SpongeBob SquarePants has been delighting families since debuting on Nickelodeon in 1999. The surreal animated series struck a difficult balance between childhood silliness and clever humor for parents. An entire generation was raised on SpongeBob.
SpongeBob has become as popular and beloved as other animated icons such as Mickey Mouse. The series has seen unprecedented longevity for an animated children’s series. Soon, SpongeBob diehards will have even more adventures to sink their teeth into.
Three new SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off movies will be making their way to the Paramount+ streaming service. The announcement also included revivals of other big-name properties such as Beavis and Butt-Head. The first new SpongeBob flick is set to premiere in 2023, according to Deadline. Paramount Chief Content Officer Brian Robbins talked about the popularity of the franchise.
“As we’ve known with Nickelodeon’s long-standing success, the kids and family audience is incredibly loyal, and we see that on Paramount+ as well, with kids and family ranking as one of the strongest genres on the service in terms of both engagement and subscriber acquisition.
So as they stay for our shows and look for even more of them, we’re doubling down on giving them what they want by expanding the universes of the characters they love the best.”
SpongeBob and his friends will be up to their whacky antics again very soon. Fans could not be more thrilled about the announcement. Bikini Bottom will be a happening place come 2023!
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