SpongeBob SquarePants – ToonBarn http://www.toonbarn.com Cartoon news from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Hub, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, CG animation, anime, movies, or any kind of cartoons! Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:29:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 TRAILER: SpongeBob Squarepants Friday the 13th Stop-Mo Special http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/spongebob-squarepants-friday-13th-stop-mo-special/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/spongebob-squarepants-friday-13th-stop-mo-special/#respond Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:00:35 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=86973 The special is notable for a couple of things. First is that it’s going to screen on Friday the 13th on October, at 7PM ET/PT. Next is that the special uses stop motion animation instead of the usual 2D employed by the series. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom focuses on the Flying Dutchman […]

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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom focuses on the Flying Dutchman as he visits the town in order to scare every one, with a particular interest on SpongeBob because of the sponge’s tendency to find spooky things funny. For the occasion, SpongeBob is costumed as a flower, Patrick as a knight, Sandy as a mad scientist, Mr. Krabs as a dollar bill, Plankton as a devil, Squidward as himself, and Karen as a cat. The special features an original tune, “The Scare Song,” written by Mr. Lawrence with music by Eban Schletter, performed by the Flying Dutchman’s pirate ghost crew.

You can check out the trailer below:

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WATCH: SpongeBob Squarepants as an Anime http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/watch-spongebob-squarepants-as-an-anime/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/watch-spongebob-squarepants-as-an-anime/#respond Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:00:26 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=85717 A few days ago, we posted news about Rick and Morty creators participating in an unofficial crossover between their series and SpongeBob Squarepants. Now, we get another unofficial take on SpongeBob Squarepants, but this time around we get to see what the series would look like as an anime. The unofficial video was created by […]

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A few days ago, we posted news about Rick and Morty creators participating in an unofficial crossover between their series and SpongeBob Squarepants. Now, we get another unofficial take on SpongeBob Squarepants, but this time around we get to see what the series would look like as an anime.

The unofficial video was created by Youtuber “Narmak,” and delivers a treatment of Bikini Bottom’s denizes that incorporate anime’s tendency to render scenes in a dramatic, violent, and action-packed way. You can check out the video below:

If the Spongebob anime treatment piqued your curiosity, Narmak’s Youtube channel features more mashups (including an “Attack on Ogre” saga..)

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SDCC: First Look at SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/sdcc-first-look-spongebob-squarepants-legend-boo-kini/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/sdcc-first-look-spongebob-squarepants-legend-boo-kini/#respond Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:07 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=84789 Fans of SpongeBob SquarePants who are not able to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con might have missed this, but Nickelodeon’s panel for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini has finally provided the world with a first look at the upcoming special, which is notable for using stop-motion animation instead of its usual 2D. You […]

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Fans of SpongeBob SquarePants who are not able to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con might have missed this, but Nickelodeon’s panel for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini has finally provided the world with a first look at the upcoming special, which is notable for using stop-motion animation instead of its usual 2D. You can check out the sneak peek video below:

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom will feature the character “The Flying Dutchman,” and will premiere on October 2017.

Aside from the sneak peek, attendees were also treated to a live table read of the fan-favorite episode “Shanghaied,” by the series’ notable voice actors om Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) and surprise guest Brian Doyle Murray (Flying Dutchman).

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SpongeBob Squarepants: You Bring the Color Lets You Color the Show http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-squarepants-bring-color-lets-color-show/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-squarepants-bring-color-lets-color-show/#respond Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:00:43 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=84216 Nickelodeon has recently announced a new campaign called SpongeBob SquarePants: You Bring the Color (www.YouBringtheColor.com), which will empower fans as it allows them to help color brand new SpongeBob SquarePants episodes, with a chance to have their creations featured on Nickelodeon this fall. The campaign will run throughout July and August, with images being made […]

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Nickelodeon has recently announced a new campaign called SpongeBob SquarePants: You Bring the Color (www.YouBringtheColor.com), which will empower fans as it allows them to help color brand new SpongeBob SquarePants episodes, with a chance to have their creations featured on Nickelodeon this fall. The campaign will run throughout July and August, with images being made available from the final scene of an upcoming black and white episode titled “Squid Noir.” The selected fan creations will then debut on Nickelodeon this fall via a special themed week of new episodes, dubbed “You Bring the Color.”

