Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is the fifth Nicktoon, and the second animated series developed by Klasky Csupo for Nickelodeon, running for four seasons from October 29, 1994 to November 16, 1997. It was later aired in reruns on the Nicktoons Network from 2002 to 2006 and has made occasional appearances on TeenNick's The '90s Are All That and NickSplat programming blocks.
The series revolved around Ickis, Oblina, and Krumm, a trio of students in the Monster Academy, a college for monsters training to scare humans. Most of the episodes were about avoiding getting in trouble with their teacher, the Gromble.
- Nickelodeon (original run, October 29, 1994-November 16, 1997; reruns, November 17, 1997-November 22, 2007)
- NickToons (May 1, 2002-October 31, 2006)
- TeenNick (October 2011; January 2014-2017)
- → Main article: Aaahh!!! Real Monsters episode list
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||13||October 29, 1994||January 21, 1995|
|2||September 9, 1995||December 2, 1995|
|3||September 7, 1996||November 30, 1996|
|4||September 13, 1997||December 6, 1997|
Home video releases
- → Main article: Aaahh!!! Real Monsters videography
Sony Wonder released two VHS tapes of the show, Meet the Monsters and Monsters' Night Out, in August 1995. The two tapes each contained three regular-length episodes (or in the case of the latter tape, one half-hour episode and one regular-length episode). These two tapes were re-released after the license moved to Paramount Home Video, with two extra episodes added on each of them. The show did not receive any more VHS releases in the US, but at least four more tapes were released in the United Kingdom.
The first season was released as a manufacture-on-demand DVD set exclusively sold on Amazon.com on August 10, 2010, with the later three seasons following on December 1st of the same year. Just a few months later, however, the video license for Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, among other Nicktoons, was given to Shout! Factory, who re-released the four season sets from October 2011 to June 2014 (though the final season was included early in a "Complete Series" set in October 2013).
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