We all know SpongeBob, SpongeBob SquarePants and SpongeBob’s friends, but the animated series is a lot more than that.
As part of Cartoon SpongeBob’s 10th anniversary celebration, Cartoon SpongeBandits creators Nick and Kim have been hard at work on a new series, The SpongeBob SpongeBandit Chronicles, which will air on Cartoon Sponge Bandits’ streaming service Cartoon SpongeTV in 2017.
The SpongeBob video game series is set in the world of SpongeBob and SpongeBobby, two of the cartoon characters from the Nickelodeon SpongeBob Channel, and will have a major focus on SpongeBob himself, as well as his friends, the spongebobs.
“I’m excited about this,” Nick said in a recent interview with Cartoon SpongeBoy.
“We want to tell a different story.
We want SpongeBob to be an ambassador for the show.
We’ve already been talking about how we want to do this.”
The SpongeBobs are a popular part of the show, but they’ve been missing from the cartoons since season two.
The Nickelodeons cartoon SpongeBob Adventures features SpongeBob as a boy with a pet cat named SpongeBobie, but has never been able to capture the imagination of an audience, even with the addition of an animated episode called SpongeBobs Super Friends.
“That was a big thing for us,” Nick explained.
“It was kind of a huge disappointment, because we really had a lot of fans.
We wanted to have the audience really excited about what we were doing with SpongeBob.
So it was a huge surprise.”
Nick and SpongeBoy have already begun the process of bringing the SpongeBots back to life, and the cartoon team is planning on releasing the first episode in the new series in January.
“The Spongebobs were an important part of SpongeBoom,” Nick continued.
“But they were a cartoon character in a way that we haven’t had to do that since.
We can do that with SpongeBoys.”
The new series will also include new voices, including the voice of Sponge Bob’s voice actor, Ben Schwartz, and new voice actors from SpongeBob comics.
“There are going to be new voices for SpongeBob in the series, and I can’t wait for people to hear them,” Nick added.
“Ben and I are really excited to work on this.
Ben has been a huge part of our lives for the last 10 years.
We’re going to give him a great voice.”
The first episode of The SpongeBubble Chronicles will air sometime in the second quarter of 2017.
If you want to watch SpongeBob at his most goofy, you can watch The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water on Netflix.
The Sponge Bandit Chronicles will be available to stream on CartoonSpongeBandits on January 9, 2017.
“We’ve got a lot going on this year, but we’ve got some very big things on our plate,” Nick concluded.
“Cartoon SpongeBanders is the largest animated channel in the country, and it’s very important to us that we make sure it stays on top of things.
We really need to make sure that Cartoon SpongeSpongeBob has the best experience we can make it for everyone.”
Check out the SpongeBob Video Game series on Cartoon SpongerBandits, available now: