Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Nickelodeon Animation Studio is an American animation studio owned and operated by Viacom through Nickelodeon. It has produced many animated television series, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents, Invader Zim, Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Danny Phantom, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Loud House, as well as programs for Nick Jr., Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, and TeenNick. It has also produced cartoon series for other Viacom-owned channels, like Paramount Network. Some shows and movies, such as Pinky Malinky, were also produced by the studio and were Netflix originals meaning that they're not on Nickelodeon.
The Nickelodeon Animation Studio on Olive Avenue in Burbank, California
|Founded||1990 (as Games Animation)|
March 4, 1998
(as Nickelodeon Animation Studio)
|Headquarters||Studio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S. (1990–1998)|
Burbank, California, U.S. (1998–present)
New York City, New York, U.S. (second facility, 1999–present)
|Ramsey Naito (EVP)|
|Parent||Viacom Media Networks|
(merger with CBS Corporation pending)
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The animation division foundations began with the creation of three original animated programs in 1991, Doug, Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show. In 1992, Nickelodeon founded Games Animation to produce future animated endeavors including their first fully in-house series, Rocko's Modern Life. Games Animation produced much of the mid-1990s output of the network in partnership with notable companies like Frederator Studios and Klasky Csupo. In 1998, the studio moved from Studio City, California to Burbank in celebration of a new facility and was renamed Nickelodeon Animation Studio (later Nickelodeon Studios Burbank). A second facility in New York City, called Nickelodeon Animation Studio New York, was opened a year later.
- 1 History
- 2 List of Nickelodeon Animation Studio productions
- 2.1 TV series
- 2.2 Digital series
- 2.3 Short pilots
- 2.4 TV movies and specials
- 2.5 Digital movies and specials
- 2.6 Direct-to-video films
- 2.7 Theatrical films
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
1991–1998: Games AnimationEdit
The Nickelodeon Animation Studio's earliest beginnings lie in the roots of the channel's Nicktoons endeavor. In 1990, Nickelodeon hired Vanessa Coffey as a creative consultant to develop NickToons, charging her with the quest of seeking out new characters and stories that would allow the channel a grand entrance into the animation business. The high cost of high-quality animation discouraged the network from developing weekly animated programming. Although most television networks at the time tended to go to large animation houses with proven track records to develop Saturday-morning series, often generally pre-sold characters from movies, toys or comics, Nickelodeon desired differently. Inspired by the early days of animation and the work of Bob Clampett, Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, Nickelodeon set out to find frustrated cartoonists swallowed up by the studio system. Nickelodeon president Geraldine Laybourne commissioned eight six-minute pilots at a cost of $100,000 each before selecting three. Seeking the most innovative talents in the field, the products of this artists' union – Doug, Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show – represented twelve years of budget-building toward that end. Coffey was hired as Nickelodeon's Executive Producer of Animation between the pilots and series production.
However, despite the best efforts, relations became strained with Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. In fall 1992, Nickelodeon fired Kricfalusi. Coffey asserts that John was in breach of contract for not delivering on time, creating disturbing content and going over budget. Kricfalusi suspected the real reason was that the network was uncomfortable with more crude humor. Nickelodeon objected to most of his proposed plotlines and new characters—including George Liquor, an Archie Bunker-ish "All-American Male." After Kricfalusi and Nickelodeon missed several promised new-episode delivery and air dates, the network—which had purchased the rights to the Ren & Stimpy characters from Kricfalusi—negotiated a settlement with him. The creative tug of war was closely watched by both animators and the television industry and covered in the national press.
In response, Nickelodeon formed its own animation studio, Games Animation. The series was moved to Games and put under the creative supervision of Bob Camp, one of Kricfalusi's former writer-director partners. Nick's plan was to hire bright, young animators and let them do almost anything they want. Coffey soon stepped down as animation vice president for Nickelodeon, to pursue her own projects. She was replaced by Mary Harrington, a Nickelodeon producer who moved out from New York to help run the Nicktoons division that was a near-shambles after Kricfalusi was fired.