The SpongeBob SquarePants: You Bring the Color website will offer over 50 scenes to color, along with an online gallery that displays select submissions so fans can see their creations throughout the campaign.

Nickelodeon will extend the experience to retail aisles in September, where specially marked packages of products from official You Bring The Color partners will feature codes that will unlock additional exclusive scenes to color. Partner products include General Mills GoGurt, Frankford Gummy Krabby Patties Candy and International Vitamin Corporation’s SpongeBob Gummy Vitamins. Products will be available at many national mass and grocery retail chains. The more images that fans color, the better their chances to see their creation on-air during You Bring the Color week.

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Nick Preps SpongeBob Halloween Special: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/nick-preps-spongebob-halloween-special-legend-boo-kini-bottom/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/nick-preps-spongebob-halloween-special-legend-boo-kini-bottom/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:49 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=83374 We’re still a few months away from the Halloween season, but Nickelodeon already has concrete plans on how to put a little scare in their programming – a brand new, stop motion special for SpongeBob Squarepants titled “The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom.” SpongeBob Squarepants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom will focus on the story of […]

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We’re still a few months away from the Halloween season, but Nickelodeon already has concrete plans on how to put a little scare in their programming – a brand new, stop motion special for SpongeBob Squarepants titled “The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom.”

SpongeBob Squarepants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom will focus on the story of the Flying Dutchman, who wants to ensure that every single creature in Bikini Bottom is scared out of their wits. The problem is that SpongeBob actually thinks scary things are funny, so the Flying Dutchman has his work cut out for him.

The special is being produced at the Los Angeles-based stop motion animation studio, Screen Novelties, and is slated for an OCtober 2017 premiere on Nickelodeon. Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh are serving as co-directors, with Chris Finnegan of Screen Novelties credited as producer.

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Third SpongeBob Squarepants Movie Confirmed http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/third-spongebob-squarepants-movie-confirmed/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/third-spongebob-squarepants-movie-confirmed/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 09:00:22 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=81428 A week ago, Viacom held its quarterly earnings call, which should be relatively uninteresting to those of us who are not interested in the corporate and revenue side of things, but one notable information was revealed when Viacom CEO Bob Bakish and Nickelodeon Group PResident Cyma Zarghami discussed feature film and merch expansion plans. It […]

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A week ago, Viacom held its quarterly earnings call, which should be relatively uninteresting to those of us who are not interested in the corporate and revenue side of things, but one notable information was revealed when Viacom CEO Bob Bakish and Nickelodeon Group PResident Cyma Zarghami discussed feature film and merch expansion plans.

It was noted by Zarghami that the third SpongeBob SquarePants movie has been greenlighted. It is not entirely a new piece of information per se, as the third film was originally announced in 2015 as already in pre-production, but a later announcement pushed back the release to 2019 and nothing much was heard from it, until now.

However, the success of the SpongeBob Squarepants franchise doesn’t really make it surprising that a third film will be made – SpongeBob Squarepants is Nickelodeon’s highest-rating TV series of all time and is currently one of its most widely distributed. Even the films had similar successes, as the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie in 2004 netted $140 million at the global box office while the sequel, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, managed an even bigger worldwide take of $325 million when it released in 2015.

