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Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years is an upcoming spin-off series that acts as a prequel to SpongeBob SquarePants. It will premiere on Paramount+ (formerly known as CBS All Access) in the United States on March 4, 2021.[6] The show is animated in CGI.

It features younger versions of the main characters from the original show. SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Sandy are campers; Mrs. Puff and Mr. Krabs are camp counselors; Pearl is a baby; Plankton and Karen are camp chefs; and Gary is a formerly-stray snail who becomes SpongeBob's pet.


The show is set at a summer sleepaway camp called Camp Coral, located in the Kelp Forest. SpongeBob SquarePants is a ten-year-old camper who wears a red cap. Mr. Krabs is the camp director, and he stays in a cabin with his baby daughter Pearl. Other campers include SpongeBob's friends Patrick, Sandy, and Squidward. Mrs. Puff is a camp counselor who keeps an eye on the kids. Plankton and Karen are the chefs of the camp. The gang spends the summer catching jellyfish, building camp-fires, and swimming in a goo lake called Lake Yuckymuck.[1]


The ten main characters from SpongeBob SquarePants will return for Kamp Koral, along with two new characters: Nobby and Narlene, a pair of narwhals who live in the woods around the campsite.



Various character designs are used for campers in the background, such as Kevin C. Cucumber,[7][8][9] Bubble Bass,[9] and Craig Mammalton.[9] Perch Perkins[7][8] and Larry the Lobster[9] reappear as well.




Artwork of the campsite from the movie.

The characters and locations in Kamp Koral are based on scenes from the third movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. In the movie, Camp Coral is featured in several flashbacks. Some designs (such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, and Mrs. Puff's camp outfits) remained mostly the same for the spin-off. Others (such as Squidward Tentacles and Sandy Cheeks' designs) were heavily updated for the spin-off. In the movie, Mrs. Puff was the only camp counselor, but in the series, she is joined by Mr. Krabs as the camp director. The series is being animated by a different studio from Sponge on the Run to decrease the time and cost spent on animation. It is being animated in India.[10]

Brian Robbins stated that he helped create the idea for Kamp Koral. In October 2018, Robbins became the president of Nickelodeon in the same month.[11] On his "second or third day" at Nickelodeon, he "was asked to go to a SpongeBob season 12 or 13 pickup meeting" and "asked a lot of questions." This made him realize that SpongeBob had "basically stayed the same" and inspired him and others together to come up with ideas for spin-off shows[12] and new characters.

On February 14, 2019, it was announced that an unnamed spinoff of SpongeBob SquarePants was in the works at Nickelodeon.[13][14] On June 4, 2019, it was announced that a CG-animated spinoff of SpongeBob SquarePants under the working title of Kamp Koral was officially green-lit with a 13-episode order.[15][16]

On February 19, 2020, the show was officially titled as Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years.[17] It was also announced that the voice cast from SpongeBob SquarePants would return for the spinoff series.[18][19][20] Those cast members being: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence, Doug Lawrence, Mary Jo Catlett, Jill Talley, and Lori Alan. It was also announced that Carlos Alazraqui and Kate Higgins would voice two new characters: Nobby and Narlene, twin narwhals.[21] On January 10, 2021, during an NFL Wild Card game playoff aired on Nickelodeon, a six-minute sneak peek of "The Jellyfish Kid" was shown.[22] On February 2, 2021, "I'm Urchin You to Leave" was released on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Blu-ray and DVD along with The SpongeBob 3-Movie Collection in Canada.

On February 23, 2 official trailers for Kamp Koral: Spongebob's Under Years was realeased on CBS All Access trailer 1 was 1 minute and 32 seconds and the Teaser was 30 seconds



  • Unlike The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, where the characters' young selves are voiced by child actors, the series retains their adult actors.
    • The character designs from the show will also be "similar but not the same" to the designs used in the third movie.[23]
  • Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years will mark the first Nicktoon to be released exclusively on Paramount+.
  • This will be the first SpongeBob-related show to not have involvement from Rough Draft Korea, which does the animation for the main series. Instead, Technicolor Animation and Xentrix Studios will be providing animation services.





  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (2019-06-04). ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ CG-Animated Prequel Series ‘Kamp Koral’ Greenlighted By Nickelodeon. Deadline. Retrieved on 2019-07-15.
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