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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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8,216 5,107
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
6,603 2,918
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

3
5,646 2,378
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
6,036 3,297
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
4,816 2,492
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
6,214 2,000
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
5,241 2,955
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
4,299 2,640
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
CatDog Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

9
4,022 2,959
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
4,562 2,227
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
4,820 2,032
Doug is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Doug Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman

12
3,452 2,044
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
3,668 1,976
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
3,365 2,135
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
3,308 2,255
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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3,341 1,865
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
2,926 3,101
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
2,669 926
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

19
2,148 2,373
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
2,196 2,382
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
2,255 2,367
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
2,135 2,221
ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
ChalkZone Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch

23
2,699 1,289
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
1,540 2,502
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
1,988 1,983
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
1,546 1,329
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
2,157 812
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
1,644 1,895
KaBlam! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
KaBlam! Mischa Barton, Billy West, John Walsh

29
898 2,351
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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968 2,273
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
1,278 1,588
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

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1,201 1,945
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
753 2,303
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
786 2,331
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
483 1,829
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36
929 1,853
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
514 1,728
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
346 2,271
Wayside is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Wayside Mark Rendall, Kedar Brown, Denise Oliver

39
208 282
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
416 912
The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Julie Reynolds added The Loud House Grey Griffin, Liliana Mumy, Caitlin Carmichael

41
465 2,191
The X's is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The X's Jansen Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick

42
425 2,010
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
252 1,365
Mr. Meaty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Mr. Meaty Bill Farmer, Arthur Holden

44
257 1,213
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
276 1,275
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
132 1,247
Robot and Monster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

47
56 1,247
Pelswick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Pelswick David Arquette, Tony Rosato, Robert Tinkler