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Template:Infobox TV channel − The show revolves around four toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille, who are able to communicate to each other in baby speak (although viewers can understand them, because it is supposedly 'translated'). Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar. Despite the toddlers' inability and lack of desire to communicate with adults, they can understand their parents' speaking, although they often misunderstand what they hear, usually by taking metaphors literally and speaking in malapropisms. Angelica Pickles, at age three, is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party.


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Nicktoons Network, once known as Nicktoons TV and simply Nicktoons, is a digital cable and satellite television network. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. It was launched on May 1, 2002, at first only available on digital cable until early 2004, when it began its broadcast on satellite television as well. This network is similar to Disney Channel's sister-related project Toon Disney and Cartoon Network's sister-related project Boomerang. −

Contents

Production[]

− It was the network's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000 and it also aired on Nick Jr's block. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date at thirteen years of longevity. Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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In February 2005, Nickelodeon announced that Nicktoons would become ad-supported (that is, it would begin airing commercials, which are kept to a minimum in the United States), in August 2005. The network has also premiered many original shows in recent years, causing many of the older Nickelodeon cartoons to be removed from the schedule. − The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia.


− After the introduction of SpongeBob SquarePants, popularity for Rugrats declined. The Rugrats never had a rival this strong in popularity (many shows were produced during the Rugrats lifetime, but none were as successful as SpongeBob SquarePants). In order to keep its popularity, the studios released several movies and specials, such as the introduction of Dil Pickles and Kimi Finster. Ironically, after these introductions, fans determined that Rugrats jumped the shark.


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Nicktoons TV re-launched itself on September 23, 2005, as Nicktoons Network, introducing a brand new logo of a globe with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" that had been a Nick trademark since that network re-launched in 1984, and adapted a Hollywood-esque theme and a new campaign slogan of "Animation Capital of the World." − When Nickelodeon declined to renew any more new episodes of Rugrats and All Grown Up, Klasky-Csupo (the studios responsible for Rugrats) closed down most of its operations. At the time of their cancellation, those series were the only Klasky-Csupo series on the Nickelodeon schedule.


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Nicktoons was also launched in the United Kingdom in July of 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24/7. −

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters


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List of programs broadcast on Nicktoons Network[]

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes


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Films[]

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Nicktoons Network airs or had aired many Nickelodeon-produced animated series that premiered on Nickelodeon. Nicktoons has also shown some non-Nicktoons produced by Steven Spielberg for Warner Bros. Animation, which Nickelodeon had rights to at the time the network was launched, and international shows such as Corneil and Bernie, Martin Mystery, and various Nelvana, Teletoon, and CBBC fare. −

Main article: The Rugrats Movie

Main article: Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

Main article: Rugrats Go Wild


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Nicktoons Network also takes off a few "library" shows that are also in heavy rotation on other MTV Networks outlets or to rest them from viewer rot. The Ren and Stimpy Show was taken off the network after it had started airing on Spike TV, but returned around July 30, 2005. Nicktoons Network used to air a Short Break or a Film Festival Short Break at the end of every half-hour. However, this time is now used to run more promotional material. −

Spinoffs[]

Main article: All Grown Up

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

  • The Carmichaels was a spin-off planned to see Susie move away from California to Atlanta, where she apparently has relatives.


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Programs currently broadcast on the network[]

Broadcast history[]

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  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

  • USA
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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender

    • Nickelodeon (1991-2005) (Original Run), (2006-2007)
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  • CatDog

    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present) (Reruns)
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  • Corneil and Bernie

    • Boomerang
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  • Danny Phantom
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  • El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
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  • The Fairly OddParents
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  • Invader ZIM
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  • Kappa Mikey
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  • Martin Mystery
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  • Mr. Meaty
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  • My Life as a Teenage Robot
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  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons
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  • SpongeBob SquarePants
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  • The X's
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  • Yakkity Yak
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Programs soon to be broadcast on the network[]

  • UK
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  • The Nicktoons Film Festival (Special) (Debuts 8/31/07)

    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)
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  • Planet Sketch [2]

    • Nickelodeon (1994-Present)
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  • Random! Cartoons [3]

    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)
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  • Speed Racer [4]

    • CITV (2005-present)
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  • Tak and the Power of Juju (debuts 9/1/07)[5]
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  • Wayside (debuts 9/1/07) [6]
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Programs formerly broadcast on the network[]

  • Australia
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  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

    • Nickelodeon (1995-Present)
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  • Action League NOW!: The Series

    • ABC TV
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  • The Angry Beavers

    • ABC2, a digital rerun channel of ABC TV
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  • Animaniacs

    • ABC Kids, a short lived digital channel containing the Kids programming from ABC TV

    • Network Ten

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  • As Told By Ginger
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  • Butt Ugly Martians
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  • ChalkZone
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  • Doug
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  • Hey Arnold!
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  • My Dad the Rock Star
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  • KaBlam!
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  • Kaput & Zosky
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  • Pelswick
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  • Pinky and the Brain
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  • Tiny Toon Adventures
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  • The Wild Thornberrys
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  • You're on Nickelodeon, Charlie Brown
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Nicktoons Shorts[]

  • Ireland
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Main article: Nicktoons Shorts

    • RTÉ Two

    • Nickelodeon (1994-Present)

    • Nicktoons (2002-Present)

    • CITV (2005-present)

    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)


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Nicktoons Network Blocks[]

  • Canada
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  • Major Mayhem Monday

    • Treehouse
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  • Mighty Mighty Movie Friday

    • YTV
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  • The Nicktoons Film Festival
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  • Three Headed Monster
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  • Thumb Wrestling Federation
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  • Show Off Your Show
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See also[]

  • Malaysia
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  • Nicktoons

    • Nickelodeon
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  • Nickelodeon

    • TV3 (199?-2006)


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Logos[]

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External links[]

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Revision as of 17:47, 18 August 2007 System-search.svg This article's factual accuracy is disputed. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help to ensure that disputed statements are reliably sourced. (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Nicktoons Network Headquarters United States New York City Links Website Official Site Nicktoons Network, once known as Nicktoons TV and simply Nicktoons, is a digital cable and satellite television network. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. It was launched on May 1, 2002, at first only available on digital cable until early 2004, when it began its broadcast on satellite television as well. This network is similar to Disney Channel's sister-related project Toon Disney and Cartoon Network's sister-related project Boomerang.

In February 2005, Nickelodeon announced that Nicktoons would become ad-supported (that is, it would begin airing commercials, which are kept to a minimum in the United States), in August 2005. The network has also premiered many original shows in recent years, causing many of the older Nickelodeon cartoons to be removed from the schedule.

Nicktoons TV re-launched itself on September 23, 2005, as Nicktoons Network, introducing a brand new logo of a globe with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" that had been a Nick trademark since that network re-launched in 1984, and adapted a Hollywood-esque theme and a new campaign slogan of "Animation Capital of the World."

Nicktoons was also launched in the United Kingdom in July of 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24/7.


Contents 1 List of programs broadcast on Nicktoons Network 1.1 Programs currently broadcast on the network 1.2 Programs soon to be broadcast on the network 1.3 Programs formerly broadcast on the network 1.4 Nicktoons Shorts 1.5 Nicktoons Network Blocks 2 See also 3 Logos 4 External links List of programs broadcast on Nicktoons Network Nicktoons Network airs or had aired many Nickelodeon-produced animated series that premiered on Nickelodeon. Nicktoons has also shown some non-Nicktoons produced by Steven Spielberg for Warner Bros. Animation, which Nickelodeon had rights to at the time the network was launched, and international shows such as Corneil and Bernie, Martin Mystery, and various Nelvana, Teletoon, and CBBC fare.

Nicktoons Network also takes off a few "library" shows that are also in heavy rotation on other MTV Networks outlets or to rest them from viewer rot. The Ren and Stimpy Show was taken off the network after it had started airing on Spike TV, but returned around July 30, 2005. Nicktoons Network used to air a Short Break or a Film Festival Short Break at the end of every half-hour. However, this time is now used to run more promotional material.

Programs currently broadcast on the network The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Avatar: The Last Airbender CatDog Corneil and Bernie Danny Phantom El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera The Fairly OddParents Invader ZIM Kappa Mikey Martin Mystery Mr. Meaty My Life as a Teenage Robot Oh Yeah! Cartoons The Ren & Stimpy Show Rocket Power Rocko's Modern Life Rugrats The Secret Show Shuriken School Skyland SpongeBob SquarePants The X's Yakkity Yak Programs soon to be broadcast on the network The Nicktoons Film Festival (Special) (Debuts 8/31/07) Planet Sketch [1] Random! Cartoons [2] Speed Racer [3] Tak and the Power of Juju (debuts 9/1/07)[4] Wayside (debuts 9/1/07) [5] Programs formerly broadcast on the network Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Action League NOW!: The Series The Angry Beavers Animaniacs As Told By Ginger Butt Ugly Martians ChalkZone Doug Hey Arnold! My Dad the Rock Star KaBlam! Kaput & Zosky Pelswick Pinky and the Brain Tiny Toon Adventures The Wild Thornberrys You're on Nickelodeon, Charlie Brown Nicktoons Shorts Main article: Nicktoons Shorts Nicktoons Network Blocks Major Mayhem Monday Mighty Mighty Movie Friday The Nicktoons Film Festival Three Headed Monster Thumb Wrestling Federation Show Off Your Show See also Nicktoons Nickelodeon Logos NicktoonsTV.jpg Nicktoons TV (2002-2003); many versions of this logo, featuring other Nicktoon characters, had existed


Logo nicktoons.gif Nicktoons (2003-2005). An alternate version featuring an orange splat and white text was used. In 2004, a silver splat with blue text was adopted.


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Nicktoons Network, once known as Nicktoons TV and simply Nicktoons, is a digital cable and satellite television network. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. − Rugrats is a Daytime Emmy award winning American animated television series that aired from August 11, 1991 to June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon. At 14 years, Rugrats is Nickelodeon's longest running show. According to Nickelodeon producers, Rugrats is the show that put them on top in the 90's. [1]


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This network is similar to Disney Channel's sister-related project Toon Disney/Jetix and Cartoon Network's sister-related project Boomerang. −

Premise[]

− The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas (Tommy) Pickles, Charles (Chuckie) Finster, and the twins Phillip (Phil) and Lillian (Lil) DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[1]


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History[]

− In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan (Dil) Pickles is born, he is soon added as a character on the show. As a three month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is released, Kimi Finster is added as a character as Chuckie's step sister.[1]

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Nicktoons logo (2003-2005); alternate versions used different colors

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It was launched on May 1, 2002 (SpongeBob's 3rd anniversary) as Nicktoons TV, at first only available on digital cable until early 2004, when it began its broadcast on satellite television as well. In February 2005, Nickelodeon announced that Nicktoons would become ad-supported. −

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters


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Nicktoons re-launched itself on September 23, 2005, as Nicktoons Network, introducing a brand new logo of a globe with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" that had been a Nick trademark since that network re-launched in 1984, and adapted a Hollywood-esque theme and a new campaign slogan of "Animation Capital of the World." In February 2006, Nicktoons Network introduced their first original series, Kappa Mikey. −

Production[]

− Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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Ever since the re-launch in 2005, the channel has had a darker sense of humor. This includes the paper-mache interstitials "Don't Try This", which usually include one or two characters getting hurt or dying. − The show airs in the UK on CITV and Nickelodeon UK as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


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Programming[]

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, called "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years". It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.

