Nickelodeon Movies

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Nickelodeon Movies is the motion picture production arm of American children's cable network Nickelodeon, founded on February 25, 1995. In 1993, Nickelodeon made a deal with 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios) to produce films based on their properties such as their original Nicktoons, but no movies were made under this deal due to the Nick/TCF contract expiring later in 1995. Nickelodeon Movies was established to produce movies based on their shows, as well as other original family films. Their first film was Harriet the Spy, released in 1996.

All of their theatrical releases are distributed by Paramount Pictures (straight-to-streaming films have been distributed by Netflix and Paramount+), as when Nickelodeon Movies was founded, its parent company Viacom (now Paramount Global) had merged with Paramount Communications.

1st Logo (Harriet the Spy custom variant) (July 10, 1996)

Visuals: A blue rhino is shown running on what appears to be clouds (in a send-up of the first TriStar Pictures logo), as the camera slowly brightens. However, he repeatedly bumps, slips, and crashes into the "clouds" in the logo, which turns out to be cardboard cutouts with lights on a movie set. The rhino trips over the cloud-shaped Nickelodeon logo, and crashes into the screen. The rhino pulls himself off the screen and hangs onto the Nickelodeon cloud on a black background, causing the cloud to turn into the familiar splat design. The rhino swings a bit on it and then smiles at the screen.

Variant: On 4:3 full-screen prints, the logo is both choppier and in open matte.

Technique: 2D animation and 3D visual effects in a style called "Blendo". This logo was produced by Colossal Pictures in San Francisco on Macintosh and Silicon Graphics computers with Softimage Toonz, PowerAnimator, Photoshop (clouds and texture maps) and Flame (compositing) software.

Audio: Dramatic orchestral music that starts getting messed up as the rhino trips, along with yelping from the rhino (possibly voiced by Jim Cummings) as he bumps and stumbles around the set. The music builds up as the rhino crashes into the screen, segueing into a hip-hop-style vocal version of the Nickelodeon jingle.

Availability: Seen only on the company's first film Harriet the Spy.

2nd Logo (Good Burger custom variant) (July 25, 1997)

Visuals: Over a black/blue gradient background, the logo starts with orange soda being dispensed into a large cup. When it is done pouring, a lid with a straw closes the top, and the cup drives around the screen like a racecar until it brakes and falls. The lid comes off, and the soda spills out, with the Nickelodeon wordmark on it.

Trivia: This logo was inspired by the 9th Nickelodeon Productions logo.


  • On full-screen prints, the logo is choppier.
  • On 35mm film scan prints, the logo is in open-matte.
  • On the trailer, the Paramount logo stretches into a still alternate render of this logo.
  • On TV spots, as well as the film's making-of special, "MOVIES" is seen below in the same font as "NICKELODEON".

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Soda pouring and car sounds. The brake sounds are accompanied by the acapella jingle from the 1985 "Nick Nick Nick" ID (as sung by the Jive Five).

Availability: Only seen on Good Burger (1997).

3rd Logo (The Rugrats Movie custom trailer variant) (1997)

Visuals: On a white background, an orange film camera with the Nickelodeon wordmark is seen, with a green filmstrip reading "MOVIES" unfolding from one of the reels.

Technique: A still graphic.

Audio: The opening theme/voiceover of the trailer.


  • This logo was made specifically for the first trailer for The Rugrats Movie.
  • However, it was used as a print logo from the company's inception until the premiere of the 5th logo.

4th Logo (November 20, 1998-November 15, 2000)

Visuals: On a black background, a dog named Slap T. Pooch emerges from the darkness, as he notices a speck of orange goo. The camera then zooms in on his face and hand as he starts fidgeting with the speck. It then gets stuck to his fingers and he struggles to throw it off. Once it does, it starts bouncing off the walls and then gets stuck to his foot. He then jumps around to remove it, making more orange spots on the ground. A shadow then appears over Slap, which is revealed to be that of the foot of a giant purple monster. The foot stomps on Slap and the goo, after which the camera pans to reveal that the latter is now in the shape of a footprint with the Nickelodeon wordmark on it, which Slap falls off of.


