Nickelodeon Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

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Background

Nickelodeon Productions is the production arm of Nickelodeon formed in 1979. It also produces shows for its sister channels and blocks, such as Nick Jr., NickToons, and TeenNick.

1st Logo (1990, August 11, 1991-August 17, 2008)

Logo: On a black background, we see the Nickelodeon logo in the shape of an orange haystack or scribble. Copyright info is seen below.

Copyrights:

  • 1990-April 13, 1995: "(C)(year) MTV Networks"
  • 1994-1997: "(C)(year) Nickelodeon"
  • 1995-2005: "(C)(year) VIACOM" or "(C)VIACOM (year)"

Variants:

  • On Season 1 episodes of Hey Arnold!, the copyright text was in a chalk-like font.
  • On the original Rugrats pilot, the logo is darker, probably due to quality issues.
  • On Season 1 episodes of Ren & Stimpy, the logo is slightly redder.
  • Starting in late 1997, the copyright stamp for the "Nickelodeon" variant was extended to say: "Copyright (year) Nickelodeon, a programming service of Viacom International Inc. (NAME OF SHOW) and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Nickelodeon, a programming service of Viacom International Inc."
  • A variant with no copyright info exists.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None, or the end theme of the show.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On most episodes of Rugrats and its spinoff, All Grown Up!, as well as The Wild Thornberrys, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters!, Rocket Power, and As Told by Ginger, a humorous quote from the episode is heard, though this was not present on earlier seasons.
  • On the first two seasons of AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, the tail end of the Klasky-Csupo "Graffiti" logo's theme plays over this logo.
  • On Doug, the Jumbo Pictures music carries over to this logo.
  • On the Rugrats episode "The Baby Vanishes/Farewell, My Friend", we hear an audio engineer saying "Gonna keep you going even longer than that next time, we'll do it one more time." (tying into how in the end credits for said episode, Tommy and Chuckie are heard arguing over whether the basement in their home is scary or not). This variant was often taken out of future Nickelodeon airings due to split-screen credits, but was later put back in on The '90s Are All That airings prior to rebranding as The Splat.
  • On the original pilot version of The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "Big House Blues", calliope music was heard during this logo since the ending theme didn't trail into the Carbunkle Cartoons and Spümcø logos.
  • On a DVD release of The Amanda Show, this logo had the buzzing sounds of the 1996 Nickelodeon Productions logo, which were likely forgotten to be edited out, since television airings use that logo.
  • On DVD and VHS releases of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, this logo had the same audio as the variant of the 1st Nickelodeon Animation Studios logo with the show’s theme and Jimmy saying "Gotta blast!"
  • On a December 2001 CBS airing of the Rugrats episodes "Rugrats: The Santa Experience" and "A Rugrats Chanukah", a generic theme is playing.

Availability: Very common. Even though this logo has become a victim of plastering with the 2009 and 2017 logos, it is still very easy to find on VHS and DVD releases of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. series of the time.

  • While it first appeared on the Rugrats pilot produced in 1990, it didn't make its debut on television until August 11 of the next year, the day the first three Nicktoons (Doug, Rugrats itself, and The Ren & Stimpy Show) aired.
  • The MTV Networks copyright can be seen on VHS tapes and DVDs of Rugrats episodes from the era (including the pilot), VHS tapes and DVDs of early episodes of Rocko's Modern Life, and 1991-1994 episodes of The Ren & Stimpy Show on VHS (though the Seasons 1 & 2 DVD edit it out; however, it's intact on the "Seasons 3 and a Halfish" and "Season 5 and Some more of 4" DVDs), and VHS tapes and DVDs of pre-1994 episodes of Doug.
  • The Nickelodeon byline is rather rare, as it was used for a short time along with being used concurrently with the Viacom copyright from 1995-1996; it can be seen on VHS tapes of some Rugrats episodes from the era, VHS tapes and DVDs of The Ren & Stimpy Show episodes from the era, VHS tapes of some Rocko's Modern Life episodes from the era, and season 1-3 episodes of AAAHH!!! Real Monsters on VHS. It was also seen on The Angry Beavers 1994 pilot episode "Snowbound".
  • The Viacom variant is common and can be seen on all Nicktoons until 1997 when they used the Nicktoons/Nickelodeon Animation Studios logo. At that point, only Klasky-Csupo shows such as Rugrats, As Told by Ginger, and The Wild Thornberrys used this logo.
  • The 1997 variant is rare and can only be found on late-1997 episodes of Rugrats and AAAHH!!! Real Monsters.
  • The first three seasons of Rocko's Modern Life released through Shout! Factory have this logo intact (2011-2012).
  • The "Big House Blues" variant is very rare, since not only does the Seasons 1 & 2 DVD edit it out as well as the other episodes, but when aired, the episode shares "In The Army"'s credits.
  • This logo also appeared on the obscure Rugrats Pre-School Daze series, which can be found as a bonus feature on some Rugrats DVD releases. It was intact on MTV airings of The Ren & Stimpy Show.
  • Some animated Nick shows did not use this logo, such as KaBlam! and Pelswick, as they used the 1996 "Lightbulb" logo.
  • This logo used to be preserved on airings of shows on The 90s Are All That block on TeenNick (later The Splat, then NickSplat, and finally NickRewind before being shut down in 2022), but due to the block later adopting Nickelodeon's "credits on the last scene" format, it is no longer seen and is plastered by the 2009 logo, or sometimes one of the 2017 logos. However, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters and The Ren & Stimpy Show kept it intact during that time (The latter kept the original credits intact).

2nd Logo (1990-1995)


Logo: On a black background, we see an orange/dark orange splat with "NICKELODEON" on it. Copyright info appears below, but sometimes it doesn't.

Trivia: The splat was also used at the beginning of the Wild & Crazy Kids! intro. This logo's design was also used for the sign at the front of Nickelodeon Studios.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The end-title theme.

Availability: Rare. It appeared on Wild & Crazy Kids! and also on various Sony Wonder-distributed Nickelodeon tapes, such as Ren & Stimpy: Classics II and at least one VHS release of The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

3rd Logo (February 9, 1991)

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Logo: On a black background, we see the copyright stamp "c 1991 MTV NETWORKS, INC." at the bottom of the screen in white. Then, the Nickelodeon logo in the form of a heart slides down into the middle while rotating 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

Technique: Basic animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the special ("I'll Give a Lot of Lovin' to You" by Shackwacky).

Availability: Extinct.

  • It only appeared on original airings of the first special of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, "The Valentine's Day Massacre".
  • That special was later repackaged as a standard Pete and Pete episode with this logo replaced by the normal "Balloon" logo and plastered by the "Haypile" on the 2005 Season 1 DVD.

