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The Political Quandaries of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants is arguably one of television’s most thematically-rich shows. Exploring the lives of a diverse population of undersea inhabitants, the show has found enormous appeal with adults due to its extremely unique blend of brilliant wit, visual experimentation and delightful characters. Let’s explore a few interesting topics examined in the show.

Spongebob Squarepants stage musical announced; David Bowie to pen song!

He’s been a hapless hero of the small and big screens, and now Spongebob SquarePants is about to try his luck on stage. “The end is near,” reads Monday’s press announcement of The SpongeBob Musical, bound for Chicago and Broadway. “Only one sponge can save the day. But he’s going to need help from some of the greatest songwriters in rock and pop music history.”

New Spongebob Movie receiving first ever Irish/English dual release

Paramount Pictures Ireland, in association with TG4, are delighted to announce that The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water will be available for the first time through the Irish language in Irish cinemas nationwide. Dubbing production has begun in Dublin on this local project by Macalla Teoranta, the team who dub the popular SpongeBob Squarepants TV series that is broadcast on TG4. The first-of-its-kind movie will be released in both Irish and English on March 27th.

Box Office: Spongebob returns with a tremendous $56m opening weekend

Over ten years since the previous feature film based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, the return of SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends to theaters was greeted with a rapturous $56 million opening in 3,641 theaters, more than $15,000 per location. That’s $26 million more than the opening of the original movie in 2004, which went on to gross $85.4 million domestically and $140.2 million worldwide.

‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ reveals official title, first poster

The film is directed by show writer and executive producer Paul Tibbitt, written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Animation, and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the sequel to the 2004 film The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and stars the regular television cast of Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence and Mr. Lawrence, who are returning to reprise their respective roles from the series and the previous film. Spanish actor Antonio Banderas was also cast as a pirate for both the live action and animated segments. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 6, 2015.