Nicktoons (franchise)

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Nicktoons—a portmanteau of Nickelodeon and cartoons—are animated television shows that are produced by and aired on the children's television channel Nickelodeon.[1] Prior to 1991, Nickelodeon's animated fare comprised mostly foreign made series. The idea for their original animated programming on the network began in the late 1980s, after successes with game and variety shows. Starting in 1989, profits from those programs funded the "Nicktoons" project,[2] with the first three cartoons (Doug, Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show) airing on Sunday, August 11, 1991.[3] This format was repeated every Sunday.


Television Channels[edit]

Nicktoons is also the name of many television channels worldwide.

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  1. ^ Cerone, Daniel (October 17, 1993). "New Kings of TV's Toon Town". LA Times. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  2. ^ "From Doug to Danny Phantom: The Incredible, Fantastic, Unbelievable Origin of Nicktoons". Archived from the original on 17 July 2007. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "3 cool new cartoons for hot summer night". 1991-08-11. Retrieved 2012-10-20.