4th Logo (1992-1993)

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Logo: On a black background, we see an orange elephant with the word "NICKELODEON" on it. The elephant raises its trunk.

Technique: Again, basic 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show, along with the elephant trumpeting. This is the first Nickelodeon logo to have its own sounds.

Availability: Extinct. It was only seen on The Nickelodeon Wild Side Show which last reran on Noggin (now Nick Jr.) on March 31, 2002.

5th Logo (August 15, 1992-April 16, 1994)


Logo: A 2-D Nickelodeon logo, in a wavy "banner" shape, appears. The copyright info fades in below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Rare.

  • It appears on the first three seasons of Are You Afraid of the Dark?. The DVD releases preserve the logo.
  • It also appears on early episodes of Nick News.

6th Logo (July 10, 1993-April 1, 1995)


Logo: On a black background, a 3D jack-shaped Nickelodeon logo spins in from the top left corner of the screen and then moves into place. Copyright info is shown below.

Variants: On the first season of All That, the logo is a bit smaller, appears on a navy-blue gradient background, and is re-animated, meaning the 3-D is fully rendered throughout.

Technique: 3D animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability:

  • The variant with the black background is extremely rare and was first used as an ident for Nickelodeon. It appeared on Roundhouse, which occasionally airs on NickSplat until 2017. (it is unknown if it keeps this logo intact or plaster it with the 2009 logo). This logo is also intact on Roundhouse episodes featured on the Nick Snicks Friendship and Nick Snicks the Family VHS tapes from the early '90s.
  • The blue background variant is extinct and was last seen in 2005 when season 1 episodes of All That were reran on Nickelodeon.

7th Logo (July 4, 1993-September 27, 2009)

Logo: On a black background, the Nickelodeon logo in the shape of a hard-to-describe ovular balloon shape rotates, pops up, and stays on screen. Copyright info is shown below, or sometimes not.

Variants:

  • On Nick News, the logo does not rotate; it just pops up.
  • A still version exists.
  • An in-credit variant with the words "im Auftrag von...", which translate to "in behalf of" in German, appears on German prints of The Ren & Stimpy Show.
  • At the end of the teaser trailer for Good Burger, the logo appears tilted.

Technique: 3D animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show or none.

Availability: Rare, despite being used for 16 years. It appeared on The Adventures of Pete & Pete, alongside various Nick News episodes from 1993 to 2009, Weinerville (which last aired when NickSplat was still The Splat) and the 1994 Kids Choice Awards.

  • It also appeared twice on an ad for A Rugrats Vacation on some assorted Nickelodeon and Paramount tapes from the period, and a VHS of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
  • This logo was also used as part of a 1996-98 Nickelodeon break bumper.

8th Logo (September 18, 1993-2004?)

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Logo: During the opening of a show, many 3D Nickelodeon logos of different shapes and sizes (including a balloon, crayon, leaf, hat, crown, gear, top, key, etc.) cover the screen. Then, the logo plays in reverse, and the opening continues.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the show.

Availability: Extremely rare in the U.S.; uncommon in Canada, Australia and the UK. This logo was made to signify Nickelodeon's involvement in their series for international markets where the brand was less well known.

  • It appeared on early episodes of Rocko's Modern Life and KaBlam!. Newer airings of these shows often cut this logo out, but it has been left intact on the Rocko's Modern Life episodes "Power Trip/To Heck and Back" and "Down the Hatch/Road Rash" on TeenNick's NickRewind.
  • It also appeared on Kenan and Kel, Doug, Hey Arnold! and Rugrats reruns.
  • It's still intact on Canadian and Australian airings of Rocko's Modern Life and The Ren and Stimpy Show.

9th Logo (September 26, 1993-January 2, 1994)

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Logo: On a black background, we see an orange 2-D pencil with an eraser with "NICKELODEON" in the "Balloon" font on it. The copyright info is shown below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: Either the ending theme or the 1993 Jumbo Pictures/Ellipse Programme music.

Availability: Extremely rare.

  • It appeared on original airings of season 4 of Doug, with re-airings plastering it with the "Haypile".
  • This was allegedly seen on least one 1994 Doug tape, but it's unknown which one used it.

10th Logo (1994-1997)

Logo: On a black background, we see an orange, hot-dog-shaped balloon inflating. The balloon then transforms into a balloon dog with the word "NICKELODEON" on it.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A blowing sound, followed by a stretching sound. Otherwise, the end theme.

Availability:

  • It appears on two Nickelodeon TV specials: Oh, Brother! Starring Stick Stickly and Stick Stickly in "Stuck".
  • The former special (almost) never reruns on TV anymore, but can be found on YouTube,
  • The latter special has reran on NickRewind a numerous amount of times and has made the logo easier to find.
  • It was also used as part of a 1996-98 "next on Nickelodeon" ID.

11th Logo (October 1, 1994-September 28, 1996)

Logo: A 3-D Nickelodeon cap spins in. The copyright info is shown below.

Variant: There is an animated version in which we see some 3D hats fall from the top of the screen on a sky background, with the Nickelodeon hat among them, and it stops when the whole hat is in view.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Very rare.

  • It appears on the last two seasons (before the reboot in 1999) of Are You Afraid of the Dark? and the first two seasons of The Secret World of Alex Mack, both of which preserve the logo on DVD releases.
  • The logo also appeared on some episodes of Nick News from this time period.
  • The black background version was also used as a Nickelodeon ident.
  • The animated version is extinct, because it was only used as a station ID.

12th Logo (September 4, 1994-2004)

Logo: Over a black background, we see an orange atom surrounded by three purple, yellow-green, and blue particles, flying from the top right to the bottom left. It flies to the center and turns to reveal the word "NICKELODEON" on it. The copyright info is shown below.

Variant:

  • On season 2 of All That and season 1 of Kenan & Kel, the logo cuts to the Nickelodeon Studios logo.
  • Sometimes, the copyright info is absent.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds:

  • The closing theme of the show, or silent, as in the case of All That.
  • On at least one episode of All That, the buzzing sound from the Nickelodeon Productions "Lightbulb" logo (19th logo on this page) was used, possibly due to an editing error, as it is unlikely it was an actual variant.
  • Kenan & Kel has Kenan Thompson's spiel for the Nickelodeon Studios logo for the show play over this logo.

Availability: It appeared on some episodes of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, on season 2 episodes of All That (including the Good Burger Special) and season 1 of Kenan & Kel (which is available on iTunes), the rarely seen Nickelodeon Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (which last aired on Nicktoons in 2014) and on pre-September 2000 split-screen credits airings of Are You Afraid of the Dark?. This logo was also used as part of a 1996-98 "next on Nickelodeon" ID.

