Nicktoons

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Nicktoons are animated television shows which are produced by and aired on the children's television channel Nickelodeon. Prior to 1991, Nickelodeon aired mostly foreign made animated series. The idea for Nicktoons was formed in 1989[1] and on Sunday, August 11, 1991, the first Nicktoon, Doug, was aired followed by Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show. This format was repeated every Sunday.

List of Nicktoons[change | change source]

Precursors[change | change source]

Title Premiere date
Video Dream Theatre Produced from 1979 to 1980; unaired
"Christmas in Tattertown" December 21, 1988
"Nick's Thanksgiving Fest" November 22, 1989

Full series[change | change source]

# Title Seasons Premiere date Finale date
1 Doug[note 1] 4 August 11, 1991 January 2, 1994
2 Rugrats 9 August 11, 1991 August 1, 2004
3 The Ren & Stimpy Show[note 2] 5 August 11, 1991 October 20, 1996
4 Rocko's Modern Life 4 September 18, 1993 November 24, 1996
5 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 4 October 29, 1994 December 6, 1997
6 Hey Arnold! 5 October 7, 1996 June 8, 2004
7 KaBlam! 4 October 11, 1996 January 22, 2000
8 The Angry Beavers 4 April 19, 1997 June 11, 2001
9 CatDog 4 April 4, 1998 June 15, 2005
10 Oh Yeah! Cartoons 3 July 18, 1998 July 19, 2002
11 The Wild Thornberrys 5 September 1, 1998 June 11, 2004
12 SpongeBob SquarePants 13 May 16, 1999 present
13 Rocket Power 4 August 16, 1999 July 30, 2004
14 Pelswick 2 October 5, 2000 November 15, 2002
15 As Told by Ginger 3 October 25, 2000 November 14, 2006
16 The Fairly OddParents 10 March 30, 2001 July 26, 2017
17 Invader Zim 2 March 30, 2001 August 19, 2006
18 Action League Now! 1 November 18, 2001 February 10, 2002
19 ChalkZone 4 March 22, 2002 August 23, 2008
20 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius 3 July 20, 2002 November 25, 2006
21 All Grown Up! 5 April 12, 2003 August 17, 2008
22 My Life as a Teenage Robot 3 August 1, 2003 May 2, 2009
23 Danny Phantom 3 April 3, 2004 August 24, 2007
24 Avatar: The Last Airbender 3 February 21, 2005 July 19, 2008
25 Catscratch 1 July 9, 2005 February 10, 2007
26 The X's 1 November 25, 2005 November 25, 2006
27 Kappa Mikey[note 3] 2 February 25, 2006 September 20, 2008
28 Mr. Meaty 2 December 30, 2005 May 23, 2009
29 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera 1 February 19, 2007 September 13, 2008
30 Wayside 2 March 16, 2007 January 15, 2008
31 Tak and the Power of Juju 1 August 31, 2007 January 24, 2009
32 Back at the Barnyard 2 September 29, 2007 November 12, 2011
33 The Mighty B! 2 April 26, 2008 June 12, 2011
34 Making Fiends[note 3] 1 October 4, 2008 November 1, 2008
35 The Penguins of Madagascar[note 4] 3 November 28, 2008 December 19, 2015
36 Random! Cartoons[note 3] 1 December 6, 2008 December 20, 2009
37 Fanboy & Chum Chum 2 October 12, 2009 July 12, 2014
38 Planet Sheen 1 October 2, 2010 February 15, 2013
39 T.U.F.F. Puppy 3 October 2, 2010 April 4, 2015
40 Winx Club (2011)[note 5] 3 June 27, 2011 April 10, 2016
41 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness[note 4] 3 September 19, 2011 June 29, 2016
42 The Legend of Korra 4 April 14, 2012 December 19, 2014
43 Robot and Monster 1 August 4, 2012 March 4, 2015
44 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)[note 6] 5 September 29, 2012 November 12, 2017
45 Monsters vs. Aliens[note 4] 1 March 23, 2013 February 8, 2014
46 Sanjay and Craig 3 May 25, 2013 July 29, 2016
47 Rabbids Invasion 3 August 3, 2013 June 23, 2017
48 Breadwinners 2 February 17, 2014 September 12, 2016
49 Harvey Beaks 2 March 28, 2015 December 29, 2017
50 Pig Goat Banana Cricket 2 July 16, 2015 August 11, 2018
51 The Loud House 6 May 2, 2016 present
51 Bunsen Is a Beast 1 February 20, 2017 February 10, 2018
52 Welcome to the Wayne 2 July 24, 2017 May 31, 2019
53 The Adventures of Kid Danger 1 January 15, 2018 June 14, 2018
54 Pinky Malinky[note 7] 2 August 17, 2018 July 17, 2019
55 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[note 6] 2 September 17, 2018 August 7, 2020
56 Middle School Moguls 1 September 2, 2019 September 29, 2019
57 The Casagrandes 3 October 14, 2019 present
58 It's Pony 2 January 18, 2020
59 Glitch Techs[note 8] 1 February 21, 2020 August 17, 2020
60 Ollie's Pack 1 April 6, 2020 May 6, 2021
61 Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years[note 9] 1 March 4, 2021 present
62 The Barbarian and the Troll 1 April 2, 2021 June 25, 2021
63 Rugrats (2021)[note 10] 1 May 27, 2021 present
64 The Patrick Star Show 1 July 9, 2021
65 Middlemost Post 1 July 9, 2021
66 Star Trek: Prodigy[note 11] 1 October 28, 2021
67 Big Nate[note 11] 1 February 17, 2022

