Nickelodeon Is Creating a Stop-Motion SpongeBob Squarepants Halloween Special

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom

Nickelodeon is creating a SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion animated Halloween special titled “SpongeBob Squarepants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom,” which will air on the network in October.

The special, which is being produced at stop-motion animation company Screen Novelties in Los Angeles, will evoke the style of classic Rankin/Bass holiday specials like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Mad Monster Party” and uses 27 sets that feature such items as 15 boxes of breakfast cereal to create Bikini Bottom’s coral reefs, eight pounds of glitter to decorate SpongeBob’s pineapple house, and hundreds of Popsicle sticks to make up the planks of a scary roller coaster track.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the special finds Bikini Bottom decked out for Halloween: Sandy’s treedome is a mad scientist’s lab, with a giant remotely operated Acorn Monster; Mr. Krabs’ restaurant is “The Horrors of the Chum Bucket,” displaying scenes of Plankton torturing food; and Plankton’s restaurant is “The Horrors of the Krusty Krab.”

The special also 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.

This is the second stop-motion special Nickelodeon has done with Screen Novelties, the first was in 2012 on “SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!”

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