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Logo descriptions and captures by Logoboy95
Editions by CuriousGeorge60

Background: Shortly after the firing of John Kricfalusi in September 1992, Nickelodeon formed its in-house animation studio in Studio City, California called, "Games Animation, Inc." which was first known as "Games Productions" for a short time and took over the production of The Ren & Stimpy Show with Bob Camp taking over. Since then, the company finished the S2 episodes which <a href="/page/Sp%C3%BCmc%C3%B8" target="_self">Spümcø</a> was working on and fully took over since S3. Also, the company started producing it's in-house cartoons, Rocko's Modern Life and three years later, Hey Arnold!. Since 1998, it moved to Burbank and was renamed to "Nickelodeon Animation Studios".

1st Logo (The Ren
and Stimpy Show Custom Logo)
(November 7, 1992-November 14, 1996)
<img align="bottom" alt="Games Productions (1993)" height="195" src="" title="Games Productions (1993)" width="260"/><img align="bottom" alt='Games Animation (1993, "The Ren & Stimpy Show" Variant)' height="195" src="" title='Games Animation (1993, "The Ren & Stimpy Show" Variant)' width="260"/>

Nicknames: "The Ren and Stimpy Logo", "Stimpy the Milkman"

Logo: On a light khaki background with a sun and a few clouds, we see Stimpy dressed in milkman garb with his tongue sticking out standing on the ground and has a box of milk next to him. Below him are the words "GAMES ANIMATIONS" (on early S2 episodes, "GAMES PRODUCTIONS") in the same font as the show's ending credits (named Impress), but it's white with the black shadow behind it.

Trivia: The drawing of Stimpy in the milkman's outfit, attributed to layout artist Michael Kim, was Games' response to John Kricfalusi's comment about giving his unfinished episodes to his former colleagues as like giving "an unedited cartoon to the milkman and have him finish it for ya". The drawing also had Stimpy holding a bloodstained knife (a reference to "Stabco", a derogatory nickname for Games used by Spumco loyalists), something not seen in the logo.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: Plays over the ending theme of the show.

Availability: It was seen onThe Ren & Stimpy Show since the second season on Teen Nick starting with the episode "
Svën Höek". It can also be found on VHS releases of said show as well. The "Games Productions" variant was found on a few season 2 episodes when aired on Teen Nick such as "The Great Outdoors/The Cat That Laid the Golden Hairball". On DVD releases, the logo, along with the Nickelodeon logo, is removed on The Complete First and Second Seasons, but is preserved on Seasons Three and a Half-ish and Seasons Five and Some More of Four.

2nd Logo (Rocko's Modern Life Custom Logo)
(September 18, 1993-November 24, 1996)
<img align="bottom" alt="Games Animation (1993, "Rocko's Modern Life" Variant)" height="195" src="" title="Games Animation (1993, "Rocko's Modern Life" Variant)" width="260"/><embed allowfullscreen="true" height="195" src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="245" wmode="transparent"/>

: "Freaky Text", "The Rocko's Modern Life Logo", "Rocko's Logo"

Logo: On a
shady orange background (with yellow dots), we see the words "GAMeS ANiMATiON" (in a disjointed, abstract style) and underneath is the word "INC." in a vermilion font.

FX/SFX: None.

The end theme of the show.

Availability: Fairly common. Currently seen on Rocko's Modern Life on Teen Nick and, along with the Nickelodeon and Paramount logos, on VHS releases of the said show. It is preserved on all four seasons and the complete series of Rocko's Modern Life on DVD through Shout! Factory as well.

3rd Logo (Hey Arnold! 1st Custom Logo)

(July 10, 1996)

"The Arnold Logo I", "Arnold and Friends"

Logo: On a slate gray background, we see the big dodger blue letters "
GAMES ANIMATION INC." in stacked words. Around the screen, we see the following characters <img align="right" alt="Games Animation (1996)" height="195" src="" title="Games Animation (1996)" width="260"/>(starting from the top right, going counterclockwise): Gerald (who is waving), Harold (with a scared look on his face), Arnold (looking bored), and Helga (cross-armed with a scowl). They all wear completely different outfits than in the regular show, since this is taken from the pilot episode of Hey Arnold!

Trivia: If you look closely on the bottom right of Arnold's head, you can see Craig Bartlett's initials.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the pilot, along with the sound of two boys hitting each other, taking turns yelling "Ow!", which was also from the end of the pilot.

Availability: Very rare. It was only seen on the pilot episode of Hey Arnold!
This pilot was originally debuted in theaters before Harriet the Spy, the first Nickelodeon movie release, and, is strangely not on the Harriet the Spy VHS, however, the pilot was released on VHS. Ironically, the pilot episode was remade as part of the said show as "24 Hours to Live".

4th Logo
(Hey Arnold! 2nd Custom Logo)
(October 7, 1996-February 10, 1997)

Nicknames: "The Arnold Logo II", "Arnold with the Chalk"

Logo: On a red brick background with two green windows, we see the beau blue 3D text "GAMES ANIMATION INC", and on the bottom-right is Arnold <img align="right" alt="Games Animation, Inc. (1996)" height="195" src="" title="Games Animation, Inc. (1996)" width="260"/>holding a piece of chalk. There seems to be a spotlight on Arnold and the beau blue text.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Music/Sounds Variant: On The 90's Are All That airings of Hey Arnold! with the split-screen credits, the tail beginning of the 2009 Nickelodeon Productions logo's music can be heard along with the end theme of the show.

Availability: Rare. It currently can be seen on all episodes of Hey Arnold! on Teen Nick's NickSplatblock with split-screen credits along with the Snee-Oosh and the 2017 Nickelodeon Productions logo. However, it can be found on DVD sets and, along with the Snee-Oosh, Nickelodeon and Paramount logos, on VHS releases of the said show. Season box sets of Hey Arnold! were recently released on DVD through, and the logo is intact on the season 1 DVD set.