[[caption-width-right:350: [[{{Tagline}} Not just cartoons... ''Nicktoons!'']]]]

Nicktoons is Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s official term for their original animated programs (but that is not the subject of this page, for more on that, see [[Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} here]]).

Nicktoons (previously known as Nicktoons Network and Nicktoons TV) is also a sister network of Nickelodeon launched in 2002. It is Nickelodeon's 95% animation channel. It was mainly meant to compete with Creator/CartoonNetwork and ToonDisney and started as a vault channel for Nickelodeon's huge animation library. In addition to running the animation that was first-run on Nick at the time, it also served as a vault for the animated shows that they didn't air anymore, like ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Doug}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters''.

In 2006, it aired their first original show: ''KappaMikey''. This followed with other independently-funded acquisitions it made in the later part of the 2000 decade, such as ''WesternAnimation/SkyLand'', ''WesternAnimation/ShurikenSchool'', ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'', ''RickySprocket'', ''WesternAnimation/ThreeDelivery'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Wayside}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends''.

At around 2009, [[NetworkDecay less and less original Nicktoons were shown]] in favor of more action-oriented animated programs, presumably to compete with boy-focused Creator/DisneyXD and Cartoon Network. Two live-action programs, ''TheTroop'' (with a few animated special effects) and ''Series/BigTimeRush'' (totally live-action) also aired on Nicktoons. '''All''' of the aforementioned original toons were either playing in the graveyard slots or scrapped, and they were investing in strictly superhero adaptations of MarvelUniverse characters. Those went away with Creator/{{Disney}}'s purchase of MarvelComics.

2010 brought ''[[{{Anime/DragonBallKai}} Dragon Ball Z Kai]]'', Nicktoons' first {{anime}} and Nickelodeon's return to showing anime; ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', the ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' franchise's first showing on a Nickelodeon network since Nickelodeon acquired the license; and reruns of ''PowerRangers'', after Saban reclaimed the franchise from Disney.

Today, Nicktoons seems to exist as a rerun farm for Nick's lower-tier animated and live action series, along with plenty of ''SpongeBob'' marathons, just like the main network. It's also used as a backstop to burn off the rights to international series that the main network had no serious plans to be given a chance[[note]]for instance, the short run of ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'', solely done because the company's distributor wouldn't license a series only popular in Eurasia without an American run; ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' suffered the same fate; both shows have since fled to Creator/{{Netflix}}[[/note]]. There's also a block of "sports" programming known as [=NickSports=], which airs sports-related cartoons and league {{Infomercial}}s from the NFL and NASCAR for kids.

If you're looking for the franchise of original Nickelodeon animated series, [[Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} see here]]. If you are looking for Nicktoons games, try ''NicktoonsUnite'' and ''NicktoonsMLB''. This page has nothing to do with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Toon the American Football wide receiver]].

!!Programs on or previously on Nicktoons include:

* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters''
* ''Series/AlienDawn'' (live-action)
* ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
* ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard''
* ''Series/BigTimeRush'' (live-action)
* ''WesternAnimation/ButtUglyMartians''
* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone''
* ''VideoGame/DanballSenki'' (Renamed ''LBX: Little Battlers Experience'' for the English dub)
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
* ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Digimon: Digital Monsters]]''
** ''[[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Digimon Fusion]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''
* ''[[{{Anime/DragonBallKai}} Dragon Ball Z Kai]]'' (Airing rights expired, now airing on Creator/AdultSwim as part of {{Creator/Toonami}})
* ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen''
* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera''
* ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/GlennMartinDDS''
* ''Toys/HeroFactory''
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''
* ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''
** ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNOW''
* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''
* ''ComicBook/KaputAndZosky''
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''
* ''[[VideoGame/DanballSenki LBX: Little Battlers eXperience]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends''
* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery''
* ''WesternAnimation/MrMeaty''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''
* ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons''
* ''WesternAnimation/RandomCartoons''
** the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' [[Recap/AdventureTimePilot pilot]]
** ''WesternAnimation/FlavioTheGoat''
* ''WesternAnimation/RickySprocketShowbizBoy''
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ShurikenSchool''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpeedRacerTheNextGeneration''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
* ''WesternAnimation/TakAndThePowerOfJuju''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''
** ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow''
* ''Series/TheTroop'' (live-action)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeDelivery''
* ''Series/ThumbWrestlingFederation''
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce''
* ''WesternAnimation/WatchMyChops'' (As ''Corneil & Bernie''.)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wayside}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/WildGrinders''
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''
* ''WesternAnimation/YakkityYak''
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal''
** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Zevo 3}}''