It’s a sad day in Bikini Bottom when SpongeBob learns that his beloved pet snail
Launched in July 1999, the Emmy-nominated series SpongeBob SquarePants has since emerged as a pop culture phenomenon and has held rank as one of the top kids’ shows on broadcast and cable television since its debut.
When SpongeBob SquarePants(voiced by Tom Kenny) forgets to feed
SpongeBob SquarePants has consistently been one of the top rated kids’ shows on television, with the Saturday play of the series ranking as the number one rated program among Kids 2-11. Nearly 53.7 million viewers tune into the show each month, making it the most watched show on Nickelodeon among Total Viewers (ages two and up) including 22.1 million Kids 2-11, 12.7 million Tweens 9-14 and 12.9 million Adults 18+. (Source: Nielsen Cume Data –May 2005). SpongeBob SquarePants’s adult viewers also continue to tune-in and have increased by 31% since the premiere of the show in 1999.
Nickelodeon is supporting the special with a month long off-air marketing campaign that includes print, outdoor and consumer product partner support. For five days leading up to the "Where’s
Prior to the premiere of the "Where’s
Kids can also visit Nick.com where a snail-seeking undersea adventure awaits in the "Trail of the Snail" Flash game. In addition, on November 15, kids can pick up the SpongeBob SquarePants "Where's
SpongeBob SquarePants is created and executive produced by Stephen Hillenburg, who previously worked as a writer, director and creative director on Nickelodeon’s animated series, Rocko’s Modern Life. Hillenburg graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a master’s degree in Experimental Animation and studied marine biology and art as an undergraduate. Before beginning a career in animation, Hillenburg worked with kids as a science educator and staff artist at the Orange County Marine Institute. Hillenburg created and executive produced The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie which hit theaters in November 2004.
Paul Tibbitt served as a director and writer on SpongeBob SquarePants for all three seasons and is executive producer of the fourth. He wrote some of the show’s most memorable episodes such as “Ripped Pants” and “Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.” Tibbitt is one of the co-writers and storyboard artists on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. SpongeBob SquarePants is a Nicktoons Production and is produced at the Nicktoons Studio in