Summer vacation will never be the same – Nickelodeon has just greenlit ‘Kamp Koral’ (working title), an original SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff series based on a 10-year-old SpongeBob and his hijinks at a summer sleepaway camp. Production is set to begin on the CG-animated 13-episode series this month at Nickelodeon’s Burbank studio.
Ramsey Naito, EVP Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon, commented, “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.”
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.
Created by Stephen Hillenburg, who passed away from ALS last November 26, the creative juggernaut that is SpongeBob SquarePants has been the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years since it first aired July 17, 1999. It 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.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-at-Large of Animation World Network.