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Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Subsidiary
IndustryAnimation
Founded1990 (as Games Animation)
March 4, 1998
(as Nickelodeon Animation Studios)
FoundersVanessa Coffey
Mary Harrington
HeadquartersStudio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S. (1990–1998)
Burbank, Los Angeles, California, U.S. (1998–present)
Key people
Chris Viscardi (SVP)[1]
ProductsTelevision
Movies
OwnerNational Amusements
Paramount Pictures (feature films)
ParentViacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
DivisionsNick Digital
Nickelodeon Digital Advertising
Websitenickanimation.com

Nickelodeon Animation Studio, also known in Burbank as Nickelodeon Studios Burbank, is an American animation studio owned and operated by Viacom through Nickelodeon producing many animated television series like SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Welcome to the Wayne, The Adventures of Kid Danger, and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while also producing programs for Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, TeenNick, and Nick Jr. including shows like PAW Patrol.

The animation division foundations began with the creation of three original animated programs in 1991, Doug, Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show. In 1992, Nickelodeon founded Games Animation to produce future animated endeavors including their first fully in-house series Rocko's Modern Life. Games Animation produced much of the mid-1990s output of the network in partnership with notable companies like Frederator Studios. In 1998, the studio moved from Studio City, California to Burbank in celebration of a new facility and was renamed Nickelodeon Animation Studio.

Aside from Nickelodeon and its sister channels, it also produced cartoon series for other Viacom related networks like Paramount Network.

History[edit]

1991–1998: Games Animation[edit]

Games Animation logo used on early episodes of Hey Arnold!.

The Nickelodeon Animation Studio's earliest beginnings lie in the roots of the channel's Nicktoons endeavor. In 1990, Nickelodeon hired Vanessa Coffey as a creative consultant to develop NickToons,[2] charging her with the quest of seeking out new characters and stories that would allow the channel a grand entrance into the animation business.[3] 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.[4] 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.[3] Coffey was hired as Nickelodeon’s Executive Producer of Animation between the pilots and series production.[2]

However, despite the best efforts, relations became strained with Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. In fall 1992, Nickelodeon fired Kricfalusi. Coffey asserts that John was in breach of contract for not delivering on time, creating disturbing content and going over budget.[5] Kricfalusi suspected the real reason was that the network was uncomfortable with more crude humor.[6] 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.[6] 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.[7] The series was moved to Games and put under the creative supervision of Bob Camp, one of Kricfalusi's former writer-director partners.[6] Nick's plan was to hire bright, young animators and let them do almost anything they want.[7] 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.[7]

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 rented office space on Ventura Boulevard in the Studio City neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California.[8] The production moved to a different office building on Vineland Avenue in Studio City. Executives did not share space with the creative team.[9] 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. Apart from The Ren & Stimpy Show, Nickelodeon's other Nicktoons were done out-of-house at Jumbo Pictures (whose next deal with Nickelodeon would be a live-action/puppet series Allegra's Window for Nick Jr.) in New York City and Klasky-Csupo (who entered mainstream popularity as animation producers from Fox's longest-running animated sitcom The Simpsons from 1987 to 1992 when animation production duties were given to Film Roman, as well as Everett Peck's Duckman which was produced by Nickelodeon's sister company Paramount Television and aired on USA Network in 1994 through 1997).

In 1993, Nickelodeon greenlit its first fully original in-house series, Rocko's Modern Life, produced by Games Animation with the partnership of Joe Murray Studio. Games worked on the show for three years and employed over 70 people during the course of its run. The show was canceled in 1996 by Nickelodeon due to its creator Joe Murray wanting to spend more time with his family. Following the cancellation, Games Animation produced the pilot of Hey Arnold!, along with its first 26 episodes.

1998–2016: Nickelodeon Animation Studio[edit]

Nickelodeon Animation Studio on Olive Ave. in Burbank, California.

