Out of Jimmy's Head

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Out of Jimmy's Head
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Poster showing the main character of "Out of Jimmy's Head" with the Appleday Toons
Genre Comedy
Created by Tim McKeon
Adam Pava
Starring Dominic Janes
Jon Kent Ethridge II
Tinashe Kachingwe
Bil Dwyer
Matt Knudsen
Rhea Lando
Voices of Carlos Alazraqui
Tom Kenny
Ellen Greene
Brian Posehn
Composer(s) Paul Buckley
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Tim McKeon
Adam Pava
Bruce Hurwit
Eric Kaplan
David Brookwell
Sean McNamara
Eric Horsted and David Buelow (co-executive producers)
Producer(s) Pixie Wespiser
Matt Danner (supervising producer)
Christina Lambert and Frank Merwald (co-producers)
Editor(s) Bill Lowe
Jan Lucas
Clayton Woodhull
Andy Zall
Location(s) Downey, California
Cinematography Bob Hayes
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Brookwell McNamara Entertainment
Cartoon Network Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Picture format SDTV (480i),
HDTV 1080i
Original run September 14, 2007 (2007-09-14)  – May 29, 2008 (2008-05-29)
Chronology
Preceded by Re-Animated

Out of Jimmy's Head (also abbreviated as OOJH) is a live-action/animated television series. It was Cartoon Network's second live-action/animated television series. It is based on the live-action/animated telefilm Re-Animated that aired on December 8, 2006. The show is a co-production by Brookwell McNamara Entertainment (known for shows such as Even Stevens and That's So Raven) and Cartoon Network Studios.

The series premiered on Cartoon Network on September 14, 2007, to coincide with the release of the Re-Animated movie on DVD. The show was the only show on the network to be affected by the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike. The series made its Canadian premiere on Teletoon on Saturday September 6, 2008. It also airs on Boomerang in Australia. The US run of the show ended with the airing of the show's final episode on May 29, 2008.

Although promoted to be the "first live action/animated series on Cartoon Network", the show was not the first. The first was, in fact, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, which ran from 1994 to 2004; this was Cartoon Network's second original series overall (the first was The Moxy Show), as well. In addition, Cartoon Network aired Big Bag, a collaboration of both live action and animation, co-produced by The Jim Henson Company and Cartoon Network.

Premise[edit]

The series follows the back-story established by the film. After receiving a brain transplant from a celebrated cartoonist following an accident, a young boy named Jimmy finds himself inexplicably capable of seeing and communicating with the famed animated characters created by the cartoonist, resulting in a variety of odd predicaments or situations at the hands of Jimmy's interactions with these hallucinations. However, he also must handle the deceased cartoonist's conspiring and scheming son, Sonny Appleday, with intentions of murdering Jimmy and obtaining his father's brain so he may gain notoriety as a cartoonist, and take over the world.

Production[edit]

Cartoon Network ordered 20 episodes, which were filmed from May to September 2007. In airing the show, Cartoon Network split the series into two "seasons". The first "season" of the show premiered in September 2007 and lasted 13 episodes. The channel later aired the remaining seven episodes as the second "season", starting in March 2008, one week after the airing of episode 13, which was considered part of the first season. The show's hiatus between seasons (actually between episodes 12 and 13) coincided with the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike, which led many to believe that writing on the show had been interrupted. In fact, writing and production for all episodes had been completed in September. However, the strike did prevent the writers from being involved in editing and post-production, including the controversial decision to add a laugh track beginning with episode 8, "Skate Night". Following the strike, the series was not renewed.

Episodes[edit]

Pilot[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
Pilot "Re-Animated" Bruce Hurwit Tim McKeon and Adam Pava December 8, 2006 (2006-12-08)

Jimmy Roberts, a 12-year-old boy, requires a brain transplant after a tragic accident in Gollyworld. Not only is he granted a new life, but his new brain allows him to see cartoon characters in real life.

First appearance of: Jimmy Roberts, Robin, Sonny and Craig.

TV series[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
01 "Talent Show" Sean McNamara Tim McKeon and Adam Pava September 14, 2007 (2007-09-14)

Jimmy offends his cartoon friend, Tux, after he refuses to use the penguin's jokes in a school talent show.

Guest Stars: Courtney Hope as Humorless Teen Girl, and John Bliss as Gramps
02 "Friends" Sean McNamara Tim McKeon and Adam Pava September 21, 2007 (2007-09-21)

An evil principal obsessed with spitballs drives a wedge between Jimmy and Craig's friendship, and threatens to kick Robin out of school. Meanwhile, Crocco shocks Golly when he tells him he's not his best friend.

