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Planet Sheen is an animated television series produced by Nickelodeon that premiered on October 2, 2010, and ran until February 15, 2013. The show is a spin-off of the popular American television series, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and follows the adventures of the eponymous character Sheen Estevez, voiced by Jeff Garcia.
The story follows Sheen after he accidentally blasts himself into outer space while trying to fix his Ultra-Lord action figure. He lands on the planet Zeenu, which is populated by peculiar alien creatures and becomes their ambassador. Sheen is aided in his adventures by his pet, a talking chimpanzee named Nesmith, voiced by Jeff Bennett, and a native of Zeenu called Princess Oom, voiced by Soleil Moon Frye.
Planet Sheen is an energetic and wacky show and it is packed with memorable characters. The show also features a team of talented voice actors, with Jeff Garcia as the lead character, Sheen Estevez. Jeff Bennett voices multiple characters on the show, including Sheen's chimpanzee friend Nesmith and Zeenuian scientist Doppy. For the character of Princess Oom, the Nickelodeon team enlisted Soleil Moon Frye, who had cut her teeth in the acting business in the '80s, with the iconic role of Punky Brewster.
Other characters in the show include Boopenstein, a robot composed of several detached parts who serves as Sheen's personal slave, voiced by Rob Paulsen, and Dorkus, the evil ruler of Zeenu, who wants to capture and dissect Sheen, voiced by Fred Tatasciore. Sheen's best friend Carl Wheezer, voiced by Rob Paulsen makes an appearance in a few episodes, linking Planet Sheen to the original Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius show.
The show's animation style is vivid and brightly colored, and the backgrounds are intricately drawn, with Zeenu serving as a colorful and exciting backdrop for Sheen's adventures. The characters' designs are bold and exaggerated, which gives the show a frenetic, exaggerated feel. The animation is produced using digital computer technology, meaning that the animators can create more detailed and intricate personas that are packed full of life and interest.
One of the central themes of the show is friendship, and how Sheen learns to be more empathetic and compassionate as he becomes friends with the aliens of Zeenu. Throughout the series, he has to overcome numerous challenges and obstacles, such as coping with an overbearing robot population and trying to avoid being eaten by giant spider-like creatures. As he learns more about Zeenu's inhabitants, he becomes more fascinated in their unique cultural traditions and tries to understand them on a level that transcends just being superficial.
The show is designed to appeal to children aged between 6 and 11, and as such, there is plenty of wild and crazy humor throughout, including fart jokes and slapstick comedy. The jokes and comedy on offer are always good-natured and never mean-spirited, which is something that parents will appreciate. There's also a lot of action, with Sheen and his friends venturing all over Zeenu to explore different terrain and learn more about the planet and its inhabitants.
One of the show's greatest strengths is the excellent voice acting, with each character's unique personality brought to life through the superb vocal performances. The voice actors imbue the characters with distinct qualities and traits that stick with viewers long after each episode has ended. The show is well-written and the pacing is fast, meaning that viewers will stay engaged throughout each episode.
In conclusion, Planet Sheen is a fun and engaging animated series that combines laughter, action, and adventure with memorable characters and superb voice acting. Its unique blend of humor and action is what makes it a standout show, and it's easy to see why it has become so popular amongst children and adults alike. From Sheen's wild and crazy adventures to the quirky inhabitants of Zeenu, there is never a dull moment on Planet Sheen.
Planet Sheen is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (43 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2010.