A Young Spongebob Prequel Is In The Works. No Honestly It Is…

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, TV
Published 05.06.19
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Our prayers have been answered as it has recently been confirmed that Spongebob is getting a prequel series.

I genuinely had to check the date when I saw this story and since I’m pretty sure the 5th of June isn’t some kind of hipster April Fools Day, I’m going to have to take this as gospel.

Honestly, a Spongebob series that focuses on the already very immature sea sponge will show him as a 10-year-old, in some kind of Summer camp.

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Deadline report that 13 episodes of the new series have been ordered by Nickelodeon, with Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s Animation Production and Development EVP, saying:

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.”

That’s right – it’s called Kamp Koral, which sounds eerily similar to what Pearl says instead of “cool” before Mr Krabs ruins it for her.

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Actually on that note, maybe we can finally get an explanation as to how that crab-whale father-daughter relationship came to be. Is it as simple as adoption? That would be a bit of an anticlimax but then I suppose it would be untoward of Nickelodeon to show a crab shagging a whale for Pearl to be born.

One thing that could be make or break for this show though is that it will be made with CG animation, rather than the standard 2D that we all know and love. Very odd.

It’s a style that’s been used for Spongebob before, such as the film where he becomes a superhero, but it does seem inherently pointless in a very big way. People like him as a cartoon.

I suppose we should reserve judgement until it comes out.

We’ll keep you updated. Until then.

Images via Nickelodeon

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