Nickelodeon Greenlights Kamp Koral, Original Animated Spinoff of Hit Series SpongeBob SquarePants

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon today announced it has greenlit Kamp Koral (working
title), an original spinoff series of its iconic hit, SpongeBob
. The CG-animated series (13 episodes) introduces
10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants during his summer at sleepaway camp.
The series is slated to begin production in June at Nickelodeon
in Burbank.

“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, EVP Animation Production and Development,

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.

Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) are
co-executive producers on the series.

Since its launch July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned
as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years,
while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture
catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony
award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob
is the most widely distributed property in Viacom
International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries
and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averaging more than
100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants is
created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank,
Calif. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and
sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimist and
earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

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Katelyn Balach

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