Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: Season 1
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Scary doesn't get any sillier than Season 1 of the hit Nickelodeon show Aaahh!!! Real Monsters! These monsters-in-training make fright a hoot as they try to learn the tricks of the scary monster trade. Check out Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm and their herculean efforts to master The Gromble's class on proper scare techniques. So pull up a seat in the Monster Academy, the scariest (NOT!) place under the city dump, and get ready for lessons so bizarre, they're scary!
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The monsters live in the tunnels under an unnamed city, going to Monster School, and learning how to frighten humans. The 'stars' of the show are Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina. Oblina, the female sidekick, is striped black and white, with a huge mouth, bulging stalk eyes, and the ability to reform herself into various and sundry horrible looking creatures, while Ickis can grow his big-eared, big-mouthed body to an impressive size. Krumm, (yes, Krumm is rather dumb) holds his eyeballs in his hands and attacks with a case of BO strong enough to knock over a warthog. Together, they go through the same (but different) trials and tribulations of any trio of class nerdy-misfits, working together to get through school and find their own identities as monsters.
This is a lower scale of violence from some other cartoons in the "old style." I haven't worked my way through all of them - I am taking my time and enjoying as there won't be more when I get through the ones on Amazon, but so far no worries for parents of the younger set. The monsters can be scary, of course, but in a gentler manner that shouldn't frighten the little ones. If you are an adult and like good animation, this is one to check out also.
Aaaa! Real Monsters is not at all some uncreative, dumbed down "kid's" show. It was actually quite imaginative and the characters were all unique and memorable. Watching Ickis, Krumm, and Oblina making their way through monster school was entertaining and I did not at all feel that I should be embarrassed for popping in one DVD after another even at the age of 26. It had exactly that daringly dark, twisted touch that those who love the Burton "style" and Invader Zim should be able to enjoy. And, something nice: Oblina, although female, is a unique and likable character, rather than some reflection of one of the boys or serving as merely a figure for the male characters to bounce off of.
So, for those of you sitting on the fence, unsure whether to make the purchase, wondering whether or not this show you once loved will withstand the test of time, don't fret. It absolutely will.
I desperately hope the other seasons debut on DVD. I will buy it without hesitation.
Now that sucked about the Rockos Modern Life DVDs. However the Ahhh Real Monsters: Season 1 DVD set is much better quality all around. Better packaging, well just much better production all around. I have not had any issues viewing the discs as I did with Rockos Modern Life.
I have viewed the first two discs without any problems but I will update this if this does not remain the case.
To the Amazon.com powers that be, please realize the market for these products exists (obviously you do as these shows are being released), they have a strong fan base who are adults now and want to invest in these awesome products (shows) to pass on to their children. So please continue to produce high quality products like the Ahhh Real Monsters: Season 1 DVD set. If anyone at corporate reads this, can you get me some better quality Rockos Modern Life DVDs, because I think this show deserves a much better produced product than it has previously been given.