New York, NY – Nov 1, 2012 – Jingle the bells, put up some mistletoe and make a cup of cocoa because the Christmas season starts early with the DVD debut of Nickelodeon’s first-ever full-length stop-animation special, SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! Inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, this new holiday classic for the entire family arrives on store shelves on Nov. 6. This perfect holiday gift includes two MP3 compatible downloadable songs from the episode (“Santa’s Eyes” and “Hot Fruitcake”) and the exclusive Behind the Scenes Featurette. So there’s plenty to rejoice for both new and old SpongeBob fans this holiday season!
In SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, Plankton vows to get his Christmas wish – the Krabby Patty formula – by turning everyone in Bikini Bottom bad by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake. John Goodman guest stars as Santa Claus. Don’t miss the popular SpongeBob SquarePants song, “Don’t Be a Jerk, It’s Christmas,” written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! is available on DVD on Nov. 6, 2012, for the suggested retail price of $14.99.
Get this special and more of SpongeBob SquarePants on iTunes at iTunes.com/SpongeBob.
SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! Fast Facts:
Street Date: Nov. 6, 2012
DVD SRP: $14.99
Running Time: 22 Minutes
· Behind the Scenes
· Yule Log
· (2) MP3 Compatible Downloadable Songs
o “Santa’s Eyes”
o “Hot Fruitcake”
Available for digital download via online music retailers, Nickelodeon will release the It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! album. Featuring 11 all new songs and the timeless Bikini Bottom classic, “Don’t Be a Jerk” (It’s Christmas), the album will be available Nov. 6 and retail for $9.99.
Rounding out the holiday cheer, Nickelodeon will release the Don’t Be a Jerk — It’s Christmas e-book on Nov. 15, with a limited quantity of special edition hard copies available for sale exclusively on www.NickShop.com. Additionally, a limited-edition SpongeBob stop-motion holiday-themed t-shirt will be available for purchase in 900 The Children’s Place stores across the country Nov. 26 – Dec. 3.
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About Paramount Home Media Distribution:
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.