Living The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time  

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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." So, whether you like the old Nickelodeon shows are you're into their newer hits, you'll find all the best cartoons right here.

"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
9,843 4,460
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright
2
10,010 4,674
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke
3
10,990 7,369
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman
4
8,743 3,426
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris
5
7,025 3,791
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutro... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen
6
9,144 2,848
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta
7
7,398 4,380
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins
8
6,423 3,817
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui
9
7,138 2,795
Doug is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman
10
6,708 3,071
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler
11
5,437 4,394
Invader Zim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons
12
5,097 3,042
The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry
13
4,947 3,293
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet
14
5,313 2,984
Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Lauren Tom, Jennifer Hale, John Kassir
15
4,892 3,127
The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette
16
4,973 2,687
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Charles Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles
17
3,758 4,676
Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino
18
3,183 3,571
All Grown Up! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie
19
3,163 3,581
My Life as a Teenage Robot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Chad Doreck, Janice Kawaye, Candi Milo
20
3,008 3,291
ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch
21
3,687 1,357
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille
22
2,312 3,592
The Penguins of Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Diedrich Bader
23
2,928 2,843
As Told by Ginger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille
24
2,040 2,525
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
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25
2,350 2,832
KaBlam! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Mischa Barton, Billy West, John Walsh