Grab those water wings because SpongeBob SquarePants is getting a brand new show on Nickelodeon. That giggling sponge has become one of the most iconic cartoon characters of all time, and while SpongeBob SquarePants is coming to an end, our time in Bikini Bottom is far from over.
First hitting screens in 1999, SpongeBob has slowly taken over the seven seas. With its catchy theme song and memorable cast of kooky sea creatures, SpongeBob SquarePants has branched out into movies, comic books, and even theme parks.
According to Deadline, the network has ordered a 13-part prequel series called Kamp Koral. Focussing on a 10-year-old SpongeBob as he heads to summer camp, it’s sure to include the show’s signature brand of out-there humour.
The description sounds like Kamp Koral will be classic SB at his best: “In the series, SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.”
While it sounds like great news, fans are sure to be divided by the show’s format. The site reports that Kamp Koral will be a CG-animated adventure as opposed to the main shows traditional cartoon look. That being said, we should also remember we’ve seen various CG segments of SpongeBob and they haven’t all been that bad.
Kamp Koral will start production in June and is the first time a SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off has even been commissioned. Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s EVP Animation Production and Development said:
“SpongeBob has an incredible universe to expand upon and the greenlight for Kamp Koral is a testament to the strength and longevity of these characters known and loved by generations of fans around the world.”
Considering A-list stars like Adam West, Victoria Beckham, Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, and even Robin Williams have all loaned their vocals to the underwater adventure, who knows what other big names could pop up in Kamp Koral?
Back in 2017, the yellow fever of SpongeBob had earned Nickelodeon over $13 billion in revenue. Chances are, SpongeBob is probably living in a solid gold pineapple by now!
There’s no news on when we’ll get to see Kamp Koral, but let’s also remember that The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge will become the franchise’s third feature film in 2020.
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