In 1992, animator Joe Murray was approached by Nickelodeon with intentions of developing a new animated series for Games Animation. Murray's Joe Murray Productions and Games Animation rented office space on Ventura Boulevard in the Studio City neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. The production moved to a different office building on Vineland Avenue in Studio City. Executives did not share space with the creative team. Games Animation's first in-house production, Rocko's Modern Life, premiered on the network in 1993.
The initial duty was to continue producing The Ren & Stimpy Show as Nickelodeon dropped Spümcø and its creator John Kricfalusi from their duties on the show. At the time, Games was located in an office building in Studio City, California. Apart from The Ren & Stimpy Show, Nickelodeon's other Nicktoons were done out-of-house at Jumbo Pictures (whose next deal with Nickelodeon would be a live-action/puppet series Allegra's Window for Nick Jr.) in New York City and Klasky-Csupo (who entered mainstream popularity as animation producers from Fox's longest-running animated sitcom The Simpsons from 1987 to 1992 when animation production duties were given to Film Roman, as well as Everett Peck's Duckman which was produced by Nickelodeon's sister company Paramount Television and aired on USA Network in 1994 through 1997).
In 1993, Nickelodeon greenlit its first fully original in-house series, Rocko's Modern Life, produced by Games Animation with the partnership of Joe Murray Studio. Games worked on the show for three years and employed over 70 people during the course of its run. The show was canceled in 1996 by Nickelodeon due to its creator Joe Murray wanting to spend more time with his family. Following the cancellation, Games Animation produced the pilots of Hey Arnold!, The Angry Beavers, and CatDog, along with the former's first 26 episodes, and the second's 13 episodes. The latter was produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios along with the other two by this point forward.
1998–2016: Nickelodeon Animation StudioEdit
In 1996, Albie Hecht, then-president of Film and TV Entertainment for Nickelodeon, met with Nickelodeon artists for a brainstorming session on the elements of their ideal studio, and, with their feedback (and some inspiration from the fabled Willy Wonka chocolate factory), created "a playful, inspirational and cutting-edge lab which will hopefully give birth to the next generation of cartoon classics." He added, "For me, this building is the physical manifestation of a personal dream, which is that when people think of cartoons, they'll say Nicktoons." Nickelodeon and parent company Viacom threw a bash to celebrate the opening of the new Nicktoons animation studio on March 4, 1998. During the launch party, a gathering of union labor supporters formed a picket line to protest Nickelodeon's independent hiring practices outside the studio's iron gates.
Located at 231 West Olive Avenue in Burbank, California, the 72,000-square-foot (6,700 m2) facility, designed by Los Angeles architecture firm AREA, houses 200–300 employees and up to five simultaneous productions. It also contains a miniature golf course (with a hole dedicated to Walt Disney), an indoor basketball course/screening room, an artists' gallery, a studio store, and a fountain that shoots green water into the air. The Nicktoons studio houses five, project driven production units. Each has its own color and design environment and includes a living room, writer's lounge, and storyboard conference room. The studio also has a Foley stage (for recording live sound effects), a post-production area, sound editing and mixing rooms and an upstairs loft area with skylights for colorists.
In September 1999, Nickelodeon opened a major new digital animation studio at 1633 Broadway in Manhattan. The New York studio primarily took over production of Nick Jr. animated properties. At the same time, the Los Angeles facility animated the intro for The Amanda Show.
It was reported in 2005 that the studio was up for sale; this was later corrected, as the owner of the building was selling it.
2016–present: Nickelodeon StudiosEdit
In 2016, Nickelodeon's animation facilities moved into a five-story glass structure that will be part of a larger new studio complex next to the current Burbank facilities, which became part of the studio as a means of bringing animated productions currently produced elsewhere in Southern California under a single production facility. Because it houses both animated and live-action productions, the studio has been renamed to simply Nickelodeon Studios. (Not to be confused with the original Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios Florida, which closed in 2005.) The studio also houses the Nickelodeon time capsule, first buried in Orlando, Florida in 1992 at the original Nickelodeon Studios and later at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in 2006, which has moved to the new studio by the latter's closure and rebrand on June 1, 2016. The new studio opened on January 11, 2017.