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CLIP: Oscar®-Winner J.K. Simmons Guest Stars in SpongeBob SquarePants http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/oscar-winner-j-k-simmons-guest-stars-spongebob-squarepants/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/oscar-winner-j-k-simmons-guest-stars-spongebob-squarepants/#respond Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:25 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=79041 Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) will be making his Spongebob Squarepants debut this coming Saturday, March 4 at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) via a brand new episode titled “Snooze You Lose.” In the episode, Simmons will be lending his voice to a character named Maestro Mackerel, who is a middle-aged and impatient conductor of the Bikini Bottom […]

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Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) will be making his Spongebob Squarepants debut this coming Saturday, March 4 at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) via a brand new episode titled “Snooze You Lose.”

In the episode, Simmons will be lending his voice to a character named Maestro Mackerel, who is a middle-aged and impatient conductor of the Bikini Bottom Philharmonic. Maestro Mackerel is so enamored with beautiful music that it sends him into fits of ecstasy, but bad tunes upset him so much that he goes into aggressive fits where instruments usually end up tied around an unfortunate musician’s head.

The Snooze You Lose episode finds Squidward so tired that Spongebob and Patrick are unable to wake him up, so the bumbling duo decide to resort to help him attend his big addition – through any means possible.

You can check out the clip below to see what’s in store:

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Cast of Happy Days Invades SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/cast-happy-days-invades-spongebobs-bikini-bottom/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/cast-happy-days-invades-spongebobs-bikini-bottom/#respond Tue, 03 May 2016 19:00:25 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=59340 Henry Winkler, David Lander and Michael McKean will be reuniting to offer guest voices for a new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Sharks vs. Pods debuts on May 4, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon, just right after a new episode of The Loud House, the channel’s newest original animated comedy. The series episode presents […]

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Henry Winkler, David Lander and Michael McKean will be reuniting to offer guest voices for a new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Sharks vs. Pods debuts on May 4, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon, just right after a new episode of The Loud House, the channel’s newest original animated comedy.

The series episode presents audiences to The Sharks, the strongest guys in town, who get SpongeBob held up in their newest confrontation. Henry Winkler voices the character of Sharkface, a tough guy who lived in Bikini Bottom’s mean streets. Michael McKean voices the character of Lonnie, a skateboarding punk from Red Hook, and David Lander will voice Donnie, a guy who’s from an upper-class family living in Bikini Heights.

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Viacom Used TMNT…as a TAX SCHEME? http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/viacom-used-tmnt-tax-scheme/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/viacom-used-tmnt-tax-scheme/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2016 22:52:33 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57722 This is one of the craziest stories I ever heard of, and the year is just getting started. And maybe its REALLY getting bad in Viacom if they are doing this to a storied franchise… From NBC News: Viacom Inc was sued by a former vice president who said the media company fired her in […]

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This is one of the craziest stories I ever heard of, and the year is just getting started.

And maybe its REALLY getting bad in Viacom if they are doing this to a storied franchise…

From NBC News:

Viacom Inc was sued by a former vice president who said the media company fired her in retaliation for opposing its alleged plan to illegally avoid paying U.S. taxes on the international licensing rights for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In a complaint filed on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, Nataki Williams said she was fired in April 2014 while on maternity leave, after Viacom ignored her objections to its plan the prior year to transfer Ninja Turtles rights to a Netherlands-based entity solely to avoid the U.S. tax burden.

Williams said the licensing work was handled in New York, but Viacom arranged for minor work to be done in the Netherlands to make it appear as though the contracts were handled there.

The Irvington, New Jersey resident also said Viacom planned for the Netherlands entity to buy rights to other children’s characters like Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants, in a scheme that her bosses allegedly said could save millions of dollars.

What in the world is this? They are selling (not as hot, though) well enough. So you mean because the shows have become a tax burden on company, you going to sell the rights to the Dutch so you pay no taxes?

It gets worse folks:

Williams said she was fired as vice president for financial planning and analysis, ending more than six years of employment at Viacom, on the pretext that her benefits paperwork wrongly listed her child’s father, also named Williams, as a spouse.

She said Viacom caused the error, and that she held herself out as single.