  • Slap T. Pooch originates from the short What is Funny?, which aired on Oh Yeah! Cartoons in July 1998.
  • A similar footprint design (despite it's more realistic and the toes have five of them) and the appeared above the entrance gate to the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, CA from 1998 to 2010.
  • The way the giant foot smashes Slap is a possible shout-out to Monty Python's Flying Circus, where sketches would often abruptly end by something like a giant foot or a weight coming down from the sky and crushing whatever was on the screen (for example, the giant foot is what ends the show's intro).
  • The logo was directed by Charlie Canfield, creative directed by George Evelyn, and based on a character created by Bill Burnett and Vincent Waller.[1]


  • On trailers and video game version of Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, a blue oval reading "MOVIES" in the Arial Narrow font accompanies the footprint.
  • On full-screen prints, the logo is choppier.
  • On 35mm uncropped film scan prints, the logo is in open-matte.

Technique: 2D animation produced by Colossal Pictures, outsourced to Chuck Gammage Animation.

Audio: A cartoon soundtrack, composed by Michael Boyd and Charles Judge, accompanied by cartoon sound effects and music cues, culminating in a hip-hop version of the Nickelodeon theme, accompanied by a tuba "wah-wah" sound effect. The drum sample used is from "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins.

Availability: Only seen on The Rugrats Movie and its adaptation for Game Boy. It also appeared on trailers for Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (as well as its video game adaptation for PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color), although the film itself used the 5th logo.

5th Logo (February 11, 2000-December 21, 2001)

Visuals: Depending on the movie:

  • Snow Day: A man shovels the snow off the walkway to his house as his dog watches. Then, a giant snowball falls onto his house, completely destroying it in a very graphic manner. The dog runs off barking in a panic and the man does a double take. The snowball shatters, revealing a large orange ball with the Nickelodeon wordmark on it. The background turns black and the ball then bounces to the middle-left of the screen, with a small orange ball and a blue ball with "movies" on it following suit.
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie: It is nearly the same as the Snow Day version, except the regular man is replaced with a French man raking leaves in front of his house in the fall, and the Eiffel Tower is seen in the distance. A giant orange ball with the Nickelodeon wordmark smashes his house, and the logo continues as before, and the live-action dog appears on the bottom-right of the screen, barking at the logo as it fades out.
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: The sequence starts with the orange Nickelodeon ball bouncing to the middle-left of the screen alongside the smaller orange ball. Then Goddard runs into screen with a synthesized bark. He looks at the logo and whimpers, knowing it's incomplete. He activates a laser beam on his back and creates the blue "movies" ball (with "movies" in a noticeably different font than the previous two variants). He puts away the laser and curiously looks at the audience. This variant was also used in the TV special The Making of Jimmy Neutron albeit shortened.

Variant: On the ID versions of the first two, the logo plays as normal, but the "movies" ball is removed.

Technique: Live-action with overlaid miniatures and computer animation, produced by Curious Pictures. The Jimmy Neutron variant is CGI, produced by DNA Productions and O Entertainment.


  • Snow Day: A light whistling tune accompanied by a guitar that abruptly stops when the house gets destroyed by the snowball, and then changes to either a tuba/whistling/guitar version of the Nickelodeon theme (in theaters and in the ID variant), or a short rock tune with a choir singing at one point (on home media, digital prints and TV airings).
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie: An accordion arrangement of the light whistling tune, followed by an accordion/whistling/tuba version of the Nickelodeon theme and the dog's bark.
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: A funny sounding version of the Nickelodeon theme with a trombone, cartoonish sound effects, and Goddard's noises, provided by Frank Welker.
  • The Making of Jimmy Neutron variant has John Debney's music playing over it.


  • Seen on the aforementioned titles, with each movie having their respective variants.
  • The first two variants were also modified as IDs for Nickelodeon to help promote their respective movies, and until October 23, 2002.