List of Nickelodeon Animation Studio productionsEdit
|Doug||Jim Jinkins||1991–1994||Jumbo Pictures
|Seasons 1–4 only; revived by Disney in 1996 and aired on ABC.|
|Rugrats||Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó,
and Paul Germain
|1991–2004; TBA||Klasky Csupo||First installment of the Rugrats franchise.|
|The Ren & Stimpy Show||John Kricfalusi||1991–1996||Spümcø (seasons 1 and 2)|
|Rocko's Modern Life||Joe Murray||1993–1996||Joe Murray Productions|
|Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||Gábor Csupó and Peter Gaffney||1994–1997||Klasky Csupo|
|Hey Arnold!||Craig Bartlett||1996–2004||Snee-Oosh, Inc.|
|KaBlam!||Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi||1996–2000||Flying Mallet, Inc. (Season 4 only)||First Nicktoon sketch show.|
|The Angry Beavers||Mitch Schauer||1997–2001||Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc.|
|CatDog||Peter Hannan||1998–2005||Peter Hannan Productions|
|Oh Yeah! Cartoons||Fred Seibert||1998–2001||Frederator Incorporated||Only had three cartoons spun off into their own shows.|
|The Wild Thornberrys||Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic||1998–2004||Klasky Csupo|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||Stephen Hillenburg||1999–present||United Plankton Pictures||Longest-running Nicktoon, and the only Nicktoon from the 90s still in production.|
|Rocket Power||Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó||1999–2004||Klasky Csupo|
|As Told by Ginger||Emily Kapnek||2000–2006||Klasky Csupo|
|The Fairly OddParents||Butch Hartman||2001–2017||Frederator Studios
|Spin-off from Oh Yeah! Cartoons.|
|Invader Zim||Jhonen Vasquez||2001–2006|
|Action League Now!||Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb and Albie Hecht||2001–2002||Flying Mallet, Inc.||Spin-off from KaBlam!|
|ChalkZone||Bill Burnett and Larry Huber||2002–2008||Frederator Studios||Spin-off from Oh Yeah! Cartoons.|
|The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||John A. Davis||2002–2006||O Entertainment
|First Nicktoon to be spun off from a theatrical film. Spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.|
|All Grown Up!||Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó||2003–2008||Klasky Csupo||Second installment of the Rugrats franchise.|
|My Life as a Teenage Robot||Rob Renzetti||2003–2009||Frederator Studios||Spin-off from Oh Yeah! Cartoons.|
|Danny Phantom||Butch Hartman||2004–2007||Billionfold Inc.|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko||2005–2008|
|The X's||Carlos Ramos||2005–2006|
|Rugrats Pre-School Daze||Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó||2005
|Klasky Csupo||Third and final installment of the Rugrats franchise.|
|El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera||Sandra Equihua and Jorge R. Gutierrez||2007–2008||Mexopolis|
|Tak and the Power of Juju||Avalanche Entertainment (original VG series)||2007–2009||THQ||Only Nicktoon based on the video game series of the same name.|
|Back at the Barnyard||Steve Oedekerk||2007–2011||Omation Animation Studio||Second Nicktoon to be spun off from a theatrical film.|
|The Mighty B!||Amy Poehler, Cynthia True and Erik Wiese||2008–2011||Paper Kite Productions
Polka Dot Pictures
|The Penguins of Madagascar||Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell (original characters)||2008–2015||DreamWorks Animation||First Nicktoon co-produced with DreamWorks Animation.|
|Fanboy & Chum Chum||Eric Robles||2009–2012||Frederator Studios||Spin-off from Random! Cartoons.|
|Planet Sheen||Keith Alcorn and Steve Oedekerk||2010–2013||Omation Animation Studio||Spin-off of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.|
Third Nicktoon to be spun off from a theatrical film.
