Brand New Jimmy Neutron TV Movie - Gotta Blast Again!
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Gotta Blast Again!
That shall be the slogan of this particular online petition.
If you keep reading this description you shall hopefully come to understand why that sure as sugar is the case, as well as why I feel the urge to create this petition.
On September 2nd, 2015, a man named Russell Hicks, who, back then, was the president of content and development at Nickelodeon, announced that he and the rest of the people who ran Nickelodeon were "looking at [their] library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way" and "getting ready to bring back some of the ones [we die-hard Nickelodeon fans have] told [them] multiple times [we] want to have brought back." During that time, it was also publicly explained that these "revivals" would (for the best, probably) be unlikely to, from that point forward, make up the majority of the new productions that were being put together by Nickelodeon, and they also may not necessarily "bring back" such properties (especially TV shows that were produced by and/or aired on Nickelodeon) in the forms of actual revivals and therefore new episodes of those of them that were television shows, but they could still involve the telling of new stories that might not but also might be canon to those told by their original incarnations and yet these hypothetical new stories still just might be told in formats different from new TV show episodes (and/or new TV shows that serve as sequels to the original TV shows), like new television specials or new television movies.
Since then, many of these aforementioned "revivals" have been officially announced, described, produced, and/or released.
Examples of said "revivals" include the following productions:
First, there would be the made-for-TV short film that premiered on the TeenNick channel on September 18, 2015, which was the the same day when it was posted on video-sharing website YouTube, "What Did Zoey Say?," which serves as a miniature sequel of sorts to the hit live-action comedy-drama TV series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 to May 2, 2008, "Zoey 101," as well as a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the premiere of the original "Zoey 101" TV show, or at the very least the 10th Anniversary of the premiere of the second episode of the second season of that show, "Time Capsule," which did in fact first come on the air, on Nickelodeon, on September 18, 2005. Ever since "What Did Zoey Say?" made its premiere, at least 13,719,003 people have watched it on YouTube, and many of those who have posted comments on its video's YouTube page seem to be devoted die-hard fans of "Zoey 101" and as such a lot of them agree that they still most certainly are still not completely satisfied with all of the stories that have been told by the people who brought “Zoey 101” and its characters to life, although some of them (understandably) feel very satisfied with all of the stories fitting that category that have already been told and (naturally) feel that the time has come and gone for “Zoey 101” to be put to rest, possibly for good. Of course, while a certain amount of them surely are very satisfied with what they have already been given, not only are some of those die-hard “Zoey 101” still waiting for a continuation to “What Did Zoey Say?” but at least a few of them have become at the very least somewhat vocal about their wish for said continuation. That surely is further evidenced by the spot that “Zoey 101” has taken in the aforementioned online voting poll found at peopleschoice.com, the one whose article has the title “Which Nickelodeon Series Most Deserves A Revival? VOTE!.” In said poll, “Zoey 101” currently holds the 6th place spot, with 2.74% of the votes cast.
Secondly, there most indubitably is the cult classic known as “Hey Arnold!” which originally ran from October 7th, 1996 to June 8th, 2004. That particular Nickelodeon show, a Nickelodeon cartoon (and therefore a “Nicktoon”), was confirmed to be getting itself a continuation of sorts on November 23rd, 2015 when the people who were in charge of Nickelodeon (Nick for short) at that time announced that a “Hey Arnold!” TV movie was in the works and its story would pick up where the story told by the chronological finale of the original “Hey Arnold!” series left off, that finale being the two-part episode known as “The Journal,” which, granted, was not the last “Hey Arnold!” episode to ever officially come on the air but was the last episode of that series to ever be produced. It was promised that day (November 23rd, 2015) that said TV movie would answer many (if not all) of the questions that true “Hey Arnold!” fans everywhere had been having on their minds at least since the show first aired certain episodes on Nick, including the one regarding the whereabouts of Arnold’s missing parents, and that original “Hey Arnold!” series creator Craig Bartlett was set to produce the new TV film and to at least help write its story. On either March 1st or March 2nd of 2016, Mr. Bartlett made it official that this new TV movie was, in fact, “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie,” a “Hey Arnold!” film that he had been trying to successfully develop and release to the public since 1998. After the original production of that particular movie was cancelled back in 2002 on account of its predecessor, the theatrical “Hey Arnold!” film, “Hey Arnold!: The Movie” performing much less successfully than expected with its audience (including but most certainly not limited to its critics), in terms of both box office revenue and reviews, many die-hard “Hey Arnold!” fans still wanted the “Jungle Movie” to be made and released to the public, especially after they watched “The Journal” on TV. Subsequently, said die-hard fans