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Nickelodeon Animation
Animation
Studio

TYPE Subsidiary

INDUSTRY Animation
Animation

FOUNDED 1990

FOUNDERS Vanessa Coffey Mary Harrington

HEADQUARTERS Studio City , Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
, U.S. (1990–1998) Burbank , California, U.S. (1998–present)

PRODUCTS Television
Television
Movies

OWNER

National Amusements Paramount Pictures (Feature Films)

PARENT Viacom Media Networks ( Viacom )

DIVISIONS Nick Digital Nickelodeon Creative Advertising

WEBSITE nickanimationstudio.com

NICKELODEON ANIMATION STUDIO, also known in Burbank as NICKELODEON STUDIOS BURBANK, is an American animation studio . The studio is owned and operated by Viacom through its television network Nickelodeon , and the studio produces many of the network's most popular animated series, including _ SpongeBob SquarePants _, _ The Fairly OddParents _, _ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles _, _ Harvey Beaks _, _ The Loud House _, _ Bunsen Is a Beast _, and _ Welcome to the Wayne _. It also produces programs for Nicktoons Network , Nick at Nite
Nick at Nite
, TeenNick , and Nick Jr. as well.

The Nickelodeon animation division foundations begin with the creation of three original animated programs in 1991, _Doug _, _ Rugrats _ and _ The Ren & Stimpy Show _. After a falling-out with _Ren ">_ Games Animation
Animation
logo used on early episodes of Hey Arnold! _.

The Nickelodeon Animation
Animation
Studio's earliest beginnings lie in the roots of the channel's Nicktoons endeavor. In 1990, Nickelodeon appointed Vanessa Coffey as Executive Producer of Animation, charging her with the quest of seeking out new characters and stories that would allow the channel a grand entrance into the animation business. The high cost of high-quality animation discouraged the network from developing weekly animated programming. Although most television networks at the time tended to go to large animation houses with proven track records to develop Saturday-morning series, often generally pre-sold characters from movies, toys or comics, Nickelodeon desired differently. Inspired by the early days of animation and the work of Bob Clampett , Tex Avery and Chuck Jones , Nickelodeon set out to find frustrated cartoonists swallowed up by the studio system. Nickelodeon president Geraldine Laybourne commissioned eight six-minute pilots at a cost of $100,000 each before selecting three. Seeking the most innovative talents in the field, the products of this artists' union – _Doug _, _ Rugrats _ and _ The Ren & Stimpy Show _ – represented twelve years of budget-building toward that end.

However, despite the best efforts, relations became strained with _Ren & Stimpy_ creator John Kricfalusi . In fall 1992, Nickelodeon and Vanessa Coffey fired Kricfalusi. Nickelodeon asserted that the termination was due to production delays, whereas Kricfalusi suspected the real reason was that the network was uncomfortable with more crude humor. Nickelodeon objected to most of his proposed plotlines and new characters—including George Liquor , an Archie Bunker -ish "All-American Male." After Kricfalusi and Nickelodeon missed several promised new-episode delivery and air dates, the network—which had purchased the rights to the _Ren & Stimpy_ characters from Kricfalusi—negotiated a settlement with him. The creative tug of war was closely watched by both animators and the television industry and covered in the national press.

In response, Nickelodeon formed its own animation studio, Games Animation. The series was moved to Games and put under the creative supervision of Bob Camp, one of Kricfalusi's former writer-director partners. Nick's plan was to hire bright, young animators and let them do almost anything they want. Coffey soon stepped down as animation vice president for Nickelodeon, to pursue her own projects. She was replaced by Mary Harrington, a Nickelodeon producer who moved out from New York to help run the Nicktoons division that was a near-shambles after Kricfalusi was fired.

In 1992, animator Joe Murray was approached by Nickelodeon with intentions of developing a new animated series for Games Animation. Murray's Joe Murray Productions and Games Animation
Animation
rented office space on Ventura Boulevard in the Studio City neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
. The production moved to a different office building on Vineland Avenue in Studio City. Executives did not share space with the creative team. Games Animation's first in-house production, _Rocko\'s Modern Life _, premiered on the network in 1993.

The initial duty was to continue producing _ The Ren & Stimpy Show _ as Nickelodeon dropped Spümcø and its creator John Kricfalusi from their duties on the show. At the time, Games was located in an office building in Studio City, California
California
. Apart from _The Ren this was later corrected, as the owner of the building was selling it.

