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Nickelodeon Africa announces SpongeBob SquarePants' in isiZulu

29/11/2022

Nickelodeon Africa announces SpongeBob SquarePants' in isiZuluSouth Africans will watch their favourite cartoon TV show Spongebob SquarePants' in isiZulu from 5 December, according to Nickelodeon.

by Rae Seleme

29-11-2022 13:14

in Entertainment

Spongebob Squarepants. Image via Twitter @fyeahdubs

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela has announced that Nickelodeon Africa has launched a full run of SpongeBob SquarePants in isiZulu. This is after the channel tested interest in the isiZulu-dubbed version in July this year.

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Spongebob Squarepants' dressed in isiZulu attire.Image via Twitter @PhilMphela ALSO READ:Viewers in stitches as SpongeBob goes Zulu for his 36th birthday [watch]

ZULU SPONGEBOB APPROVED Mphela added that Nickelodeon Africa will launch the full run of SpongeBob SquarePants in isiZulu from 5 December on NickToons DStv channel 308.

TshisaLIVE reported back in July that the move was to celebrate the show's 36th birthday this year.

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We are thrilled to present the premiere of the first SpongeBob SquarePants episode in isiZulu. This is a first in Africa. This provides audiences the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the iconic world of Bikini Bottom like never before.

This is one of the many steps we are taking in our commitment to being more inclusive and more localised while celebrating Africa's rich and colourful heritage and local languages, said Dillon Khan, senior vice president of Nickelodeon Africa.

TV: SpongeBob in Isizulu greenlit

Nickelodeon Africa has announced the launch of full run of SpongeBob SquarePants: isiZulu

Nickelodeon tested interest in an isiZulu-dubbed version in July this year and it worked.

Starts December 5th on NickToons, @DStv 308#KgopoloReports pic.twitter.com/K99uiB18y7

Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) November 29, 2022

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS FANS REACT @define1234:

What about those kids who don't understand Zulu.

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@PruZwo:

Like my kids, they don't watch and won't watch.

@Lora_Labarb:

IsiZulu isn't the only language in SA. They need to promote other languages. Re lapisiwa ke go rutiwa puo e nosi.

@PhilMphela:

Remember they are testing markets and looking at putting money behind profitable moves. Isizulu is the widely spoken language in South Africa. The success of the isiZulu dubbed version may open doors for other languages in the future. It's the first step. Let's welcome it.

@lwazi82093855:

No one is forcing you to watch it.

@JustOneRedRose:

Wow, I love that they did this. Takes me back to the days of SABC1 cartoons.

Zulu SpongeBob is literally the funniest thing I've seen in a while

RIPKeedForreal (@whateverkekesay) July 17, 2022

ALSO READ: Real-life' SpongeBob and Patrick Star spotted in Atlantic Ocean [photos]

I love this for African language Voice Over artists/actors.

We need more. Hopefully Disney will be next.

Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) November 29, 2022

ALSO READ:Halala! Makhadzi & Sbahle Msizi bag Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards

Can't believe SpongeBob got the zulu vest

and I have been looking for the grey one all this time and haven't found one

Not fair pic.twitter.com/b9Hb9IXICc

Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) November 29, 2022

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