Nickelodeon is combining some of its most flavorful characters for a delectable new crossover episode which reflects young viewers’ experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown. Premiering this Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), The Loud House & The Casagrandes Hangin’ At Home special is part of Nick’s #KidsTogether initiative.
The programming event sees toon stars and long-distance friends Lincoln Loud and Ronnie Anne Santiago host a half-hour special over video chat, reminiscing on classic moments from The Loud House and The Casagrandes. The pair will share helpful tips and funny anecdotes about what their families are all doing while staying home, while flashing back to previous episodes featuring their big and fun-loving families.
Check out an especially scrumptious sneak peek:
Following the special, fans can compete in The Loud House SmartyPants Challenge, featuring trivia questions about the series. Players will test their knowledge with over 100 questions, earn badges and get an automatically generated nickname. The challenge will air over The Loud House episodes starting Mon., May 25, through Fri., May 29, from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (ET/PT) and syncs with Nickelodeon’s Screens Up! companion app.
Much like these characters and their young fans, the Nickelodeon Animation crew are also “hangin’ at home” due to pandemic precautions. But, the studio continues to create opportunities to explore the intersection between content and technology. This special was created virtually and features original animation of Lincoln and Ronnie Anne, created using Adobe Character Animator in nearly a week. Using the software, work-from-home artists were able to listen to voice over and, using keyboard shortcuts, trigger specific animations on the characters. The voice actors behind these characters recorded their lines from home, which were then matched with the animation.
Nick previously employed Character Animator for The Loud House Facebook LIVE event, The Loud House NYE special and the Rise of the TMNT virtual press junket.
The Loud House & The Casagrandes Hangin’ At Home special is part of Nickelodeon’s #KidsTogether, a global, multiplatform prosocial initiative using its most popular characters and talent to engage with kids and families on tips for staying healthy and also ideas for activities to do together while in the home during COVID-19.