started creating online petitions and writing letters to Nick meant to encourage the people who ran Nick to finally finish making “The Jungle Movie” (TJM for short) and at long last release it and allow people to watch it. The results that followed included an incredible and wonderful chain of events that ultimately led to TJM finally being finished and released to the public, not just on the primary Nickelodeon channel but also on its sister channels TeenNick and Nicktoons, on November 24th, 2017. Counting all of the people who watched TJM that night via those three channels, that movie got itself approximately 1.63 million viewers when it originally aired while being simulcast on those channels, which sure as sugar is at least somewhat impressive, especially considering that the day of November 24th, 2017 was the day that directly followed Thanksgiving of that year. Later, the movie was released on DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment. Although there has yet to be a DVD or Blu-Ray release of TJM that includes special features or any other kind of Blu-Ray release of it for that matter, the movie itself has gotten, for the most part, spectacular reviews, especially from die-hard fans of the original “Hey Arnold!” series, who most certainly are especially very grateful that original cast and production members of said original series, most indubitably including Mr. Bartlett and main female character Helga’s original voice actress, Francesca Marie Smith, were involved in the making of it (TJM). Naturally, some die-hard “Hey Arnold!” fans sure as sugar also still want the original series to finally have a sixth season, and now one just might come to fruition, and its story most certainly would very likely take place after the events of TJM, not to mention at least one or two online petitions have already been created in order to help make that hypothetical sixth season a reality, particularly the one created and set up on thepetitionsite.com by Mr. Jake Clark, which has gotten at least 12,623 supporters since it was apparently established on that website directly after TJM originally aired on television. Since then, TJM has even started screening in select theaters in North America and Australia. A sixth season for the “Hey Arnold!” series just might be becoming more and more possible with passing second and it especially might have been doing so ever since the original premiere of TJM on TV.
With that being said, a third recent “revival” of sorts concocted by the people who run Nickelodeon that just might be worth noting would be the TV special that served as a reunion of sorts for the former Nick game show known as “Double Dare.” Said TV special, which was dubbed the Double Dare Reunion Special, aired Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 on Nickelodeon, during its “Nick at Nite” block, and an encore of it aired later that night on TeenNick, during its special nighttime programming block then known as “The Splat” (and currently known as “NickSplat”). The special’s airing on Nick at Nite attracted 1.126 million viewers, ensuring that it would outperform all other shows that aired on the Nickelodeon network channel during that evening and that it would finish as the third-most watched of all non-sports original cable telecasts, for that particular day, among TV watchers who were (at the time) between 18 and 34 years of age. On February 23rd, 2017, Double Dare host Marc Summers stated in an interview that, at least partially because the Reunion Special “just killed in the ratings,” he was, in fact, in negotiations with Nickelodeon “to bring Double Dare back in some form or fashion.” Those negotiations could very well be still continuing to this very day. Also, in the Nickelodeon Revival People’s Choice poll, Double Dare currently holds the 19th place spot, with 0.6% of the votes cast.
Next, let us also please take the TV movie adaptation of the game show known as “Legends of the Hidden Temple” into consideration. The live-action TV film called “Legends of the Hidden Temple” happens to be a kid-friendly made-for-TV Nickelodeon original movie of the action, adventure and fantasy genres, inspired by the Nick game show of the same name, which originally ran on Nickelodeon from 1993 to 1995. The TV film originally premiered on Nickelodeon on November 26, 2016, three days after the Nick premiere of the Double Dare Reunion Special, and, during its original airing, was watched by approximately 1.60 million viewers with a rating of 0.29 among the viewers who were between the ages of 18 and 49 years.
Other Nick properties have been confirmed to be getting (or at least close to getting) “revivals” and/or sequels of sorts, in the forms of at the very least one TV movie or special for each, and those Nick properties supposedly include the Nicktoons “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Invader Zim,” and “Rugrats.” A “Rocko’s Modern Life” TV special has been confirmed to be in development, as has a TV movie for “Invader Zim,” and one of the stars of “Rugrats,” Cheryl Chase (who plays Angelica Pickles) has confirmed that Chris Viscardi, Nickelodeon’s senior vice president of the production and development of animation, who also happens to be in charge of “resurrecting” already-existing Nick properties and/or re-imagining and/or redeveloping them for the audience that Nick has today, most certainly is currently in the process of trying to come to an agreement with the creators of “Rugrats” (those creators being Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain) so “Rugrats” could ultimately be one of the shows that the people who run Nickelodeon will “bring back” in some way, shape or form. Also likely worth noting would be that “Rugrats” currently has the 9th place spot in the Nick Revival People’s Choice poll, with 1.69% of the votes cast.
