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SpongeBob is the Italian dub of SpongeBob SquarePants that started airing in 2004 on Italia 1 (with Doraemon [1979 series] also airing on it's slot at the time before the split and launch of BOING, in which both series were around before 2013.). The Italian version of the intro has some different animations that are also seen in the Korean, French, Castilian Spanish, and Welsh versions of the opening. It currently airs on Nickelodeon and Super!, and had aired (rarely) on Boing. It is part of International SpongeBob SquarePants.

Name translations

Most of the Italian names are not translated, but sometimes they are written in the same way that they are pronounced in Italian.

  1. SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants (Does not change)
  2. Patrick Star - Patrick Stella (sometimes spelled as Patrik or Patric)
  3. Squidward Tentacles - Squiddi Tentacolo (Sometimes spelled as Squiddy)
  4. Eugene H. Krabs - Eugene Kreb, Mr. Kreb (Mr. Krabs in the first movie)
  5. Pearl Krabs - Perla Kreb
  6. Sandy Cheeks - Sandy Cheeks (sometimes spelled as Sendi)
  7. Plankton - Plankton (Plancton)
  8. Gary the Snail - Gary (Gheri)
  9. Mermaid Man - Waterman
  10. Barnacle Boy - Supervista (literally Super View/Vision)
  11. Flying Dutchman - Olandese Volante
  12. Man Ray - Man Ray, sometimes Uomo Raggio
  13. Dirty Bubble - Sporca Bolla, sometimes Dirty Bubble or Bolla Sporca
  14. Larry the Lobster - Larry l'aragosta
  15. Squilliam Fancyson - Squilliam, or Squilly Elegant
  16. DoodleBob - Scarabocchio
  17. Jellyfish - Medusa
  18. Krusty Krab - Krusty Krab (Krasti Krab)
  19. Patty - Patty (Patti)
  20. New Kelp City - Città di New Kelp
  21. Secret Krusty Krab - Krusty Krab clandestino (Krasti Krab clandestino)
  22. Karen Plankton - Same


  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Claudio Moneta, Enzo Iacchetti (What Ever Happened to SpongeBob? - Part 2), Giorgio Bonino (Truth or Square - First transmision)
  • Patrick Star: Pietro Ubaldi
  • Squidward Tentacles: Mario Scarabelli
  • Eugene H. Krabs: Mario Zucca
  • Plankton: Riccardo Rovatti
  • Karen Plankton: Rosa Leo Servidio
  • Pearl Krabs: Rosa Leo Servidio
  • Sandy Cheeks: Laura Brambilla
  • Mrs. Puff: Graziella Porta
  • Gary the Snail: Federico Danti (season 1), Pietro Ubaldi (season 7 onwards)
  • Patchy the Pirate: Lorenzo Scattorin (Patchy's playlist), Claudio Moneta (season 10 onwards)
  • French Narrator: Federico Danti, Claudio Moneta, Claudio Beccari, Mattia Bressan, Riccardo Rovatti
  • Mermaid Man: Antonio Paiola
  • Barnacle Boy: Diego Sabre
  • Flying Dutchman: Riccardo Lombardo (lead vocal), Oliviero Corbetta, Paolo Sesana, Federico Danti


  • In a few episodes, the theme song is played by Marco Carta.
  • In a 2013 Simpsons episode, they featured a video called "Spugna Roberto Quadrati Pantaloni" which translates as "Sponge Roberto Square Pants."
  • Unlike lots of other foreign dubs, this one does not have a name in a foreign language. It also does not dub the theme song (except for Painty and the kids at the beginning) and instead uses an instrumental version without any vocals.
  • The first seven seasons' title cards use the background from the opening credits with the episode name in Cooper Black.
    • Interestingly enough, a narrator reads the title card even though it is localized. This could be the result of dubbing the episode first and then localizing text afterwards.
      • Also, the narrator's voice seems to be SpongeBob's.
  • "Truth or Square" was the only episode to integrated the title card's background on the Italian dub until season 8.
  • On the Italian version of “Help Wanted,“ when SpongeBob returns to the Krusty Krab with the hydrodynamic spatula, he sings the 20th Century Fox anthem.
Spongebob italian intro

Spongebob italian intro

SpongeBob Christmas Who? Theme song (Instrumental version)

SpongeBob Christmas Who? Theme song (Instrumental version)

Spongebob - It's a Spongebob Christmas Intro (Italian)-0

Spongebob - It's a Spongebob Christmas Intro (Italian)-0

Spongebob La sigla in italiano cantata da Marco Carta Nickelodeon

Spongebob La sigla in italiano cantata da Marco Carta Nickelodeon


International SpongeBob SquarePants series (VE)

AlbanianAlbanian (Bang Bang)Arabic (Nickelodeon)AzerbaijaniArmenianBrazilian PortugueseBengaliBulgarianCantoneseStandard Mandarin ChineseTaiwanese Mandarin ChineseCroatianCzechDanishDari/Persian/TajikDari/Persian/Tajik (IRIB)DutchEnglishEstonianEuropean SpanishFilipinoFinnishFrenchFrisianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHebrewHindiHungarianIcelandicIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseKarachay-BalkarKoreanKurdishLatin American SpanishLatvianLithuanianMacedonianMalayMaoriNorwegianMongolianPolishPolish (former voice-over)PortugueseRomanianRussianSorani (Kurdsat dub)Sorani (Pelistank dub)SerbianSlovakSloveneSlovene (former voice-over)SwedishTamilTeluguThaiTibetanTurkish (former dub)TurkishUkrainianVietnameseVietnamese (former voice-over)WelshZaza

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