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Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons Network
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Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. The network has also premiered many original shows in recent years, causing many of the older Nickelodeon cartoons to be removed from the schedule, most recent of the removals being Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life.

Movies[]

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International versions[]

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Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom in July of 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24/7. Nicktoons Network will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Toon Disney on Foxtel and Austar in late 2008. − In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled "The Rugrats Movie", which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, "Rugrats in Paris", was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, "Rugrats Go Wild!", was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, characters from another popular Nickelodeon show. A TV movie was also made, in which the babies see the future, into the their young teen years. This spun off into the show All Grown Up, which takes place nine years into the future.


Episodes[]

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August 4th Off-Air[]

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On Monday, August 4th, 2008, Nicktoons Network was temporarily offline. On cable, the network broadcasted color bars with a 1000 Mz tone. On satellite, there was static on the screens. The off air situation lasted between 4AM and 6:30AM and returned to the air with The Secret Show. Cable and Satellite referred to this program as "Off-Air". −

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes

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Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

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Broadcast history[]

  • USA

    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)

    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)

− −

  • UK

    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)

    • Nickelodeon UK (1994-Present)

    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)

    • CITV (2005-2006)

    • Nicktoonsters (2008-Present)

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  • Australia

    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-Present)

    • ABC Television

    • Network Ten

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  • New Zealand

    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-Present)

    • TV3 (199?-Present)

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  • Ireland

    • RTÉ Two

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  • Canada

    • Treehouse

    • YTV

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  • Malaysia

    • Nickelodeon Malaysia

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    • Nickelodeon

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Awards[]

Annie[]

  • 1995 - Nominated - Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

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Artios[]

  • 2000 to 2003 - Nominated - Best Casting for Animated Voice Over, Television

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Daytime Emmy[]

  • 1994, 2003 - Won - Outstanding Animated Children's Program

  • 2004 - Nominated - Outstanding Animated Children's Program

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Emmy[]

  • 1997, 1999 to 2002 - Nominated - Outstanding Children's Program

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Genesis[]

  • 1999 - Won - Television - Children's Programming

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World Animation Celebration[]

  • 1999 - Won - Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

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Kids' Choice Awards[]

  • 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 - Won - Favorite Cartoon

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Games[]

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  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC-CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travellers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC-CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC-CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC-CD Rom)

  • Nicktoons Racing (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

  • SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii)


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Revision as of 06:16, 10 August 2008 Nicktoons Network Country United States Slogan Not Just Cartoons, Nicktoons Headquarters Burbank, California, U.S. Ownership Owner (Viacom) Links Website Official Site File:NicktoonsTV.jpg Nicktoons TV logo (2002-2003); alternate versions featured other Nicktoon characters. Nicktoons Network, once known as Nicktoons TV and simply Nicktoons, is a digital cable and satellite television network. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel.

This network is similar to Disney Channel's sister-related project Toon Disney/Jetix and Cartoon Network's sister-related project Boomerang.


Contents 1 History 2 Programming 3 International versions 4 August 4th Off-Air 5 See also 6 External links History File:Logo nicktoons.png Nicktoons logo (2003-2005); alternate versions used different colors It was launched on May 1, 2002 (SpongeBob's 3rd anniversary) as Nicktoons TV, at first only available on digital cable until early 2004, when it began its broadcast on satellite television as well. In February 2005, Nickelodeon announced that Nicktoons would become ad-supported.

Nicktoons re-launched itself on September 23, 2005, as Nicktoons Network, introducing a brand new logo of a globe with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" that had been a Nick trademark since that network re-launched in 1984, and adapted a Hollywood-esque theme and a new campaign slogan of "Animation Capital of the World." In February 2006, Nicktoons Network introduced their first original series, Kappa Mikey.

Ever since the re-launch in 2005, the channel has had a darker sense of humor. This includes the paper-mache interstitials "Don't Try This", which usually include one or two characters getting hurt or dying.

Programming Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons Network Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. The network has also premiered many original shows in recent years, causing many of the older Nickelodeon cartoons to be removed from the schedule, most recent of the removals being Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life.

International versions Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom in July of 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24/7. Nicktoons Network will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Toon Disney on Foxtel and Austar in late 2008.

August 4th Off-Air On Monday, August 4th, 2008, Nicktoons Network was temporarily offline. On cable, the network broadcasted color bars with a 1000 Mz tone. On satellite, there was static on the screens. The off air situation lasted between 4AM and 6:30AM and returned to the air with The Secret Show. Cable and Satellite referred to this program as "Off-Air".

See also Nicktoons Nickelodeon External links Official Site NICK Rewind Template:Nicktoons

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− | creator = Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Paul Germain + | slogan = Not Just Cartoons, Nicktoons

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| former_name = − | writer = Joe Ansolabehere
Craig Bartlett
Kate Boutilier
Michael Ferris
Peter Gaffney
Paul Germain
Jonathan Greenberg
Rachel Lipman
Jeffrey Townsend
Steve Viksten
Tom Mason
Dan Danko
Jeff Wynne
Melody Fox

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| country = United States − | director = Howard Baker
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Steve Moore
Steve Socki
Dan Thompson
Norton Virgien

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| headquarters = New York City
(Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California is promoted on air)| − | creative_director = Paul Germain

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| sister names = Nickelodeon, Nick Too, Noggin (Rebranding into Nick Jr.), The N (Rebranding into TeenNick), TeenNick (September 2009), Nick Jr. (September 2009) | − | starring =

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| web = Official Site| − | voices = E.G. Daily
Christine Cavanaugh
Nancy Cartwright
Kath Soucie
Cheryl Chase
Tara Strong
Cree Summer
Dionne Quan
Melanie Chartoff
Jack Riley
Michael Bell
Tress MacNeille
David Doyle
Philip Proctor
Joe Alaskey
Julia Kato

− | narrated = + | sat serv 1 = DirecTV|

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− | opentheme = The Rugrats Theme + | sat serv 2 = Dish Network|

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Gabor Csupo
Arlene Klasky

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Geraldine Clarke
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Paul Germain
Kate Boutilier

− | editor = Karl Garabedian

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Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004. + Nicktoons Network, also known as Nicktoons TV and Nicktoons, is a digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with original cartoons and foreign animation 24 hours a day. − The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.


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This network is similar to Disney Channel's sister-related project Toon Disney (now known as Disney XD) and Cartoon Network's sister-related project Boomerang. −

Premise[]

− The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]


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History[]

− In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]

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Nicktoons Network was launched on May 1, 2002 as Nicktoons TV, at first only available on digital cable until early 2004, when it began its broadcast on satellite television as well. In February 2005, Nickelodeon announced that the channel would become ad-supported.

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In 2003, the channel was re-named Nicktoons. Also, the renaming made the channel focusing on just Nicktoons and non-Nicktoons programming with shorts in between programs. In addition, bumpers featured real-life and or 3D clips with images of Nicktoons characters and or the 2003-2005 network logo in 3D or 2D. −

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.


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On September 23, 2005 Nicktoons re-launched itself , as Nicktoons Network, introducing a brand new logo of a globe with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" that had been a Nick trademark since that network re-launched in 1984, and adapted a Hollywood-esque theme and a new campaign slogan of "Animation Capital of the World. On February 25, 2006, Nicktoons Network introduced their first original series, Kappa Mikey, which lasted for 52 episodes. Following this, the network premiered more original cartoons, most of which were short-lived. Their newest original Nicktoons were both based on comic superheroes, making them appear as life they abandoned comedy for now. −

Production[]

− Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.


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In 2007, Nicktoons Network changed its website again, this time the website has a monster-themed webpage filled with Nicktoons Network commercials and ads. − The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).


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Programming[]

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.

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Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons Network
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Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. As has been the pattern with many children's networks over the years as they make forays into original programming and build up an archive of their newer series, older Nicktoons programs, along with those which had low sustaining popularity, have moved off the network's schedule. Advertising was also added after the 2005 relaunch. The network also aired original episodes of the final season of My Life as a Teenage Robot in October 2008; that series had long been pulled off Nickelodeon's main schedule.

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For a Halloween theme week in October 2008, the network aired the 90's live-action program Are You Afraid of the Dark? on October 20, the first non-animated program to air on the network, although live-action segments involving the Nicktoons studio and animators have aired in the past in short form during commercial breaks. A episode of Nick News also aired on the network in early February 2009. − The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


Theatrical films[]

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International versions[]

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Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom in July of 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24/7. Nicktoons Network will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Disney XD on Foxtel and Austar in mid 2009. − In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.

− −

Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[3] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[4]

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Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes

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Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

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DVD Release[]

− Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[5]

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Broadcast history[]

  • Template:Flagicon USA

    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)

    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)

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  • Template:Flagicon UK

    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking) (1993-2004)

    • Nickelodeon (1994-2009)

    • Nicktoons (2002-2008)

    • CITV (2005-2006)

    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)

− −

  • Template:Flagicon Argentina

    • The Big Channel

    • Magic Kids

    • Nickelodeon

    • Canal 9

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  • Template:Flagicon Australia

    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-Present)

    • ABC Television

    • Network Ten

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  • Template:Flagicon New Zealand

    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-Present)

    • TV3 (199?-Present)

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  • Template:Flagicon Philippines

    • TV5

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • Studio 23

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  • Template:Flagicon Ireland

    • RTÉ Two (199? - Present)

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  • Template:Flagicon Canada

    • YTV

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  • Template:Flagicon Malaysia

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • TV3 (1992-1994)

    • MetroVision (1996-1998)

    • NTV7 (2001-2004)

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  • Template:Flagicon Netherlands

    • Nickelodeon

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  • Template:Flagicon Ukraine

    • ICTV (Ukraine)

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    • Italia 1

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    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006

    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997 - 2001), repeats episodes sometimes.

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Awards[]

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Year

Association

Award Category

Result

1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated

− −

Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)


See also[]

See also[]

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  • Klasky-Csupo

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  3. "Spielberg Toons in." TV Guide. October 28, 1995. 33.
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Revision as of 11:35, 19 August 2009 Nicktoons Network Country United States Slogan Not Just Cartoons, Nicktoons Headquarters New York City (Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California is promoted on air) Ownership Owner Classical Viacom (2002-2005) Viacom (2005-present) Links Website Official Site Nicktoons Network, also known as Nicktoons TV and Nicktoons, is a digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with original cartoons and foreign animation 24 hours a day.

This network is similar to Disney Channel's sister-related project Toon Disney (now known as Disney XD) and Cartoon Network's sister-related project Boomerang.


Contents 1 History 2 Programming 3 International versions 4 See also 5 External links History Nicktoons Network was launched on May 1, 2002 as Nicktoons TV, at first only available on digital cable until early 2004, when it began its broadcast on satellite television as well. In February 2005, Nickelodeon announced that the channel would become ad-supported.

In 2003, the channel was re-named Nicktoons. Also, the renaming made the channel focusing on just Nicktoons and non-Nicktoons programming with shorts in between programs. In addition, bumpers featured real-life and or 3D clips with images of Nicktoons characters and or the 2003-2005 network logo in 3D or 2D.

On September 23, 2005 Nicktoons re-launched itself , as Nicktoons Network, introducing a brand new logo of a globe with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" that had been a Nick trademark since that network re-launched in 1984, and adapted a Hollywood-esque theme and a new campaign slogan of "Animation Capital of the World. On February 25, 2006, Nicktoons Network introduced their first original series, Kappa Mikey, which lasted for 52 episodes. Following this, the network premiered more original cartoons, most of which were short-lived. Their newest original Nicktoons were both based on comic superheroes, making them appear as life they abandoned comedy for now.

