Nickelodeon Greenlights 'The Loud House'
Nickelodeon has made The Loud House the first series to be ordered from its Animated Shorts Program. The series, which is based on a short that was selected for the 2013 edition of the program, was created by animator Chris Savino.
Savino has experience working on previous Nickelodeon series such as Rocko’s Modern Life and Hey Arnold.
“The Loud House has all the qualities Nickelodeon looks for in creator-driven content that has strong central characters blended with comedic storylines. Chris Savino comes to us already with an industry background, but the firsthand experience he brings to this project really puts a personal touch on it, making it not only relatable but laugh out loud funny,” said Jenna Boyd, senior vice president, animation development, Nickelodeon, in a statement.
Nickelodeon ordered 13-episodes of the series, which follows an 11-year-old character named Lincoln who lives at home with his parents and 10 sisters.
The network also announced its list of 11 finalists who have been selected to produce shorts as part of this year’s Animated Shorts program. The entire list of finalists — which were selected from more than 900 pitches — can be viewed below.
- “Francine” by writer/comedian Katie Crown – The story of a strangely brilliant girl who battles a robot version of herself for her life and a slice of pizza.
- “Meat Pie vs. the Dark Ages” by Nickelodeon director Gabe Swarr – Crusty boar Meat Pie is about to pull off yet another amazing con when he accidentally sells his beloved cousin to an axe-wielding wolf.
- “Shelf Life” by Nickelodeon storyboard artist Robert Iza – While working at a warehouse full of everything, overprotective cat Ashley is driven to the brink of madness after her oblivious best friend Max gets himself fired.
- “Summer Memories” by writer/director Adam Yaniv – Jason has 24 hours to find his missing tooth after a parachuting accident caused by his loyal but questionable friend Ronnie.
- “Ice Station Zedonk” by Nickelodeon director Tom Parkinson – Stevo the Cheese Weasel’s peaceful day of ice fishing is rudely interrupted by his slacker best friend, Bigbogs the Ice-Troll, when he invites the whole town to join in.
- “Night Crew” by independent animators Caitlin Boyle and Tara Helfer – Two rat best friends, Buck and Lou, pursue a legendary giant hoagie to celebrate the anniversary of their friendship.
- “Planet Claire” by Nickelodeon executive producers Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb – Claire's a girl with a big heart and a big mouth who's got her very own superhero and knows 27 different dances including the Spanish Vortex.
- “The Outsiders” by writer Eric Bravo – When Miles drags his pal Gerald into the woods for a dance emergency, he has no idea it will lead to a sticky run-in with a hungry bear.
- “Leander, Dre and Cyppy” by Nickelodeon storyboard artist Monica Ray – Leander is a young boy thrown into a world where magical creatures don’t understand his odd human ways.
- “Ugly Mutt” by PUNY Entertainment’s Shadi Petosky and Dave Hagen – Ugly Mutt, an eternally optimistic dog takes on an unlikely challenge: getting a human baby adopted.
- “Bad News Bunny” by California State University, Fullerton, graduate Tarryn Henderson – A stuffed toy bunny stuck babysitting two bored kids will stop at nothing to entertain them.
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