“Ms. Williams was actually fired in retaliation for her internal whistle-blowing of an unlawful tax avoidance scheme that would have saved Viacom millions, and that Ms. Williams reasonably believed was fraudulent,” the complaint said.

In a statement, Viacom said Williams was fired for “fraudulently claiming company benefits to which she was not entitled. Her legal claims are completely without merit, and we will vigorously defend against these claims in court.”

So they fired her basically…because of a client on her child’s father? Does any major company in this world does this now?

If you remember, 4Kids sold the rights of the TMNT in 2009 to Viacom for a unknown sum. The movie rights were also moved to Paramount. So now it seems not only the TMNT but their two other Main Franchises (Dora and Spongebob) if this is true, have become tax burdens on the company. I would believe that animation series wouldn’t be such a massive hit on a company, but Viacom maybe in much worse shape than i realized if this scheme is true.

We will have more on this, because just like The VFX Scandals and the Disney-Dreamworks wage collusion scandal its is only the beginning.

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Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty. http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:47:43 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57589 Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday […]

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Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way)

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Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year – Saturday rolls around again.

But the room is empty.

Children are sleep – or trying to go into lessons of music, art or sport in a what has become a rarity in this late 2015 – frost. Not much snow, not much of a winter. And some on twitter worry that its a bad omen…even those that dont believe in a creator.

Its strange to hear that – those who are my friends on twitter usually are headstrong, racing against those with differing opinions – sometimes in a passive aggressive way, other times for legit reasons, still others to talk in jest, tact etc.

But some say the spirit of Christmas overrides these worries.

They may have been right in a past time – before things changed – some for the better – and some for the worse.

But all changes effect us in many ways.

This year – the Christmas spirit seems to be tempered by the Star Wars machine. And as the new engine of the creation of a “Corporate Safe Space” start in earnest, three films before 2020, many TV series – other animated spots – video games, toys and other trinkets; its more of a cynical promotion of the greatest and most secretive fan fiction ever created.

In any other time – it would have been just one of the many major blockbusters – didn’t effect next weeks numbers or so on. We would have other things to pass the time. But the concept of the “Corporate Safe Space” is much more insidious – it promotes the other products from other companies it competes with as the literal manifestation of evil, and their own product – as the good work – the holy work – the one you turn to when all is lost.

Made simple and plain by this post on twitter:

to people who complain about some movies being too long: do you realize your own garbage life goes on like forever

make good movies last as long as possible. 3 hours, 100 years, forever. put us out of our misery

And Misery loves Company. Its the end as entertainment as a way to relax, and at times to wonder about our human condition, or even to have fun. It now has become a cradle to grave mantra of endless content creation for the content men who via their advertising agencies promote a existence that doesn’t exist in reality.

I could tell other stories. How, why and for what reason things arnt the way it seems anymore. But more often than not – its because people, companies, multi-nationals, educators and even those who were meant to represent us dont. They turn out to be more of a maguffin. A sad fate of madding ideals mixed with the most banal pragmatism.

I just want to focus on us. The fans of animation.

Its hard to deal with but – just because a show has some merit doesn’t mean its good.

We have seen with My Little Pony (and Equestria Girls), Steven Universe – and even the weaker shows such as Regular Show and Gumball – the sense is that they talking above the adults and the children are just asking questions about things that are in the show and they just become so lost. Their fanbases are taken over not just by adults who just love the show by its own merits, but by those who feel the show creates a space where everything else feels lost to them. They didnt develop strength and character even when the show was dark – now as the animated series promote a light hearted fare – it becomes a way to promote all sorts of dank memes and even more politically charged language, and using the concept of sexuality as a way to  ease a man or a womens shadow natures into quiet repose. In the west and most western animation Its a sad, banal attempt to extend ones love of a work of fiction or genre. The east handles this better – and sees it as it is – integration, fashion, technique and embracing the work as is and nothing more or less.

