The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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List Criteria: Cartoons and animated series that originally aired on Nickelodeon or Nick Jr.

Nickelodeon cartoons are some of the best on cable and have made Nickelodeon the go-to source of basic cable children's entertainment. While Nickelodeon was known for its live action shows in the 80s and early 90s, it started to shift its programming focus over to cartoons. They even created their own cartoon company called, "Nicktoons." 

"Nicktoons" introduced the world to such famous Nickelodeon cartoons as Rugrats, Ahhhhh Real Monsters, Doug, and much more. It wasn't until 2000 that Nickelodeon really started to pick up steam with their massive hit, Spongebob Squarepants. Spongebob was so popular it became synonymous with cartoons in general. In addition to Spongebob there are many of other memorable Nickelodeon cartoon characters from these Nick cartoons.

Since then Nickelodeon has made cartoon hits as well as some off-kilter toons like The Fairly Odd Parents, Invader Zim, and Ren and Stimpy. Nick is also the creator of some cutting edge programming like Avatar: The Last Airbender and its current follow up, Avatar: Legend of Korra.

Nickelodeon might not make the live action shows that some of us grew up loving anymore, but they certainly have made up for it by producing some of the best cartoons around. Vote for your favorite old and new Nickelodeon cartoons here on this Nickelodeon shows list! 
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    Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    Avatar: The Last Airbender Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

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    Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

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    SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

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    The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    The Fairly OddParents Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

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    Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Hey Arnold! Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta

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    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutro... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen

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    CatDog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    CatDog Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

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    Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Danny Phantom David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

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    Invader Zim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Invader Zim Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons

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    Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman

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    Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Rocko's Modern Life Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler

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    The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    The Wild Thornberrys Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry

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    The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    The Angry Beavers Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette

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    Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Rocket Power Lauren Tom, Jennifer Hale, John Kassir

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    Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Charles Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles

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    The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    The Ren & Stimpy Show John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

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    Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino

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    Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

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    My Life as a Teenage Robot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    My Life as a Teenage Robot Chad Doreck, Janice Kawaye, Candi Milo

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    iCarly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    iCarly Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

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    ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    ChalkZone Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch

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    The Penguins of Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    The Penguins of Madagascar Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Diedrich Bader

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    Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

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    Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille

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    Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    Tiny Toon Adventures Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

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    Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    Kim Possible Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

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    Mischa Barton, Billy West, John Walsh

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    Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas

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    Rob Paulsen, Wayne Knight, Kevin McDonald

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    Lucy Liu, Maria Bamford, Simon Helberg

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    Action League Now is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Action League Now Veronica Alicino, Robyn Carlsson, Alyssa Grahm

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    T.U.F.F. Puppy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    T.U.F.F. Puppy Grey DeLisle, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett

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    El Tigre: The Adventures of Ma... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Alanna Ubach, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza

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    Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    Winx Club Liza Jacqueline, Caren Manuel, Helena Evangeliou

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    Amy Poehler, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey Griffin

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    Tino Insana, Chris Hardwick, Jeffrey Garcia

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    Wayside is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Wayside Mark Rendall, Kedar Brown, Denise Oliver

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    Jansen Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick

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    Mr. Meaty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Mr. Meaty Bill Farmer, Arthur Holden

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    Planet Sheen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    Planet Sheen Soleil Moon Frye, Rob Paulsen, Thomas Lennon

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    Patrick Warburton, John DiMaggio, Hal Sparks

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    Pelswick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time


    Pelswick David Arquette, Tony Rosato, Robert Tinkler

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    Sanjay and Craig is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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    Sanjay and Craig 2013

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