Here’s Your First Look to the SpongeBob SquarePants Stop-Motion Animation Halloween Special

“The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom” will take viewers on a spooky Halloween adventure throughout Bikini Bottom.

Courtesy of Nickelodeon

There’s one more thing to look forward to this Halloween and it’s all thanks to our favorite sea sponge SpongeBob SquarePants. 

Nickelodeon will be premiering a brand new and unique special SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom. The special tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle Murray) who wants to make sure everyone in town is scared, especially SpongeBob, who thinks scary things are funny. Bikini Bottom is decked out for Halloween and features Sandy’s treedome as a mad scientist’s lab, including a giant remotely operated 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 and more.

But what makes it so unique? It’s in stop-motion animation! For those of you who don’t know what stop-motion animation is, its when miniature puppets and sets bring animated shows to life in three dimensions.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom features 27 unique sets, across five stages, where 15 boxes of breakfast cereal were used to create texture on Bikini Bottom’s coral reefs; eight pounds of glitter were used to decorate SpongeBob’s Halloween pineapple house; hundreds of popsicle sticks created the planks of the rollercoaster track that Patrick and SpongeBob ride; and “black lights” were used to create a fluorescent glow across the puppets and sets.

All of your favorite characters will also be in special Halloween costumes – 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, and Karen as a cat. There will also be a new original song in the special called “The Scare Song,” which will be performed by the Flying Dutchman’s crew of pirate ghosts.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom will air this October on Nickelodeon.

We can’t wait to add this special into our Halloween programming this year!

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.