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The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons 

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These are the best 2000s Nickelodeon cartoons, or 2000s Nicktoons, ranked from best to worst by your votes. The best 2000s Nickelodeon shows, or 2000s Nick toons, are some of the best shows ever on TV. Some of the top 2000s Nickelodeon shows are family oriented while other fan favorite series are a little more "out there" for cartoons. A few of the most popular 2000s Nick shows are even action-adventure animations.

What shows appear on this best 2000s Nickelodeon cartoons list? SpongeBob SquarePants is not only one of the greatest animations of the 2000s, but it is also one of the networks longest running shows. This popular series was also made into not one, but two feature films. Rugrats is another good show that aired on Nickelodeon in the 2000s.

The Penguins of Madagascar, which premiered in 2008, marks the first time that a Nick cartoon was produced with DreamWorks Animation. Other great series that are featured on this top 2000s Nickelodeon cartoons list include Invader Zim, CatDog and The Fairly OddParents.

Do you have a favorite Nicktoon from the 2000s, or have most of your favorite 2000s cartoons been forgotten? Give the best shows a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
1999

Actors: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more
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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2001

Actors: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the everyday adventures of Timmy Turner, a boy who is granted ...more
3
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2004

Actors: David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

Danny Phantom is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. It was distributed by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. ...more
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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
1991

Actors: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more
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The Adventures of Jimmy ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2002

Actors: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, often shortened to just Jimmy Neutron, is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the ...more
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Avatar: The Last Airbend... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2005

Actors: Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more
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Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
1996

Actors: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta

Hey Arnold is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett for Nickelodeon. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in a boarding ...more
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CatDog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons

Actors: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. ...more
9
My Life as a Teenage Rob... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2003

Actors: Chad Doreck, Janice Kawaye, Candi Milo

My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon. The series follows the adventures of XJ-9, better known as Jenny ...more
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Invader Zim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2001

Actors: Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons

Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to ...more
11
The Wild Thornberrys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
1998

Actors: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry

The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until 2007. The show ...more
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Rocket Power is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
1999

Actors: Lauren Tom, Jennifer Hale, John Kassir, Bumper Robinson, Gary LeRoi Gray, + more

Rocket Power is an American animated television series. The series debuted on Nickelodeon on August 16, 1999. The series ended on July 30, 2004 after four seasons. The show mainly revolves ...more
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The Penguins of Madagasc... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2008

Actors: Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Diedrich Bader, Andy Richter, Nicole Sullivan, + more

The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series that has aired on Nickelodeon. It stars nine characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar: The ...more
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Back at the Barnyard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2007

Actors: Tino Insana, Chris Hardwick, Jeffrey Garcia

Back at the Barnyard is a Nickelodeon computer-animated television series that is a spin-off from the 2006 film, Barnyard. The debut series premiered on September 29, 2007 on Nickelodeon. The ...more
15
ChalkZone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
ChalkZone 1998

Actors: Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch

ChalkZone is an American animated television series created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber for Nickelodeon. The series follows Rudy Tabootie, an elementary school student whose magic chalk ...more
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All Grown Up! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2003

Actors: Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

All Grown Up, also known as Rugrats: All Grown Up, is an animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó for Nickelodeon. After the success of All Growed Up, ...more
17
The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
CosmicCastaway added 1997

Actors: Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette

The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers ...more
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The Backyardigans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
FriedSandwiches added 2004

Actors: LaShawn Jefferies, Jonah Bobo, Sean Curley

The Backyardigans is a Canadian CGI-animated musical TV series that premiered in 2004 and was created by Janice Burgess. It features five animal children, who imagine that their backyard becomes ...more
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As Told by Ginger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
1998

Actors: Melissa Disney, Jeannie Elias, Tress MacNeille

As Told by Ginger is an American animated television series aimed at preteens and teenagers that was produced by Klasky-Csupo and aired on Nickelodeon. The series focuses on a middle schooler ...more
20
Dora the Explorer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2000

Actors: Fatima Ptacek, Regan Mizrahi, Alexandria Suarez

Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried ...more
21
The Mighty B! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2008

Actors: Amy Poehler, Dee Bradley Baker, Grey Griffin

The Mighty B is an American animated television series co-created by Amy Poehler, Cynthia True and Erik Wiese for Nickelodeon. The series centers on Bessie Higgenbottom, an ambitious Honeybee ...more
22
Fanboy and Chum Chum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2009

Actors: Nika Futterman, David Hornsby, Dyana Liu

Fanboy & Chum Chum is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by Eric Robles for Nickelodeon. It is based on Fanboy, an animated short created by Robles for Nickelodeon and ...more
23
Catscratch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
Catscratch 2005

Actors: Rob Paulsen, Wayne Knight, Kevin McDonald

Catscratch is an American animated television series created by Doug TenNapel. It was aired on both Nickelodeon and Nicktoons on July 9, 2005. It was also shown on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland in ...more
24
El Tigre: The Adventures... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
2007

Actors: Alanna Ubach, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera is Nickelodeon's first ever flash animation series produced for Nickelodeon and Nicktoons. The first screening of the show was on January 19, 2007 in the ...more
25
KaBlam! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons
1996

Actors: Mischa Barton, Billy West, John Walsh, Rick Gomez, Noah Segan, + more

KaBlam! is an American animated sketch comedy that ran on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2000. It features a collection of short films in several different styles of animation, bridged by the ...more