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List of Nicktoons

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Published: March 16, 2020
Updated: April 27, 2023

What is a Nicktoon? The exact meaning can vary depending on who you ask. Generally, and since the launch of the first three “Nicktoons” in August 1991, it has stood for original animated TV series made by and for Nickelodeon. The “Nicktoons” branding was used frequently through the ’90s and into the mid-2000s. The reason it got murky in definition is how it eventually became used.

There were times when Nickelodeon would include arguably non-Nicktoons in the “Nicktoons” branding. Shows like Pelswick and Wayside, two series made and owned by Canadian company Nelvana. Nick aired them first in the United States, but they don’t own any rights to either series. Secondly, and most notably, is the TV channel that also bears the name. Launched in May 2002, the “Nicktoons” TV channel has also been called “Nicktoons TV” and “Nicktoons Network” at points. The channel has never been exclusively Nick-originals. Even from day one it aired acquired series like Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain (both from Warner Bros.). Those certainly aren’t “Nicktoons”, right?

With that, even shows most would call a “Nicktoon”, like KaBlam!, Oh Yeah! Cartoons and Random! Cartoons (three animated shows that feature shorts from various creators) have elements that Nickelodeon no longer has any rights to (they can’t air the Adventure Time pilot, for example). And what about the animated preschool originals? Some have been produced at Nick Animation Studios, but they have generally not been associated with the “Nicktoons” branding on Nickelodeon in the past.

So using just the original intent of the word, coupled with a little editorial discretion, here is a list of “Nicktoons” with details about each show’s airing on TV, episode totals, and more:

Doug
Created by: Jim Jinkins
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, August 11, 1991 at 10:00a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, January 2, 1994 at 10:00a
Production seasons: 4
Episodes: 52

Rugrats
Created by: Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Paul Germain
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, August 11, 1991 at 10:30a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, August 1, 2004 at 8:00a
Production seasons: 9
Episodes: 172 + 3 theatrical movies + 2 direct-to-video movies

The Ren & Stimpy Show
Created by: John Kricfalusi
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, August 11, 1991 at 11:00a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, December 16, 1995 at 9:30p
Last premiere on MTV: Saturday, October 19, 1996 at 11:30p
Production seasons: 5
Episodes: 52

Rocko’s Modern Life
Created by: Joe Murray
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, September 18, 1993 at 9:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, November 24, 1996 at 7:00p
TV special on Netflix: Friday, August 9, 2019 at 3:01a
Production seasons: 4
Episodes: 52 + 1 TV special

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Created by: Gabor Csupo, Peter Gaffney
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, October 22, 1994 at 9:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, November 16, 1997 at 11:30a
Production seasons: 4
Episodes: 52

Hey Arnold!
Created by: Craig Bartlett
Developed by: Craig Bartlett, Joe Ansolabehere, Steve Viksten
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, October 7, 1996 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at 6:30p
TV movie on Nickelodeon: Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:00p
Production seasons: 5
Episodes: 100 + 1 theatrical movie + 1 TV movie

KaBlam!
Created by: Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, October 11, 1996 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, May 27, 2000 at 1:00p
Production seasons: 4
Episodes: 48 + 3 specials

The Angry Beavers
Created by: Mitch Schauer
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, April 19, 1997 at 9:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 4:00p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 11:30p
Production seasons: 4
Episodes: 62

CatDog
Created by: Peter Hannan
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, April 4, 1998 at 9:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 6:30p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 9:00a
Production seasons: 4
Episodes: 68 (2 unaired: released on DVD/digital)

Oh Yeah! Cartoons
Created by: Fred Seibert
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, July 19, 1998 at 12:00p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 6:00a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, August 23, 2002 at 9:30p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 34

The Wild Thornberrys
Created by: Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, June 11, 2004 at 6:30p
Production seasons: 4
Episodes: 91 + 2 theatrical movies

SpongeBob SquarePants
Created by: Stephen Hillenburg
Developed by: Derek Drymon, Tim Hill, Nicholas R. Jennings
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, May 1, 1999 at 9:30p
Production seasons: 14
Episodes: 319 + 3 theatrical movies

Rocket Power
Created by: Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, August 16, 1999 at 8:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, July 30, 2004 at 8:00p
Production seasons: 4
Episodes: 71