We talk about what happened to Zamii, and the media has done so in many ways. But what people dont realized is that when the creators backed down from comments made by those who wished Zamii dead, it proved to me that nobody knows when to stand their ground and say – enough. It started from the day the Thundercats got canned, to the day that they made the move for Korra, to the issues with Steven Universe and the issues with their fanbase. The Internet given voice, the voice given form and now it has power even over the creators of these shows.

Its because the executives and the fans are from the same economic structure. The creators not only have to cowtow to said executives when it comes to content – which always been a problem for years, now have to deal with the views that has the money. The advertising agencies may aim for most viewers, but we seen now, even despite advertising laws made in order to make sure that children dont become mindless consumers, it just made things worse for all involved.

It has been mentioned before about education and the E/I. I also mentioned about the scandal concerning the lowering of wages and collusion in the theatrical animation sector. Did you know that Ed Catmull  bought a 12 million dollar house? This is after the trial finds out that the Disney board knew about these issues.

Welcome to Poof Poof, Glitter Boots, the force is with us. Netflix is about to spend five Billion dollars on “content creation” while Netflix is overvalued in the stock market by a value of 400X its price. Its the time of complaints of how a animated character looks via the eyes of a fan. Its the time when ratings “dont matter”, its audience share, that # social network outreach, insta connections and all the rest. In a world when ignorance is awarded, all those who run entertainment – and in animation, “create”and manufacture the look and feeling of a inglorious look. Not for satire, not even to make fun of the world – but to create safe spaces that don’t challenge the characters, nor the setting – and most important the viewers.

Increasingly, the Holiday classics take more importance. Years ago, they were apart of a extended program of network kids shows and which many popular shows joined in specials during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Today these holiday specials stand as the guard of a time long  past. For the shows now air on Cartoon Network/ Nick and Disney XD  are now run by feckless creators, some who feel that kowtowing to powers and those that perceive they have power, only hurts the show in the end of the day. They are not creators, they are PR men, propaganda for either a education mandate that doesn’t work, a form of social uplifting of the misfits of the world that doesn’t uplift anything but Pateron accounts and Kickstarter Funds, and content that all dines in the mesh and morrass of pesudo-scarlet letter trigger warnings, slights of political gotcha checks, and all and all out purriance. Its the wonderful world of dung emoji and it been that way since that’s all what the “Corporate Safe Space” will give us.

And in one of the sad ironies of the time, Toys has lost wonder – even Lego uses Japanese culture tropes to sell product. You usually have team ups with diffrent shows in many of a Japanese product – but it doesnt happen in the states…unless you Lego and have more clout than most other franchiser in the kids business.

It even reaches Toonami in a sense. After the announcement that they were bringing back Samurai Jack, Mr Demarco stated he wanted one of the newer Lupin series, Yukyo Mine. Not the best of the Lupin works. But even he was told by the censors he couldn’t. Its strange. Lupin hasnt been apart of American culture – so it becomes to most hardest of sells to even put it on Toonami. Of course he would get Wakfu, but then they are on Netflix.

The fact that a dude who makes Adult Swim money over fist – gets denied a show – while the Creators of the Steven Universe are allowed to get away with everything – and the creators bows down to pressure from people who wish other fans of their show dead, is sad to me. Mine(And Lupin for that matter) isn’t going to cause your network problems, the show you promote next  to the 5th iteration of legendary Looney Toons characters has become more problematic and the fact they don’t see this tells me all i need to know.

They have given up on us. The American people – the American audience. who they feel are too lost in their “common sense” to talk to. We got so many was to view the content – they think its OK to delay shows for months on end. They will watch it again and again, old episodes – six, seven times a week. It will be greater than everything we have done before.

Then the holiday classics come on. The humanity. Coming from puppets, from animation, from the voice overs, the backgrounds. They stood, even when things were being built for children around, and torn down by government edict. Yes, animation is for all.

