The "A Fairly Odd" Live-Action Movie Series is a series of made-for-TV live-action movies based on "The Fairly OddParents", and taking place thirteen years after the timeline of the show. It stars Drake Bell as Timmy Turner and Daniella Monet as Tootie. Daran Norris, Susanne Blakeslee and Tara Strong reprise their roles from the cartoon as the voices of Cosmo, Wanda and Poof, respectively. Besides, in the first movie, the former two transformed into humans in one scene. The human versions of Cosmo and Wanda were played by Jason Alexander and Cheryl Hines, respectively. As another addition to the movie's plot, Poof said his first words towards the end, which were a complete sentence. Poof's voice in this scene was played by the judge of the famous dance show America's Best Dance Crew, Randy Jackson.
The first installment of the series was "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!", which was released in 2011 as part of the celebration for the cartoon's tenth anniversary. With the success of the first film, a holiday-themed sequel, "A Fairly Odd Christmas", was announced and premiered in 2012, and a third movie, "A Fairly Odd Summer", was released in August 2014.
The following cast has appeared in every movie so far
- Drake Bell as Timmy Turner
- Daniella Monet as Tootie
- Daran Norris as Mr. Turner / Animated Cosmo (voice)
- Susanne Blakeslee as Animated Wanda (voice)
- Tara Strong as Poof (voice - baby noises)
- Teryl Rothery as Mrs. Turner
- Mark Gibbon as Jorgen Von Strangle
- David Lewis as Denzel Crocker
- Devon Weigel as Vicky
|Title card||Title||Original airdate||Episode Number||U.S. Viewers (million)|
|"A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!"||July 9, 2011||199||5.8|
|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 and Wanda, because “Da Rules” dictates that godchildren lose their fairies when they grow up. But when Tootie, 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 loves, or continue acting like a child to keep the fairy godparents he adores. In the meantime, Hugh J. Magnate, a larger than life oil tycoon, turns his attention to capturing Timmy’s fairies and using their power to fuel his maniacal ambition.|
This is a live action adaption of The Fairly OddParents meant to celebrate its 10th anniversary as a series on Nickelodeon. It stars Drake Bell as Timmy Turner, Daniella Monet as Tootie, Devon Weigel as Vicky, and a guest appearance by Jason Alexander and Cheryl Hines as Cosmo and Wanda.
|"A Fairly Odd Christmas"||November 29, 2012||200||4.4|
| A sequel to the live action "Fairly Odd Movie". Timmy Turner (Drake Bell) and his well meaning fairy godparents try to save Christmas, but first he’s got to get himself off the naughty list.|
|"A Fairly Odd Summer"||August 2, 2014||TBA||2.8|
|Get ready for the oddest summer yet! Timmy Turner and his fairies are going on a summer vacation to Hawaii. But, unfortunately for Timmy, something tells us this won’t be a very relaxing holiday. With all the magic in Fairy World at stake and villains like Vicky, Foop and Crocker on his tail, there’s no way he’ll be able to enjoy himself… But that doesn’t mean you can’t! Sit back and watch Timmy’s cray cray vacay adventure in A Fairly Odd Summer!|
"Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" attracted 5.8 million on its premiere night, and 7.3 million viewers total (Live+7 days DVR). It is also the top-rated broadcast on cable networks for the week ending on July 10, 2011, and current ranks as the top original TV movie on basic cable for the year of 2011.
"A Fairly Odd Christmas" attracted 4.473 million watchers on its premiere night, and posted impressive triple-digit gains over last year. The premiere also bested its closest competitor (Disney) by triple-digits, with K2-11 (7.2/2.4 million, +140%), K6-11 (8.3/1.7 million, +152%) and T9-14 (5.7/1.2 million, +119%) and total viewers (4.5 million, +164%). It became the 5th most watched program on Nickelodeon of 2012.
"A Fairly Odd Summer" was number one in its time period (8:00–9:30 p.m.) with Kids 2-11 (5.0/1.6M, +43% versus a year ago) and Kids 6-11 (5.7/1.1M, +27%), and averaged 2.8M total viewers. 
Critical and Fan Response
Despite the huge ratings, "Grow Up Timmy Turner" gained mixed reviews from critics and among the fanbase . Common Sense Media gave the film a 4 stars out of 5, saying that "Series-inspired TV movie is great fun for families". However, Robert Lloyd from Los Angeles Times considered the pirate battle sequence as the movie's highlight, saying that "nothing that follows [it] is as well paced or as much fun", and criticized Bell's acting as Timmy. The critical in general praised Mark Gibbon and David Lewis' acting as Jorgen and Crocker respectivelly.
The film was well received by fans, holding a score of 7.2/10 on TV.com. At the same time, it's largely criticized by its contradictions with the original series, most of them regarding some of "Da Rules" established on the cartoon. The fanbase also generally complains on the poor usage of the show’s large cast of characters, as the small roles of Chester and A.J. and the non-participation of Trixie and other beloved characters in the movie. The lack of explanation on Tootie's reasons to leave Dimmsdale in first place, as well on her sibling relationship with Vicky not being explored are also some of the most common complaints.
