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SpongeBob SquarePants is the European Portuguese dub of SpongeBob SquarePants. It is part of International SpongeBob SquarePants.

Channel history

The series premiered on SIC, where it aired during the first half of the 2000s. In September of 2010, the Nick dub premiered on TVI, initially airing the sixth season followed by the seventh season before premiering the fifth season. The show aired there until 2014. MTV aired it in English with subtitles between September 2010 and April 2011, and only season 1 and the first half of season 2 aired there.

The dub is currently airing on Nickelodeon in Portugal. Previously it aired on TVI, between 2010 and 2014, and from 2012 as part of the now-defunct Kid Kanal block. The network started with season 6 (subsequently repeated), then aired season 7 and later bought season 5.

As of December 2020, Nickelodeon Iberia airs seasons 6 to 11 (5 aired in the fall of 2020). Season 12 is currently exclusive to the Nick+ SVOD service.

in January 2021, RTP2 airs seasons 1-2 in the winter of 2020






Voice cast

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Portuguese name Voice Channel Seasons
Main characters
SpongeBob Pedro Cardoso SIC S1 - S2 34b
Nickelodeon S1 - present
Rómulo Fragoso SIC S2 35a - 35b
Mário Bomba S2 36a - 40b
Peter Michael 1st Movie
Patrick ??? SIC SIC
Jojó Nickelodeon S1 - S3
Mário Bomba S1 - present
Squidward Rómulo Fragoso SIC S1 - S2
Mário Bomba 1st Movie
Nuno Machado Nickelodeon S1-
Sr. Krabs João Araújo? SIC S1 - S2
João Araújo 1st Movie
Nickelodeon S1 - present
Sandy Bárbara Lourenço SIC ???
Alexandra Diogo ???
Nickelodeon S1 - S11
??? 1st Movie
??? Nickelodeon S10-
Plâncton ??? SIC S1 - S2
Sérgio Calvinho 1st Movie
Rómulo Fragoso Nickelodeon S1-S9
??? S10-
Recurring characters
Painty Rómulo Fragoso SIC S1 - S2
??? Nickelodeon S1 - S3
João Araújo S1 - present


Season Seg. Eps. SIC airing Nick airing MTV airing
Premiere Finale Premiere Finale Premiere Finale
  1 41 20 2000 June 1, 2005 September 2010
  2 39 20 2004 (April 2011)
  3 37 20 June 1, 2005
  4 38 20
  5 41 20
  6 47 26 April 28, 2010 March 8, 2011 (April 26, 2009)
  7 50 26 March 9, 2011 September 23, 2011
  8 47 26 October 3, 2011 September 2014
  9 49 26 November 24, 2013 March 25, 2017
  10 22 11 April 5, 2017 September 21, 2017
11 50 26 September 25, 2017 January 30, 2019
12 - 26 May 13, 2019 TBA
13 - 13 TBA TBA


Dubbed title Original title Premiere Dubbed logo
SpongeBob SquarePants: O Filme The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Spongebob: Esponja Fora de Água The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water February 12, 2015


This list is incomplete, but you can help Encyclopedia SpongeBobia by expanding it.



This list is incomplete, but you can help Encyclopedia SpongeBobia by expanding it.


This list is incomplete, but you can help Encyclopedia SpongeBobia by expanding it.


  • Since Portugal shares the same Nickelodeon feed with Spain (since September 1, 2009), the title card at the end of the intro said Bob Esponja in seasons 1-5, because the European Spanish footage was already recorded when the Spanish feed was technically independent (read more below)
  • The European Portuguese has had a total of 5 general intros.
    • In seasons 1-5, the dub used the international version, where after SpongeBob lands in the bath, the bubbles reading 'SpongeBob SquarePants' are instead represented by a SpongeBob bubble, which then pops. Then, instead of clashing together a sign saying 'SpongeBob SquarePants', again, it is replaced with SpongeBob's face, which then changes colors. When the fish shows up, after the part where the kids chant 'SpongeBob SquarePants' (which is resembled by quick text reading Bob Esponja), a SpongeBob silhouette appears for three screens, and then he is revealed. After, when SpongeBob jumps on the letters, instead, it is replaced with a background. This version is used as described in season 2–5. This is mainly due to the fact that the Portuguese feed of Nickelodeon has been dependent on the Spanish version since September 2009 and has also affected airings of the fifth season on TVI years later. Recent prints on Nickelodeon Iberia corrected the problem.
    • In season 1, however, the scene where the SpongeBob bubble pops is noticeably slowed down, so that when SpongeBob is a silhouette never appears, and the intro is almost delayed the whole time.
    • In season 3, the intro used is from the original Nickelodeon dub, which doesn't air anymore except for that season.
    • In seasons 6–12, the original's footage is used.
    • In the SIC dub (S1-S3), the original footage is used and the intro is dubbed.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants has had 3 different dubs in European Portuguese:
    • The SIC dub, aired from 2000 to 2004 (the 2 or 3 first seasons). The only things found with this dub were:
      • The Theme Song (2nd Season DVD by SIC Home Video)
      • The song "Loop de Loop" (2nd Season DVD by SIC Home Video)
      • The episode "The Paper" ("O Melhor da Nickelodeon: Contos Festivos" DVD)
    • The 1st Nickelodeon dub (Pim Pam Pum), aired from 2005 to 2010. It is known that the Seasons 1 to 5 were dubbed, but the only things found were:
      • The complete 3rd Season. (which still airs)
    • The current Nickelodeon dub (Pim Pam Pum), which still airs to this day.


International SpongeBob SquarePants series (VE)

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