How The Design Of Spongebob Has Changed Over The Years

  • Published: 06 August 2019
  • Spongebob Squarepants was Nickelodeon at its absolute best. The animation studio has changed since the show first aired yet Spongebob Squarepants episodes still rule the network. Now there's rumors that Kamp Koral will be a full series in the future. Even still, it will be the work of Stephen Hillenburg in his full run that will be talked about for as long as animated shows make it to TV. In that process Spongebob Squarepants has changed and this is a look at how.

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  • Nerdstalgic
    Nerdstalgic   6 months back

    Is Spongebob one of the best animated shows of all time? Where does it rank?

    • Low Note
      Low Note  2 days back

      One of the best animated shows of all time!

    • L L
      L L  4 days back

      Fun fact! Flanderization comes from the character from The Simpsons, Ned Flanders

    • Timmy Turner
      Timmy Turner  1 weeks back

      Top 10 of all time somewhere in there

    • Follower of Christ
      Follower of Christ  2 weeks back

      Nerdstalgic it's in the top three with the Simpsons and ren and stimpy for me

    • jasmim
      jasmim  2 weeks back


  • sohail yousaf
    sohail yousaf  5 hours back

    To me he looked way better the more he changed

    • Sherri Weibert
      Sherri Weibert  16 hours back

      I love SpongeBob so much but the newest seasons are awful and unwatchable. It is not funny at all and just visually ugly. It is heartbreaking but I'll always have the early seasons to enjoy,... FOREVER, FOREVER, FOREVER........

        JORDANA SWAYZE  2 days back

        9:38 WUT 👏 THE 👏 HECK 👏

        • Here's Hot Rod
          Here's Hot Rod  2 days back

          Boxy is evil? Excuse us.

          • BrokeBot
            BrokeBot  3 days back

            ew, season 6

            • GWEyaster
              GWEyaster  3 days back

              rip Steven

              • Myself Included
                Myself Included  4 days back

                Goodbye Father
                Happy Trails
                Stephen Hillenberg Shows up
                Tears* My Heart

                • Mina
                  Mina  4 days back

                  miss Spongebob’s old cheeks and old shade of yellow.

                  • Cyber Knight
                    Cyber Knight  5 days back

                    Older spongebob was awesome. The new ones are just bad. I suppose it’s more palatable for kids, but I prefer the old.

                    • Isaac R
                      Isaac R  5 days back

                      Like everyone i think seasons 1-3 and i guess 4 are gold, but I think the rest until the second movie are still ok, i just hate mostly everything after the second movie because of how over-exaggerated the characters movements are, it just looks like every other cartoon now

                      • James0mckenna
                        James0mckenna  5 days back

                        It's not a true breakdown video unless you identify the very scene, nay frame, where the character or show takes it's ill fated turn. Im glad you find them because nobody else does. Or frankly cares or is looking. I'm sure you're fun to watch shows with

                        • Shayna Newman
                          Shayna Newman  5 days back

                          That’s why sponge bob doesn’t seem the same anymore.... it’s not that I’ve gotten older, it’s the design

                          • Emanating Faucet
                            Emanating Faucet  5 days back

                            3:25 Yes, But Neptune's Spatula also had Some shots like this

                            • FMSpeedart
                              FMSpeedart  5 days back

                              "This is just conjecture, but the goofy goober moment was huge" This is the funniest thing anyone has ever said

                              • Davante Stewart
                                Davante Stewart  5 days back

                       an explosion 💥💥💥💥💥

                                • AmirKingW
                                  AmirKingW  6 days back

                                  Season 1-4 GOAT

                                  • Nagida Sylph
                                    Nagida Sylph  7 days back

                                    I'm a writer and I created my own characters I put so much love into. That ending there, it almost made me cry. I thought back to my characters and realized they were all a different part of me. As though I split myself into a bunch of different parts, and had them meet each other for the first time. Admittedly it was awkward at first but as I kept going it flowed naturally. I don't know how anyone else could replicate my characters more than I could myself.

                                    • Thelxinoe
                                      Thelxinoe  1 weeks back

                                      It seems like people only base the quality of a show off of animation...

                                      • Ardequerade
                                        Ardequerade  1 weeks back

                                        sponges are better the newer they are...they get filled with filth as time goes on

                                        • Sloan Sabbath
                                          Sloan Sabbath  1 weeks back

                                          This was beautiful, I didn't know I needed this.

                                          • Aarionne Hobbs
                                            Aarionne Hobbs  1 weeks back

                                            I don’t like how high spongebobs voice has gotten

                                            • Kriss
                                              Kriss  1 weeks back

                                              Spongebob got more annoying as he get more stupid

                                              • Daniel Neer
                                                Daniel Neer  1 weeks back

                                                Sponge bob doesn’t defy the rules of animation though. Notice how most of his body is actually made of halve circles put together to create a square instead of just a square? He also has the big round eyes that remind people of babies. The front teeth are odd but are still actually small when you compare it to the rest of his teeth and the size of his face. Spongebob is fascinating in the it uses all the rules of animation to make something cute, while still maintaining the freedom to be different.

