Press Release from Paramount Home Entertainment
New York, NY – SpongeBob swings into superhero mode with an all-new eight-episode DVD: SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom, including the special episode, “Back to the Past,” guest starring Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway and Batman’s Adam West and Burt Ward. A great addition to any SpongeBob collection, this DVD features animated shorts and a bonus episode of the hit Nickelodeon animated comedy series, T.U.F.F. Puppy. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom is available on DVD June 14, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
For more than a decade, the porous brainchild of creator Stephen Hillenburg has grown from a single Saturday morning kids’ show to a certified pop culture maverick. 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 10 consecutive years on Nickelodeon, and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100 million total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks. Syndicated in 171 markets in 36 languages, it’s the most widely distributed property in MTV Networks’ history. SpongeBob SquarePants has a huge online following as well, currently with more than 19 million fans on Facebook.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom Episode Synopses:
“Back to the Past”SpongeBob and Patrick travel back in time to see the young Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.
“The Bad Guy Club for Villains”SpongeBob and Patrick watch Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy fight bad guys.
“Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful”SpongeBob “helps” Squirdward clean up the city of Bikini Bottom.
“A Pal for Gary”SpongeBob brings Gary a pet that terrorizes him.
“Yours, Mine and Mine”SpongeBob and Patrick buy a toy and have to learn how to share.
“Kracked Krabs”SpongeBob goes with Mr. Krabs to the Cheapest Crab Convention.
“A Day Without Tears”Squidward bets SpongeBob that he cannot go a day without crying.
“Summer Job”Mrs. Puff has to work at the Krusty Krab during her summer break.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom Fast Facts:Street Date: June 14, 2011DVD SRP: $16.99Catalogue: 835084Running Time: 88 MinutesDVD Special Features:· Animated Shortso Time Machineo Lessons Learnedo And Krabs Saves the Day· Bonus episode of T.U.F.F. Puppy
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About Paramount Home Entertainment:Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.