Planet Sheen

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Jimmy Neutron's pal takes on final frontier; fun for kids.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 35 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

This series aims to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

A fair amount of mild potty humor, including farting noises and some comments about urinating. Sheen gets a kick out of Dorkus’ name, though he doesn’t see the humor in it ... or in being laughed at.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Sheen relies more on chance and luck than on common sense to get him out of jams. Nesmith, who possesses the real intelligence, rarely gets the credit he deserves.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon violence includes explosions, extensive falls, collisions, and the like, but there are no injuries as a result.

Sexy Stuff

Sheen has a crush on a local girl, but mild flirting is as far as it goes.

Language

No cursing, but multiple uses of “butt,” as in “kick some butt.”

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series is very similar in style to The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron -- the popular series it was spun-off from. While there isn’t any content that’s overtly problematic, there’s equally little of any real value to kids. Expect plenty of improbable scenarios and unlikely outcomes, some cartoon violence (falls, explosions, etc.) and mild flirting between tweens, and a smattering of potty humor like farting noises. The iffiest part of the show its main character; Sheen's hyperactive mannerisms make for a frantic overall pace.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTimTheTVGuy October 22, 2012

I don't get what the big deal is,just like Fanboy & Chum Chum,this show is serverly underrated!

So Sheen (from Jimmy Nuetron) finds JN's rocket,so he steals it and lands on Planet Zeenu.He makes friends,and sometimes fails (Dorkus and Sheen REALLY hat... Continue reading
Adult Written byJEDI micah June 4, 2012

Next to Fanboy and ChumChum, WORST NICKTOON EVER!!!

Even when I first saw the commercial I knew it was going to be bad! Why did they give Sheen a show?! It's totally stupid! The people of Jimmy Neutron shoul... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byAmazing ryder October 21, 2019

Watch jimmy neutron instead

Sheen was anoying no concern of returning to earth he stayed on the planet cliffhanger bad names horrible animation ugly aliens none of the characters from jimm... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bypizzalover6 July 1, 2019
Planet Sheen isn’t that bad, if you think about it. The only problem people have with it is that it’s about Sheen. He was only known for small doses as the com... Continue reading

What's the story?

PLANET SHEEN follows the antics of Sheen Estevez (voiced by Jeff Garcia) after he takes a rocket for a quick spin and winds up on an uncharted planet called Zeenu. Sheen quickly befriends Zeenu’s emperor (Fred Tatasciore) -- who's impressed by his visitor’s seeming worldliness -- but he also makes fast enemies with the emperor’s right-hand man, Dorkus (Jeff Bennett), after Sheen's rocket levels Dorkus' house. With Dorkus plotting his villainous revenge, Sheen’s lucky to count among his friends the resourceful Aseefa (Soleil Moon Frye) and Nesmith (Bob Joles), the MIA astronaut chimp who’s been stranded on Zeenu since the ‘60s.

Is it any good?

Jimmy Neutron fans will recognize Sheen as the boy genius’ friend with a penchant for accidental trouble and lucky fix-alls. Now that he’s the focal point of his own show, there are a lot more nonsensical goings-on and irrational resolutions ... but kids certainly won't mind, since it makes for truly funny predicaments. True, there’s some cartoon violence -- mostly the doing of inept villain Dorkus -- but humor always supersedes any realistic angst.

Aside from plentiful potty humor (comments about urination, farting noises, etc.) and a hefty dose of unreality, there’s nothing really offensive about the show. But there’s equally little content of value, so Planet Sheen ultimately makes a better TV treat than a meal.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about humor. What parts of the show do you find funny? How are the characters’ actions and mannerisms exaggerated for humor? Does any of the humor not strike you as funny?

  • What role does violence play in action cartoons? Is it a necessary part of any story? How do different styles of violence (cartoon, live action, etc.) affect you differently?

  • Why are rules established? What rules does your family have? How do they help keep family members safe and happy? What are the repercussions for breaking the rules?

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