Starting in 2003, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment has been releasing season sets of SpongeBob SquarePants, at the rate of roughly one season per year. For the first three seasons, they were delivered as complete season sets in one package. For the 4th, 5th and 6th seasons, however, Nickelodeon/Paramount switched to half-season sets...sometimes with long intervals between the street dates of the Part 1 and Part 2 volumes. Fans will be pleased to know, then, that things will be different with the seventh season DVDs!
Today Nick/Par announced that on December 6th they'll release SpongeBob SquarePants - Complete 7th SeasonAnd no, it's not a shorter season than the others: the first five seasons had 20 episodes each (and there are multiple cartoons per episode), and from the sixth season onward - including the current eighth season and the planned ninth season - each run 26 episodes. This new release will be a 4-DVD set with all 26 episodes from the 7th Season, running 572 minutes long. There will also be "Spongetastic bonus features" consisting of 12 animated shorts, but no details have been provided about what those will be. We're also waiting on pricing and package art for this title, but stay tuned please for updates!