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Background: Nickelodeon Animation Studios (also known as "Nicktoons Productions"), the animation unit of Nickelodeon
, was established from Games Animation in 1990 to produce animated TV shows known as Nicktoons for Nickelodeon and Nicktoons Network.

1st Logo

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Nicknames: "The Haystack", "The Haypile", "The Nick Haystack", "The Nick Scribble"

Logo: Over a black background, we see a Nickelodeon logo, which resembles a orange
haystack. Copyright info is seen below.

  • 1990-1994: (C)(year) MTV Networks
  • 1994-1997: (C)(year) Nickelodeon
  • 1995-2009: (C)(year) VIACOM (The byline was blurry in 1995 and early 1996)

  • On Season 1 episodes of Hey Arnold!, the copyright text was in a chalk-like font.
  • On the original Rugrats pilot, the logo is darker.
  • Starting in late-1997, the copyright stamp for the "Nickelodeon" variant was extended to say: "Copyright (year) Nickelodeon, a programming service of Viacom International Inc. (NAME OF SHOW) and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Nickelodeon, a programming service of Viacom International Inc."
  • In 1998, when the "Nickelodeon" variant phased out, the copyright stamp was changed, once again, to say: "(C)(year) Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon, (NAME OF SHOW), and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc."

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None, or the end theme of the show.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On most episodes of Rugrats and it's spinoff, All Grown Up!, as well as The Wild Thornberrys, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, Rocket Power, and As Told by Ginger, a humorous quote from the episode is heard. For example, on the 2000 episode of Rugrats called "Discover America", Lil says "That's 'Ms. Tour Guide' you Mr. Sir!" In most 1993 episodes, the beginning of Chuckie's cry followed by inaudible dialogue is heard.
  • Starting with the debut of their second logo, Klasky-Csupo used the sound of kids laughing during the logo.
  • On the first two seasons of AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, the tail end of the Klasky-Csupo "Graffiti" logo's theme plays over the logo.
  • On the first season of Doug, the Jumbo Pictures music carries over to this logo.

Availability: The MTV Networks copyright can be currently be seen on VHS tapes and DVDs of Rugrats episodes from the era, (including the pilot) and is currently seen on The '90s Are All That on TeenNick, VHS tapes and DVDs of early episodes of Rocko's Modern Life and is also seen on The '90s Are All That on TeenNick, and 1991-1994 episodes of The Ren & Stimpy Show on VHS and is again, also seen on The '90s Are All That on TeenNick, as the Seasons 1 & 2 DVD edit it out. However, it's intact on the Seasons 3 and a Halfish and Season 5 and Some more of 4 DVDs, and VHS tapes and DVDs of pre-1994 episodes of Doug, which is, once again, currently seen on The '90s Are All That on TeenNick. The Nickelodeon byline is rather rare as it was used for a short time along with being used concurrently with the Viacom copyright from 1995-1996 and it can be seen on VHS tapes of some Rugrats episodes from the era and is seen on The '90s Are All That on TeenNick, VHS tapes and DVDs of The Ren & Stimpy Show episodes from the era,VHS tapes of some Rocko's Modern Life episodes from this era,and season 1-3 episodes of AAAHH!!! Real Monsters on VHS, which was last seen in October 2011 on The '90s Are All That on TeenNick. The Viacom variant is super-duper common and can be seen on all Nicktoons up until 1997, when they used the logo below. At that point, only Klasky Csupo shows such as Rugrats, As Told by Ginger, and The Wild Thornberrys used this logo along with SpongeBob SquarePants (current prints of the latter use the next logo instead). The 1997 variant is rare and can only be found on late-1997 episodes of Rugrats and AAAHH!!! Real Monsters. The later variant, however, is very common as it is seen on all Nicktoons shows and episodes from 1998-2009. This logo also appears on The Adventures of Pete & Pete season 1 on DVD and all SpongeBob SquarePants DVDs from 2003 to 2009, along with several Nick Jr. shows on DVD and Comcast Video on Demand. The first three seasons of Rocko's Modern Life released through Shout! Factory have this logo intact (2011-2012).

Scare Factor: It depends on the sound variant:

  • None for the silent variant.
  • None with the closing theme of the show.
  • None to low for the Rugrats variant. It depends on what quote from the episode is heard.
  • Minimal bordering on low with the sound of kids laughing.
  • Minimal for the AAAHH!!! Real Monsters variant, because of Klasky Csupo's "Graffiti" logo's music, but those who like that logo should be OK with it.

2nd Logo

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Nicknames: "Splat!", "The Orange Splat", "The Nicktoons Splat"

Logo: We see the Nickelodeon splat logo, but reading "NICKTOONS" on a black BG (although sometimes it reads "NICKELODEON" and is stretched out more). Copyright information is seen below, or sometimes not at all.

  • There is an animated version of the Nickelodeon logo which is seen on the trailer for Harriet the Spy and on Yakkity Yak. A CGI ball appears on a black background and then forms a "NICKELODEON" splat. The long version was only seen on the "Fat Files" shorts.
  • On some episodes of Invader Zim, the copyright doesn't appear for a few seconds.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show or a soundbite of the show. Sometimes, none.

Music/Sounds Variant: On Jimmy Neutron we hear the theme song and Jimmy saying "Gotta blast!".

Availability: First seen on the trailer for Harriet the Spy. The "Nicktoons" variant appeared on every new Nicktoon starting with The Angry Beavers, and was also used on CatDog, ChalkZone, and recent prints of SpongeBob Squarepants episodes from the era, plastering the Scribble, among others, excluding all Klasky-Csupo/Nick shows, up until Tak and the Power of Juju. The "Nickelodeon" variant is seen on Jimmy Neutron, Catscratch and non-US airings of early El Tigre episodes and 2006 episodes of SpongeBob Squarepants. It's also superimposed over the closing credits of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The main logo still appears on new episodes of shows that debuted prior to 2007, such as SpongeBob Squarepants, up until 2009. The version without the copyright info was seen on Charlotte's Web 2 - Wilbur's Great Adventure and the teaser trailer for The Rugrats Movie.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Logo

Nickelodeon Animation Studios - CLG WikiNicknames: "Basic Splat", "Trampoline Splat", "The Bouncing Splat"

Logo: On a white background, we see a 3D CGI orange ball bouncing on a blue trampoline twice. Then it bounces to the center of the screen, resembling a 3D Nickelodeon splat with the words "A NICKELODEON PRODUCTION". After a few seconds, it turns into a 2D splat.

Variant: There is a variant seen on Rocket Power which does not contain the words "A" and "PRODUCTION".

: CGI animation of the ball and the trampoline.

Cheesy Factor: The animation of the ball bouncing looks a bit choppy.

Music/Sounds: Three boing sounds, followed by the first 7 notes of the Nickelodeon theme.

Availability: First seen on Spongebob Squarepants, it can be also seen on the first season of Dora The Explorer, on some episodes of Blue's Clues, and Rocket Power. It was also seen on Pistas de Blue.

Scare Factor: None to low. On Rocket Power, the logo is bigger, and the ball getting to closer of the screen can get to some.

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