Examining the inventions that led to the electrical, the transport and the communication revolutions that shaped the modern world.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Genius of Invention - The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Netflix
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is a spin-off of the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. It originally aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons beginning July 20, 2002, and the final episode aired on November 25, 2006. A spin-off of the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the show follows a genius 10-year-old from Retroville, James ‘Jimmy’ Isaac Neutron, as he goes on adventures with his friends Carl Wheezer and Sheen Estevez. Throughout the show, various mishaps and conflicts occur on these adventures, as Jimmy’s various inventions go awry. The series features voices of Debi Derryberry (Jimmy), Jeffrey Garcia (Sheen), and Rob Paulsen (Carl) for the three main characters. The series has been the recipient of various nominations such as Kid’s Choice “Favorite Cartoon” in 2006 and 2007, and has won an Annie award for "outstanding achievement in animated television production produced for children” as well as a Motion Picture Sound Editors “Golden Reel award”. The show ended in 2006, a spin-off was produced known as Planet Sheen.
The Genius of Invention - Development - Netflix
John A. Davis created Jimmy (then named Johnny Quasar) sometime during the 1980s and wrote a script titled Runaway Rocketboy (later the name of the pilot), which was abandoned. He later stumbled upon the idea while moving into a new house in the early 1990s. He re-worked it as a short film titled Johnny Quasar and presented it at SIGGRAPH, where he met Steve Oedekerk and worked on a television series of the short as well as the movie. Jimmy was still called Johnny Quasar before it was decided to name him Jimmy Neutron because “Johnny Quasar” sounded too similar to Jonny Quest.
The Genius of Invention - References - Netflix