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The Loud House: Season 1 Volume 1                              review Bobby Blakey

Over the years Nickelodeon has delivered some fun cartoons that have had a lasted impact over the years including Doug, Spongebob, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rocko’s Modern Life and Rugrats. Now one of their newest shows is making its way onto DVD in hopes to become another hit for the network with The Loud House: Welcome to the Loud House: Season 1 Volume 1.  

The series follows the Loud household with 11 children -- 10 girls and one boy -- causing craziness in the house. As the only boy, 11-year-old Lincoln is in the middle of all of the chaos. Whether his sisters are giving him unwanted makeovers or he's racing them to the couch to gain control of the TV, Lincoln is often getting involved in antics with his siblings. Lincoln's best friend Clyde, who happens to be an only child, is jealous of Lincoln's large family and is always willing to play his part in the schemes. Clyde has a crush on Lori, Lincoln's oldest sister and self-proclaimed boss, who is dating Bobby, who holds many jobs -- including lifeguard and mall security guard -- even though he's not very smart. I love a good cartoon, but sadly there are so many out there that just try too hard and end up failing to deliver. I knew next to nothing about this series so went in purely based on the look of it and am glad I did.

This is a fun cartoon that doesn’t try to be anything other than what it is and that is loads of fun. The animation is great the look and design stands out and is one of my favorite looks in some time. The simplistic plot of it focusing on this boy dealing with living in the house with all these girls is relatable on a real life level and then infused with the chaos fun of a cartoon. There is a classic cartoon feel here that I enjoyed but still felt fresh and new thanks to the overall execution and style making it easily one of my new cartoons.

This latest release offers up the first 13 episodes of the first season and while it doesn’t have any special features the show itself is worth checking out. Step into the noisy Loud household with The Loud House: Welcome to the Loud House: Season 1 Volume 1 available now on DVD from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment.

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