In 2007, Nicktoons Network changed its website again, this time the website has a monster-themed webpage filled with Nicktoons Network commercials and ads.

Programming Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons Network Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. As has been the pattern with many children's networks over the years as they make forays into original programming and build up an archive of their newer series, older Nicktoons programs, along with those which had low sustaining popularity, have moved off the network's schedule. Advertising was also added after the 2005 relaunch. The network also aired original episodes of the final season of My Life as a Teenage Robot in October 2008; that series had long been pulled off Nickelodeon's main schedule.

For a Halloween theme week in October 2008, the network aired the 90's live-action program Are You Afraid of the Dark? on October 20, the first non-animated program to air on the network, although live-action segments involving the Nicktoons studio and animators have aired in the past in short form during commercial breaks. A episode of Nick News also aired on the network in early February 2009.

International versions Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom in July of 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24/7. Nicktoons Network will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Disney XD on Foxtel and Austar in mid 2009.

See also Nicktoons Nickelodeon External links Official Site vte Nickelodeon Template:Nicktoons

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Languages العربية Deutsch Español Français 한국어 Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Melayu Português Русский 14 more Edit links This page was last edited on 19 August 2009, at 11:35 (UTC). This version of the page has been revised. Besides normal editing, the reason for revision may have been that this version contains factual inaccuracies, vandalism, or material not compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Privacy policyAbout WikipediaDisclaimersContact WikipediaMobile viewDevelopersStatisticsCookie statementEnable previews Wikimedia FoundationPowered by MediaWiki Rugrats and Nicktoons (American TV channel): Difference between pages From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Difference between pages) Jump to navigationJump to search Revision as of 04:34, 19 November 2009 (view source) BoogerD (talk | contribs)

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| former names = Nicktoons Network (2005-2009) − | show_name_2 =

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| picture format = SDTV (480p)
HDTV (1080i) − | genre = Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy

− | format = Animated TV series + | owner = MTV Networks (Viacom) − | creator = Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Paul Germain + | slogan = Big Stars, Animated

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| former names = Nicktoons TV (2002-2003)
Nicktoons (2003-2005, 2009-present)
Nicktoons Network (2005-2009) − | writer = Joe Ansolabehere
Craig Bartlett
Kate Boutilier
Michael Ferris
Peter Gaffney
Paul Germain
Jonathan Greenberg
Rachel Lipman
Jeffrey Townsend
Steve Viksten
Tom Mason
Dan Danko
Jeff Wynne
Melody Fox

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| country = United States − | director = Howard Baker
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Steve Moore
Steve Socki
Dan Thompson
Norton Virgien

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| headquarters = New York City
(Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California is promoted on air)| − | creative_director = Paul Germain

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| sister names = Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick | − | starring =

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| web = http://nicktoons.nick.com − | voices = E.G. Daily
Christine Cavanaugh
Nancy Cartwright
Kath Soucie
Cheryl Chase
Tara Strong
Cree Summer
Dionne Quan
Melanie Chartoff
Jack Riley
Michael Bell
Tress MacNeille
David Doyle
Philip Proctor
Joe Alaskey
Julia Kato

− | narrated = + | sat serv 1 = DirecTV|

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| sat chan 1 = Channel 302| − | theme_music_composer = Mark Mothersbaugh

− | opentheme = The Rugrats Theme + | sat serv 2 = Dish Network| − | endtheme = The Rugrats Theme (Speed Up and Remixed) + | sat chan 2 = Channel 178|

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| cable serv 1 = Comcast| − | composer = Mark Mothersbaugh
Bob Mothersbaugh
Denis Hannigan
Rusty Andrews

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| cable chan 1 = Channel 348| − | country = United States

− | language = English + | cable serv 2 = Verizon Fios|

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| cable chan 2 = Channel 254| − | num_seasons = 12 seasons

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| cable serv 3 = AT&T| − | num_episodes = 172 episodes

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| cable chan 3 = Channel 316| − | list_episodes = List of Rugrats episodes

− | executive_producer = Vanessa Coffey
Gabor Csupo
Arlene Klasky

− | producer = Cella Nichols Harris
Geraldine Clarke
David Blum
Paul Germain
Kate Boutilier

− | editor = Karl Garabedian

− | location = Universal Studios Florida

− | cinematography = Animation

− | camera = Single-camera

− | runtime = 30 min

− | company = Klasky Csupo

− | distributor = Paramount Home Entertainment

− | channel = Nickelodeon

− | picture_format = NTSC

− | audio_format = Surround

− | first_aired = August 11, 1991

− | last_aired = May 29, 1994, & December 6, 1996 - June 8, 2004

− | status =

− | preceded_by =

− | followed_by = All Grown Up!
(2003-2008)

− | related =

− | website = http://www.cooltoons2.com/rugrats/

− | production_website = http://www.nick.com/shows/rugrats


}}

}}

Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004. + Nicktoons is a digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with other original animated series and foreign animation from other Nickelodeon networks overseas 24 hours a day. The slogan for the network is not just cartoons,nick toons. − The show centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1996.

− −

Premise[]

− The show originally revolved around a group of toddlers, Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[1]), Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twins Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]

− − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]

− −

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.Babies shaped like a heart because of Angelica sitting in the center.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.

− −

Production[]

− Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 1994, and again from 1996 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.

− − The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).

− − On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, "Rugrats: All Growed Up" was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.

− − The show ended in 2004 then afterwards, two fairy tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, "Rugrats: Tales from the Crib" were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.

− −

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.

− −

Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[3] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[4]

− −

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes

− −

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

− −

DVD Release[]

− − −
Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes

Season 1 (1991-92) June 2, 2009 3 13

Season 2 (1992-93) June 2, 2009 3 13

− − Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[5]

− −

Broadcast history[]

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    • Nickelodeon (1991-2007)

    • Nicktoons Network (2002-present)

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    • Nickelodeon (2009-present)

    • YTV

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    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking and Smile) (1993-2004)

    • Nickelodeon (1994-2009)

    • Nicktoons (2002-2008, September 2009-present)

    • CITV (2005-2006)

    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)

− −

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    • The Big Channel

    • Magic Kids

    • Nickelodeon

    • Canal 9


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This network is somewhat similar in focus to Disney Channel's former sister network Toon Disney (now known as Disney XD), along with and Cartoon Network's archived programming network, Boomerang, though (especially as of late) much less focus on archived materials and more of a focus on reruns of shows still in production on sister station Nickelodeon. −

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    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995-present)

    • ABC Television

    • Network Ten


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History[]

  • Template:Flagicon New Zealand
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File:Nicktoons Network.svg

Former Nicktoons Network logo from September 23, 2005 until September 28, 2009.

    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-present)
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Nicktoons was launched on May 1, 2002 as Nicktoons TV as part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services. However by early 2004 Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to the digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network also, based on consumer demand. −

    • TV3 (199?-present)


	+	

At first, airing only archived Nicktoons, the network was marketed as commercial free, with comedic promos involving the Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. As the network's distribution increased, by May 2005 the network was airing regular advertising. −

  • Template:Flagicon Philippines

    • TV5

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • Studio 23


	+	

The network was renamed to Nicktoons in 2003, featuring a white CGI version of the Nickelodeon "splat" logo with blue text, replacing a rotating logo which featured various silhouettes of Nicktoons characters in orange with the NICK logomark above the text "Toons TV". −

  • Template:Flagicon Ireland

    • RTÉ Two (199?-present)


	+	

As part of the launch on the satellite services, the network once again rebranded further as Nicktoons Network on September 23, 2005. A new logo with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" fanning onto a globe shape (reminiscent of the Sherwin-Williams logomark) was used, along with the new slogan of "Animation Capital of the World" and a promotion theme consisting of the characters being placed in a celebrity setting. −

  • Template:Flagicon Malaysia

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • TV3 (1992-1994)

    • MetroVision (1996-1998)

    • NTV7 (2001-2004)


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On January 6, 2006, Nicktoons Network introduced their first original series, Kappa Mikey, which lasted for 52 episodes. Further series have followed, mainly imported programming from Canada and Europe. The network has since taken more of an action-based programming format mixed in with classic Nicktoons and other comedic programming. −

  • Template:Flagicon Netherlands

    • Nickelodeon


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On September 28, 2009, Nicktoons Network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years and name changes for sister networks The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr..[6][7] In conjunction with this move the "Network" identifier was dropped, leaving the network to be rebranded as Nicktoons for the second time in its history. −

  • Template:Flagicon Ukraine

    • ICTV (Ukraine)


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Programming[]

  • Template:Flagicon Italy
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Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons

    • Italia 1
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Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. As has been the pattern with many children's networks over the years as they make forays into original programming and build up an archive of their newer series, older Nicktoons programs, along with those which had low sustaining popularity, have moved off the network's schedule. Advertising was also added before the 2005 relaunch. The network also aired original episodes of the final season of My Life as a Teenage Robot in October 2008; that series had long been pulled off Nickelodeon's main schedule. A similar thing occurred with Invader Zim and Yakkity Yak. The Nicktoons now show the classic Nickelodeon cartoons only very early in the morning and late at night on the weekend.

	+	

For a Halloween theme week in October 2008, the network aired the 90's live-action program Are You Afraid of the Dark? on October 20, the first non-animated program to air on the network, although live-action segments involving the Nicktoons studio and animators have aired in the past in short form during commercial breaks. An episode of Nick News also aired on the network in early February 2009, along with episodes of Nick@Nite series Glenn Martin, DDS and new Nickelodeon teen series The Troop. −

  • Template:Flagicon Mexico'

    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006

    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997 - 2001), repeats episodes sometimes.


Awards[]

+

International versions[]

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Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24 hours a day. There are also other Nicktoons channels in Spain, The Netherlands, and the Flemish region of Belgium. Nicktoons will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Disney XD on Foxtel and Austar in mid 2009. −

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Year

Association

Award Category

Result

1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated


Video games[]

+

Rating Sign[]

	+	

Nicktoons has changed it's rating sign on October 24, 2009. It changed during Bionicle: The Legend Reborn. It is now white and a clear writing. −

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)


See also[]

See also[]

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  • Klasky-Csupo
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  • Nick Jr.


References[]

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Revision as of 21:10, 17 November 2009 For Nicktoons in UK and Ireland, see Nicktoons (UK & Ireland). Nicktoons Country United States Slogan Big Stars, Animated Headquarters New York City (Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California is promoted on air) Ownership Owner MTV Networks (Viacom) Links Website http://nicktoons.nick.com Nicktoons is a digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with other original animated series and foreign animation from other Nickelodeon networks overseas 24 hours a day. The slogan for the network is not just cartoons,nick toons.

This network is somewhat similar in focus to Disney Channel's former sister network Toon Disney (now known as Disney XD), along with and Cartoon Network's archived programming network, Boomerang, though (especially as of late) much less focus on archived materials and more of a focus on reruns of shows still in production on sister station Nickelodeon.


Contents 1 History 2 Programming 3 International versions 4 Rating Sign 5 See also 6 References 7 External links History File:Nicktoons Network.svg Former Nicktoons Network logo from September 23, 2005 until September 28, 2009. Nicktoons was launched on May 1, 2002 as Nicktoons TV as part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services. However by early 2004 Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to the digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network also, based on consumer demand.

At first, airing only archived Nicktoons, the network was marketed as commercial free, with comedic promos involving the Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. As the network's distribution increased, by May 2005 the network was airing regular advertising.

The network was renamed to Nicktoons in 2003, featuring a white CGI version of the Nickelodeon "splat" logo with blue text, replacing a rotating logo which featured various silhouettes of Nicktoons characters in orange with the NICK logomark above the text "Toons TV".

