Nickelodeon has released a first look image of its SpongeBob SquarePants prequel series, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, which is currently slated to make its debut on Paramount+ in 2021 before airing on Nickelodeon later in the year.
The colourful new image provides an early glimpse at 10-year-old SpongeBob, his best buddy Patrick, and gal pal Sandy, together with younger versions of Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Plankton, embarking on all of the joys of summer camp.
Take a closer look at the craziest camp in the kelp forest below:
Nickelodeon greenlit the project and ordered 13 episodes of the CG-animated series back in 2019. The prequel series is set to follow SpongeBob and his friends on their adventures at Kamp Koral, a sleepaway camp that offers a variety of activities, including catching wild jellyfish, building underwater campfires, hunting for treasure, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck.
“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,” Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President of Animation Production and Development at Nickelodeon, said at the time of the announcement.
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SpongeBob veteran Tom Kenny has returned to voice the main character in Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, alongside Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), who are all reprising their iconic roles. They are joined by Carlos Alazraqui and Kate Higgins as new characters Nobby and Narlene, narwhal siblings who live in the woods surrounding the camp.
Marc Ceccarelli, Vincent Waller, and Jennie Monica are on board to co-executive produce the upcoming spin-off series, which will be overseen by Kelley Gardner, Vice President of Current Series Animation at Nickelodeon.
While you wait for this new series, be sure to check out IGN’s list of favourite SpongeBob SquarePants episodes over the past 20 years.