Nicktoons is a collective name used by Nickelodeon for their original animated series. Since its launch in the late s, Nickelodeon's schedule incorporated animation produced by other companies. The channel did not invest into its own original cartoon series until , when producer Vanessa Coffey visited Los Angeles to accept pitches from local animators.
Geared towards children aged 6—12,  the channel broadcasts original animated series from sister network Nickelodeon , known as Nicktoons , along with other original animated series, some feature films, and foreign animated programs from Nickelodeon's international networks 24 hours a day. As of September , approximately In , Nicktoons was originally launched as a programming block on Nickelodeon, airing animated series. The block lasted until Nicktoons was launched as a standalone channel on May 1, , as Nicktoons TV , part of the digital cable-exclusive MTV Digital Suite, in order to entice cable operators to pick up the network and give them a marketing advantage over satellite services. The network was originally marketed as commercial-free, with comedic promos involving Nickelodeon Animation Studios, two-minute cartoon shorts from foreign markets, and former program promotions which had previously been used on Nickelodeon taking up commercial time. By June 6, , as the network's distribution increased, the network began to carry regular advertising. On September 28, , the network's logo changed as part of Nickelodeon's universal rebranding effort that also saw Nickelodeon's first logo change in 25 years, and name changes for sister networks: The N to TeenNick and Noggin to Nick Jr. An HD feed was launched on August 13, , and is available on several providers.
Nicktoons airs or had aired many Nickelodeon-produced animated series that premiered on Nickelodeon. Animation , which Nickelodeon had rights to at the time the network was launched, and Kids' WB shows such as Johnny Test. Nicktoons TV ; no versions of this logo, featuring other Nicktoon characters, had existed. A new splat logo from is still airing. Nicktoons Channel An alternate version featured an white outline and text and a orange splat. Nicktoons present. Goiky's website ;
The original logo for Nicktoons TV featured orange silhouettes of Nickelodeon characters. On April 7, , the channel was renamed as Nicktoons. This change was believed to be the golden years of Nicktoons by fans due to the channel featuring many classic Nickelodeon programming on it during its time and the logo being a homage on the original Nickelodeon logo and the Nicktoons brand logo. On September 23, , Nicktoons introduced a new look and became Nicktoons Network. The logo was designed in house, and Exopolis created the new on-air graphics package. As part of Nickelodeon 's rebranding effort, all of its channels were rebranded on September 28, Along with the rebrand, Nicktoons Network reverted back to its old name used from to This red one is still sometimes used in Nicktoons bumpers and advertisements.