SpongeBob and His Bikini Bottom Friends Head to Kamp Koral in All-New Show Debuting in Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia this March!

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SINGAPORE-March 22, 2022- Before the iconic pineapple home and before the Krusty Krab, there was… Kamp Koral! Follow 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends as they spend their summer holiday building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest. Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years is slated to premiere across Southeast Asia on March 28, airing weekdays at 4.30PM (WIB) and 5:30PM (MY/PH)!

In the 13-episode CG-animated prequel series, SpongeBob meets Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Plankton and Mr. Krabs, where the new friends embark on all the joys of camp, including hunting for treasure, slaplining and more. Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years is the first original spinoff of Nickelodeon’s iconic hit show SpongeBob SquarePants. 

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) reprising their iconic roles. Carlos Alazraqui (The Casagrandes) and Kate Higgins (Blaze and the Monster Machines) join as new characters Nobby and Narlene, narwhal siblings who live in the woods surrounding the camp.

In the sneak peek of the series premiere, “The Jellyfish Kid,” a young SpongeBob is determined to catch his first jellyfish and his friends do whatever they can to help him.

Marc Ceccarelli (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jennie Monica (SpongeBob SquarePants) are co-executive producers of the series. Production of Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years is overseen by Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series Animation, Nickelodeon.

Since its launch July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number-one animated series on TV for the last 18 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 SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in ViacomCBS Networks International history, seen in more than 170 countries and territories, translated in 30+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every month. SpongeBob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank. 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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3 pieces of trivia to fish out from the series

1) SpongeBob's path to becoming a fry cook

In the very first episode of the original SpongeBob SquarePants series, SpongeBob interviewed to be a fry cook at the Krusty Krab and he dazzled everyone by whipping up Krabby Patties at lightning speed. Was the lovable yellow sponge always a natural cook? What was the very first dish he cooked? 10-year-old SpongeBob reveals all in Kamp Koral.

2) Grumpy Squidward's origin story

“You find out how Squidward got to be so depressed, frustrated and underappreciated,” said the character's voice actor Rodger Bumpass in a previous interview. “They all start fairly child-like and naïve and enthusiastic. Then in Squidward’s case, he gets knocked down sequentially until he develops into that sourpuss that we know so well." Follow Squidward’s evolution as he plays counselor to SpongeBob and friends!

3) The inspiration behind Plankton's Chum Bucket

Everyone knows and loves Krabby Patties, the Krusty Krab's signature menu item, but who gave Plankton the idea to serve chum right across the street at the Chum Bucket? You'll have to watch and find out!

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