The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour

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The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour
Jimmy Timmy Power Hour.png
Title card for the first special
GenreCrossover
Action
Comedy
Created byJohn A. Davis
Butch Hartman
Based onJimmy Neutron
by John A. Davis
The Fairly OddParents
by Butch Hartman
Written byGene Grillo (1–2)
Butch Hartman (1)
Steve Marmel (1–3)
Jed Spingarn (3)
Story byRico Hill (1)
Gene Grillo (2)
Steve Marmel (2)
Jed Spingarn (2)
Jack Thomas (2)
Directed byKeith Alcorn (1–3)
Mike Gasaway (2–3)
Butch Hartman (1–3)
Voices of
ComposersGuy Moon (Fairly OddParents sequences)
Charlie Brissette (Jimmy Neutron sequences)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes3 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersButch Hartman
Steve Oedekerk
Fred Seibert
ProducersKeith Alcorn
Bob Boyle
John A. Davis
Steve Marmel
Paul Marshal
Running time49 minutes
Production companiesThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
O Entertainment
DNA Productions
The Fairly OddParents
Frederator Incorporated
Both
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
DistributorMTV Networks (United States)
Nelvana International (Internationally)
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseMay 7, 2004 (2004-05-07) –
July 21, 2006 (2006-07-21)

The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour is a trilogy of crossover television specials between the American animated series The Fairly OddParents and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, consisting of The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour, The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide, and The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators. The specials premiered on Nickelodeon between 2004 and 2006, and were subsequently released to home video.[1][2] They combine multiple types of animation, using traditional 2D animation for the segments set in the Fairly OddParents universe and CGI for the Jimmy Neutron segments.

Specials[edit]

The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (2004)[edit]

Struggling with his science project, Timmy Turner wishes that he could be sent to the best laboratory in any universe. When his fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda, fulfill this wish, Timmy is sent to the town of Retroville in the universe of child prodigy Jimmy Neutron. Jimmy is sent to Dimmsdale in Timmy's universe when he activates a magical transporter created by Cosmo and Wanda. As they attempt to return to their respective worlds, Jimmy and Timmy meet the various side characters of each universe and Timmy becomes romantically involved with Jimmy's classmate, Cindy Vortex. While messing around in Jimmy's lab, Timmy accidentally turns Goddard, Jimmy's robotic dog, into a giant, violent monster. He manages to stop Goddard from destroying Retroville, but he is then contacted by Jimmy, who tells him that Mr. Crocker, Timmy's fairy-obsessed teacher, has stolen the transporter, allowing him to take over Fairy World. The two work together to stop Crocker and manage to return to their own universes. Back in Dimmsdale, Timmy realizes that he never finished his project, but at the last second, Jimmy teleports Goddard to the science fair, allowing Timmy to win.[1]

The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide (2006)[edit]

Timmy and Jimmy enter each other's worlds for a second time, both wanting to ask Cindy out to their school dance celebrating Friday the 13th. In an attempt to gain Cindy's affections, the two engage in a battle of smarts that sends Jimmy and his friends to Dimmsdale. As Jimmy seeks to prove that Timmy is a fraudulent scientist, Cosmo and Wanda struggle to keep their existence a secret from the people of Retroville. Meanwhile, Professor Calamitous, a major villain in Jimmy's universe, unleashes a surge of anti-fairies from Fairy World that threatens the rotation of Timmy's Earth. Jorgen von Strangle, the powerful fairy commander and enforcer of Da Rules, gets increasingly frustrated by Jimmy's and Timmy's friends and their manipulation of fairy magic.[2]

The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators (2006)[edit]

In their third and final encounter, Timmy and Jimmy make amends while trying to defeat the enemies from their own universes—including a monster that they concoct together—while accidentally rejecting their respective friends in the process, including Cindy. Initially, they are unable to make the monster evil enough to fight them properly, but when they succeed, he absorbs Cosmo and Wanda's magic and Jimmy's intelligence, and begins destroying both children's universes.[3]

Voice cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Each special in the Jimmy Timmy Power Hour series combines the 2D hand-drawn traditional animation of the Fairly OddParents and the 3D computer-generated imagery animation of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. This blending of animation techniques was a technical challenge for the studios responsible for both series, according to Keith Alcorn, co-founder of series producer DNA Productions.[4]

Release and reception[edit]

According to Variety, the first special was seen by nearly five million viewers on its Nickelodeon premiere, on May 7, 2004.[5] Terry Kelleher of People gave the first special three stars out of four, calling it a "blast of creativity" although hard to follow.[6] The Washington Post similarly gave it praise.[7] The network considered it a success.[8] The second special, aired January 16, 2006, was seen by nearly 5.5 million viewers, according to The New York Times.[9] The third and final special aired July 21, 2006.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour' ('The Fairly Odd Parents' / 'The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron')". Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "'The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide' ('The Fairly Odd Parents' / 'The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron')". 14 March 2006. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "'Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators!'". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  4. ^ Ball, Ryan (May 7, 2004). "Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour Director Talks Blending 2D and 3D". Animation Magazine.
  5. ^ Kissell, Rick (May 11, 2004). "'Friends' sendoff a hit". Variety.
  6. ^ Kelleher, Terry (May 10, 2004). "Picks and Pans Review: 'The Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour'". People. Time Inc. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jimmy & Timmy's Awesome Adventure". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on July 29, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required.)
  8. ^ Cox, Ted (May 7, 2004). "Cartoon Crossover Experimental Nick Blends 'Fairly OddParents' with 'Jimmy Neutron' to Get Surprisingly Good Results". Daily Herald.[dead link]
  9. ^ Aurthur, Kate (February 6, 2006). "Arts, Briefly; USA Tops on Cable". The New York Times. Retrieved October 31, 2015.