It’s rare to find a kid who grew up in the 90s and wasn’t profoundly influenced by Nickelodeon programming. Such was the theme of the San Diego Comic Con panel “Happy Happy! Joy Joy!: 25 Years of Nickelodeon Original Animation.”
Panelists included original animation creators Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Bunsen is a Beast!), Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim) and Arlene Klasky (Rugrats). This panel was a part of the company’s promotion of The Splat, a block of programming dedicated to Nickelodeon’s iconic series from the 90s and early 00s, but also had some inside looks at the upcoming Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, Hartman’s new show Bunsen is a Beast!, and the debut of Vasquez’s own original TMNT short.