Saturday, July 22, 2017

SDCC 'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom' Sneak Peek | Halloween Special | Nickelodeon

COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE! First look at Nickelodeon's brand-new, stop-motion special, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom!:

Check out an exclusive sneak peek of the SpongeBob SquarePants Halloween Special SpongeBob: Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom showcased at San Diego Comic Con! Catch more SpongeBob on Nick!

Nickelodeon will take viewers on a spooky Halloween adventure throughout Bikini Bottom with the brand-new, stop-motion special, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom. In the visual style of classic stop-motion animation TV specials, The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle Murray) who wants to make sure everyone in town is scared, especially SpongeBob, who thinks scary things are funny. The special will premiere in October 2017 on Nickelodeon.

Bikini Bottom is decked out for Halloween and features Sandy’s treedome as a mad scientist’s lab, including a giant remotely operated Acorn Monster; Mr. Krabs’ restaurant as “The Horrors of the Chum Bucket,” displaying scenes of Plankton torturing food; and Plankton’s restaurant as “The Horrors of the Krusty Krab,” telling the story of Mr. Krabs turning customers into Krabby Patties and more.

(L-R) SpongeBob and Patrick in Nickelodeon's Halloween Stop-Motion Special, "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom."

The characters don Halloween costumes, with SpongeBob as a flower, Patrick as a knight, Sandy as a mad scientist, Mr. Krabs as a dollar bill, Plankton as a devil, Squidward as himself, and Karen as a cat. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom features an original song, "The Scare Song," written by Mr. Lawrence, music by Eban Schletter and performed by the Flying Dutchman’s crew of pirate ghosts.

The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom is being produced at Screen Novelties, a Los Angeles-based stop-motion animation production company, where miniature puppets and sets bring Bikini Bottom to life in three dimensions. The production features 27 unique sets, across five stages, where 15 boxes of breakfast cereal were used to create texture on Bikini Bottom's coral reefs; eight pounds of glitter were used to decorate SpongeBob’s Halloween pineapple house; hundreds of popsicle sticks created the planks of the rollercoaster track that Patrick and SpongeBob ride; and “black lights” were used to create a fluorescent glow across the puppets and sets.

Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller are the supervising producers on SpongeBob SquarePants. The special was written by Mr. Lawrence, with Brian Morante serving as the storyboard director. The special is being directed by Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh, and produced by Chris Finnegan of Screen Novelties.

This is the second time Nickelodeon has partnered with Screen Novelties on a SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion episode. SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! debuted December 2012 and featured Plankton turning everybody in Bikini Bottom from nice to naughty.

SpongeBob SquarePants is voiced by Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants, an incurably optimistic sea sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea; Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star, SpongeBob's silly best friend; Roger Bumpass as Squidward, an aloof cashier of The Krusty Krab and SpongeBob’s neighbor; Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob's boss and greedy owner of The Krusty Krab; Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks, Bikini Bottom's only resident rodent aquanaut and scientist; and Mr. Lawrence as Plankton, owner of the Chum Bucket and chief rival of Mr. Krabs.

SpongeBob SquarePants is executive produced by creator Stephen Hillenburg, who previously worked as a writer, director and creative director on Nickelodeon’s animated series Rocko’s Modern Life. Hillenburg graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a master’s degree in experimental animation and studied marine biology and art as an undergraduate. Hillenburg created and executive produced his first feature film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, which debuted Nov. 19, 2004 and his second theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, hit theaters Feb. 6, 2015. The series is produced at Nickelodeon in Burbank.

Also, from Nerdist:


The beaches of San Diego are beautiful, but the best place to be in the city today was under the sea at Comic-Con, in the 3D world of Bikini Bottom. That’s because Nickelodeon shared the first footage for their newest stop-motion SpongeBob Squarepants movie, their upcoming Halloween movie The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom.

In this first clip for the not-so-spooky special, we see our favorite underwater denizen clad in a daisy costume and dragging around a passed out Patrick, who is dressed like a knight. That’s when he runs into none other than the Flying Dutchman, who is not okay with SpongeBob’s lack of Halloween fear.

Nick says that to bring the world of SpongeBob and Bikini Bottom to life in 3D involved 27 unique sets on five stages, 15 boxes of breakfast cereal for Bikini Bottom’s coral reefs, eight pounds of glitter for SpongeBob’s Halloween pineapple house, hundreds of popsicle sticks for the planks of the rollercoaster Patrick and SpongeBob will ride, and black lights for the movie’s “glow.”

No word on if catering only supplied Krabby Patties, but we’ll just assume they did.

In addition to the clip, they also released a photo from the special that shows us what the rest of our favorite characters look like in stop-motion animation.

Sorry Flying Dutchman, we aren’t scared either, but we are already ready for Halloween now.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom comes to Nickelodeon this October.

What did you think of this trailer? Which character are you most excited to see in 3D? Swim into our comments section below and let us know.


Also, from Looper:

Stop-motion SpongeBob Halloween special gets a trailer

The legend of Boo-Kini Bottom will be unveiled in Spongebob SquarePant's upcoming stop-motion Halloween special. The first trailer for the spooky special was released at San Diego Comic-Con, showing SpongeBob and all of his friends getting into the holiday spirit.

The trailer begins with Spongebob, clad in a Daisy costume, wheeling Patrick, dressed as a very sleepy knight, out onto the streets of Bikini Bottom. "Who would have thought I would be laughing myself silly tonight?" SpongeBob says, as stop-motion "ha's" pop out of his mouth.

SpongeBob's mood is quickly interrupted by the appearance of the Flying Dutchman, who asks how he dares to laugh on Halloween. "I guess so," SpongeBob replies, laughing again. "What's the matter with you?" the Dutchman asks. "Aren't you afraid of scary things?"

SpongeBob says that he was afraid, until he realized that scary things are actually funny things. This irks the Flying Dutchman, who tries to spook the sponge, to no avail. "I don't get it, how could anyone confuse scary with funny?" he asks. He quickly begins to see how when he looks over at the Chum Bucket, which is decorated with cutesy Halloween goodies like a skeleton saying "Bone Appetit."

"Why sorry kid," the Flying Dutchman says. "I had no idea how fright-deprived you were. Not to worry, you're in bad hands!" He then flies off, presumably to find some much scarier storylines for SpongeBob to pursue. 

According to Nerdist, it took quite a lot to bring the world of Bikini Bottom to life in stop-motion. Nickelodeon says they had to make 27 sets on five stages, using 15 boxes of cereal for Bikini Bottom's coral reefs, as well as eight pounds of glitter for SpongeBob's Halloween-decorated house, hundreds of popsicle sticks to create a roller coaster for SpongeBob and Patrick to ride, and black lights to make the movie "glow."

SpongeBob Squarepants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom is due out in October.



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