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'SpongeBob Squarepants' Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon gets a makeover -- EXCLUSIVE

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea, except when he’s floating in the sky high above New York City?

That’d be this 44-feet-tall, 41-feet-long, 34-feet-wide SpongeBob SquarePants balloon, which will make its debut at the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 28. Nine years after SpongeBob first appeared at the parade, the flying sea-dweller will enjoy a new holiday-themed look — though his fundamental SpongeBob-iness remains intact.

“It’s not very often that the term ‘square and ‘balloon’ are used together, but for nearly a decade the SpongeBob SquarePants balloon has been one of the many highlights of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said Amy Kule, Executive Producer of the yearly special, in a statement. “With his animated persona and super-sized Santa hat, this second iteration of this irascible character will float down the Parade route to the continued delight of the millions of fans lining the streets of New York and the many millions more watching on television across the country. This Thanksgiving, SpongeBob once again takes his rightful position squarely in the sky.”

Need more F-U-N in your life? Find out when SpongeBob is playing next on Nick.com.

'It's a SpongeBob Christmas': Go behind the scenes -- EXCLUSIVE

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How did the makers of It’s a SpongeBob Christmas transform the two-dimensional world of Bikini Bottom into a three-dimensional, stop-motion wonderland? Simple: Patience, precision, and a big dash of the yellow guy’s famous optimism.

Learn more about the making of this Rankin/Bass-inspired special by checking out It’s a SpongeBob Christmas on DVD and Blu-ray, where you’ll find fun extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette and a spongetastic Yule Log. Get a glimpse at the doc below:
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SpongeBob Square...Car? Check out the cartoon's new 'concept vehicle' -- EXCLUSIVE

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea — and may be coming to a city near you, via this tricked-out Toyota Highlander?

It’s SpongeBob SquarePants, of course. The ocean dweller’s very own “concept vehicle” will make its worldwide debut tomorrow, July 13, during Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Day at San Diego’s Giants v. Padres game. After that, it’s set to make stops at seven different — bringing a special, yellow brand of F-U-N all across the U.S.

Each event will feature giveaways, airbrush tattoos, and character meet-and-greets that won’t even require scuba suits. The first-ever SpongeBob Shellebration in Hollywood will be of particular interest to fans — this two-day event will include a live read-through of an episode featuring the series’ entire voice cast, an exhibition of fan art, a screening of the winning shorts from the first SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes contest, and a live musical performance by SpongeBob voice Tom Kenny and the Hi Seas.

Watch the video below to see how Nickelodeon’s team transformed a normal car into a spectacular, SpongeBob-ified ride — and check below the jump for tour locations and dates.

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'SpongeBob SquarePants' debuts new app -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Remember your childhood plans to live in Bikini Bottom and just hang out at the Krusty Krab all day?

SpongeBob Moves In is a city-building app that attempts to make those old dreams of living in a pineapple under the sea more of a reality by allowing players to build their very own Bikini Bottom. The best part? The game will allow players to unlock background stories on all the characters — so it’s your lucky day if you ever wanted to learn all about Sandy’s pre-ocean life. The app also contains a bunch of random short videos featuring Squidward, Patrick, and all the rest.

While learning more about Plankton, users also have to strive to keep the residents happy by fulfilling wishes and racking up “Jellyfish Jelly.” To keep spirits up, it might be time to break out some Slimy Dancing à la SpongeBob.

The app launches on Thurs., June 6. Check out the trailer for the app below, and a look at your favorite yellow sponge arriving in Bikini Bottom: READ FULL STORY

'Dora the Explorer,' other Nickelodeon shows leave Netflix, so what's left for kids to watch?

Say “adios” to Netflix, Dora. Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer, along with several other Viacom series, is no longer on Netflix. The streaming service decided to not renew its broad contract with Viacom this month, so Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Squarepants, and other popular Nick series recently ceased being available for instant viewing.

But this doesn’t mean Netflix has lost its babysitting abilities. There’s still a “Just for Kids” tab on the site that leads to plenty of streaming family-friendly shows, including Cartoon Network series like Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time, PBS shows including Sesame Street and Arthur, and superhero fare, like The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Batman Beyond. READ FULL STORY

Tis the season... for a SpongeBob Christmas! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Guess who’s putting the Christmas lights up on his pineapple under the sea already.  Why Spongebob, of course. The little squarepants-clad yellow guy has a half-hour stop-motion special called It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! airing on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., and featuring John Goodman as Santa Claus. It was inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town) and the 2009 SpongeBob song, “Don’t Be a Jerk (It’s Christmas),” co-written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley.

After the jump we’ve got a very musical peek at some of the animation with this trailer, which involves SpongeBob’s enthusiastic singing of “Santa Has His Eyes on Me” and a predictably harebrained moment from Patrick. READ FULL STORY

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