As part of the launch on the satellite services, the network once again rebranded further as Nicktoons Network on September 23, 2005. A new logo with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" fanning onto a globe shape (reminiscent of the Sherwin-Williams logomark) was used, along with the new slogan of "Animation Capital of the World" and a promotion theme consisting of the characters being placed in a celebrity setting.

On January 6, 2006, Nicktoons Network introduced their first original series, Kappa Mikey, which lasted for 52 episodes. Further series have followed, mainly imported programming from Canada and Europe. The network has since taken more of an action-based programming format mixed in with classic Nicktoons and other comedic programming.

On September 28, 2009, Nicktoons Network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years and name changes for sister networks The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr..[1][2] In conjunction with this move the "Network" identifier was dropped, leaving the network to be rebranded as Nicktoons for the second time in its history.

Programming Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. As has been the pattern with many children's networks over the years as they make forays into original programming and build up an archive of their newer series, older Nicktoons programs, along with those which had low sustaining popularity, have moved off the network's schedule. Advertising was also added before the 2005 relaunch. The network also aired original episodes of the final season of My Life as a Teenage Robot in October 2008; that series had long been pulled off Nickelodeon's main schedule. A similar thing occurred with Invader Zim and Yakkity Yak. The Nicktoons now show the classic Nickelodeon cartoons only very early in the morning and late at night on the weekend.

For a Halloween theme week in October 2008, the network aired the 90's live-action program Are You Afraid of the Dark? on October 20, the first non-animated program to air on the network, although live-action segments involving the Nicktoons studio and animators have aired in the past in short form during commercial breaks. An episode of Nick News also aired on the network in early February 2009, along with episodes of Nick@Nite series Glenn Martin, DDS and new Nickelodeon teen series The Troop.

International versions Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24 hours a day. There are also other Nicktoons channels in Spain, The Netherlands, and the Flemish region of Belgium. Nicktoons will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Disney XD on Foxtel and Austar in mid 2009.

Rating Sign Nicktoons has changed it's rating sign on October 24, 2009. It changed during Bionicle: The Legend Reborn. It is now white and a clear writing.

See also Nicktoons Nickelodeon Nick Jr. References

Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo, Variety.com, July 29, 2009
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| former names = Nicktoons Network (2005-2009) − | genre = Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy

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| picture format = SDTV (480p)
HDTV (1080i) − | format = Animated TV series

− | creator = Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Paul Germain + | owner = MTV Networks (Viacom)

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| slogan = Big Stars, Animated. − | writer = Joe Ansolabehere
Craig Bartlett
Kate Boutilier
Michael Ferris
Peter Gaffney
Paul Germain
Jonathan Greenberg
Rachel Lipman
Jeffrey Townsend
Steve Viksten
Tom Mason
Dan Danko
Jeff Wynne
Melody Fox

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| former names = Nicktoons TV (2002-2003)
Nicktoons (2003-2005, 2009-present)
Nicktoons Network (2005-2009) − | director = Howard Baker
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Steve Moore
Steve Socki
Dan Thompson
Norton Virgien
Dave Fontana
Tony Vian
Louie del Carmen
Chris Hermans
Anthony Bell
Bob Fuentes III
Carol Millican

− | creative_director = Paul Germain + | country = United States

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| headquarters = New York City
(Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California is promoted on air)| − | starring =

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| sister names = Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick | − | voices = E.G. Daily
Christine Cavanaugh
Nancy Cartwright
Kath Soucie
Cheryl Chase
Tara Strong
Cree Summer
Dionne Quan
Melanie Chartoff
Jack Riley
Michael Bell
Tress MacNeille
David Doyle
Philip Proctor
Joe Alaskey
Julia Kato

− | narrated = + | web = http://nicktoons.nick.com

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| sat serv 1 = DirecTV| − | theme_music_composer = Mark Mothersbaugh

− | opentheme = The Rugrats Theme + | sat chan 1 = Channel 302|

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| sat serv 2 = Dish Network| − | endtheme = The Rugrats Theme (Speed Up and Remixed)

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| sat chan 2 = Channel 178| − | composer = Mark Mothersbaugh
Bob Mothersbaugh
Denis Hannigan
Rusty Andrews

− | voice director = Charlie Adler + | cable serv 1 = Verizon Fios|

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− | executive_producer = Vanessa Coffey
Gabor Csupo
Arlene Klasky

− | producer = Cella Nichols Harris
Geraldine Clarke
David Blum
Paul Germain
Kate Boutilier

− | editor = Karl Garabedian
John Bryant

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− | followed_by = All Grown Up!
(2003-2008)

− | related = Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze
(2005-2008)

− | website = http://www.cooltoons2.com/rugrats/

− | production_website = http://www.nick.com/shows/rugrats


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Nicktoons is a digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with other original animated series and foreign animation from other Nickelodeon networks overseas 24 hours a day. The slogan for the network is "Big Stars, Animated." − Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on Sunday August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on Tuesday June 8, 2004.

− The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.

− −

Premise[]

− The show originally revolved around a group of children, including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California[8]), toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At age three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[2]

− − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[2]

− −

Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.

− −

Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon. The series was in production from 1991 to 2004. It aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. It is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity. The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.

− − The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).

− − On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.

− − The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006. On August 11, 2011 the Rugrats will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary to celebrate its 20th birthday.

− −

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.

− −

Reception[]

− In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[9] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[4]

− −

Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes

− −

Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

− −

DVD release[]

− − −
Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes

Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13

Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13

− − Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon will be making the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The first and second seasons of Rugrats are on sale.[10]

− −

Broadcast history[]

  • Template:Flagicon USA

    • Nickelodeon (1991–2007)

    • Nicktoons Network (2002–present)

− −

  • Template:Flagicon Canada

    • Nickelodeon (2009–present)

    • YTV

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    • Children's BBC (Including Live & Kicking and Smile) (1993–2004)

    • Nickelodeon (1994–2009)

    • Nicktoons (2002–2008, September 2009–present)

    • CITV (2005–2006)

    • Nicktoonsters (August 2008-July 2009)

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    • CNBC-E

    • Nickelodeon Turkey

    • TRT

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    • The Big Channel

    • Magic Kids

    • Nickelodeon

    • Canal 9

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    • Nickelodeon Australia (1995–present)

    • ABC Television

    • Network Ten

− −

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    • Nickelodeon NZ (199?-present)

    • TV2 (2003–present)

− −

  • Template:Flagicon Philippines

    • TV5

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • Studio 23


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    • RTÉ Two (199?-present)


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History[]

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As Nicktoons TV (2002-2003)[]

    • Nickelodeon South East Asia
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Nicktoons was launched on April 1, 2002 as Nicktoons TV as part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services. However, by early 2004, Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to the digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network also, based on consumer demand. −

    • TV3 (1992–1994)
	+	

At first, airing only archived Nicktoons, the network was marketed as commercial free, with comedic promos involving the Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. As the network's distribution increased, by fall 2005, the network was airing regular advertising. −

    • MetroVision (1996–1998)

    • NTV7 (2001–2004)


	+	

First Nicktoons Era (2003-2005)[]

  • Template:Flagicon Netherlands
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The network was renamed to Nicktoons in 2003, featuring a white CGI version of the Nickelodeon "splat" logo with blue text, replacing a rotating logo which featured various silhouettes of Nicktoons characters in orange with the NICK logomark above the text "Toons TV". −

    • Nickelodeon


	+	

As Nicktoons Network (2005-2009)[]

  • Template:Flagicon Ukraine
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Former Nicktoons Network logo from September 23, 2005 until September 28, 2009.

    • ICTV (Ukraine)
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As part of the launch on the satellite services, the network once again rebranded further as Nicktoons Network on September 23, 2005. A new logo with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" fanning onto a globe shape was used, along with the new slogan of "Animation Capital of the World" and a promotion theme consisting of the characters being placed in a celebrity setting.

	+	

Second Nicktoons Era (2009-present)[]

  • Template:Flagicon Italy
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On September 28, 2009, Nicktoons Network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years and name changes for sister networks The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr..[11] In conjunction with this move the "Network" identifier was dropped, leaving the network to be rebranded as Nicktoons for the second time in its history. −

    • Italia 1


	+	

Programming[]

  • Template:Flagicon Mexico
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Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons

    • Nickelodeon Latin America 1996 - 2006
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Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. As has been the pattern with many children's networks over the years as they make forays into original programming and build up an archive of their newer series, older Nicktoons programs, along with those which had low sustaining popularity, have moved off the network's schedule. Advertising was also added before the 2005 relaunch. The network also aired original episodes of the final season of My Life as a Teenage Robot in October 2008; that series had long been pulled off Nickelodeon's main schedule. A similar thing occurred with Invader Zim and Yakkity Yak. The Nicktoons now show the old Nickelodeon cartoons only very early in the morning and late at night on the weekend. −

    • XHGC-TV Canal 5 (1997–2001), repeats episodes sometimes.


	+	

For a Halloween theme week in October 2008, the network aired the 90's live-action program Are You Afraid of the Dark? on October 20, the first non-animated program to air on the network, although live-action segments involving the Nicktoons studio and animators have aired in the past in short form during commercial breaks. An episode of Nick News also aired on the network in early February 2009, along with episodes of Nick@Nite series Glenn Martin, DDS and new Nickelodeon teen series The Troop. In March 2010, Nicktoons decided to finally to bring back Invader Zim for one month only. −

Awards[]

File:Rugrats on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.jpg

The Rugrats' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Year

Association

Award Category

Result

1992

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Program

Won

1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1994

CableAce

Animated Programming Special or Series

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Nominated

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Won

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Television Critics Association Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated


	+	

International versions[]

Video games[]

	+	

Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24 hours a day. There are also other Nicktoons channels in Spain, The Netherlands, and the Flemish region of Belgium. Nicktoons will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Disney XD on Foxtel and Austar in mid 2010. Nicktoons is going to launch in Germany on 31 March 2010 as pay-tv channel NICK Premium will be rebranded due to the new international design.[12]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

  • Nicktoons: The Videogame (possibly)


See also[]

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See also[]

	+	
  • Nicktoons

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  • Nickelodeon

  • Klasky-Csupo
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  • Nick Jr.

References[]

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References[]

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  3. "Spielberg Toons in." TV Guide. October 28, 1995. 33.
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  6. Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo, Variety.com, July 29, 2009
  7. http://nickelodeon.wikia.com/wiki/File:Nicktoons_Network_logo_2009.svg
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  9. "Spielberg Toons in." TV Guide. October 28, 1995. 33.
  10. Template:Cite web
  11. Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo, Variety.com, July 29, 2009
  12. Kindersender NICK wird im März wieder zu Nickelodeon , TVmatrix, February 19, 2010

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Revision as of 17:10, 19 February 2010 Question book-new.svg This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. (January 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) For Nicktoons in the United Kingdom, see Nicktoons (UK & Ireland). Nicktoons Country United States Slogan Big Stars, Animated. Headquarters New York City (Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California is promoted on air) Ownership Owner MTV Networks (Viacom) Links Website http://nicktoons.nick.com Nicktoons is a digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with other original animated series and foreign animation from other Nickelodeon networks overseas 24 hours a day. The slogan for the network is "Big Stars, Animated."


