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Out of Jimmy's Head is a live action/animation spin off series of the movie Re-Animated that first premiered on September 14, 2007. However, due to bad ratings, viewer backlash, and the Writer's Guild of America Strike of 2007, the show was cancelled on May 29, 2008 with only 20 episodes under its belt.

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Plot Edit

The show takes place after the events of Re-Animated that resulted in a kid named Jimmy Roberts receiving the brain of legenday animator Milt Appleday after an accident with a theme park train. This also resulted in Jimmy seeing the cartoons that Milt had created. This show focuses on Jimmy and his friends named Robin and Craig and their adventures at school while coping with the fact that he can see cartoon characters while others can't.

Cast Edit

Main cast Edit

  • Dominic Janes as Jimmy Roberts
  • Tinashe Kachingwe as Robin Wheeler
  • Bil Dwyer as Ken Roberts
  • Jon Kent Ethridge II as Craig Wheeler
  • Rhea Lando as Yancy Roberts
  • Matt Knudsen as Sonny Appleday
  • Carlos Alazraqui as the voice of Golly Gopher
  • Ellen Greene as the voice of Dolly Gopher
  • Tom Kenny as the voice of Tux the Penguin
  • Brian Posehn as the voice of Crocco the Alligator

Recurring Cast Edit

  • Rachel Quaintance as Louisa Roberts
  • Jonina Gable as Becky
  • Christian Vandal as Logan
  • Austin Rogers as Animal Loving Kevin
  • Terrence Hardy, Jr. as Easily Excited Kid
  • Caden Michael Gray as Crazy Jake
  • Katelin Petersen as Hildy Jeffries
  • Nicole Smolen as Young Yancy
  • Nolan Gould as Young Jimmy
  • Ryan Eggold as Mike Werewolfowitz

Episodes Edit

Pilot Edit

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
Pilot "Re-Animated" Bruce Hurwit Tim McKeon and Adam Pava December 8, 2006
Jimmy Roberts, a 12-year-old boy, requires a brain transplant after a tragic accident in Gollyworld. Not only is he granted a new life, but his new brain allows him to see cartoon characters in real life.First appearance of: Jimmy Roberts, Robin, Sonny and Craig.

TV series Edit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Talent Show" Sean McNamara Tim McKeon and Adam Pava September 14, 2007
Jimmy offends Tux after he refuses to use the penguin's jokes in a school talent show.Guest Stars: Courtney Hope as Humorless Teen Girl, and John Bliss as Gramps
2 "Friends" Sean McNamara Tim McKeon and Adam Pava September 21, 2007
An evil principal obsessed with spitballs drives a wedge between Jimmy and Craig's friendship, and threatens to kick Robin out of school. Meanwhile, Crocco shocks Golly when he tells him he's not his best friend.

Guest Stars: Becky Thyre as Principal Fairplay, and George Frangides as The JanitorAbsent: Matt Knudsen as Sonny Appleday, and Rhea Lando as Yancy Roberts

3 "Sleepover" Jonathan Judge Tim McKeon and Adam Pava September 28, 2007
Yancy holds a boy-bashing sleepover, which upsets Jimmy after Robin shows up. Elsewhere, Jimmy's dad takes a space joyride and Dolly loses touch with her feminine side.Guest Stars: Jenn Shagrin as Humorless Teen Girl, and Courtney Hope as Angry Teen Girl
4 "Mascot" Jonathan Winfrey Tim McKeon and Adam Pava October 5, 2007
Jimmy becomes the school mascot by assuming Crocco's look, but it soon changes his behavior. Elsewhere, Yancy spends a day at work with her mother.Guest Stars: Amy Tolsky as Coach, and Shop 'til You Drop‍ '​s Pat Finn as Daryl
5 "Ghosts" Gregory Hobson Tom Martin October 12, 2007
In the Halloween-themed episode Jimmy thinks he sees ghosts in an attic classroom, which Craig spots as a moneymaking opportunity. Elsewhere, Sonny hatches a new plan to get into Jimmy's brain.

Note: This episode was aired in 3-D.Guest Stars: David Reynolds as Frankenstein's Monster, Jane Sibbett as Ms. Shank, Irene Roseen as Carol Ann, Grey DeLisle as Ghost Mouth/Misshapen Moose, and Katelin Petersen as Hildy Jeffries

6 "Sick Day" Jonathan Judge Kevin Seccia November 2, 2007
Jimmy and Robin skip school to ride a rollercoaster. Also, Sonny creates a robot version of Jimmy.Guest Star: Adam Conway as Jimbotron
7 "Bully" Savage Steve Holland Tim McKeon and Adam Pava November 9, 2007
A bully with a secret lair targets Jimmy and tries to steal Robin. Elsewhere, Sonny snatches a baseball player's brain.Guest Stars: Annie O'Donnell as CKW's Mom, Adam Cagley as Sergei, E.J. Callahan as CKW's Dad, Reed Alexander as C. Kingsley Weatherhead, and Michael Cornaccia as Junior
8 "Skate Night" Savage Steve Holland Tim McKeon and Adam Pava November 16, 2007
Dolly teaches Jimmy to skate on a cartoon island and Sonny gets a new job.

