PHOENIX – Nickelodeon has been given a green light for production of their newest SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off, Kamp Koral.
The prequel will star the hilarious sponge as a 10-year-old going to summer camp. The 13 episode CG-animated series is set to begin production in June at Nickelodeon headquarters in Burbank, Ca.
“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,” said Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s EVP Animation Production and Development.
At Kamp Koral, SpongeBob will join his fellow campers for activities such as campfire building and jellyfish catching, which is nothing we haven’t seen him do before.
The real question is– has he always lived in a pineapple under the sea?
Kamp Koral will be produced by Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller, who also work on the original SpongeBob SquarePants series.
SpongeBob SquarePants follows a sponge who lives in Bikini Bottom as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab. He hangs out with his starfish best friend Patrick and has a knack for annoying his grumpy octopus neighbor, Squidward. It first aired on Nickelodeon in 1999 and was created by the late Stephen Hillenburg. The animator just passed away last November.