The producers of SpongeBob will turn the beloved characters three-dimensional for a Christmas special edition. According to the Associated Press, the characters will take the form of puppets in order to pay tribute to famous holiday figures, such as, “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer”.
SpongeBob and his gang of funny friends could not miss from this year’s holiday season. The “SpongeBob SquarePants” crew wanted to do something special this Christmas, so they agreed to turn the famous characters into puppets that will collaborate for stop-motion photography.
Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob, and Andy Paley, the creator of the show’s musical notes, are the ones who came up with the new story. According to them, Plankton sets up a plan to expose the denizens of Bikini Bottom to jerktonium and determine them to give him Santa’s nice list. The villain, Plankton wants to switch names on the list and, thus, turn bad people good and the other way around.
The show called “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!” will debut at 9:30 p.m. EST Friday on CBS and it will be broadcast again on Sunday, December 9, on Nickelodeon, at 7:30 p.m. EST. Tom Kenny welcomes the new changes that have been made in SpongeBob’s format. The show has been running for 13 years, so the first-time foray in the stop-motion was necessary to spice up its look.
Kenny and the other staff members have taken all the necessary measures to make sure that their viewers will still recognize and appreciated SpongeBob. He told the press that the characters act in the same manner and they have the same voices because the production process remained unchanged.
Among the elements that were recently added to the show is also the recycling song that Kenny and Paley wrote several years ago. “Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas)!” will be included in the digital album “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!” that will be released soon after the show’s premiere.