6th Logo (June 28, 2002-June 13, 2003)

Visuals: On a black background, a faint, black crescent sphere (representing the moon) moves downwards to reveal a crescent Earth, the sun, and a starfield in the background (parodying the opening of 2001: A Space Odyssey). As the moon moves off-screen, the Earth starts to wiggle and "sneezes", crashing into the camera. This causes the moon to bounce back onto the screen, revealing itself to be an orange ball with the Nickelodeon wordmark on it. The starfield also becomes to a plain black background as the Earth becomes a spinning blue ball with "movies" on it, and the sun becomes a smaller orange ball, along with the sunlight becomes the swinging light bulb, which is briefly seen in the bottom right corner. The small ball flies around the screen before stopping in between the bigger balls. The blue ball then "sneezes" again, causing the orange balls to briefly pop out. The blue ball then straightens itself out.


  • A shorter version of the logo starts with the balls zooming out from the middle of the screen. Theme 1 is used and it starts off a bit delayed and as a result, part of the logo at the beginning is silent.
  • On Rugrats Go Wild, the logo is slightly darker and cuts to black instead of fading out.

Technique: CGI.


  • Theme 1: A dramatic, four-note synth fanfare somewhat reminiscent of Richard Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra" (best known as the opening theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey). During the last part of the fanfare, there is a loud sneeze, followed by a hip-hop rendition of the Nickelodeon theme.
  • Theme 2: Space ambience with a piano note that repeats, followed by a different-sounding sneeze and an electro rendition of the Nickelodeon theme.

Audio Variant: There's an unused variant where Theme 2 is different, including the echoing part at the end.


  • The long version is seen only on Hey Arnold! The Movie (with Theme 1) and Rugrats Go Wild (with Theme 2).
  • The short version appeared during Nickelodeon's airings of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie between 2006 and 2013, despite the fact that the movie never used this logo at all originally; the movie itself used the eighth logo.
  • It also made a surprise reappearance on a June 5, 2023 airing of the movie on Nicktoons.

7th Logo (The Wild Thornberrys Movie custom variant) (December 20, 2002)

Visuals: There is a forest on a sunny day as if it was seen in the grass. Then, the curious nose of a white dog with brown splotches appears sniffing the screen. Then the dog sees the Nickelodeon Movies logo made by frisbees on the grass. The screen cuts back to the dog, who licks the screen, turning it black.


  • This was also used as a network ID, but with a few differences; the "movies" ball and the small orange ball are removed. The Nickelodeon ball is moved to the middle.
  • An open matte version of this logo exists on full-screen prints of The Wild Thornberrys Movie. Early full-screen prints have this logo cropped to 4:3.

Technique: A mix of stop-motion and computer animation created by Charged and 2/8/0-Design, both in New York City.

Audio: Before the dog appears, there is a guitar tune over the sounds of children playing, followed by sniffing and grunting sounds from the dog. When the company logo appears, there is a "country" version of the famous Nickelodeon theme as the dog licks the screen. Composed by ShackedUpSound.

Audio Variant: On the ID version, the Nickelodeon theme is slowed down a bit and the licking sound is delayed slightly.


  • Only seen on The Wild Thornberrys Movie.
  • It was also seen on a TV spot for Yours, Mine and Ours, and was used as an ID between February 2003 and April 12, 2003 to help promote the former film.

8th Logo (October 27, 2004-August 1, 2006)

Visuals: On a black background, an explosion occurs. A blue-colored ball emerges from the explosion as several yellow streaks form in it. The camera zooms through the ball as the background fades to a kaleidoscopic sky. An orange rose grows, and dissipates into petals as an orange zeppelin flies through it. The sky background ripples before fading into a kaleidoscopic view of fish swimming. The background then transforms into an orange bubble, which floats outward and spawns two more bubbles that form the Nickelodeon Movies logo. The finished product is seen in an orange underwater environment.