2016–PRESENT: NICKELODEON STUDIOS

In 2016, Nickelodeon's animation facilities moved into a five-story glass structure that will be part of a larger new studio complex next to the current Burbank facilities, which became part of the studio as a means of bringing animated productions currently produced elsewhere in Southern California
California
under a single production facility. Because it houses both animated and live-action productions, the studio has been renamed to simply Nickelodeon Studios. (not to be confused with the original Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios Florida.) The studio also houses the Nickelodeon time capsule, first buried in Orlando, Florida in 1992 at the original Nickelodeon Studios and later at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in 2006, which has moved to the new studio by the latter's closure on June 1, 2016. The new studio opened on January 11, 2017.

LIST OF NICKELODEON ANIMATION STUDIO PRODUCTIONS

TV SERIES

Nickelodeon (Main Shows)

TITLE CREATOR(S) YEAR(S) CO-PRODUCTION(S) NOTES

1990S

_Doug _ Jim Jinkins 1991–1994 Jumbo Pictures Ellipse Programmé Revived in 1996 as a Disney cartoon on ABC .

_ Rugrats _ Arlene Klasky , Gábor Csupó , and Paul Germain 1991–2004 Klasky Csupo First installment of the _Rugrats_ franchise.

_ The Ren & Stimpy Show _ John Kricfalusi 1991–1996 Spümcø (Season 1–2) This show had its adults-only revival in 2003 on Spike .

_Rocko\'s Modern Life _ Joe Murray 1993–1996 Joe Murray Productions

_ Aaahh!!! Real Monsters _ Gábor Csupó and Peter Gaffney 1994–1997 Klasky Csupo

_ Hey Arnold! _ Craig Bartlett 1996–2004 Snee-Oosh, Inc.

_ KaBlam! _ Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi 1996–2000 Flying Mallet, Inc. (Season 4 only) First Nicktoon sketch show.

_ The Angry Beavers _ Mitch Schauer 1997–2001 Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc.

_ CatDog _ Peter Hannan 1998–2005 Peter Hannan Productions

_ Oh Yeah! Cartoons _ Fred Seibert
Fred Seibert
1998–2001 Frederator Incorporated Only had three cartoons spun-off into their own shows.

_ The Wild Thornberrys _ Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, Steve Pepoon , David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic 1998–2004 Klasky Csupo

_ SpongeBob SquarePants _ Stephen Hillenburg 1999–present United Plankton Pictures

_ Rocket Power _ Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó 1999–2004 Klasky Csupo

2000S

_ As Told by Ginger _ Emily Kapnek 2000–2006 Klasky Csupo

_ The Fairly OddParents _ Butch Hartman 2001–present Frederator Studios Billionfold Inc. Spin-off from _Oh Yeah! Cartoons_.

_ Invader Zim _ Jhonen Vasquez 2001–2006

_ Action League Now! _ Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb, and Albie Hecht 2001–2002 Chuckimation Flying Mallet, Inc. Spin-off from _KaBlam!_.

_ ChalkZone _ Bill Burnett and Larry Huber 2002–2008 Frederator Studios Spin-off from _Oh Yeah! Cartoons_.

_The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius _ John A. Davis 2002–2006 O Entertainment DNA Productions First Nicktoon series to be spun-off from a theatrical film. Spin-off to the 2001 film _Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius _.

_ All Grown Up! _ Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó 2003–2008 Klasky Csupo Second installment of the _Rugrats_ franchise.

_ My Life as a Teenage Robot _ Rob Renzetti 2003–2009 Frederator Studios Spin-off from _Oh Yeah! Cartoons_.

_ Danny Phantom _ Butch Hartman 2004–2007 Billionfold Inc.

_Avatar: The Last Airbender _ Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko 2005–2008

_ Catscratch _ Doug TenNapel 2005–2007

_The X\'s _ Carlos Ramos 2005–2006

_El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera _ Sandra Equihua and Jorge R. Gutierrez 2007–2008 Mexopolis

_ Tak and the Power of Juju _ Avalanche Entertainment (original VG series) 2007–2009 THQ Only Nicktoon based on the video game series of the same name .

_ Back at the Barnyard _ Steve Oedekerk 2007–2011 Omation Animation
Animation
Studio Second Nicktoons series to be spun-off from a theatrical film.

_ The Mighty B! _ Amy Poehler , Cynthia True and Erik Wiese 2008–2011 Paper Kite Productions Polka Dot Pictures

_ Rugrats Pre-School Daze _ Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó 2008 Klasky Csupo Third and final installment of the _Rugrats_ franchise.

