Nickelodeon has ordered 13 episodes of comedic gem The Loud House, the first series to be greenlit from its 2013 Animated Shorts Program.
Loud House comes from creator Chris Savino (Rocko’s Modern Life, The Powerpuff Girls). The show was inspired by Savino’s chaotic life growing up in a big family. It will follow the activities of 11-year-old Lincoln, the only boy stuck with 10 sisters.
Savino submitted the series in last year’s animated shorts program. Animated Shorts has been a goldmine of creator-driven content for Nickelodeon: Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele, one of the creators of popular show Breadwinners, was discovered in Nick’s 2012 Animated Shorts Program. And in March of this year, Nick Jr. launched its own animated shorts program for finding content.
Along with green-lighting The Loud House, Nickelodeon announced the 11 finalists of its 2014 Animated Shorts Program.
Finalists include 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. Also Meat Pie vs. the Dark Age by Nickelodeon director Gabe Swarr, featuring crusty boar Meat Pie, who is about to pull off another amazing con when he accidentally sells his beloved cousin to an axe-wielding wolf.
Also included is Leander, Dre and Cyppy by Nickelodeon storyboard artist Monica Ray, the story of Leander, a young boy thrown into a world where magical creatures don’t understand his odd human ways.