#Doodleodeon Day 21. Today we look at another amazing Nickelodeon fan favorite - The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
This show really offered a fun and entertaining story that had something for all-ages. The character designs were cartoony and cute, and the CGI animation didn’t come off as creepy. Considering this was 2002 and things have come a long way technologically since then - this show was on point.
The voice acting was once again a thing of beauty. Debi Derryberry (Jimmy), Jeff Garcia (Sheen) & the incredible Rob Paulsen (Carl) lead the way. The characters all had great personality, and we still mimic some of them in our household (anyone whining or complaining gets a Carl-esque tone. If I’m suggesting something off the wall or weird it’ll be in a Sheen-ish voice).
Guzzle down some Purple Flurp, go for a stroll through the cosmos on a rocket propelled dog and enjoy today’s cartoon.
Remember - you can always check out the other Doodleodeon cartoons from this whole month if you missed any. http://sornigtoons.tumblr.com Thanks!
“WHO WAS THAT GUY FROM FROM THAT THING THAT WAS ON WHEN I WAS A KID?”- AN INFORMATIVE POST
(also known as “the weirdest post I’ve made in a long, long time)
So now that I’ve started doing nostalgia posts, I might as well do a collection post of all the “hosts” children’s networks tend to have. People often remember these, but don’t know the source–partially because they don’t really HAVE a “show” that they’re from. So here’s a quick rundown.
CLAY: This guy hosted Playhouse Disney for a while. He was literally, as you can imagine, Clay. He was voiced by Debbi Derryberry, who also played Jimmy Neutron and Zatch from Zatch Bell.
CHICA: This is…way past my time, but I’m pretty sure this one’s been around for a long time. Chica debuted in 2007, and people who were little then are turning into teens now, so maybe some of you will remember this one. She’s part of segments/a show on the Sprout network. She squeaked. It’s kind of hilarious. Side note: don’t let any toddlers in your care google “chica” without including phrases like “sunny side up show.” Unless you like dealing with toddler nightmares for the next month.
PIPER O’POSSUM: Piper was a host for Nick Jr., starting in 2004. She replaced the ever-popular Face (who we’ll get to). She only lasted about three years, though. She was played by Ali Brustofski, a singer with over 500k subscribers on youtube. She’s only 22, meaning she was only around 11-14 when she did the part.
MOOSE A. MOOSE AND ZEE: These two became emblematic of the preschool block/network Noggin. They lasted from 2003 to 2012, which means that kids who are currently 18 and 8 can both be nostalgic for these characters simultaneously. Zee didn’t speak, but Moose was played by Paul Christie, who played Stick Stickly. They’re both still in use, on Nickelodeon’s Noggin app.
FACE: Face was the Nick Jr. host. He’s beloved by many a 90s kid. He was literally just a face on different colored backgrounds, known for his “hi there, face here! line, and his weird “slide whistle and triangle only” band sound effects. In retrospect, his animations seemed to take about 5 frames and a lot of tweening, but you needed to make a lot of these. Face was played by voice actor Chris Phillips, who’s been an announcer for both Cartoon Network and Nick for a long time. He’s also done voices for Jumbo Studios, playing Roger in the Disney version of Doug, as well as characters in the original Nick version, and father Ernest Otter in PB&J Otter. He’s reprised his role as face for The Splat–check out this interview with him, you’ll definitely recognize his voice from other things.
FEETFACE: Nice name. Feetface was the first host for Noggin, later being replaced by Moose and Zee (they had an actual bumper where he passed torch to them). It’s EXTREMELY hard to find pictures of this dude, probably because he was only around for a year. But I remember him. I still have that song he sung stuck in my head. Playing Feetface was one of the earliest major voice acting roles for Ashleigh Ball, now famous for playing Applejack and Rainbow Dash in MLP: Friendship is Magic.
The first Yakuza only has the English dub but they actually got people for it. Mark Hamill, Eliza Dushku, Rachel Leigh Cook, Michael Madsen,John DiMaggio, Nolan North, Debi Derryberry (aka the voice of Jimmy Neutron), Bill Dale (the guy who’s voiced Goofy in our lifetimes in stuff like A Goofy Movie and Goof Troop and also a couple of the Looney Tunes in Space Jam), Gary Williams from Malcolm in the Middle and The Boondocks, basically every prominent voice actor is here and saying “fuck” non-stop
These tweets, which were also popular topics on the JN Revival Facebook page, have led to some speculation regarding Jimmy Neutron’s revival - is something around the corner? Is Jimmy finally coming back?
Of course this is understandable considering that Nick is reviving three properties for TV movies and Chris Viscardi in a recent article has hinted at more revivals he can’t go into much detail with right now.
MY THOUGHTS: These tweets posted almost back-to-back appear to be a good sign that something could be around the corner. But if that is indeed the case, anyone affiliated with Neutron is going to be tight-lipped about it until they are allowed to spill the beans.
Right now, though, there is not enough information for me to go on. These tweets give our project hope which is a very good sign, but until we get additional information I’m going to remain cautiously optimistic. We’re in no way finished with our efforts - if we want the television show back fans need to keep writing letters to Cyma at Nickelodeon. We also need to continue signing the petitions on care2 and change.org as well.
Speculation is always fun and I was excited to see all of the fan engagement surrounding these tweets. We need to let Nick know that Jimmy Neutron deserves a comeback. We want a season that will tie up the loose ends season 3 left behind. We want to know what happens with Jimmy and Cindy and continue Jimmy’s adventures.
