The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the paradigm for how entertainment companies create meaningful and innovative programming. With everyone staying at home, it is more imperative than ever to produce content that reflects that experience of social distancing. In an age where we can’t go out, the screen—whether it’s television or a ZOOM call—is our window to see our friends. Nickelodeon, recognizing the need to provide comforting content for kids during a difficult time, has announced a new special that reflects that social shift, featuring top animated shows The Loud House and The Casagrandes. The special, titled The Loud House & The Casagrandes Hangin’ At Home, is set to premiere this Saturday.
In the special, the main characters from each respective show—Lincoln Loud and Ronnie Anne Casagrande—do exactly what the title says: they hang and catch-up over video chat. Also, according to press materials, the entire special, from the writing, animation voice acting, and editing, was produced from home within the span of a week. The special will also feature previously released clips from both shows.
Enjoy a clip from The Loud House & The Casagrandes Hangin’ At Home special, plus some addition info on the special per Nickelodeon.
While hanging at home, Lincoln and Ronnie Anne host a half-hour special over video chat, where the pair reminisce on classic moments from The Loud House and The Casagrandes. Premiering Sat., May 23, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT), Lincoln and Ronnie Anne 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.
Nickelodeon continues to create opportunities that explores the intersection between content and technology. The Loud House & The Casagrandes Hangin’ At Home special was created virtually and features original animation of Lincoln Loud and Ronnie Anne having a dialog about what it’s like at home. The original animation was created using Adobe Character Animator in nearly a week, where artists listened to voice over and, using keyboard shortcuts, triggered certain animations on the characters. The voice actors behind these characters recorded their lines from home, which were then matched with the animation.
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.
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.
The Loud House & The Casagrandes Hangin’ At Home special premieres this Saturday, May 23, at 8 PM Eastern/Pacific.