copy/paste from Facebook - final decision about the project
I have reached my final decision regarding the project. At 25 votes for yes and 4 votes for no, it was a tough decision for me to make. I was originally going to quit and had strongly thought about going back into fandom retirement again. I’ve been pretty wishy-washy this past year about what I really wanted to do with this project, but at the end of the day, it all boils down to passion. When you are passionate about something, you want to see it through no matter what. This is a project I want to see through all the way. Despite what many others have said to me, I still feel like this project is worth my time and my honest effort. 2012 is going to be a real uphill climb for me. I know what challenges lie ahead for me and I know I have my work cut out for me.
I also know, however, that I am going to need help. I am looking for a few good folks out there who would like to contribute in some way. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer to help.
Thanks all for your continued support. This is something I truly believe in and I don’t really want to give this up. I just can’t ever see myself retiring from this because JN has been and still is a huge part of my life.
Life happens, I’ve been busy, and some things in my personal life with school did not work out as planned. A brief summary of my absence.
I’m posting my first update in over a year to clear up speculations that so many people have had about the recent news regarding the revival of some of Nick’s Nicktoons which has generated a lot of buzz over the last couple of days.
NICKELODEON REBOOTING NICKTOONS FROM THE 90′S
This is extremely good news for fans of Nicktoons from the 90′s and I know Hey Arnold fans who have wanted the film, The Jungle Movie to finally be made are very optimistic about this. Shows like Hey Arnold, Doug, and Rugrats were huge hits in the 1990′s and are shows Nick is considering reviving in the very near future.
ARE 2000′S NICKTOONS ON THE SHORTLIST FOR REVIVAL?
Jimmy Neutron, while the movie and even a few shorts had begun work in the late 90′s, is considered to be a 2000′s Nicktoon. No mention of any 2000′s shows have been made on any of the articles I’ve read so far, although for some reason they threw in Victorious (a sitcom), which is only a few years old. That was the only exception, however.
BUT I KNOW JIMMY IS COMING BACK! NICK SAID THEY WERE REVIVING MOST OF THEIR SHOWS!
So many people are jumping the gun right now by saying this, and a few fans have even made speculations that Jimmy Neutron and other shows made in the early 2000′s were indeed returning. From the articles I’ve read including the one that is the most factual from Variety, other than what was said about the Victorious sitcom, all of their Nicktoons they have made a mention of so far have been from the 90′s. What this means folks is, don’t get your hopes up. If 90′s Nicktoons are the only cartoons Nick is planning on reviving, there is a strong likelihood that Jimmy Neutron or any of your other favorite cartoons from the 2000′s might not be on their shortlist for being revived, at least at this time with what little we know so far.
Plus I know some of the people who did work on the show - they have provided me with no news about Jimmy Neutron except that they have so many times stated they would love to work on it again. If I do have any news from anyone from the show, I will pass it along.
I really don’t want to see any fans become majorly disappointed if Jimmy Neutron is not on the shortlist of shows Nick is considering bringing back. I know this is something we have wanted for years and something that we have fought for for quite some time, but until we even see a press release, everything we are reading right now has to be taken with a grain of salt.
Which brings me to my next point.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASES - THE GOSPEL OF NICKELODEON
Press releases are about the only thing we can truly put our faith into. These are gospel and can be and should be treated as such, because Nickelodeon’s PR department is the one who will be making that official announcement at some point as to which Nicktoons they are considering reviving. Once we finally get that press release, a lot of our questions will be answered.
DON’T GET YOUR HOPES UP, BUT BE OPTIMISTIC
This does not mean, though, that we should not be optimistic. Don’t get your hopes up because as I said before, Jimmy may come back or it may not and if it doesn’t, if you do get your hopes up, fans may end up becoming disappointed. But definitely be optimistic regardless. Write letters to Nickelodeon as well as I’ve asked so many of you all to do in the past. Sign the petitions. Be active. Definitely continue to do all of these things.
DEBI DERRYBERRY NOW SUPPORTING THE PROJECT
Meant to pass this along earlier in the year, but I got a bit too busy. In February, Debi Derryberry, the voice of Jimmy Neutron, found my project on twitter and is now following. It is great to know that in addition to having voice actress Carolyn Lawrence, director/producer Keith Alcorn, and many other directors and animators on board that we now have the real Jimmy Neutron voice on board as well!
This will do it for now. Stay vigilant and hopeful, everyone. When a press release is released or if I do have any other information from the Jimmy Neutron crew, I will pass that information along in the next update.
Getting Jimmy Neutron on the new/returning show list for a Nickelodeon Upfront? We can do it!
Nickelodeon had their upfront a little early this year on February 26th. Here’s something worth noting from the event:
During the presentation, Nickelodeon highlighted original research into the newest generation of kids, the post-millennials. The network’s early profile of them reveals some of their unique connections to friends, family and funny, including:
Post-millennial kids are part of a Velcro family–The post-millennials’ parents are the Gen-Xers who are striving to right those perceived wrongs from their own neglected childhoods. Their kids, the post-millennials, are therefore more protected and sheltered than any generation before. No one is more important to these kids than mom and dad: 90% of them say their parents are their heroes; 80% say they want to spend more time with their parents; and the majority of the next generation says that family time is the first choice for how to spend free time.
