Children of the early 2000s unite! “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” was brought to life once again on LA Comic Con’s main stage this weekend. The hit Nickelodeon series was being honored for having recently celebrated its 15th Anniversary.
Guests for this special reunion panel included voice actors Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron), Rob Paulsen (Carl Wheezer), Carolyn Lawrence (Cindy Vortex), Megan Cavanagh (Judy Neutron), Candi Milo (Nick Dean), and Jeff Garcia (Sheen Estevez). Moderating the panel was voice actor Mark DeCarlo, who voiced Jimmy’s father, Hugh Neutron, in the series.
The cast shared their favorite lines from the series in the voices of their characters, as well as stories from behind the scenes. It was revealed that “Jimmy Neutron” had been recorded collectively with every cast member present as opposed to separate recordings, which is standard for most animated shows.
When the cast began to take questions from the audience, one cast member asked who was the smarter Boy Genius, Jimmy or Dexter (from the Cartoon Network series “Dexter’s Laboratory”). This resulted in a hilarious banter of the minds between Debi Derryberry (as Jimmy) and Candi Milo (as Dexter). A few fans even requested some of their favorite lines from the series be quoted by the actors in character. One fan in particular requested if DeCarlo could sing his character Hugh’s famous “Donut Boy” song from the classic season 3 episode, “Lights! Camera! Danger!”. DeCarlo gladly obliged.
As the panel drew to a close, DeCarlo and Derryberry informed the audience of an online petition currently circulating to bring the series back for a revival. The petition has currently reached over 5,000 signatures and can be found at https://www.change.org/p/nickelodeon-renew-the-adventures-of-jimmy-neutron-boy-genius-for-another-season