Nickelodeon Animation Studios

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List of Nickelodeon Animation Studio productions[change | change source]

TV series[change | change source]

Title Creator(s) / Developer(s) Years Co-production(s) Network Notes
1990s
Doug Jim Jinkins 1991–1994 Jumbo Pictures
Ellipse Programmé
Nickelodeon Seasons 1–4 only; Disney acquired the series in 1996 and produced three more seasons, which aired on ABC.
Rugrats Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain 1991–2004 Klasky Csupo
The Ren & Stimpy Show John Kricfalusi 1991–1996 Spümcø Nickelodeon (1991–1995)
MTV (1996)
Oversaw the production of seasons 1–2, directly produced seasons 3–5.
Rocko's Modern Life Joe Murray 1993–1996 Joe Murray Productions Nickelodeon
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Gábor Csupó and Peter Gaffney 1994–1997 Klasky Csupo
Hey Arnold! Craig Bartlett 1996–2004 Snee-Oosh, Inc.
The Angry Beavers Mitch Schauer 1997–2001 Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc.
CatDog Peter Hannan 1998–2005 Peter Hannan Productions Nickelodeon (1998–2001)
Nicktoons (2004–2005)
The Wild Thornberrys Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman, and Stephen Sustarsic 1998–2004 Klasky Csupo Nickelodeon
SpongeBob SquarePants Stephen Hillenburg
(d): Derek Drymon, Tim Hill, and Nick Jennings
1999–present United Plankton Pictures
Rocket Power Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó 1999–2004 Klasky Csupo
2000s
As Told by Ginger Emily Kapnek 2000–06 Klasky Csupo Nickelodeon (2000–04)
Nicktoons (2004–06)
The Fairly OddParents Butch Hartman 2001–17 Frederator Incorporated
Billionfold Inc. (seasons 6-10)
Nickelodeon (2001–16)
Nicktoons (2017)
Invader Zim Jhonen Vasquez 2001–06 Nickelodeon (2001–02)
Nicktoons (2006)
Action League Now! Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb, and Albie Hecht 2001-02 Flying Mallet, inc.
Chuckimation
Nickelodeon Spin-off of KaBlam!.
ChalkZone Bill Burnett and Larry Huber 2002–08 Frederator Incorporated
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius John A. Davis 2002–06 O Entertainment
DNA Productions
First Nicktoon to be spun off from a theatrical film. Spin-off of the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
All Grown Up! Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain 2003–08 Klasky Csupo Spin-off of Rugrats.
My Life as a Teenage Robot Rob Renzetti 2003–09 Frederator Incorporated Nickelodeon (2003–05)
Nicktoons (2008–09)
Danny Phantom Butch Hartman 2004–07 Billionfold Inc. Nickelodeon
Avatar: The Last Airbender Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko 2005–08
Catscratch Doug TenNapel 2005–07
The X's Carlos Ramos 2005–06
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Sandra Equihua and Jorge R. Gutierrez 2007–08 Mexopolis Nickelodeon (2007–08)
Nicktoons (2008)
Tak and the Power of Juju Avalanche Entertainment (original video game series)
(d): Jed Spingarn, Nick Jennings, and Mitch Watson
2007–09 THQ Nickelodeon Only Nicktoon based on the video game series of the same name.
Back at the Barnyard Steve Oedekerk 2007–11 O Entertainment
Omation Animation Studio
Nickelodeon (2007–10)
Nicktoons (2011)
Second Nicktoon to be spun off from a theatrical film. Spin-off of the 2006 film Barnyard.
The Mighty B! Amy Poehler, Cynthia True, and Erik Wiese 2008–11 Paper Kite Productions
Polka Dot Pictures
Nickelodeon (2008–10)
Nicktoons (2010–11)
Making Fiends Amy Winfrey 2008 Nicktoons First Nicktoon to be based on a web series.
The Penguins of Madagascar Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell (original characters)
(d): Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley
2008–15 DreamWorks Animation Nickelodeon (2008–12)
Nicktoons (2013–15)
First of three co-productions with DreamWorks Animation.
Fanboy & Chum Chum Eric Robles 2009–14 Frederator Studios Nickelodeon (2009–12)
Nicktoons (2014)
2010s
Planet Sheen Keith Alcorn and Steve Oedekerk 2010–13 Omation Animation Studio Nickelodeon (2010–11)
Nicktoons (2012–13)
Spin-off of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
T.U.F.F. Puppy[1] Butch Hartman 2010–15 Billionfold Inc. Nickelodeon (2010–13)
Nicktoons (2013–15)
Winx Club[2] Iginio Straffi 2011–16 Rainbow S.p.A. (co-owned by Viacom) Nickelodeon (2011–14)
Nick Jr. (2014–16)
Seasons 5–7 and four specials were co-produced in-house at Nick Animation.
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (original characters)
(d): Peter Hastings
2011–16 DreamWorks Animation Nickelodeon (2011–14)
Nicktoons (2016)
Second co-production with DreamWorks Animation.
The Legend of Korra Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino 2012–14 Ginormous Madman Productions Nickelodeon (2012–14)
Nick.com (2014)
Sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Robot and Monster Dave Pressler, Joshua Sternin, and J.R. Ventimilia 2012–15 Smasho! Productions
Lowbar Productions
Nickelodeon (2012)
Nicktoons (2013–15)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (original characters)
(d): Ciro Nieli, Joshua Sternin, and J.R. Ventimilia
2012–17 Lowbar Productions Nickelodeon (2012–17)
Nicktoons (2017)
First Nicktoon after Viacom's acquisition of the franchise of the same name.
Monsters vs. Aliens Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman (original characters)
(d): Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Bret Haaland
2013–14 DreamWorks Animation Nickelodeon Third and final Nicktoon co-produced with DreamWorks Animation.
Sanjay and Craig Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell, and Andreas Trolf 2013–16
Rabbids Invasion Ubisoft (original video game series)
(d): Jean-Louis Momus
2013–17 Ubisoft Motion Pictures Nickelodeon (2014–15)
Nicktoons (2016–17)
Breadwinners Steve Borst and Gary "Doodles" DiRaffaele 2014–16 Nickelodeon (2014–15)
Nicktoons (2016)
Harvey Beaks C. H. Greenblatt 2015–17 Nickelodeon (2015–16)
Nicktoons (2017)
Pig Goat Banana Cricket Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan 2015–18 Nickelodeon (2015–16)
Nicktoons (2016–18)
The Loud House Chris Savino 2016–present Nickelodeon
Bunsen Is a Beast Butch Hartman 2017–18 Billionfold Inc. Nickelodeon (2017)
Nicktoons (2017–18)
Welcome to the Wayne Billy Lopez 2017–19 Yowza! Animation Nickelodeon (2017)
Nicktoons (2018–19)
Second Nicktoon to be based on a web series.[3]
The Adventures of Kid Danger Dan Schneider 2018 Powerhouse Animation Studios
Schneider's Bakery
Nickelodeon Animated spin-off of Henry Danger.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (original characters)
(d): Andy Suriano and Ant Ward
2018–20 Nickelodeon (2018–19)
Nicktoons (2019–20)
Second Nicktoon after Nickelodeon's acquisition of the franchise of the same name.
Pinky Malinky Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern 2018–19 Netflix Originated as a Cartoon Network-rejected pilot. Originally planned to air on Nickelodeon, it was later released on Netflix.[4]
Middle School Moguls Gina Heitkamp and Jenae Heitkamp 2019 Gengirl Media, Inc. Nickelodeon Miniseries.
The Casagrandes Chris Savino and Miguel Puga (original characters)
(d): Michael Rubiner
2019–present Spin-off of The Loud House.
2020s
It's Pony Ant Blades 2020–present Blue Zoo Nickelodeon (2020)
Nicktoons (2021–present)
[5][6]
Glitch Techs Eric Robles and Dan Milano 2020 Netflix Originally planned to air on Nickelodeon, it was later released on Netflix.[7]
Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years Stephen Hillenburg (original characters)
(d): Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli, Mr. Lawrence, Kaz, Luke Brookshier and Andrew Goodman
2021–present United Plankton Pictures Paramount+
Nickelodeon
Spin-off of SpongeBob SquarePants.[8] Released on Paramount+ and later on Nickelodeon.
Rugrats Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain (original characters) Klasky Csupo Reboot of the original 1991 animated series.[9][10][11] Released on Paramount+ and later on Nickelodeon.
The Patrick Star Show Stephen Hillenburg (original characters)
(d): Luke Brookshier, Marc Ceccarelli, Andrew Goodman, Kaz, Mr. Lawrence and Vincent Waller
United Plankton Pictures Nickelodeon Second spin-off of SpongeBob SquarePants.[12]
Middlemost Post John Trabbic III [13]
Star Trek: Prodigy Gene Roddenberry (original series)
(d): Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman
Secret Hideout
Roddenberry Entertainment
Brothers Hageman Productions
CBS Eye Animation Productions
Paramount+
Nickelodeon
First Nicktoon to be based on the Star Trek franchise.[14] Released on Paramount+ and later on Nickelodeon.
Upcoming
Big Nate Lincoln Peirce (original characters) 2022 Paramount+
Nickelodeon
Based on the comic book franchise of the same name.[15][16] Will be released on Paramount+ and later on Nickelodeon.
Garfield Jim Davis (original characters) First Garfield series since Viacom's acquisition of the franchise.[17] Will be released on Paramount+ and later on Nickelodeon.
Phoebe and Her Unicorn Dana Simpson (original characters) [18] Will be released on Paramount+ and later on Nickelodeon.
Real Pigeons Fight Crime Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood (original characters)
(d): James Corden and Ben Winston
Fulwell 73 Nickelodeon [19]
Max & the Midknights Lincoln Pierce (original characters) TBA Paramount+
Nickelodeon
Based on the children's book series of the same name.[20] Will be released on Paramount+ and later on Nickelodeon.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman Nickelodeon [21]