Alternate Descriptive Video Transcription: In a logo, a blue ball bursts out of an explosion, surrounded by bright streaks. A zeppelin floats through an orange flower, breaking it apart. Goldfish swim by and bubbles form in a colorful kaleidoscope. Words appear in the bubbles. Nickelodeon Movies.


  • The blue ball seen at the beginning of the logo is a possible callback to the "silver ball" logo that Nickelodeon used from 1981 to 1984.
  • The zeppelin is possibly a reference to the Nickelodeon blimp award used for the Kids' Choice Awards since 1990, and the logo's kaleidoscope concept may be a reference to the kaleidoscope normally found inside of the award itself.


  • There is a shortened version that starts when the logo forms.
  • On 35mm uncropped film scan prints of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, the logo is in open-matte.
  • On the 4K remaster of the film, the logo is filmed, due to the remaster using an actual 35mm print.

Technique: CGI by Brand New School (who also created Cartoon Network's 2010 rebrand).

Audio: A bouncy, Beatles-esque tune composed by indie rock group Something for Rockets (consisting of Rami Perlman, Josh Eichenbaum, and Barry Davis), with sound effects including explosions and ripples, ending with underwater sounds when the Nickelodeon bubbles appear.

Audio Variants:

  • On the shortened version, some bubble noises are only heard.
  • There's an unused variant which has a calm guitar/piano tune, followed by a bicycle bell ringing.

Availability: Only seen on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, as well as its video game adaptation for PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, PC and Xbox. It was also seen on the teaser trailer and video game version of Barnyard.

9th Logo (December 17, 2004-January 6, 2009)

Visuals: On a space background is a blue-tinted, Saturn-like planet with a shadow of the Nickelodeon wordmark on it. The camera moves away from the planet as a (somewhat rounded) 3D Nickelodeon wordmark zooms out from the bottom of the screen as the camera pans to reveal an orange moon (which resembles Venus), which the wordmark settles in front of. As this happens, two smaller blue and orange moons spin around and stop on the right side of it to form the Nickelodeon Movies logo. The word "movies" (set in Twentieth Century) spins in around the blue moon (a la the Universal logo) to complete the logo, and the camera pans down to start the movie.

Trivia: The nebula seen in the background is known as the "Eagle Nebula" in the constellation Serpens.


  • There is a shortened variant on Yours, Mine and Ours that starts when the Nickelodeon wordmark settles in front of the orange moon, and the camera does not pan down.
  • On 35mm uncropped film scan prints of films such as Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, the logo is in open-matte.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The opening theme of the movie or none.

Availability: Can be seen on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Mad Hot Ballroom, Barnyard, Charlotte's Web, and Yours, Mine & Ours. It was also seen on the Hotel for Dogs game on Wii & Nintendo DS.

10th Logo (Nacho Libre custom variant) (June 16, 2006)

Visuals: The sequence begins by zooming across a long brown oblong shape. As the rest of the screen is gradually lit up, it's revealed that it's one of the ropes of a wrestling ring. The background shows an audience rapidly taking photographs. The camera zooms down to the bottom rope once it reaches the end of the previous one and zooms past it in a similar manner. After this, the camera takes a 180 degree turn to reveal the bottom of the ring, where there is the Nickelodeon Movies circle logo as a boxing bell. The "NICKELODEON" ball is the bell, the "movies" ball is the clanger, and the dot is the screw keeping the clanger in place, all in their usual colors (with the rest of the bell being gray). The bell rings twice and the logo fades out.


  • On the trailer, the logo is on a black background, the colors are altered, and the bell rings three times.
  • On 4:3 fullscreen prints, the logo is choppier.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Sounds of a cheering audience and cameras going off (which actually start over the Paramount Pictures logo), page turning-like sounds for the zooming of the ropes (quieter on the second rope), a swoosh for zooming to the lower rope and to the back of the ring, and the bell clanging. The sounds were provided by Musikvergnuegen.

Availability: Seen only on Nacho Libre.

