ChalkZone promotional artwork
"Chalkzone" Theme Song (HQ) - Episode Opening Credits - Nick Animation

"Chalkzone" Theme Song (HQ) - Episode Opening Credits - Nick Animation

ChalkZone is an animated television series, produced by Frederator Studios for the Nickelodeon cable channel. The series is very reminiscent of the 1974 British cartoon Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings, which was shown of Nickelodeon as a part of Pinwheel in the 1980s. It was originally featured on Oh Yeah! Cartoons, and is one of the three spin-offs of the show. The other two are The Fairly OddParents and My Life as a Teenage Robot.

ChalkZone aired from March 22, 2002, to August 23, 2008, airing 40 episodes over four seasons. A soundtrack album, titled In The Zone had also been released. The last episode that aired on a regular schedule was "The Crush/Gift of Good Intentions/Snapshots 2: Wild ChalkZone!/Go Pop" on June 22, 2005. The show went on hiatus from then until June 4, 2008. The remaining episodes aired on Nick between June 4 to August 23, 2008. It then went on hiatus again and the last two episodes ended up being aired in November 2009. Reruns aired on NickToons from the channel's debut until October 2013. The series had a one-time airing on The Splat on November 12, 2016.


The main character, an elementary school 5th-grade student named Rudy Tabootie (Elizabeth Daily), has been gifted with a magically endowed piece of chalk that allows access to the ChalkZone, an alternate dimension where everything and everyone that's ever been drawn in chalk and erased takes form as the living and/or tangible. The show concentrates on the adventures of Rudy, sidekick Snap (Candi Milo), and classmate Penny Sanchez (Hynden Walch) within the zone.

Although the show had two acts per episode like most Nicktoons, it did not follow the standard two-shorts-per-episode structure. Instead, each episode typically consisted of the following structure:

  • Two segments centering on Rudy's adventures in ChalkZone, the first one usually being 11 minutes long and the latter being 7 minutes long (in the first season, this was usually one of the original shorts from Oh Yeah! Cartoons)
  • A 3-minute short starring Snap
  • A 1-minute song to close out the episode


Main article: List of ChalkZone episodes


Main article: List of ChalkZone characters

Home video releases

ChalkZone Complete Series

The cover to The Complete Series DVD set.

The episode "Future Zone" was released on the Nickstravaganza! VHS. Three episodes ("Gift Adrift", "French Fry Falls", and "Eschucha Mi Corazon") were released for the Nickstravaganza! 2 DVD (only "French Fry Falls" was included on the VHS). The Christmas episode, "When Santas Collide", was featured on the 2006 DVD Nick Picks Holiday.

A Complete Series DVD set for ChalkZone was released through's CreateSpace manufacture-on-demand program on October 13, 2014; despite the title, however, it is missing the episode "The Smooch".


ChalkZone has been nominated for numerous Awards including two Annie Awards a Humantas, and the Imagen award.


  • Counting its pilot on Oh Yeah! Cartoons and excluding Pinwheel, it is the second longest running show that has aired its series finale, running at 10 years, only to be behind Rugrats.

External links

This show has a wiki of its own: ChalkZone Wiki.

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