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[[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 Creator/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 Franchise/MarvelUniverse characters. Those went away with Creator/{{Disney}}'s purchase of Creator/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}}''
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