11th Logo (February 6, 2008-June 12, 2009, August 2-October 27, 2023)

Visuals: On a black background, orange, fluid-like slime swirls out from a distance toward the viewer. The camera pans around and the slime forms the Nickelodeon logo, with the word "movies" flying out letter-by-letter to its right.

Alternate Descriptive Video Transcription: An arc of orange slime swirls on a field of black. The orange slime gathers into a big orange blob and flattens. Words in white and orange settle across it, reading "Nickelodeon Movies".


  • According to the Orange Book branding manual, this orange splat's design's named "Treat".[2]
  • This was the last Nickelodeon Movies logo to utilize Nick's long-lived splat logo, and one of only three that did overall (with the first two logos being the other two).
  • Similarly, the logo's 2023 rebrand marks the return of the 1984-2009 splat (albeit modernized), which had been left behind for years in favor of the 2009 logo, in which kept its wordmark. The 2023 splat used elsewhere, while redesigned, is another clear nod to its heritage.


  • A prototype version exists on trailers of The Spiderwick Chronicles and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.
  • A still version of the logo appears at the end of PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie and theatrical prints of Under the Boardwalk.
  • A print version exists on The Spiderwick Chronicles for Nintendo DS.

Technique: A combination of CGI and live-action liquid photography by Picturemill (who also animated the 2020 20th Century Studios logo and the 1997 Universal Pictures logo, among others).

Audio: First, creak sounds are first heard, and then the slime sounds (which are a little bit toomed). When the logo forms, the sounds get really toomed.

Audio Variants:

  • On most films, the opening theme of the movie is played.
  • Sometimes, it's silent.
  • On Hotel for Dogs, the slime sound plays a little bit and when it gets done, the opening theme of the film, "Get Lucky" performed by Dragonette, plays.
  • There is a variant that uses slime sounds and a quirky orchestral tune, ending with a majestic finish (which sounds similar to the first six notes of the Nickelodeon jingle), created by Musikvergnuegen. This version seems to have never appeared in any movies or video games, but it can be heard here.
  • There's even another unused variant. The slime sounds are very toomed and when the logo gets done, the 4 reverse-hubed notes are heard.


  • During its original usage, it was seen on The Spiderwick Chronicles (the video game adaptation uses the print version of this logo), Hotel for Dogs (the Wii video game uses the 9th logo), Imagine That, and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.
  • When briefly revived in 2023, it appeared on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (as a custom variant) and PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie. And for unknown reasons, theatrical prints of Under the Boardwalk (under the Nickelodeon Movies imprint; the home release uses the Paramount Animation logo instead, likely meaning it was an error as Nickelodeon Movies had no involvement in that film).
    • It also appears on the trailers for the latter two.

12th Logo (February 21, 2010-April 18, 2019, September 29, 2023)

Visuals: The camera zooms out under an orange drop facing the camera, which is falling down against a white background. As the camera pans out and rotates so that the orange drop is viewed from a side perspective, the orange drop falls off-screen, and shortly afterwards splashes on top of something, which the camera reveals to be the "i" in the current Nickelodeon logo. The orange drop splashes on the "i" upon impact, with the splash quickly forming the dot. As the camera zooms out to fully reveal the finished logo, "MOVIES" in a purple Gotham font fades in, followed by a small trademark symbol ("™") fading in to the right of the logo.


  • An earlier version of the logo, used in 2010, has the Nickelodeon logo zooming out on a black background, followed by "MOVIES" in purple appearing letter-by-letter as some purple rays shine behind them.
  • A variant was used at the end of Nickelodeon airings of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. On a white background, the camera pans down to reveal the Nickelodeon logo and the word "MOVIES" in green. This was only used when Nickelodeon used their last-scene-of-the-show credits from 2013 until sometime in 2016, as now most current airings have no logos at the end. But it did come back one more time when Nick aired the movie on February 21, 2017, seven years after the logo debuted.
    • There's also a slightly longer version of the above variant, where it begins with the Nickelodeon logo to fall down on the ground and the word "MOVIES" is in a red color.
  • A short version exists, which starts with the logo already being in place.
  • On the video game version of The Last Airbender for Nintendo DS, the logo is still and in print form.

