Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a 2001 computer-animated film based on a few five-minute animated shorts shown on Nickelodeon between the years 1999-2002. The television series was supposed to begin before the release of the film in 2000, but since there was not enough time, the animated shorts were created. The film was produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies with O Entertainment and DNA Productions. It was produced using off-the-shelf software (messiah:studio and LightWave 6) by O Entertainment.A first spin-off TV series,Little Jimmy Neutron is a precocious genius trapped in the body of a kid. Jimmy's classmates make fun of his inventions, and his own parents are oblivious to the magnitude of his creativity. But when aliens kidnap all the adults in his hometown, he's the only one with a plan to get them back.