13th Logo (1993-1997)


Logo: We see an orange scribble-like shape with "NICKELODEON" on it (the one usually used in the intro for the logo of Rugrats), with the copyright notice (in either white or yellow) below it.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Extremely rare.

  • It's seen on Nick News episodes from this period, which airs on NickSplat on very rare occasions.
  • It was last seen on November 5th, 2016, when an episode was rerun on NickSplat to commemorate the 2016 US presidential election.

14th Logo (October 1995)

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Logo: On a black background, an orange 3D cup spins around, with the word "NICK" on it. The cup then falls, causing an orange liquid with the "NICKELODEON" logo on it to come out. The copyright stamp is seen below.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The end theme for Oh, Brother!.

Availability: Ultra rare. It was seen at the end of the Nickelodeon TV special Oh, Brother! Starring Stick Stickly, which (almost) never airs on TV anymore, but can be found on YouTube, This can also be seen on some TV spots of Good Burger and the Good Burger Good Sweepstakes promotion, albeit the actual movie using the 2nd Nickelodeon Movies logo.

Legacy: The animation would later become the basis of the 2nd Nickelodeon Movies logo.

15th Logo (January 2, 1995-September 3?, 2000)

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Logo: On a sky background with moving clouds, an orange housefly comes from the the top of the screen and flies around in circles twice before stopping right in front of us. We see "NICKELODEON" in its familiar font on the fly.

Variant: On March-September 2000 airings of KaBlam!, The Amanda Show, and Rocket Power episodes use the split-screen credits, the background is black and a copyright notice is below. The fly buzzing noise is absent.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show, along with a fly buzzing.

Availability: Rare.

  • It was seen on season 3 episodes of Legends of the Hidden Temple
  • The black background version was seen on the aforementioned shows.
  • It was also used as part of two "next on Nickelodeon" IDs from 1996.

16th Logo (June 25, 1995-September 3?, 2000)

Logo: Over a black background, a Saturn-shaped Nickelodeon logo flies up from the bottom of the screen, orbited by two moons. It settles in the center of the screen, and "PRODUCTIONS" in white spaced-out letters pops up from the bottom, settling under the logo.

Trivia: This logo may be a nod to the T-shirt worn by Rugrats character Chuckie Finster, which has the planet Saturn on it, although this logo never appeared on any Rugrats episode or video release.

Variants:

  • On Space Cases, the word "PRODUCTIONS" is omitted.
  • On the rare German television special, Nickelodeon Goes to Germany, at the end of the AAAHH! Real Monsters segment, "Ab 1. Juli" ("Coming on July 1st" in German) is superimposed over the final shot of "The Switching Hour". As the camera zooms into the dollhouse, the text flies away and the logo appears without "PRODUCTIONS" or copyright info.

Technique: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: The ending theme of the show.

Availability: Rare.

  • Seen on Space Cases and Global Guts. The latter can be found on iTunes
  • It was also seen after March-September 2000 Nickelodeon USA airings of Doug following the split-screen credits.
  • This logo was also used as part of a 1996-98 "next on Nickelodeon" ID.

17th Logo (May 11, 1996-August 23, 2008)


Logo: On a black background, a Nickelodeon logo shaped like a lightbulb is seen, with a green electric charge surrounding the bulb and forming the word "productioNs" on the bottom-right side. The copyright information is below in a different font depending on the show (it's absent on some shows such as Romeo!).

Variants:

  • Just for Kicks has a trademark bug next to the lightbulb.
  • For the 1999 Kids Choice Awards, a long version exists where the lightbulb is in a light purple and dark purple lighted environment with green and purple swirling shapes. The lightbulb is first seen, with the letters in the word "NICKELODEON" arranged backwards. The camera slightly zooms away from it and then zooms towards the bulb fastly. When they come in contact, the screen flips and the lightbulb and the word "NICKELODEON" ae arranged correctly, and the camera zooms away and back to the bulb again, like it's bouncing on it. Finally, when the camera zooms towards the bulb a third time, the electric charge and the word "productioNs" come in to their respective places. The camera then zooms away and finally stops. The lightbulb flexes itself for a few seconds and purple and red stars spin around the logo (in a "dizzy"-like situation). Finally, the lightbulb glows and the background flickers to black, with the electric charge and the word "productioNs" disappearing for a split-second before finally reappearing, completing the already-formed standard logo, complete with the usual buzzing sound.
  • On German prints of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, the lightbulb is replaced with an orange Nick splat logo.
  • An in-credit variant was spotted on an episode of All That.
  • There's a different variant where the logo is rotating from right to left over footage from the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Jellyfishing", then it gives a bright light.

Technique: None or the electric charge flickering for the normal logo. 3D animation for the Kids Choice Awards variant. The rotating variant was produced by Studio City.

Music/Sounds: A buzzing sound. The volume of the buzzing varies with each show.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Some shows just played the ending theme.
  • On Mr. Meaty, later episodes of The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, and some early season 6 episodes of The Fairly OddParents, the buzzing sound played over the end theme (this audio variant also appeared on split-screen credits of Mr. Meaty where this logo was plastered by the 2nd Nickelodeon logo).
  • The 1999 Kids Choice Awards variant had a deep-sounding synth tune (sounding almost like it was played on a didgeridoo) followed by a cymbal crash and twinkling noises, which segues into the normal buzzing sound.

Availability: It was very common during the era it was used, but now it's rare thanks to plastering.

  • The animated version with the purple background is extinct and was only used for the 1999 Kids Choice Awards.
  • This logo can be seen at the end of Kenan & Kel (starting with season 2) along with reruns on TeenNick as part of NickSplat (not falling victim to the split-screen (and recently the "over the last scene") credits), as well as pre-2007 Nick series such as Drake & Josh, Unfabulous, and the first 4 episodes of iCarly.
  • Strangely, some animated Nickelodeon shows used this logo in favor of NAS logos, such as KaBlam!, some early season 6 episodes of The Fairly OddParents, a couple early season 6 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants before switched to the 2008 "Splat and the Lightbulb" logo, and Pelswick. This logo is not usually preserved on DVDs and VHS tapes of Nick shows, and is usually replaced by the 1990 NAS haypile logo.
  • This logo is still retained on instant streaming prints of Nick shows from the time, such as from Paramount+. It's also preserved on VOD prints of Drake and Josh and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.
  • While Schneider's Bakery shows eventually stopped using this logo in favor of the 2007 logo, Just Jordan kept this logo until the show ended in 2008.
  • It appeared when NickSplat aired Double Dare 2000 in celebration of Double Dare's revival during the week of June 29, 2018.
  • Extinct for the Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide variant as German TV channels commonly cut off end credits entirely.
  • The short version of this logo also made a surprise appearance on the Where Nick Was Made video, uploaded by the Splat/NickRewind YouTube channel on May 26, 2016.
  • This logo was also plastered by the 1990 haypile logo on some prints of Drake & Josh and Zoey 101.
  • This logo was also used in tandem with the 2006 and 2007 "CGI Splat" logos and the 2008 lightbulb logo.
  • The rotate variant was rarely seen on seen during the Nickelodeon portion on Studio City's 2001 Demo reel.

