When Nickelodeon announced Kamp Koral, the first spinoff of the network’s tentpole franchise SpongeBob SquarePants, fans were definitely thrown for a loop most especially by the new CG animation. Viewers will then be pleased to see that Nickelodeon is going back to basics with 2D for The Patrick Star Show, a second SpongeBob spinoff focusing on his dimwitted best buddy Patrick Star and his kooky family.
For over 20 years actor Bill Fagerbakke has been voicing Patrick and is now set to take center stage. But he’s not the only familiar cast member. Joining Fagerbakke is Jill Talley, the voice of Plankton’s computer wife Karen and a plethora of other characters in the main SpongeBob cartoon, who now voices Patrick’s little sister Squidina.
Ahead of the premiere of The Patrick Star Show, The Beat had the chance to talk with Fagerbakke and Talley about the tone of the show as well as working with Tom Kenny who also happens to be Talley’s husband.
The Patrick Show premieres Friday, July 9, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
The Patrick Star Show is the second spinoff of the number-one animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and follows a younger Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own variety show for the neighborhood from his television-turned-bedroom. In the premiere episode, “Late for Breakfast,” Patrick presents a show about food after missing out on a hearty breakfast. Then in “Bummer Jobs,” Patrick and SpongeBob experience the wonders of the workforce.
Longtime voice of Patrick Star, Bill Fagerbakke lends his voice as the young adult Patrick alongside new cast members: Tom Wilson (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Cecil Star, Patrick’s fun-loving, happy-go-lucky dad who always puts his family first; Cree Summer (Rugrats) as Bunny Star, Patrick’s loving, sea star mom who is a kooky oddball; Jill Talley (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Squidina Star, Patrick’s 8-year-old little sister who drinks her coffee from a sippy cup; and Dana Snyder (The Penguins of Madagascar) as GrandPat Star, Patrick’s genius grandpa, and the most intelligent member of the Star family. Summer also voices Grandma Tentacles, Squidward’s grandma.
Additional cast members include veteran actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton).
Marc Ceccarelli (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jennie Monica (SpongeBob SquarePants) are co-executive producers of the series. The Patrick Star Show is developed for television by Claudia Spinelli, SVP of Animation Development, Nickelodeon, with production overseen by Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series, Animation, Nickelodeon.
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“That kind of freedom of play is so wonderful and so beautiful to be a part of. We’re not bound by a single narrative.”
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