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1st Logo
(June-July 1990)

Nickname: "The Neon Sign"

Logo: We first see a black screen; then we hear footsteps, then a light switch is flipped on, revealing a neon sign in the shape of the Nickelodeon Studios logo.

FX/SFX: The appearance of the sign.

Music/Sounds: The footsteps, the electric sound of the sign.

Availability: Extinct. It was only used once in 1990 during Nickelodeon's first opening period (between June-July) when the logo was featured on a tour tape.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

2nd Logo
(July 1990-2003)
Nickelodeon Studios (Early 90's)

: "The
Ride View"

Logo: We see a realistic coloring, looking like it was done with a colored pencil, of the side view of the front of Nickelodeon Studios, including the slime fountain. Then it fades to the front of everything. You can even see the Universal globe.

FX/SFX: The coloring seems to be "animated".

Music/Sounds: An announcer saying "[TITLE OF SHOW] was/is recorded in front of a live (studio) audience at (in) Nickelodeon Studios (in Orlando) at Universal Studios (Orlando), Florida". On some shows like GUTS, the ending of the show's theme plays as well.

Availability: Rare. It can be seen on almost any show recorded from Nickelodeon Studios in the early '90s like Nick Arcade, What Would You Do?,
and Nickelodeon GUTS, among others. This can be also seen on any Nick Jr. show recorded from Nickelodeon Studios, including Gullah Gullah Island and Allegra's Window. Seen on Gullah Gullah Island when it is reran on Nick Jr. (formerly "Noggin"). It is currently seen on Nick Video.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Logo

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: "Ride View II"

Logo: Same as the 2nd logo, but it's live action instead.

  • There was a variation on My Brother & Me,Allegra's Window, and Legends of the Hidden Temple in which we zoom to the studio sign on top of the core production building before cutting to the scene with Nickelodeon Studios and the Universal Globe Landmark.
  • On Make the Grade, a picture of Nickelodeon Studios from the left is shown, before the scene with the Nickelodeon Studios and the Universal Globe.
  • Also on Make the Grade, as well as Outta Here!, the first shot is zooming down to reveal the studio's facade, before the globe scene.
  • Sometimes a copyright notice is shown on the bottom.
  • All That and Kenan & Kelhad a shot of the camera approaching the front of the studios on the ground (with the All That version showing a portion of the Slime Geyser), before fading into the Globe shot.
  • One version had a shot of the lawn in front of the Nick Studios, as lots of kids start running toward it, then fading into the globe scene. One version was just this with a small copyright stamp in the corner.
  • Still, there was yet another variant, in which we see the side view of the studio, with the slime geyser, like the 2nd logo, but then, as we fade into the front, the camera slowly zooms out until it's showing the globe.
FX/SFX: Live action.

Music/Sounds: Same as the 2nd logo.

Availability: This logo appeared on some shows prior to 1995, such as Get the Picture, but didn't become the main logo until 1995. All episodes of the Clarissa Explains it All season 1 DVD retain this logo. Currently, it can be seen on All That and Kenan & Kel on The Splaton Teen Nick. The running version was seen on Real Mature, a Nick-produced sketch show that aired as a special on ABC in 1991, and the pilot episode of All That. (The running footage was also seen in some Nick promos of the time.)

Scare Factor
: None.
Final Note:By the fall of 2001, Nickelodeon Studios was down to a double-digit number of employees, and had begun to see a decline in visitors as Nickelodeon's live-action productions began to transition from game and stunt shows with audience participation to traditional children'ssitcoms, many of which required closed-set production which discouraged visitors from viewing tapings. The majority of Nickelodeon production had moved to the closed-setNickelodeon On Sunsetfacility in Hollywood, California. Nickelodeon Studios permanently closed its doors on Saturday April 30, 2005, afterNickelodeonhad gradually moved its administration to theMTV Networksheadquarters in Santa Monica, California, andOne Astor Plazain New York City and its live-action production arm to theNickelodeon On Sunset. The final program taped there wasNickelodeon SPLAT!on August 17, 2004.

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