Technique: CGI by Devastudios (who also animated the 2011 Paramount logo, the 2021 and 2023 Warner Bros. Pictures logos, and the 2005 and 2013 Lionsgate Films logos), with Kelly Carlton as creative director. None for the still print version.

Audio: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Audio Variant: On the video game version of The Last Airbender for Wii, the 2009 Nickelodeon Productions theme is used over the 2010 variant.

Availability: Seen on most movies and shorts produced by the company from 2010 to 2019, starting with The Last Airbender and ending with Wonder Park. The logo made a surpise reappearance on the short film Dora and the Fantastical Creatures, which preceded PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie in theaters (the film itself uses the previous logo). This continues to be used as the print logo of the company, even after it introduced two new logos in 2018 and 2020, respectively.

  • It was first seen on a Nick@Nite promo for Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.
  • It was also seen on trailers for Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Playing With Fire, with the films themselves using the next logo.
  • This logo was last seen on trailers for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, but it later appeared on a DVD version of the 2021 KCAs TV spot for PAW Patrol: The Movie; both films themselves use the 14th logo.

13th Logo (July 9, 2018-November 8, 2019)

Visuals: Over a white background, the logo starts with the current Nickelodeon logo from multiple angles appearing letter-by-letter in different ways (somewhat similarly to the 2017 Nickelodeon Productions logo). The screen cuts to the finished logo, then the orange word "MOVIES" in Galano Grotesque (the font used for the then-current Nickelodeon branding) appears, making the letters in the Nickelodeon logo bounce for a second before settling back in their positions. The entire logo slowly zooms out before fading to black.

Alternate Descriptive Video Transcription: Bouncing orange letters tumble into a line reading “Nickelodeon Movies”.

Trivia: This logo was made to fit with Nickelodeon's 2017 refresh by Superestudio.


  • On Playing With Fire, the logo is shinier and the animation is sped up, causing the fanfare to be out of sync with the logo. The logo also cuts in and out instead of fading in and out.
  • A prototype version of this logo exists, in which the background and logo are altered. It is also still.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: An interpolation of the opening drums to the 2009 Nickelodeon Productions theme, with a bombastic orchestral redux of the last five notes composed by John Debney and Germaine Franco. The prototype version just has the opening theme of the trailer.


  • It was only seen on two Paramount Players films: Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Playing With Fire, both released in 2019.
  • The prototype version can be seen on two trailers for Wonder Park in 2018. The film itself uses the previous logo instead.

14th Logo (August 14, 2020-)

Normal version

Slightly shortened version

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run version

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run version (slightly shortened)

Slightly shortened version without SpongeBob's noises

Silenced SpongeBob version

Short version with copyright stamp

Short version without copyright stamp

Alternate fanfare

Visuals: On a wall is SpongeBob SquarePants' (from his self-titled TV series) hand grabbing a lever and trying to pull it, but struggling at first. Once the lever is pulled, Nick's trademark slime starts flowing through a tube while electric sparks fly. The lights turn on, illuminating the Nickelodeon logo in several shots. The walls, ceiling and stairs drop to reveal a Hollywood-type area with five palm trees at sunrise, while a Nickelodeon blimp approaches and the word "movies" is drawn in a slimy green font. The blimp takes off toward the screen right before the logo cuts to black or fades out.

Alternate Descriptive Video Transcription: SpongeBob's hand pulls down on a power switch. Green electricity floods a power cable and lights up an electric sign. Green slime forms a word below it; together they read, "Nickelodeon Movies".

Trivia: During the lever scene, a sign is visible that reads "Bikini Bottom Electric Co." (referring to the main location from SpongeBob SquarePants), and another sign has Nathan Love's name on it, plus a pineapple keychain (a nod to SpongeBob's house).