Second and last spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
|T.U.F.F. Puppy||Butch Hartman||2010–2015||Billionfold Inc.|
|Winx Club||Iginio Straffi||2011–2015||Rainbow S.p.A.||Seasons 5–6 and specials were co-produced in-house at Nick Animation. Voice recording for previous seasons was done at Nick Animation in 2010.|
|Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness||Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris (original characters)||2011–2016||DreamWorks Animation||Second Nicktoon co-produced with DreamWorks Animation.|
|The Legend of Korra||Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino||2012–2014||Ginormous Madman Productions
|Sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender.|
|Robot and Monster||Dave Pressler, Joshua Sternin and J.R. Ventimilia||2012–2015||Smasho! Productions
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (original characters)||2012–2017||Mirage Studios
|First Nicktoon after Nickelodeon's acquisition of the franchise of the same name.|
|Monsters vs. Aliens||Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman (original characters)||2013–2014||DreamWorks Animation||Third and final Nicktoon co-produced with DreamWorks Animation.|
|Sanjay and Craig||Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell and Andreas Trolf||2013–2016||Forest City Rockers|
|Breadwinners||Steve Borst and Gary "Doodles" DiRaffaele||2014–2016|
|Pig Goat Banana Cricket||Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan||2015–2018|
|Harvey Beaks||C. H. Greenblatt||2015–2017|
|The Loud House||Chris Savino||2016–present|
|Bunsen Is a Beast||Butch Hartman||2017–2018||Billionfold Inc.||Fourth and final Nicktoon created by Butch Hartman before his departure from Nickelodeon.|
|Welcome to the Wayne||Billy Lopez||2017–2019||Yowza! Animation||Second Nicktoon to be based on a web series of the same name.|
|The Adventures of Kid Danger||Dan Schneider||2018||Powerhouse Animation Studios
|Spin-off of the live-action series Henry Danger. |
Only Nicktoon to be produced by Schneider's Bakery.
|Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (original characters)||2018–present||Second Nicktoon after Nickelodeon's acquisition of the franchise of the same name.|
|Middle School Moguls||Gina Heitkamp and Jenae Heitkamp||2019–present||Gengirl Media, Inc.|
|The Casagrandes||Chris Savino (original characters)||2019||Spin-off of The Loud House.|
|Wonder Park||Robert Gordon, Josh Applebaum and André Nemec (characters)||2020||Paramount Animation
Ilion Animation Studios
Midnight Radio Productions
|Fourth Nicktoon to be spun off from a theatrical film.|
|Pony||Ant Blades||Birdbox Studio|
|Glitch Techs||Eric Robles and Dan Milano||Maven Animation Studio|
|Kamp Koral||Stephen Hillenburg (original characters)||United Plankton Pictures||Spin-off of SpongeBob SquarePants.|
|Man of the House||Norman Lear||TBA||Act III Productions|
|Meet the Voxels||Chris Young||Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab|
|Untitled Star Trek animated series||Gene Roddenberry (original series)||CBS Television Studios
CBS Eye Animation Productions
|First Nicktoon to be based on the franchise of the same name.|
|Untitled Garfield animated series||Jim Davis (original characters)||Paws, Inc.||First Nicktoon after Nickelodeon's acquisition of the franchise of the same name.|
|Nickelodeon Animation Podcast||2016–2017||First podcast series on YouTube, iTunes, and SoundCloud.|
|The Loud House: Listen Out Loud||2017–present||Second podcast series on YouTube.|
First podcast based on a Nicktoon.
