Press Release -- April 7, 2004
NEWS FROM DNA PRODUCTIONS
THE JIMMY/TIMMY POWER HOUR PREMIERING MAY 7th
GALAXIES COLLIDE WHEN BOY GENIUS MEETS BOY NEXT DOOR IN
"THE JIMMY/TIMMY POWER HOUR" PREMIERING MAY 7 AT 8:00 PM
NICKELODEON'S HIT SERIES THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS AND THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS CROSS THE COSMOS
AND MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD ADVENTURE
Primetime Special Features a Three-Dimensional Timmy Turner in Retroville
and a Two-Dimensional Jimmy Neutron in Dimmsdale, as their worlds are swapped!
Burbank, Calif. - April 7, 2004 - Magic plus mathematics equals a fairly-funny, cross-cosmic adventure full of fun and action where Timmy Turner from Nickelodeon's hit animated comedy series The Fairly OddParents (created by Butch Hartman) and Jimmy Neutron from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius (created by John A. Davis) meet for the first time in a hour-long special, "The Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour," airing Friday May 7, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. Encore presentations will air on Saturday May 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday May 9 at 5 p.m. (All times ET/PT.)
In "The Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour," Timmy wishes for access to the greatest laboratory in the universe so he can quickly and easily get his hands on a gadget to turn in as his science fair project. In granting his wish, his fairy godparents Cosmo and Wanda, give him an "Auto Poofer" that always brings him back to his room. Timmy is transported to Retroville, inside the secret lab of Jimmy Neutron, the boy with the genius IQ. Once there, Timmy (now three dimensional) begins playing with all of the cool inventions much to the chagrin of his disinclined host. But before Jimmy can find a way to get rid of this strange and annoying kid, he is accidentally "poofed" to Timmy's world in Dimmsdale.
In Retroville, Timmy has everyone convinced that he is a boy genius, while in Dimmsdale, the now two dimensional Jimmy Neutron is being perceived as a slacker. Despite their new adventures in each other's worlds, they both have big problems to solve. Timmy has to combat Goddard, Jimmy's robotic dog who, thanks to Timmy, is now gigantic, malfunctioning and bent on destroying Retroville. Meanwhile, Jimmy has to battle Timmy's crazed, fairy-obsessed school teacher, Mr. Crocker, who, thanks to Jimmy, has managed to get into fairy world with the intention of taking over. At the same time, they are both trying to return to each of their home planets -- all in one day!
"Timmy in 3-D, and Jimmy in 2-D, trying to navigate opposite lives and experiences will deliver twice the comedy and adventure," said Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Television.
The Fairly OddParents, which debuted in March of 2001, has soared in popularity among both kids and adults making it the number two ranked kids' program on broadcast and cable television, second only to SpongeBob SquarePants. The series is a solid hit among teens and adults, who make up nearly 40% of its 4.0 million-viewer average audience each week. (Source: Nielsen Media Research 12/29/03-3/23/04)
Debuting on Nickelodeon in September 2002, Jimmy Neutron has proven to be one of the hottest shows for kids, ranking among the top five properties on all of broadcast and cable television. The series is a solid hit among all age ranges. Similar to The Fairly OddParents' audience, of the 3.4 million people who watch on average each week, nearly 40% are teens and adults. (Source: Nielsen Media Research 12/29/03-3/23/04)
"The Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour" will be released on DVD May 11, 2004.
The Fairly OddParents, a Nicktoons production created by Butch Hartman, is produced at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, created by John A. Davis and directed by Keith Alcorn, is produced at DNA Productions in Irving, Texas.
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