But at times, the little ones are to be reminded there are things beyond numbers, letters, and such things we as people need to be in the world. They need the journey of the heroes, the power of belief and the joy of overcoming life’s grand trials. And these folks who would easily falter to the hands of those willing to kill don’t understand and never did truly loved the work. They loved the fame, and sold their souls to the oligarchic power structures they trying to fight against and say they are against, but in reality work for them and are in tandem with them.

They are nothing more than the Grinch.

He could be redeemed, but I doubt they can.

Can anybody be redeemed?

Not so.

Thats why these specials, are truly are. They show us were we have fallen – the simple reasons why – and putting complications on it – and excusing it only causes us to lose the plot.

“Baby stuff”, Charlotte said to Virgina there is no Santa.

“Baby stuff”, when those demons said to Zamii when they said to her kill herself – “You know how she looks LIKE!”

But its that spirit of Christmas, that these specials represent show the best of ourselves, the hope in a manger. The hope in a child born in poverty gets the only thing that can get him out of it, a football. The hope in a woman who is homeless – to get 100 bucks from a man, not for favor, but out of his heart and his own reasons. The hope of a man, who after being told after he comes back from war, that the people he fought for calls him names, cishet, warmongerer, etc. That he – suffering from a lost hand, and lost heart and mind, can find a home, an honest job, and finally a smile from a grateful nation.

But for 345 days of the year, America is “We The Spiteful”. It feels more like pity.

We don’t know what we had until its gone.

And these holiday specials remind us every year of what we truly lost, the sense that good will truly win, and hope never truly dies.

They used to be apart of a place children could go.

Now these shows, these specials that only come one time a year, are now the gold standard of the industry.

Its not a popular opinion.

But in the end, the facts remain.

Maybe we adults can never be redeemed.

But Tomorrow isnt not the far away…

And the young must find that tomorrow.

Even if time runs short.

This Saturday and for the foreseeable future of every Saturday, the rooms of the American living room is quiet like the grave…

But its never silent.

Yes, Virgina there is a Santa Claus…

If only they just believe…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Spongebob wins in Box Office (on the back of its Online Game/ Online Campaign, and Victoria Justice’s return) http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-wins-box-office-back-online-game-online-campaign-victoria-justices-return/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-wins-box-office-back-online-game-online-campaign-victoria-justices-return/#respond Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:07:09 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=53712 17 years, two movies. Both made gang busters in the box office. You have to start considering Spongebob as one of the better animated series of its era. With its very strong online campaign, and Victoria Justice’s second chance after her issues/rivalry between her and her former co-stars (Grande and the rumors of partying on […]

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17 years, two movies. Both made gang busters in the box office.

You have to start considering Spongebob as one of the better animated series of its era.

With its very strong online campaign, and Victoria Justice’s second chance after her issues/rivalry between her and her former co-stars (Grande and the rumors of partying on the set of Icarly) It was just right.

It beat out Jupiter Ascending, which was delayed from Summer 2014. Again the VFX monies for the movie was very high, and it seems the losses may never be recouped.

In other interesting news – even though it didn’t do as well in the states – the Padditon Movie has gotten $208 Million making it a hit worldwide.

Giving new life to the family franchise, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water soaked up $56 million from 3,641 theaters in its North American debut, one of the best debuts ever in the month of February. Directed by Mike Mitchell and Paul Tibbitt, the new SpongeBob feature was produced with a budget of $74 million. The first SpongeBob movie, which was released in 2004, was made for $30 million and opened to $32 million before going on to make a total of $85.4 million domestically and $140.2 million worldwide.

Overseas, the Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies sequel is doing five times more business than the first film, grossing $26.8 million to date from 25 territories—including $11.1 million in Mexico—for an early worldwide total of $82.8 million.

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Spongebob Squarepants Declares Day of Positivity http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-squarepants-declares-day-positivity/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-squarepants-declares-day-positivity/#respond Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:23:02 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=53379 In support of the upcoming SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Paramount and Nickelodeon movies have released an exclusive look at Spongebob’s new music video, Thank Gosh it’s Monday. The music video Thank Gosh it’s Monday aims to celebrate what they refer to as The Day of Positivity, which is a new unofficial holiday that […]

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In support of the upcoming SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Paramount and Nickelodeon movies have released an exclusive look at Spongebob’s new music video, Thank Gosh it’s Monday.

