From CTNow. Go ahead.
May 7, 2004
By JAMES ENDRST, Teens@ctnow.com
Picture this: It's summer vacation time and it's Friday night. You feel like seeing a movie. The problem is you already spent most of your allowance at the mall or the beach and you don't feel like asking your parents for more money or a ride to the local theater.
What do you do?
Well, how about the "Nicktoons Summer Film Festival: Movies at Your House"?
From June 11 through August 6, Nickelodeon will roll out all-new animated films Friday nights at 8 based on their hit series "As Told by Ginger," "Rocket Power," "The Fairly Oddparents," "All Grown Up," "ChalkZone" and "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius." And if you missed it in theaters, they've thrown in the Nick TV debut of "The Rugrats Movie," too.
Here's what to look for and when:
AS TOLD BY GINGER: (June 11 from 8-9 p.m.) Ginger (Melissa Disney) is all stressed out over graduation in "No Turning Back." As if leaving a major part of her kid world behind isn't hard enough, Ginger is also scheduled to speak at the Lucky Junior High graduation ceremonies. That's when her normally absent father, Jonas, saves the day.
THE RUGRATS MOVIE: (June 18 from 8-9:30 p.m.) OK, so the movie is six years old already. But you know 'em, you love 'em, so it's a good bet there will be more than a few friends and grownups back for a visit with the Pickles family as they welcome baby Dylan into the world.
THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: (July 2 from 8-9 p.m.) In this special debut of Timmy Turner's favorite TV show, "Crash Nebula," Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda tune in as 14-year-old Sprig Speevak is seen leaving his parents' farm for the intergalactic academy where he will get an education in how to be a real live space hero.
THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS: (July 9 from 8-9 p.m.) Tim Allen is the guest voice of Meldar, an alien game show host in the special edition "Win, Lose and Kaboom!" along with Alyssa Milano as April, an alien girl from a race of warriors facing off with Jimmy in a game show called "Intergalactic Showdown." It all starts when a rock from outer space falls to Earth and Jimmy decides to return a message to the senders.
ROCKET POWER: (July 16 from 8-9:30 p.m.) Welcome to "The Island of the Menehune" and a surfside blast in Hawaii with the Rocket Power bunch. Though everybody's thinking vacation, Ray's romance with Tito's cousin Noelani creates some waves with Reggie and Otto.
THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: (July 23 from 8-9:30 p.m.) Big-time movie guy Alec Baldwin is the guest voice as a grown-up Timmy Turner. In "Channel Chasers," as young Timmy makes a wish, dreaming of a magic remote control that he can use to travel through television. But as the saying goes: Be careful what you wish for Turns out there's a major downside to the dream because the remote is in control of a lot more than Timmy wants. In a nightmarish, adult Timmy world Vicky is the one in charge, which means Timmy will have to save the world.
ALL GROWN UP: (July 30 from 8-9 p.m.) Brrrrr. Get ready for a chilling story in "Interview with a Campfire" as kids and parents head for Camp Everwood, a mountain resort where a counselor puts on a really big show - an original, musical production of "Westward, No!" starring Angelica, Susie and Howard. Tommy, Dil and Chuckie, meanwhile, are on a mission to find out for sure whether the camp is haunted.
CHALKZONE: (August 6 from 8-9 p.m.) Nick is calling this one "The Big Blow Up" and the action takes place in the Forbidden Zone of the Mumbo Jumbo Jungle as Rudy opens up an ancient temple and accidentally unleashes a terrible disease into ChalkZone called Balloonemia. Ewww. The symptoms? The afflicted don't come down with Balloonemia, they go up with it turning into Thanksgiving Day parade balloons that puff up until they pop.