Thursday, September 26, 2019

Snoop Dogg to Star in New 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Feature Film

Nickelodeon's hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants has featured nearly 80 celebrity guest stars from the worlds of film, television and music throughout the series’ 20-year run, including the likes of Adam West, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Aubrey Plaza, Betty White, Bob Barker, Brian Doyle-Murray, Burt Ward, David Bowie, Gene Simmons, Henry Winkler, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Mark Hamill, Patton Oswalt, Rik Mayall, Steve Buscemi, Tim Conway, and Victoria Beckham to name just a few.


It 2020, a new name will be added to that ever-expanding list: music sensation Snoop Dogg! Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) has announced in their "Nickelodeon. Every Age. Every Aisle. Everywhere." Licensing Source supplement that Snoop Dogg will be starring in a brand-new feature-length SpongeBob SquarePants film premiering in May 2020!

It's currently unclear whether the feature-length movie is Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies' The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, however, the movie is scheduled to be released in May 2020, so there's a good chance it's the same project.

Update - Snoop Dogg confirmed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that it is SpongeBob 3!




In SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, the third SpongeBob SquarePants movie based on Nickelodeon's iconic animated series, SpongeBob and Patrick go on a rescue mission to save Gary, who’s been kidnapped by Poseidon and taken to the Lost City of Atlantic City. The movie will reveal the first time our beloved characters (as kids) met at Camp…a magical moment that brings meaning to the power of true friendship. The movie is going to be a total trip!

Snoop's role in the project is currently unknown.

Snoop is no stranger to Nickelodeon, having guest starred on Nickelodeon's Sanjay and Craig and most recently, Game Shakers.

SpongeBob SquarePants, which was recently greenlit for a 13th season, has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical which is now touring North America and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averages more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

Nickelodeon's is currently in the midst of the network's "Best Year Ever", a year-long global celebration of one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. The “Best Year Ever” launched with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special earlier this summer, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming 2020.

More Nick: Nickelodeon to Host 'SpongeBob SquarePants' and 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' Panels at New York Comic Con 2019!

Originally published: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 17:40 BST; Update H/T: Special thanks to @TheLemonaise for the mews!
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