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List Rules 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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1
8,096 5,013
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Avatar: The Last Airbender Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

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2
6,452 2,890
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

3
5,522 2,340
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The Fairly OddParents Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

4
5,871 3,257
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

5
4,724 2,453
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutro... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen

6
6,086 1,977
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Hey Arnold! Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta

7
5,145 2,913
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Danny Phantom David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

8
4,211 2,601
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
CatDog Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

9
3,960 2,906
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

10
4,485 2,188
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Rocko's Modern Life Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler

11
4,746 1,991
Doug is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Doug Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman

12
3,381 2,018
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

13
3,589 1,947
Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Rocket Power Lauren Tom, Jennifer Hale, John Kassir

14
3,312 2,098
The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The Angry Beavers Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette

15
3,249 2,213
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The Ren & Stimpy Show John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

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16
3,285 1,830
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Charles Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles

17
2,885 3,049
Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Avatar: Legend of Korra Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino

18
2,610 897
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

19
2,096 2,333
All Grown Up! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
All Grown Up! Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

20
2,136 2,349
My Life as a Teenage Robot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
My Life as a Teenage Robot Chad Doreck, Janice Kawaye, Candi Milo

21
2,207 2,323
iCarly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
mohid added iCarly Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

22
2,088 2,190
ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
ChalkZone Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch

23
2,628 1,258
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Kim Possible Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

24
1,517 2,461
The Penguins of Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The Penguins of Madagascar Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Diedrich Bader

25
1,937 1,955
As Told by Ginger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
As Told by Ginger Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille

26
1,513 1,298
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas

27
2,109 792
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Tiny Toon Adventures Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

28
1,613 1,862
KaBlam! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
KaBlam! Mischa Barton, Billy West, John Walsh

29
877 2,311
Catscratch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Catscratch Rob Paulsen, Wayne Knight, Kevin McDonald

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30
950 2,241
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awes... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Lucy Liu, Maria Bamford, Simon Helberg

31
1,250 1,552
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
VictorAvery added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

32
1,180 1,909
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

33
734 2,264
El Tigre: The Adventures of Ma... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Alanna Ubach, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza

34
769 2,290
T.U.F.F. Puppy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
T.U.F.F. Puppy Grey DeLisle, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett

35
467 1,793
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SeraAlanaAlvarino added Winx Club Liza Jacqueline, Caren Manuel, Helena Evangeliou

36
904 1,825
Back at the Barnyard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Back At The Barnyard Tino Insana, Chris Hardwick, Jeffrey Garcia

37
496 1,697
The Mighty B! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added The Mighty B! Amy Poehler, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey Griffin

38
332 2,239
Wayside is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Wayside Mark Rendall, Kedar Brown, Denise Oliver

39
186 256
The Adventures of Pete & Pete is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Matt Bretschneider added The Adventures of Pete & Pete Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe

40
453 2,158
The X's is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The X's Jansen Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick

41
378 887
The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Julie Reynolds added The Loud House Grey Griffin, Liliana Mumy, Caitlin Carmichael

42
411 1,972
Sanjay and Craig is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Sanjay and Craig 2013

43
243 1,325
Mr. Meaty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Mr. Meaty Bill Farmer, Arthur Holden

44
243 1,177
Tak and the Power of Juju is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Tak and the Power of Juju Patrick Warburton, John DiMaggio, Hal Sparks

45
262 1,238
Planet Sheen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Planet Sheen Soleil Moon Frye, Rob Paulsen, Thomas Lennon

46
123 1,213
Robot and Monster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

47
48 1,215
Pelswick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Pelswick David Arquette, Tony Rosato, Robert Tinkler