Nicktoons

animated series brand used by Nickelodeon

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 NicktoonsEdit

PrecursorsEdit

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 seriesEdit

# Title Seasons Episodes Premiere date Finale date
1 Doug[note 1] 4[note 1] 52 August 11, 1991 January 2, 1994
2 Rugrats 9 172 August 1, 2004
3 The Ren & Stimpy Show[note 2] 5 52 October 20, 1996
4 Rocko's Modern Life 4 52 September 18, 1993 November 24, 1996
5 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 4 52 October 29, 1994 December 6, 1997
6 Hey Arnold! 5 100 October 7, 1996 June 8, 2004
7 KaBlam! 4 48 October 11, 1996 May 27, 2000
8 The Angry Beavers 4 62 April 19, 1997 May 26, 2001
9 CatDog 4 68 April 4, 1998 June 15, 2005
10 Oh Yeah! Cartoons 3 32 July 18, 1998 August 30, 2002
11 The Wild Thornberrys 5 91 September 1, 1998 June 11, 2004
12 SpongeBob SquarePants 13 278 May 1, 1999 present
13 Rocket Power 4 71 August 16, 1999 July 30, 2004
14 As Told by Ginger 3 60 October 25, 2000 November 14, 2006
15 The Fairly OddParents 10 172 March 30, 2001 July 26, 2017
16 Invader Zim 2 27 August 19, 2006
17 Action League Now! 1 12 November 18, 2001 February 10, 2002
18 ChalkZone 4 40 March 22, 2002 August 23, 2008
19 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius 3 61 July 20, 2002 November 25, 2006
20 All Grown Up! 5 55 April 12, 2003 August 17, 2008
21 My Life as a Teenage Robot 3 40 August 1, 2003 May 2, 2009
22 Danny Phantom 3 53 April 3, 2004 August 24, 2007
23 Avatar: The Last Airbender 3 61 February 21, 2005 July 19, 2008
24 Catscratch 1 20 July 9, 2005 February 10, 2007
25 The X's 1 20 November 25, 2005 November 25, 2006
26 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera 1 26 February 19, 2007 September 13, 2008
27 Tak and the Power of Juju 1 26 August 31, 2007 January 24, 2009
28 Back at the Barnyard 2 52 September 29, 2007 November 12, 2011
29 The Mighty B! 2 40 April 26, 2008 June 18, 2011
30 The Penguins of Madagascar[note 3] 3 80 November 28, 2008 December 19, 2015
31 Random! Cartoons[note 4] 1 13 December 6, 2008 December 20, 2009
32 Fanboy & Chum Chum 2 52 October 12, 2009 July 12, 2014
33 Planet Sheen 1 26 October 2, 2010 February 15, 2013
34 T.U.F.F. Puppy 3 60 April 4, 2015
35 Winx Club[note 5] 3[note 5] 78 June 27, 2011 April 10, 2016
36 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness[note 3] 3 80 September 19, 2011 June 29, 2016
37 The Legend of Korra 4 52 April 14, 2012 December 19, 2014
38 Robot and Monster 1 26 August 4, 2012 March 4, 2015
39 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[note 6] 5 124 September 29, 2012 November 12, 2017
40 Monsters vs. Aliens[note 3] 1 26 March 23, 2013 February 8, 2014
41 Sanjay and Craig 3 60 May 25, 2013 July 29, 2016
42 Breadwinners 2 40 February 17, 2014 September 12, 2016
43 Harvey Beaks 2 52 March 28, 2015 December 29, 2017
44 Pig Goat Banana Cricket 2 40 July 16, 2015 August 11, 2018
45 The Loud House 6 138 May 2, 2016 present
46 Bunsen Is a Beast 1 26 January 16, 2017 February 10, 2018
47 Welcome to the Wayne 2 30 July 24, 2017 May 31, 2019
48 The Adventures of Kid Danger 1 12 January 15, 2018 June 14, 2018
49 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[note 6] 2 39 July 20, 2018 August 7, 2020
50 Pinky Malinky[note 7] 3 60 January 1, 2019 July 17, 2019
51 The Casagrandes 3 70 October 14, 2019 September 30, 2022
52 It's Pony 2 40 January 18, 2020 May 26, 2022
53 Glitch Techs[note 8] 2 19 February 21, 2020 August 17, 2020
54 Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years[note 9] 1 19 March 4, 2021 present
55 Rugrats[note 10] 1 24 May 27, 2021
56 The Patrick Star Show 1 19 July 9, 2021
57 Middlemost Post 2 36 October 21, 2022
58 Star Trek: Prodigy[note 11] 1 10 October 28, 2021 present
59 Big Nate[note 11] 1 17 February 17, 2022
60 Monster High 1 3 October 6, 2022
61 Transformers: EarthSpark[note 11] 1 10 November 11, 2022

Mini seriesEdit

# Title Episodes Premiere date Finale date
1 Making Fiends[note 4] 6 October 4, 2008 November 1, 2008
2 Rugrats Pre-School Daze 4 November 16, 2008 December 7, 2008
3 Middle School Moguls 4 September 2, 2019 September 29, 2019

UpcomingEdit

Title Premiere date Sources
Rock, Paper, Scissors December 10 2022 [6]
Zokie of Planet Ruby [7]
Sabrina: The New Animated Series TBA 7
Max & the Midknights 2023 [6]
Garfield TBA [8]
Phoebe and Her Unicorn [9]
Real Pigeons Fight Crime [10]

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Premiered exclusively on Nicktoons Network.
  5. 5.0 5.1 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 Viacom acquired the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise in 2009.[5] ViacomCBS owns the copyright to both the 2012 series and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along the 4Kids-produced 2003 series. The 1987 series and The Next Mutation are owned by other external parties.
  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 on Paramount+ before airing on Nickelodeon for the first time on August 20, 2021.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Premiered on Paramount+ before airing on Nickelodeon.

ReferencesEdit

  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 (February 26, 2011). "Winx creator in the pink". Variety.
  5. "Tuning in to TV: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have new series, toys". The Washington Times. July 29, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Alexandra Del Rosario (November 16, 2021). "Nickelodeon Orders Max & The Midknights, Rock, Paper, Scissors Animated Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 16, 2021.
  7. "The Nickelodeon Virtual Upfront Show: Bring Your Kids!" (Press release). Nickelodeon. March 18, 2021. Retrieved May 10, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  8. Brian Steinberg (August 6, 2019). "Viacom Acquires Comic-Strip Cat Garfield". Variety. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  9. 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.
  10. "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). Nickelodeon. July 7, 2020. Retrieved July 7, 2020 – via The Futon Critic.