Announced earlier this summer at San Diego Comic-Con Spongebob Squarepants and Nickelodeon will debut a new stop-motion Halloween-themed special, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom.
So get ready to gather around the boob tube for this spooky Halloween adventure throughout Bikini Bottom with the brand-new, stop-motion special, 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 this October 2017 on Nickelodeon.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom features an original song, “The Scare Song,” written by Mr. Lawrence, with 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.
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.
The Christmas special was a ton of fun so expectations are running high I the Man Cave as we wait and see! The list for Halloween specials keeps growing I do not know about you but I can not wait!