Contents 1 History 1.1 As Nicktoons TV (2002-2003) 1.2 First Nicktoons Era (2003-2005) 1.3 As Nicktoons Network (2005-2009) 1.4 Second Nicktoons Era (2009-present) 2 Programming 3 International versions 4 See also 5 References 6 External links History As Nicktoons TV (2002-2003) Nicktoons was launched on April 1, 2002 as Nicktoons TV as part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services. However, by early 2004, Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to the digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network also, based on consumer demand. At first, airing only archived Nicktoons, the network was marketed as commercial free, with comedic promos involving the Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. As the network's distribution increased, by fall 2005, the network was airing regular advertising.

First Nicktoons Era (2003-2005) The network was renamed to Nicktoons in 2003, featuring a white CGI version of the Nickelodeon "splat" logo with blue text, replacing a rotating logo which featured various silhouettes of Nicktoons characters in orange with the NICK logomark above the text "Toons TV".

As Nicktoons Network (2005-2009) File:Nicktoons Network.svg Former Nicktoons Network logo from September 23, 2005 until September 28, 2009. As part of the launch on the satellite services, the network once again rebranded further as Nicktoons Network on September 23, 2005. A new logo with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" fanning onto a globe shape was used, along with the new slogan of "Animation Capital of the World" and a promotion theme consisting of the characters being placed in a celebrity setting.

Second Nicktoons Era (2009-present) On September 28, 2009, Nicktoons Network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years and name changes for sister networks The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr..[1] In conjunction with this move the "Network" identifier was dropped, leaving the network to be rebranded as Nicktoons for the second time in its history.

Programming Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons Its original programming consists nearly all of animated television programs formerly or currently broadcasted on its parent network. As has been the pattern with many children's networks over the years as they make forays into original programming and build up an archive of their newer series, older Nicktoons programs, along with those which had low sustaining popularity, have moved off the network's schedule. Advertising was also added before the 2005 relaunch. The network also aired original episodes of the final season of My Life as a Teenage Robot in October 2008; that series had long been pulled off Nickelodeon's main schedule. A similar thing occurred with Invader Zim and Yakkity Yak. The Nicktoons now show the old Nickelodeon cartoons only very early in the morning and late at night on the weekend.

For a Halloween theme week in October 2008, the network aired the 90's live-action program Are You Afraid of the Dark? on October 20, the first non-animated program to air on the network, although live-action segments involving the Nicktoons studio and animators have aired in the past in short form during commercial breaks. An episode of Nick News also aired on the network in early February 2009, along with episodes of Nick@Nite series Glenn Martin, DDS and new Nickelodeon teen series The Troop. In March 2010, Nicktoons decided to finally to bring back Invader Zim for one month only.

International versions Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24 hours a day. There are also other Nicktoons channels in Spain, The Netherlands, and the Flemish region of Belgium. Nicktoons will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Disney XD on Foxtel and Austar in mid 2010. Nicktoons is going to launch in Germany on 31 March 2010 as pay-tv channel NICK Premium will be rebranded due to the new international design.[2]

See also Nicktoons Nickelodeon Nick Jr. References

Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo, Variety.com, July 29, 2009
Kindersender NICK wird im März wieder zu Nickelodeon , TVmatrix, February 19, 2010

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| launch = May 1, 2002
(original launch; as Nicktoons TV)
April 7, 2003
(original relaunch; as Nicktoons)
September 23, 2005
(relaunch: as Nicktoons Network)
September 28, 2009
(relaunch; as Nicktoons) − | show_name_2 =

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| closed date = − | genre = Animation, comedy, family, fantasy

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| picture format = 480p (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV) − | format = Animated TV series

− | creator = Arlene Klasky
Gabor Csupo
Paul Germain + | owner = Classic Viacom (2002-2005)
Viacom (2005-present) (operated by MTV Networks)

	+	

| slogan = Big Stars, Animated. − | writer = Joe Ansolabehere
Craig Bartlett
Kate Boutilier
Michael Ferris
Peter Gaffney
Paul Germain
Jonathan Greenberg
Rachel Lipman
Jeffrey Townsend
Steve Viksten
Tom Mason
Dan Danko
Jeff Wynne
Melody Fox

	+	

| former names = Nicktoons TV (2002-2003)
Nicktoons (initial use, 2003-2005)
Nicktoons Network (2005-2009) − | director = Howard Baker
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Steve Moore
Steve Socki
Dan Thompson
Norton Virgien
Dave Fontana
Tony Vian
Louie del Carmen
Chris Hermans
Anthony Bell
Bob Fuentes III
Carol Millican

− | creative_director = Paul Germain + | country = United States

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| headquarters = New York City| − | voices = E.G. Daily
Christine Cavanaugh
Nancy Cartwright
Kath Soucie
Cheryl Chase
Tara Strong
Cree Summer
Dionne Quan
Melanie Chartoff
Jack Riley
Michael Bell
Tress MacNeille
David Doyle
Philip Proctor
Joe Alaskey
Julia Kato

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| sister names = Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick | − | narrated =

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| web = http://nicktoons.nick.com − | theme_music_composer = Mark Mothersbaugh

− | opentheme = The Rugrats Theme + | sat serv 1 = DirecTV|

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| sat chan 1 = Channel 302| − | endtheme = The Rugrats Theme (Speed Up and Remixed)

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| sat serv 2 = Dish Network| − | composer = Mark Mothersbaugh
Bob Mothersbaugh
Denis Hannigan
Rusty Andrews

− | voice director = Charlie Adler + | sat chan 2 = Channel 178|

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| cable serv 1 = Available on most cable systems| − | country = United States

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| cable chan 1 = Check local listings for channels| − | language = English

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| adsl serv 1 = Verizon FiOS − | num_seasons = 9 seasons

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| adsl chan 1 = Channel 254| − | num_episodes = 173 episodes

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| adsl serv 2 = AT&T U-Verse − | list_episodes = List of Rugrats episodes

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| adsl chan 2 = Channel 316| − | executive_producer = Vanessa Coffey
Gabor Csupo
Arlene Klasky

− | producer = Cella Nichols Harris
Geraldine Clarke
David Blum
Paul Germain
Kate Boutilier

− | editor = Karl Garabedian
John Bryant

− | location = Universal Studios Florida

− | cinematography = Animation

− | camera = Single-camera

− | runtime = 23-24 minutes

− | company = Klasky Csupo[1]

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− | followed_by = All Grown Up!
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− | related = Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze
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Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on June 8, 2004. + Nicktoons is an American digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with other original animated series and foreign animation from other Nickelodeon networks overseas 24 hours a day. The slogan for the network is "Big Stars, Animated." − The show focuses on four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.


Premise[]

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History[]

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As Nicktoons TV (2002-2003)[]

− The show originally revolved around a group of children (three boys and one girl), including infant Thomas "Tommy" Pickles, toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster, and the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. Often, they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator." The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she isn't manipulative. As a result, Angelica and Susie often clash.[3]

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File:NicktoonsTV.jpg

Former Nicktoons TV logo with SpongeBob in the background. Used from May 1, 2002-April 7, 2003.

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Nicktoons was launched on May 1, 2002 as Nicktoons TV as part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services. However, by early 2004, Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to the digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network also, based on consumer demand.

	+	

At first, airing only archived Nicktoons, the network was marketed as commercial free, with comedic promos involving the Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. As the network's distribution increased, by September 23, 2005, the network was airing regular advertising. − In 1998, a new character was introduced. After The Rugrats Movie, in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a four month old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later in 2000, after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[3]


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First Nicktoons era (2003-2005)[]

Characters[]

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File:Nicktoons old logo.jpg

Nicktoons logo, used from April 7, 2003-September 23, 2005.

Main article: List of Rugrats characters
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The network was renamed to Nicktoons in 2003, using a "splat" logo with the word "NICKTOONS" in it (initially it was orange on white, this was changed to blue on white in 2004), replacing a rotating logo which featured various silhouettes of Nicktoons characters in orange with the NICK logomark above the text "Toons TV". −

File:Rugrats.JPG

The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The Pickles are a mixed Jewish-Christian family. There are two episodes that reflect the Pickles' Jewish heritage, one episode deals with the Passover holiday and the other with Hanukkah (in addition to episodes about Christmas, Easter, Kwanzaa, etc.). These episodes have been praised by Jewish groups and are re-run every year on Nick at the appropriate holiday times and can also be purchased on VHS or DVD.Template:Citation needed


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Production[]

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Former Nicktoons Network logo from September 23, 2005 until September 28, 2009.

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1994 and 1995, only two Jewish-themed specials were produced, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. New episode production resumed in 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997-2000. In terms of years on air, it is the longest lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its ninth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation.[4]
The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001.

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As part of the launch on the satellite services, the network once again rebranded further as Nicktoons Network on September 23, 2005. A new logo with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" fanning onto a globe shape was used, along with the new slogan of "Animation Capital of the World" and a promotion theme consisting of the characters being placed in a celebrity setting.

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Second Nicktoons era (2009-present)[]

− The show airs in the UK on CBBC, CITV, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon UK and Nicktoonsters as well as in Canada on YTV. In Australia, it can be seen on Nickelodeon Australia (and, for a period, ABC Television).

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On September 28, 2009, Nicktoons Network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years and name changes for sister networks The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr..[5] In conjunction with this move the "Network" identifier was dropped, leaving the network to be rebranded as Nicktoons for the second time in its history.

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Programming[]

− On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years. It was narrated by Amanda Bynes.

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Current programming seen on Nicktoons includes former Nickelodeon animated series such as CatDog, Danny Phantom, All Grown Up!, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rugrats, Invader Zim, Rocko's Modern Life, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and The Ren & Stimpy Show. Current Nickelodeon animated series airing on Nicktoons include Nickelodeon's flagship series SpongeBob SquarePants, along with Fanboy and Chum Chum, The Fairly OddParents, Back at the Barnyard, The Mighty B! and The Penguins of Madagascar, along with Nick at Nite animated series Glenn Martin, DDS.

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Animated series that were never aired on Nickelodeon and are exclusive to Nicktoons include Dragon Ball Z Kai, Kappa Mikey, Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, Wolverine and the X-Men, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, The Secret Show, Making Fiends, Speed Racer: The Next Generation The channel also airs a series of animated shorts produced under the name Random! Cartoons. Despite the channel's name, Nicktoons also airs a minimal amount of live-action programming from Nickelodeon; currently The Troop (which Nicktoons currently only airs the first ten episodes). − The show ended in 2004. Two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were planned and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.


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Unusual for a American television network, Nicktoons only runs commercials and employs a generic closing credit format to allow promotion of its programming between 9 a.m. and midnight ET; the current program's regular closing credits are shown at the end of a program and promos for Nicktoons and Nickelodeon programming, along with three-minute clips of Nicktoon series under the banner "Rockin' Nicktoons Moments" are shown during breaks at other times. − Individual episodes are now available for purchase on Amazon Video On Demand for 99 cents per episode and on the PlayStation Store for $1.99 for two episodes.