In 1996, Albie Hecht, then-president of Film and TV Entertainment for Nickelodeon, met with Nickelodeon artists for a brainstorming session on the elements of their ideal studio, and, with their feedback (and some inspiration from the fabled Willy Wonka chocolate factory), created "a playful, inspirational and cutting-edge lab which will hopefully give birth to the next generation of cartoon classics." He added, "For me, this building is the physical manifestation of a personal dream, which is that when people think of cartoons, they'll say Nicktoons."[10] Nickelodeon and parent company Viacom threw a bash to celebrate the opening of the new Nicktoons animation studio on March 4, 1998. During the launch party, a gathering of union labor supporters formed a picket line to protest Nickelodeon's independent hiring practices outside the studio's iron gates.[10]

Located at 231 West Olive Avenue in Burbank, California, the 72,000-square-foot (6,700 m2) facility, designed by Los Angeles architecture firm AREA, houses 200–300 employees and up to five simultaneous productions. It also contains a miniature golf course (with a hole dedicated to Walt Disney), an indoor basketball course/screening room, an artists' gallery, a studio store, and a fountain that shoots green water into the air.[10] The Nicktoons studio houses five, project driven production units. Each has its own color and design environment and includes a living room, writer's lounge, and storyboard conference room. The studio also has a Foley stage (for recording live sound effects), a post-production area, sound editing and mixing rooms and an upstairs loft area with skylights for colorists.[10]

In September 1999, Nickelodeon opened a major new digital animation studio at 1633 Broadway in Manhattan. The New York studio primarily took over production of Nick Jr. animated properties.[11] At the same time, the Los Angeles facility animated the intro for The Amanda Show.

It was reported in 2005 that the studio was up for sale; this was later corrected, as the owner of the building was selling it.[12]

2016–present: Nickelodeon Studios[edit]

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 under a single production facility.[13] Because it houses both animated and live-action productions, the studio has been renamed to simply Nickelodeon Studios.[14] (Not to be confused with the original Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios Florida, which closed in 2005.) 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 and rebrand on June 1, 2016.[15] The new studio opened on January 11, 2017.

List of Nickelodeon Animation Studio productions[edit]

TV series[edit]

Nickelodeon (main shows)[edit]

Title Creator Years Co-production Notes
1990s
Doug Jim Jinkins 1991–1994 Jumbo Pictures
Ellipse Programmé
Seasons 1-4 only; revived by Disney in 1996 and aired on ABC.
Rugrats Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó,
and Paul Germain
1991–2004; 2020[16] Klasky Csupo First installment of the Rugrats franchise.
The Ren & Stimpy Show John Kricfalusi 1991–1996 Spümcø (seasons 1 and 2) This marks the only Nickelodeon show to get an adults-only revival that premiered in 2003 on Spike (now known as the Paramount Network).
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 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 Longest-running Nicktoon, and the only Nicktoon from the 90s still in production.
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 2001–2017 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 Spin-off from KaBlam!
ChalkZone Bill Burnett and Larry Huber 2002–2009 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 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 Studio Second Nicktoon 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 2009–2012 Frederator Studios Spin-off from Random! Cartoons.
2010s
Planet Sheen Keith Alcorn and Steve Oedekerk 2010–2013 Omation Animation Studio Spin-off of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
Third Nicktoon 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 Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino 2012–2014 Ginormous Madman Productions
Studio Mir
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) 2012–2017 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" DiRaffaele 2014–2016
Harvey Beaks C.H. Greenblatt 2015–2017
Pig Goat Banana Cricket Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan 2015–2018
The Loud House Chris Savino 2016–present
Bunsen Is a Beast Butch Hartman 2017–2018 Billionfold Inc. Fourth and final Nicktoon created by Butch Hartman before his departure from Nickelodeon.[17]
Welcome to the Wayne[18] Billy Lopez 2017–present Yowza! Animation Second Nicktoon to be based on a web series of the same name.
The Adventures of Kid Danger Dan Schneider 2018–present Powerhouse Animation Studios
Schneider's Bakery
Spin-off of the live-action series Henry Danger. Only Nicktoon to be produced by Schneider's Bakery.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (original characters) 2018–present Flying Bark Productions (animation)
Mirage Studios
Second Nicktoon after Nickelodeon's acquisition of the franchise of the same name.
Upcoming
Glitch Techs Eric Robles and Dan Milano 2019[19] Maven Animation Studio
Wonder Park Robert Gordon, Josh Applebaum and André Nemec (characters) 2019 Paramount Animation
Ilion Animation Studios
Fourth Nicktoon to be spun off from a theatrical film.[20]
Los Casagrandes Chris Savino TBA Spin-off of The Loud House.
Man of the House[21] Norman Lear TBA Act III Productions
Meet the Voxels[22] Chris Young TBA Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab
Pony[23] Ant Blades TBA Birdbox Studio

Nickelodeon (licensed shows)[edit]

Title Years Co-production Notes
The Penguins of Madagascar 2008–2015 DreamWorks 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 2013–2017 Ubisoft Motion Pictures
TeamTO
Only Nickelodeon series co-produced in France.