"A Fairly Odd Christmas" was also mixed reviewed. Common Sense Media gave the film a 3 stars out of 5. Robert Lloyd from Los Angeles Times said the movie does "a nice job" honoring "their animated originals", but criticized the lack of originality in the script. In general, the movie was largely criticized for having a too complex story line and "confusing details". However, it was much praised for the well-done blending of live-action and CGI. 
Fans gave the movie a score of 7.9/10 on TV.com. The fanbase in general considered this film better than the first one, praising the presence of David Lewis' Mr. Crocker as a main protagonist.
"A Fairly Odd Summer" wasn't reviewed by many media vehicles, but cartoon critic Joey Tedesco heavily criticized the "last 15 minutes" of the film, saying it was "terrible" and "magnificently mind blogging". YouTube reviewer PIEGUYRULZ complained on the heavy presence of Marty and Mitzie throughout the movie, saying they were "obnoxious" and "bad written" characters and that the movie failed on making the audience care about them. However, about the final twist, he says that "character-wise, it's the perfect ending for Timmy's story arc". Both disliked on the way the movie ignored development from the previous films, like Crocker's bond with Timmy at the end of "Odd Christmas", and how the movie relies on coincidences to intersect the plots.  
The public has given the movie an average score of 3,6 out of 5, after a total of 28.279 votes in Google Play.  The fans of the series have complained on the movie, mostly for Timmy's transformation in the end of it, how it makes Timmy's development into a more mature self in the previous films pointless, and leaves no explanation for how the future will be for his relationships with Tootie and his parents. The presence of Foop, instead of villains best known by the public, and Marty and Mitzie also suffered critics by the fandom. 
Since the first movie premiere in 2011, it's been constantly discussed by fans if the movies were canon to the original cartoon series - it means, if they would follow the same continuity as the one established in the show - or not.
Accusations of the first film, "Grow Up, Timmy Turner!", not being canon started due to contradictions regarding some of "Da Rules" established on the cartoon, for example, during the film, Timmy ends up telling A.J. and Chester about having fairies, and according to the cartoon, when a godchild reveals the existence of his fairies they're taken away immediately by a floating giant "Da Rules" book. None of this happens, but Timmy later does lose his fairies, after kissing Tootie, and doesn't immediately forgets about their existence, as the cartoon tells it should happen. Also, during the movie, Cosmo and Wanda act as if they have never turned into humans before, which they did in "Transparents", and Timmy says that the only girl he has ever kissed was Tootie, but he kisses Trixie during "Wishology!".
At the time the first movie came out, when asked if it were canon or not, former storyboard artist Dave Thomas said "Butch was deeply involved in every step" of the film-making, but concluded that the fan should make his own interpretation of the story.
However, in 2013 Season 9 premiered with the addition of Sparky, a fairy-dog, as a main character. He's not seen or mentioned during the live-action movies, all taking place thirteen years after the events of the main series, and in "A Fairly Odd Movie", there is even a scene in which Wanda states that Timmy doesn't have a dog. This causes a big contradiction and one of the main reasons for the movies being considered non-canon. It was speculated that the dog could have been already dead during the events of the live-action movies (since Earth dogs live around 15 years), but in "Fairly OddPet" Sparky states that "fairy dogs can't die", making this theory unacceptable.
Later, in the season 9 episode "School of Crock", Poof learns how to talk and ends the episode speaking full sentences. In the live-action movies, Poof is still communicating only by baby noises and by saying his own name, and the first movie even has his first words, voiced by Randy Jackson, causing the biggest contradiction of all.
- ↑ Seidman, Robert (2011-07-11). "Nickelodeon Notches All-Time July High with Total Viewers". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/08/02/nickelodeon-notches-all-time-july-high-with-total-viewers/99481/. Retrieved 2011-08-02.
- ↑ TV By The Numbers
- ↑ NICKELODEON RATINGS HIGHLIGHTS FOR NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 2, 2012
- ↑ Nick and More! tweet
- ↑ Nickelodeon Ratings Highlights for July 28 – August 3, 2014
- ↑ Seidman, Robert (2011-07-05). "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner - Movie Review". Common Sense Media. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/a-fairly-odd-movie-grow-up-timmy-turner. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 TV review: 'A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner' on Nickelodeon - L.A. Times
- ↑ Nick and More - “Grow Up, Timmy Turner!”: A Fairly Odd Surprise
- ↑ A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner - TV.com
- ↑ "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" Talkback (Spoilers) - Page 25
- ↑ Common Sense Media - A Fairly Odd Christmas TV Review
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Television review: 'A Fairly Odd Christmas' offers cheer to show fans
- ↑ "It's amazing how natural the fairies' presence feels among the rest of the cast (...)"
- ↑ A Fairly Odd Christmas - TV.com
- ↑ A Fairly Odd Christmas (TALKBACK)
- ↑ Cartoon Palooza Review: A Fairly Odd Summer
- ↑ Fairly Odd Summer Review - by PIEGUYRULZ
- ↑ A Fairly Odd Summer - Movies on Google Play
- ↑ Spongey444 Review on 'A Fairly Odd Summer'
- ↑ Toonzone Forums - Fairly OddParents Week of Premieres 7/28-8/1
- ↑ Dave Thomas' blog