Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SpongeBob SquarePants And Plankton Narrate New Nature Film For BBC Earth

Nickelodeon and BBC Earth have teamed up for a special original nature short starring the one and only SpongeBob SquarePants!

The world famous sponge and Plankton narrate the clip, which focuses on the most important animal in the world - Plankton!

Aptly titled "A Thank You Would Be Nice", the original short features Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants and his arch nemesis Sheldon J Plankton celebrating the incredible contribution that plankton make to our planet.

In "A Thank You Would Be Nice", Sheldon J. Plankton makes the case for his kind as the world's 'most important lifeform'. Plankton are responsible for 50% of earth's oxygen; are an essential part of the food chain; and crude oil is formed from ancient plankton. In Sheldon J Plankton's words: "Do we feel important to you now? The food you eat, the air you breathe... Come on, people!"

The 2.30' film went live on Monday 8th June 2015 to mark World Ocean's Day and is being broadcast across BBC Earth's global channels and has been posted on BBC Earth's social platforms using the hashtag #AThankYouWouldBeNice.

Jo Sermon, Director of BBC Earth said: "SpongeBob SquarePants and Sheldon J Plankton are instantly recognisable characters allowing us to share the story of one of Earth's most vital creatures in a way that will immediately connect with viewers. This is a fantastic way to share this story with millions of fans worldwide."

Watch Nickelodeon and BBC Earth's "A Thank You Would Be Nice" nature film in the online streaming video clip below!:

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" landed at number one at box office's around the world earlier this year.

BBC Earth is BBC Worldwide's premium factual brand behind global blockbusters such as "Planet Earth"; "Walking with Dinosaurs"; "Life Story" and "Blue Planet". From the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of the universe BBC Earth seeks to inspire global audiences with incredible stories. The newly launched BBC Earth feature site on was the 2015 People’s Voice Webby Award winner for Best Science Website and this year the brand launched its first linear channels in Poland; The Nordics; Turkey and Romania with further international roll outs of the channel planned this year.

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Additional source: Digital Spy, The Guardian.
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