AUSTIN, Texas – March 9, 2021 – Home Sweet Pineapple!
Today, Vrbo® and Paramount Home Entertainment unveiled a real-world version of SpongeBob SquarePants’s iconic abode to celebrate the U.S. debut of the highly anticipated new film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Produced by Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon, the movie will be available March 4 for Premium Video-On-Demand or on the new streaming service Paramount+.
Floating 80 feet above sea level in Seal Beach, Calif., the themed space features underwater-inspired elements SpongeBob fans will know and love and Vrbo has created a free virtual tour on the Vrbo listing page so fans everywhere can check it out:
The cozy living area equipped with fun furniture, including SpongeBob’s famous red couch
The kitchen inspired by The Krusty Krab, home of the famous Krabby Patty
A gallery wall spotlighting favorite characters as they appear in the new series Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years
Prime beachfront location with 360-degree views of Southern California
Guests are welcomed to the vacation home by an iconic pineapple-shaped entrance.
The decked-out pineapple house features several rooms including SpongeBob’s well-known living area.
SpongeBob’s entertainment room boasts panoramic views of the Southern California shoreline.
Like many Vrbos, this home also comes with a kitchen. This one’s perfect for flipping signature Krabby Patties.
“Families can book cabins, condos, castles, treehouses and train cars on Vrbo, but this is the first time we’ve had a gigantic pineapple on our platform,” said Lish Kennedy, VP of global brand marketing at Vrbo. “We’re glad people can tour the Pineapple Over the Sea virtually and enjoy the new movie at home together.”
“We’ve enjoyed bringing SpongeBob’s unique world to life with Vrbo so that fans everywhere can experience it in a completely new way,” said Michelle Hagen, EVP Worldwide Partnerships, Paramount Pictures. “Now everyone can dive into SpongeBob’s world with the new movie and a fun virtual tour of Vrbo’s take on SpongeBob’s iconic home.”
Paramount Home Entertainment and Vrbo are also giving a first responder and their family a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Pineapple Over the Sea in person. The special guests from the Seal Beach community will enjoy a free screening of the film and an evening of fun-filled entertainment inside the Pineapple Over the Sea.
Due to travel restrictions and regional stay-at-home orders in California, the Pineapple Over the Sea will not be available for guests to book. Families can experience the virtual tour here and view more photos at vrbo.com/spongebobhouse.
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About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital 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 Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
ViacomCBS’ existing subscription video-on-demand and live streaming service, CBS All Access, will be rebranded as Paramount+ on March 4, 2021 as part of the service’s expansion to feature content from ViacomCBS’ leading portfolio of broadcast, news, sports and entertainment brands. ViacomCBS will also bring Paramount+ to international markets with an initial debut in Australia, Latin America and the Nordics in 2021.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is rated PG for rude humor, some thematic elements, and mild language