_ Fanboy & Chum Chum _ Eric Robles 2009–2014 Frederator Studios Spin-off from _Random! Cartoons_.

2010S

_ Planet Sheen _ Keith Alcorn and Steve Oedekerk 2010–2013 Omation Animation
Animation
Studio Spin-off of _The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius_. Third and last Nicktoon series to be spun-off from a theatrical film. Second and last spin-off to the 2001 film _Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius_.

_ T.U.F.F. Puppy _ Butch Hartman 2010–2015 Billionfold Inc.

_ The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
_ Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino 2012–2014 Ginormous Madman Sequel to _Avatar: The Last Airbender_.

_ Robot and Monster _ Dave Pressler, Joshua Sternin and J.R. Ventimilia 2012–2015 Smasho! Productions Lowbar Productions

_ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles _ Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (original characters) 2012–present Mirage Studios Lowbar Productions First Nicktoon after Nickelodeon 's acquisition of the franchise of the same name .

_ Sanjay and Craig _ Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell and Andreas Trolf 2013–2016 Forest City Rockers

_Breadwinners _ Steve Borst and Gary Doodles 2014–2016

_ Harvey Beaks _ C.H. Greenblatt 2015–present

_ Pig Goat Banana Cricket _ Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan

_ The Loud House _ Chris Savino 2016–present

_ Bunsen Is a Beast _ Butch Hartman 2017–present Billionfold Inc.

_ Welcome to the Wayne _ Billy Lopez Yowza! Animation
Animation
Second Nicktoon to be a based on web series of the same name.

UPCOMING

_ Pinky Malinky _ Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern 2018 World Leaders Entertainment Originally a Cartoon Network -rejected pilot.

_ Glitch Techs _ Eric Robles and Dan Milano

_Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_ Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (original characters) Mirage Studios Spin-off of _Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_. Second Nicktoon after Nickelodeon's acquisition of the franchise of the same name.

Nickelodeon (Licensed Shows)

TITLE YEAR(S) CO-PRODUCTION NOTES

_ The Penguins of Madagascar _ 2008–2015 DreamWorks Animation
Animation
First Nickelodeon series from DreamWorks Animation.

_Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness _ 2011–2016 DreamWorks Animation Second Nickelodeon series from DreamWorks Animation.

_Monsters vs. Aliens _ 2013–2014 DreamWorks Animation Third and last Nickelodeon series from DreamWorks Animation.

_ Rabbids Invasion
Rabbids Invasion
_ 2013–2017 Ubisoft Motion Pictures Only Nickelodeon series co-produced in France.

Nicktoons Network

TITLE CREATOR YEAR(S) CO-PRODUCTION(S) NOTES

_ Nicktoons Film Festival _ Nicktoons Network 2004–2009 Frederator Studios

_ Random! Cartoons _ Fred Seibert
Fred Seibert
2008–2009 Frederator Studios

_Making Fiends _ Amy Winfrey 2008 DQ Entertainment Cyber Chicken Animation
Animation
Studios First Nicktoon to be based on a web series of the same name .

Nick Jr. Network

TITLE CREATOR(S) YEAR(S) CO-PRODUCTION(S) NOTES

1990S

_Little Bear _ Maurice Sendak 1995–2003 Nelvana First Nick Jr. series produced in Canada.

_Blue\'s Clues _ Traci Paige Johnson , Todd Kessler , and Angela Santomero 1996–2006

_ Maisy _ Lucy Cousins 1999–2011 King Rollo Films First Nick Jr. made in the United Kingdom.

2000S

_ Dora the Explorer _ Chris Gifford , Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner 2000–2014

First installment of the _Dora the Explorer_ franchise.

_ Bob the Builder _ Keith Chapman 2001–2009 HIT Entertainment First Nick Jr. made in the United Kingdom.

_Oswald _ Dan Yaccarino 2001–2006 HIT Entertainment Second Nick Jr. made in the United Kingdom.

_ Rubbadubbers _ Peter Curtis 2003–2009 HIT Entertainment Third Nick Jr. made in the United Kingdom.

_Miss Spider\'s Sunny Patch Friends _ David Kirk 2004–2011 Callaway Arts & Entertainment AbsoluteDigital Pictures Nelvana Second Nick Jr. series produced in Canada.

_ The Backyardigans _ Janice Burgess 2004–2013 Nelvana Third Nick Jr. series produced in Canada.