So far, we’ve been doing a good job keeping this fandom active and relevant on social media and elsewhere online. I still think 2017 is the year we may finally get some much-awaited good news.
One way we can continue to keep Jimmy Neutron relevant on social media is by having fan weeks. One fan is doing just that - she started a tumblr blog called Jindy Week. Later on this month, we will be having a special week to celebrate our favorite couple on the show - Jimmy and Cindy!
The event will be taking place later in July from the 23rd-29th. You can visit a blog created for this event here.
JIMMY AND CINDY’S FIRST KISS ANALYSIS
I am extremely pleased to note that my Jimmy and Cindy analysis blog entry from April got the most likes of any of my blog entries on tumblr. I am pondering continuing this analysis in a later blog entry because Jimmy and Cindy’s relationship is not only interesting but quite complex. I can’t wait to write more about it and share it with all of my followers.
These are all of the updates I have for now. Keep the faith, guys, and don’t give up hope!
NICKNAMES: Noot SEXUALITY: Bisexual PRONOUNS: motherfucker/motherfucker (or just anything you want tbh idc) ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON?: God no I get most of my shit done in the evening or straight up in the dead of night. WHEN SWIMMING, DO YOU PREFER TO DO IT IN THE OCEAN, OR IN A LAKE?: Neither omg I can’t swim ANYONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET IN REAL LIFE?: Naturally a few friends online but I’d also love to meet TearofGrace, iDubbbz, PewDiePie, Mini Ladd,
Maxwell Atoms (the creator of Billy & Mandy), Grey Delisle Griffin, Debi Derryberry, and Yandere Dev. ANYONE YOU HAVE MET IN REAL LIFE?: I’ve met one and she was my girlfriend for a while. WHEN DID YOU FIRST JOIN?: Sophomore year of high school. YOUR CURRENT ACCOUNT?: Well this is my go-to account pretty much. I’d link my personal but I should reserve myself more when I’m on an RP blog like nobody’s here for Noot everyone’s here for smol sad nerd ANY PEEVES?: I have so many peeves it’s not even funny. OH, here’s one. “fUCKING tumbl R CAPS LCOCKING”. UNPOPULAR OPINION: I absolutely loathe how the word “trigger” is being thrown around so lightly. I despise it. Like have any of y’all ever heard of the word “squick” before? You’re not triggered by a notp, it squicks you. DO YOU EASILY GET JEALOUS?: Well I mean, jealousy is defined as “feeling or showing suspicion of someone’s unfaithfulness in a relationship.” I’m always suspicious because, well, I got cheated on in most of my relationships. And I always found out the hard way. DO YOU EASILY GET ANGRY?: Yeah actually. Most people get anxious, I get irritable. ARE YOU EASY TO CHEER UP?: It depends on how miffed or bummed out I am. ARE YOU GOOD AT HIDING YOUR EMOTIONS?: 100% yes. WHAT’S THE VERY BEST WAY TO CHEER YOU UP?:
I’d like to think a nice firm hug from someone I love would brighten my world ;w; Or a kitty cat. ARE YOU CURRENTLY IN A RELATIONSHIP?: No, I don’t do relationships anymore. ;w; DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A CRUSH ON SOMEONE: Tons of people tbh IF YES, MIGHT THAT SOMEONE BE READING THIS?:Probably? DO YOU KISS ON THE FIRST DATE?: Nah. DO YOU PREFER GOING OUT, OR STAYING HOME, WHEN IT COMES TO DATES?: Stay in, FUCK GOING OUT. Outside is where WWII took place. FAVORITE DRINK: Soda, preferably dark. FAVORITE FOOD: Breakfast casserole.
Here’s a little FYI about the new characters and their voice actresses fairytales!
It’s always important to appreciate the hard work the creators do to bring us (the fans) a wonderlandiful story and spellbinding characters, right? But it is also fairy important, at least in my book, to appreciate the people who bring voice to our favorite characters! We know who voice our veterans, but would you like to know who voiced/will voice the five new girls introduced in the Ever After High: Dragon Games movie? Hex out the list below:
- Meeshell Mermaid™ (Daughter of Little Mermaid) is voiced by Rena Strober, the same actress that’s been voicing Cerise Hood™ since the start!
- Ramona Badwolf™ (Daughter of The Big Bad Wolf) is voiced by none other than Cindy Robinson, who also voices Madeline Hatter™, Humphrey Dumpty™ and Snow White! How royally awesome is that?
- Nina Thumbell™ (Daughter of Thumbellina) is voiced by Debi Derryberry, who you might know as the voice actress of Monster High’s fairy own Draculaura™!
- Jillian Beanstalk™ (Daughter of Jack) is voiced by Julie Maddalena Kliewer, who also voices Blondie Lockes™ and Kitty’s mom, The Cheshire Cat!
- Farrah Goodfairy™ (Daughter of The Fairy Godmother) is voiced by Tish Hicks, a new voice actress to the team - Welcome fairytale!
- Justine Dancer™ (Daughter of The 12th Dancing Princess) is voiced by newcomer Bresha Webb! Fairy happy to have her as part of the team!
Isn’t it interesting to learn where the voices of our favorite characters come from? We will get to hear them even more in the upcoming webisodes! #EverAfterHigh #EAH