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The network in recent times seems to be shifting focus away from comedic programming and towards action-centered programming. The network's current line-up of original series reflect this. Archival comedy shows are currently relegated to overnights on the Nicktoons lineup; in 2009 and early 2010, most of the 1990s Nicktoons did not air at all, other than an hour very early on Sunday mornings, but in summer 2010, Nicktoons began airing multi-hour marathon blocks of shows such as Ren & Stimpy, CatDog and Rocko's Modern Life in the overnight weeknight hours. −

Theatrical films[]

− In 1998, the first Rugrats film was released, entitled The Rugrats Movie, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. In 2000 the second movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. In 2003, the third movie, Rugrats Go Wild, was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[6]


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International versions[]

Reception[]

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Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24 hours a day. There are also other Nicktoons channels in Flanders, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain replacing Nick Premium. Nicktoons will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Disney XD on Foxtel and Austar in November 2010. − In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to Rugrats as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[7] It was named the 92nd best animated series by IGN.[8] Jewish and Christian religion groups have given Rugrats high praises for their special holiday episodes. Rugrats were also considered a strongpoint in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[9] [10] [11] [12]


Episodes[]

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Main article: List of Rugrats episodes
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Other projects[]

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Nick dvd name Release date Discs Episodes

Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13

Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13

Tommy Troubles February 13, 2006 1 4

Save The Day August 8, 2005 1 9

Run Riot April 25, 2005 1 9

Mysteries September 6, 2004 1 4


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Broadcast history[]

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    • Magic Kids

    • Nickelodeon

    • Canal 9

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    • TV2 (2003–present)

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    • Nickelodeon South East Asia

    • Studio 23

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    • Nickelodeon

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    • Nickelodeon (Japan) (1998–2008)

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    • Channel 9

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    • Nicktoons (France) (2003–2005)

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Awards[]

File:Rugrats on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.jpg

The Rugrats' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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1992

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Program

Won

1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1994

CableAce

Animated Programming Special or Series

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

Nominated

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Won

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Nominated

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Won

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Won

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Television Critics Association Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Nominated

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated

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Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: The Movie (Game Boy, Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Muchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

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Revision as of 17:06, 18 August 2010 Question book-new.svg This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. (January 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) For Nicktoons in the United Kingdom, see Nicktoons (UK & Ireland). Nicktoons Country United States Slogan Big Stars, Animated. Headquarters New York City Ownership Owner Classic Viacom (2002-2005) Viacom (2005-present) (operated by MTV Networks) Links Website http://nicktoons.nick.com Nicktoons is an American digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with other original animated series and foreign animation from other Nickelodeon networks overseas 24 hours a day. The slogan for the network is "Big Stars, Animated."


Contents 1 History 1.1 As Nicktoons TV (2002-2003) 1.2 First Nicktoons era (2003-2005) 1.3 As Nicktoons Network (2005-2009) 1.4 Second Nicktoons era (2009-present) 2 Programming 3 International versions 4 See also 5 References 6 External links History As Nicktoons TV (2002-2003) File:NicktoonsTV.jpg Former Nicktoons TV logo with SpongeBob in the background. Used from May 1, 2002-April 7, 2003. Nicktoons was launched on May 1, 2002 as Nicktoons TV as part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services. However, by early 2004, Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to the digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network also, based on consumer demand.

At first, airing only archived Nicktoons, the network was marketed as commercial free, with comedic promos involving the Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. As the network's distribution increased, by September 23, 2005, the network was airing regular advertising.

First Nicktoons era (2003-2005) File:Nicktoons old logo.jpg Nicktoons logo, used from April 7, 2003-September 23, 2005. The network was renamed to Nicktoons in 2003, using a "splat" logo with the word "NICKTOONS" in it (initially it was orange on white, this was changed to blue on white in 2004), replacing a rotating logo which featured various silhouettes of Nicktoons characters in orange with the NICK logomark above the text "Toons TV".

As Nicktoons Network (2005-2009) File:Nicktoons Network.svg Former Nicktoons Network logo from September 23, 2005 until September 28, 2009. As part of the launch on the satellite services, the network once again rebranded further as Nicktoons Network on September 23, 2005. A new logo with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" fanning onto a globe shape was used, along with the new slogan of "Animation Capital of the World" and a promotion theme consisting of the characters being placed in a celebrity setting.

Second Nicktoons era (2009-present) On September 28, 2009, Nicktoons Network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years and name changes for sister networks The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr..[1] In conjunction with this move the "Network" identifier was dropped, leaving the network to be rebranded as Nicktoons for the second time in its history.

Programming Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons Current programming seen on Nicktoons includes former Nickelodeon animated series such as CatDog, Danny Phantom, All Grown Up!, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rugrats, Invader Zim, Rocko's Modern Life, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and The Ren & Stimpy Show. Current Nickelodeon animated series airing on Nicktoons include Nickelodeon's flagship series SpongeBob SquarePants, along with Fanboy and Chum Chum, The Fairly OddParents, Back at the Barnyard, The Mighty B! and The Penguins of Madagascar, along with Nick at Nite animated series Glenn Martin, DDS.

Animated series that were never aired on Nickelodeon and are exclusive to Nicktoons include Dragon Ball Z Kai, Kappa Mikey, Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, Wolverine and the X-Men, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, The Secret Show, Making Fiends, Speed Racer: The Next Generation The channel also airs a series of animated shorts produced under the name Random! Cartoons. Despite the channel's name, Nicktoons also airs a minimal amount of live-action programming from Nickelodeon; currently The Troop (which Nicktoons currently only airs the first ten episodes).

Unusual for a American television network, Nicktoons only runs commercials and employs a generic closing credit format to allow promotion of its programming between 9 a.m. and midnight ET; the current program's regular closing credits are shown at the end of a program and promos for Nicktoons and Nickelodeon programming, along with three-minute clips of Nicktoon series under the banner "Rockin' Nicktoons Moments" are shown during breaks at other times.

The network in recent times seems to be shifting focus away from comedic programming and towards action-centered programming. The network's current line-up of original series reflect this. Archival comedy shows are currently relegated to overnights on the Nicktoons lineup; in 2009 and early 2010, most of the 1990s Nicktoons did not air at all, other than an hour very early on Sunday mornings, but in summer 2010, Nicktoons began airing multi-hour marathon blocks of shows such as Ren & Stimpy, CatDog and Rocko's Modern Life in the overnight weeknight hours.

International versions Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24 hours a day. There are also other Nicktoons channels in Flanders, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain replacing Nick Premium. Nicktoons will also launch in Australia along with its competitor Disney XD on Foxtel and Austar in November 2010.

See also Nicktoons Nickelodeon Nick Jr. References

Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo, Variety.com, July 29, 2009

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Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The series premiered on August 11, 1991 and aired its last episode on June 8, 2004. + Nicktoons (formerly called Nicktoons TV and Nicktoons Network) is an American digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with other original animated series and foreign animation from other Nickelodeon networks overseas 24 hours a day. The current network slogan is "Big Stars, Animated."

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− The show focuses on eight babies, as well as a dog, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations.[3][4] It was one of the first three Nicktoons and also aired on Nick Jr. in 1995.

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Characters[]

Main article: List of Rugrats characters

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The main babies. Clockwise from top: Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Lil, Phil, Dil, Kimi, and Susie.

− The show originally revolved around four children (three boys and one girl) and a dog. The fearless brave leader Thomas "Tommy" Pickles (whose family moved from Akron, Ohio to their current location in California), the cautious toddler Charles "Chuckie" Finster who reluctantly agreed to venture out into the open, unsafe areas of the house, the twin-infants Phillip "Phil" and Lillian "Lil" DeVille who were ready for a new challenge, and Spike, Tommy's dog. The toddlers are able to communicate with each other through baby speak, although viewers can understand them, because it is 'translated'. A running gag in the show is that they mispronounce words or use poor grammar and their speaking is full of malapropisms. An example of this is using the word "poopetrator" instead of "perpetrator" in "The Trial" episode. The group is often reluctantly joined by Tommy's cousin, Angelica Pickles. At three years old, Angelica is able to communicate and understand language from both the toddlers and the adults, which she often uses as an advantage when she wants to manipulate either party. She is usually very mean to the babies. Susie Carmichael, who lives across the street from the Pickles, is also able to communicate on the same level as Angelica, though she is not manipulative. As a result of this, as well as being favored by the babies, she often clashes with Angelica.[5]


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On September 28, 2009, the network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years, and name changes for sister networks: The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr.[6] In conjunction with this, the "Network" identifier was dropped, leaving the network to be rebranded as Nicktoons for the second time in its history. − After The Rugrats Movie (1998), in which Tommy's baby brother Dylan "Dil" Pickles is born, he was soon added as a character on the show. As a 1 year old baby, Dil is not able to communicate with anyone. Later after Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) was released, Kimi Finster was added as a character. She is Chuckie's stepsister.[7]


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Programming[]

− Leaving the safety of their own playpen, the children would explore their surroundings and try to make sense out of what the adults are doing. The babies often manage to get away with meandering off and going on escapades, for the reason that Tommy’s daddy, Stu, is more often than not trying to create toys downstairs in the basement. Tommy's mother, Didi, is normally reading the most modern good-parenting guide too actively to take any kind of notice, and his paternal grandfather, Lou, is customarily sleeping in front of the television, oblivious to their antics.[8] While most of the time, the babies are in their playpen, they always manage to get out using a plastic screwdriver Tommy keeps in his diaper (unbeknownst to any of the adults). When they create any kind of mess or visible damage, they are almost never seen as the instigators, due to them being babies. If an older person is in the vicinity of the mess (usually Angelica), that individual is held accountable. The most treacherous escapade the babies embarked occured in The Rugrats Movie where they got lost in the forest going against a man-eating wolf and a pack of circus monkeys determined to steal their baby food.

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Current programming seen on Nicktoons includes former Nickelodeon animated series such as CatDog, ChalkZone, Danny Phantom, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rugrats, Invader Zim, Rocko's Modern Life, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Current Nickelodeon animated series airing on Nicktoons include Nickelodeon's flagship series, along with Fanboy and Chum Chum, The Fairly OddParents, Back at the Barnyard, The Mighty B!, The Penguins of Madagascar, two of the newest shows that air on Nickelodeon T.U.F.F. Puppy and Planet Sheen, along with Nick at Nite animated series Glenn Martin, DDS.

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Origins[]

Rugrats was formed by the then husband-and-wife duo of Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky, along with Paul Germain in 1989. Klasky-Csupo had a major animation firm at the time which also provided services for commercials and music videos. Klasky, Csupo, and Germain were also animating The Simpsons at the time, which they would continue to do until 1992. The trio decided to create their own series in reaction to a proclamation by the children's cable network Nickelodeon that they were to launch their own line of animated shows, which would be later called Nicktoons. With the comedic stimulation branching from the antics of Klasky and Csupo's infant children, the 6Template:Frac–minute pilot episode, "Tommy Pickles & the Great White Thing" (never to be aired), went into production.


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The network in recent times seems to be shifting focus away from comedic programming and towards action-centered programming.Template:Cn Archival comedy shows are currently relegated to overnights on the Nicktoons lineup; in 2009 and early 2010, most of the 1990s Nicktoons did not air at all, other than an hour very early on Sunday mornings, but in summer 2010, Nicktoons began airing multi-hour marathon blocks of shows such as Ren and Stimpy, CatDog and Rocko's Modern Life in the overnight weeknight hours. According to promotions, these shows are expected to migrate to the new The '90s Are All That block on sister network TeenNick; the two blocks will run concurrently for at least the first week, since none of the shows currently in that block's schedule overlap with the shows being featured overnights on Nicktoons.Template:CnPeter Chung, along with Klasky and Csupo, co-designed the characters and directed the series pilot, "Tommy Pickles And The Great White Thing," as well as the opening sequence. The production was completed in 1990 and they submitted it to Nickelodeon, who tested it with an audience of children. The feedback for the pilot episode was primarily positive. With that, the series went into production. Chuckie and Angelica were added as characters.


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− Paul Germain felt that the series needed a bully. Angelica was based on a bully in Germain's childhood, who was a girl. In addition to that, it was Germain who decided that Angelica would be a spoiled brat. Arlene Klasky, one of the show's creators initially did not like Angelica Pickles. Klasky also protested Angelica's actions in episodes like "Barbecue Story" (where she threw Tommy's ball over the fence).

