Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years

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Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years
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"SpongeBob! I'm off to summer camp!"
Genre: Comedy
Country: United States
Release Date: March 4, 2021
Network(s): Paramount+
Created by: Stephen Hillenburg (characters)
Luke Brookshier
Marc Ceccarelli
Andrew Goodman
Kaz
Mr. Lawrence
Vincent Waller (series)
Distributed by: ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Starring: Tom Kenny
Bill Fagerbakke
Rodger Bumpass
Clancy Brown
Mr. Lawrence
Jill Talley
Carolyn Lawrence
Mary Jo Catlett
Lori Alan
Carlos Alazraqui
Kate Higgins
Seasons: 1
Episodes: 6
Previous show: SpongeBob SquarePants


Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years is an American CG-animated television series that premiered on Paramount+ on March 4, 2021. The series is a spinoff of SpongeBob SquarePants, featuring the main cast as aged-down children attending a summer camp.

Plot

A 10-year-old SpongeBob goes to a summer sleepaway camp called Kamp Koral, with younger versions of his friends.

Why It Rocks

  1. Great voice acting, just like the main series it's based on.
  2. The theme song is catchy.
  3. Despite some lighting issues, the animation is solid and captures the expressiveness of the main show's recent seasons.
  4. The characters are still lovable as always.
    • In fact, the show introduces two new characters (Nobby and Narlene), who are great additions to the cast.
    • SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy have extra charm to them. For example, SpongeBob still has his love for jellyfish when he tries to catch them for good grades, Patrick has funny behavior such as when he takes one of SpongeBob's jellyfish to make toast with jelly, and Sandy is a little dumb and clumsy to make her funnier.
    • The show even introduces a baby version of Pearl Krabs which is cute.
  5. The designs of the characters look cute.
  6. Hilarious, well-done gags.
  7. Kevin C. Cucumber has a recurring role, and his first major role since the SpongeBob second season episode "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic".
  8. The time cards are carried over from the main series, and are as hilarious as ever.
  9. As with the main series, the APM tracks are used here, and the show still has a fitting Hawaiian-esque soundtrack.

Bad Qualities

  1. Some minor retcons such as Sandy meeting SpongeBob as kids when they actually meet each other as adults in "Tea at the Treedome", which was explained in the episode "Kitchen Sponge" as Sandy's adult self sending her younger self to Kamp Koral to prevent Plankton from stealing the Krabby Patty formula.
    • Another inconsistency is that in the regular series Squidward is older than SpongeBob and Patrick and is a similar age to Mr. Krabs. This can be proven in “The Curse of Bikini Bottom” when SpongeBob and Patrick refer to him as “Old Man Squidward” and Squidward having worked at the Krusty Krab long before SpongeBob.
  2. Sometimes, it may be too similar to Camp Lazlo.
  3. Despite the character designs being cute, they don't really match up to their Sponge on the Run designs. Also, the lighting is quite off due to bad light rendering.
    • Speaking of bad light rendering, the animation (while solid) can be a little off, dim, and uncanny, and can give people a negative impression on the look of the animation.

Reception

Controversy

When it was announced, a lot of people did not take this well and expected Kamp Koral to be bad due to rumors saying Hillenburg supposedly not wanting any spin-offs to be made or connected with SpongeBob, to the point where the show received many negative reviews on IMDb before it was ever released. The complaints mostly subsided once it was revealed that Hillenburg knew about the series, and what he actually said in one of his reviews is that "he didn't see any potential spin-offs for SpongeBob", not that he has a dislike against spin-offs in general, which proves this whole "Hillenburg was against spin-offs" rumor was all a big misunderstanding from the start. Since then, the show received mixed to positive reviews from Critics and fans of the original series.

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Comments


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The Dunkman

2 months ago
Score 5
Rockman138 is gonna be pissed when he sees this.
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 16
Not pissed when he finds out Hillenburg knew though.
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DarkMatterMan4500

2 months ago
Score 4
SpongeBob has been on the air for 20+ years and has been the longest series to date all the back to May 1st, 1999, 4 months before I came to the world.
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Rockman138

one month ago
Score 7
Hi Dunkman, I found out about Hillenburg discovering the show's crew working on Kamp Koral before his death, so I don't think I should be too mad about this spin-off getting a page of its very own on Best TV Shows Wiki. I was left unexpected about Hillenburg's discovery, but you know what? I no longer think the whole "Hillenburg is against spin-offs" thing doesn't matter anymore. All what mattered to me was if Hillenburg had an opinion on Kamp Koral before his death after he knew what the SpongeBob crew were doing.
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TehGamerOne18

one month ago
Score 0
Why did he change his mind?
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Rockman138

one month ago
Score 0
I actually looked up that Hillenburg said he didn't see any spin-offs with his creation. So never mind the whole "mind changing" thing then.
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The Dunkman

one month ago
Score 0
@Rockman138 Oh that's cool.
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YukariWayne