_ Go, Diego, Go! _ Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh 2005–2011

Second installment of the _Dora the Explorer_ franchise.

_ Wonder Pets! _ Josh Selig 2006–2013 Little Airplane Productions

_ Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! _ Bob Boyle 2006–2010 Bolder Media Film Roman Frederator Studios

_ Ni Hao, Kai-Lan _ Karen Chau 2007–2011 HarringToons Productions

2010S

_ Team Umizoomi _ Soo Kim, Michael T. Smith, and Jennifer Twomey 2010–2015 Curious Pictures

_ Bubble Guppies _ Johnny Belt and Robert Scull 2011–2016 WildBrain (Season 1) Nelvana (Season 2-4)

_ PAW Patrol _ Keith Chapman 2013–present Guru Studios , Spin Master Entertainment

_ Wallykazam! _ Adam Peltzman 2014–present

_Dora and Friends: Into the City! _ Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes

Third installment of the _Dora the Explorer_ franchise.

_ Blaze and the Monster Machines _ Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin Nerd Corps Entertainment

_ Little Charmers _ Jennifer Dodge and Irene Weibel 2015–present Spin Master Nelvana Atomic Cartoons Fourth Nick Jr. series produced in Canada.

_ Fresh Beat Band of Spies _ Nadine van der Velde and Scott Kraft 2015–2016 6point2 Nelvana

_ Shimmer and Shine _ Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz 2015–present Guru Studios

_ Rusty Rivets _ Joshua Fisher and Michael O'Hare 2016–present Jam Filled Toronto Spin Master Entertainment

_ Nella the Princess Knight _ Christine Ricci 2017–present Brown Bag Films

DIGITAL SERIES

TITLE CREATOR YEAR

_ Welcome to the Wayne _ Billy Lopez 2014

SHORT PILOTS

See also: Pilots of "Shorts in a Bunch", and Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program

Nickelodeon (Greenlit To Series)

TITLE EPISODE(S) CREATOR(S) YEAR CO-PRODUCTION(S) NOTES

_Rugrats_ " Tommy Pickles and the Great White Thing" Arlene Klasky , Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain 1990 Klasky Csupo

_Ren & Stimpy_ "Big House Blues" John Kricfalusi Carbunkle Cartoons Spümcø

_Doug_ "Doug Can't Dance" Jim Jinkins Jumbo Pictures

_Rocko's Modern Life_ " Trash-O-Madness " Joe Murray 1992 Joe Murray Studios Company

_Aaahh!!! Real Monsters_ N/A Gábor Csupó and Peter Gaffney 1993 Klasky Csupo

_Psyched for Snuppa_ Michael Pearlstein Stretch Films, Inc. Jumbo Pictures Re-tooled as _Sniz & Fondue_, but for _ KaBlam! _ only.

_Arnold_ Craig Bartlett 1994

Re-tooled as _ Hey Arnold! _ for the series.

_The Angry Beavers_ "Snowbound / Cuffed Together" Mitch Schauer Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc.

_SpongeBob SquarePants_ " Help
Help
Wanted " Stephen Hillenburg 1997 United Plankton Pictures

_ChalkZone_ N/A Bill Burnett and Larry Huber 1998 Frederator Incorporated Aired as part of _ Oh Yeah! Cartoons _. Pilot for the show of the same name .

_The Wild Thornberrys_ Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, Steve Pepoon , David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic Klasky Csupo

_The Fairly OddParents!_ Butch Hartman Frederator Incorporated Aired as part of _Oh Yeah! Cartoons_. Pilot for _The Fairly OddParents _.

_Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius_ "Runaway Rocketboy!" John A. Davis O Entertainment DNA Productions

_As Told by Ginger_ "The Party" Emily Kapnek Klasky Csupo

_CatDog_ "Fetch" Peter Hannan Peter Hannan Productions

_Rocket Beach_ N/A Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo Klasky Csupo Re-tooled as _ Rocket Power _ for the series.

_My Neighbor Was a Teenage Robot_ Rob Renzetti 1999 Frederator Incorporated Aired as part of _Oh Yeah! Cartoons_. Pilot for _My Life as a Teenage Robot _.