Guest Stars: Becky Thyre as Principal Fairplay, and George Frangides as The Janitor

Absent: Matt Knudsen as Sonny Appleday, and Rhea Lando as Yancy Roberts
03 "Sleepover" Jonathan Judge Tim McKeon and Adam Pava September 28, 2007 (2007-09-28)

Yancy holds a boy-bashing sleepover, which upsets Jimmy after Robin shows up. Elsewhere, Jimmy's dad takes a space joyride and Dolly loses touch with her feminine side.

Guest Stars: Jenn Shagrin as Humorless Teen Girl, and Courtney Hope as Angry Teen Girl
04 "Mascot" Jonathan Winfrey Tim McKeon and Adam Pava October 5, 2007 (2007-10-05)

Jimmy becomes the school mascot by assuming Crocco's look, but it soon changes his behavior. Elsewhere, Yancy spends a day at work with her mother.

Guest Stars: Amy Tolsky as Coach, and Shop 'til You Drop's Pat Finn as Daryl
05 "Ghosts" Gregory Hobson Tom Martin October 12, 2007 (2007-10-12)

In the Halloween-themed episode Jimmy thinks he sees ghosts in an attic classroom, which Craig spots as a moneymaking opportunity. Elsewhere, Sonny hatches a new plan to get into Jimmy's brain.
Note: This episode was aired in 3-D.

Guest Stars: David Reynolds as Frankenstein's Monster, Jane Sibbett as Ms. Shank, Irene Roseen as Carol Ann, Grey DeLisle as Ghost Mouth/Misshapen Moose, and Katelin Petersen as Hildy Jeffries
06 "Sick Day" Jonathan Judge Kevin Seccia November 2, 2007 (2007-11-02)

Jimmy and Robin skip school to ride a rollercoaster. Also, Sonny creates a robot version of Jimmy.

Guest Star: Adam Conway as Jimbotron
07 "Bully" Savage Steve Holland Tim McKeon and Adam Pava November 9, 2007 (2007-11-09)

A bully with a secret lair targets Jimmy and tries to steal Robin. Elsewhere, Sonny snatches a baseball player's brain.

Guest Stars: Annie O'Donnell as CKW's Mom, Adam Cagley as Sergei, E.J. Callahan as CKW's Dad, Reed Alexander as C. Kingsley Weatherhead, and Michael Cornaccia as Junior
08 "Skate Night" Savage Steve Holland Tim McKeon and Adam Pava November 16, 2007 (2007-11-16)

Dolly teaches Jimmy to skate on a cartoon island and Sonny gets a new job. Note: This was the first episode with a laugh track.

Guest Stars: Shadoe Stevens from the John Davidson Version of Hollywood Squares as D.J. Cashew, Tom Kenny as Animated Logan Ogre, and Aviva as Employee Emily
09 "Soda" Jonathan Winfrey Sarah Peters November 30, 2007 (2007-11-30)

A reporter for the school newspaper does a story on Jimmy, but she's secretly investigating Craig and his bootleg soda operation. Elsewhere, Yancy gives Sonny romantic advice.

Guest Stars: Kieran Newton as The Editor, Katelin Petersen as Hildy Jeffries, and Mary Birdsong as Cosima Von Darkness
10 "Detention" Jim Drake Kevin Seccia and Sarah Peters December 7, 2007 (2007-12-07)

Jimmy and Craig have to get out of detention to prevent Robin from finding out Jimmy's most embarrassing secret.

Guest Stars: Eve Brent as Rita, and Helen Slayton-Hughes as Doris
11 "Ambush" Sean McNamara December 14, 2007 (2007-12-14)

After Robin blames Jimmy for ruining her rock opera, she looks for revenge during the school's annual game of Ambush.

Guest Stars: Carlos Alazraqui as Officer Akita, and Charlie Stewart as Zeus
12 "Cartoons Drive" Sean McNamara Michael Yank February 18, 2008 (2008-02-18)

Jimmy helps Robin with her campaign for school president, but when she refuses to use his plan to save the old school parking lot tree, he decides to run against her. Meanwhile, Golly, Dolly, Crocco and Tux accidentally release Jimmy's most embarrassing memories inside his brain.

Guest Stars: Carlos Alazraqui as Memory 1, Brian Posehn as Memory 2, and Tom Kenny as Memory 3

Absent: Jon Kent Ethridge II as Craig Wheeler
13 "Outdoors" March 7, 2008 (2008-03-07)

Jimmy goes into the wilderness with a cartoon owl to verify his dad's accomplishments.

