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[[caption-width-right:350: [-The movie poster, complete with VFormationTeamShot, EvilOverlooker, and DreamworksFace.-] ]]

The predecessor to Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} [[AllCGICartoon CGI series]] ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', this 2001 movie was originally going to be simply a pilot episode for the series. Instead, the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} executives were so impressed they gave it funding for cinematic release.

Ten-year-old boy genius Jimmy Neutron has an IQ of 210. He invents rockets in his spare time, for launching satellites to communicate with alien races. (Of course.) Jimmy also has a robotic dog called Goddard that can do [[DoAnythingRobot pretty much anything]], a disproportionately large head and [[AnimeHair a strange hairdo]] - a fact constantly brought to the surface by his rival, Cindy Vortex. He's just living his ordinary life (get up, get his robot to do his hair for him, travel to school via gum that turns into a transportation bubble, show off his shrink ray in Show And Tell, etc.) when the communication satellite he launched at the beginning of the movie is intercepted by some egg-shaped aliens named 'The Yolkians'. (The King is voiced by Creator/PatrickStewart, and his brother/comic sidekick Ooblar is voiced by Martin Short.)

[[Characters/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron Character Sheet]] is here if wanted, but be warned - there are multiple spoilers for the series itself in there.
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!!This movie provides examples of:
* AcademicAlphaBitch: Cindy.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: When Judy accidentally drinks a beverage that causes her to belch endlessly, she at first is angry at Jimmy, but soon after finds herself laughing at the situation.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: A lot of girls, especially Cindy, have a crush on Nick for this reason.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: Nick Deen when he sees the BigBad for the first time.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Poultra, the Yolkian god, is a 50-foot ''chicken''.
* {{Adorkable}}: Jimmy
* AdultsAreUseless: Taken to its literal extreme, ThereAreNoAdults, in the movie, when the entire grown-up population of Retroville is kidnapped by aliens.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The Yolkians.
* AllCGICartoon: Notable for being the first film and series animated entirely with over-the-counter programs.
* AnAesop:
** Your parents love you and they always want what's best for you. Listen to them.
** Don't talk to strangers.
** {{Be careful what you wish for}}.
* AnimeHair: Jimmy's. This is lampshaded pretty regularly.
* {{Area 51}}: Appeared in the movie.
* APlanetNamedZok: Yolkus, home of the Yolkians.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Played straight in the movie, Lampshaded in the series.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The wish to get rid of all parents comes back to bite the kids after one day.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Jimmy and Cindy.
* BlackBestFriend: Libby to Cindy.
* BrickJoke: Burping Soda. In the beginning of the film, it's part of Jimmy's invention displays. It comes back in the last scene.
* BumblingDad: Hugh.
* CastingGag: Patrick Stewart and Martin Short are in this film as Goobot and Ooblar respectively. They had previously starred together in ''The Prince Of Egypt'' three years before.
* CatchPhrase: Jimmy - "Gotta blast!"
* ChekhovsBoomerang: The Shrink Ray.
* ChekhovsGag: Carl's gaffe during show and tell comes back as significant in the Yolkus arena when Carl blinds one of the aliens with his inhaler and the alien crashes into a wall.
* ChekhovsGun:
** Jimmy's blast gun, used in one of the early scenes by Jimmy to fire at an invention that makes his bed for him, is later used by one of the kids in the climax to take out one of the aliens.
** Purple Flurp.
** Many of the rides at Retroland.
** As described above, Carl's inhaler.
** The toaster.
* ChekhovsSkill: Goddard playing dead ([[spoiler:when told to play dead, he detonates in a small explosion before reassembling himself]]).
* ComicTrio: Jimmy, Sheen, and Carl.
* DeathGlare: Jimmy to Goobot after Goobot mocks Jimmy's size. Happens twice. [[spoiler:The second time it happens, Jimmy's the size of a planet and Goobot's ship nearly crashes into him.]]
* DoAnythingRobot: Goddard.
* DuelingMovies: With ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' (Though they didn't compete with each other- ''School's Out'' had already been released on video)
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Cindy's hair; pigtails in the movie, ponytail in the series that came after. All the kids had different character designs. Jimmy wore shorts and loafers instead of sneakers and jeans, Carl wore suspenders, and Sheen had collars on the end of his sleeves. Goddard talks while giving Jimmy options.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Jimmy realises mid-sentence that Judy won't let him go to Retroland.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: As the kids in their rockets see the sun before the meteor shower, Jimmy and Cindy briefly share a smile before each of them turn away.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While watching Jimmy's message, Ooblar absentmindedly munches on the piece of toast he had enthusiastically greeted earlier in the scene, getting a rather disturbed look from King Goobot in the process.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Jimmy's whole puberty talk with Carl on how one day they'll have to start liking girls against their will.
** Of course we know what the [[{{Hell}} theme]] for the ride "Bat Out of '''Heck"''' is going to be.
** "I'm ''peeing'' in the shower!"
* GirlsHaveCooties: Jimmy, Sheen, and Carl all exhibit this sentiment from time to time. Especially Jimmy, who engineers a man-eating plant to target girls with pigtails.
