Happy Anniversary, SpongeBob!
This year is SpongeBob SquarePants' 20th anniversary and in celebration of that Nickelodeon has announced several spinoffs and specials that will be coming soon. A one hour special called SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout will premiere on Friday, July 12th and will feature live action versions of the animated characters, performed by the cast that voices them. From there, Nickelodeon will also be creating spinoff series focusing on some of it's other main characters, however no specifics were announced as to who they will be based on yet. This will all lead up to The SpongeBob Movie: It's A Wonderful Sponge, which will be released on May 22nd, 2020. In addition to that, a new toy line, a dedicated YouTube channel and mobile game were also announced as coming soon.