Post-millennials view friendship differently than their predecessors–Unlike millennials before them, friendship is not a game of numbers but is about shared trust among a small circle of people. While the post-millennials may have limitless cyber connections, they choose to have only 2 or 3 real friends in their lives.
This new generation of kids speaks fluent “Grown-Up”–Post-millennials are included in the adult world, and they influence adult decisions. They understand how to keep the adults in their lives happy, and it makes them feel good about themselves. They speak fluent “Grown-Up.”
The post-millennial generation cares deeply about community–This new generation of kids has been exposed at a very early age to war, climate change and a poor economy, which has made their sense of compassion and desire to improve the world particularly pronounced. They genuinely want to make positive contributions and participate alongside one another in making the world a better place.
Post-millennials have a strong affinity for comedy–Humor plays a pivotal role in the lives of post-millennials, uniting them with friends and family and playing a key role in how they view themselves. A majority of post-millennials (74%) describe themselves as funny, and as a descriptor, that rates as highly as being smart.
Additionally, when it comes to spending time together as a family, this current generation of kids ranks laughing together higher than vacations, having a meal together and holidays. Post-millennials also consider being funny as a badge of honor, a commodity to be traded with friends, which brings them social currency.
Jimmy Neutron was not only a huge part of many pre-millennial’s lives but post-millennial as well. If you watch the show, you can clearly see how many of the points made above relate to post-millennial children as well as children who were born around the time Jimmy Neutron came out. We really need to make a positive statement with this community that will truly hit home to Nickelodeon and this is the year to do it. I think we would all like to see Jimmy Neutron on a new or returning show list for a future upfront and we have a lot of work to do to make that happen.
TRENDING DAY - "OPERATION: RESCUE JET FUSION" AT 1 P.M.
We’re just now receiving word of this as Nick is very last-minute when it comes to schedule changes. The network will be airing “Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion” this afternoon at 1 p.m.
We need to get out there and trend, trend, trend.
As always, this is how trending days normally work:
On Twitter while you are watching Jimmy, use the hashtag #JimmyNeutron and feel free to add some other hashtags relating to the episode you’re watching. For example, today you could use something as simple as #JimmyNeutron and #JetFusion. Direct these tweets to @NickelodeonTV so they can see them. We want Nick to know we’re watching so sending the tweets directly to their twitter is the ONLY way we can be sure we get their attention. If we can get this topic in the top 5 trending topics of the day, that would be even better!
On Tumblr, share your stories about what you’re watching. Nick might not read tumblr as often as Facebook or twitter, but this is still a great place to get the word out.
Let’s get out there and make trending day #2 a great day!
Trending day #3 will be on Thanksgiving Day when Nick will be airing “League of Villains” at 11 a.m. More details on this next week.
I finally have the first video up on Youtube. I decided to do a powerpoint presentation with my narration. If you’ve already read the hubpage I posted last week, that’s pretty much what it is, but it is very detailed and has information on most of Jimmy Neutron’s history as well as everything fans need to know about this project. Feedback is always appreciated. Thank you.
After a long 8 month hiatus, we’re bringing this project back. Several other fans have come forward with some of their own ideas for bringing Jimmy Neutron back which has prompted us to try again with our own efforts.
The Facebook ads are back in full force for our petitions and fan page. We’re going to try to drum up as much support as we can for the show and ads are really the only way we can get the word out.
In the next few days, I will be posting links to all of my websites and petitions to start drumming up some interest once again.
I’m doing this to help some other friends of mine with their efforts and this time, I do not intend to quit, step down, or otherwise. The project is going to continue regardless of what naysayers or non-supporters state. You have to fight for what you believe in no matter what other people might say or think. If it’s something you truly believe in, you have to ignore all of that and continue with with your own efforts anyway. That is what I intend to do.
So if you’ve still been following this page, welcome back, and if you’re a new follower, welcome to the blog! Our first new update should be up as soon as possible.
Earlier, I tried to add information about the revival project to wikipedia to spread the word. They have gotten a lot more strict over the years. It used to be that you could edit a page like the JN page and it would stay that way, but not anymore. When I tried to add the information they told me that it was in good faith but that because the project was not huge and had few supporters that it wasn’t something they would allow me to add to the JN page, so they removed it.
To the person who sent me a PM wanting to interview me about my blog, please let me know what times would work for you. Weekends are best for me - I work part-time and do school during the week. Thanks!
We could use all of the help and support we can get to achieve the impossible dream! If there is anyone who would like to help us with our efforts, please inbox this blog for more information on what you can do to help.
What we need:
*Facebook help with posts, news, updates (content creators, moderators)
*Additional help with our blog (news, posts, updates).
*Promotion crew (people who can promote our Facebook page, petitions, blog, website, etc to spread the word about what we are doing)
Don’t see anything listed here that you would like to do? Inbox us anyway - we can find something for you to do to be involved!
I’m still continuing to spend money on Facebook ads to promote our project and get lots of fan support, but the petition signatures are still very low. Please sign the change.org or care2 petitions. They only take a few minutes to sign and it would mean a lot.