The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman IV about the adventures of Timmy Turner, who is granted fairy godparents named Cosmo and Wanda. The series started out as cartoon segments that ran from September 4, 1998 to March 23, 2001 on Oh Yeah! Cartoons and was later picked up as an actual series. It is produced by Frederator Studios and Billionfold Studios (Season 6-present) for the cable network Nickelodeon. The television series was also distributed outside the United States by the Canadian animation company Nelvana. It is also the third longest-running Nicktoon, behind Rugrats and SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as Nickelodeon's second highest rated show, behind SpongeBob SquarePants.