Fans of Nickelodeon’s long-running cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants is getting a new spinoff. The production company has ordered episodes for the show’s prequel Kamp Koral.
In the prequel series, we’ll take a look at SpongeBob’s childhood while he spends summer in a sleepaway camp. Kamp Koral will feature a younger version of the beloved character at 10 years old. We can expect to see SpongeBob and his friends singing around campfires, jellyfishing, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck.
Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller from the original show is attached as the prequel’s co-executive producers.
Aside from the storyline, there’s another major difference from the flagship show. It won’t be a 2-dimensional cartoon. The new generation of Spongebob fans should expect a computer-generated animation of the show.
If that’s hard to imagine, think back to when SpongeBob and the gang got the 3-D treatment in 2015’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. The movie was a success with its CG-animated scenes, so hopefully, the prequel will follow suit.
The upcoming Kamp Koral series is only one of the spinoffs that Nickelodeon has under its sleeves. The SpongeBob universe will potentially include standalone shows for secondary characters like Sandy Cheeks and Plankton. Or better yet, we might even get to see Patrick Star literally star in his own series.
The original SpongeBob SquarePants series is a brainchild of later marine biology teacher and animator, Stephen Hillenburg. The cartoon premiered back in July 1999 on kid’s network Nickelodeon. It has since gone on to become the network’s most successful show garnering massive popularity while cementing itself in pop culture.
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