The development of the “Invader Zim” TV movie proves that the people who run Nickelodeon, most assuredly especially including Mr. Viscardi, sure as sugar are willing to, one way or another, “revive” Nick properties that first officially came into existence in the New Millennium (the 2000’s) as well as those that officially came to be in the 20th Century (especially the 1980’s and most definitely especially the 1990’s), and technically so does the production, development & release of the “Zoey 101” 10th anniversary “revival” short, “What Did Zoey Say?” on not just Nick but also YouTube.
The big question that I sure do feel that I must ask would be this:
If “Zoey 101” can get a short that serves as a sequel of sorts to it over seven years after the airing of its last episode and if “Invader Zim” can get a TV movie that serves as a sequel of sorts to it possibly over twelve years after the airing of its last episode, then why can’t one of those two kinds of “revivals” (or perhaps even both of them) be given to the franchise that revolves around the CGI (computer-generated imagery) – animated cartoon boy genius known as Jimmy Neutron, especially his 2001 theatrical movie, “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” and its first TV series spin-off, “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”?
That particular Nicktoon, “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” most certainly does have one of the most dedicated fan bases of all time, and many of the people who make up its fan base want it to get some kind of revival or sequel. It currently holds the 2nd place spot in the Nick Revival People’s Choice poll, with 26.02% of the submitted votes. An online campaign determined to convince the people who run Nickelodeon to, one way or another, “revive” it, entitled the Jimmy Neutron Revival Project (JNRP for short), first officially came to be back in 2004, when its creator, Ms. Brittany Campbell, who was 21 years of age at the time, first heard that the Jimmy Neutron (JN for short) show, “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” which was airing its third season at the time, might not be renewed for a fourth season. Since then, Brittany has set up a Facebook page for the JNRP, which currently has 19,252 “likes” and 19,002 followers, and she has also set up a Twitter page for the JNRP, which currently has 1,379 followers. Also, the Jimmy Neutron (JN) show has inspired approximately nineteen hundred fan-made stories currently available for reading at the automated fan fiction archive website known as FanFiction.Net, which most certainly can sometimes be abbreviated as FF.net or FFN. On top of that, one of the most popular and more outspoken fans of the JN show and supporters of the JNRP (and, as such, of a JN revival) would be the voice actress who provides the actual voice of the actual character of Jimmy Neutron, Debi Derryberry, who by now has mentioned several times that she hopes that some kind of comeback either is or is going to be in store for the JN franchise.
The enormous fan base that the JN franchise has shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise to everybody in the whole world, especially on account of the quite possibly all too true notion that at least two key parts of it, the 2001 theatrical JN movie (“Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”) and its first spin-off, the JN TV series (“The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” ergo TAOJNBG, for short), both surely are, for so many reasons, revolutionary in their own rights. Though some elements that make up the fictional universe that the stories that they and “Planet Sheen” tell take place in (assuming that the movie and its two TV series spin-offs do, in fact, take place in the same fictional universe) may be, in accordance with the laws of the real-life universe that we live in, scientifically inaccurate, but there most assuredly are still other elements that the fictional JN universe has that have touched and/or boggled the brains, funny bones and (of course) hearts of so many people, young and old (especially many, if not all, of those who have been young inside and/or out for the past seventeen years). Among those elements would be the characters that live in that universe, as well as the clever mixtures of the genres of action, adventure, comedy, drama, education, and science fiction that shape the stories told by the many incarnations of the JN franchise and the various pop culture references made during certain instances of said stories.
Many quotations, lines of dialogue and sets of lines of dialogue from the Jimmy Neutron franchise have become internet memes. One example of a line of dialogue from one JN production that fits that category would be the question “Are you going to finish that croissant?” featured in the TAOJNBG episode entitled “Lights! Camera! Danger!” and asked by one of Jimmy’s friends, Carl Wheezer. When Carl tries to say the word “croissant,” he mispronounces it, sort of as “cwosant,” in a really goofy voice. That particular quotation has inspired hundreds of videos on YouTube, at least five of which have received at least one million viewers each, and one of those five has gotten over two million viewers. The conversations that occur between Jimmy and Skeet in the TAOJNBG episode “Men at Work” when those two characters (Jimmy and Skeet) disagree and subsequently butt heads with each other over how to perform duties at the fast food joint known as McSpanky’s (an obvious parody of McDonald’s, right?) contain many sentences and questions that have also become rather popular memes. There sure as sugar are possibly many more memes where the aforementioned ones came from.