Podcast shows[edit]

Title Years Notes
Nickelodeon Animation Podcast 2016–present First podcast series on YouTube, iTunes, and SoundCloud.
The Loud House: Listen Out Loud 2017–present Second podcast series on YouTube.
First podcast based on a Nicktoon.

Nicktoons Network[edit]

Title Creator Years Co-production Notes
Nicktoons Film Festival Nicktoons Network 2004–2009 Frederator Studios
Making Fiends Amy Winfrey 2008 DQ Entertainment
Cyber Chicken Animation Studios
First Nicktoon to be based on a web series of the same name.
Random! Cartoons Fred Seibert 2008–2009 Frederator Studios

Noggin/Nick Jr. Network (preschool shows)[edit]

Title Creator Years Reruns Extended reruns
1990s
Little Bear Maurice Sendak 1995–1999 1999–2003 2003–2018
Blue's Clues (original series) Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, and Angela Santomero 1996–2004 2004–2008 2008–present
Little Bill Bill Cosby 1999–2004 2004–2006 2006–2014
2000s
Dora the Explorer Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner 2000–2014 2014–2016 2016–present
The Backyardigans Janice Burgess 2004–2010 2010 2010–2018
Go, Diego, Go! Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh 2005–2011 2011–2012 2012–2018
Wonder Pets Josh Selig 2006–2009 2009 2009–2018
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan Karen Chau 2008–2010 2010–2012 2012–2016
2010s
Team Umizoomi Soo Kim, Michael T. Smith, and Jennifer Twomey 2010–2015 2015–2017 2017–present
Bubble Guppies Johnny Belt and Robert Scull 2011–2016 2016–present
PAW Patrol Keith Chapman 2013–present
Wallykazam! Adam Peltzman 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–present
Dora and Friends: Into the City! Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes 2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–present
Blaze and the Monster Machines Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin 2014–present
Shimmer and Shine Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz 2015–present
Rusty Rivets Joshua Fisher and Michael O'Hare 2016–present
Nella the Princess Knight Christine Ricci 2017–present
Sunny Day Abbie Longstaff
Top Wing Matthew Fernandes
Butterbean's Café Jonny Belt and Robert Scull 2018–present

Digital series[edit]

Title Creator Years Co-production Notes
Welcome to the Wayne Billy Lopez 2014 Yowza! Animation Released on Nick.com.
Bug Salad Carl Faruolo 2018 Released on YouTube.
Mr. Sheep & Sleepy Bear Alan Foreman 2018 Released on YouTube.
Space Kid and Cat Greg Nix and David Kantrowitz 2018 Released on YouTube.
The JoJo & BowBow Show Show[24] 2018 Released on YouTube.
Upcoming
Pinky Malinky Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern 2019 World Leaders Entertainment Originally a Cartoon Network-rejected pilot.
In collaboration with Netflix.[25]

Short pilots[edit]

Nickelodeon (greenlit to series)[edit]

Title Episode Creator Year Co-production 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" Mitch Schauer Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc.
CatDog "Fetch" Peter Hannan 1995 Peter Hannan Productions Eventually screened theatrically during the release of The Rugrats Movie in 1998.
SpongeBob SquarePants "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
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
The X's N/A Carlos Ramos
Super Scout Cynthia True and Amy Poehler 2006 Frederator Incorporated
Polka Dot Pictures
Paper Kite Productions
Aired as part of Nicktoons Film Festival. Re-tooled as The Mighty B!.
Fanboy 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 Studio
Pig Goat Banana Mantis! Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan 2012 Nick Cross 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 Released as part of Nickelodeon's 2013 animated shorts program. 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)[edit]

Title Creator 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.
Simply Sisters Mitch Schauer 1999 Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc.
Stewy the Dog Boy Dennis Messner Flying Mallet, Inc. Aired as part of KaBlam!. Planned for own series, but was cancelled due to being too similar to Disney's Teacher's Pet.
Terrytoons Presents: Crubside[26] Atul Rao, Kim Saltarski, and Greg van Riel
Constant Payne Micah Wright 2001
Skeleton Key[27] Andi Watson Slave Labor Graphics
Sunbow Entertainment
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. A failed spin-off of the show.
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 & Leo
Ace Bogart: Space Ape Neal Sopata 2006
Big Babies Arlene Klasky
Eggheads
Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters Jef Czekaj
Little Freaks Erin Ehrlich
My Stupid Cat Everett Peck
Ricky Z Arlene Klasky
Ronnie Biddles John Matta and Ken Daly
Adventure Time Pendleton Ward 2008 Frederator Incorporated Aired as part of Random! Cartoons. Failed pilot, but eventually a successful and critically acclaimed series for Cartoon Network.
Mall Spies Al Madrigal
Space Animals Fabrice Sénia Planktoon Studios
The Bravest Warriors Pendleton Ward 2009 Frederator Incorporated Aired as part of Random! Cartoons. Failed pilot, but successful for Cartoon Hangover and VRV.
Leroy Dorsalfin Mike Geiger Mike Geiger Animation
Super Macho Fighter Jorge R. Gutierrez 2012 Mexopolis
Sky Rat Craig Bartlett 2013 Snee-Oosh, Inc.