Anthology series[change | change source]

Title Creator Years Co-production(s) Network Notes
KaBlam! Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb, and Chris Viscardi 1996–2000 Flying Mallet, Inc. (season 4) Nickelodeon
Oh Yeah! Cartoons Fred Seibert 1998–2001 Frederator Incorporated
Nicktoons Film Festival Nicktoons Network and Fred Seibert 2004–09 Nicktoons
Random! Cartoons Fred Seibert 2008–09

Nick Jr. shows[change | change source]

Title Creator(s) / Developer(s) Years Co-production(s) Notes
1990s
Little Bear Maurice Sendak 1995–2003 Nelvana
Blue's Clues (original series) Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, and Angela Santomero 1996–2006
Little Bill Bill Cosby and Varnette P. Honeywood (original books and illustrations)
(d): Fracaswell Hyman
1999–2004
2000s
Dora the Explorer Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes, and Eric Weiner 2000–14; 19
Oswald Dan Yaccarino
(d): Lisa Eve Hubman and Dan Yaccarino
2001–03 HIT Entertainment
The Backyardigans Janice Burgess 2004–13 Nelvana
Go, Diego, Go! Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes 2005–11 Spin-off of Dora the Explorer.
Wonder Pets! Josh Selig 2006–16 Little Airplane Productions
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Karen Chau
(d): Mary Harrington, Karen Chau, Judy Rothman, and Sascha Paladino
2008–11 Harringtoons Productions
2010s
Team Umizoomi Soo Kim, Michael T. Smith, and Jennifer Twomey 2010–15 Curious Pictures
Bubble Guppies Johnny Belt and Robert Scull 2011–present WildBrain Entertainment (season 1)
Nelvana (seasons 2–4)
Jam Filled Toronto (season 5–present)
[22]
PAW Patrol Keith Chapman 2013–present Guru Studio
Spin Master Entertainment
Wallykazam! Adam Peltzman 2014–17
Dora and Friends: Into the City! Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes Second spin-off of and sequel to Dora the Explorer.
Blaze and the Monster Machines Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin 2014–present Nerd Corps Entertainment (season 1)
DHX Media (seasons 2–5)
WildBrain Studios (season 5–present)
Fresh Beat Band of Spies Nadine van der Velde and Scott Kraft 2015–16 Nelvana
6point2
Animated spin-off of The Fresh Beat Band.
Shimmer and Shine Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz 2015–20
Rusty Rivets Joshua Fisher and Michael O'Hare 2016–20 Jam Filled Toronto
Spin Master Entertainment
Nella the Princess Knight Christine Ricci 2017–21 Brown Bag Films
Sunny Day Abie Longstaff 2017–20 Silvergate Media
Pipeline Studios
Top Wing Matthew Fernandes Industrial Brothers
9 Story Media Group
Butterbean's Café Jonny Belt and Robert Scull 2018–present Brown Bag Films
Blue's Clues & You! Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, and Angela Santomero
(d): Traci Paige Johnson and Angela Santomero
2019–present 9 Story Media Group
Brown Bag Films
Reboot of Blue's Clues.
2020s
Santiago of the Seas Niki Lopez, Leslie Valdes, and Valerie Walsh Valdes 2020–present
Baby Shark's Big Show! Pinkfong
(d): Whitney Ralls, Gary "Doodles" DiRaffaele, and Tommy Sica
SmartStudy
Pinkfong
The BeatBuds, Let's Jam! Jonathan Jonah and Matthew Shapiro 2021–present Scooter Braun’s SB Projects
Cyber Group Studios

Other ViacomCBS networks[change | change source]

Title Network Creator(s) / Developer(s) Years Co-production(s) Notes
Play with Me Sesame[23] (animated segments, via

Nickelodeon Digital)

Noggin Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett (original characters)
(d): Jocelyn Hassenfeld and Karen Kuflik
2002–07 Sesame Workshop As shown in the end credits, Nickelodeon created the animated graphics for this series,[23] which aired on Noggin.