As the websites seen above clearly show, some die-hard JN fans have already started campaigns and petitions to help themselves and all of the other JN fans convince the people who run Nickelodeon to revive the JN franchise in some way, shape or form, and I sure as sugar do support their efforts, although I also most certainly do understand why many other people, including even some JN fans, in this world most assuredly do not wish to be among those who shall help with those efforts!
Should we, the undersigned, ask the people who run Nickelodeon nowadays to at least try to create a Jimmy Neutron franchise continuation and/or sequel that would be in the form of a TV movie or a TV special that tells a story that takes place after the events of TAOJNBG (and, if need be, the events of “Planet Sheen”) and in the process brings Jimmy back "in a fresh new way," similar to "Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie," the upcoming "Rocko's Modern Life" TV special known as "Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling," and the upcoming "Invader Zim" TV movie?
Could that hypothetical JN TV movie or special eventually lead up to the creation of a brand new JN production, like a new TV series or miniseries, that also tells a story that takes place after the events of TAOJNBG (and, if need be, the events of “Planet Sheen”) if it proves to be successful enough to warrant something like that?
The creator of the Jimmy Neutron character and franchise, Mr. John A. Davis himself, has personally stated that he has come up with a new idea that he believes could work as the plot of a “great reboot feature,” and hopefully said “great reboot feature” just might actually become a successful sequel to the 2001 theatrical JN movie, TAOJNBG and (if need be) “Planet Sheen” one of these days, or perhaps a different story will see to that one of these days, and if it does, hopefully Mr. Davis will have at least helped write it.
There has got to be a “fresh new way” in which Jimmy Neutron can make a comeback, right?
I certainly do hope I at least just might be right about that.
How I hope at least some people support that thought and also want to see Jimmy make a comeback just as much (if not more) as I sure as sugar do. Maybe, just maybe, story ideas at least partially written by die-hard JN fans should be sent to JN writers and producers for approval.
Let’s explore some new JN franchise production ideas, ergo new JN movie ideas, for at least a short while.
First of all, there most certainly could be some potential in seeing a new JN production that features all of the kids who live in Retroville, most assuredly including but also most indubitably not limited to Jimmy, Sheen, Carl, Cindy and Libby, acquiring superpowers and embarking on a brand new adventure as superheroes. That particular idea could also involve all of those kids meeting and teaming up with a “real” (real within the fictional universes and/or “multiverse” that their stories take place in) version of Sheen’s idol, Ultra Lord and/or any other superheroes who live in the same universe that Ultra Lord himself lives in. In fact, according to at least one website (http://paulclaerhout.com/pb/wp_b8cfe3d6/wp_b8cfe3d6.html some kind of spin-off of the JN franchise starring Ultra Lord was at least proposed once. Perhaps we can help make that idea a reality.
Secondly, there might also be some great potential in giving major roles in at least one new production whose story takes place in the JN universe and/or multiverse to older, futuristic and more mature versions of the main JN series characters, especially the kids, similar to how a few of their 15-years-older future selves (more specifically, 15-years-older future versions of Jimmy, Carl, Sheen, Cindy, Libby, and even Goddard) appeared in one episode of TAOJNBG, “The Tomorrow Boys.”
Plus, the addition of new characters, who can be kids, grownups and/or a little bit of both, most assuredly can spice a new JN – related story up quite a bit, in a lot of very good ways, especially if both new heroes AND new villains are among those new characters. For example, there just might be a lot of potential in the addition of at least one new character to Jimmy’s primary circle of friends, ergo to his main group within his gang, especially if that new character is a 13-year-old boy from Dallas who loves being a cowboy. Whether or not any of those of you who actually read this petition agree with me on that idea surely is up to you.
Finally, some characters from previous incarnations of the JN franchise who have been barely featured in even one of those productions may deserve a chance to make a comeback of some kind in a new JN production, like Elke Elkberg (originally voiced by Grey DeLisle-Griffin), Sagebrush Sally (also originally voiced by Grey DeLisle-Griffin), Jet Fusion (originally voiced by Christian Slater), Bueford Lee Stormshuckle (originally voiced by Bill Farmer), Dr. Sydney Orville Moist (originally voiced by Jeff Glen Bennett), and Evil Jimmy, Jimmy’s evil clone (originally voiced by Rob Paulsen).
Below, you can find links to websites that support at least a few of the statements that I've made in this petition description, OK?
Let's help Jimmy and his friends blast off again, OK?
Oh, and to those who truly are reading this petition, I must also send this message:
Please do take note that I apologize if anything that I've done and/or used to set up this petition is a form of copyright infringement, because I sure do not wish to do something like that!
With that being said, what do you say, everybody?
I most certainly have just got to say...
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