Nick Greenlights 13 Episodes of Chris Savino’s ‘The Loud House’

Nickelodeon has picked up a new series: The Loud House by animation veteran Chris Savino. The series is inspired by Savino’s own “chaotic life growing up in a huge household,” and follows a boy named Lincoln who lives at home with his 10 sisters. The concept received a 13-episode greenlight based on the following pilot from the studio’s 2013 Animated Shorts Program:

Savino has worked in animation since the age of 19 when he was hired by John Kricfalusi to work on the original Ren & Stimpy series. Since then, he’s been involved with countless shows in numerous capacities: storyboard on Dexter’s Lab, Powerpuff Girls, and Duckman; prop design on Rocko’s Modern Life; producing Johnny Test and Kick Buttowski; and directing episodes of Samurai Jack, one of the new Mickey Mouse shorts (Bad Ear Day), and the 2001 Cartoon Network special The Flintstones: On the Rocks.


  • IBlock

    I’m not that fond of the humor of the pilot. But I do like Chris Savino’s work. So maybe the show will be better. But, is it just me? Or does the show look a lot like Kick Buttowski? It also uses a lot of the same sound effects and I could recognize many of the voices that were used on that show. Overall, I’m cautiously optimistic for it. BTW, I kinda like the backgrounds. They look cool. Especially that shot of the house at the end.

    • Munk

      It definitely looks like KB, but I also thought for a moment Sibsy from DeviantArt got her own show. Though, many people now-a-days draw in that style (Not that it’s a bad thing, I rather like it).

      • AmidAmidi

        Savino’s influences are much older than today’s younger artists. The cat and dog who roll by at the :45-second mark are a reference to the early 20th century characters Dot and Dash who appeared in “Polly and Her Pals.” That’s why the stereo system behind them is named Sterrett, in honor of Dot and Dash’s creator Cliff Sterrett. Savino’s late-90s pilot “Foe Paws” also references Sterrett’s drawing style, particularly in the backgrounds:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mTtJlBkack

        • http://the-animatorium.blogspot.com/ Natalie Belton

          Genndy Tartakovsky also animated this!

    • http://tresportfolio.tumblr.com/ Tres Swygert

      It looks a WHOLE lot better than Kick Buttowski! Not to mention that the animation flows better too!

    • kuzronk

      It’s a plot. The show could change this easily.

  • Von

    I’m actually interested in something Nick has coming. I just have a feeling that I won’t last long or will become really dumb really fast. Hopefully this will be the start of something great… But probably not.

  • http://mattdeanart.com Matt Dean

    That clip was enjoyable under 3 minutes but will it work for an entire season of 13 2x11minute episodes? Hopefully so, because I really enjoy the aesthetics. The art style has an old Disney comic/retro Schoolhouse Rock feel to it. The animation is definitely Mercury Filmworks, the studio responsible for animating both Kick Buttowski and the recent Mickey shorts.

    I’m hoping the show will stand out from Nick’s other crop of animated shows and won’t be ditched if it underperforms solely for not being SpongeBob.

  • mick

    That style is just my cup of tea. It looks great all around, the movement, BGs and characters… I melt my thumbs into one super thumb and give this a super thumbs up

  • Diana David

    This looks quite fun and interesting! It’s just ashame he only have sisters…. he should have brothers also…

  • http://tresportfolio.tumblr.com/ Tres Swygert

    This is my first time seeing the pilot, and I enjoyed what I saw here! The animation style is very fluid, and the cartoonist style is something that has been missing in American shows for a good long while.

    I’m hoping that the future episodes grow, get better, and offer more seasons. I’m really intrigued of this project, and congrats to Chris for landing the greenlight!

  • megadrivesonic

    This was a decent pilot, this was clearly shows i can have potential for a series unlike a certain other show that was picked up this year. cough* breadwinners* cough.

  • Sandro Corsaro

    Congrats Chris! Super smart & subtle. Very proud to have worked with you. Best in the business. m/

  • StephaneDumas

    Is it my imagination but at 0:13 second in “The Loud house” clip, I saw a diecast toy who look like Mazinger alias “Tranzor Z” or Great Mazinger at the left of Lincoln?

    I wonder if Chris Savino liked some of Go Nagai’s mecha/robot anime? ;-)

    • Johnny

      He probably just owned a Great Mazinga toy as a kid or something.

  • Isa

    well, this is an interesting development.

  • SomCol

    Like the Classic “PEANUTS” Kinda Vibe….”In One House”.

  • Larry Jackson

    Why does this remind of Greg Miller’s What Ever Happened to Robot Jones?

  • Lindsay Small-Butera

    Love the style on this! Looks super fun!

  • Googamp32

    I must admit, I see some potential in this. Too bad it’s on Nickelodeon where all potential and enjoyment from their shows gets obliterated before any of them reach pre-production!

  • Roberto Severino

    It’s kinda flashy but not bad. I’d like to see if this idea could be fleshed out even more as a show. I think I’d enjoy it a lot that way. Good that Nick is at least trying something else besides characters getting high on sugar kind of cartoons.

  • Anthony Gonzalez

    I think is time that lincoln,ren and stimpy are finally are taking a whiz!!!