|Nicktoons Film Festival||Nicktoons Network||2004–2009||Frederator Studios|
|Making Fiends||Amy Winfrey||2008||First Nicktoon to be based on a web series of the same name.|
|Random! Cartoons||Fred Seibert||2008–2009||Frederator Studios|
|Blue's Clues (original series)||Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, and Angela Santomero||1996–2004||2004–2008||2008–2019|
|Little Bill||Bill Cosby||1999–2004||2004–2006||2006–2014|
|Dora the Explorer||Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner||2000–2014, 2019||2014–2016||2016–present|
|Moose and Zee||2003–2012|
|The Backyardigans||Janice Burgess||2004–2010||2010||2010–2018|
|Go, Diego, Go!||Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh||2005–2011||2011–2012||2012–2018|
|Wonder Pets!||Josh Selig||2006–2009||2009||2009–2018|
|Ni Hao, Kai-Lan||Karen Chau||2008–2010||2010–2012||2012–2016|
|Team Umizoomi||Soo Kim, Michael T. Smith, and Jennifer Twomey||2010–2015||2015–2017||2017–present|
|Bubble Guppies||Johnny Belt and Robert Scull||2011–2016; 2019||2016–present|
|Dora and Friends: Into the City!||Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes||2014–2015||2015–2016||2016–present|
|Blaze and the Monster Machines||Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin||2014–present|
|Fresh Beat Band of Spies||Nadine Van der Velde and Scott Kraft||2015–2016||2016–2018||2019–present|
|Shimmer and Shine||Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz||2015–present|
|Nella the Princess Knight||Christine Ricci||2017–present|
|Sunny Day||Abbie Longstaff|
|Butterbean's Café||Jonny Belt and Robert Scull||2018–present|
|Blue's Clues & You!||Traci Paige Johnson, Eric Fogel, and Angela Santomero||2019|
|Welcome to the Wayne||Billy Lopez||2014||Yowza! Animation||Released on Nick.com.|
|Bug Salad||Carl Faruolo||2018||Released on YouTube.|
|Mr. Sheep & Sleepy Bear||Alan Foreman||2018||Released on YouTube.|
|Space Kid and Cat||Greg Nix and David Kantrowitz||2018||Released on YouTube.|
|The JoJo & BowBow Show Show||2018||Released on YouTube.|
|Pinky Malinky||Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern||2019–present||Originally a Cartoon Network-rejected pilot.|
In collaboration with Netflix.
Nickelodeon (greenlit to series)Edit
|Rugrats||"Tommy Pickles and the Great White Thing"||Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain||1990||Klasky Csupo|
|Ren & Stimpy||"Big House Blues"||John Kricfalusi||Carbunkle Cartoons
|Doug||"Doug Can't Dance"||Jim Jinkins||Jumbo Pictures|
|Rocko's Modern Life||"Trash-O-Madness"||Joe Murray||1992||Joe Murray Studios Company|
|Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||N/A||Gábor Csupó and Peter Gaffney||1993||Klasky Csupo|
|Psyched for Snuppa||Michael Pearlstein||Stretch Films, Inc.
|Re-tooled as Sniz & Fondue, but for KaBlam! only.|
|Arnold||Craig Bartlett||1994||Eventually screened theatrically during the release of Harriet the Spy in 1996. |
Re-tooled as Hey Arnold! for the series.
|The Angry Beavers||"Snowbound"||Mitch Schauer||Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc.|
|CatDog||"Fetch"||Peter Hannan||1995||Peter Hannan Productions||Eventually screened theatrically during the release of The Rugrats Movie in 1998.|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||"Help Wanted"||Stephen Hillenburg||1997||United Plankton Pictures|
|ChalkZone||N/A||Bill Burnett and Larry Huber||1998||Frederator Incorporated||Aired as part of Oh Yeah! Cartoons. |
Pilot for the show of the same name.
|The Wild Thornberrys||Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic||Klasky Csupo|
|The Fairly OddParents!||Butch Hartman||Frederator Incorporated||Aired as part of Oh Yeah! Cartoons. |
Pilot for The Fairly OddParents.
|Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||"Runaway Rocketboy!"||John A. Davis||O Entertainment
|As Told by Ginger||"The Party"||Emily Kapnek||Klasky Csupo|
|Rocket Beach||N/A||Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo||Klasky Csupo||Re-tooled as Rocket Power for the series.|
|My Neighbor Was a Teenage Robot||Rob Renzetti||1999||Frederator Incorporated||Aired as part of Oh Yeah! Cartoons. |
Pilot for My Life as a Teenage Robot.
|Invader Zim||Jhonen Vasquez||Wumberlog Productions|
|All Growed Up||Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó||2001||Klasky Csupo||Is the Rugrats' third TV movie. |
Re-tooled as All Grown Up!
