All Hallow’s Eve is is creeping ever so close to the denizens of Bikini Bottom, and things will never look the same. Literally. Nickelodeon will be haunting our Halloween season this year with a new stop-motion SpongeBob SquarePants special titled SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom, set to be unleashed on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm ET.
Here’s the trailer, check it our for yourself!
The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom tells the tale of The Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray), who’s come to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared – especially SpongeBob. Bikini Bottom will be decked out for Halloween, featuring a number of holiday-themed highlights including: Sandy’s treedome as a mad scientist’s lab (with a creepy remote controlled Acorn Monster); Mr. Krabs’ restaurant as “The Horrors of the Chum Bucket,” displaying scenes of Plankton torturing food; and Plankton’s restaurant as “The Horrors of the Krusty Krab,” telling the story of Mr. Krabs turning customers into Krabby Patties.
Other highlights include a parade of Halloween costumes, with SpongeBob as a flower; Patrick as a knight; Sandy as a mad scientist; Mr. Krabs as a dollar bill; Plankton as a devil; Squidward as himself (lol); and Karen as a cat. The stop-motion special also features an “The Scare Song,” an original song written by Mr. Lawrence with music by Eban Schletter and performed by The Flying Dutchman’s crew of pirate ghosts.
Utlizing a number of production techniques including stop-motion puppet animation, marionette puppeteering, hand puppets and 2D hand-drawn animation designed by Sally Cruikshank, Screen Novelties has once again created a completely different SpongeBob SquarePants viewing experience for fans. The special features 27 unique sets across five stages, with 15 boxes of breakfast cereal being used to create texture on Bikini Bottom’s coral reefs; eight pounds of glitter used to decorate SpongeBob’s Halloween pineapple house; hundreds of popsicle sticks were used for the planks of the rollercoaster track that Patrick and SpongeBob ride; and “black lights” were used for the fluorescent glow across the puppets and sets.
Screen Novelties is returning to the SpongeBob SquarePants universe, having produced 2012’s Christmas special SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!.