_Invader Zim_ Jhonen Vasquez Wumberlog Productions

_ All Growed Up _ Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó 2001 Klasky Csupo Is the _ Rugrats '_ third TV movie, and was re-tooled as _All Grown Up! _

_Avatar: The Last Airbender_ Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko 2004

_Catscratch_ Doug TenNapel

_El Tigre_ "A Fistful of Nickels" Sandra Equihua and Jorge R. Gutierrez 2005

_Fanboy_ N/A Eric Robles 2008 Frederator Incorporated Aired as part of _ Random! Cartoons _. Pilot for _Fanboy & Chum Chum _.

_Planet Sheen_ Keith Alcorn and Steve Oedekerk 2010 Omation Animation
Animation
Studio

_Pig Goat Banana Mantis!_ Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan 2012 Nick Cross Animation
Animation
Re-tooled as _ Pig Goat Banana Cricket _ for the series.

_Breadwinners_ Steve Borst and Gary Doodles

The Nickelodeon version was released as part of their 2012's animated shorts program .

_Bad Seeds_ C.H. Greenblatt 2013 Re-tooled as _ Harvey Beaks _ for the series.

_The Loud House_ "Bathroom Break!!" Chris Savino Released as part of Nickelodeon's 2013 animated shorts program.

Nickelodeon (Not Greenlit To Series)

TITLE CREATOR(S) YEAR CO-PRODUCTION NOTES

_Thunder Lizards_ Joey Ahlbum and Marc Catapano 1990 Ahlbum Animation, Inc.

_Kid Komet and Galaxy Gal_ Bob Camp and Jim Gomez 1997

_Hector the Get-Over Cat_ John R. Dilworth 1998 Stretch Films, Inc.

_Stewy the Dog Boy_ Dennis Messner 1999 Flying Mallet, Inc. Aired as part of _ KaBlam! _. Planned for own series, but was cancelled due to being too similar to _Teacher\'s Pet_ .

_ Terrytoons Presents: Crubside _ Atul Rao, Kim Saltarski, and Greg van Riel

_Constant Payne_ Micah Wright 2001

_Psyko Ferret_ Atul Rao, Kim Saltarski, and Greg van Riel Klasky Csupo

_Crash Nebula_ Butch Hartman and Steve Marmel 2004 Frederator Incorporated Aired as a stand-alone episode in _ The Fairly OddParents _.

_What's Cooking?_ Arlene Klasky Klasky Csupo

_Chicken Town_ Niko Meulemans 2005

_Commander Bunsworth_ Aglaia Mortcheva

_Junkyard Teddies_ Arlene Klasky

_Kung Fu Spy Troll_ David Fremont

_Rollin' Rock Starz_ Gábor Csupó Klasky Csupo

_SCHMUTZ_ James Proimos and David Hale

_Wiener Squad_ Niko Meulemans

_Zeek speak:none">000000001998-11-20-0000November 20, 1998 Klasky Csupo $24,000,000 $140,894,675 59%

_ Rugrats in Paris: The Movie _ 000000002000-11-17-0000November 17, 2000 $30,000,000 $103,291,131 75% 62

_Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius _ 000000002001-12-21-0000December 21, 2001 O Entertainment DNA Productions $30,000,000 $102,992,536 75% 65

_Hey Arnold!: The Movie _ 000000002002-06-28-0000June 28, 2002 Snee-Oosh, Inc. $3–4,000,000 $15,249,308 30% 47

_ The Wild Thornberrys Movie _ 000000002002-12-20-0000December 20, 2002 Klasky Csupo $35,000,000 $60,694,737 80% 69

_ Rugrats Go Wild _ 000000002003-06-13-0000June 13, 2003 $25,000,000 $55,405,066 41% 38

_The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie _ 000000002004-11-19-0000November 19, 2004 United Plankton Pictures $30,000,000 $140,161,792 68% 66

_Barnyard _ 000000002006-08-04-0000August 4, 2006 Omation Animation
Animation
Studio $51,000,000 $116,476,887 22% 42

_The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water _ 000000002015-02-06-0000February 6, 2015 Paramount Animation
Animation
United Plankton Pictures $74,000,000 $323,400,000 80% 62

_Amusement Park _ 000000002018-08-10-0000August 10, 2018 Paramount Animation Ilion Animation
Animation
Studios $100 million

_The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 3 _ 000000002019-08-02-0000August 2, 2019 Paramount Animation United Plankton Pictures

_ The Loud House Movie _ 000000002020-02-07-0000February 7, 2020 Paramount Animation

SEE ALSO

* Nickelodeon portal * Animation
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portal * Film portal * Greater Los Angeles
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portal

* Cartoon Network Studios , the animation division of Cartoon Network * Disney Television
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