When Rugrats signed on for the first time in 1991, it was part of a whole new line of animation made for Nick called Nicktoons -- produced for Nick by independent animation companies (and later, Nicktoon Studios after that opened up in 1998), Nicktoons tells plenty of stories, featuring characters and perspectives never before presented on television. And most importantly, Nicktoons are cartoons that the creators can call their own, alongside Nick. Those are the reasons why Nicktoons still click with many viewers -- beacuse it's different than what we normally seen on TV. And since then, many networks followed the same lead by imitating the Nicktoon formula -- examples include ABC's One Saturday Morning (later, ABC Kids) and Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoons.
In this section, I'll present to you the Nicktoons, and what they are.
(Left: The popular Nicktoons of 2002 -- SpongeBob,
Rocket Power, Thornberrys and Hey Arnold; from Nick
UK; ©2002 Viacom.)
Nicktoons Have A Channel All To Themselves
This past summer, the Nicktoons finally got a channel all to themselves
when the new Nicktoons TV channel went on the air, first in the
US, and later in Britain. For details on both versions of this all-Nicktoons
service, click here.
|Initial Reaction in 1991||First Renewal in 1991||Meet The Nicktoons|
|Nicktoons Blocks & Specials||Nicktoons TV -- The Channel||Nicktoons Rejects|
|Reality TV -- Nicktoons Style||Nickmas 2002|
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