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Background: Nickelodeon Movies is a production arm of MTV's Nickelodeon established in 1996 to produce children's movie usually based on Nick shows and are distributed by Paramount Pictures a division of Viacom and subsidiary of National Amusements Inc.

1st Logo

(July 10, 1996)

Nicknames: The Rhino Blue Rhino Nick Rhino

A blue rhino runs in the clouds to the logo shaped as a cloud, but crashes into each of the clouds, which is revealed to be a movie set and finally crashes into the screen. The blue rhino hangs on to the Nickelodeon cloud in a black screen, then the cloud turns into a splat-like Nickelodeon logo.

FX/SFX: 2D animation...

Cheesy Factor: ...which is slightly choppy.

Music/Sounds: Dramatic music along with yelping from the rhino when he's about to crash into the screen that segues into the vocal Nickelodeon jingle when the rhino crashes into the screen.

Availibility: Rare only seen on Harriet the Spy.

Scare Factor: Minimal the rhino running up the screen may suprise you for the first time but you'll start to know it.

2nd Logo

(July 25, 1997)

Nicknames: Fast Food Drink Home of the Good Burger Orange Soda

On a black and blue gradient background, we see orange soda being poured into a large cup. When it's done pouring, the cap of the cup with a straw closes to the top and the cup drives around the screen until it brakes and falls down leaving the cap open. The soda spills out of the cup, reading "Nickelodeon."

FX/SFX: CGI of course.

Cheesy Factor: Well the CGI is kinda bland but it's not that bad.

Music/Sounds: Soda pouring sounds and car sounds. The brake sounds are accompained with the vocal Nickelodeon theme: Nick nick nick nick Na-nick nick nick NICKELODEON!.

Availibility: Rare only seen on Good Burger. Good Burger is also occasionally aired on USA Network however it's rarely shown. Good Burger airs reguarly on the Australian channel Showtime Comedy with this logo left intact.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd

(November 20, 1998)

Nickname: Slap T. Pooch

Slap T. Pooch from Oh Yeah! Cartoons spots a blob of orange goo and tries to catch it. It then gets stuck in his fingers and he struggles to throw it off. It does, then a giant blue foot stomps on the dog and orange goo, turning to the Nickelodeon footprint as seen on the gates to the Nicktoons Studios in Burbank, California. The camera pans to reveal it, then Slap falls off of it.

FX/SFX: The dog and the dot dog struggles the foot stomps the dog and the camera pans to show the Nickelodeon logo.

Music/Sounds: A weird 3-note followed by cartoon-like sound effects and a hip-hop mix the Nickelodeon theme.

Availibility: Can only be seen on The Rugrats Movie.

Scare Factor: Low.

5th Logo

(Feburury 11, 2000-March 29 2002)

Nickname: The Man in the House

Logo: Here are the logo varients used:

Snow Day: A man shovels the snow off the walk to his house and his dog is watching him sitting down on the snow. Then, a giant snowball falls onto the house and completely destroys it in a very graphic manner. The dog runs off barking in a panic and the man does a double take. The snow falls off the snowball revealing a large orange ball, and we see the text Nickelodeon on the ball. The background turns black and the ball then bounces to the middle-left on the screen and then a small orange ball and a blue ball appear. The word "movies" is on a blue ball and then it fades out. Rugrats in Paris: The Movie: There is a special Parisan variant in which it is nearly the same except the regular man is replaced with a stereotypical French man that rakes the leaves in front of the house in the autumn season and the Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background not too far from his house. The ball smahing his house is now just the big orange ball with the Nickelodeon text on it. Then when the logo resumes like normal and the live-action dog appears on the bottom-right of the screen and barks to the logo. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: This variant cuts off the live-action and fades in where the Nickelodeon orange ball bouncing to the middle-left of the screen with the smaller orange ball. Then Goddard runs into screen with his syntheised bark. He looks at the logo knowing it's imcomplete, whimpering. He activates a laser beam on his back and creates a blue ball saying "movies" with it. He puts away the laser and gives a final bark to the audience.

Cheesy Factor: None really.

Music/Sounds: The snow version has a light whistling that abruptly stop when the house gets broken by the snowball then changes to a tuba/whistling varient the trademark Nickelodeon theme. The Paris version has an accordion playing the same tune on an accordion in the background followed by an accordion version of the Nickelodeon theme and a bark of the dog. The Jimmy Neutron version has a funny tune. The clock version has a sound of pendulum.

Availibility: Seen on Snow Day Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Clockstoppers and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. The Rugrats in Paris version was also used as an ID for Nickelodeon to help promote the movie.

Scare Factor: Low.

6th Logo

(October 28 2000)

Nickname: The Still Logo

Logo: On a black background we see the Nickelodeon oval. Under it is the word presents.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the film.