The music video Thank Gosh it’s Monday aims to celebrate what they refer to as The Day of Positivity, which is a new unofficial holiday that aims to replace people’s usual negative outlook towards Mondays. You can check out the exclusive video below:

SpongeBob’s fans can visit www.DayofPositivity.com to watch the “Thank Gosh it’s Monday” video, upload and share positive selfies, and receive a special positivity message from SpongeBob himself.

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Spongebob Moves In App Gets Holiday Update http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-moves-app-gets-holiday-update/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-moves-app-gets-holiday-update/#respond Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:00:01 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=52968 Nickelodeon’s extremely popular app Spongebob Moves In has recently received an update, and it’s a major one because it updates the theme to one that fits the holiday season. The update is available now and allows SpongeBob fans to help their favorite undersea characters spread holiday cheer and reveal exclusive seasonal extras. The new content […]

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Nickelodeon’s extremely popular app Spongebob Moves In has recently received an update, and it’s a major one because it updates the theme to one that fits the holiday season. The update is available now and allows SpongeBob fans to help their favorite undersea characters spread holiday cheer and reveal exclusive seasonal extras. The new content will feature new items to collect and unlock.

For the uninitiated, SpongeBob Moves In is a city-building game that lets players customize their own version of Bikini Bottom, using a wide variety of characters, buildings, and accessories. The game tasks players with ensuing that the inhabitants are happy, by fulfilling their wishes. Rewards come in the form of treasure chests, happiness points, and new recipes.

The app is available through iTunes or Google Play, depending on your device.

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New Trailer for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Released http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/new-trailer-spongebob-movie-sponge-water-released/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/new-trailer-spongebob-movie-sponge-water-released/#respond Sun, 02 Nov 2014 10:00:19 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=51866 After the initial reveal of the trailer, things have quieted down a bit on Nickelodeon and Paramounts hybrid 2D and CG animated The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. But now, they’ve just released a reminder that the film is coming soon via a new trailer. The new trailer contains footage that was already showcased […]

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After the initial reveal of the trailer, things have quieted down a bit on Nickelodeon and Paramounts hybrid 2D and CG animated The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. But now, they’ve just released a reminder that the film is coming soon via a new trailer. The new trailer contains footage that was already showcased in the first trailer, but also delves deeper into the 2D half of the flick. You can watch the trailer below:

Directed by Paul Tibbitt, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water follows the wacky denizens of Bikini Bottom as they emerge from their 2D undersea environment while tracking down the thief who stole the secret Krabby Patty recipe. Along the way, they gain superpowers in order to fight off a real life super villain.

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Spongebob and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pet Line Debuts http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-pet-line-debuts/ http://www.toonbarn.com/spongebob/spongebob-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-pet-line-debuts/#respond Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:00:20 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=49784 G Mason Group has recently announced a new partnership with Nickelodeon that will see the launch of a new line of pet products featuring the popular Nick brands SpongeBob Squarepants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The products have been slated for a Holiday release and include collars, leashes, pet beds, toys, and even apparel for […]

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G Mason Group has recently announced a new partnership with Nickelodeon that will see the launch of a new line of pet products featuring the popular Nick brands SpongeBob Squarepants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The products have been slated for a Holiday release and include collars, leashes, pet beds, toys, and even apparel for cats and dogs. The line has been presented at the national show for pet retailers, SuperZoo, which was held last month in Las Vegas.

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“We are very pleased to add Nickelodeon to our growing list of exciting and premium brands,” said Gregory Jemal, CEO of G Mason Group. “With major movie events coming up in 2014 and 2015, it is a great opportunity to introduce these iconic characters to the pet industry.”

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