In preparation for the studios annual Smash Bros. tournament, the Nickelodeon Animation Twitter account recently posted a mash-up poster of popular Nicktoons characters as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters. Taking a page out of Nintendo’s book, the poster shows characters from all across the wonderful history of Nicktoons, from a host of Rugrats characters (Tommy as Ness, Angelica as Peach, and Susie as Daisy) all the way to Lincoln Loud as Link (Link-in Loud, get it?). If you’re in the mood for a nostalgia binge, check out the full poster below. How many characters can you name?
A lot of the crossovers are fantastically punny–even characters from terrible shows got their time in the sun if the joke was good. For example, I’m pretty sure that the snake from Sanjay and Craig is shown on the center-left as, well, Snake. I can’t be too positive because that show was awful and I remember nothing from it.
Still, I love this poster. Danny Phantom as Luigi, Catdog as the Ice Climbers, and Bubble Bass as King K. Rool are all fantastic. Sure, that picture of Carl is going to haunt my dreams, but beyond that, there are a lot of fun Nicktoons memories belying most of these crossovers. Can I buy a print of this, please?
What is your favorite Nicktoons x Nintendo mash-up on the poster? Did any of your favorite shows or characters miss the cut? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share your character crossover ideas that would have fit in the picture.