|Danny Phantom||Butch Hartman||2003||Billionfold Inc.|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko||2004|
|El Tigre||"A Fistful of Nickels"||Sandra Equihua and Jorge R. Gutierrez||2005|
|The X's||N/A||Carlos Ramos|
|Super Scout||Cynthia True and Amy Poehler||2006||Frederator Incorporated
Polka Dot Pictures
Paper Kite Productions
|Aired as part of Nicktoons Film Festival. |
Re-tooled as The Mighty B!.
|Fanboy||Eric Robles||2008||Frederator Incorporated||Aired as part of Random! Cartoons. |
Pilot for Fanboy & Chum Chum.
|T.U.F.F. Puppy||Butch Hartman||Billionfold Inc.|
|Planet Sheen||Keith Alcorn and Steve Oedekerk||2010||Omation Animation Studio|
|Pig Goat Banana Mantis!||Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan||2012||Nick Cross Animation||Re-tooled as Pig Goat Banana Cricket for the series.|
|Breadwinners||Steve Borst and Gary Doodles||Released as part of Nickelodeon's 2012 animated shorts program.|
|Bad Seeds||C. H. Greenblatt||2013||Released as part of Nickelodeon's 2013 animated shorts program. |
Re-tooled as Harvey Beaks for the series.
|The Loud House||"Bathroom Break!!"||Chris Savino||Released as part of Nickelodeon's 2013 animated shorts program.|
|"The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos"||2017||Re-tooled as The Casagrandes for the series. |
Spin-off of The Loud House.
Nickelodeon (not greenlit to series)Edit
|The Crowville Chronicles||Brian Cosgrove||1990||Cosgrove Hall Films|
|Big Beast Quintet||Joey Ahlbum and Marc Catapano||Ahlbum Animation, Inc.|
|The Weasel Patrol||Ken Macklin and Lela Dowling||Mark Zander Productions|
|Kid Komet and Galaxy Gal||Bob Camp and Jim Gomez||1997|
|Hector the Get-Over Cat||John R. Dilworth||1998||Stretch Films, Inc.|
|The Carmichaels||Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó||1999||Klasky Csupo||Originally planned spin-off of Rugrats; later retooled as A Rugrats Kwanzaa special.|
|Simply Sisters||Mitch Schauer||Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc.||Originally planned spin-off of The Angry Beavers.|
|Stewy the Dog Boy||Dennis Messner||Flying Mallet, Inc.||Aired as part of KaBlam!. |
Planned for own series, but was cancelled due to being too similar to Disney's Teacher's Pet.
|Terrytoons Presents: Crubside||Atul Rao, Kim Saltarski, and Greg van Riel||Originally planned Terrytoons reboot for the network.|
|Constant Payne||Micah Wright||2001|
|Psyko Ferret||Atul Rao, Kim Saltarski, and Greg van Riel||Klasky Csupo|
|Skeleton Key||Andi Watson||Slave Labor Graphics
|Crash Nebula||Butch Hartman and Steve Marmel||2004||Frederator Incorporated||Aired as a stand-alone episode in The Fairly OddParents. |
A failed spin-off of the show.
|The Patakis||Craig Bartlett||Snee-Oosh, Inc.||Originally planned spin-off of Hey Arnold!.|
|What's Cooking?||Arlene Klasky||Klasky Csupo|
|Chicken Town||Niko Meulemans||2005|
|Commander Bunsworth||Aglaia Mortcheva|
|Junkyard Teddies||Arlene Klasky|
|Kung Fu Spy Troll||David Fremont|
|Rollin' Rock Starz||Gábor Csupó||Klasky Csupo|
|SCHMUTZ||James Proimos and David Hale|
|Wiener Squad||Niko Meulemans|
|Zeek & Leo|
|Ace Bogart: Space Ape||Neal Sopata||2006|
|Big Babies||Arlene Klasky|
|Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters||Jef Czekaj|
|Little Freaks||Erin Ehrlich|
|My Stupid Cat||Everett Peck|
|Ricky Z||Arlene Klasky|
|Ronnie Biddles||John Matta and Ken Daly|
|Adventure Time||Pendleton Ward||2008||Frederator Incorporated||Aired as part of Random! Cartoons. |
Failed pilot, but eventually a successful and critically acclaimed series for Cartoon Network.
