; SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most popular North American animated series. The show has been broadcast by Nickelodeon since 1999.
The creator of the franchise, Stephen Hillenberg, in his youth, taught marine biology at the university, until he turned into a multiplier.
In order to maintain interest in the universe, Nickelodeon and Paramount Animation studio (both companies belong to Viacom media conglomerate) produce full-length films. In 2019 – 2020, the third such picture will be released.
The events of the cartoon unfold in the town of Bikini Bottom on the Pacific bottom.
Spongebob is a blue-eyed teenager with freckles and dimpled cheeks, usually dressed in a white shirt with a red tie and brown pants (contrary to the nickname, rectangular rather than square).
The hero works as a cook at a diner called Krusty Krab at the money-savvy Mr. Krabs. The best friend of Sponge Bob, with whom he often sits back and gets involved in all sorts of scrapes, is the starfish Patrick, walking along the bottom in Hawaiian shorts.
The distinctive traits of Sponge Bob’s character are kindness that turns into naivety, diligence and undying optimism.
The first animated feature film, simply titled Sponge Bob Square Pants, was released in 2004. Put it himself Stephen Hillenburg.
In the story, Sheldon Plankton, the owner of the restaurant Chum Bucket and the main competitor of Crabs, invents another plan to steal the recipe of the famous Crabburger.
Plankton sniffed the crown of King Neptune and blamed Crabs. Rescues the head goes Sponge Bob – of course, taking with him Patrick.
In the debut film, the guest star was David Hasselhoff from the TV series Malibu (Hillenburg is a big fan of this show). In the second film played by Antonio Banderas.
Continuing, SpongeBob in 3D, in 2015, took Paul Tibbitt, a total of time to work on more than 130 episodes of the animated show. In the center of the plot – again krabbsburgery.
Pirate Burgeroborod finds a magic book on the Bikini Atoll – everything you write in it immediately becomes a reality. Burgeroborod decides to cook the crabsburgers himself and get rich on this.
From Bikini Bottom, the recipe for crabsburgers disappears, which immediately plunges the city into post-apocalypse – it literally turns into ruins.
The blame is laid on Plankton, and only Sponge Bob protects him, confident that Plankton has nothing to do with it. Combining their efforts, they get out to the land, where a fight with a cunning pirate awaits them.
It is interesting to note that the wax figure of Sponge Bob has been present at Madame Tussauds Museum in New York since 2009.
Viacom announced the third full-length film in April 2015. Name Sponge Bob 3 – working, it is possible that the creators redo it.
By the way, about the creators of the new animated film:
- The director is again Paul Tibbitt.
- Writers – Jonathan Aibel (; Kung Fu Panda, Trolls), Jordan Dunn, Glenn Berger (; Monster Trucks, Alvin and The Chipmunks 2) and others.
- Produced by Paul Tibbitt, Stephen Hillenberg and Chantal Fegali (; Star Dust, The Hunger Games).
- Cast – Tom Kenney (Sponge Bob), Bill Fagerbakki (Patrick), Clancy Brown (Crabs), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), etc.
Probably, like its predecessors, Sponge Bob 3 will combine the usual animation (unconventional graphic style – business card of the franchise), computer animation and live shooting, plus it will be just as satirical.
About the twists and turns of the plot is not reported. The premiere date was set for 2019, but after several transfers it shifted to July 31, 2020.