Out of Jimmy's Head (Lost Cartoon Network Series; 2007-2008)
Out of Jimmy's Head was a live action/animated show that aired on Cartoon Network from 2007-2008, which is based off the live action/animated television film titled Re-Animated.
The film Re-Animated is about 7th grader Jimmy Roberts (Dominic Janes) getting the brain of famed cartoonist Milt Appleday (Fred Willard), after being hit by a train. After he receives the brain, Jimmy can see all of Milt's famous creations including Golly Gopher (Paul Reubens in the movie; Carlos Alazraqui in the show), Dolly Gopher (Ellen Greene), Tux the Penguin (Tom Kenny), Crocco the Alligator (Brian Posehn), and the two mute characters Pickles and Prickles. Meanwhile, Milt's son, Sonny Appleday (Matt Knudsen), wants to steal the brain from Jimmy so that he can become as successful as his father and take over the world. There is also Jimmy's best friend Craig (Micah Karns in the movie; Jon Ethridge in the show), Jimmy's crush Robin (Eunice Cho in the movie; Tinashe Kachingwe in the show), Jimmy's parents (Bill Dwyer and Rachel Quaintance), and Jimmy's adopted sister from space Yancy (Rhea Lando).
The movie aired on Cartoon Network on December 8, 2006, and was released on DVD on September 11, 2007. On September 14, 2007, OOJH premiered on Cartoon Network. Out Of Jimmy's Head continues the story of Re-Animated, with Jimmy still having Milt's brain, and Sonny trying to steal it.
Both the film and the show were panned by critics and viewers. Many CN fans complained about a live action show airing on Cartoon Network. There were also other problems during the run of the series. Out of Jimmy's Head was the only series on the network to be affected by the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike, which lead to a hiatus and the series adding a laugh track starting in episode 8. Another problem was that Cartoon Network advertised the series as the first live action series on Cartoon Network. However, Space Ghost Coast to Coast holds that title, having been aired in 1994. Eventually, Out of Jimmy's Head was cancelled on May 29, 2008.
Likely due to the unpopularity of the show, many of the episodes were not saved. Only the first three episodes of the series were ever released on a region-free DVD in the UK. The 3 episodes can be found here.The majority of the series' episodes are available online dubbed into Romanian, where it is known as Din Mintea Lui Jimmy (From the Mind Of Jimmy). These episodes are available here.
An emmy DVD, created for the purpose of review for a potential award, has surfaced supposedly containing the lost episode Sick Day. A DVDrip of the episode can be found here.
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|8||Skate Night||FOUND DUBBED|
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