Nick Favorites Drake Bell and Daniella Monet Return to Star in 'A Fairly Odd Christmas'

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November 21st, 2012

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Nick Favorites Drake Bell and Daniella Monet Return to Star in Sequel to Hit Movie


Burbank, Calif., - Nov. 21, 2012 – Nickelodeon brings holiday cheer to viewers with a brand-new live-action/CG TV movie, A Fairly Odd Christmas, premiering Thursday, November 29, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).  Starring Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) and Daniella Monet (Victorious), A Fairly Odd Christmas follows Timmy Turner as he travels around the world granting kids’ wishes.  When his good intentions get him in trouble with Santa Claus and land him on The Naughty List, Timmy must find a way to save Christmas before it’s too late.  The TV movie is executive produced by Nickelodeon hit-maker Butch Hartman and is based on his Emmy Award-winning animated series The Fairly OddParents


"Fairly Odd Parents fans loved the first live-action version of their favorite show so we decided to bring back these great characters in a Christmas adventure," said Marjorie Cohn, President, Content Development, Live Action, Animation, Digital Nickelodeon Group. “The stakes are high as Timmy and the gang embark on a hilarious mission to save Christmas that the whole family can enjoy."


In A Fairly Odd Christmas, Timmy Turner (Bell) travels around the world with his childhood friend, Tootie (Monet), his beloved fairy godparents, Cosmo (voiced by Daran Norris, The Fairly OddParents) and Wanda (voiced by Susanne Blakeslee, The Fairly OddParents), and his fairy god brother Poof (voiced by Tara Strong, The Fairly OddParents), granting kids’ wishes.  Unfortunately, Timmy doesn’t consider that there may be consequences for his actions.  When children start to doubt that Santa Claus exists, a panic begins in the North Pole.  As a result, kids’ wishes begin disappearing from Santa’s “good” list.  Timmy’s well-intended actions eventually land him on The Naughty List.   Timmy must find a way to restore the children’s faith in Santa Claus before ruining Christmas forever.  Meanwhile, Mr. Crocker (David Lewis, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!) is more determined than ever to harness the fairies magical powers for his own purposes.


A Fairly Odd Christmas is based on the animated series and characters created by Butch Hartman. It is executive produced by Hartman, Lauren Levine, Marjorie Cohen and Fred Seibert.  The movie is directed by Savage Steve Holland.  Teleplay by Hartman and Holland and story by Hartman, Ray DeLaurentis and Will Schifrin.  Scott McAboy serves as co-executive producer.  A Fairly Odd Christmas is produced by Pacific Bay Entertainment.


Beginning Nov. 26, will serve as a location for fans to view exclusive content, photos, games and more.   Fans can play The Fairly OddParents: Jingle Out of My Way!, where they have to help Timmy get off The Naughty List and save Christmas. In this tower defense styled game, players must strategically place snowball throwing elves on the field to defend against oncoming Gingerbread men. They must also protect the wishful thinking van from waves of these enemies and make their way across the Christmas themed map from Candy Cane Chasm to the River of Egg Nog. Players can also call on Cosmo, Wanda and even Poof for some last minute holiday reinforcements.   Additionally, the movie will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Sony, Vudu.


Songbird Rachel Crow performs her rendition of the holiday favorite “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” in the movie, which is featured on the album Merry NickMas, released by Columbia Records/Nickelodeon.  Available for purchase now, the album also showcases recordings by Big Time Rush, the casts of Victorious and How to Rock, Drake Bell and SpongeBob SquarePants.


Since its debut in March 2001, The Fairly OddParents has consistently ranked among Nickelodeon’s top programs.  In 2Q12, The Fairly OddParents reached 16.5 million kids 2-11 and 43 million total viewers.


Drake Bell began his career at Nickelodeon with an appearance on the network's popular sketch comedy series, The Amanda Show, a part which led him to star in the break-out hit series Drake & Josh as Drake Parker.  Bell has also appeared in several feature films such as Jerry Maguire, High FidelityYours, Mine and OursSuperhero Movie, for which Bell won a Teen Choice Award as Breakout Male, and HBO’s The Jack Bull, a role which garnered him a 2000 Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actor in a TV Movie or Pilot. Over the last several years, Bell has been enjoying success as a popular singer/songwriter having released two albums – Telegraph and It's Only Time – and an EP – A Reminder. Bell has toured throughout the world, including Mexico, where he sold out two headlining shows in one day at Auditorio Nacional and where his music has topped the charts.


Daniella Monet is best known for her portrayal as Trina Vega in Nickelodeon’s hit live-action series Victorious. Monet has been acting since the age of seven and has had recurring roles on the television series American Dreams and 8 Simple Rules. She was cast as Megan Kleinman on Listen Up!, where she starred alongside Jason Alexander. Monet made her Nickelodeon debut as Chase’s ex-girlfriend, Rebecca, on Zoey 101.  In 2006, she appeared in the film Nancy Drew and the family comedy Taking 5. She also starred alongside internet sensation Lucas Cruikshank in the hit TV movies Night of the Living Fred and Fred 3: Camp Fred.


Butch Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail.  He directed cartoons and created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also wrote and directed episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow & Chicken and Johnny Bravo.  Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly OddParents.  Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!  Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon’s animated series Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy.


Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).



