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All 3 ‘SpongeBob’ Series Converge in ‘The Tidal Zone’ Crossover Special

‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years,’ and ‘The Patrick Star Show’ collide in the first-ever SpongeBob multidimensional adventure that follows GrandPat as he makes his way through each dimension; revealed at Comic-Con 2022 with first-look videos, the 1-hour show premieres on Nickelodeon this fall.

Nickelodeon is launching The Tidal Zone, a one-hour multidimensional adventure special bringing together all three animated series within the SpongeBob Universe - SpongeBob SquarePants, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, and The Patrick Star Show - in the franchise’s first crossover. The show follows GrandPat (The Patrick Star Show) as he makes his way through each dimension. The animated special premieres this November on Nickelodeon.

A panel featuring SpongeBob voice talent Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Jill Talley (Karen, Squidina), Kate Higgins (Narlene), and executive producers Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller revealed the upcoming special - with first-look clips of multiple dimensions - to an excited audience of SpongeBob fans. Patrick Gomez (editor-in-chief, Entertainment Weekly) moderated.

Nickelodeon describes The Tidal Zone as a journey into an hour of television where two dimensions can become three, and French divers can wear black ties. Observe a tale of both comedy and caution, of satire and stupidity. Minds may switch, bodies may shrink, and robots may rise in… “The Tidal Zone.”

The announcement follows news of the recent Season 14 renewal of SpongeBob SquarePants (26 episodes), which will continue to follow incurable optimist SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, and Squidward, along with all the denizens of Bikini Bottom. The under the sea universe continues to expand with more new episodes of Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years coming to Paramount+ on September 30 and The Patrick Star Show continuing to roll out on Nickelodeon, along with three character-driven movies launching exclusively on Paramount+, and a fourth theatrical release from Nickelodeon Animation currently in development.

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most-watched animated series, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases, memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical, and a global fan base since its 1999 launch. It is seen in more than 170 countries, translated into 29+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. The series was created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, California. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

Check out a first-look clip featuring the Tidal Zone Dimension of SpongeBob SquarePants!

Check out a first-look clip featuring the Tidal Zone Dimension of The Patrick Star Show!

Source: Nickelodeon

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.