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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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8,443 5,271
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

2
6,827 3,004
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

3
6,334 3,364
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

4
5,850 2,431
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

5
4,992 2,570
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
6,422 2,044
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
5,424 3,032
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
4,439 2,723
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
CatDog Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

9
4,147 3,027
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
4,949 2,083
Doug is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Doug Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman

11
4,712 2,267
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

12
3,560 2,095
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
3,473 2,180
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

14
3,788 2,033
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

The Best Cartoons on Nickelodeon Right Now

15
3,413 2,310
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

16
3,444 1,906
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
3,004 3,175
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
2,771 962
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

19
2,213 2,433
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
2,278 2,441
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
2,348 2,417
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

The Best Disney Princess Movies

22
2,193 2,273
ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
ChalkZone Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch

23
2,807 1,333
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
1,605 2,551
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
1,605 1,372
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas

26
2,242 842
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Tiny Toon Adventures Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

27
2,044 2,031
As Told by Ginger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
As Told by Ginger Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille

28
1,692 1,934
KaBlam! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
KaBlam! Mischa Barton, Billy West, John Walsh

The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons

29
934 2,399
Catscratch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Catscratch Rob Paulsen, Wayne Knight, Kevin McDonald

30
1,318 1,631
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
VictorAvery added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

31
993 2,324
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awes... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Lucy Liu, Maria Bamford, Simon Helberg

32
1,229 1,986
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
786 2,356
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
821 2,381
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
504 1,885
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SeraAlanaAlvarino added Winx Club Liza Jacqueline, Caren Manuel, Helena Evangeliou

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36
981 1,903
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
32 12
All That is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
PaytonCobb added All That Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson

38
29 14
The Amanda Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
PaytonCobb added The Amanda Show Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan

39
28 14
Kenan & Kel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
PaytonCobb added Kenan & Kel Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Vanessa Baden

40
544 1,781
The Mighty B! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added The Mighty B! Amy Poehler, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey Griffin

41
241 324
The Adventures of Pete & Pete is listed (or ranked) 41 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

42
357 2,324
Wayside is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Wayside Mark Rendall, Kedar Brown, Denise Oliver

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

43
474 952
The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Julie Reynolds added The Loud House Grant Palmer, Collin Dean, Catherine Taber

44
484 2,243
The X's is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The X's Jansen Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick

45
273 1,262
Tak and the Power of Juju is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Tak and the Power of Juju Patrick Warburton, John DiMaggio, Hal Sparks

46
269 1,426
Mr. Meaty is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Mr. Meaty Bill Farmer, Arthur Holden

47
299 1,328
Planet Sheen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Planet Sheen Soleil Moon Frye, Rob Paulsen, Thomas Lennon

48
12 26
The Adventures of Kid Danger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The Adventures of Kid Danger Jace Norman, Cooper Barnes, Michael D. Cohen

49
452 2,070
Sanjay and Craig is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Sanjay and Craig 2013

50
7 26
Welcome to the Wayne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Welcome to the Wayne Alanna Ubach, Billy Lopez, Dana Steingold