Planet Sheen



Jimmy Neutron's pal takes on final frontier; fun for kids.

What parents need to know

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

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.


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

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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.

Families can talk 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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  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 12 years old January 9, 2011
Adult Written bymanapualabs April 18, 2011

I like Mr. Nesmith!

I love this show, but not for Sheen. It's Mr. Nesmith, the chimp, that's a great role model and example. Sheen is constantly saying dumb things and Nesmith corrects him with wise advice. Sheen ignores him, but eventually realizes that Nesmith is right. Besides, there's the play on Michael Nesmith of the Monkeys and Mr. Nesmith the chimp. Lots of funny references to Mr. Nesmith's former life in a zoo and the circus. There are also references to old cartoons like the Wonder Twins and old toys like "Barrel of Monkeys".
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Kid, 9 years old April 29, 2011

do not watch

stupidest new show on nick next to tuff puppy. its not offensive or anything but nickelodeon should of kept the old shows going.
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