18th Logo (Late 1990s-Early 2000s)

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Logo: On a white background, an orange oval with "NICKELODEON" written on it is seen. Copyright info is shown below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Extinct. It was only seen on the South Korean adaptation of Blue’s Clues.

19th Logo (September 4, 2000-September 2006)

Logo: Against a teal background, various hard-to-describe versions of the Nick logo bounce around the screen (usually "Cloud 2"), eventually stopping in the center. Copyright info (which varies in font depending on the show it follows) appears below. Sometimes, the copyright info can be seen while the logo is animating.

Trivia:

  • This logo is based on the main on-air look Nick used from September 4, 2000 to October 10, 2002, which was designed by AdamsMorioka.
  • According to the designers, each shape has a name. See the captions of the pictures above for details.
  • Also, on 2010-13 airings of the Klasky-Csupo-produced Nicktoons with split-screen credits, between the transition of K-C's "Splaat" logo and the 2009 Nickelodeon Productions logo, you can actually see a split-second of this logo (just the teal background).
  • The kids' laughing audio used from August 2001 to September 2006 was taken from the Hanna-Barbera Lost Treasures sound effects library; it was also used in the Wunschpunch episode "Terrible Toddlers".

Technique: 2D animation.

Variants:

  • A still version of the logo without a copyright notice exists.
  • An animated version without a copyright notice also exists, which is known to have appeared on an airing of Barbie of Swan Lake. The "Cloud 2" shape is seen when the logo animates, but changes to the "Flower" shape when it stops.
  • On Barbie: The Princess and the Pauper and possibly other Mattel movies and specials, the background is white and the Mattel logo appears in place of the Nickelodeon logo. Also, the copyright notice is edited to refer to Mattel instead of Nickelodeon.
  • On certain Nicktoons (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the Frederator-produced Nicktoons (some early season 2 episodes of The Fairly OddParents actually used this while other episodes used the Nicktoons splat), Danny Phantom, The X's, and Invader Zim), this logo was used along with the second logo of Nickelodeon Animation Studios until 2006. See the page for more details.
  • On Taina, it has a similar effect to the variant above, using the 1996 Nickelodeon logo and the Nickelodeon Studios logos instead of this one.

Music/Sounds: Depends on the era:

  • September 4, 2000-July 2001:
    • The ending theme of the show.
    • On shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Doug, Hey Arnold!, and CatDog, the audio from the 17th logo is used.
    • The sounds of an engine revving and a xylophone ditty which stops when the logo stops moving. Some shows like Ren & Stimpy and Are You Afraid of the Dark? have the end theme of the show cut off for this.
    • The audio from the preceding promo on Nickelodeon's split-screen credits is sometimes used.
    • An odd buzzing sound which was used on some October 2000 airings of shows like Doug and Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
    • Three laser sounds which was used on mid-2000 airings of Ren & Stimpy.
  • August 2001-September 2006:
    • The preceeding logo's audio on SpongeBob SquarePants, Doug, Hey Arnold!, and CatDog.
    • The sound of children laughing.
    • The ending theme of the show.
    • On the Mattel version, a majestic tune.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • On Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, and As Told by Ginger, the "boing" sound effect from the K-C "Splaat" logo segues into this logo's "kids laughing" audio.
  • For a brief time in summer 2005, there was an announcer (possibly a female adult or an older child) that said "Next on Nick, [SHOW NAME]."
  • During split-screen credits of The Amanda Show and on one episode of Pelswick, it has the buzzing sound from the 1996 lightbulb logo.
  • On Butt Ugly Martians, the kids laughing audio cuts from the middle.
  • On at least one airing of Hey Arnold, the kids laughing audio and the continued Snee-Oosh theme both play.

Availability: Extinct.

  • This logo was mainly used during split-screen credits between shows from 2000 to 2006 (which was done to simplify the creation of the credits).
  • This doesn't appear on several airings of Avatar: The Last Airbender with the split-screen credits omitted this logo in favor of the NAS "Nickelodeon splat".
  • Sometimes, it appeared on shows that weren't made by Nickelodeon but had split-screen credits, like Speed Racer X, My Dad The Rock Star and Butt Ugly Martians.
  • This logo was also used on the Nick on CBS block when it aired NickToons because of the fact that the block's credits were the same ones Nickelodeon used at the time.
  • The still logo was last seen on the 2011 airing of Cry Baby Lane (2000), as current airings on NickSplat remove that logo.

20th Logo (October 28, 2000)


Logo: On a black background, we see the Nickelodeon wordmark inside an orange oval. The word "presents" is seen below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extinct. Only seen on Cry Baby Lane, which was last seen on TeenNick's NickSplat on October 31, 2016. It did appear on earlier airings, but the 2016 airing removed this logo and cut straight to the film.

21st Logo (May 27, 2006-September 12, 2011)

Logo: On a white and teal background with green CGI bubbles, we see a bubble burst and turn into a CGI Nickelodeon logo. Copyright info is shown below.

Trivia:

  • This logo was based off Nickelodeon's intermission bumpers (titled "Nick Extra") from 2006 to 2008, as well as the network's branding from the same year.
  • A similar concept would later be used for the next logo, which is described below.

Variants:

  • On Wayside, there was no copyright information byline and at the top, there was orange text that read "This has been a presentation of" in the same font as the show's credits.
    • There's also a widescreen version of this variant where the logo is slightly zoomed in and stretched.
    • Another version of this variant exists where the text on the top is in a more generic font.
  • On Back at the Barnyard and The Fairly OddParents episode "77 Secrets of The Fairly OddParents Revealed", the logo lacks copyright info.
  • On all Three Delivery shorts, the logo is completely still.
  • On Making Fiends, the logo is in black and white.
  • On a 2007 airing of Just Jordan, if you look closely near to the end, the 2006 copyright stamp appears due to a plastering error.
  • On a September 26, 2009 Nickelodeon USA airing of SpongeBob SquarePants, this logo appears for just a frame after the 2009 logo due to a split-screen credits error.
  • Another high-definition widescreen version exists, wherein the 4:3 logo is sandwiched in between two teal lines, similar to the that of the 2007 Disney Channel Originals logo.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: Usually the end theme of the show that aired, but sometimes it's the kids laughing audio from the 2001 version of the 2000 "Abstract" logo. On some shows, the audio of the 17th logo continues over this one (just like the 2000 logo).

