AN award-winning American cartoon skyrocketed the global Netflix charts with a film set in Scotland starring David Tennant and Michelle Gomez.
Nickelodeon’s The Loud House was created by Chris Savino and premiered in 2016, and has spanned five seasons since.
It stars Lincoln Loud (Asher Bishop) who is the only boy in a family of eleven children residing in the imaginary town of Royal Woods in Michigan.
The Loud family includes his sisters Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn Jr, Lucy, Lana, Lola, Lisa and Lily.
David Tennant lends his voice acting skills to the film
It was the top-rated children’s animated series on American television in its first month, and received the GLAAD Media Awards for supporting characters Howard and Harold McBride, who are an interracial gay married couple.
The family’s latest adventure can be seen in The Loud House Movie, released on Netflix on August 20.
Promoting the film, the streamer said, “Along with his parents and 10 sisters, Lincoln Loud heads to Scotland and learns that royalty is part of the family on this worldwide musical journey!”
The Loud House Movie is currently the second most-watched movie of the week on streaming giant Netflix, behind Jason Momoa’s Sweet Girl and ahead of The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf, which is an animated prequel to the series starring Henry Cavill and Scottish actors including Graham McTavish.
It also ranks second in the UK, ahead of Memories Of A Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes.
Michelle Gomez is also a star of the film
The Loud family’s travels in Scotland see them encounter such characters as the Gardener Angus, voiced by David Tennant, and the Guardian of Castle Morag, voiced by Michelle Gomez.
It was written by Chris Savino, Kevin Sulivan and Chris Viscardi, and was directed by Dave Needham.
The film sees Lisa from the Loud family discovering that Lynn Sr’s side is from Scotland.
Children are, naturally, in love with this fact, and Rita – Lynn Sr’s wife – agrees it’s time to vacation in our beautiful nation.
They end up traveling to a Scottish town they discover named Loch Loud after their own family.
It is then that they meet Angus and Morag who reveal that the local castle is in fact their ancestral home, and many hijackings ensue.
Director Needham had asked the film’s writers why Scotland was chosen specifically, previously stating that the family was from Europe.
They responded that they needed a place with a castle – and Needham, who grew up in Wales, immediately supported the choice, given he has a sister who lives here.