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  • Twist Of Fate

    Other than it’s TERRIBLE time slot (Next Thursday at 7), I see no problem with this. Some Nick fans are so obsessed with The 90’s, they can’t see a movie when they see 1.

  • Jon23812

    Bad scheduling. It should air December 7th @ 8PM

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    I’m actually amazed at how well Nickelodeon is promoting iGoodbye, Victorious, Fairly Odd Christmas, and Marvin Marvin. I’ve seen more than 2 promos each day for all the events. Looks like Nickelodeon finally figured out how to promote.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    But I still think Marvin Marvin should have premiered RIGHT AFTER iGoodbye. And premiere a new episode of Marvin Marvin again the following night (Right after the new Victorious) But if a show containing a talking dog could get good ratings, than this surely can.

    Happy Thanksgiving, #iGoodbyeFIRDAYNIGHT

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    #iGoodbyeFRIDAYNIGHT***** Spelling error^

  • Twist Of Fate

    People are seriously convinced iGoodbye can’t pull a series high with finale. WHY? iCarly’s numbers lately have been just fine. People think because it’s not pulling in 4 million viewers for each episode anymore it’s lost touch. I’m convinced iGoodbye will pull in at least 8 million viewers.

    Oh, and Nick is still trying to keep Spongebob above iCarly. They’re using Thanksgiving as an excuse to air a marathon from 9-5 tomorrow. You’d think they’d give a rest but unfortunately. Spongebob = Ratings

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Nickelodeon should have given Spongebob a marathon from 8AM – 12PM. Than give iCarly a marathon from 12PM – 8PM. But I understand where Nickelodeon is coming from with the huge yellow spongebob marathon because iCarly’s repeat numbers aren’t good as they used to be 2 – 3 years ago.. but at the same time.. why would you give your longest running sitcom a 3 hour marathon on the day it’s ending? It’s kinda a bad send-off.

  • disney rocks

    Very odd timeslot, should be aired Saturday December 8 at 7PM as a lead-in to 8:00 shows.


    iCarly (iGoodbye)- 4.5-8.5 million (probably 6 millions)
    A.N.T Farm- 2.5-3.8 million (probably 3.0-3.3 million)
    Victorious- 2.8-4.2 million (probably 3.4-3.7 million)
    Marvin Marvin- 2.3-4.0 million (probably 2.8-3.3 million)
    Fairly Odd Christmas- 3.2-4.6 million (probably 3.9-4.2 million)
    Dog With a Blog (November 25)- 3.0-3.5 million (probably 3.2-3.3 million)

  • disney rocks

    December 8 or 1

  • Herb Finn

    Butch Hartman and “Savage” Steve Holand – an interesting combination.

  • Nathan (NR2012)

    Um Disney rocks.. this movie isn’t an hour. It’s 90 minutes….

  • disney rocks

    @Nathan, oh, I guess maybe 6-30 then or still 7 but start shows at 8-30

  • Twist Of Fate

    My predictions-

    iGoodbye- 8-13 million viewers (Probably 10 million viewers)
    Marvin Marvin- 3.2-3.6 million viewers (Probably 3.4 million viewers )
    A Fairly Odd Christmas- 3.8-4.7 million viewers (Probably 4.4 million viewers)
    Ant Farm- 2.3-3.0 million viewers (Probably 2.7 million viewers)
    Victorious- 3.5-4.1 million viewers (Probably 3.7 million viewers)
    Dog With A Blog- 3.0-3.4 million viewers(Probably 3.2 million viewers)
    It’s A Spongebob Christmas- 4.1-5.3 million viewers (Probably 4.8 million viewers)

  • everton

    igoodbye 7 -13.7 milion ( 10 milion )

    ant farm 1.8 – 3.0 milion( 2.2 )
    7 :00 igoodbye repet 6 – 8 milion ( 7.7)
    8 :00 victorious 4.4 – 6,7 milion(5.7)
    8 :30 marvin marvin 2.8- 4.9 ( 4.7)

    dog with blog 2.8-3.5 (3.3)

    sponge bob special stop motion 4.7 – 7.0 milion ( 5.7)

    a fairly odd movie special 4-7 milion (5.14)

  • Beejay

    iGoodbye > 5 million viewers. Wouldn’t shock me if it had the highest viewership since iOMG or surpasses 8 million viewers. Nickelodeon has promoted aggressively more than any other show I’ve seen in the past year. The stars have done press this week like Miranda Cosgrove going on Jimmy Fallon and Live with Kelly and Michael (Today).

  • Glue

    When do they film these things? Seriously this is the first time i hear about it!

  • Twist Of Fate

    #1 Trend in the world as of this writing is #icarlymemories. Creddie, Freddie, Sam, Gibby, #iGoodbye, and iCarly also have trended nation or worldwide in the past hr. Like I said, iGoodbye is gonna eclipse 7 million viewers.

  • Twist Of Fate

    Additionally, iGoodbye peaked as the #1 download on iTunes on Saturday. It now sits at #4 for TV Shows. It, by a long shot, is the #1 Kids’ Show for the week. BTW, Ant Farm was at #81 so yeah iGoodbye definetely beat Ant Farm.

    Unfortunately, I don’t Victorious or Marvin Marvin did all that well. Neither trended on twitter, Victorious is #83 on iTunes, and Marvin didn’t even make the top 100 on iTunes.

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