Whatever happened to ChalkZone?

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The show started off as a series of shorts in 1998 just like Fairly Odd Parents and it had just about as much if not more creativity and potential than FOP. The full series was planned to air in 2000 with the first episode being aired as a sneak peak on New Years Eve 1999. However for some reason it got pushed all the way to 2002, a full year after Fairly Odd Parents even though 1st season was completed in 2000. When I was a kid I watched a lot of Fairly Odd Parents but I wasn't a big fan of ChalkZone just because that show didn't air as often. Ultimately the show did not achieve the popularity of FOP even though it seemed to have more potential.

Are there any reasons ChalkZone was shelved for 2 years and that it wasn't as popular as Fairly Odd Parents?
 

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No, I think it might have to do with production for animation that takes time to complete.
 

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Well 2005 was the year Nickelodeon cancelled every Nicktoon except for SpongeBob and Avatar. So I don't think it was the show itself, just that the executives wanted to free up resources for new shows.
 

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I thought Chalkzone was a really creative and charming series, so it is a shame that it didn't catch on. Honestly, I'm a little surprised it even got four seasons since, like you said, it was screwed at the start.
 

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Maybe if ChalkZone came out in 2000 as intended it could have beat out Fairly Odd Parents.
 

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It seems like ChalkZone got poor treatment everywhere. Jimmy Neutron premiered here in April 2003, but ChalkZone premiered in April 2009...
The noughties were a bad time for new Nicktoons airing in the UK. The Mighty B!, The X's, Catscratch and El Tigre hardly aired. I don't even think we got season two of The X's. We didn't even get Making Fiends.
 

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Asking that question to any mistreated Nicktoon will lead to the same answer: it didn't reached SpongeBob level of ratings. Why do you think there's almost no post-Avatar Nicktoons that ended their run on the main run.
 

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