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Sponge Fever Hits Nz This July School Holidays

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Sponge Fever Hits Nz This July School Holidays

This July school holidays is set to be awash with everyone’s favourite Sponge. WHOBOB WHATPANTS? premieres exclusively on Nickelodeon on Fri 17th July @ 10:00am – the official 10th anniversary of Spongebob SquarePants first ever onscreen appearance.

WhoBob WhatPants? sees Spongie bump his head, making him lose his memory and forget his own name. With nothing but a bottle of bubbles in his pocket, SpongeBob stumbles around lost and confused – only feeling something is familiar when he’s blowing bubbles. But in this town, bubble blowing has been declared illegal, and the law is enforced by a tough and ruthless street gang. How will SpongeBob defend himself from the gang? Watch and find out in this eagerly awaited WhoBob WhatPants? premiere on the day of SpongeBob SquarePants’ 10th anniversary.

The celebrations continue by way of Nick’s major WhoBob WhatPants? competition during the school holidays. Be watching Nickelodeon any time from Saturday 4th July – Friday 19th July, look out for SpongeBob image cards that pop up on screen and pay close attention to what he’s wearing. Then jump online and play Nick’s special memory game to get into the draw to win one of 160 fabulous prizes! That’s an insane 10 prizes per day!

But wait – there’s more! SpongeBob SquarePants has also been eternalised in a giant statue, on display throughout the July school holidays at Sylvia Park shopping centre in Mt Wellington, Auckland. From Saturday 4 July until Sunday 19 July, the massive SpongeBob SquarePants statue will adorn Sylvia Park to celebrate the Nickelodeon favourite and his 10 fabulous years on air! In addition a super cuddly friendly SpongeBob SquarePants will be visiting in the flesh between 10.30am – 2pm every day to personally meet and greet all visitors to his statue.

The presence of SpongeBob SquarePants at one of New Zealand’s favourite shopping centres is a fantastic addition to the year-long celebrations. “We’re incredibly excited about SpongeBob’s tenth anniversary this year,” says Danielle Knight of Nickelodeon New Zealand. “There’s no doubt that SpongeBob has earned pop idol status here in NZ, and we can’t wait for Nickheads to see our giant SpongeBob statue in the flesh! Come and celebrate his 10th anniversary in style with us at Sylvia Park!”

Online from July ‘09, Nickheads can win exclusive SpongeBob SquarePants prizes at Submit a photo of yourself with SpongeBob for the world to see to win big, plus play SpongeBob games, watch clips, access downloads and exclusive behind the scenes info from the crew. PLUS get the low down on all the latest programming, events, promotions and more throughout ‘the year of the Sponge’.
Tune in to
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE on Nickelodeon NZ (SKY Channel041)
Fri 17th July @ 10:00am
with encore screenings @ 4:00pm, Sat 18th July @ 12:00pm & Sun 19th July @ 4:30pm


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