Nickelodeon orders ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ prequel ‘Kamp Koral’

Nickelodeon has ordered a prequel series to its longrunning cartoon, “SpongeBob SquarePants” that will follow a young Spongebob during sleepaway camp.

The series, titled “Kamp Koral” will see a 10-year-old SpongeBob during his summer the eponymous camp. In the series, SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral. “SpongeBob SquarePants” Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller will co-executive produce the prequel.

Oh, and it won’t be a 2-dimensional cartoon like the flagship “SpongeBob,” but instead computer-generated animation. This won’t be the first time “SpongeBob” gets the 3-D treatment. The 2015 movie “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” was also CG-animated.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Executive producer Stephen Hillenburg attends the 'The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water' world premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on January 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 14: Director Stephen Hillenburg and actress Scarlett Johansson attend the film premiere of 'The Spongebob Squarepants Movie' at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre November 14, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 27: Producer Stephen Hillenburg (L) and actor Tom Kenny attend the 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 27, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 03: Actor Tom Kenny (L) and cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg attend the 45th Annual Annie Awards at Royce Hall on February 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Stephen Hillenburg (creator of 'Spongebob') poses at the opening night arrivals for the new musical 'Spongebob Squarepants' on Broadway at The Palace Theatre on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Director Tina Landau, cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg and president of Nickelodeon Cyma Zarghami attends the 'Spongebob Squarepants' Broadway opening night after party at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage) Director Tina Landau President of Nickelodeon Cyma Zarghami
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 25: Cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg (L) and Karen Hillenburg arrive at the 2017 Princess Grace Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Executive Producer Stephen Hillenburg attends the World Premiere of 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D' at the AMC Lincoln Square on January 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Paramount International)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 25: Stephen Hillenburg (L) and Karen Hillenburg attend 2017 Princess Grace Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Princess Grace Foundation - USA)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Executive Producer Stephen Hillenburg attends the World Premiere of 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D' at the AMC Lincoln Square on January 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Paramount International)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 23: Stephen Hillenburg, the writer of a U.S. cartoon 'The SpongeBob SquarePants' poses with its charactor SpongeBob SquarePants at an event held at Tokyo International Anime Fair on March 23, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. The film of this popular U.S. Cartoon will open on April 22 in Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
Bill Faggerbakke, the voice of 'Patrick Starfish', Tom Kenny, the voice of 'SpongeBob SquarePants' and Stephen Hillenburg, Creator of'SpongeBob SquarePants' (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for Harrison & Shriftman)
Stephen Hillenburg and wife during Upton Sinclair Fundraising Benefit - May 5, 2005 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 14: Director Stephen Hillenburg attends the film premiere of 'The Spongebob Squarepants Movie' at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre November 14, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
'Spongebob Squarepants' Stephen Hillenburg with the voice of 'Spongebob', Tom Kenny at the 2002 Summer TCA Awards Ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Los Angeles Ca, January 20, 2002. (photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect).
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Created by the late animator and marine biology teacher, Stephen Hillenburg, “SpongeBob” premiered on Nickelodeon in July 1999. The cartoon’s massive popularity has led to two feature films, 2004’s “The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie” and its 2015 sequel, as well as a Broadway musical.

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