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Nickelodeon Magazine officially begins.

This is a list of notable events, premieres, releases, series cancellations and endings, and other business ventures for Nickelodeon in the year 1993.


Series premieres

Acquired shows

Season premieres

Series finales


  • GUTS All-Star Special

Network departures

Programming blocks


Video games

  • The Ren & Stimpy Show Presents: Stimpy's Invention
  • Quest for the Shaven Yak Starring Ren & Stimpy
  • October: The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!
  • November: The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$!


VHS releases

  • August 31
    • Doug, Volume 1: How Did I Get Into This Mess?
    • Doug, Volume 2: Patti, You're the Mayonnaise for Me
    • The Ren & Stimpy Show, Volume 1: The Classics
    • The Ren & Stimpy Show, Volume 2: The Stupidest Stories
    • The Ren & Stimpy Show, Volume 3: The Stinkiest Stories
    • Rugrats, Volume 1: Tales from the Crib
    • Rugrats, Volume 2: A Baby's Gotta Do What a Baby's Gotta Do
    • SNICK, Volume 1: Nick Snicks Friendship
    • SNICK, Volume 2: Nick Snicks the Family
  • September 21: The Ren & Stimpy Show: Have Yourself a Stinky Little Christmas


  • May: Nickelodeon signs its first movie deal with 20th Century Fox. This deal would have let Nickelodeon and Fox produce theatrical features during the next two years, and would have included movies based on Doug, Ren & Stimpy, and Rugrats. Unfortunately, the contract period ended before Fox could produce a single Nickelodeon movie. By the time the contract ended, only Ren and Stimpy was in production. The other two shows would not only be revived, but get their own movies released later.
  • July 6: Sony Wonder acquires the video distribution rights for Nickelodeon shows for the next three years
  • September 1: Nickelodeon expands into Great Britain, its first expansion outside the US.




Nickelodeon character debuts


  • Ren & Stimpy episodes begin airing on MTV, where it ran intermittently for about three years, making it the first Nicktoon to be seen in the US on both Nick and another channel.
  • June of 1993 introduces a new theme for Nick's bumpers, and puts a CGI-animated spin on their logo with new variations, including a hat, a bone, a blimp, a balloon animal, and some swimming fish.
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