Codename: Kids Next Door (also known as simply "Kids Next Door", or by its acronym KND) is an American animated series aired on Cartoon Network and created by Tom Warburton about a global organization of children that battle adult tyranny and defend kids worldwide. Each KND operative is known by a numerical codename, spelled "Numbuh" and grouped into teams called "Sectors", located throughout the world.
The series focuses mainly on one particular group of five kids, who conveniently happen to be "Numbuhed" 1 through 5. Although the existence of a greater KND organization beyond these five was established from the very beginning, the series initially focused exclusively on Sector V's exploits as a team. Later episodes elaborated greatly on the worldwide KND, introducing numerous recurring characters and a considerable degree of continuity, as well as on the five main characters' personal lives and exploits.
Codename: Kids Next Door came to be in 2001 as part of a cartoon film festival event held by Cartoon Network, known as “The Big Pick”, in which the best-received cartoon out of those shown would be picked up as a full series. This was the second time the Big Pick had taken place, and it had spawned another hit show in the previous year.
The pilot episode of Kids Next Door, No P in the OOL, won the contest and a contract for six seasons was signed, with production beginning immediately. The series proper premiered on December 6, 2002 and ended on January 21, 2008 with the finale episode, Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S.. On January 4, 2010, syndication on other networks began.
In 2012, KND was in 2 different polls for Cartoon Network's 20th birthday. It was nominated for "What show would you join?" (it lost to "Annoying Orange") and "Best Action team" (losing to the Ninjago ninjas).
KND Outside Of The United States
|Brazil||KND: A Turma do Bairro|
|Denmark||Kodenavn: Naboens børn|
|France||Nom de Code: KND|
|Germany||Codename: Kinder Nächste Tür|
|Greece||Децата од соседството|
|Poland||Kryptonim: Klan Na Drzewie|
- In the opening theme of C:KND episodes, Numbuh 4's Musket's nozzle alters from when he is shooting mustard to when he jumps into position.