The Patrick Star Show: Halloween-Themed Special

 Halloween-Themed Special: 

· In The Patrick Star Show, “Terror at 20,000 Leagues,” Patrick goes on a spooky adventure for Halloween, premiering Friday, Oct. 22, at 7:00 p.m. on Nickelodeon. The half-hour special features stop-motion, puppets and 2D animation. 

· The special layers 2D and stop-motion animation together, making Patrick, SpongeBob, Plankton and friends come to life in a new way because of the blend of styles. 

· Screen Novelties, a Los Angeles-based stop-motion animation production company, produced the stop-motion animation in the special, where miniature puppets and sets brought the series and characters to life in three dimensions. They also produced two original The Patrick Star Show Halloween-themed shorts. 

· Marc Ceccarelli (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jennie Monica (SpongeBob SquarePants) are co-executive producers of the series. 

 · It took two main stages and two ancillary stages running for several months to create the nearly 12 minutes of stop-motion footage in “Terror at 20,000 Leagues.” 

 · Dr. Plankenstein’s castle is a sandcastle somewhere on the spooky outskirts of Bikini Bottom and the “forest” around the castle is made of those “drip castles” often made on the beach as kids. 

 · The special features oatmeal! It took about six different formulas to come up with visually satisfying animatable oatmeal. Real oats were mixed with wax, classic "elementary school science project” slime, and other secret ingredients. 

 Then the animation took days to accomplish, so it had to hold its shape for many hours at a time. 

 Enjoy the clip from the Halloween episode, below

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