CBS Announces New Holiday Special 'It's a Spongebob Christmas'

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October 18th, 2012

via press release:

Oct. 18, 2012

CBS CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH A NEW SPECIAL FROM NICKELODEON, “IT’S A SpongeBob CHRISTMAS!,” FRIDAY, NOV. 23

John Goodman Provides The Voice of Santa Claus

CBS will present a new stop-motion animated special, IT’S A SpongeBob CHRISTMAS!, based on the hit Nickelodeon animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” on Friday, Nov. 23 (9:30 – 10:00 PM, ET/PT). John Goodman lends his voice to Santa Claus in this special.

 

As the first stop-animation feature for “SpongeBob SquarePants,” IT’S A SpongeBob CHRISTMAS! is inspired by the popular song, “Don’t be a Jerk, It’s Christmas,” by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) and Andy Paley. In this new special, Mr. Krabs’ nemesis, Plankton, vows to get his Christmas wish – obtaining the Krusty Krab’s secret Krabby Patty formula – by turning everyone bad in Bikini Bottom with the help of his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake.

 

“SpongeBob SquarePants” chronicles the nautical and sometimes non-sensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic and earnest sea sponge who lives in a two-story pineapple in the sub-surface city of Bikini Bottom.

 

Since its launch in July 1999, “SpongeBob SquarePants” has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the number-one animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 12 consecutive years on Nickelodeon. Over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100 million total viewers across all Nickelodeon networks.

 

IT’S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! was created and executive produced by Stephen Hillenburg and executive produced by Paul Tibbitt, with stop-motion animation directed by Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh and produced by Chris Finnegan of Screen Novelties.

 
  • Red

    SpongeBob on CBS?
    This actually looks pretty awesome.

  • Ryan

    There’s only one way to respond to this kind of news:

  • RJ

    Stop motion? Why?

  • Patrick
  • Ryan

    @RJ: What do you mean “why?” Haven’t you ever watch those classic Rankin Bass produced Christmas specials?

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE SPONGEBOB!!!!!!!STOP MOTION IS AWESOOOOOME.

  • Chris

    So apparently there is still some correlation between CBS Corporation and Viacom? Remember Viacom (owner of Nickelodeon) was spun from CBS in January 2006. As such, the two are now treated as separate media conglomerates. However, both have a common chairman/CEO (Sumner Redstone) and shareholder (National Amusements, Inc.) so there is still a little correlation between the two (for example, CBS owns the Star Trek franchise, but its feature film and worldwide distribution rights are with Paramount/Viacom).

  • THE OLD MAN

    Will be spungin’ up vodka while watchin’

    Stop motion rocks

  • richard

    spongebob has been terrible since season 4 started in 2005. its been bad longer than its been good.

  • richard

    * it has been bad longer than it was good

  • Derrick

    You watch Spongebob ?

    moving on, I would rather see a Rugrats Christmas special.

  • richard

    no, ihavent watched spongebob in years. i do not like nickelodeon. the only goos show to eer come out of nickelodeon is spongebob in its first 3 seasons, and even that was very uneven

  • iggy

    9:30, and not 8pm?!

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