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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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1
8,424 3,558
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

2
7,800 4,142
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

3
9,387 6,598
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Avatar: The Last Airbender Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

4
7,151 3,009
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
7,963 2,451
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Hey Arnold! Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta

6
5,917 3,354
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutro... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen

7
6,225 3,964
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
5,440 3,417
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
CatDog Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

9
6,426 2,370
Doug is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Doug Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman

10
5,975 2,662
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
4,763 3,878
Invader Zim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Invader Zim Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons

12
4,429 2,631
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
4,337 2,723
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
4,642 2,600
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
4,391 2,848
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
4,433 2,320
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
3,867 1,357
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

18
3,314 4,104
Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Avatar: Legend of Korra Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino

19
2,730 3,128
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
2,941 3,144
iCarly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
mohid added iCarly Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress

21
2,661 3,214
My Life as a Teenage Robot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
My Life as a Teenage Robot Chad Doreck, Janice Kawaye, Candi Milo

The Best Animated Films Ever

22
2,612 2,923
ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
ChalkZone Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch

23
3,202 1,121
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Tiny Toon Adventures Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

24
3,597 1,807
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Kim Possible Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

25
2,181 1,843
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
1,900 3,222
The Penguins of Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The Penguins of Madagascar Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Diedrich Bader

27
2,584 2,523
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
2,150 2,473
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
997 255
All That is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
PaytonCobb added All That Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson

30
864 303
Kenan & Kel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
PaytonCobb added Kenan & Kel Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Vanessa Baden

31
1,081 3,117
Catscratch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Catscratch Rob Paulsen, Wayne Knight, Kevin McDonald

32
1,684 2,185
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
VictorAvery added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

33
1,181 2,992
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awes... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Lucy Liu, Maria Bamford, Simon Helberg

34
610 319
Blue's Clues is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
1520696080535 added Blue's Clues Steve Burns, Traci Paige Johnson, Seth O'Hickory

35
551 415
The Amanda Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
PaytonCobb added The Amanda Show Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan

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36
1,611 2,497
Action League Now! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Action League Now Veronica Alicino, Robyn Carlsson, Alyssa Grahm

37
898 3,055
El Tigre: The Adventures of Ma... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Alanna Ubach, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza

38
949 3,039
T.U.F.F. Puppy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
T.U.F.F. Puppy Grey DeLisle, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett

39
622 2,542
Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
SeraAlanaAlvarino added Winx Club Liza Jacqueline, Caren Manuel, Helena Evangeliou

40
682 741
The Adventures of Pete & Pete is listed (or ranked) 40 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

41
1,224 2,478
Back at the Barnyard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Back At The Barnyard Tino Insana, Chris Hardwick, Jeffrey Garcia

42
686 2,415
The Mighty B! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added The Mighty B! Amy Poehler, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey Griffin

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

43
429 2,951
Wayside is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Wayside Mark Rendall, Kedar Brown, Denise Oliver

44
722 1,517
The Loud House is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Julie Reynolds added The Loud House Grant Palmer, Collin Dean, Catherine Taber

45
558 2,884
The X's is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
The X's Jansen Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick

46
425 1,954
Planet Sheen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Planet Sheen Soleil Moon Frye, Rob Paulsen, Thomas Lennon

47
563 2,725
Sanjay and Craig is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Sanjay and Craig 2013

48
344 2,059
Mr. Meaty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
Mr. Meaty Bill Farmer, Arthur Holden

49
350 1,892
Tak and the Power of Juju is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Tak and the Power of Juju Patrick Warburton, John DiMaggio, Hal Sparks

50
202 1,901
Robot and Monster is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time