He may live in a pineapple under the sea, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get to see another season of this beloved children’s (and immature adult’s) television series on Nickelodeon! SpongeBob SquarePants, the longest-running animated series on the children-themed network has been greenlit for a 12th season and it will debut on the series’ 20th anniversary, which is unfortunately a couple of years away. Fear not though, the studio is knocking out an entire 26-episiode season and all of our favorite animated squids, crabs, whales, snails, and squirrels will be back!
SpongeBob SquarePants is the most-watched animated series with kids and has been for more than 15 years. For the 2-11 and 5-11 demographics, it’s the number-one show so it’s no surprise Nickelodeon has decided to renew the show yet again. Season 11 is scheduled to debut later this Summer and the recent announcement of a third SpongeBob SquarePants animated theatrical film only proves the brand is here to stay.
Nickelodeon confirmed on the 6th of May that a third film was already in the works. The previous films, SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) and its follow-up, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) were immensely popular financial successes so it’s no wonder they are moving forward with a third film. They haven’t released any details yet on the nature of the film so it isn’t known if it will be 3D animated like the second or traditionally animated like the first film and the television series.
Veteran voice-actor Tom Kenny continues on the show as the series’ titular hero and he will remain for the forthcoming seasons and film. Along for the ride are Bill Faberbakke as Patrick Star, Roger Bumpass (yes, that’s really his name) as Squidward, Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs, and Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks.