is an American animated television series. Created by former marine biologist and animator SpongeBob SquarePants Stephen Hillenburg, it is broadcasted on Nickelodeon, an American cable network. Since its debut on May 1, 1999, the series has aired over 200 episodes and is currently in its twelfth season, which premiered on November 11, 2018. The series follows the adventures of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom.
A feature film,
complements the series, and received its premiere in theaters in the United States on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie November 19, 2004. In season five, the series' first television film, " Atlantis SquarePantis," was broadcast for the first time on November 12, 2007 after a television marathon. In season six, the series' second television film, " Truth or Square," was broadcast for the first time on November 6, 2009. A second feature film, also complements the series, and received its premiere in theaters in the The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water United States on February 6, 2015. In season twelve, the series' third television film, " SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout," was broadcast for the first time on July 12, 2019. The first eight seasons are available on DVD for Regions 1, 2 and 4 as of October 2017. Season 9, season 10, and season 11 are available on DVD for Region 1 as of March 31, 2020.
Hillenburg initially began to work on creating the show shortly after the cancellation of
in 1996. To voice the character of SpongeBob, Hillenburg approached Rocko's Modern Life Tom Kenny, who had worked with him on Rocko's Modern Life as a voice actor. SpongeBob was originally to be named , but the name was already in use for a mop product. Upon finding it out, Hillenburg decided to use the name "SpongeBob." He chose "SquarePants" as a family name, as it referred to the character's square shape and it had a "nice ring to it."
List of title cards contents
20,000 Patties Under the Sea
A SquarePants Family Vacation
Breath of Fresh Squidward
Escape from Beneath Glove World
Have You Seen This Snail?
Hide and Then What Happens?
It's a SpongeBob Christmas!
Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful
Knock Knock, Who's There?
Krabby Patty Creature Feature
Krusty Krab Training Video
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V
Mernaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture
Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob
Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation
Naughty Nautical Neighbors
Patrick the Snowman (short)
Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm
Sandy's Vacation In Ruins (short)
Sea Horse Riding Made Easy (short)
Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom
Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy
SpongeBob Meets the Strangler
SpongeBob SquarePants and the Big Wave
SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One
SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget
SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout
Squidward in Clarinetland
Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost
Squidward's School for Grown-Ups
Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!
Tea at the Treedome (Original)
The Algae's Always Greener
The Bad Guy Club for Villains
The Ballad of Filthy Muck
The Battle of Bikini Bottom
The Curse of Bikini Bottom
The Endless Summer (short)
The Incredible Shrinking Sponge
The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom
The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom
The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom
The Secret of Kahuna Laguna
The Sewers of Bikini Bottom
The Two Faces of Squidward
The Wreck of the Mauna Loa
There's a Sponge in My Soup
To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants
Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle
Welcome to the Chum Bucket
What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?
Trivia There are currently no title cards that start with "Q," "X" and "Z." However, at least one title card has a "Q," "X," or "Z" in it.
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