[[caption-width:240: [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Yes, just *look* at that hair.]]]]

Following the success of Creator/CartoonNetwork's two-hour [[NetworkDecay live-action]]/animation original MadeForTVMovie ''Re-Animated'' comes ''Out of Jimmy's Head''. The story continues directly from the film with Jimmy Roberts, who's received a brain transplant after a train collision at the famous Gollyworld theme park ([[FridgeLogic and somehow is not only fully functional, but has grown back his long, shaggy hair almost immediately thereafter]]). Jimmy ends up receiving the frozen brain of famous cartoonist [[MrAltDisney Milt Appleday]], which leads to Jimmy being able to see all of Milt's cartoon characters in the real world - Golly Gopher, his girlfriend Dolly Gopher, Crocco, Tux the Penguin and Pickles and Prickles. Milt's son and dastardly evil resident villain, Sonny Appleday, wants his father's brain so he can create cartoons like his father.

Jimmy's family have allowed Sonny to take up residence under the impression that he's a college student, so now he plots effortlessly to nab Jimmy's brain with a bunch of "evil" schemes. The family itself consists of a middle school principal for a dad, an astronaut for a mother, and an alien sister. Jimmy is best friends with Craig, who effortlessly tries to be part of the cool crowd, and crushes on his best friend's sister Robin, an obedient overachiever.

The series itself lasted for only two seasons; some believe it was due to the Writer's Strike of 2007, but all of the episodes were finished by then. The producers only wanted to make twenty episodes of the series in the first place, as well (so they claim anyway). Ratings and critical reception of the show were mediocre, partly due to viewers being skeptical of having live action shows on an animation channel, among other things. Despite this, the show may have influenced Cartoon Network to gain more live-action shows like ''Series/LevelUp''. However, it has since gained a reputation as one of Cartoon Network's worst received original programs, and has been routinely mocked as the live-action trend continued in its wake.

!!The movie, ''Re-Animated'', contains examples of:

* ArtMajorBiology: Jimmy retains all his personality traits because the doctors were able to save his "personality gland".
** [[FridgeLogic But that doesn't explain how he retains his old memories or how he doesn't have any of Milt's memories.]]
* BrainInAJar: Lucky they had one lying around right when the kid needed a brain transplant.
* BrokenAesop: In the movie, Jimmy is portrayed as being selfish and unfaithful to his friends when he spends more time with his cartooning career than with Craig. All well and good, but nobody seemed to care that [[JerkAss Craig was pretty much treating Jimmy like dirt throughout the story, and constantly using him as a lackey so he could get in with the popular kids.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: The plot gets set in motion after Jimmy agrees to letting the toons help him stick up for himself, in return for making them famous again.
* ExtremeDoormat: Jimmy at the start, the purpose of the movie was to show him breaking out of this.
--> '''Tux:''' Wow, Jimmy, you might as well change your name to "Mat" cuz you're getting walked all over.
* HairReboot: Despite having brain surgery, Jimmy's hair is perfectly intact.
* InspiredBy: The whole "brain hidden in the theme park" thing was based on an almost forgotten rumor which involved Creator/WaltDisney's brain being taken out after he died and hidden in the Matterhorn at Disney World.
* JerkAss: Both [[ItsAllAboutMe Craig and Golly]] start out like this. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold They get better later]].
* RescueRomance/ ChainedToARailway: Happens both in animated form with Golly and Dolly at the beginning of the film, and later done near the end with Jimmy and Robin.
* SynchroVox: Used briefly.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Lampshaded. Jimmy at first mistakes Dolly for a second Golly before he notices her bow.
* YouFailBiologyForever: Let's just say that a brain transplant is not only possible but can also be performed by just any doctor. After his entire brain has been removed from his noggin and replaced with a completely different brain, Jimmy retains his memories, his personality, his motor skills, and his sanity (well, most of it). For this to be even remotely possible, this donor would have to be exactly like Jimmy in every way except for hallucinating cartoon characters.
** {{Hand Wave}}d in intentionally implausible fashion by claiming they managed to save his memory and personality glands.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: A kid gets a brain transplant and ends up seeing cartoons in his head, and he apparently doesn't ''at least'' get some serious psychiatric treatment?

!!The show contains examples of:

* ArtShift: A few episodes had Jimmy completely going into the cartoon world briefly to solve a problem.
* BlackBestFriend: See RaceLift below.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Jimmy's parents.
* CompanionCube: Mittens, the bag of cash.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Despite being a MadScientist, Sonny evidently needs his father's brain to take over the world rather than simply use his other inventions.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Golly first briefly appeared in a Film/SpaceJam-inspired poster in the TV movie [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeforImaginaryFriends Good Wilt Hunting]]
* [[strike:Eighties]] [[EightiesHair Aughties Hair]]: Jimmy. Justified since kids actually have hair like that.
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: The fact that Yancey is an alien is rarely brought up by anyone other than herself.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Tux.
* FreakyFridayFlip: One of many Sonny's insane plots. As a result, he gets to switch with Jimmy's body, Robin is switched with her piano teacher, and Jimmy's dad trades places with a parakeet.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Tux's speciality.
* LaughTrack
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: All the characters Jimmy sees are parodies of the classic [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] characters. Golly and Dolly Gopher are Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Crocco the Alligator is Goofy, Tux is perhaps supposed to be Donald Duck, and Prickles and Pickles are... WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry, maybe?
** Which is bizarre because Cartoon Network owns the last two. It was probably done for consistency(there's also the fact that T&J are MGM).
* MadScientist: Sonny Appleday, Milt Appleday's evil son.
* MrAltDisney: Milt Appleday, Sonny's father.
* NonindicativeName: Crocco is actually an alligator.
* OnlySaneMan: Yancey
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Yancey dates one who isn't that aggressive (or frightening) as werewolf lore states.
* RaceLift: Craig and Robin were changed from Asian to African-American.
** Specifically, from Japanese-played-by-Chinese.
* RogerRabbitEffect
* RubberForeheadAliens: Yancey, who is green and has antennae.
* ShoutOut: It lasted long enough in Canada to have an episode that has Golly briefly appearing with his own [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Lagann]] unit.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Golly and, to a lesser extent, the other toons.
* TomboyishName: Yancey, an AlwaysMale name. Also she's a space alien.
** It was probably a (poor) attempt at making an alien version of the name Nancey.
* TooDumbToLive: Basically everyone except the [[OnlySaneMan only sane people]] Jimmy and Yancy.
--> '''Sonny''': "Never buy a monitor from a fruit stand."
* ToonTown: The world inside Milt Appleday's childhood drawings, as seen in the HalloweenSpecial.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Even worse than the movie; all that was mentioned for this trope above is still the case, plus the main character has an alien sister. There's also the [[CasualInterstellarTravel casual lunar travel]].
* XMeetsY: The shows premise can be summed up as ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' meets ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell''.
** And the whole "I can see cartoons" schitck seems like ''Film/DropDeadFred'' meets ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.