Tuesday, March 09, 2021

How 'Kamp Koral' Keeps Sandy's Original Story of How She Meets SpongeBob

Ever since the synopsis for the SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years was revealed, one of the things that has puzzled fans is about the introduction of Sandy Cheeks.

In SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob firsts meets Sandy Cheeks in the episode "Tea at the Treedome", when Sandy fights a giant clam. However, the diving suit-wearing squirrel from Texas who lives in a treedome in Bikini Bottom is also featured in Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, where she also meets SpongeBob for the first time, contradicting the events in "Tea at the Treedome". Although it might seem that Kamp Koral recons Sandy's backstory, the series explains how both introductions are possible.

A prequel to SpongeBob SquarePantsKamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years follows 10-year-old SpongeBob during his summer at sleepaway camp, with stars Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), all of whom reprise their iconic roles in this new series. Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko's Modern Life, The Casagrandes) and Kate Higgins (Blaze and the Monster Machines) join as new characters Nobby and Narlene, narwhal siblings who live in the woods surrounding the camp.

In the second segment of Kamp Koral episode 4, "Kitchen Sponge", SpongeBob helps Plankton, who, in Kamp Koral, runs the Krusty Kanteen are the camp, leading to the development of a very familiar sandwich. In the episode, SpongeBob writes down the secret recipe of what would become the famous Krabby Patty - which sparks Plankton's interest in stealing it, causing him to accidentally burn it. It's then at the end of the episode that it's revealed how Sandy could both meet SpongeBob at camp again when she's a bit older!

At the end of "Kitchen Sponge", Sandy sneaks off and uses a mysterious acorn-powered invention - which reveals that present day Sandy (in SpongeBob SquarePants) actually contacted her younger self in the past to direct young Sandy to stop Plankton from stealing the secret formula, which would of altered the timeline of the present day series!

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years is available to stream on Paramount+ today!

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'Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years' Theme Song | Paramount Plus | Nickelodeon

Check out the official theme song of Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years!

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years is the first-ever SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff. The CG-animated prequel series follows 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals during summer sleepaway camp where they spend their time building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years is available to stream now on Paramount+!

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) reprising their iconic roles. Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko's Modern Life, The Casagrandes) and Kate Higgins (Blaze and the Monster Machines) join as new characters Nobby and Narlene, narwhal siblings who live in the woods surrounding the camp.

Marc Ceccarelli (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jennie Monica (SpongeBob SquarePants) are co-executive producers of the series. Production of Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years is overseen by Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series Animation, Nickelodeon. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif.

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Filming Commences on TeenNick Israel's 'Rising' Season 2

TeenNick Israel (יִשְׂרָאֵל) has announced the exciting news that filming has commenced on the second season of the channel's hit live-action adventure series, Rising!

Photo credit: Avia Farchi

Set in 1946, two years before the state of Israel was founded, Rising follows brother and sister Emile and Elinore, illegal immigrants in Israel. They join a group of teens training in a secret base and recruitment center to act as Strike Forces against the British mandate. The fictional characters and events are juxtaposed against actual historical occurrences and real-life legends.

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Rising, aimed at tweens and teens, is locally titled פלמ״ח/Palmach and is created by Eden Gurion and Yehonatan Bar Ilan. The series is produced by Nutz Productions, and will air on TeenNick Israel, the Nickelodeon-branded tweens-and-teens channel that launched in 2017, via the Hot Cable Network and Yes Satellite network.

Originally published: Tuesday, March 09, 2021.

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ViacomCBS Int'l Ramps Up Studios Presence in Asia Through Deal with Korean Format Agency, Something Special


Exclusive First-Look Deal Announced for Ten Unscripted Formats from Top Korean Producers

Shows to be produced through VIS in Asia

March 9, 2021 – ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS), a division of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), is ramping up output in the Asian region through a partnership with Seoul-based format production studio Something Special, launched by South Korean veteran formats producer Jin Woo Hwang.

VIS will have exclusive first-look rights to globally represent and co-develop up to ten of Something Special’s top unscripted and factual entertainment formats, which will cut across genres including music competition, food and cuisine, game shows and reality, appealing to all demographics. The deal will draw from Something Special’s stable of talent featuring some of South Korea’s top unscripted format creatives, including the writers of hits such as Korea’s Got Talent, 1vs100 Korea, Society Game, The Code, I Can See Your Voice, The Voice Korea, Running Man, and Crime Scene. The investment in Korean talent underscores ViacomCBS’ interest in expanding its business in the market.

This partnership and foray into unscripted will enable ViacomCBS to diversify and strengthen its global footprint and content slate, as its global studio, VIS, continues to lead in the development and production of content for the ViacomCBS ecosystem, in addition to third party buyers and partners. The investment in Korean talent underscores the company’s interest in expanding its business in the market. VIS will be seeking partners in Asia from within ViacomCBS’s networks and third-party platforms from the region and beyond to co-produce the selected formats.

Jin Woo Hwang

JC Acosta, President of ViacomCBS International Studios and Networks Americas, said:  “The partnership with Something Special is testament to our commitment to strengthening our global footprint in Asia, which we began last year with collaboration between VIS KIDS, Nickelodeon International and iQIYI for the global animated series Deer Squad. As a first step towards the creation of a production hub in the market, Korea provides an outstanding business environment, and some of the best creative talent in the world, which perfectly positions us to capitalize on the growing demand for premium international content.”

“We are thrilled and honoured to collaborate with ViacomCBS International Studios for this first look deal for up to ten formats, accelerating our global expansion. With some of our freshest formats, from the finest Korean creative minds, we strongly believe this partnership will provide new hits for an international audience. Something Special continues our mission to bring the best of Asian creativity and content to the world,” said Hwang, who is Founder & President/Executive Producer, Something Special.

The ViacomCBS portfolio in Asia comprises iconic brands such as Nickelodeon, MTV, and Paramount Network, amongst others, offering content across a wide range of genres from kids and family to music and reality to comedy and entertainment.

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About ViacomCBS Networks International

ViacomCBS Networks International, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC), is comprised of many of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Channel 5, Telefe, Network 10, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network, as well as streaming services Paramount+ and PlutoTV, and ViacomCBS International Studios, among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS Networks International provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries.

About ViacomCBS International Studios

Introduced in 2018, ViacomCBS International Studios is a division of ViacomCBS Networks International that includes production of content for ViacomCBS brands and platforms, including Paramount+, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, Channel 5, Network 10, VIS, Telefe, Ananey and Porta Dos Fundos and for third parties, as well as sales and distribution of original productions, co-productions, formats sold for local adaptations and ready-made content. In 2020, VIS KIDS launched to further the expansion of the studio's global kids content pipeline. The content that ViacomCBS International Studios produces covers all genres, from pre-school to young adult and live action and animation, as well as soap operas, dramas, short and long-form comedy formats and feature film productions.  

About Something Special

Launched in late 2019, Something Special is Korea’s first-ever TV format agency focused on creative talent, specializing in content development, production and distribution for the global market. Something Special was established by two top Korean format experts (Mr.) Jin Woo Hwang (former format head of CJ E&M, and producer of many Formats such as Better Late Than Never aka Grandpas Over Flowers – had 2 seasons on NBC in the U.S., I can see your Voice – had renewed its second season on FOX in the U.S), and FRAPA General Board Member; and business partner (Ms.) InSoon Kim (former MD of FormatEast/subsidiary of SBS and head of formats at SBS). Something Special is both a production company and the first ever Korean producers’ agency, representing top independent format producers.


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