N/A

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2001 Annie Award Outstanding Achievement for an Animated Production Produced for the Internet[13] "The Crimson Chin" webisodes Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Special Project[13] Main title sequence Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in a Primetime or Late Night Animated Television Production[13] The Fairly OddParents Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television Production[13] Butch Hartman
for episode "Chin Up"
Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music Score an Animated Television Production[13] Guy Moon Nominated
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production[13] Tara Strong
as Timmy Turner
Nominated
2002 BMI Film & TV Awards BMI Cable Award Butch Hartman, Ron Jones, and Guy Moon Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Music and Lyrics[14] Butch Hartman, Steve Marmel, and Guy Moon
for song "I Wish Every Day Could Be Christmas" from "Christmas Every Day"
Nominated
2003 Annie Award Outstanding Music in an Animated Television Production[15] Guy Moon, Butch Hartman, and Steve Marmel Nominated
BMI Film & TV Award BMI Cable Award Butch Hartman, Ron Jones, and Guy Moon Won
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television Animation[16] Michael Warner, Mary Erstad, Matt Corey, and Michael Petak
for "Action Packed" and "Smarty Pants"
Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Music and Lyrics[14] Guy Moon, Butch Hartman, and Steve Marmel
for song "It's Great to Be a Guy" from "Love Struck"
Nominated
Guy Moon, Butch Hartman, and Steve Marmel
for song "What Girls Love" from "Love Struck"
Nominated
2004 Annie Award Outstanding Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production[17] Dave Thomas
for "Pipe Down"
Won
Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Production[17] The Fairly OddParents Won
BMI Film & TV Award BMI Cable Award Butch Hartman, Ron Jones, and Guy Moon Won
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television Animation[18] Robert Poole II, Mary Erstad, and Matt Corey
for "The Crimson Chin Meets Mighty Mom and Dyno Dad"
Nominated
Kids' Choice Award Favorite Cartoon The Fairly OddParents Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Music and Lyrics[14] Guy Moon, Butch Hartman, and Steve Marmel
for song "Wish Come True!" from "Abracatastrophe"
Nominated
TCA Award Outstanding Children's Programming The Fairly OddParents Nominated
2005 Annie Award Character Design in an Animated Television Production[19] Benjamin Balistreri
for "Crash Nebula"
Nominated
Outstanding Writing in a Television Production[19] Butch Hartman and Steve Marmel
for "Channel Chasers"
Nominated
Kids' Choice Award Favorite Cartoon The Fairly OddParents Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation[14] Gordon Hammond
for "Shelf Life"
Won
2006 Annie Award Best Character Design in an Animated Television Production[20] Ernie Gilbert
for "The Good Old Days"
Won
Best Directing in an Animated Television Production[20] Gary Conrad
for "The Good Old Days"
Nominated
Kids' Choice Award Favorite Cartoon The Fairly OddParents Nominated
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television Animation[21] Robert Poole II, Mary Erstad, Robbi Smith, Guy Moon, and Craig Ng
for "The Good Old Days/Future Lost"
Nominated
2007 Annie Awards Best Animated Television Production[22] The Fairly OddParents Nominated
Kids' Choice Award Favorite Cartoon The Fairly OddParents Nominated
2009 Annie Award Best Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production or Short Form[23] Butch Hartman
for "Mission: Responsible"
Nominated
Kids' Choice Award Favorite Cartoon The Fairly OddParents Nominated
2010 Annie Award Music in a Television Production[24] Guy Moon
for "Wishology: The Big Beginning"
Won
Storyboarding in a Television Production[24] Brandon Kruse
for "Fly Boy"
Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation[25] Michael Beiriger and Ray Leonard Won
Outstanding Individual in Animation[25] Dave Thomas
for "Dadbracadbra"
Won
Outstanding Writing in Animation[25] William Schifrin, Kevin Sullivan, Ed Valentine, Butch Hartman, Joanna Lewis, Charlotte Fullerton, Amy Keating Rogers, Gary Conrad, Thomas Krajewski, Scott Fellows, and Ray De Laurentis Nominated
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television Animation[26] Heather Olsen, Roy Braverman, Robbi Smith, J. Lampinen, and Mishelle Fordham
for "Wishology: The Big Beginning"
Nominated
2011 Annie Award Best Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production[27] Dave Thomas Nominated
2012 Annie Award Voice Acting in a Television Production[28] Carlos Alazraqui
as Denzel Crocker
Nominated
Daran Norris
as Cosmo
Nominated
Tara Strong
as Timmy Turner
Nominated
Writing in a Television Production[28] Ray De Laurentis, William Schifrin, and Kevin Sullivan
for "Invasion of the Dads"
Nominated
2013 Annie Award Best Animated Television Production for Children[29] "Farm Pit" Nominated
Kids' Choice Award Favorite Cartoon The Fairly OddParents Nominated
Neox Fan Awards Best Neox Kidz series[30] Nominated
2014 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television Animation[31] Heather Olsen, Roy Braverman, Robbi Smith and J. Lampinen
for "Dumbbell Curve"
Won
Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[32] Eric Bauza Nominated

DVD and VHS releases[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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