2 months ago
Score 0
I think this show is not canon to the original series, even if SpongeBob SquarePants isn't very plot-driven.
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MonsterTCS

2 months ago
Score 0
Uh this is respecting Hillenberg's legacy of no spin-offs.
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 8
He didn't say he hated spin-offs. He only said he didn't see any. Plus, he was fully aware of Kamp Koral.
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YukariWayne

2 months ago
Score 0
He may have changed his opinion
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DuchessTheSponge

2 months ago
Score 3
This is now my favorite spin-off show along with Dragon Ball Super.
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SpongeBobFan99

2 months ago
Score 9
Welp, I thought that this was going on Terrible Tv Shows Wiki, but it was good
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S012891

2 months ago
Score 4
I did not see this coming. I don’t know what to say as I expected that Nickelodeon is milking the series when The Spongebob Squarepants Movie is supposed to be the finale. It turns out that Stephen is actually involved in this Spin-Off before his death.
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The Dunkman

2 months ago
Score 3

The Kitchen Sponge ending actually confirmed that Kamp Koral takes place in a alternate universe.


Wow.
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YukariWayne

2 months ago
Score 2
That's why I believed once, and it was true.
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 10

Remember when we all thought Nick had deliberately waited for Stephen Hillenburg to die to make spin-offs, putting words in a dead man’s mouth for two whole years?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.
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Rockman138

one month ago
Score 2
I think we all took Kamp Koral the wrong way.
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Stephenfisher2001

2 months ago
Score 16
I thought this show is hated by the fans and the critics, but Stephen knows it.
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Somethingguy13415

2 months ago
Score 0
Should we put Sponge on the Run off Awful Movies Wiki and on Greatest Movies Wiki Now since the show is surprisly here? Sorry just wondering ^^; you forgive me?
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Somethingguy13415

2 months ago
Score 1
And ik the Film has flaws. But it does try to stay Loyalty to the Original Series what-not.
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Somethingguy13415

2 months ago
Score 0
You can disagree if you want. But it is kinda true that the Hate on the Film is kinda a little dumb and a little harsh. since the film wasn't even released in the USA Yet at the time. and Not everyone Hates it. Plus it's actually a decent film similar to SCOOB!
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 0
It started when JonTron (I believe) went to Canada to see it.
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Somethingguy13415

2 months ago
Score 0
I mean I thought it was a decent film Compared to SCOOB! Maybe I could make a blog post on Greatest Movies Wiki on the Film. or maybe at least consider the pagemaker of the AMW Page to consider moving it to Greatest. I understand that the "If a Film has many flaws, it would be on Awful Movies Wiki." But Scoob! has kinda that same Flaws, but it's on Greatest. And the Film received Positive Reviews on Critics according to Wikipedia.
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Trevor807

one month ago
Score 0
Critics gave this film positive reviews. Ditto for this disgusting abomination of cinema.
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Somethingguy13415

2 months ago
Score 0

and plus there is a point about some films as said from a Comment of a Positive Review Video I saw of the Film by Nick's Film Corner.

"it's common in most animated movie using pop culture refences and the stuff you said. This is why I say it's an excuse when people blame woman for the show Magical girlfriendship squad for being bad. And trust me space jam the legacy will have memes and pop culture refrences."
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CaptainJ

2 months ago
Score 1
So I guess it wasn't going to be so bad after all. That's kinda a relief. So I guess Stephen wasn't too against it?
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score 4
He probably wanted the crew to make it great.
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LifeWasGoodOnHotdogStand

one month ago
Score 0
HOLY
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No bias

one month ago
Score 3

"NiCkELodeOn iS dIsreSPecTful To StePHen hILlenBUrg"