  • A slightly shortened version was used only on international Netflix prints of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. The logo is faster and starts as SpongeBob starts trying to pull the lever.
  • Scope and still versions exist.
  • An in-credit version exists.
  • On live-action films, the logo is shortened to its final seconds.
  • At the end of Blue's Big City Adventure, the shortened version has a copyright stamp below.

Technique: A mix of CGI and 2D animation. This was done by Nathan Love in New York. None for the still version, and the credits scrolling for the in-credit version.

Audio: SpongeBob (voiced by Tom Kenny) grunting as he pulls the lever, then electrical noises as the slime flows, twelve light clicks, and finally, a dramatic orchestral recreation of the last five notes of the Nickelodeon jingle (similar to the previous logo), ending with a ding noise.

Audio Trivia: The Nickelodeon jingle in this logo was composed by Explosion Robinson (best known for composing the music for the Nickelodeon branding from 2017 to 2023).

Audio Variants:

  • On The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, SpongeBob yells "I'm ready!" at the beginning, and sings along with the jingle at the end, ending with a "Ta-da!".
    • There's a shortened version of the above variant where the blasting electric sound effect (while the lights turn on) is absent and only eight light clicks are heard, instead of twelve. The flow is also slightly sped up. This was only heard on international Netflix prints of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.
  • Starting with Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, SpongeBob's grunting noises are absent.
  • None for the still version.
  • The in-credit version just uses the ending theme.
  • The shortened version has the last few seconds of the music or the ending theme.
  • There's an unused variant where the twelve light clicks are replaced by four exploding sounds, and the jingle is slowed down when SpongeBob sings the four notes.

Availability: Unlike the previous logos, this is not only used theatrically, but also on made-for-television (with some exceptions) and streaming films. It also was used in tandem with the 12th logo until October 27, 2023.

  • This logo was first leaked on Nathan Love's Vimeo on April 13, 2020.
  • Seen on all Nickelodeon films starting with The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (also the first film to use the Paramount Animation logo).
  • Also seen on international prints of PAW Patrol: The Movie, where this logo and the Paramount logo plaster the Elevation Pictures logo.
  • Also seen on Paramount prints of Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, as the Sky Originals logo for the British print and Huayi Brothers logo for the Chinese print plaster this logo and the Paramount logo on said prints of the film.
  • It doesn't appear on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and on international prints of PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie as both films use the 12th logo instead.

Legacy: When it debuted, it was assumed to be a custom variant used exclusively for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, given the similar animation style that the logo used. However, as it gained more widespread use, this was confirmed false.

Unused Logos

Planned Charlotte's Web custom variant (2006)

Visuals: There is a group of blue jays flying to the right against a blue daytime sky with clouds. As the blue jays start grouping together towards the right of the screen in the distance, a group of American robins with orange bellies fly to the left as both groups of birds form the Nickelodeon Movies logo. The birds eventually scatter as the camera pans down, segueing into the opening credits of the movie.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The opening theme of the movie.

Availability: This logo was planned to appear on Charlotte's Web, but the 9th logo was used instead. This logo can be seen online.

Untitled (2010?)

Visuals: The sun rises, revealing a silhouette of a girl holding a ship's wheel. The camera zooms out, eventually revealing the whole ship. the ship appears to either have or grow wings, which it then uses to fly off into the sunrise. The sun is revealed to be the letter "i" in "nickelodeon". the rest of the wordmark rises from the sea, with the word "M O V I E S" seemingly following suit.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Unknown, as only style frames exist.

Availability: Only style frames exist. However, it is not known what company made this logo, as said style frames can only be found on a DeviantArt post, with the uploader not stating its source.

Big Bang (2013)

Visuals: An orange splat-like blob is seen over a black background. it then swirls and splatters into a multicolored liquid, eventually filling the screen in a supernova-like "Frutiger Aero" esque setting, populated by small, quirky multicolored 3D shapes, which are described to "bounce, squish, pulse, zoom, and twirl across space". The entire scenery collapses onto itself, forming what is described as "a condensed, heated energy", which is described to form the dot of the letter "i". this then zooms out, revealing the rest of the Nickelodeon wordmark, which the word "M O V I E S" appears under. This last section took place on a cream background.