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • When the logo was first being used during the summer of 2006, this logo had the "POP!" sound and gurgling sounds from the next logo. It was also used on the season 1 iCarly episode "iWanna Stay with Spencer".
  • On the end of Three Delivery shorts, there is no music playing.
  • On split-screen credit airings of Jimmy Neutron episodes, the logo has the "Gotta blast!" audio variant of the NickToons logo from the mentioned show.
  • On split-screen credit airings of Mr. Meaty, the logo plastered the 1996 "Lightbulb" logo, and because of it, this logo has the end theme of the show accompanied with the sounds of the mentioned logo. This is probably because the Lightbulb's audio is mixed in with the end theme of the show and Nick must have forgotten to remove the audio.
  • Split-screen credit airings of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera features the kids laughing audio in a very noticeable higher pitch and cuts the show's end theme off. This only happened on the main Nickelodeon USA channel, as NickToons Network airings kept the end theme playing over this logo.
  • On August 9, 2011, on Nickelodeon USA airings of 2 Team Umizoomi episodes ("Counting Comet" and "Ice Cream Truck"), a Bubble Guppies episode ("Boy Meets Squirrel!"), and a Dora the Explorer episode ("Baseball Boots"), this logo was, due to plastering errors, strangely revived. As a result, the 24th Nickelodeon Productions (for all 3 shows), Curious Pictures (for Team Umizoomi only), and WildBrain Entertainment (for Bubble Guppies only) logos were plastered at once and had the music from those logos.
  • On Back at the Barnyard, a short country tune is played.
  • Episodes of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera have the end theme play, followed by a quote from the episode.

Availability: Uncommon.

  • The first confirmed sighting of this logo was during an airing of ChalkZone on May 27, 2006 and sporadically used during Summer 2006. However, it didn't fully come into effect on all split screen credits airings until September 2006. Nick used this logo on split screen credits airings until March 2008 (shows on the TEENick block continued to use this logo even after most shows switched to the 26th logo below in January 2008). However, it was also used outside of the split-screen credits as a proper logo, thus allowing it to escape extinction.
  • The first use of this logo outside of split-screen credits was on The Naked Brothers Band in January 2007. It appeared on Tak and the Power of Juju and season 1-early season 2 episodes of Back at the Barnyard. This logo, for some reason, was retained on the split-screen credits of some shows on NickToons Network (now "NickToons") until the 2009 rebrand. Also, when Nickelodeon ran The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash marathon in July 2009, this logo was revived after the split-screen credits of all of the SpongeBob episodes.
  • It's also been spotted on some pre-2014 airings of The Fairly OddParents episode "Fairly OddBaby", which surprisingly kept the original ending credits and logos intact despite the credits being displayed on the bottom-left of the screen and had the 2009 Nickelodeon Productions logo play on the bottom right of the screen.
  • This is also seen across the globe, unlike the 2009 logo (the one without the word "Productions"), but there, it's not as common as the 2008 "Lightbulb" logo. It was also shown on early season 6 episodes of The Fairly OddParents as well as late-season 5 to early-season 6 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • It was also seen on US airings of early El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera episodes. It was also seen on Three Delivery shorts on NickToons Network (now simply "NickToons"), which haven't been on in a while. It also appeared on the first three episodes of The Mighty B!.
  • The extended version was used on some DVDs of Nick shows from around late 2008 up until sometime in 2009. One example was the 2009 DVD SpongeBob SquarePants: To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants.

22nd Logo (October 6, 2007-October 3, 2009)

Logo: Over a teal-white radial gradient background with green bubbles (like the previous logo), we see an orange blob reading "NICKELODEON". It floats around for a second, then it rams into the screen and turns into a splat. The copyright info is below.

Technique: CGI animation once again, however not as advanced as the last logo.

Music/Sounds: A "bubble" noise (same as the one on the previous logo), followed by a splatting noise.

Availability: Was common in its time, but now it's rare (due to plastering with the 26th logo). It was used on the Schneider's Bakery sitcoms, such as the first couple seasons of iCarly (early episodes had the 1990s "Lightbulb" logo) starting with the episode "iNevel" and last seen on the episode "iCarly Awards" and the final season of Zoey 101, along with Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh. This logo is still preserved on Amazon Prime Video and Paramount+ prints of said series. Whenever Nickelodeon USA airs Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh, Nick's over-the-last-scene credits play, causing this logo to be plastered with one of the 2017 logos below. However, it is intact on the movie's DVD release. Also, on TeenNick USA airings of the iCarly special "iGo to Japan", this logo is surprisingly intact due to the fact that the special's original credits play at the end. It was strangely seen on few early season 6 episodes of The Fairly OddParents before switched to the 2008 "Splat and the Lightbulb" logo.

23rd Logo (January 30, 2008-July 8, 2013)

Logo: On a black background, we see the Nickelodeon orange splat logo in 2D. Then, the background glows dark orange, and the splat transforms into an orange CGI lightbulb, an obvious homage to the 1996 lightbulb logo, which rotates towards the screen. Sometimes, copyright info is seen below. A reflection can be seen underneath both the splat and the lightbulb.

Trivia: This logo was based off of Nickelodeon's morphing screenbugs from 2006 to 2009.

Variants:

  • There is an extended variant used for the 2008 Kids Choice Awards as well as some other shows, in which the lightbulb changes back to the splat at the end.
  • The logo is shown without the copyright stamp on some Nick Jr. shows, Back at the Barnyard and the first 5 episodes of The Troop. However, some international reruns and more recent ones in the U.S. still had the copyright stamp.
  • On shows and movies produced in HD, a version exists where the logo is slightly different. The background glow and the Nickelodeon logo are in red-orange, and the text on the lightbulb has a 3D effect to it.
  • Sometimes, the logo is stretched (4:3 version stretched to 16:9).
  • On the 2008 Kids Choice Awards, the HD version is squeezed to 4:3.
  • Sped-up variants exist.

Technique: CGI designed by Ben Yonda.

Music/Sounds: This logo had many music/sounds variants.

  • The "laughing kids" sound effect from the 2001 "Abstract" logo.
  • The ending theme of the show.
  • The ending theme and the "laughing kids" sound effect mixed together.
  • The audio from the 17th logo (see the music/sounds sections of the 2006 "CGI Splat" logo and the 2000 "Abstract" logo).
  • None.
  • On split-screen airings of the Ni-Hao, Kai-Lan episode "The Ant Playground", the 2005 Nick Jr. Productions jingle may play over the logo without the copyright stamp. This is the only Ni Hao, Kai-Lan episode to use this logo with Nick Jr. Productions music; other episodes used this logo with the standard laughing sound effect.
  • On the Bubble Guppies episode "Can You Dig It?", this logo has the music from the next logo.
  • Some episodes of Back at the Barnyard would use the short country tune from the 2006 "CGI Splat" logo's variant.
  • Airings of Jimmy Neutron with this logo would use the "Gotta blast!" audio variant.

