hit animated comedy series, THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS, gets its own world premiere, 90-minute telemovie, ABRA-CATASTROPHE, airing July 12, 2003 at 8:00 pm. The movie repeats on Nickelodeon July 13 at 4:00 pm.
Created by Butch Hartman, the hit series on Nick features a powerless kid, Timmy (Tara Strong), who figures he finally has the upper hand when fairy godparents Cosmo (Daran Norris) and Wanda (Susan Blakeslee) appear unexpectedly on the scene. Fairy godparents help kids in need. They constantly practice their craft on him and delight in playfully punishing his babysitting nemesis, 16-year-old Vicky (Grey Delisle), who turns mean as a snake the second Timmys parents leave.
In the movie, it's Timmy Turners one-year anniversary of enjoying Cosmo and Wanda as his fairy godparents a huge cause for celebration in fairydom. As a special anniversary gift, Timmy receives a magic muffin, which allows him a rule-free wish. In the spirit of the credo, "Be Careful What You Wish For," his wish goes awry, he loses the magic muffin and the world changes completely. He loses his fairy godparents to a bunch of monkeys. Worse yet, his teacher, Mr. Crocker, gets the muffin to capture a fairy, and uses the magic to rule the world. The 10-year-old kid with a pink hat must save the Earth from the chaos unleashed by the muffin.
"This story of a magic muffin that turns the world upside down and inside out is easily one of the most action-packed adventures in Nicktoons history. I cant wait for kids to see this. It will make them love THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS more than they already do," said Cyma Zarghami, evp/gm of Nickelodeon.
"ABRA-CATASTROPHE is just the latest in a string of successes for Butch Hartman. I'm honored to have worked with Butch for 11 years now, and to have nurtured his great talent on the original FAIRLY ODDPARENTS shorts on the Nickelodeon series, OH YEAH! CARTOONS!," said Fred Seibert, exec producer of THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS and president of Frederator Studios.
The Nicktoons Studio in Burbank, California, produced the bright, bold graphic style of animation. THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS popularity has soared among kids and adults since making its debut in March 2001, and is also a solid hit among teens and adults, who make up a third of its 3.7 million-viewer audience each week.
Series creator Butch Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on AN AMERICAN TAIL. He directed cartoons and created his own shorts for WHAT A CARTOON!, and also wrote and directed episodes of DEXTERS LABORATORY, COW & CHICKEN and JOHNNY BRAVO. Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the OH YEAH! CARTOONS! series, including THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS.
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