Wow, haven’t posted in YEARS and didn’t even know if my old account worked, but…
I’m pretty sure it’s “Hocus Focus”. I remember it fondly as I remember a lot of the REALLY ancient Nick shows.
If I remember correctly, this young apprentice wizard named Crispin sent himself to the modern day to learn more about it and set up shop in a film library (I think). That was where he showed all the cool films. (I especially liked a cartoon called “Kick Me”, which was the result of drawing on frames of film.) He had a talking book (with a face), a shapeshifting pet called an Oulak, and a couple of modern-day allies–an absent-minded professor and a young lady named Daisy whom Crispin seemed to have quite an interest in. It was an unusual and interesting show and I really liked all the films (animated and live-action) that they showed.
I don’t think it’s listed on IMDB–the only Hocus Focus on there seems to be something else entirely.
I also remember other Nick shows from those days, especially Video Comics. Unlike the Marvel Heroes “animated” cartoon from the sixties, this didn’t even make any pretense of being animated…they moved the camera from panel to panel with actors reading the lines. They focused on DC…none of the Big Three, no Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman, but plenty of Green Lantern, the Flash, and Adam Strange, along with some one-shot stories. (This was the first place I’d ever heard the Green Lantern Oath.)
Now, why is it I remember all these things?