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Games Animation Inc was a production company that co-produced Hey Arnold! with Snee-Oosh, Inc.

History

GamesAnimationPilot

Games Animation card for the pilot, hand-drawn by Craig Bartlett.

In 1992, Nickelodeon founded Games Animation as its own animation division under the guidance of Vanessa Coffey and Mary Harrington, who reported to Nickelodeon programming chief Herb Scannell. The initial duty was to continue producing The Ren & Stimpy Show after Nickelodeon dropped Spümcø and its creator John Kricfalusi from their duties on the show due to production delays. The studio then went on to produce Nick's first in-house Nicktoon, Rocko's Modern Life.

Games Animation Inc

The customised Games Animation logo for Hey Arnold!

Games Animation never had its official logo. Instead, every show the studio worked on had its own customized Games Animation logo. Games Animation produced the pilot of Hey Arnold! in 1994, and its first season. (The "Games" label was dropped for the second season.)

At the time, Games was located in an office building at 4040 Vineland Avenue (the address of Sunset Arms is a reference to this) in Studio City, California.

In 1998, Games Animation was moved to new building in Burbank, California, and reopened as Nickelodeon Animation Studio. In 2016, the studio moved into another five-story building next to the previous Burbank facility.

Trivia

  • On the Games Animation logo for Season 1, there are small easter eggs on the bricks. For example, the name "Craig Bartlett" is visible below the "Inc".