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Not to be confused with the cartoons themselves.

Nicktoons, also known as Nicktoons Network from 2005 - 2009 or Nicktoons TV from 2002 - 2003, is an American television channel that broadcasts reruns of original animated series from the sister network Nickelodeon along with some other animated shows and feature films. The channel has aired reruns of SpongeBob SquarePants episodes since May 1, 2002. After the Nick rebranding, as of September 28, 2009, the channel reinstated their old name, Nicktoons.

Trivia

  • As of July 2022, Nicktoons runs a marathon of SpongeBob SquarePants episodes weeknights from 9:00PM to 2:00AM (and again from 2:50AM to 4:45AM), Saturday nights from 1:00AM to 4:45AM, and on Sunday nights from 9:00PM to 12:00AM (and again from 1:00 AM to 4:45AM). The network mostly airs episodes from seasons 1-11 and the first 9 episodes of season 12, barring the first three TV movies.
    • From June to August 2020, Nicktoons ran a marathon of the show every morning from 7:00AM to 11:00AM.
    • From March to September 2021, Nicktoons aired episodes for an hour at 9am. From September 2021 to June 3, 2022, the block was expanded to run every weekday morning from 8:00AM to 11:30AM.
  • As of 2022, SpongeBob SquarePants is the only 1990's Nickelodeon cartoon that still airs in reruns on Nicktoons channel.
  • In the UK and Ireland, the end credits on shows do not appear; they only appear when a new episode premieres.
  • In countries internationally, the Toons part of the logo is yellow. There are also other versions where Toons is in a different color. Also, the UK and Ireland versions do not run 24 hours a day, until January 2, 2019 when the channel began to run 24 hours a day along with other Nickelodeon channels in the UK, except for Nick Jr., which already ran for 24 hours.
    • Until February 8, 2017, Nicktoons UK and Ireland presented all of their widescreen shows with a slight letterboxing and cropping on the left, and stretched all their TV shows that were originally in 4:3.
      • Starting with February 8th, they fixed the letterboxing issue and now, they crop the 4:3 shows slightly on the top and the bottom.
  • After 2 A.M. (Eastern), Nicktoons switched from split-screen credits to regular credits until the mornings. An hour of SpongeBob episodes aired at that time on Wednesday and Saturday nights continuing from a marathon that began at midnight (Eastern), with its original unplastered credits intact. Before May 2007, the show's regular credits was used all throughout the day.
    • May 5, 2014 after Nicktoons rebranded again with a new style, with the rebrand also including the addition of on-screen credits, just like its main sister channel Nickelodeon. This ended the daily 2 a.m. Eastern regular credit routine. But the split-screen credits continued to be used on certain shows until 2016.
    • Nick Premium logo

      Sometime around 2015, in the UK and Ireland, the Nicktoons URL appeared one or two minutes later until the show ended.
  • In winter of 2016, Nicktoons.com for the United States was shut down.
    • In the UK and Ireland, however, their website Nicktoons.co.uk is still available.
    • Attempting to visit Nicktoons.com will redirect to Nickelodeon's website.
  • In Germany it is also called Nick Premium since it was launched.
  • For unexplained reasons, the official Nicktoons Facebook page was removed in 2017.
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  • During the Every SpongeBob Ever marathon, there was a special version of the Nicktoons screenbug in which "Toons" was in a spongy text and SpongeBob's eyes took the place of the O's.
  • "Gary Takes a Bath" is the only episode to premiere on this channel on June 17, 2002, before it aired on Nickelodeon on July 26, 2003.
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