Guest Stars: Michael Pataki as Hoots Burly, Nicole Smolen as Young Yancy, Nolan Gould as Young Jimmy, and Dave Florek as Ranger Millican
14 "Craig Steals Dad" Sean McNamara March 14, 2008 (2008-03-14)

Jimmy becomes wary of his dad's growing friendship with Craig. Elsewhere, Crocco and Yancy connect.

Guest Stars: Gregg Binkley as Notary, Keith Diamond as Mr. Wheeler, and Sybil Azur as Mrs. Wheeler
15 "Stunt" March 21, 2008 (2008-03-21)

Craig and Jimmy devise an over-the-top stunt in hopes of one-upping an Internet video star. Elsewhere, Robin works with Jimmy's dad.

Guest Stars: Ryan Pinkston as Donny Ironsides, Jordi Caballero as Mexican Newscaster, Ryan Alvarez as Larry Wasserman, Patrick Warburton as Moonbounce #1, April Winchell as Moonbounce #2, Tabitha St. Germain as Moonbounce #3, and Charlie Adler as Moonbounce #4
16 "Princess" David Brookwell March 28, 2008 (2008-03-28)

Jimmy is jealous when Robin has a date, so he makes a cartoon princess come to life as his own date. Sonny, meanwhile, decides to fill the princess' spot and learns what animated life is really like.

Guest Stars: Austin Butler as Lance, Peter Marr as Prince Lochinvar, April Bowlby as Princess Gugulfa, Selwyn Miller as Troll, Rose Abdoo as Witch, Carlos Alazraqui as Pigeon, Tom Kenny as Squirrel, Brian Posehn as Foot, and Sean McNamara as King
17 "Movie" May 8, 2008 (2008-05-08)

The boys make an alien-invasion movie and trick Yancy into the starring role. The plan backfires, however, when Yancy's extraterrestrial ex-boyfriend wants a part in the film as well.

Guest Stars: Brian Posehn as Warthog, Tom Kenny as Doc/Female Gopher, Carlos Alazraqui as Female Tornado, Jenn Shagrin as Humorless Teen Girl, and Mitch Silpa as Durzagon
18 "Bad Fad" May 15, 2008 (2008-05-15)

A stressed Jimmy regresses to childhood after falling in with an immature clique.
Note: Blake from Fried Dynamite guest stars in this episode.

Guest Stars: Chloe Suazo as Undine, Sterling Knight as Brad, Blake Michael as Stop Light Kid, Atticus Shaffer as Aaron, Khamani Griffin as Cody, Tom Virtue as Main Judge, Carlos Alazraqui as Cruxie, Tom Kenny as Nuxie, and Brian Posehn as Luxie
19 "Out of Jimmy's Body" May 22, 2008 (2008-05-22)

In order to take Robin to see a movie, Jimmy asks Sonny for help to make him look older. However, instead of making him look older, Sonny switches bodies with Jimmy so he can see the Appleday cartoons. Meanwhile, Jimmy's dad, a parrot, Robin and her piano teacher also switch bodies.

Guest Star: Ellen Albertini Dow as Miss Plattner
20 "Lunch Tables" Bruce Hurwit Kenny Byerly May 29, 2008 (2008-05-29)

In the series finale, Jimmy earns a spot at the cool kids' table. Elsewhere, Craig finds love and Dolly tries to accept less-popular cartoons.

Guest Stars: Christopher David as Desperate Kid, Lil' Romeo as Himself, Patricia Belcher as Lunchlady Edna, and Tom Kenny as Getalong Gary

DVD[edit]

A DVD was released in the United Kingdom containing the first 3 episodes of the series. The DVD was region free. Playing in all DVD players, and ones that can play PAL.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Rachel Quaintance as Louisa Roberts
  • Jonina Gable as Becky
  • Christian Vandal as Logan
  • Austin Rogers as Animal Loving Kevin
  • Terrence Hardy, Jr. as Easily Excited Kid
  • Caden Michael Gray as Crazy Jake
  • Katelin Petersen as Hildy Jeffries
  • Nicole Smolen as Young Yancy
  • Nolan Gould as Young Jimmy
  • Ryan Eggold as Mike Werewolfowitz

Awards and nominations[edit]

The program's cast won a combined Young Artist Award in 2008 for "Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series".[1] The show was nominated at the same ceremony for "Best Family Television Series", and Tinashe Kachingwe and Caden Michael Gray were nominated for "Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress" and "Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor", respectively.[1]

Reception[edit]

Despite the awards and nominations listed above, this show received almost universally negative reviews. The shows currently holds a 2.2 average on IMDb and a 3.2 average on TV.com.

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