Nick Preps Live-Action Fairly OddParents Movie

Butch Hartman’s hit animated series The Fairly OddParents will be getting the live-action/CG hybrid movie treatment on Nickelodeon. The pic which will star Drake Bell as a grown-up Timmy Turner, Daniella Monet as Tootie and Jason Alexander and Cheryl Hines as live-action versions of Cosmo and Wanda.

A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! will air on Nickelodeon in 2011, and will be executive produced by Hartman and Lauren Levine, co-executive produced by Scott MacAboy, directed by Savage Steve Holland and written by Hartman and series’ former writer Scott Fellows. Steven Weber (Wings) will also star as an evil oil tycoon who wants to capture Timmy’s fairies.

‘It’s so much fun to see our animated characters come to life,’ says Nick president of original programming and development, Marjorie Cohn. ‘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.’

‘I think fans of the series will love seeing the characters in this new way,’ said Hartman. ‘Our mix of live-action and special effects animation will make them look ‘hyper-real’ and our goal is to make this movie as visually exciting as it will be funny.’

The Fairly OddParents debuted on Nick on March 2001 and has consistently been one of networks’ most popular series among both kids and adults, ranking among the top five animated properties on television with kids 2-11. Hartman’s latest animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy will also premiere on Nick this fall.