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Aaahhh! Real Zombies

Aaahhh Real Zombies

“Aaahhh Real Zombies” mixed media illustration, 2015. Prints available here!

Aaahhh Real Zombies

is an American animated television series about adolescent monsters in training, developed by Klasky Csupo for Nickelodeon. The show ran from October 29, 1994 to December 6, 1997 on Nickelodeon’s main United States cable channel.

Three Young Monsters – Aaahh!!! Real Zombies

The show focuses on three young monsters — Ickis, Oblina and Krumm — who attend a school for monsters under a city dump and learn to frighten humans. Many of the episodes revolve around them making it to the surface in order to perform “scares” as class assignments.

The episodes follow the adventures of Ickis, Oblina and Krumm, three young monsters attending a monster school whose headmaster is The Gromble.

The show is set in New York City, demonstrated throughout the series by the presences of the Empire State Building and an Independent Subway System. The dump the monsters inhabit is implied to be Fresh Kills Landfill, but never explicitly named in the series. The monster community includes a working economic system using toe nails as currency.

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