Technique: CGI by Christopher Lopez at Imaginary Forces.

Audio: Unknown, as only style frames exist.

Availability: Can only be seen in the form of style frames on Christopher Lopez's website here.

Untitled (2015)

Visuals: A big, fuzzy orange ball bounces onto a suburban neighborhood. the letter "c" starts chasing after it, with the other letters (seemingly sporting different textures) following suit. they travel through some alps, before ending at a small town, which some letters appear to bounce off the roofs of the houses of. The letters arrive at a big city, with cars driving and people walking about, quote: "where they hop over everything and everyone, [...] bouncing and hurling with fun acrobatic style". It is presumed that the orange ball becomes the dot of the "i". The letters seemingly arrive at an area populated with many buildings, one of which the letters are described to make their way to the top of. they take a final step, leaping over the city. The camera quickly pulls around to reveal the Nickelodeon Movies logo, over a night city skyline.

Technique: Live-action-CGI hybrid by Christopher Lopez at Imaginary Forces.

Audio: Same as before.

Availability: Same as before.

Containers of Nick (201?)

Visuals: Taking place on an orange background, the different letters of the Nickelodeon wordmark are seen, each containing a different scene.

  • The first n contains an underwater scene, with a ship, an octopus, and many shapes in the ocean.
  • The letter i is seen sideways, containing a seen of a nightly forest. Two UFOs are seen, one of which is abducting a cow.
  • The letter c contains a bowling-inspired scene, containing a bowling ball, few pins, and two curved arrow-shaped signs. A yellow seemingly 50s inspired wallpaper featuring various small burst shapes is seen behind.
  • The letter k contains a polygonal environment with mountains and trees. A yellow biplane is seen flying.
  • The letter e contains a purple starfield with an astronaut floating. Various blobs are present.
  • The letter o contains a polygonal icy cave, with some bats present.
  • The letter d contains a different underwater scene, with a yellow background. a polar bear is seen in the water, along with some chunks of ice, and what appear to be clouds in the sky.
    • The letter e from before is seen behind the d.

This cuts to the Nickelodeon Movies logo. The word "movies" is seen in a white script font, while what appears to be paper lids over each letter of the Nickelodeon logo close down.

Technique: CGI by Ray Lux at Transistor Studios.

Audio: Unknown, as only style frames exist.

Availability: Unused. Can only be seen in the form of style frames on Ray Lux's website here.

Monolith Splat! (201?)

Visuals: A zooming vortex-like background is seen where the letter "i" is seen from below. The other letters seemingly quickly swirl from the vortex onto place, forming the Nickelodeon logo as the green word "movies" (in a blobby font) appears. The vortex changes to the blue background.

Technique: CGI by Ray Lux at Transistor Studios.

Audio: Same as before.

Availability: Same as before.

Movie Shoot (201?)

Visuals: On an orange background with what seems to be an anime-like zoom effect, there is a film camera with two stage lights as the letter "i" is seen. The next style frame shows the finished product: a recording studio featuring a director's chair next to some rounded boxes, the camera and lights from before, and a stage, where a flower shape is seen going from in front to behind it. the walls of the studio are decorated with some squares. the Nickelodeon logo is seen on the stage, and clapperboard which reads "MOVIES" is seen floating.

Trivia: The flower shape is a clear reference to the flower clouds seen on SpongeBob SquarePants.

Variant: What seems to be an alternate of the final style frame exists, set in what seems to be the same stage with different lighting, and some position changes. the chair is now in front of the boxes, and the Nickelodeon logo, along with the stage, seem to be closer to the screen. The blue word "MOVIES" in a bold font is seen in front of the Nickelodeon wordmark, as well as three letters ("n", "d" and "k") situated behind the wordmark. It is unknown whether this is intended to be part of the logo, or if it is an alternate take of the logo.

Technique: CGI by Ray Lux at Transistor Studios.

Audio: Same as before.

Availability: Same as before.


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