Availability: Was very common in its time of use, but now it's uncommon.

  • Again, like the previous logo, it was primary used on the split-screen credits until the 2009 rebrand. However, it was more widely used outside of the split-screen credits compared to the previous logo.
  • Strangely, it also appears on the SpongeBob SquarePants episodes "SpongeBob's Last Stand" and "The Clash of Triton", which premiered after the 2009 rebrand, on DVD and Nicktoons. It was also seen on SpongeBob SquarePants episodes from season 6 to early season 7 (when it switched to the 2009 logo), The Fairly OddParents since season 6 until 2009, The Mighty B!, Back at the Barnyard, The Penguins of Madagascar, later episodes of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, the first ten episodes of Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer episodes from season 5 (when it switched to the 2009 logo on "Swiper the Explorer", "Dora's Big Birthday Adventure" and season 6 episodes) and early episodes of Fanboy and Chum Chum. This logo was last seen on a 2013 rerun of The Backyardigans episode "Follow the Feather".
  • The bylineless version can also be seen on some Nick Jr. shows, and plasters over the Nick Jr. Productions logo along with the first five episodes of The Troop on NickToons.
  • This is seen more commonly outside of the United States. Ironically, Nickelodeon Latin America still used this logo in newer episodes of shows until one point.
  • It was also seen at the end of VOD releases of a few SpongeBob SquarePants episodes in 2010. Also, some 2009 DVDs have the extended version of this logo. It also appears on Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • Strangely, the 2010 TV movie The Boy Who Cried Wolf used this logo, despite it premiering a year after the 2009 rebrand. It was also spotted on the Bubble Guppies episodes "Can You Dig It?" and "Happy Clam Day!", which premiered in September 2011.
  • The HD variant only appeared on season 1 episodes of True Jackson VP, early episodes of Fanboy and Chum Chum, early episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar, season 1 episodes The Fresh Beat Band and other shows produced in 16:9.

24th Logo (September 26, 2009-)


Logo: On a white background, a few CGI orange lines bounce and connect together to form the new Nickelodeon logo (which is simply the word "nickelodeon" in its new customized typeface (called "Litebulb") and is rather similar to the 1981 "pinball" logo). After this, "PRODUCTIONS" fades in underneath the logo and a copyright notice appears below.

Trivia: The new logo was introduced in July 2009 and officially on September 28, 2009. However, Nickelodeon used this logo by accident two days earlier on most airings of their programs.

Variants:

  • A version without a copyright stamp was spotted on split-screen credits airings of T.U.F.F. Puppy and Victorious.
  • There is a variant without the word "PRODUCTIONS" and copyright info, used as a defacto home video logo.
  • A small in-credit version of this logo is seen on 2010-2014 Big Time Rush and Victorious reruns on Nickelodeon.
  • There is a shorter version of this logo seen on 2010-17 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and early episodes of The Loud House.
  • On shows produced by Nickelodeon's Australian unit, the words "A Nickelodeon Australia Production" are seen above the copyright stamp.
  • On TeenNick reruns of All That, the first three seasons of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn, the first two seasons of School of Rock, and some other shows, the logo is in warp speed.
  • NickMom shows used a variation of the logo featuring various still shots of a woman's high heels (with Dora The Explorer bandages on her achilles) on a purple background. The Nick logo flips in and "PRODUCTIONS" wipes in underneath it, as copyright info appears in black boxes with white texts, with the exception of the copyright symbol and year.
  • An extended version of this logo exists where it's just the white background for a few seconds before the animation starts.
  • A still version is seen on Nick-produced Netflix movies, specials and series such as Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, Pinky Malinky and Glitch Techs. Don't expect to find this on The Loud House Movie and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, which uses the 2020 Nickelodeon Movies logo instead of this for some reason (animated at the beginning, still at the end in the first movie and appears in-credit).
  • On various airings of Nick shows on September 26, 2009, two copyright notices would appear on the logo: one from 2009 (when the logo first appeared), and another depending on when the show's episode came out.
  • On some shows, such as The Mighty B!, some episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, and Robot and Monster, the copyright notice appears later, right when the Nickelodeon logo is almost done forming.
  • On Vikki RPM, a alternate version is used where the Nick logo is thrown at the left.
  • On Papaya Bull, the text "Uma coprodução" is seen to the top left of the logo.

Technique: CGI animation done by Trollbäck+Company in New York.

Music/Sounds: An electronic beat followed by a guitar-led rendition of the last five notes of the Nickelodeon jingle. The NickMom variant uses a different theme.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Some shows use a shortened version of the music.
  • Sometimes, the end theme is used instead.
  • Sometimes, it can be silent.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy uses a quiet guitar riff from the show.
  • On iCarly, Victorious, Sam & Cat, Henry Danger and Game Shakers, bubbling sounds are heard with the normal theme.
  • On split-screen credits airings of iCarly, Victorious, Drake & Josh and Zoey 101, the bubbling sounds aren't heard and the first few notes have been remixed before going to the more familiar theme. This was last seen in November 2012, when TeenNick's split-screen credits would play logos in fullscreen with audio.
  • On a few season 8 Dora the Explorer episodes and episode 1 of Deadtime Stories, the music is lower-pitched.
  • On The Loud House, the final segment of the end theme trails into the beginning of the logo.
  • On at least one print of Team Umizoomi, it used the laughing sound from the 2001 and 2008 split-screen credits logos. This also happened on airings of various iCarly episodes on September 26, 2009, and again on an airing of the iCarly episode "iNevel" on November 1, 2009.
  • On I Am Frankie and Vikki RPM, the logo has a strange techno-rock remix of the music. The music actually originated from some bumpers used from 2009 to 2012.
  • On airings of various SpongeBob SquarePants episodes on September 26, 2009, the logo had the audio of the following United Plankton Pictures logo because of the fact that the split screen credits accidentally used this logo instead of the 2008 "Lightbulb" logo.
  • On some season 2 episodes of Glitch Techs (except for "BITT Prime"), an 8-bit video game version of the Nickelodeon theme is played.
  • On split-screen credits airings of The Backyardigans, the show’s closing theme plays for half of the logo's duration, before cutting to the logo’s regular music.
  • On the Rugrats "Outdoor Shenanigans" DVD, the logo's music and a quote from the show played at the same time.
  • On a November 2012 CBS airing of the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!", a generic theme is playing.

Availability: Current, though it was easier to find back then.