Produced for other Viacom-owned networks[edit]

Title Creator Year Co-production Network Status Notes
Sugarless Erin Ehrlich 2005 Klasky Csupo The N Failed
Twinkle Dora Nagy Nick Jr.

TV movies and specials[edit]

Title Year Co-production
Rugrats: Runaway Reptar 1999 Klasky Csupo
CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery 2000 Peter Hannan Productions
SpongeBob SquarePants: Christmas Who? United Plankton Pictures
Rugrats: All Growed Up 2001 Klasky Csupo
Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand 2002
Hey Arnold!: The Journal Snee-Oosh, Inc.
The Electric Piper 2003 Frederator Incorporated
The Fairly OddParents: Abra-Catastrophe
The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers 2004
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2004–06 Frederator Incorporated
O Entertainment
DNA Productions
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom! 2004 O Entertainment
DNA Productions
ChalkZone: The Big Blow Up Frederator Incorporated
All Grown Up!: Dude, Where's My Horse? 2005 Klasky Csupo
The Fairly OddParents: School's Out: The Musical! Frederator Incorporated
My Life as a Teenage Robot: Escape from Cluster Prime
Danny Phantom: Reign Storm Billionfold, Inc.
Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy
Danny Phantom: Reality Trip 2006
The Fairly OddParents: Fairy Idol Frederator Incorporated
Catscratch: Spindango Fundulation 2007
Danny Phantom: Phantom Planet Billionfold, Inc.
Atlantis SquarePantis United Plankton Pictures
Fairly OddBaby 2008 Billionfold Inc.
Frederator Studios
Sozin's Comet
Wishology 2009 Billionfold Inc.
Frederator Studios
SpongeBob's Truth or Square United Plankton Pictures
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! 2011 Billionfold Inc.
Frederator Studios
Pacific Bay Entertainment
The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole DreamWorks Animation
Timmy's Secret Wish Billionfold Inc.
Frederator Studios
It's a SpongeBob Christmas! 2012 United Plankton Pictures
Screen Novelties
A Fairly Odd Christmas Billionfold Inc.
Frederator Studios
Pacific Bay Entertainment
A Fairly Odd Summer 2014
Harvey Beaks: Steampunks 2016
Albert
The Loud House: 11 Louds a Leapin
Bunsen Is a Beast: Beast of Friends 2017 Billionfold Inc.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom United Plankton Pictures
Screen Novelties
The Loud House: Tricked!
Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie Snee-Oosh, Inc.
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling 2018 Joe Murray Productions
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! TBA Maven Animation Studio

Theatrical films[edit]

Title Release date Co-production Budget Gross RT MC
The Rugrats Movie November 20, 1998 Klasky Csupo $24,000,000 $140,894,675 59%
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie November 17, 2000 $30,000,000 $103,291,131 75% 62
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius December 21, 2001 O Entertainment
DNA Productions
$102,992,536 65
Hey Arnold!: The Movie June 28, 2002 Snee-Oosh, Inc. $3–4,000,000 $15,249,308 30% 47
The Wild Thornberrys Movie December 20, 2002 Klasky Csupo $35,000,000 $60,694,737 80% 69
Rugrats Go Wild June 13, 2003 $25,000,000 $55,405,066 41% 38
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie November 19, 2004 United Plankton Pictures $30,000,000 $140,161,792 69% 66
Barnyard August 4, 2006 Omation Animation Studio $51,000,000 $116,476,887 22% 42
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water February 6, 2015 Paramount Animation
United Plankton Pictures
$74,000,000 $323,400,000 80% 62
Wonder Park March 15, 2019 Paramount Animation
Ilion Animation Studios
N/A N/A N/A N/A
The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge July 17, 2020 Paramount Animation
United Plankton Pictures
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Untitled Rugrats live-action/CGI film November 13, 2020 Klasky Csupo
Paramount Players
N/A N/A N/A N/A

See also[edit]

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