Digital short series[change | change source]

Title Creator(s) / Developer(s) Years Co-production(s) Notes
Welcome to the Wayne Billy Lopez 2014 Released on Nick.com.
Bug Salad Carl Faruolo 2018 Released on YouTube.
Mr. Sheep & Sleepy Bear Alan Foreman
Space Kid and Cat Greg Nix and David Kantarowicz
Kinderwood Otto Tang 2020 Titmouse, Inc. Released on Noggin.

References[change | change source]

  1. Archive of nickanimationstudio.com/shows/t-u-f-f-puppy/
  2. Archive of nickanimationstudio.com/shows/winx-club/
  3. "Nick Greenlights 'Welcome to the Wayne,' First TV Series Based On Digital Series [Exclusive]". Cartoon Brew. 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  4. Chmielewski, Dawn (21 June 2018). "Nickelodeon To Produce Animated TV Show 'Pinky Malinky' For Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  5. Nickelodeon (March 6, 2018). "Nickelodeon Greenlights Original Animated Comedy Series Pony". Press release. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/03/06/nickelodeon-greenlights-original-animated-comedy-series-pony-241010/20180306nickelodeon01/. Retrieved July 10, 2020. 
  6. Nickelodeon (December 9, 2019). "Nickelodeon Debuts Brand-New Animated Series, It's Pony, Saturday, Jan. 18". Press release. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/12/09/nickelodeon-debuts-brand-new-animated-series-its-pony-saturday-jan-18-446011/20191209nickelodeon02/. Retrieved July 10, 2020. 
  7. Netflix (February 7, 2020). "Video: Glitch Techs New Series Trailer - Netflix Futures". Press release. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2020/02/07/video-glitch-techs-new-series-trailer-netflix-futures-946113/20200207netflix01/. Retrieved July 10, 2020. 
  8. Nellie Andreeva (June 4, 2019). "SpongeBob SquarePants CG-Animated Prequel Series Kamp Koral Greenlighted by Nickelodeon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  9. Petski, Denise (16 July 2018). "'Rugrats' Returns With Nickelodeon Series Revival & Live-Action Paramount Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  10. Mary Anne Butler (May 14, 2020). "That NickelodeonRugrats Revival Delayed til 2021". Nerdbot. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  11. Nickelodeon (March 18, 2021). "The Nickelodeon Virtual Upfront Show: Bring Your Kids!". Press release. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2021/03/18/the-nickelodeon-virtual-upfront-show-bring-your-kids-574212/20210318nickelodeon01/. Retrieved June 4, 2021. 
  12. Nellie Andreeva (August 10, 2020). "'SpongeBob SquarePants' Spinoff Series 'The Patrick Star Show' Set At Nickelodeon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  13. Terry Flores (June 16, 2020). "Nickelodeon's Middlemost Post Gets Greenlight, Starts Production as Studio's Artists Work From Home Due to Pandemic". Variety. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  14. Joe Otterson (February 13, 2019). "Star Trek Animated Kids Show in the Works at Nickelodeon". Variety. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  15. Nellie Andreeva (February 19, 2020). "The Astronauts, Live-Action Loud House Movie, Big Nate Series, Henry Danger Spinoff on Nick's Slate". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  16. Cartoon Crave [@thecartooncrave] (March 19, 2021). "An animated series based on the 'Transformers' franchise is set to premiere in 2022 on Nickelodeon. "This series will follow a new species of Transformers who must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family that adopts them." t.co/4GBetjSLjk" (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 15, 2021. Retrieved June 14, 2021 – via Twitter.
  17. Brian Steinberg (August 6, 2019). "Viacom Acquires Comic-Strip Cat Garfield". Variety. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  18. Anthony D'Alessandro (June 18, 2020). "Nickelodeon Closing In On Comic Strip Phoebe And Her Unicorn As Potential Multi-Franchise". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  19. Nickelodeon (July 7, 2020). "Nickelodeon Inks Multiplatform Deal with James Corden and Ben Winston to Produce Animated Movie and TV Series Based on Children's Book, "Real Pigeons Fight Crime"". Press release. http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2020/07/07/nickelodeon-inks-multiplatform-deal-with-james-corden-and-ben-winston-to-produce-animated-movie-and-tv-series-based-on-childrens-book-real-pigeons-fight-crime-593302/20200707nickelodeon02/. Retrieved July 7, 2020. 
  20. Anthony D'Alessandro (November 16, 2021). "Nickelodeon Orders 'Max & The Midknights', 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Animated Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  21. Anthony D'Alessandro (November 16, 2021). "Nickelodeon Orders 'Max & The Midknights', 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Animated Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  22. "Nickelodeon Renews Four Hit Series from Its Powerhouse Preschool Portfolio". The Futon Critic. June 4, 2019.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Play with Me Sesame credits. Credit for Nick Digital appears at 0:12 seconds.