                                                • Uncreative Username
                                                  Uncreative Username  2 weeks back

                                                  Not a fan of the exaggerated facial expressions in the newer episodes.

                                                  • spinkle
                                                    spinkle  2 weeks back

                                                    rip steve

                                                    • Doggy AMG
                                                      Doggy AMG  2 weeks back

                                                      Season one is my favorite, I like the stretchy inconsistency

                                                      • Christian Sarmiento
                                                        Christian Sarmiento  2 weeks back

                                                        I'm sorry but I can't stop laughing at the "Oh Mr. Waiter, two more please" scene

                                                        • Christian Sarmiento
                                                          Christian Sarmiento  2 weeks back

                                                          Stupid Flander-ization

                                                          • Sahiyela Distracted Place

                                                            It's the same but better did I make sense?

                                                            • Like My Comment Fam
                                                              Like My Comment Fam  2 weeks back

                                                              8:28 "recatngular"

                                                              • 『ʙᴀʟᴍᴏʀᴀ ʙʟᴜᴇ』

                                                                Luckily the original crew came back

                                                                • Well Actually I’m Nine

                                                                  I know this song ....but I don’t

                                                                  • XRoyalStampedeX
                                                                    XRoyalStampedeX  2 weeks back

                                                                    RIP Stephen Hillenburg and thanks for the awesome childhood you created for us 90s gens 🙏🏻☹️.

                                                                    • TheHeater90
                                                                      TheHeater90  2 weeks back

                                                                      The 1st season is the best, and the 2nd and 3rd are absolutely fantastic also, but all the rest of the seasons are crap, except a few decent episodes in season 4.

                                                                      • TrashMammal
                                                                        TrashMammal  2 weeks back

                                                                        Spongebob and Dexter have very similar first lines in their series.

                                                                        • BakuDoge62
                                                                          BakuDoge62  2 weeks back

                                                                          I do understand where you’re coming from with a lot of this. When you point it out, it’s way too obvious looking back on it. Still love all of spongebob though, brings me back to my childhood days. A classic to say the least

                                                                          • Stephanie Joobern
                                                                            Stephanie Joobern  2 weeks back

                                                                            Unpopular opinion but I don't like the newest "fixed" Spongebob not gonna lie. I mean it is by far better than before but nothing beats Spongebob season 1-3ish imo.

                                                                            • Chris Mendiola
                                                                              Chris Mendiola  2 weeks back

                                                                              10:26 Thank you for that awesome ending man

                                                                              • Eugorn
                                                                                Eugorn  2 weeks back

                                                                                I grew up in the 2010s and I honestly loved the Spongebob they were airing, I think there’s something to enjoy and not just calling them trash. But the newer episodes are terrible, the expressions are way too exaggerated and the humor is more or less but I do prefer seasons 1 - 3

                                                                                • Nicholas Bodimeade
                                                                                  Nicholas Bodimeade  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Good-bye friend :(

                                                                                  • Pooh With Timbs
                                                                                    Pooh With Timbs  2 weeks back

                                                                                    *The Manga was better*

                                                                                    • b b
                                                                                      b b  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I really love the cell frame look... But that's definitely not such a bad thing.

                                                                                      • Feanor n
                                                                                        Feanor n  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Greenblatts drawings of Spongebob made me alomst die of laughter multiple times. And i was a teenager when i saw them the first time.
                                                                                        Just like the Simpsons until Season 9, Spongebobs first Seasons could also entertain an adult audience just as well as kids. But as soon the soul of the show is gone, the original creator/s, it falls apart. It becomes a vessel to print money and the target audience become kids only. And i hate this "Lets get Money from stupid kis" mentality so much !

                                                                                        • First Name
                                                                                          First Name  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I remember the episode of Spongebob where Spongebob and Patrick where fighting over some toy from some prize. It ended up "breaking" and Spongebob began to cry.....a lot. That's when I realized he's not season 1-3 Spongebob anymore, just some crybaby

                                                                                          • Seventh Koven
                                                                                            Seventh Koven  2 weeks back

                                                                                            9:26 i think the only thing more i love more than Blue Wednesday's 'Birthday Girl' being used, is that i knew this song before i heard it in this video .

                                                                                          • Tom Diepeveen
                                                                                            Tom Diepeveen  2 weeks back

                                                                                            What tf kind of Entertain The Elk rip off is this guy.

                                                                                            • Dr. Dirty Dan
                                                                                              Dr. Dirty Dan  2 weeks back

                                                                                              C. H. Greenfuck is the one to blame for all the bad goofy faces
                                                                                              Fuck him