[[caption-width-right:350:Not seeing is believing.]]

->''"[[{{Invocation}} I'm going ghost]]!"''
-->'''-- [[SuperHero Danny Fenton[=/=]Danny Phantom]]'''

''Danny Phantom'' is an animated {{Superhero}} series on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} by Creator/ButchHartman, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', (2001-2017). It is the 19th [[Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} Nicktoon]].

The series revolves around the adventures of [[KidHero 14-year-old]] Danny Fenton, the son of professional ghost hunters. ([[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} No]], [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters not]] [[WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters those]]. [[WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters Or those]].) While generally less than competent, their engineering skill is phenomenal, leading to inventions such as the [[WeirdScience Fenton Portal]], a machine that opens up a path to the "[[PhantomZone Ghost Zone]]", an odd kind of afterlife where, like in its [[{{pun}} spiritual predecessor]], [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts are both beings of the dead and creatures originally from that other dimension]]. Danny explores the portal and [[FreakLabAccident accidentally activates it]], [[TechnoBabble imbuing his molecular structure with ectoplasmic energy]].

Now with a set of formidable ghost powers, Danny eventually decides to use them to protect humanity from various spectral threats. Unfortunately, since most of the town (including his own parents) fears and hates ghosts, Danny has to keep his Danny Phantom identity and his ghost powers secret. Fortunately, his best friends, Sam and Tucker (and his sister, who [[SecretSecretKeeper quietly knows Danny's secret]] as well), are his constant companions, who give him vital practical and emotional support in his self-appointed role.

Despite the comical tone, this series is a surprisingly [[ContinuityNod well-conceived]] and [[StoryArc endearing narrative]] of a boy [[CallToAdventure growing into his true calling]] while the world gradually comes to accept him, much like ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' at that franchise's best.

Before reaching halfway through the second season, Creator/ButchHartman announced the [[ExecutiveMeddling decision made by Nickelodeon]] to cancel the production of the show, making it 53 episodes in three seasons. Dedicated fans [[SendingStuffToSaveTheShow orchestrated various petitions and small organizations to overturn the decision]], but, despite these protests, the production of ''Danny Phantom'' finished in February 2007, with no plans for future episodes after 53. However, the series had enough lead time to create a GrandFinale... [[BrokenBase with mixed results]]. Needless to say, it still has a following wanting a show revival, including Hartman, who has ever so often said that he has been into looking different options for a possible revival, though his departure from Nickelodeon in February 2018 has made the prospects of this happening more uncertain than ever.

The complete first season was released on DVD on September 13th, 2011 by Creator/ShoutFactory, the first part of Season 2 released on April 3, 2012, with the second part released on August 28, and Season 3 on October 14, 2014. For those going for the Full Monty, however, [[http://www.amazon.com/Danny-Phantom-The-Complete-Series/dp/B00FMGPVCO a complete series DVD was released on January 28th, 2014]].

On February 21st, 2017, Nickelodeon released a [[https://youtu.be/B8I8vhGHC2E three minute short]] that features ''Danny Phantom'', ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'', ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'', and ''WesternAnimation/BunsenIsABeast''.

Now has a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/DannyPhantom Best Episode Crowner]].

!!Tropes that apply to the following movies go to their designated pages:
* ''WesternAnimation/ReignStorm''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheUltimateEnemy''
* ''WesternAnimation/RealityTrip''
* ''WesternAnimation/PhantomPlanet''
!!This series contains examples of:
* DannyPhantom/TropesAToG
* DannyPhantom/TropesHToP
* DannyPhantom/TropesQToZ
->''"[[MangledCatchPhrase I'm... going... to become... ghostly!]]"''