* GoneHorriblyRight: All Jimmy wanted to do at the start of the film was to make contact with an advanced alien civilisation. [[spoiler: He succeeded, all right. Turned out the aliens picked up the satellite and abducted the parents in Retroville to use them as sacrifices for Poultra. Oops.]]
* GoodBadBugs: [[{{In-universe}} Goddard's "Play Dead" mode]], which is a SelfDestructMechanism. Although fixing that was on Jimmy's to-do list, he decided to "make that bug a feature" after it helped [[spoiler:bust the kids out of the dungeon]].
* JerkAss: Nick.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Cindy.
* KickTheDog: In his opening scene, King Goobot devours an adorable alien. In his second scene, he gets a BadBoss moment.
** Ooblar later tries to do the same to Goddard. He fails miserably.
* LargeHam: Both King Goobot and Ooblar have their moments. "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny HELLO, TOAST!]]"
** I guess you could say the entire race is a bunch of [[IncrediblyLamePun Ham and Eggs?]]
* MeaningfulEcho: "Now, you gotta admit, ''that'' is pretty cool."
* MeaningfulName: James 'Jimmy' Isaac Neutron is not surprisingly, interested in science.
** Sheen Estevez; a ShoutOut to Martin/Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez.
** Not to mention Retroville. Even the science fiction aspects of the movie have a RaygunGothic feel.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Ooblar.
* MissingMom: Sheen. WordOfGod says his mother died when he was young - they don't say her cause of death, however.
** Fits also with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Sheen's mom is clearly present in the end scene with Sheen's dad. His dad also displays a very different attitude from his few appearances later in the series (he's much... more fatherly than he later was shown to be.) She just suffered ChuckCunninghamSyndrome that was retroactively remade into her having died when Sheen was little.
* MissingTrailerScene: Pretty much everything in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmLoVgbJhk8 the teaser]]. Justified, as a lot of it is very early test footage. Most of the scenes got recycled for smaller shorts that premiered during commercial breaks on Nickelodeon around the time the film came out.
* NerdsAreInnocent: Jimmy is a child prodigy who loves and excels at science...and still believes in cooties.
** Carl fits this too. He's a timid, sensitive SicklyNeuroticGeek.
* NewscasterCameo: A variant: ''Series/EntertainmentTonight'' hosts Bob Goen and Mary Hart voice "Yolkian Tonight" anchors, commenting on the sacrifices to Poultra.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Jimmy sending the aliens information about Earth against his parents' orders is a very bad idea.]]
* OhCrap: A fair bit of it.
** Jimmy gets one after his rocket sets the curtains on fire.
** He also gets one later [[spoiler:after his satellite is picked up and the aliens find out about the parents from it. Oops.]]
** Jimmy, Carl and Sheen get one on the Bat Outta Heck! ride at Retroland before plummeting into darkness.
** Jimmy and Carl when confronted about the missing parents (with flaming torches, for Pete's sake!). Carl's reaction is very funny.
** Nick gets quite a funny one in the arena after Poultra's eyes hatch out of the egg.
** Goobot gets one after [[spoiler:Jimmy uses The Shrink Ray on himself to make himself the size of a planet.]]
* ParentsInDistress
* PetTheDog: Rather than being condescending, Jimmy is very nice to the rather dopey Carl and nerdy Sheen, not being a wet blanket when Carl shows him a picture of a frog or talks about wishing on a star.
** Also, Cindy giving Jimmy advice after all the kids are angry at him [[NiceJobBreakingItHero because he caused their parents to get kidnapped.]]
* PunnyName: Ms. Fowl has a few bird-like attributes
* RealityEnsues: At first, all the kids of Retroville are thrilled that there are no parents around to enforce the rules and party like there was no tomorrow, but by the following day, everyone soon starts to realize just how much they need their parents to support their lives and care for them, when injuries, stomachaches and other problems start to arise, with kids starting to run around crying for their parents.
* RetroUniverse: Retroville.
* RobotBuddy: Goddard.
* SassyBlackWoman: Libby.
* SchmuckBait
* ScienceHero: Jimmy, who solves the problems his inventions create.
* ScienceInGenreOnly
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale
* SelfDestructMechanism: Goddard has one, though he can reassemble himself.
* SequelHook: Odd version used in one of the audio tracks. ''Leave it Up to Me'' includes half a verse about it, complete with the rather blatant lyrics:
--> '''Aaron Carter:''' "Big people listen up, relax now, we're equal; and if the money's right then we might make a sequel."
** Well they did make a MadeForTVMovie sequel so...
* ShoutOut:
** Nick describes ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' to the rest of the kids at the camp on the asteroid.
** The first thing Jimmy does in his alien transmission is the [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcan salute]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3F5SHvkERQ The second trailer's opening]] is a huge one to ''Film/TopGun'', down to using "Danger Zone".
** During 2007, Nickelodeon aired a special version of the movie, with Jimmy, Sheen, and Carl riffing on the movie as an extended reference to [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]], complete with "Shadowrama" versions of the cast.
* SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay
* {{Tsundere}}: Cindy. In the original movie she explains that she only became one to Jimmy, because she was jealous of his better grades and hated his tendency to show off his intelligence on every given occasion.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Averted, Retroville is in Texas.
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