Nickelodeon’s First-Ever SpongeBob SquarePants Panel at New York Comic Con 2019 Brings Together Voice Cast and Co-Executive Producers
Nick Announces Brand-New Special Featuring Appearances by Meghan Trainor, Jon Heder and Rob Riggle, as 20th Anniversary Celebration Continues
Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants voice cast and co-executive producers treated fans at New York Comic Con 2019 to a live table read of a fan-favorite episode, answered 20 questions for 20 years of the series and provided a look at what’s in store for the residents of Bikini Bottom, including revealing a clip from a brand-new star-studded special, SpongeBob Appreciation Day: Patchy’s Beach Bash!. The panel featured voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) and Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), along with co-executive producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli. Tara Bennett of SyFy Wire moderated.
The panel featured a sneak peek of an upcoming half-hour special, SpongeBob Appreciation Day: Patchy’s Beach Bash!, where SpongeBob’s biggest fans wash up on the island above Bikini Bottom to celebrate SpongeBob Appreciation Day! Hosted by Patchy the Pirate (Tom Kenny), this beach bash features appearances by pop star Meghan Trainor, cult movie star Jon Heder and actor Rob Riggle, and counts down some of the greatest fan-voted SpongeBob moments ever. The special debuts next year.
SpongeBob SquarePants 20th anniversary celebration continues throughout the year with brand-new episodes airing Saturday’s on Nickelodeon.
Since its launch July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.