Upcoming[change | change source]

Title Premiere date Sources
Zokie of Planet Ruby July 2022 [6]
Garfield August 2022 [7]
Monster High[note 12] October 2022 [8][9]
Transformers: EarthSpark[note 13] November 2022 [10][11][12]
Phoebe and Her Unicorn 2023 [13]
Adventures in Wonder Park[note 12] TBA [14][15]
Max & the Midknights [16]
Meet the Voxels[note 13] [17]
Real Pigeons Fight Crime [18]
Rock, Paper, Scissors [16]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Nickelodeon produced seasons 1–4. In 1996, Disney acquired the series and produced three additional seasons.
  2. This list does not include the Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" spin-off, as it was not produced under the Nickelodeon brand. In August 2020, the ViacomCBS-owned network Comedy Central green-lit a reboot of the series, which will likely also not be included on this list.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Premiered exclusively on Nicktoons Network.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and DreamWorks Animation.[2] DreamWorks owns the characters and other elements in the show while ViacomCBS retains half of the show's copyright.
  5. Nickelodeon Animation Studio produced the Winx Club revival series, made up of seasons 5–7, in co-development with Rainbow. ViacomCBS owns the copyright to these seasons[3] and co-owns the Rainbow studio itself.[4]
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nickelodeon acquired the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise in 2009.[5] ViacomCBS owns the copyright to the 2012 series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the 2023 series, but not The Next Mutation.
  7. Premiered exclusively on Netflix. Each episode is separated as 11 minute segments on the streaming platform and count as individual episodes.
  8. Premiered exclusively on Netflix.
  9. Premiered first on Paramount+ in March 2021 before airing on Nickelodeon the following month.
  10. CGI reboot of the original 1991 series. Premiered first on Paramount+ before airing on Nickelodeon on August 20.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Premiered on Paramount+ before airing on Nickelodeon.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Will premiere on Paramount+ before airing on Nickelodeon.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Will premiere exclusively on Paramount+

References[change | change source]

  1. "From Doug to Danny Phantom: The Incredible, Fantastic, Unbelievable Origin of Nicktoons". Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  2. Nguyen, Hanh. "'Penguins of Madagascar' Move It, Move It to Nickelodeon". chicagotribune.com.
  3. "Copyright Catalog: Winx Club - Eps. 726". Library of Congress.
  4. Vivarelli, Nick; Vivarelli, Nick (2011-02-26). "Winx creator in the pink". Variety. Retrieved 2021-11-13.
  5. "Tuning in to TV: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have new series, toys". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2021-11-13.
  6. 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 May 10, 2021. 
  7. Brian Steinberg (August 6, 2019). "Viacom Acquires Comic-Strip Cat Garfield". Variety. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  8. Nickelodeon (February 23, 2021). "Mattel Television and Nickelodeon Announce Plans to Produce an Animated Series and Live-Action Television Movie Musical Based on Iconic Monster High Franchise". Press release. http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2021/02/23/mattel-television-and-nickelodeon-announce-plans-to-produce-an-animated-series-and-live-action-television-movie-musical-based-on-iconic-monster-high-franchise-387401/20210223nickelodeon01/. Retrieved February 23, 2021. 
  9. Nickelodeon (March 18, 2021). "The Nickelodeon Virtual Upfront Show: Bring Your Kids!". Press release. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210318005965/en/The-Nickelodeon-Virtual-Upfront-Show-Bring-Your-Kids%21. Retrieved March 18, 2021. 
  10. Petski, Denise (2021-02-25). "Nickelodeon Orders 'Transformers' Animated Series Based On Hasbro Franchise". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  11. https://deadline.com/2022/02/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-villain-movies-transformers-series-paramount-plus-nickelodeon-1234933546/
  12. "Nickelodeon Supercharges Its Franchise Strategy With Steady Stream of New Premium Content for 2022-23 Season". Press release. March 24, 2022. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220324005904/en/Nickelodeon-Supercharges-Its-Franchise-Strategy-With-Steady-Stream-of-New-Premium-Content-for-2022-23-Season. Retrieved March 24, 2022. 
  13. Anthony D'Alessandro (June 18, 2020). "Nickelodeon Closing In On Comic Strip Phoebe And Her Unicorn As Potential Multi-Franchise". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  14. Lynch, Jason (March 2, 2017). "At Its Upfront Event, Nickelodeon Touts Global Branding Opportunities Outside of TV". Adweek.com. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  15. Donnelly, Matt (March 28, 2017). "Paramount's 'Amusement Park' Movie to Become Nickelodeon TV Show After Theatrical Release". The Wrap. Archived from the original on April 1, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Alexandra Del Rosario (November 16, 2021). "Nickelodeon Orders Max & The Midknights, Rock, Paper, Scissors Animated Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  17. Carolyn Giardina (August 2, 2018). "Nickelodeon Developing Animated Series Meet the Voxels, With VR and AR Experiences". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  18. 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.