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The Silver Age of Nicktoons by jbwarner86 The Silver Age of Nicktoons by jbwarner86
NOTE: You might have to download this one - it's just that wide.

Furthering my study of the animated Nickelodeon originals, here's what I've deemed the Silver Age. Still a lot of good creator-driven shows in this era, but there was also a more uneven episode-to-episode track record for many of them, and a significant upswing in Klasky-Csupo productions, putting a squeeze on other studios.

Credit where credit is due:
"The Wild Thornberrys" created by Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo
"SpongeBob SquarePants" created by Steve Hillenburg
"Rocket Power" created by Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo
"As Told By Ginger" created by Emily Kapnek
"The Fairly OddParents" created by Butch Hartman
"Invader Zim" created by Jhonen Vasquez
"Chalk Zone" created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber
"The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius" created by Keith Alcorn, John A. Davis, and Steve Oedekerk
"My Life as a Teenage Robot" created by Rob Renzetti
"All Grown Up" created by Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo
"Danny Phantom" created by Butch Hartman
"Avatar: The Last Airbender" created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino
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ChrisDoesArts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1999-2003 was my childhood and revolution. I feel bad for kids who grow up now and are forced to see new Nick and Disney.

But I was lucky...yay
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
C'mon, don't be like that. Kids today love the shows they're growing up with. Just because they're watching Gravity Falls and Harvey Beaks instead of Kim Possible and Invader Zim, it doesn't mean their childhood is inferior to yours.
ChrisDoesArts Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well look at all the terrible sitcoms, like Jessie and stuff.
I mean, today has great shows if you can find them. Most of the time however, I just find the mind numbing shows.
Still, there are good ones
Arthony70100 Featured By Owner Edited May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents are the only cartoons from The Silver Age of Nicktoons that are still releasing new episodes and new seasons. The rest of the nicktoons were cancelled. The Fairly OddParents will surpass Rugrats, because they announced the production of season 10 of that show. FOP has actually 152 episodes and Rugrats has 172. FOP will become the second Nicktoon with most episodes behind SpongeBob SquarePants.
CatdogAndYahwehRock Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 I remi when these shows came out I was 9when  I first saw spoungbob
DavToonNetwerk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was my era of Nickelodeon.
763Lilypadpandaowl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I remember that I watch their 2000's cartoons shows when I was little.
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Ha, I feel like such a geezer. Everybody's saying that these shows defined their childhoods, but I was in high school when most of these were on.
HectorAdame Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was the best of times to be a lad, full of wonder and fun; the age were everything was fun and games and the world was bright. But like any wonderful age, we have to let it go and embrace the dawn of the new age.
selfmadecannibal Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The era of my childhood.  
Angel-Slash-Prower Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
...I feel old...
mrmenworld2010 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   Artist
My favorites: SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents, Jimmy Neutron, and Chalkzone.
TheCheat3 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
WielderOfBlueFlames Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This has to be my favourite age of nicktoons.
AshNightmareGlitch Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, yes, How I do remember these times...I was born in 2000, but I still loved all the 90's stuff when it was still around :) I just watched the thornberries movie last night.
julian0123 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Another cool one :)
gwspaid3 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Guess everything went downhill except the Sponge and the Fairies.
Who the hell turned Nickelodeon into a wasteland?
ms-textergirl2000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
this is awesome
thearist2013 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Last Airbender and Spongebob were the most popular Nicktoons from the sliver age 
gumbawll123 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
You forgot Pelswick, The Brother's Flub, and Catscratch!
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Pelswick and The Brothers Flub weren't Nicktoons, as far as I know. I'm pretty sure they were Canandian shows that Nickelodeon just bought the rights to.
gumbawll123 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
And as for Catscratch.
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I would have put that in the Bronze Age, if I'd ever gotten around to drawing it.
gumbawll123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
It seems more of a Silver Age show more than a Bronze Age show.
raichu566 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had grown up with these guys!!! I miss them so!!
Now the nick had ruined the age with... With. FIRETRUCKING things of crap!! ( some are good though.)
Erstina Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Me too
TheOfficialMPA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
happywalffels Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The silver age kicked ass! The years before this were okay and we all know how "great" nicktoons are today. I miss all the shows on this timeline. ESPECIALLY YOU ZIMMY!!! T_T 
HelixGamer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
2006-Present: The crappy age
turb0s0ic333 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
the silver age was the best :D
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Nice work
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!!!
AnimationNut Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Writer
Totally true :)
Neyebur Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Teh best age to me :D
danixtimmy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artist
i loved all of these except for invader zim
FantasyPen21 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ABSOLUTELY. *hoots and hollers the most for the last four*
akchrome Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They need to bring back the old cartoons permanantly for like a year switch out the new ones for the old
anatawa-kuroneko-des Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
the best years! ^^
laineeclaire87 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
StephenRStorti91 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
cool i remember this :)
dpben10pwn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Go Roller Hockey, Fairly Odd Parents, Chalkzone, Jimmy Neutron, My Life as a Teeenage Robot, Avatar & Danny Phantom!!!! All still remain my fave shows :heart:
TheGuiltyBystander Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Sigh... this was a part of my teenage years, back when the world wasn't obviously fucked and jokes still made me laugh.
evakrespo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
i know all bout tht my favirote is nicktoons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AutobotJamdigger93 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I thought Fairly Oddparents first aired around 1998?
ImpishZaeli Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weird thing is... My name is Eliza, and I have red hair and glasses, and my Mom's name is Maryanne, and she has blonde hair xD

Oh yeah, and I have a Rocket Power skateboard.
Hiccupping Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
*realisation moment* ginger from as told by ginger isn't a ginger...

Mitecacihautl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the summary of my life :w00t:
CrazyClara Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I grew up during this time and loved it.And I watched all these shows!
Kittychan2005 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It so was
1998blue Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
For some reason I was playing my guitar the other day and for some reason I started to sing the, "Hey Arnold theme." and I was like whoa..... I haven't seen that show in like for EVER and then I was thinking what other shows have disappeared that I used to love........ I was ummmmmmmmm....... well there's hey Arnold...... and my life as a teenage robot.... and jimmy neutron and all these other shows... especially chalk zone... So then I was thinking to myself, " some of these shows have stood the test of time but others have faded away into the distance....... It's very interesting to see how television has changed over the years. I'm just glad I got to enjoy them while they lasted even though I don't remember most of them.
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