New Trailer For ‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water’

I can’t remember the last time I was excited about anything related to one of my favorite cartoons as a kid. Actually yes I can. Ahem

“Spongebob” became a cultural icon in the early 2000s for a reason. The combination of fluid animation, hilarious writing, and unforgettable characters accompanied by incredible voice talent cemented the show as a classic.

But a lot of people don’t realize that the (pelvic) thrust of the show’s success had a lot to do with the man who created it: Stephen Hillenburg. The man was fittingly a marine biologist before conceptualizing the show in 1999, and he’s responsible for much of the show’s early success.

Sadly, and for reasons we won’t get into, he departed from the show creatively after the release of the first Spongebob movie in 2005.

After that, the show took a dip in quality due to his absence (though that is ultimately subjective). Despite this, the show’s laurels allowed it to finish out the decade with increasingly good episodes as the team adapted to a new phase for the show.

This movie signals, I think, a return to form for the people who still make the show. Yes, it caters to an ever-younger audience by trading edgier content for cheap laughs. But this trailer shows that the spirit of this character and his oceanic pals is able to find new ways to keep older audiences like me watching.

Also, the animation is terrific. Bring on the new Spongebob movie, Nickelodeon.

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  1. I have A LOT to say about this sponge who is now the only thing Nick cares about….. (I have a theory that Nick does not want any show to have more fans than Spongebob, and I proof with the pilots they rejected, shows they cancel and snub and terrible shows that they green light)

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      1. MrEnter deals with Spongebob’s atrocities better than I do, as well as other shows that is either really awesome or really terrible. You should google MrEnter, find his youtube channel, and watch his videos.

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    1. I really did. Remember, it was the height of Spongebob’s success based on merit. Back then, those episodes were gold, and the movie was pretty much a victory lap. I was about 14 at the time (so slowly growing out of the guilty pleasure).

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