|Mall Spies||Al Madrigal|
|Space Animals||Fabrice Sénia||Planktoon Studios|
|The Bravest Warriors||Pendleton Ward||2009||Frederator Incorporated||Aired as part of Random! Cartoons. |
Failed pilot, but successful for Cartoon Hangover and VRV.
|Leroy Dorsalfin||Mike Geiger||Mike Geiger Animation|
|Super Macho Fighter||Jorge R. Gutierrez||2012||Mexopolis|
|Sky Rat||Craig Bartlett||2013||Snee-Oosh, Inc.|
Produced for other Viacom-owned networksEdit
|Sugarless||Erin Ehrlich||2005||Klasky Csupo||The N||Failed|
|Twinkle||Dora Nagy||Nick Jr.|
TV movies and specialsEdit
|Rugrats: Runaway Reptar||1999||Klasky Csupo||First Rugrats TV movie|
|CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery||2000||Peter Hannan Productions|
|SpongeBob SquarePants: Christmas Who?||United Plankton Pictures|
|Globehunters: An Around the World in 80 Days Adventure||DIC Entertainment
|Completed and planned to air in 2000. |
Eventually aired as part of Nickelodeon Sunday Movie Toons in December 2002.
Rights co-owned by Viacom and DHX Media
|Rugrats: All Growed Up||2001||Klasky Csupo||Rugrats 10th anniversary special |
Also served as the pilot for the spin-off series All Grown Up!
|As Told by Ginger: Summer of Camp Caprice|
|Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand||2002|
|Hey Arnold!: The Journal||Snee-Oosh, Inc.||Series finale of Hey Arnold! |
Also served as the prequel to The Jungle Movie
|The Electric Piper||2003||Frederator Incorporated|
|The Fairly OddParents: Abra-Catastrophe||First Fairly OddParents TV movie|
|As Told by Ginger: Far From Home||Klasky Csupo|
|The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers||2004||Frederator Incorporated|
|As Told by Ginger: Butterflies Are Free||Klasky Csupo|
|The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour||2004–06||Frederator Incorporated
|First Nickelodeon crossover TV special. |
Features characters and elements from both The Fairly OddParents and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
|Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom!||2004||O Entertainment
|ChalkZone: The Big Blow Up||Frederator Incorporated|
|All Grown Up!: Dude, Where's My Horse?||2005||Klasky Csupo|
|The Fairly OddParents: School's Out: The Musical!||Frederator Incorporated|
|My Life as a Teenage Robot: Escape from Cluster Prime|
|Danny Phantom: Reign Storm||Billionfold, Inc.|
|Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy|
|Danny Phantom: Reality Trip||2006|
|The Fairly OddParents: Fairy Idol||Frederator Incorporated|
|Catscratch: Spindango Fundulation||2007||Series finale of Catscratch|
|Danny Phantom: Phantom Planet||Billionfold, Inc.||Series finale of Danny Phantom.|
|Atlantis SquarePantis||United Plankton Pictures||First SpongeBob SquarePants one-hour TV movie|
|Fairly OddBaby||2008||Billionfold Inc.
|Fifth Fairly OddParents TV movie. |
First new episode aired after a year-long hiatus.
|Sozin's Comet||Series finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender|
|SpongeBob's Truth or Square||United Plankton Pictures||Second SpongeBob SquarePants one-hour TV movie. |
10th anniversary special.
|SpongeBob SquarePants: Legends of Bikini Bottom||2011||First SpongeBob SquarePants miniseries|
|A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!||Billionfold Inc.
