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Nickelodeon vs. Cartoon Network: The Battle of Nostalgia

What cartoon channel did you grow up with more?

  • Nickelodeon

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Cartoon Network

    Votes: 5 71.4%

  • Total voters
    7

Michael the Spikester

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There's no denying and without a doubt that both these cartoon companies had a rivalry back in the 90s and still continuing on to this day which is why I decided to create this thread and ask this question.

In terms of growing up watching as a kid and the shows both had. We're you more of a Nickelodeon kid or a Cartoon Network kid?
 

KneeOfJustice99

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I was, and still am, a CN kid. Whilst I know of Nick, CN has weirdly stuck with me - be it in the form of shows like Ben 10, or even [adult swim] stuff like Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the like, it's a hella cool thing to me.

SCREAMS IN TOONAMI
 

Wario Wario Wario

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Speaking just cartoons...

CN are more consistant, they have few duds, but when Nick makes a good show it's usually much better than most of CN's stuff.

Nick are better at preserving their earlier shows, wheras CN are better at introducing new shows. You can find all of Nick's toons, even stuff they screwed over like Making Fiends, on Amazon - but there's a lot of shows they screwed over. On the other hand, CN have barely screwed over any shows - but good luck legally finding the ones they did. (Robot Jones, Sheep in the Big City)

Nick also provide a lot of new content for fans of those old shows to enjoy (even if at the expense of new shows) through merchandise; crossover games; and social media engagement, wheras CN are hyperfixated on promoting their newest shows and have never really gone anywhere with their attempts to build a "Classics" brand and mostly rely on Hanna-Barbera for that nostalgia fix. CN focus on expanding recently-ended properties like SU and AT while the fandom is is still clamouring for more.

They're pretty equal to be frank, but as a retro nut I have a preferance for Nick, even if I grew up as more of a CN kid.
 
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YoshiandToad

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Cartoon Network was home to some of my most cherished childhood cartoon memories, such as Courage the Cowardly Dog, Dexter's Lab, Cow and Chicken, Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo, Megas XLR and my absolute favourite of all time, Ed, Edd n Eddy, a show so good I consider it's movie one of the greatest animated finales of all time.

Their newer stuff isn't too bad either, Gumball, Adventure Time, The Looney Tunes Show and Steven Universe were all addictive enough to binge and ya know what? I'd even say Teen Titans Go has it's moments where it shines surprisingly bright.

Comparatively I enjoyed Hey Arnold, CatDog, Angry Beavers, Rugrats and Fairly Odd Parents but none of them stood out as must watches for me...outside Kenan and Kel and Avatar anyway.
 
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