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Since the launch of the channel a Spanish language audio is available via SAP with some cable and satellite providers offering the Spanish feed as a separate channel. Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24 hours a day. There are also other Nicktoons channels in Flanders, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain replacing Nick Premium.

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− In a New Yorker article, Klasky said, "I think she's a bully. I never liked Angelica." Klasky never fully approved of her character development. Her bullying caused Arlene to disdain her. Angelica started to become a problem for the some of the Rugrats staff. In some instances, her voice, Cheryl Chase, had trouble portraying a mean Angelica. To help Chase out, Steve Viksen, one of the writers, would mention that Angelica was the series's J.R. Ewing.

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− After the episode "The Trial," Klasky complained that the Rugrats were starting to act too old for their age. Csupo often acted as a mediator in arguments between Klasky and the writers, with the writers often winning. Some of the offscreen tensions ultimately found their way into the scripts and, naturally, into the show. In 1993, shortly before Nick premiered the last of the original 65, production of new episodes ceased, and most of the Rugrats writing team left Klasky-Csupo. After the first run days were over, Nick had enough episodes to show every day, and did just that in 1994, scheduling the show in the early evening, when both kids and parents will be watching. After 3 years of repeats, the show went back into production. However, the tensions between Klasky-Csupo and their former writers still existed.

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− After The Rugrats Movie and seeing the "new" Angelica in the film, Klasky changed her tune: "I think she's great for the show; I love Angelica."[1]

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Production[]

Rugrats was Nickelodeon's second Nicktoon, debuting on the same day as Doug (which premiered before it) and The Ren and Stimpy Show (which debuted after). The first run of the series was produced from 1991 to 1993 before production went on a hiatus (episodes that had not yet been released at that point continued to be released through 1994). Between 1995 and 1996, only two Jewish-themed specials were aired, and the rest of the series aired in reruns. Production on new episodes began 1997, and the show aired in Nickelodeon's Snick block from 1997 to 2000. As of 2011, it is the longest-lasting Nicktoon to date, at over fourteen years longevity, and did not cease production of new episodes until 2004. In terms of number of episodes, it is still in first, but by 2011 it will be surpassed by SpongeBob SquarePants, which will have 178 episodes by the end of its eighth season, barring a Rugrats revival or a SpongeBob cancellation; SpongeBob will reach Rugrats in terms of years on air in 2013.[2]

− − On August 11, 2001, Rugrats celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The special/TV movie, Rugrats: All Growed Up was produced for the occasion. After the show, a special retrospective lookback aired, entitled "Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years." It was narrated by Amanda Bynes. Nickelodeon approved of its ratings and popularity so much (about 70% of viewers with cable tuned in), they eventually commissioned a full series, All Grown Up, which ran from 2003 to 2008.

− − Rugrats ended on June 8, 2004, along with fellow Nicktoon, Hey Arnold. After the run, two fairy-tale themed direct-to-video films based on the original series under the title, Rugrats: Tales from the Crib were produced and then released separately in 2005 and in 2006.

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Voice actors[]

− − Through its full run, Rugrats, occupied several main voice actors. E.G. Daily provided the voice of Tommy Pickles, except in the unaired pilot where Tami Holbrook provided the voice; Christine Cavanaugh was the original voice of Chuckie Finster, but left after 2001 for personal reasons and was subsequently replaced by Nancy Cartwright in 2002. The fraternal twins, Phil and Lil (as well as their mother, Betty) were voiced by Kath Soucie; Dil Pickles (and Timmy McNulty) were voiced by Tara Strong. Cheryl Chase initially auditioned for the role of Tommy, but was passed up. When the show came to series, she was brought on board to be cast as the voice of Angelica Pickles. Dionne Quan was the voice of Kimi Finster, however as she is legally blind, in order to do the voice, the producers had to interpret the scripts into Braille, so she could read them by sensing the bumps with her fingers. Susie was primarily voiced by Cree Summer, though in two episodes where she could not be in attendance E.G. Daily filled in.[3] Other regular voice actors included Melanie Chartoff as Didi Pickles, Jack Riley as Stu Pickles, Tress MacNeille as Charlotte Pickles, and Michael Bell as Drew Pickles and Chaz Finster. David Doyle provided the voice of Grandpa Lou Pickles until his death in 1997, where Joe Alaskey took over till the end of the series. In 2000, Debbie Reynolds joined the cast as Lulu Pickles, Lou's second wife, and remained until the series' end.

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Writing style[]

− With Rugrats it usually took a few months to make an episode, for the story has to get written, and then approved. The next process consisted of voice recording, storyboarding, pre-eliminating animation, overseas production & delivery, editing and polishing. All of that had to happen even before Klasky-Csupo sent the master tapes to Nick. In addition, fine animation took time to make. During the first six seasons of Rugrats it was, primarily divided into two eleven-minute episodes. After the second movie, during season 7, Rugrats made a change with a different format that consisted of three episodes per show, though it returned to its original two-episode-per-show format in the final two seasons.[4]

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Episodes[]

Main article: List of Rugrats episodes

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Other projects[]

Main article: All Grown Up!

Main article: Angelica and Susie's Pre-School Daze

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DVD releases[]

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Nick DVD name Release date Discs Episodes

Season 1 (1991–92) June 2, 2009 3 13

Season 2 (1992–93) June 2, 2009 3 13

Tommy Troubles February 13, 2006 1 4

Save The Day August 8, 2005 1 9

Run Riot April 25, 2005 1 9

Mysteries September 6, 2004 1 4

Movie Trilogy March 15, 2011 3 3 Films

Halloween September 20, 2011 1 TBA[5]

− − Nickelodeon and Amazon.com have struck a deal to produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows, through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon made the discs, cover art, and disc art itself. The complete first and second seasons of Rugrats were released on June 2, 2009 along with The Fairly OddParents first and second seasons.[6]

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Nick Picks DVDs[]

− These 2 Rugrats episodes were released on the Nick Picks DVDs.

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  • Nick Picks Volume 1: Finsterella

  • Nick Picks Volume 2: All Growed Up

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Reception and achievements[]

Critical reception[]

− − Since its debut in 1991, Rugrats generally received positive reviews from critics and fans. In a 1995 interview, Steven Spielberg referred to the show as one of several shows that are the best children's programming at the time. Spielberg described Rugrats as "sort of a TV Peanuts of our time."[7] It was named the 92nd-best animated series by IGN.[8] Rugrats was also considered a strong point in Nickelodeon's rise in the 1990s.[9][10][11][12] In a press release celebrating the show's 10th anniversary, Cyma Zarghami stated, "During the past decade, 'Rugrats' has evolved from a ratings powerhouse, being the number one children's show on TV, to pop icon status. It has secured a place in the hearts of both kids and adults, who see it from their own point of view".[13] According to Nickelodeon producers, this show made them the number-one channel in the 1990s.[14] Jeff Jarvis reviewed Rugrats and stated, "When the Simpsons was a segment on The Tracey Ullman Show, it was just a belch joke with hip pretensions. As a series, it grew flesh and guts. It was my favorite cartoon...until I discovered Nickelodeon's Rugrats, a sardonic, sly, kid's eye view of the world that skewers thirty-something parents and (The) Cosby (Show) kids."[15]

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Popularity, appeal, and controversy[]

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− − When Rugrats débuted in 1991, it was not as hugely popular as it would later become. When production went on a hiatus from 1994, Nick began showing Rugrats repeats everyday. More and more people began to take notice of the show, with ratings and popularity for Rugrats and Nick rising. From 1995 to 2000, it was the highest-rated show on Nickelodeon and the highest rated kids' show. The show experienced a wide diverse audience consisting of kids, teenagers and adults alike. Rugrats was successful in receiving an average of 26.7 million viewers every week: 14.7 million kids (2-11), 3.2 million teens (12-17), and 8.8 million adults (18 and over). In addition, Rugrats was seen internationally in over 76 countries.[13] It was the only one of the three original Nicktoons that continued in the 2000s, and had its own spin-off. It is the most successful of the three original Nicktoons. While the other Nicktoons were popular during their run, Doug would later slip out of Nick's hands and into Disney's; and Ren and Stimpy would crash and burn in a creative rights dispute (only to return several years later in a much raunchier version on another network). During its run, Rugrats was enjoyed by a number of famous stars including Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Amanda Bynes, Aaron Carter, Ray Romano, Nivea and Bow Wow.[16]

− − With 172 episodes produced over the course of nearly 13 years, Rugrats remains the longest-running Nicktoon to date. SpongeBob SquarePants will surpass both benchmarks when it airs its 173rd episode on February 27, 2012.

− − Rugrats was one of very few shows that pictured observant, identifiably Jewish families.[17] Jewish and Christian religion groups gave the show high praises for their special holiday episodes. Nonetheless, at one point the Anti-Defamation League and the Washington Post editorial page castigated the series for its depiction of the Pickles grandparents, who purportedly looked like Nazi caricatures.[17]

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Awards and nominations[]

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Year

Association

Award Category

Nominee

Result

1992

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Program

Won

1993

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1994

CableAce

Animated Programming Special or Series

Won

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

1995

Annie Award

Best Individual Achievement for Writing in the Field of Animation

'A Rugrats Passover'

Nominated

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

'I Remember Melville'

Nominated

CableAce

Animated Programming Special or Series

Nominated

1996

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

1997

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Young Artist Awards

Best Performance in a Voiceover

Charity Sanoy for Dust Bunnies/Educating Angelica

Nominated

CableAce

Best Writing In A Children's Special Or Series

Episode 'Mother's Day'

Won

1998

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won[18]

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Episode: Mothers Day Special

Nominated

1999

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Genesis Award

Television - Children's Programming

'The Turkey That Came to Dinner'

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won[19]

Humanitas Prize

Children's Animation Category

Episode 'Autumn Leaves'

Won

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Nominated

World Animation Celebration

Best Director of Animation for a Daytime Series

Episode 'Naked Tommy'

Won

Kids Choice Awards

Favorite Movie

Won

Cable Guide

Favorite Cartoon

Nominated

2000

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

TV Guide Award

Favorite Children's Show

Won

2001

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Nominated

Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Television

Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Won

Television Critics Association Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Nominated

Jewish Image Awards

Outstanding Achievement

Won

2002

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

'Cynthia Comes Alive'

Nominated

Emmy Award

Outstanding Children's Program

Special: All Growed Up

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Nominated

BMI Cable Award

Won

2003

Artios Award

Best Casting for Animated Voice Over - Television

'Babies in Toyland'

Nominated

Kid's Choice Awards

Favorite Cartoon

Nominated

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Won

BMI Cable Award

Won

2004

Daytime Emmy Award

Outstanding Animated Children's Program

Nominated

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Honors[]

File:Rugrats on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.jpg

The Rugrats received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on June 28, 2001, commemorating the show's 10th anniversary.

