The Fairly OddParents Are Going Live: First Photo Released

The Fairly OddParents Are Going Live: First Photo Released

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Yes, it’s true, The Fairly OddParents are heading to the big screen in the form of a live action movie.

The Nickelodeon film will star Jason Alexander as Cosmo and Cheryl Hines as Wanda, the two fairy godparents of Timmy Turner, played by Drake Bell.  The film is entitled A Fairly Odd Movie: Grown Up Timmy Turner.  The film is being directed by Savage Steve Holland (Better Off Dead) and is expected to be released some time in 2011 on Nickelodeon.

While I was a huge fan of the show growing up, I am a bit skeptical of the live action adaptation.  I feel like a lot of the humor and fun nature of the show might get lost in the conversion process if not well executed.  Much of this really comes down to the fact that Drake Bell is playing Timmy Turner.  Drake is not a good actor at all and, in my opinion, will be the reason I despise this movie if I ever do see it.

Anyway now onto our first look.  Below we have a photo of Alexander and Hines in their makeup for production.

The photo was found on Slashfilm via Frederator (via: CartoonBrew)

Now while I am rather impressed so far, I can’t help feel Jason Alexander looks a bit ridiculous and may not fit the role.  I think Hines looks terrific and is perfect for the part but Jason doesn’t have the body shape nor the ability to speak in a high pitch tone for more than 15 seconds at a time.  He may be able to complain a lot but I just think it won’t be in the manner suitable for Cosmo.

What are your thoughts on the picture and cast?

  • Moondile

    the movie world destroys everything…

  • Mander

    Jason Alexander as Cosmo? I thought this movie was going to be funny.

  • Roaring20

    Cheryl Hines looks great as Wanda – she’s pretty enough and the hair design is actually an improvement on the cartoon – but Jason in no way resembles Cosmo. Although in some ways that might be a good thing. Whenever I look at the cartoon now, I have to lower the volume every time Cosmo speaks, lest he shatter eardrums and delicate glassware. As for HIS hair, why’d they make it so curly? He looks like an Oompah Loompah!