We are a collection of people dedicated to creating the best animation anywhere for kids, and making the world a more playful place.
Who dares to dream up entire worlds...and then turns them into cartoons that squash and stretch, make us laugh and cry, and remember them for the rest of our lives? Creators. They are the heart and soul of all that we do.
The idea for Bubble Guppies was inspired by the Backyardigans episode called "Viking Voyage," in which Tasha is a mermaid. When Jonny and Robert set out to make Bubble Guppies, they liked to compare it to a children’s vitamin—good for kids, but also yummy and fun.
Jhonen came up with the entire premise for Invader Zim in about an hour, while sitting in bed when he couldn’t sleep. He was inspired by the idea of an alien from an incredible advanced race with access to a universe of power who stays in school all day never even thinking to sneak out!
Joe wanted to be an artist since he was three years old. His first “recognition” as an artist came when his kindergarten teacher said that he was the only student who drew zippers on pants. Years later, Joe’s love of oddball things inspired Rocko. When on a trip to a zoo, he saw an Australian wallaby oblivious to the chaos around him.
We're proud of our celebrated past, but we're not resting on our Bikini Bottoms. We're always looking to the future, for both ideas and the craftspeople that bring groundbreaking new cartoons to life. Our content development is artist-driven, our work culture is collaborative, and our mentorship of talent is second to none. But we can't do it alone. Nick Wants You!