Availibility: Very rare. It was seen on Cry Baby Lane. It was last seen on TeenNick on October 31 2011.

Scare Factor: Low.

7th Logo

(June 28 2002-June 13, 2003)

Nicknames: Sneezing The Wiggling Balls 2002: A Nick Odyssey

On a black background, we see a light near the top. Suddenly, a sneezing noise is heard and an orange ball with "Nickelodeon" in it zooms out from the middle of the screen while a smaller blue ball with movies on it appears next to it. The Nickelodeon ball stops the ball from spinning. The word "movies" in the logo sneezes and then turns back to make the finished logo.

FX?SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds:

  • Theme 1: A dramatic four note fanfare then a light instrumental hip-hop-like Nickelodeon theme.
  • Theme 2: Two bells rings with sun ray sounds and a 20-note techno version of the Nickelodeon theme.

Availibility: The long version is rare as it was seen on Hey Arnold!: The Movie [with Theme 1] and Rugrats Go Wild (with Theme 2). The short version appears at the end of the credits for almost every Nickelodeon movie in 2002. However Rugrats Go Wild! was re-ran on Nick at Nite on Thanksgiving 2007.

Scare Factor: None whatsover a very cool looking logo.

8th Logo

(December 20, 2002)

Nickname: The Dog

We see a brown-striped white dog sniffing across the screen his nose coming up really close to the camera. When the dog stops, we then cut to the Nickelodeon Movies logo on grass, then the dog licks the screen as we cut to dark.

Trivia: This is actually the Nickelodeon Dog Spot ID show on television with the Nickelodeon Movies logo instead of the Nickelodeon ball logo.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: Sniffing and grunting sounds from the dog.

Availibility: Only seen on The Wild Thornberrys Movie. It was also seen on TV Spots Yours Mine and Ours.

Scare Factor: Low to medium the close up of the dog can cause a few spooks.

9th Logo

(November 19 2004)

Nicknames: The Bubbles Underwater Bubbles Pyschedelic Nickelodeon

Logo: We see an explosion which brings forth a blue ball. Inside the ball a rose blooms and an orange blimp flies through it. Then we see a kaleidoscopic view of fish swimming and then we see a water ripple. An orange bubble floats outward and spawns two more bubbles that form the Nickelodeon Movies logo. The finished product is an underwater envoirment.

FX/SFX: Again EXTRAODINARY CGI!.

Music/Sounds: A boucy high-pitched wind fanfare.

Availibility: Only seen on The Spongebob Squarepants Movie.

Scare Factor: None.

10th Logo

(December 17 2004-December 15 2006)

Nickname: The Moons

Logo: On a space background, we see a shadow text on a blue moon that reads "Nick". Then, when the blue moon flies away, the 3D text "Nickelodeon" zooms out the bottom of the screen, as the camera pans to reveal two orange moons and a movies takes into place. The word "movies" spins around a blue moon.

Varient:

  • There is an abriged varient on Yours, Mine and Ours.
  • On Barnyard and Charlotte's Web the logo pans down into the opening titles.

FX/SFX: Once again well-rendered CGI animation.

Cheesy Factor: The CGI is good but the logo itself is boring.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Availibility: Can be seen on such films as Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Yours, Mine and Ours, Barnyard and Charlotte's Web.

Scare Factor: Low.

11th Logo

(Feburury 14 2008-June 12 2009)

Nicknames: The Splat Flying Logos and Letters

Logo: Against a black BG some orange slime swirls out from the distance toward the viewer. The camera pans aeound and the slime forms the Nickelodeon logo with movies on its right.

FX/SFX: The slime.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Availibility: First seen on The Spiderwick Chronicles. Also appears on Hotel for Dogs and Imagine That.

Scare Factor: Minimal.

12th Logo

(Feburury 21 2010-)

Logo: On a white background we see an orange drop. The drop lands on the top of the i in the current Nickelodeon logo dotting it. The logo then zooms out so that it's fully revealed and MOVIES in purple fades in below.

Varients:

  • An earlier version of the logo used in 2010 has the Nickelodeon logo zooming out on a black background followed by MOVIES appearing letter-by-letter via some purple rays shining left to right. This version was used on trailers and promos for The Last Airbender as well as the first trailer for Rango.
  • On The Last Airbender a prehistoric version of the logo appears on an orange background on fire as the background on fire then wind comes in to remove the fire as the background turns navy blue with ivory fireflies.

FX/SFX: The orange drop the Nickelodeon logo zooming out and MOVIES fading in.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Availibility: Was first seen on School Gyrls released on Feburury 21 2010. May also be seen on Rango in theaters in 2011.

Scare Factor: TBA

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