MONSTERS IN TRAINING
Nickelodeon proudly presents the first sericel from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters; a custom silk-screened cel part of an edition of 1,000.
- Nicktoons Smash Hit Aaahh!!! Real Monsters!!! Limited Edition Sericel (serigraph celluloid)
- Featuring Ickis, Krumm & Oblina
- Imprinted with the gold Nickelodeon Seal of Authenticity
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity issued by Nickelodeon Studios
- Edition of 1000
- The cel is unframed and unmatted (13" x 16")
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters is an American animated television series about adolescent monsters in training, developed by Klasky Csupo for Nickelodeon. The show ran from October 30, 1994 to December 7, 1997 on Nickelodeon's main United States cable channel. The series is currently being released on DVD.
The episodes follow the adventures of Ickis, Oblina and Krumm, three young monsters attending a monster school whose headmaster is The Gromble. Ickis (voiced by Charlie Adler) is a small red monster who, due to his large ears, is often confused with a rabbit. He is the son of Slickis, who was the academy's most renowned student and The Gromble's favorite. Oblina (voiced by Christine Cananaugh) comes from a wealthy monster family, and is considered by The Gromble to be his best student. She is shaped like a black-and-white, upside-down candy cane, resembling a banded sea krait. One of her favorite methods of scaring humans is reaching within herself and pulling out her internal organs, and she has considerable talent for shape shifting into various terrifying forms. She also has a talent for inducing nightmares in humans, by sticking her finger in their ear and tickling their brains while they sleep. The third monster is named Krumm (voiced by David Eccles). Like the rest of his family, his eyeballs are not attached to his body, and are usually seen carried in his hands; if he requires the use of both hands, he can carry them in his mouth. His most valuable tool in scaring is his overwhelming armpit stench as well as using his eyeballs.
The Gromble (or more simply just Gromble) (voiced by Gregg Berger) is a tall, green-blue monster with two tufts of hair, a beard and a tail. He wears a belt around his waist and a red pump on each of his four feet. Along with Ickis, he is one of the few monsters who can hear the Pool of Elders — the source of monster existence that is made of the very substance of fears. His assistant, Zimbo (voiced by Tim Curry), is a monster who resembles a bee with one mammalian leg and a humanoid face with green hair.
The show is set in New York City, demonstrated throughout the series by the presences of the Empire State Building and "IND Subway". The dump the monsters inhabit is implied to be Fresh Kills Landfill, but never explicitly named in the series.
The monsters frequently face Simon the Monster Hunter (voiced by Jim Belushi), a human who is determined to prove that monsters exist. He wears a thick-collared jacket and glasses.