As Told By Ginger
Created by: Emily Kapnek
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 6:00p
Last premiere on Nicktoons Network: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 7:30a
Last premiere on TeenNick: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11:30p
Last premiere on CBS All Access: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 60 (4 unaired: 3 released on DVD, 1 released on streaming)

The Fairly OddParents
Created by: Butch Hartman
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, March 30, 2001 at 8:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 5:30p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 9:00p
Production seasons: 10
Episodes: 172 + 3 live-action TV movies + 3 OY!C repacks

Invader ZIM
Created by: Jhonen Vasquez
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, March 30, 2001 at 9:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nicktoons Network: Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 10:00p
TV movie on Netflix: Friday, August 16, 2019 at 3:01a
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 27 + 1 TV movie

Action League Now!
Created by: Bob Mittenthal, Will McRobb, Albie Hecht
TV special on Nickelodeon: Saturday, March 28, 1998 at 8:30p
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 12:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 12:30p
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 12 (mostly combined shorts from previous KaBlam! episodes)

ChalkZone
Created by: Bill Burnett, Larry Huber
Pilot on Nickelodeon: Friday, December 31, 1999 at 10:00p
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, March 22, 2002 at 8:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 6:30a
Production seasons: 4
Episodes: 40 (1 unaired: released on DVD/digital)

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius
Created by: John A. Davis
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 8:23p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 64 + 1 theatrical movie

All Grown Up!
Based on Rugrats created by: Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Paul Germain
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 9:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 6:30a
Production seasons: 5
Episodes: 55

My Life as a Teenage Robot
Created by: Rob Renzetti
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, August 1, 2003 at 8:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, September 9, 2005 at 3:00p
Last premiere on Nicktoons Network: Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 3:00p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 40

Danny Phantom
Created by: Butch Hartman
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 9:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, August 24, 2007 at 8:00p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 53

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Created by: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, February 21, 2005 at 7:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 8:00p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 61 + 1 theatrical (live-action) movie

Catscratch
Created by: Doug TenNapel
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 6:00p
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 20

Rugrats: Pre-School Daze
Based on Rugrats created by: Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Paul Germain
Released on DVD: September 27, 2005 and September 5, 2006
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 6:00a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 6:00a
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 4

The X’s
Created by: Carlos Ramos
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, November 25, 2005 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 8:52p
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 20 (1 unaired)

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
Created by: Sandra Equihua, Jorge R. Gutierrez
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, February 19, 2007 at 8:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, June 20, 2008 at 6:30a
Last premiere on Nicktoons Network: Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 2:30p
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 26

Tak and the Power of Juju
Developed for TV by: Jed Spingarn, Nick Jennings, Mitch Watson
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, August 31, 2007 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 6:15a
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 26

Back at the Barnyard
Created by: Steve Oedekerk
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 9:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 11:30a
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 8:30p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 52

The Mighty B!
Created by: Amy Poehler, Cynthia True, Erik Wiese
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 10:30a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11:30a
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 10:00p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 40

Making Fiends
Created by: Amy Winfrey
First premiere on Nicktoons Network: Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 11:30a
Last premiere on Nicktoons Network: Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 11:30a
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 6

Random! Cartoons
Created by: Fred Seibert
First premiere on Nicktoons Network: Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 1:30p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 11:00a
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 13

The Penguins of Madagascar
Based on characters created by: Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell
Developed by: Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle, Bret Haaland
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, November 28, 2008 at 8:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:00p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Monday, January 4, 2016 at 11:00a
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 80

Fanboy & Chum Chum
Created by: Eric Robles
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, October 12, 2009 at 12:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7:00a
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3:00p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 52

Planet Sheen
Based on characters created by: John Davis, Keith Alcorn, Steve Oedekerk
Created by: Keith Alcorn, Steve Oedekerk
Developed by: Steven Banks
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:00a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:00p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:30p
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 26

T.U.F.F. Puppy
Created by: Butch Hartman
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:30a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 1:30p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 1:00p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 60

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Developed by: Peter Hastings
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, September 19, 2011 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 11:30a
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 6:00p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 80

The Legend of Korra
Created by: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:00a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:00p
Last premiere on digital/Nicktoons: Friday, December 19, 2014
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 52

