Hulu adding 90’s-era Nicktoons including Hey Arnold!, Ren & Stimpy, Invader Zim

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Hulu has just signed a new deal with Viacom in order to expand on their library of available streaming tv shows.  This deal would include an expanded library from Mtv, Comedy Central, VH1, BET, Spike and of course, Nickelodeon.

During the official announcement, a special point was made to mention that Hulu made sure to aquire 90’s era Nickelodeon cartoons, or “Nicktoons”.  This will include Ren & Stimpy (pre-crappy Spike reboot), Hey Arnold! and even the latter Invader Zim.

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One can only hope non-animated Nick classics like Pete & Pete or Salute Your Shorts will be part of the deal.

I need Donkey Lips in HD.  I need it.

Read the full announcement below:

When we launched our first major agreement with Viacom in 2011, shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report quickly became top shows on Hulu. Three years later, these shows – as well as many more from the Viacom family of networks – still remain among the most popular series on Hulu. Therefore, it was a natural choice for us to extend that relationship with Viacom to bring fan-favorite kids titles, comedy series and reality series from networks including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET and Logo to Hulu.

Today, I am excited to share the news that we are extending our partnership with Viacom -to continue bringing thousands of episodes from some of Viacom’s most popular series and a selection of kids content to Hulu. We will be adding top titles from Nickelodeon to our Hulu Kids offering that have never before been made available to stream on Hulu. That means that, soon, viewers will be able to stream episodes of classic series such as Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Drake & Josh, Hey Arnold!, and many more.

Over the coming weeks, Hulu and Viacom will also be refreshing a library of past seasons from some of the funniest shows airing on television today. If you’re a fan of hilarious comedy, you can watch full seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Ridiculousness, Tosh.0, Kroll Showand Inside Amy Schumer, from your living room, on your lunch break or on-the-go with Hulu. If you need a reality TV-fix, you’ll be able to binge watch Catfish, Ink Master, 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom 2, Snooki & JWowwand more, and catch even more episodes of guilty pleasures like The Hills, The Jersey Shore, Basketball Wives, Love & Hip Hop, and Mob Wives.We are also adding select scripted series including Comedy Central’s Workaholics, MTV’s Faking It, and TVLand’s Hot in Cleveland.

In addition to all of the great English-language programming that will be available, we will also be expanding our offering of Latino programming for kids by adding a handful of family-friendly Nickelodeon titles such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Spanish to Hulu. 

The great selection of in-season programming from across the networks that we’ve had on Hulu for the past several years will remain. Hulu will continue to be a go-to destination to stream The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as the final season of one of my all-time favorites, The Colbert Report. MTV’s scripted series Awkward, Happyland, and many more will also continue to be available to stream the day after new episodes air.  

All episodes will be added to Hulu over the next few weeks, giving you the perfect excuse to continue your fall TV binge. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Viacom and even more thrilled to be bringing these great shows to our Hulu viewers. Happy streaming.

Read more about the deal here or check out 90’s Nicktoon DVDs on Amazon.