Best Cartoon Writers that Have Created an Animated Television Series for Nickelodeon

This is a sequel to my list of Best Cartoon Writers that Have Created an Animated Television Series for Cartoon Network. Here, this list will be counting down the best cartoon writers that have created an animated television series for Nickelodeon. Feel free to vote or add more items to the list if you would like.

The Top Ten

1 Stephen Hillenburg Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American cartoonist, animator, director, producer, writer, voice actor, and marine biologist who was best known for creating the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He also contributed to Rocko's Modern Life as a director and producer. more.

Rest in peace Stephen, we will miss you after your cardiopulmonary failure because you're diagnosed with ALS. - SpinelliFan

Rest in piece Stephen Hillenburg... your legecy will go on!

He did Spongebob so duh

He’s the best. I cried when he passed away. My trashy classmates said that they were actually happy when he died because they hated Spongebob - IceBearRules

2 Butch Hartman Elmer Earl Hartman IV, better known as Butch Hartman, is an American animator, writer, director, producer, illustrator and actor, best known for creating the Nickelodeon shows The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen Is a Beast.

Well, guys. It's the end of an era. Butch Hartman just recently released a video on his YouTube channel announcing that he's leaving Nickelodeon. It's not clickbait. It's not a joke. It's the real deal. So for this occasion, I just want to thank Butch Hartman for what he created for Nickelodeon and all his fans of his iconic shows and give him my best wishes for what's to come for him in the future for his career. May the legacy you left on Nickelodeon be remembered well, Hartman. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

All three of the shows you listed were shows I really loved as a child (mainly Danny Phantom and Fairly Oddparents) - DCfnaf

The creator of The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

3 Jhonen Vasquez Jhonen C. Vasquez is an American comic book writer, cartoonist and music video director. He is best known for creating the comic book Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, with its spin-off comics Squee! and I Feel Sick, and the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim.

He was a great cartoonist

Awesome. I can't wait to do a list that of best cartoon writers for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Disney Channel in one list. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

The creator of Invader Zim. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

4 Craig Bartlett Craig Michael Bartlett is an American animator best known for writing for Rugrats and creating the television series Hey Arnold! and Dinosaur Train. He also voiced various recurring characters in Hey Arnold!


Looking through this list makes me realize that Nickelodeon has had a lot of great writers. However, I have to pick the guy that created a classic football headed character (I really wanted to pick the Avatar creators, but I could not choose between one or the other.

The creator of Hey Arnold!. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Michael Dante DiMartino Michael Dante DiMartino is an American animation director best known as the co-creator, executive producer, and story editor of the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, both on Nickelodeon.

He made one of the best nick shows ever

Avatar: the last airbender and Legend of Korra is surely 1 of the best animated shows!

The co-creator, executive producer, and story editor of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

6 Bryan Konietzko Bryan Konietzko is an American animation director, writer, producer and musician. He is best known, together with Michael Dante DiMartino, as the co-creator and executive producer of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

The co-creator and executive producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

7 Joe Murray Joseph David "Joe" Murray is an American animator, writer, illustrator, producer, director, and voice actor, best known as the creator of the Nickelodeon animated series Rocko's Modern Life and the Cartoon Network animated series Camp Lazlo.

The creator of Rocko's Modern Life. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

8 Chris Savino Christopher Mason "Chris" Savino (born October 2, 1971 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American animator, writer, producer, director, and storyboard artist. He is best known as the creator of The Loud House on Nickelodeon.

Yes, what he did was completely unacceptable. - kcianciulli

I will admit, his episodes of Dexter's Laboratory and the Powerpuff Girls can be a bit boring at times, but at least they're not as boring as what Elliot Blake did to Space Ghost Coast to Coast! The Loud House is still a good show though. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

The creator of The Loud House. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I like a lot! He worked on some of my favorite shows

9 C.H. Greenblatt Carl Harvey "C. H." Greenblatt is an American cartoon screenwriter, producer, and storyboard artist. He has worked on the hit TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, and on the Cartoon Network's series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne. He is best known as the creator of Chowder, as well more.

Unpopular opinion: Harvey beaks is better than chowder

@Itsamemario Harvey Beaks is exactly LIKE Chowder. - RegularShowFTWTTGFTL

He's especially awesome as the creator of Harvey Beaks - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

10 Arlene Klasky

I miss rugrats.

The co-creator of Rugrats along with her husband Gabor Csupo and Paul Germain. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Contenders

11 John A. Davis John A. Davis is an American film director, writer, animator, voice actor and composer known for his work both in stop-motion animation as well as computer animation, live action and live-action/CGI hybrids. Davis is best known for his work on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

The creator of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

12 Jim Jinkins James "Jim" Jinkins is an American animator and creator of the animated Doug television series which was later the basis for a feature film.

The creator of Doug. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

13 Gábor Csupó

The co-creator of Rugrats along with his wife Arlene Klasky and Paul Germain. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Rugrats was terrible. The only good thing Gabor Csupo ever created was Aaahh! Real Monsters. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

14 John Kricfalusi Michael John Kricfalusi /ˌkrɪsfəˈluːsi/, better known as John K., is a Canadian animator, voice actor, producer, writer, and director best known for creating The Ren & Stimpy Show and founding the animation company Spümcø.

Why is he here?

The creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

That title should be stripped from him now knowing that he molested underage girls. - kcianciulli

15 Rob Renzetti Robert Renzetti is an American animator and director who created the animated television series My Life as a Teenage Robot for Nickelodeon, and directed Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and Samurai Jack for Cartoon Network.

The creator of My Life as a Teenage Robot. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

16 Jorge Gutiérrez

The creator of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera. On a side note, he also directed The Book of Life. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

17 Erik Wiese

Uh... the co-creator of The Mighty B!... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

18 J.G. Quintel James Garland "J. G." Quintel is an American animator, television writer, voice actor, and director. He is the creator of the hit Cartoon Network series Regular Show, in which he also voices the characters Mordecai and High Five Ghost.

Wait no he did regular show my bad but regular show was on Cartoon Network

He was on Cartoon Network he did teen titans go

19 Pendleton Ward Pendleton "Pen" Ward is an American animator, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor who works for Cartoon Network Studios and Frederator Studios. He created the Emmy Award-winning series Adventure Time and the internet series Bravest Warriors.

The only time he worked on nick was adventure time and bravest warriors but he spent most of his time in Cartoon Network

20 Mitch Schauer
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