|Format||Animated television series|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
Jim Hope (co-)
One day, Sheen sneaks into Jimmy's lab, finds Jimmy's new rocket ship and accidentally blasts himself into outer space. Four million and one light years away, Sheen crash-lands on Zeenu -- a strange planet inhabited by purple aliens called Zeenuians. After using their bathroom, Sheen wants to go home, but his rocketship got smashed in the crash, and it's his only ride.
Meanwhile, an evil villain named Dorkus is super mad that Sheen destroyed his house in the crash, and he's bent on destroying the pesky Earth boy! Luckily, Sheen makes a ton of new friends on Zeenu, including Doppy, Aseefa and Mr. Nesmith. With the help of his new friends, can Sheen survive the evil plots of Dorkus and repair his rocket so he can get back to Earth before anyone notices he's gone?
- Main article: List of Planet Sheen episodes
After the success of the original series, John, Keith and Steve teamed up to create a spinoff. The trio found inspiration from various oddball sources including Michael Nesmith of The Monkees. In Planet Sheen, the chimp, Mr. Nesmith, wears a wool hat with a ball on top, just like the real Nesmith did.
The show wasn't going to be a spin-off and was actually going to be a show called Red Acres about some fast food worker, who got launched into space and crash landed onto a planet with hillbilly aliens, but Nickelodeon didn't pick it up. The producers then decided to make it about Carl and Sheen stealing Jimmy's rocket and landing on a strange planet, but executives erased Carl from the series and made it just about Sheen and Carl's alien double, Doppy was created.
Jeff Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Debi Derryberry and Candi Milo (the voices of Sheen, Carl, Jimmy, Nick and Brittany) reunited for the series, but only Jeff reprised his role from the original series and none of the other Jimmy Neutron characters appeared. However, Ultra Lord made a special guest appearance in Cutting the Ultra-Cord and Carl had a cameo in Is This Cute?
Originally, the Emperor was going to be evil and the show would've focused on Sheen being a double agent for the Emporer and the Resistance (led by Aseefa). This was dropped because it was too much like James Cameron's movie, Avatar.
Planet Sheen received largely negative reviews from critics and fans of the original series. While it has been praised for having better animation than its predecessor, it was criticized for not staying true to the source material, not using any of the original cast (besides the obvious), having no seriousness or realism like the original show did, having no character development whatsoever and for making Sheen dumber than he was in the old show. It doesn't help that Sheen pretty much forgets his friends, which is very out of character for him. As a result, the show got very low ratings and was cancelled after one season.
Fans also say the show would've been better if it was a sequel series, stayed true to the original show and if it was about the whole gang, instead of just one of them. Some also say they should've stuck to the original concept, but it is debatable on what the characters' personalities would be like.
This show also has a 3.4/10 rating on IMDb.
- Jeff Garcia as Sheen Estevez
- Bob Joles as Mr. Nesmith
- Rob Paulsen as Doppy
- Soleil Moon Frye as Aseefa
- Jeff Bennett as Dorkus
- Candi Milo as Princess Oom
- Fred Tatasciore as The Emperor
- Thomas Lennon as Pinter
- Jimmy is mentioned in the pilot. It is unknown why he and the others don't go looking for Sheen, since we never see them in any episodes, unless you count Carl's cameo in Is This Cute?
- There was supposed to be a TV movie that focused on Jimmy and the gang going to rescue Sheen as the series finale, but due to low ratings, production costs and several writers moving on, the movie was cancelled. Another reason is because the writers were having trouble with the script.
- Cindy is the only one of Sheen's friends who doesn't have a Planet Sheen counterpart.
- It is implied in The Tomorrow Boys that Sheen did return to Earth. However, the futures shown by the Chrono-Arch were just predictions, so the future could change. After all, futures can be wrong. There's also speculation that Planet Sheen might be non-canon, but this isn't confirmed.
- During the week leading up to the show's premiere episode, there was a marathon of five Jimmy Neutron episodes focusing on Sheen called "Sheen's Greatest Scenes". These were; Sheen's Brain, Crime Sheen Investigation, The Tomorrow Boys, Crouching Jimmy, Hidden Sheen and El Magnifico.