Friday, June 15, 2012

Video Preview Of Nickelodeon's Brand New Stop-Motion Animated "SpongeBob SquarePants" Christmas Special "It's A SpongeBob Christmas", Guest Starring John Goodman As Santa Claus

From the Huffington Post:
'SpongeBob Squarepants' Christmas Special: Stop-Motion 'It's A SpongeBob Christmas' With John Goodman (VIDEO)

"It's A SpongeBob Christmas" special exclusive

SpongeBob Squarepants is already getting into the holiday spirit.

The Nickelodeon cartoon will get its first full-length stop-motion Christmas special, which will air later this year, and HuffPost TV has the exclusive first look at the trailer.

"It's A SpongeBob Christmas!" will also have legendary TV star John Goodman in the guest starring role of Santa Claus. The special was inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," as well as the popular 2009 "SpongeBob" song, "Don't Be a Jerk, It's Christmas" [plus the "Nickelodeon Holiday Party" NickMas short from "Christmas on Nickelodeon 2002"]

In the 30-minute episode, it's Christmas Eve "when all of Bikini Bottom is full of good will." But Plankton, in a very Grinch-like fashion, vows to get the Krabby Patty formula by turning everyone bad by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake. Of course, only SpongeBob can save Christmas.

A premiere date has yet to be set for "It's A SpongeBob Christmas!" Take an exclusive look at the trailer below!

Below is a transcript of Nickelodeon USA's "It's A SpongeBob Christmas!" promo/trailer:
This holiday season...

[Patchy the Pirate (Tom Kenny) as a Mail van driver: Dashing through the snow, [mumbles]]

...celebrate the joy...

[Patchy the Pirate: Merry Christmas!]

...the spirit...

[SpongeBob SquarePants (Tom Kenny): Christmas Eve, when all of Bikini Bottom is filled with good will.]

[Sheldon J. Plankton (Doug Lawrence): Behold...]

...the Jerktonium!?

[Plankton: Once ingested, no-one can help becoming the biggest, creepiest,
meanest jerk ever!]

[...], out of control.

[Plankton: This just keeps getting better and better!]

Only one Sponge...

[SpongeBob: Merry Christmas, fellas!]

[Bikini Bottom citizen: Aw, go stuff a stocking!]

...has what it takes...

[Sandy Cheeks (Carolyn Lawrence): The combination of you're tiny brain and pure heart.] save Christmas.

[SpongeBob: You want Santa? You gotta get through me!... ARRGH!...AYAHYAHYAHYAH]

[Santa Claus/Father Christmas (John Goodman): I'm outta here!]

This holiday...

[Patrick Star (Bill Fagerbakke): This is a trap for Santa!]

...celebrate with SpongeBob in a whole new way!

[Sandy: You took food from Plankton and fed it to everyone in town?

SpongeBob: Uh-huh!

Sandy: You're an idiot.

SpongeBob: Uh-Huh.]

It's a SpongeBob Christmas!

[2nd Bikini Bottom resident: It's like a present for my mouth!]

Coming this holiday season,

[SpongeBob: Great to see people so passonate about the holidays.]

...only on Nick!

Also, Tweeted (posted) by Nickelodeon USA their official Twitter profile page (@NickelodeonTV) and ReTweeted by Tina McCann, the Managing Director of Nickelodeon UK and Ireland on her official Twitter stream (@TinaMcCannMD):
This Christmas, @SpongeBob's getting the stop motion treatment! Here's your first look:
Also, Tweeted by Broadcast reporter Alex Farber ‏and replied to by Nickelodeon UK and Eire's Managing Director, Tina McCann, on their official Twitter profile pages:
@alexfarber: i love the stopmotion sponge - 9/08am 15/6/2012
@TinaMcCannMD: yes, stopmotion sponge is fabulous - and I can't stop humming the song, Don't be a Jerk it's is maddeningly catchy - 9.54am 15/6/2012.
Also, from Broadway World:
John Goodman to Voice 'Santa' in Nickelodeon's SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS

This holiday season, Nickelodeon will present it's first full-length stop-motion animated special, IT'S A SPONGEBOB CHRISTMAS! inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town) specials, and the popular SpongeBob song released in 2009, "Don't Be a Jerk, It's Christmas," written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley.

In this new thirty-minute SpongeBob SquarePants special, Plankton vows to get his Christmas wish - the Krabby Patty formula - by turning everyone in Bikini Bottom bad by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake. John Goodman guest stars as Santa Claus.

Goodman played the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 2008 Kodak Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, starring Christopher Lloyd as Ebenezer Scrooge. He appeared in the role of Pozzo in a Studio 54 revival of the play Waiting for Godot, opposite Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane. He is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997) for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993.
Also, from Kidscreen:
SpongeBob gets the stop-motion treatment

Nickelodeon is set to premiere its first full-length stop-motion animated special It's A SpongeBob Christmas! for this year's holiday season.

The special is inspired by classic Rankin/Bass Christmas specials such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Comin' to Town and the hit SpongeBob song “Don’t Be a Jerk, It’s Christmas,” released in 2009 and written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley.

In the new half-hour special, which features John Goodman as Santa Claus, Plankton turns everyone in Bikini Bottom bad by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake as he continues his quest for the secret Krabby Patty formula.

The trailer for the special can be viewed here [on Vimeo].

Tags: It's A SpongeBob Christmas!, John Goodman, Nickelodeon, stop-motion animation, Tom Kenny