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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
9,130 3,983
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

2
8,804 4,431
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

3
7,938 3,210
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

4
10,136 7,014
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

5
6,485 3,587
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
8,588 2,635
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
6,801 4,188
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
5,963 3,622
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

9
6,358 2,871
Rocko's Modern Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charles Adler

10
6,816 2,576
Doug is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman

11
5,105 4,141
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
4,778 2,837
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
5,016 2,794
Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Lauren Tom, Jennifer Hale, John Kassir

14
4,628 2,945
The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette

15
4,683 3,071
The Ren & Stimpy Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet

16
4,721 2,513
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
4,218 1,519
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

18
3,535 4,402
Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino

19
2,968 3,368
All Grown Up! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

20
3,333 3,343
iCarly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
mohid added Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

21
2,921 3,418
My Life as a Teenage Robot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Chad Doreck, Janice Kawaye, Candi Milo

22
2,829 3,118
ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch

23
4,040 1,941
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

24
3,463 1,247
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

25
2,094 3,436
The Penguins of Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Diedrich Bader

26
2,414 2,012
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Sean Schemmel, Eric Stuart, Michael Sinterniklaas

27
2,759 2,693
As Told by Ginger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille

28
2,266 2,672
KaBlam! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Mischa Barton, Billy West, John Walsh

29
1,267 380
All That is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
PaytonCobb added Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson

30
1,121 427
Kenan & Kel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
PaytonCobb added Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Vanessa Baden

31
1,856 2,377
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
VictorAvery added

32
888 421
Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
1520696080535 added Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory

33
1,301 3,208
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awes... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Lucy Liu, Maria Bamford, Simon Helberg

34
1,166 3,324
Catscratch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Rob Paulsen, Wayne Knight, Kevin McDonald

35
761 538
The Amanda Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
PaytonCobb added Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan

36
1,698 2,666
Action League Now! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Veronica Alicino, Robyn Carlsson, Alyssa Grahm

37
1,055 3,232
T.U.F.F. Puppy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Grey DeLisle, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett

38
989 3,253
El Tigre: The Adventures of Ma... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Alanna Ubach, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza

39
883 1,691
The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Julie Reynolds added Grant Palmer, Collin Dean, Catherine Taber

40
782 2,595
The Mighty B! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Amy Poehler, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey Griffin

41
1,379 2,651
Back at the Barnyard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Tino Insana, Chris Hardwick, Jeffrey Garcia

42
732 2,748
Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
SeraAlanaAlvarino added Liza Jacqueline, Caren Manuel, Helena Evangeliou

43
747 917
The Adventures of Pete & Pete is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Matt Bretschneider added Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe

44
461 3,132
Wayside is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Mark Rendall, Kedar Brown, Denise Oliver

45
618 3,048
The X's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Jansen Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick

46
645 2,940
Sanjay and Craig is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added 2013

47
485 2,171
Planet Sheen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Soleil Moon Frye, Rob Paulsen, Thomas Lennon

48
404 2,078
Tak and the Power of Juju is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Patrick Warburton, John DiMaggio, Hal Sparks

49
385 2,259
Mr. Meaty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Bill Farmer, Arthur Holden

50
15 68
Welcome to the Wayne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Alanna Ubach, Billy Lopez, Dana Steingold