− On June 28, 2001, in commemoration of their tenth anniversary, Rugrats received a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame, making it Nickelodeon’s first (and to date, only) series to receive a star. It was placed at 6600 W. Hollywood Bl., near Cherokee Ave. outside a toy and costume shop.[20]

− − In the October 2001 issue of Wizard Magazine, a leading magazine for comic book fans, they released the results of the 100 Greatest Toons ever, as selected by their readers, Rugrats ranked at #35. Three other Nicktoons—SpongeBob SquarePants, Invader Zim, and Ren and Stimpy—also placed on the list.[21]

− − In a list of TV Land’s The 2000 Best Things About Television, ranking the all-time TV shows, channels, commercials, people, catch phrases, etc., Rugrats is ranked #699.[22]

− − Angelica Pickles placed 7th in TV Guide's list of “Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time” in 2002.[23]

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Rugrats in other media[]

Films[]

− In 1998, The Rugrats Movie was released, which introduced baby Dil, Tommy's little brother, onto the show. It grossed in worldwide results, $140,894,675, making it a very large box office success, considering its modest $24 million budget. Not only was the movie a commercial success, the film earned mixed to positive reviews from critics. As of 2011, it remains the highest grossing Rugrats film to date. In 2000 a sequel, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, was released, with two new characters introduced, Kimi and Kira. Kimi would become Chuckie's sister and Kira would become his new mother, after marrying his father. While it received a positive reception, it did not gross as high as the first film.

− In 2003, Rugrats Go Wild was released. It was a crossover between the Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.[24] It is the lowest grossing Rugrats film to date.

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Comics[]

− From 1998 to 2003, Nick produced a Rugrats comic strip, which was distributed through Creator's Syndicate. Initially written by show-writer Scott Gray and drawn by comic book artist Steve Crespo, with Rob Armstrong as editor. Will Blyberg came on board shortly after as inker. By the end of '98, Lee Nordling, who had joined as a contributing gag writer, took over as editor. Nordling hired extra writers, including Gordon Kent, Scott Roberts, Chuck Kim, J. Torres, Marc Bilgrey, and John Zakour, as well new artists including Gary Fields, Tim Harkins, Vince Giaranno, and Scott Roberts. Stu Chaifetz colored the Sunday strips. The Rugrats strip started out in many papers, but as often happens with spin-off strips, soon slowed down. It's still seen in some papers in re-runs. Two paperback collections were published by Andrews McMeel It's A Jungle-Gym Out There and A Baby's Work Is Never Done.

− − During this time, Nickelodeon also published 30 issues of an all Rugrats comic magazine. Most of these were edited by Frank Pittarese and Dave Roman, and featured stories and art by the comic strip creators and others. The last nine issues featured cover art by Scott Roberts, who wrote and drew many of the stories. Other writers included Roman, Chris Duffy, Patrick M. O'Connell & Joyce Mann, and Jim Spivey. Other artists included Joe Staton and Ernie Colón. The magazine also included short stories, many by Pittarese, and games, as well as reprints from an earlier, UK produced Rugrats comic.

− − Finally, Nick produced a special, 50 page comic magazine retelling of the film Rugrats In Paris, edited by Pittarese and Roman, with script by Scott Gray, pencils by Scott Roberts, and inks by Adam DeKraker.

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Video games[]

  • Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Studio Tour (PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (Nintendo 64)

  • Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PC CD Rom, PlayStation)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica (PlayStation, Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats: Totally Angelica Boredom Busters (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Go Wild (PC CD Rom, Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: All Growed Up - Older and Bolder (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats: Castle Capers (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube)

  • Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party (Game Boy Advance)

  • Rugrats: Time Travelers (Game Boy Color)

  • Rugrats Activity Challenge (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Adventure Game (PC CD Rom)

  • Rugrats Food Fight (Mobile Phone)

  • Rugrats Munchin Land (PC CD Rom)

  • The Rugrats Movie (Game Boy Color)

  • The Rugrats Mystery Adventures (PC CD Rom)

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue (PlayStation) (Tommy & Angelica appear as guest characters)

  • Nickelodeon Party Blast (Gamecube), Xbox (Tommy and Angelica are playable)

  • Nicktoons Racing (PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Arcade) (Tommy and Angelica playable)

  • Nicktoons Basketball (PC CD Rom) (Tommy appears in All Grown Up! appearance)

  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance) (Tommy and Angelica are seen, but are not playable characters.)

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Live performances[]

− − Rugrats—A Live Adventure was a show about Angelica's constant attempts to scare Chuckie. To help Chuckie combat his wide range of fears, Tommy invents a magic wand called the "People-ator" to make Chuckie brave. Angelica, however, wants Chuckie to stay scared, so she steals Tommy's wand. The Rugrats try to get it back, but to no avail. Angelica becomes Princess of the World. Eventually, Chuckie becomes brave thanks to the help of Susie, Mr. Flashlight and the audience.[25] Many songs were included in the play, including the theme song. The music was met with a rather mixed reception, which applause was tepid at best. However, the dancing was much better received. In addition, as soon as a character approached the stage to engage the crowd, the response from the kids was wild. Chuckie's pleas help from the audience to stop Angelica's megalomaniacal march toward world domination elicited much excitement and response. Overall, despite the criticism, the show was well received.[26] The show had two 40-minute acts, with a 20-minute intermission (or a commercial break).

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Merchandise[]

− − Merchandise that was based on Rugrats varied from video games toothpaste, Kellogg’s cereal to slippers, puzzles, pajamas, jewelry, wrapping paper, Fruit Snacks, Inflatable balls, watches, pens, pencils, markers, cookie jars, key rings, action figures, and bubblegum.

− The show also managed to spawn a popular merchandise line at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, EBay, Hot Topic, JCPenney, Toys "R" Us, Mattel, Barnes & Noble and Basic Fun, just to name a few.[27]

− − The Rugrats had their own cereal made by Post called Reptar Crunch Cereal. The Rugrats and Reptar were predominantly featured on the front, there's a board game on the back, and a special $3 rebate for Runaway Reptar on the side. This cereal was released for a limited time only, sold at US supermarkets 8/1/99 to 9/15/99 only, and not all supermarkets carried the cereal. To memorialize the movie, Rugrats in Paris, another Rugrats-based cereal came out in October 2000. Simply called the Rugrats in Paris Cereal, it has a similar appearance to Trix; it's a sweetened, multi-grain cereal with small-round bits in plain, red, purple and green. Small Eiffel Towers could also be seen.[28]

Rugrats made fast-food appearances as well with the most appearances being on

− Burger King. Their first fast food appearance was in 1994, when the Hardee's fast food chain offered a collection of Nicktoons toys as premiums that were included with kids' meals at Hardee's. All 4 Nicktoons at that time were featured—Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug and Rugrats. Other food items that feature Rugrats were Fruit Snacks, Macaroni and Cheese, Bubble Gum and Campbell's Rugrats Pasta with Chicken and Broth.[29]

− − In their first tie-in with Burger King, 5 Rugrats toys were offered with their Kids Club meals, a different one with each meal. Each toy came with a 12-page (including covers) miniature version of Nickelodeon Magazine, which featured the toy's instructions, word search, picture puzzle, "Say What?”,a scrambled word puzzle, a coupon for Oral-B Rugrats toothpaste & toothbrush, and entry blanks to subscribe to Rugrats Comic Adventures, Nick Magazine and the Kids Club. From 1998 till 2003, "Rugrats" based-products included watches and various toys.[30]

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Revision as of 01:18, 18 August 2011 For Nicktoons in the United Kingdom, see Nicktoons (UK & Ireland). Question book-new.svg This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. (January 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Nicktoons Country United States Slogan Big Stars, Animated. Headquarters New York City Ownership Owner Viacom (operated by MTV Networks) Links Website http://nicktoons.nick.com Nicktoons (formerly called Nicktoons TV and Nicktoons Network) is an American digital cable and satellite television network owned by Viacom. It is a sister service of the Nickelodeon cable channel. The network broadcasts Nickelodeon's animated series, Nicktoons, along with other original animated series and foreign animation from other Nickelodeon networks overseas 24 hours a day. The current network slogan is "Big Stars, Animated."


Contents 1 History 2 Programming 3 International versions 4 See also 5 References 6 External links History Nicktoons was launched on May 1, 2002 as Nicktoons TV, part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite, in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services.[citation needed] However, by early 2004, Nickelodeon management changed course and offered it to digital satellite services DirecTV and Dish Network. The network was originally marketed as commercial free, with comedic promos involving Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. By September 23, 2005, as the network's distribution increased, the network began airing regular advertising.[citation needed]

The network rebranded itself as Nicktoons in 2003, but as part of the launch on satellite services, the network was renamed Nicktoons Network on September 23, 2005.[citation needed] A new logo with the familiar Nickelodeon "Splat" fanning onto a globe shape was used, along with the new slogan of "Animation Capital of the World" and a promotion theme consisting of the characters being placed in a celebrity setting.[citation needed]

On September 28, 2009, the network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years, and name changes for sister networks: The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr.[1] In conjunction with this, the "Network" identifier was dropped, leaving the network to be rebranded as Nicktoons for the second time in its history.

Programming Main article: List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons Current programming seen on Nicktoons includes former Nickelodeon animated series such as CatDog, ChalkZone, Danny Phantom, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rugrats, Invader Zim, Rocko's Modern Life, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Current Nickelodeon animated series airing on Nicktoons include Nickelodeon's flagship series, along with Fanboy and Chum Chum, The Fairly OddParents, Back at the Barnyard, The Mighty B!, The Penguins of Madagascar, two of the newest shows that air on Nickelodeon T.U.F.F. Puppy and Planet Sheen, along with Nick at Nite animated series Glenn Martin, DDS.

Animated series that have never aired on Nickelodeon and are exclusive to Nicktoons[citation needed] include Kappa Mikey, Voltron Force, Wolverine and the X-Men, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, The Secret Show, Making Fiends, Zevo-3, Speed Racer: The Next Generation and NFL Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core, a production between Nickelodeon and the National Football League. The channel also airs a series of animated shorts produced under the name Random! Cartoons. Nicktoons also airs some live-action programming such as The Troop , Power Rangers Samurai and Supah Ninjas. Since March 2011, Nicktoons airs a daily three-hour morning program block called the "Nicktoons Comedy Breakfast", running daily from 6-9 a.m. ET; the block currently consists of double-episode airings of current Nickelodeon live-action series The Troop, Power Rangers Samurai and Supah Ninjas, and former Nickelodeon series Drake and Josh and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.

Between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET, Nicktoons utilizes a network generic closing credit format (similar to that used by Nickelodeon, TeenNick and most of the other MTV Networks channels) to allow promotion of its programming and includes traditional commercial advertising during breaks within each program; at other times, the current program's regular production closing credits are shown at the end of a program, while commercial breaks exclusively consist of promos for Nicktoons and Nickelodeon programming, along with three-minute clips of Nicktoon series under the banner "Rockin' Nicktoons Moments", with little to no traditional advertising.

The network in recent times seems to be shifting focus away from comedic programming and towards action-centered programming.[citation needed] Archival comedy shows are currently relegated to overnights on the Nicktoons lineup; in 2009 and early 2010, most of the 1990s Nicktoons did not air at all, other than an hour very early on Sunday mornings, but in summer 2010, Nicktoons began airing multi-hour marathon blocks of shows such as Ren and Stimpy, CatDog and Rocko's Modern Life in the overnight weeknight hours. According to promotions, these shows are expected to migrate to the new The '90s Are All That block on sister network TeenNick; the two blocks will run concurrently for at least the first week, since none of the shows currently in that block's schedule overlap with the shows being featured overnights on Nicktoons.[citation needed]

International versions Since the launch of the channel a Spanish language audio is available via SAP with some cable and satellite providers offering the Spanish feed as a separate channel. Nicktoons was launched in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2002, although, unlike the United States version, it has been ad-supported since it launched. Also unlike the US version, it does not broadcast 24 hours a day. There are also other Nicktoons channels in Flanders, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain replacing Nick Premium.

See also Nicktoons Nicktoons Studios Nickelodeon Nick Jr. References

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