Pacific Bay Entertainment
|First Fairly OddParents live-action TV movie.|
|The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole||DreamWorks Animation|
|Timmy's Secret Wish||Billionfold Inc.
|It's a SpongeBob Christmas!||2012||United Plankton Pictures
|First SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion episode|
|A Fairly Odd Christmas||Billionfold Inc.
Pacific Bay Entertainment
|Second Fairly OddParents live-action TV movie. |
Sequel to A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
|A Fairly Odd Summer||2014||Third and final Fairly OddParents live-action TV movie. |
Sequel to A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! and A Fairly Odd Christmas
|Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past||2015|
|Harvey Beaks: Steampunks||2016|
|The Loud House: 11 Louds a Leapin|
|Bunsen Is a Beast: Beast of Friends||2017||Billionfold Inc.||Fourth Nickelodeon crossover TV special |
Features characters and elements from both The Fairly OddParents and Bunsen Is a Beast
|SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom||United Plankton Pictures
|Second SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion episode.|
|The Loud House: Tricked!|
|Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie||Snee-Oosh, Inc.||Sequel to Hey Arnold!: The Movie and The Journal |
Revival project for Hey Arnold! after 15 years.
Originally planned for a theatrical release.
|SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout||United Plankton Pictures||Third SpongeBob SquarePants one-hour TV movie. |
20th anniversary special.
Digital movies and specialsEdit
|Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling||2019||Joe Murray Productions||Announced since 2016, revival|
project for Rocko's Modern Life.
Distributed by Netflix.
Originally planned for TV release.
|Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus||Maven Animation Studio||Announced since 2017, revival|
project for Invader Zim.
Distributed by Netflix.
Originally planned for TV release.
|Untitled The Loud House film||2021||Distributed by Netflix. |
Originally planned for theatrical release.
|Untitled Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film||TBA||Distributed by Netflix.|
All the films (except Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the international release of Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure) were distributed to home video by Paramount Home Media Distribution.
|Blue's Big Musical Movie||2000|
|Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure||2003||Universal Pictures
Universal Cartoon Studios
|First Nickelodeon co-production with Universal Pictures and Universal Cartoon Studios|
|As Told by Ginger: The Wedding Frame||2004||Klasky Csupo||Series finale of As Told by Ginger. |
Originally planned for a TV release, but it was released on VHS and DVD instead in the US.
|Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Snow White||2005|
|Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Three Jacks and a Beanstalk||2006|
|Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||2019||Warner Bros. Animation
|First Nickelodeon co-production with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment |
Features characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after Nickelodeon's 2009 acquisition of the franchise of the same name.
|Title||Release date||Co-production||Budget||Gross||Rotten Tomatoes||Metacritic|
|The Rugrats Movie||November 20, 1998||Klasky Csupo||$24,000,000||$140,894,675||60%||N/A|
|Rugrats in Paris: The Movie||November 17, 2000||$30,000,000||$103,291,131||76%||62|
|Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||December 21, 2001||O Entertainment
|Hey Arnold!: The Movie||June 28, 2002||Snee-Oosh, Inc.||$3–4,000,000||$15,249,308||29%||47|
|The Wild Thornberrys Movie||December 20, 2002||Klasky Csupo||$35,000,000||$60,694,737||80%||69|
|Rugrats Go Wild||June 13, 2003||$25,000,000||$55,405,066||40%||38|
|The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie||November 19, 2004||United Plankton Pictures||$30,000,000||$140,161,792||69%||66|
|Barnyard||August 4, 2006||Omation Animation Studio||$51,000,000||$116,476,887||22%||42|
|The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water||February 6, 2015||Paramount Animation
United Plankton Pictures
|Wonder Park||March 15, 2019||Paramount Animation
Ilion Animation Studios
|The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge||May 22, 2020||Paramount Animation
United Plankton Pictures
|Untitled Rugrats live-action/CGI film||January 29, 2021||Klasky Csupo
- Nickelodeon Productions
- Nickelodeon Movies
- MTV Animation
- MTV Films
- Paramount Animation
- Cartoon Network Studios, the animation division of Cartoon Network
- Disney Television Animation, the animation division of Disney Channel
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