  • Appears on all Nick shows starting in September 2009, with it also being used to plaster every previous logo on the split-screen (and later compressed) credits.
  • The NickMom logo is very rare due to the block being shut down in late 2015, but is still preserved on iTunes prints of NickMom shows.
  • The extended version is extinct, due to it being seen on split-screen credits airings of T.U.F.F. Puppy. It was retired on Nicktoons (the channel) as of May 2014, and 2009-13 Nickelodeon and Nicktoons airings of Making Fiends.
  • This logo was first spotted on most programs on Nickelodeon's schedule on September 26, 2009, but didn't officially premiere on Nick channels and replace the previous logo until two days later. However, starting with the 2017 Kids Choice Awards, shows are slowly starting to phase this logo out with various variants of the logos below. However, some programs still continue to use this logo, notably on Netflix.
  • Despite this logo starting to be phased out as of 2017, it is still used as a defacto home video logo and in lower-third credits on some shows on Nicktoons and TeenNick.

25th Logo (September 18, 2010-)

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Logo: On a black background, the Nickelodeon logo with the word "PRESENTS" in a goldish font below it quickly fades in. The logo zooms in a little and quickly fades out.

Variants:

  • On Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, the logo fades in and out as usual, but this time, it’s superimposed over the beginning scene of the movie and doesn’t zoom in at all.
  • On Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, the logo first appears around 5 minutes into the movie and fades in as usual, superimposed over the movie scene. It starts zooming into the screen until we get through between the L and the O of the Nickelodeon logo.
  • Most of the time, "presents" would be in a different font.
  • Sometimes, the logo would be superimposed over the opening.
  • On The Loud House Movie and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, the text reads "A Nickelodeon Production" instead, most likely due to being a direct co-production with Netflix.

Technique: Other than simple fading/zooming effects, none.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: First seen on Fred: The Movie; also appears on the Nickelodeon TV movie Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie and the Netflix-exclusive films Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, and as a variant on The Loud House Movie and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. It is still in use as of 2021 with Nickelodeon TV movies still using this logo, most recently seen on A Loud House Christmas.

26th Logo (March 11, 2017-)

Logo: On a light blue background, we see the word "nick" in the same font as the previous two logos appear, with the "n" and "i" (which is initially stretched to the top of the screen) forming in a similar fashion to the 27th logo, the "c" sliding out from the "i", and the "k" flipping in counterclockwise. It then cuts to a further shot of the letters with a boy skateboarding down an orange line below them. Then, it cuts to another shot with the boy skateboarding down the "i", two orange lines on the left and right sides of the logo, a girl sitting on the left line and a boy playing on the bottom line, before it cuts to a girl holding on to the "i" and pulling it, before letting go of it, causing the camera to cut to another shot of the letters in "nickelodeon" popping in, with "PRODUCTIONS" (which is smaller and in a different font (named Galano Grotesque) than in the 27th logo) sliding down from below the logo, similar to the Microsoft PowerPoint "Peek In" effect.

Variants:

  • A more common short version exists where the part with the kids has been cut and the logo starts where the Nickelodeon logo comes in.
  • Another version without a copyright notice and the word "PRODUCTIONS" exists.
  • Starting with season 2 of Knight Squad, the logo has been slightly modified. The background is in a slightly lighter blue color, the bottom portion of the background has a pattern of a tile floor, the screen shakes when the Nickelodeon logo pops on screen, and the copyright notice is now in a much thinner font and in gray. This version is based on an updated version of the 2017 Nick rebrand since March 25, 2018.
  • On the Nick Jr. shows Santiago of the Seas and Baby Shark's Big Show!, the word "PRODUCTIONS" is omitted.
  • On the Israeli show PPS: Personal PopStar, the background is beige and the copyright notice and the word "PRODUCTIONS" are omitted.

Technique: A mix of live-action and 2D animation. This and the remaining logos were done by Superestudio.

Music/Sounds: The short version uses a techno remix of the Nickelodeon jingle with a "teen-friendly" drum beat, while the long version uses an extended version. This was also used as part of Nickelodeon's 2017 rebranding. Composed by Explosion Robinson. Sometimes, the end theme plays over it or the logo is silent.

Music/Sounds Variant: On some episodes of That Girl Lay Lay, the music from the next logo is used.

Availability: Used in tandem with the next and the 2009 logo.

  • The full version was only used on certain shows using time compressed credits from March 11 to April 3, 2017, and again from July 5 to August 13, 2017(?). It is currently unknown if this will be used on other shows.
  • The short version is seen on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles short (entitled "TMNT Team-Up!: No Fly Zone") which debuted on June 11, 2017 on Nickelodeon's YouTube channel, and debuted on the season 3 premiere of School of Rock and on the second episode of Sunny Day. The logo in its full form was seen on an episode of TeenNick Top 10.
  • The modified version is currently seen on season 2 episodes of Knight Squad and the 2021 reboot of iCarly. It also appears on Overlord and the Underwoods, a Canadian sitcom which Nickelodeon co-funded production for and airs internationally.

27th Logo (March 11, 2017-)

Logo: On a white background, we see some orange balloons with the letters of "nick" (in the same font as the previous three logos) on them cover up the screen for a few seconds before floating up off-screen. As this happens, the letters in the Nickelodeon logo (also in the Litebulb font) float up and form the logo as "PRODUCTIONS" (in Galano Grotesque Alternate, like in the previous logo) fades in and slides up below the logo like the "Float In" animation effect in Microsoft PowerPoint. The middle letters bounce a bit. A copyright byline (in the same font as "PRODUCTIONS") sometimes appears below.

Variants:

  • A shortened version exists where the balloons are almost offscreen.
  • A longer version exists where we first get a close-up of the "n" balloon, followed by one of the "i" balloon, then the camera zooms out to reveal the other three and the animation proceeds as normal.
  • On some shows, such as The Loud House, PAW Patrol (removed from TVOKids and Knowledge Kids airings due to time compression), SpongeBob SquarePants, The Patrick Star Show, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shimmer and Shine, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, and The Casagrandes, the word "PRODUCTIONS" is absent.
  • On The Loud House short "The Maltese Bear", the logo is grayscale to fit the short's theme.
  • On Star Trek: Prodigy, the logo is cropped to a Cinemascope aspect ratio, has an extended copyright notice, and is very shortened to the point where the balloons aren't even visible at all.

