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  • Sponge Bob SquarePants the timeline burst out laughing when the Zulu episode premiered on NickToons last Thursday
  • Nickelodeon Africa VP Dillon Khan shared that they have taken the step to ensure the channel is more inclusive and localized
  • Cartoon lovers and parents took to the timeline to share that they enjoyed the Zulu version of their favorite cartoon show

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Sponge Bob SquarePants trending on the timeline when isiZulu episodes premiered. sharZulu cartoon lovers explained that they enjoyed the Zulu version of their favorite show when the first episode aired on Thursday, July 14.

SpongeBob SquarePants‘ premiered Zulu episodes last Thursday. Image: @spongebob
Source: Instagram

According to reports, the decision to translate the children’s show into isiZulu is to celebrate the show’s 36th anniversary. The first episode is now live on NickToons (DStv channel 308).

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TshisaLIVE reports that Dillon Khan, Vice President of Nickelodeon Africa, shared that this is one of many steps they are taking to ensure they are inclusive and more localized.

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Peeps took Twitter to share their thoughts on the hilarious first Zulu episode of Spongebob.

@arghmanitsjoy commented:

“SpongeBob in Zulu sounds so uptight. Plankton is a real bad guy.”

@whateverkekesay wrote:

“Zulu SpongeBob is literally the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while.”

@2lani10111 added:

“Me and my daughter are watching SpongeBob SquarePants the Zulu version on Nicktoons. Akasahleki nje (she laughs out loud).”

Somizi teaches a group of children to dance

In other entertainment news, In brief News reported that Somizi Mhlongo took to his timeline to share a heartwarming video of himself teaching children how to dance. The choreographer and the adorable children lingered over the late Brenda Fassie’s classic, Ag Shame Lovey (Mi do do).

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The larger than life media personality is gearing up to launch her children’s clothing line named Sompire Kids. The kids in the clip he shared were having fun with their idol.

Taking to Instagram, SomG shared that he encourages cute boys and girls to keep dancing even when they make mistakes on stage. Peeps took the Idols SA Judge’s timeline to applaud him for involving children in the entertainment space.

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