Nicktoons Turn 20: “Doug,” “Rugrats” and “Ren & Stimpy” Celebrate Milestone Birthday
On a Sunday morning 20 years ago from now, three animated television series premiered on Nickelodeon. Doug, Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show changed the landscape of cable kids programming and launched the beginning of a very successful line of Nicktoons.
Nicktoons, which are Nickelodeon’s original animated series that are produced by them, for them, premiered on Sunday, August 11, 1991 at 10am ET. Take a look back at the TV schedule for Nickelodeon that week (Aug. 10-16, 1991) when Nicktoons first started.
Sadly, Nickelodeon has nothing special planned to celebrate the milestone in Nicktoons history, but the first three Nicktoons do still regularly air on TV. Doug recently began airing weeknights at 1:30am and 3:30am ET on TeenNick in the new “The ‘90s Are All That!” programming block. Rugrats still airs on Nicktoons, late-Wednesday nights from 3:30-6am ET. Rugrats also had a special return on Nickelodeon earlier this year, where it was airing every morning, but that ended after a few months. The Ren & Stimpy Show also still airs late-Friday nights from 3-6am ET on Nicktoons.