Just shut up!! Stephen already know that.
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Rockman138

one month ago
Score 2
Even I am beginning to agree with this.
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Rockman138

one month ago
Score 2
At this point, it's gone out of hand. Even if there are those that don't like Kamp Koral (I didn't like it either, but I would say I am going to put behind that whole "Stephen is being disrespected by Nickelodeon" thing because like you said, Stephen already knew about Kamp Koral the whole time before he died).
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UndertaleGamer1000

one month ago
Score 1
True, I now regret being hating on it in 2019.
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Trevor807

one month ago
Score 2
We all put words in a dead man's mouth for two years straight.
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Sarah davis

one month ago
Score 0
for me this show is airing also for me right now its 10 at night in the 2nd of april
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Portrock1566

one month ago
Score 1
Why did people misinterpret what Stephen said about spin-offs to begin with???
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Trevor807

one month ago
Score 0
Because of a tweet Paul Tibbitt made. Also, whoever downvoted you has some explaining to do.
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Mia7

one month ago
Score 0
I feel like the comments are ignoring the problems.
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DarkMatterMan4500

one month ago
Score 0
Could you maybe explain so? We're all ears.
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Trevor807

one month ago
Score 0
Let me guess: violation of basic continuity that even the show maintained for 20 years, for one.
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COMICSDUDE1245

one month ago
Score -1
eh i dont like it because one,how tf did sandy meet spongebob? and the animation is god awful too
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Trevor807

one month ago
Score 0
It's explained in an episode that the adult Sandy put her younger self in Kamp Koral to prevent Plankton from stealing the Krabby Patty formula, creating an alternate timeline in which SpongeBob and Sandy met earlier.
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ChroniclesXII

one month ago
Score 0

SpongeBob: b. 1986 Pearl: b. 1990 1986 + 10 = 1996 1996 - 1990 = 6

Huh. I don't really get on how SpongeBob would be 10 years old, but Pearl a baby since if she was 6, she would be walking. Strange continuity.

Oh wait, this is an alternate timeline as if not only SpongeBob and Sandy met sooner, but also Pearl being born later? IDK? I haven't watched the show due to not generally watching SpongeBob anymore. (Had nothing to do with Kamp Koral though)
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Trevor807

one month ago
Score 2
Their supposed birthdates are non-canon. SpongeBob's birth date on his driver's license is actually a small detail that no one pays attention to. It's likely a reference to when Bob the Sponge was created.
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Blubabluba9990

6 days ago
Score 0

Yeah the birthdates are kind of messed up:

Squidward is around the same age as Mr. Krabs and he is older than SpongeBob and Patrick, since in The Curse of Bikini Bottom the duo refer to him as “Old Man Squidward”. Though SpongeBob and Patrick are both adults, so they would be older than Pearl. Though one may not think that Patrick is an adult, he does live on his own. Also SpongeBob may not seem like an adult, but he lives on his own, has a full-time job, and has a pet. It is also revealed in Model Sponge that SpongeBob financially supports Patrick.
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Blubabluba9990

6 days ago
Score 0
So yeah, it is an alternate timeline. Sandy is SpongeBob's age though.
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BookFandumb1

one month ago
Score 1
This should not be on the wiki (look at the IMDB rating).
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AkihitoZero5454

one month ago
Score 0
It was review bombed. User ratings aren't trustable anymore.
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COMICSDUDE1245

one month ago
Score -1
why tf is the animation lighting so bad?! it dead ass looks unfinished and not only that the jokes in this show is so fucking cringeworthy and unfunny hell no i am not letting my kids watch this peice of garbage
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The Dunkman

one month ago
Score 0
Dude, you're sounding like a spoiled teen.
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The Dunkman

one month ago
Score 0
Also, the so called “cringey jokes” are actually surreal jokes.
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SuperStreetKombat

one month ago
Score 1
I swear, you're pretty much the new Cheddarman.
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The Dunkman

16 days ago
Score 0
Are you talking to me or COMICSDUDE1245?
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SuperStreetKombat

16 days ago
Score 1
Sorry, I was talking to COMICSDUDE.
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Gametoon

one month ago
Score 1
Sorry, but I didn't like this show. Not because of Stephen Hillenburg, that was revealed to be a fraud. It's just the animation looks so weak and the scripts just make it feel like "Generic Camp Show That Has Spongebob Characters".
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RockyBalboaFan

one month ago
Score 0
Now I really want Paramount+
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LifeWasGoodOnHotdogStand

8 days ago
Score 1

"Sometimes, it may be too similar to Camp Lazlo."

Funny, people used to say Camp Lazlo was a "SpongeBob Ripoff".
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Blubabluba9990

6 days ago
Score 0

This show is definitely not canon though, due to the whole Sandy thing, as well as Squidward's age being wrong and the fact that Mr. Krabs was never a camp counselor. This means that the show is not only an alternate timeline but a completely different universe.

Also, I am glad that Stephen Hillenburg gave this the okay, since otherwise this page would be Disrespecting the Dead.
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Ecru2004

5 days ago
Score 0

Really? Did they put this on? This show is horrendous, not because it is disrespectful to Hillemburg but for other reasons such as its humor, squidward torture, low budget animation, voice acting inferior to that of the movie, etc.

He also didn't deserve to be on the terrible wiki shows.

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