BURBANK, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – In an approach that highlights the power and success of Nickelodeon franchises, the network is expanding its Sponge Bob SquarePants universe with 52 episodes across the three series of the property. Nickelodeon has given the green light for additional episodes of The Patrick Star show and season 13 of the original Sponge Bob SquarePants series and also, Paramount + has renewed Kamp Koral: SpongeBob SquarePants for a second season and added additional episodes to the first season. Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, The Patrick Star Show and Sponge Bob SquarePants, which are all currently in production at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, meet the people of Bikini Bottom as they continue to embark on all-new adventures.
According to Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation, âSpongeBob is the centerpiece of our franchise strategy to expand our character worlds and further expand our global reach. It’s a winning property across platforms as the richness of the characters and the comedy inherent in the storytelling continue to appeal to so many fans across the globe.
Each of the three series in the SpongeBob SquarePants universe continues to attract significant audiences. The Patrick Star show ranks # 1 for animated TV shows with kids ages 6-11 to date. The original Sponge Bob SquarePants the series remains the best children’s animated show on television, with the Sponge Bob SquarePants library on Paramount + also reigning as one of the service’s most viewed titles. Since its debut on March 4, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob SquarePants rose to the top as one of Paramount + ‘s most popular original titles for kids.
Pickup includes the following:
- The Patrick Star show (Season 1, 13 Additional Episodes, Nickelodeon): The second spin-off of the number one animated series Sponge Bob SquarePants follows a young Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own neighborhood variety show from his television turned into bedroom.
- Sponge Bob SquarePants (Season 13, 13 Additional Episodes, Nickelodeon): Nickelodeon’s longest-running animated series continues the nautical adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants and his Bikini Bottom friends Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Plankton and Squidward, who will explore a variety of situations.
- Kamp Koral: SpongeBob SquarePants (Season 1, 13 additional episodes, Season 2, 13 episodes, Paramount +): in the very first Sponge Bob SquarePants spin-off, the CG-animated prequel follows SpongeBob, 10, and his friends as they spend their summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Yuckymuck Lake in the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.
Kamp Koral: SpongeBob SquarePants features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) reprising their iconic roles. Carlos Alazraqui (The Casagrandes) and Kate Higgins (Blaze and the Monster Machines) join as new characters Nobby and Narlene, Narwhal siblings who live in the woods surrounding the camp.
The Patrick Star show brings Fagerbakke together as a young adult Patrick Star alongside the cast: Tom Wilson (Cecil Star), Cree Summer (Bunny Star), Jill Talley (Squidina Star); and Dana Snyder (GrandPat). Other cast members include Kenny, Bumpass, Lawrence, Brown, and Mr. Lawrence, all of whom continue to perform in their famous roles.
Sponge Bob SquarePants Members of the vocal cast include Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton).
Marc Ceccarelli, Vincent Waller and Jennie Monica are co-executive producers of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Patrick Star Show and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob SquarePants. All series were developed for television by Claudia Spinelli, senior vice president of animation development, Nickelodeon, with production overseen by Kelley Gardner, vice president, current series, animation, Nickelodeon.
The green light comes right after the launch The Patrick Star show (July 9, 2021). With the original Paramount +, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, these series are part of Nickelodeon’s strategy to be home to the greatest franchises that kids and families love, and it is expanding its growing portfolio of influential properties that already includes Sponge Bob SquarePants, Paw Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues & you!, the brand new cartoon Star Trek: Prodigy serial for Paramount +, The Smurfs partnership and Transformers co-production.
Since its launch on July 17, 1999, Sponge Bob SquarePants has reigned supreme as the number one animated series on television for the past 18 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture slogans and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony AwardÂ®-An award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. Sponge Bob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in the history of ViacomCBS Networks International, seen in over 170 countries and territories, translated into over 30 languages ââand averaging over 100 million total viewers each month. Sponge Bob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and at times absurd adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants, an upbeat and serious incurable sea sponge, and his underwater friends.
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