First Look: Jason Alexander and Cheryl Hines in Makeup for Nickelodeon’s Live-Action A Fairly OddParents Movie
Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Last week we posted the first trailer from the Live-action/CG hybrid Yogi Bear movie, today we bring you a first look at another television cartoon to live-action film adaptation. Nickelodeon is apparently making a live-action movie adaptation of the popular television cartoon series The Fairly OddParents. The movie titled A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow up Timmy Turner stars Jason Alexander and Cheryl Hines. After the jump you can see a first look at Alexander and Hines in make-up (complete with colored wacky hairdo) for the production.
The movie centers on Timmy Turner (portrayed by Drake Bell), but unlike the series, Timmy is no longer a 10-year-old boy — he is 23, still lives at home, and still attends the 5th grade. Timmy’s arrested development stems from his desire to keep his beloved fairy godparents, Cosmo (Daran Norris as his animated form and Jason Alexander as his live-action form) and Wanda (Susanne Blakeslee as her animated form and Cheryl Hines as her live-action form), because “Da Rules” dictates that godchildren lose their fairies when they grow up. But when Tootie (Daniella Monet), a formerly nerdy girl who’s always had a crush on Timmy, returns to town as a gorgeous grown-up, Timmy finds himself having very adult feelings for her. He must decide whether to grow up and be with the woman he now loves, or continue acting like a child to keep the fairy godparents he adores. In the meantime, Hugh J. Magnate (Steven Weber), a larger-than-life oil tycoon, turns his attention to capturing Timmy’s fairies and using their power to fuel his maniacal ambition.
The film is a straight-to-television production likely to air on Nickelodeon sometime in 2011.