Note: This was the first episode with a laugh track.Guest Stars: Shadoe Stevens from the John Davidson Version of Hollywood Squares as D.J. Cashew, Tom Kenny as Animated Logan Ogre, and Aviva as Employee Emily

9 "Soda" Jonathan Winfrey Sarah Peters November 30, 2007
A reporter for the school newspaper does a story on Jimmy, but she's secretly investigating Craig and his bootleg soda operation. Elsewhere, Yancy gives Sonny romantic advice.Guest Stars: Kieran Newton as The Editor, Katelin Petersen as Hildy Jeffries, and Mary Birdsong as Cosima Von Darkness
10 "Detention" Jim Drake Kevin Seccia and Sarah Peters December 7, 2007
Jimmy and Craig have to get out of detention to prevent Robin from finding out Jimmy's most embarrassing secret.Guest Stars: Eve Brent as Rita, and Helen Slayton-Hughes as Doris
11 "Ambush" Sean McNamara Conrad Klein December 14, 2007
After Robin blames Jimmy for ruining her rock opera, she looks for revenge during the school's annual game of Ambush.Guest Stars: Carlos Alazraqui as Officer Akita, and Charlie Stewart as Zeus
12 "Cartoons Drive" Sean McNamara Michael Yank February 18, 2008
Jimmy helps Robin with her campaign for school president, but when she refuses to use his plan to save the old school parking lot tree, he decides to run against her. Meanwhile, Golly, Dolly, Crocco and Tux accidentally release Jimmy's most embarrassing memories inside his brain.

Guest Stars: Carlos Alazraqui as Memory 1, Brian Posehn as Memory 2, and Tom Kenny as Memory 3Absent: Jon Kent Ethridge II as Craig Wheeler

13 "Outdoors" March 7, 2008
Jimmy goes into the wilderness with a cartoon owl to verify his dad's accomplishments.Guest Stars: Michael Pataki as Hoots Burly, Nicole Smolen as Young Yancy,Nolan Gould as Young Jimmy, and Dave Florek as Ranger Millican
14 "Craig Steals Dad" Sean McNamara March 14, 2008
Jimmy becomes wary of his dad's growing friendship with Craig. Elsewhere, Crocco and Yancy connect.Guest Stars: Gregg Binkley as Notary, Keith Diamond as Mr. Wheeler, and Sybil Azur as Mrs. Wheeler
15 "Stunt" March 21, 2008
Craig and Jimmy devise an over-the-top stunt in hopes of one-upping an Internet video star. Elsewhere, Robin works with Jimmy's dad.Guest Stars: Ryan Pinkston as Donny Ironsides, Jordi Caballero as Mexican Newscaster, Ryan Alvarez as Larry Wasserman, Patrick Warburton as Moonbounce #1, April Winchell as Moonbounce #2, Tabitha St. Germain as Moonbounce #3, and Charlie Adler as Moonbounce #4
16 "Princess" David Brookwell March 28, 2008
Jimmy is jealous when Robin has a date, so he makes a cartoon princess come to life as his own date. Sonny, meanwhile, decides to fill the princess' spot and learns what animated life is really like.Guest Stars: Austin Butler as Lance, Peter Marr as Prince Lochinvar, April Bowlby as Princess Gugulfa, Selwyn Miller as Troll, Rose Abdoo as Witch, Carlos Alazraqui as Pigeon, Tom Kenny as Squirrel, Brian Posehn as Foot, and Sean McNamara as King
17 "Movie" May 8, 2008
The boys make an alien-invasion movie and trick Yancy into the starring role. The plan backfires, however, when Yancy's extraterrestrial ex-boyfriend wants a part in the film as well.Guest Stars: Brian Posehn as Warthog, Tom Kenny as Doc/Female Gopher, Carlos Alazraqui as Female Tornado, Jenn Shagrin as Humorless Teen Girl, and Mitch Silpa as Durzagon
18 "Bad Fad" May 15, 2008
A stressed Jimmy regresses to childhood after falling in with an immature clique.

Note: Blake from Fried Dynamite guest stars in this episode.Guest Stars: Chloe Suazo as Undine, Sterling Knight as Brad, Blake Michael as Stop Light Kid, Atticus Shaffer as Aaron, Khamani Griffin as Cody, Tom Virtueas Main Judge, Carlos Alazraqui as Cruxie, Tom Kenny as Nuxie, and Brian Posehn as Luxie

19 "Out of Jimmy's Body" May 22, 2008
In order to take Robin to see a movie, Jimmy asks Sonny for help to make him look older. However, instead of making him look older, Sonny switches bodies with Jimmy so he can see the Appleday cartoons. Meanwhile, Jimmy's dad, a parrot, Robin and her piano teacher also switch bodies.Guest Star: Ellen Albertini Dow as Miss Plattner
20 "Lunch Tables" Bruce Hurwit Kenny Byerly May 29, 2008
In the Series Finale, Jimmy earns a spot at the cool kids' table. Elsewhere, Craig finds love and Dolly tries to accept less-popular cartoons.Guest Stars: Christopher David as Desperate Kid, Lil' Romeo as Himself,Patricia Belcher as Lunchlady Edna, and Tom Kenny as Getalong Gary

Awards and Nominations Edit

The program's cast won a combined Young Artist Award in 2008 for "Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series". The show was nominated at the same ceremony for "Best Family Television Series", and Tinashe Kachingwe and Caden Michael Gray were nominated for "Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress" and "Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor", respectively.

Reception Edit

Despite the award nominations listed above, this show received universally negative reviews from critics, Cartoon Network fans, and casual viewers. The shows currently holds a 2.3 average on IMDb and a 3.2 average on TV.com. The two main issues that the show suffers from are the focus on Jimmy, his friends, and their adventures at school and the cliche episode plots.

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