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
9,496 4,217
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

2
9,371 4,563
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

3
8,324 3,339
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
10,544 7,210
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
6,745 3,690
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
8,878 2,738
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
7,076 4,299
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
6,186 3,725
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

9
6,551 2,969
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
7,000 2,678
Doug is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman

11
5,273 4,272
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
4,947 2,940
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
4,825 3,182
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
5,176 2,889
Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Lauren Tom, Jennifer Hale, John Kassir

15
4,772 3,037
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
4,373 1,604
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

17
4,860 2,600
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Charles Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles

18
3,642 4,541
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
3,075 3,472
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
3,533 3,438
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
3,033 3,510
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
4,286 2,004
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

23
2,923 3,207
ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch

24
3,593 1,300
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
2,207 3,519
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