Nicktoons TV was launched by Nickelodeon in 2002 as a channel for their Nicktoons both old and new, but mainly archived ones (such as Ren and Stimpy, Doug, etc.). In 2003, the channel was rebranded as Nicktoons before being renamed as Nicktoons Network in 2005 and back to the former name in 2009.
1st Logo (October 24, 2004-2005)
Availability: Shown only at the Nicktoons Film Festival in 2004, and the Nextoons Nicktoons Film Festival in 2005.
Editor’s Note: TBA
2nd Logo (2005-2008)
Nicknames: "Powered by the Nicktoons Studio", "The Engine"
Logo: A car engine with the Nicktoons Network logo and an orange splat on it is shown zooming in and out as flames and smoke emit from the exhaust pipes over a cardboard coloured background with a moon and a cloud near the top right. A piece of paper with the Nicktoons Network logo slides in from the right as a crumpled ball of paper is thrown on top of it and unwraps revealing the words "Powered By The NICKTOONS STUDIO".
FX/SFX: Everything in 2D animation.
Music/Sounds: Engine roaring followed by 4 whooshing noises as the engine zooms in and out and sputtering sounds.
Availability: Extinct. Was seen after non-NN Original shows that reran on Nicktoons Network from 2005 to 2008. Replaced by the fourth logo.
Editor’s Note: TBA
3rd Logo (February 25, 2006-September 2009)
Nicknames: "The Slime Globe", "Splat Globe", "The Nicktoons Globe", "The Nicktoons Splat Globe"
Logo: A 3-D version of the Nicktoons Network logo, an orange wireframe globe with a "splat" on the right and " "NICKTOONS NETWORK" below with "NICKTOONS" in Nick's corporate font, rapidly zooms out over a brown background textured to resemble crumpled paper. Below the logo is the text "ORIGINAL", which shines. The NN logo revolves to face the right.
Trivia: If you look closely at the beginning, you can see the words "ANIMATION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD", a slogan of Nicktoons Network that used between 2005 and 2009.
- Sometimes the text will read "ORIGINAL PRODUCTION" and/or a copyright stamp will appear below.
- Some shows use a print logo on a background depending on the show (usually black, white, or in-credit), lacking the word "ORIGINAL".
FX/SFX: The 3D network logo, produced by eXOpolis in Los Angeles, CA.
Music/Sounds: A "whoosh" sound followed by a fast-tempo, percussion-heavy jingle. The print version uses the ending theme of the show.
Music/Sounds Trivia: The music is actually a remixed instrumental version of "Rhythm Nation" by Janet Jackson.
Availability: Extremely rare. It appeared on Nicktoons Network original shows, such as Kappa Mikey, The Secret Show, Edgar & Ellen, Ricky Sprocket, Showbiz Boy, and Shorts in a Bunch. The "Original Production" variation appears on some episodes of Kappa Mikey and also on Three Delivery. It's likely available on iTunes, but on television it's extinct.
Editor’s Note: This is a classic logo and a favourite of many who grew up watching Nicktoons Network programming.
4th Logo (February 14, 2008-September 28, 2009)
Nicknames: "The Bomb", "Nicktoons Bomb", "The Almost Palindrome Logo"
Logo: On a white background, we see a bomb explode, causing many different accessories of Nicktoons characters (Guano's blue crystal, Zim's mouth, SpongeBob's eyes, etc.) to appear. The explosion turns back into a bomb, which looks like the Nicktoons Network splat. The "NICKTOONS NETWORK" text from the last logo is under the bomb, in black.
FX/SFX: 2D animation.
Music/Sounds: An explosion and various Nicktoons' dialogue in reverse, followed by a reverse sparking sound when the bomb reappears.
Availability: Extinct. Was seen after non-NN Original shows that reran on Nicktoons Network from February 14, 2008 to September 28, 2009.
Editor’s Note: Although not as classic as the globe logo this is still a favourite of many.
5th Logo (September 28, 2009-October 22, 2014)
Logo: On a black background, the gray "t" surrounded by the orange glow suddenly zooms out and flips around horizontally, and other letters surrounded by the orange glow, burst from behind and everything comes to a halt like it's going in slow-motion. Then they quickly back out and rearrange themselves to read "nickToons" (in the post-2009 Nickelodeon font) and everything shakes when they arranged.
Trivia: The logo is based off the on air look Nicktoons had from September 28, 2009 until May 5, 2014.
- The color of the word "toons" as well as the background depends on the episode or show. For example, on at least one episode of Zevo-3, the word "toons" was green and the background was blue mist.
- On NFL Rush Zone (which also uses the regular version of the logo), a print, in-credit version is seen where the "toons" is blue.
FX/SFX: Letters bursting out and arranging. Awesome CGI! It looks far better than the 2009 Nickelodeon Productions logo.
Music/Sounds: A whoosh, followed by the explosion sound accompanied by the cacophony of the electric guitar, followed by the slamming sound and the cymbal crash.
- The ending theme is played over both the in-credit and regular logos on NFL Rush Zone.
- On Voltron Force, a eerie sound, followed by a drum beat with a loud, final electric guitar riff.
Availability: Seen on Zevo-3, Voltron Force, Dragon Ball Z Kai and NFL Rush Zone.
Editor’s Note: TBA