Robot and Monster
Created by: Dave Pressler, Joshua Sternin, J.R. Ventimilia
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11:00a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:00p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 3:00p
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 26 (1 unaired: released on DVD/digital)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Developed by: Joshua Sternin, J.R. Ventimilia
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 12:00p
Production seasons: 5
Episodes: 124

Monsters vs. Aliens
Developed by: Bret Haaland, Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 9:33p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 12:00p
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 26

Sanjay and Craig
Created by: Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell, Andreas Trolf
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:30a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5:30p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 60

Breadwinners
Created by: Steve Borst, Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Monday, September 12, 2016 at 1:15p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 40

Harvey Beaks
Created by: C.H. Greenblatt
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:52p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 8:30p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 52

Pig Goat Banana Cricket
Created by: Dave Cooper, Johnny Ryan
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:30p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: late-Friday, August 10, 2018 at 5:10a
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 40

The Loud House
Created by: Chris Savino
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 5:00p
TV movie on Netflix: Friday, August 20, 2021 at 3:01a
Production seasons: 7
Episodes: 182 + 2 TV movies

Bunsen is a Beast
Created by: Butch Hartman
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8:00p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:30a
Last premiere on Nicktoons: late-Friday, February 9, 2018 at 4:45a
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 26

Welcome to the Wayne
Created by: Billy Lopez
Webseries on Nick.com: August 4 – September 1, 2014 (6 chapters)
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 5:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:30p
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Friday, May 31, 2019 at 6:30p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 30

The Adventures of Kid Danger
Created by: Dan Schneider
Webseries on YouTube: July 11, 2015 – August 26, 2016 (12 issues)
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00p
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 10

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Developed by: Andy Suriano & Ant Ward
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 9:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9:30a
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 8:30p
TV movie on Netflix: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 3:01a
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 39 + 1 TV Movie

Pinky Malinky
Created by: Chris Garbutt, Rikke Asbjoern
First premiere on Netflix: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 3:01a
Last premiere on Netflix: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:01a
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 30

Middle School Moguls
Created by: Jenae Heitkamp, Gina Heitkamp
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, September 2, 2019 at 7:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 11:00a
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 4

The Casagrandes
Developed by: Michael Rubiner
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, September 30, 2022 at 8:30p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 60

It’s Pony
Created by: Ant Blades
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:30a
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:30a
Last premiere on Nicktoons: Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 9:30p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 40

Glitch Techs
Created by: Eric Robles, Dan Milano
First premiere on Netflix: Friday, February 21, 2020 at 3:01a
Last premiere on Netflix: August 17, 2020 at 3:01a
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 20

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years
Created by: Stephen Hillenburg
Developed by: Luke Brookshier, Marc Ceccarelli, Andrew Goodman, Kaz, Mr. Lawrence, Vincent Waller
First premiere on Paramount+: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:00a
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 7:00p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 39

Rugrats (2021)
Based on the series created by: Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Paul Germain
First premiere on Paramount+: Thursday, May 27, 2021
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, August 20, 2021 at 8:00p
Production seasons: 3
Episodes: 65

The Patrick Star Show
Based on Characters Created by: Stephen Hillenburg
Developed by: Luke Brookshier, Marc Ceccarelli, Andrew Goodman, Kaz, Mr. Lawrence, Vincent Waller
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, July 9, 2021 at 7:00p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 52

Middlemost Post
Created by: John Trabbic III
Developed by: Dave H. Johnson, John Trabbic III
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, July 9, 2021 at 7:30p
Last premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8:30p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 33

Star Trek: Prodigy
Based Upon “Star Trek” Created by: Gene Roddenberry
Created by: Kevin & Dan Hageman
First premiere on Paramount+: Thursday, October 28, 2021
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, December 17, 2021 at 7:00p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 40

Big Nate
Developed by: Mitch Watson
Based on the Comic and Book Series by: Lincoln Peirce
First premiere on Paramount+: Thursday, February 17, 2022
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Monday, September 5, 2022 at 7:30p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 36

Monster High
Developed by: Shea Fontana
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 9:00p
Production seasons: 2
Episodes: 46

Transformers: EarthSpark
Developed by: Dale Malinowski, Ant Ward and Nicole Dubuc
First premiere on Paramount+: Friday, November 11, 2022
First premiere on Nickelodeon: Friday, November 11, 2022 at 4:00p
Production seasons: 1
Episodes: 26