'Fairly OddParents' getting live-action movie
Nickelodeon orders CG hybrid of hit toon; Drake Bell to starNickelodeon has made a grown-up decision.
The kids channel has greenlighted a live-action/CG adaptation of its hit toon "The Fairly OddParents," starring Drake Bell ("Drake and Josh") as a twentysomething Timmy Turner who's still in the fifth grade because "Da Rules" dictate that godchildren lose their fairies when they grow up.
Set to premiere next year, "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" also stars Daniella Monet as Tootie, Jason Alexander as Cosmo, Cheryl Hines as Wanda and Steven Weber as Hugh J. Magnate. Savage Steve Holland directs a script by "OddParents" creator Butch Hartman and Scott Fellows ("Big Time Rush"), a former writer for the series.
"It's so much fun to see our animated characters come to life," said Marjorie Cohn, president of original programming and development at Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. "And who better to bring grown up Timmy Turner to life than Drake Bell, who himself grew up on our air and still remains one of our most popular Nick stars ever?"