Technique: A mix of 2D and CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A light tune (that's reminiscent of Mexican music) ending with an instrumental (but slightly rearranged) version of the Nickelodeon jingle. Like the previous logo, the music was composed by Explosion Robinson, and also used as part of Nickelodeon's 2017 rebranding.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • Sometimes, the end theme plays over it (in the case of The Casagrandes) or the logo is silent.
  • On The Loud House (starting with the episode "Lynn-er Takes All"), the music from the 2009 logo is used for some odd reason, and also has the end theme trailing off into the logo.
  • On I Am Frankie, this logo has the same audio variant from when the show still used the 2009 logo (the music from some old 2009 bumpers).
  • On The Dude Perfect Show, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, The Patrick Star Show, Middlemost Post and Big Nate, same as the The Loud House variant but without the ending theme trail.
  • On the Big Nate episode "Valentine's Day of Horror", the closing song of the episode plays over the logo (continuing from the John Cohen Productions logo).

Availability: Current and common.

  • The short version debuted after the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards, and is currently seen on PAW Patrol episodes starting with "Pups Save a Baby Octopus" (removed on TVOKids and Knowledge Kids airings due to time compression), and on later episodes of The Loud House and SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as all episodes of both The Casagrandes and It's Pony, along with the final episodes of Bunsen Is a Beast before its cancellation in early 2018 and that show becoming hard to find, even on physical media.
  • Also seen on shows such as Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Top Wing, and The Patrick Star Show, among others.
  • The longer version is seen after shows after Nickelodeon USA and NickSplat (the block on TeenNick) credits from May 3 to May 16, 2017.
  • This was also seen at the end of The J Team, despite the 2020 Nickelodeon Movies logo appearing at the beginning.

28th Logo (March 13, 2017)

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Logo: On a purple background, we see the Nickelodeon logo with balls (with the heads of characters from various Nickelodeon shows) on it, bending in a downward curve. Then, the logo bends up, sending the balls flying up and offscreen. The word "PRODUCTIONS" and a copyright byline in white then fade in below.

Trivia: Characters featured in the logo include:

  • The title character of SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Korra (The Legend of Korra)
  • The title character of Harvey Beaks
  • Foo (Harvey Beaks)
  • Lincoln Loud (The Loud House)
  • Lana Loud (The Loud House)
  • Lucy Loud (The Loud House)
  • Luan Loud (The Loud House)
  • Leni Loud (The Loud House)
  • Lily Loud (The Loud House)
  • The title character of Pinky Malinky
  • Valerie Malinky (Pinky Malinky)
  • Sanjay Patel (Sanjay and Craig)
  • Ladybug (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Kenzie Bell (Game Shakers)
  • Triple G (Game Shakers)
  • Hudson (Game Shakers)
  • Nicky Harper (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
  • Ricky Harper (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
  • Dawn Harper (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
  • Ray Manchester (Henry Danger)
  • Captain Man (Henry Danger)
  • Charlotte Page (Henry Danger)
  • Dewey Finn (School of Rock)
  • Freddy Huerta (School of Rock)
  • Zack Kwan (School of Rock)
  • Max Thunderman (The Thundermans)
  • Leonardo (the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series)
  • Cosmo (The Fairly OddParents)
  • Wanda (The Fairly OddParents)
  • Simon Seville (Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks)

Technique: 2D animation.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Extremely rare. Only appeared on the Behance page.

29th Logo (April 3, 2017-)

Logo: On a blue cloth-like background, the word "nick" in the same font as the previous three logos zooms out, and a zipper suddenly closes, covering up the words and revealing the 2009 Nickelodeon logo in white on a reddish-orange cloth-like background. The "l" gets launched upwards and spins in mid-air. When it lands, "PRODUCTIONS", in the same font as the previous three logos and in purple, appears below.

Variants:

  • A shorter version of the logo starts when the zipper covers up the word "nick".
  • An extended version of this logo starts on the reddish-orange cloth-like background, and an outline of the "k" with the blue cloth background inside of it zooms in (similar to the 2014 Sony logo) to make the background blue. The "n" and "i" form in a similar fashion to the 2017 "Playground" logo and the "c" slides out left from the right side of the "i" and the "k" tilts counter-clockwise and the animation continues normally.
  • On Star Falls, the 2021 reboot of Rugrats, and Transformers: EarthSpark, the logo is missing the word "PRODUCTIONS".

Technique: More simple CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: Another techno remix of the Nickelodeon jingle (this time, with heavier-sounding drums) with the sounds of a zipper closing and a "woosh!" when the words are in the air, while the long version uses an extended version. Again, the music is composed by Explosion Robinson and also being part of Nickelodeon's 2017 rebranding. Sometimes, the end theme plays over it or the logo is silent.

Music/Sounds Variant: On 2017 Kids Choice Sports Awards Australia, a whoosh sound is heard in the special's end theme.

Availability: Current.

  • Seen on a selection of shows (namely those with the 31st logo and the next logo) during the mentioned network's credits from April 3, 2017 until May 3, 2017, then continued being used on July 13, 2017 and onwards. However, recent airings of The Casagrandes episode "Going Overboard/Walk Don't Run" on Nicktoons have ditched this logo for a static, superimposed Nickelodeon logo on the compressed credits.
  • The short variant is seen on The 2017 Kids' Choice Awards Sports and JoJo Siwa: My World, as well as the revival seasons of Bubble Guppies (S5-present).
  • The extended version appears on 2017 Kids Choice Sports Awards Australia.

30th Logo (May 16, 2017-)

Logo: On a golden yellow background, the Nickelodeon logo is seen in an dark orange color, but it's zoomed in so that only "nic" can be seen, and a boy is running on it. Then, it cuts some kids are lying down and standing on the letter "kelod". It then cuts to another shot as a boy runs from the top left side of the screen to the center from the screen and he jumps. Before the boy jumps, the camera zooms in on him and it then cuts to another shot with the Nickelodeon logo and the word "PRODUCTIONS" in white in the same font as the previous logos, with the two "e"s and the first "o" in "nickelodeon" being launched in the air, flipping and landing, and the "o" bounces before it settles down in place.

Variants:

  • A still version exists.
  • A version of the logo exists where "PRODUCTIONS" is absent.
  • A shortened version of the logo exists where it's shortened to where the boy jumps.

Technique: A mix of live-action and animation.

Music/Sounds: Same as the previous logo for the long version. The short version adds a "THUD" sound when the boy jumps. Original The CW airings of the 2021 Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot use the generic The CW theme and voiceover. Sometimes, the end theme plays over it or the logo is silent.

Availability: Current, but is usually seen on Nickelodeon and NickSplat's credits.

  • The shortened version is seen on Nickelodeon's Ultimate Halloween Haunted House, Massive Monster Mayhem and Lip Sync Battle Shorties.
  • The variant without "PRODUCTIONS" appears on Blue's Clues & You! and as a station ID internationally.
  • Also seen on the short-lived revival of Legends of the Hidden Temple on The CW.
  • The still version is seen on Sharkdog.
  • Don't expect this to appear on Blue's Big City Adventure, as the Nickelodeon Movies logo is used instead.
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