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History of SpongeBob Squarepants

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Maya Carter

on 6 April 2013

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By: Maya Carter History of SpongeBob Squarepants SpongeBob Squarepants was created by Stephen Hillenburg Characters Videos Origins Elements of Art Principles of Design First Episode: May 1, 1999
"Help Wanted" Did You Know?
Each of the main characters
are based off of the seven deadly sins.

SpongeBob - Lust
Patrick - Sloth
Sandy - Pride
Squidward - Wrath
Plankton - Envy
Gary - Gluttony
Mr. Krabs - Greed Originally, SpongeBob was going to be named "SpongeBoy," but there was already a mop with the same name. Unity
Characters use different patterns to make it flow together.
The backgrounds pop against the dark backgrounds especially at night.
The characters have variety in their colors and pattern sizes. Characters are recurring and change in color.
Different patterns and shapes.
All characters are symmetrical on both sides, mainly with their eyes and clothes you can tell.
Buildings and backgrounds are equal symmetrically.
Backgrounds look similar in all places of objects.
The characters have many colors and shapes that make them appear simple to draw.
Characters have fluid, human like walking and movements, except when falling or making scared/surprised/mad faces.
Backgrounds are repetitive in some ways and repeat every so often. SpongeBob & Gary Voiced by Tom Kenny Patrick Voiced by Bill Fagerbakke Sandy Voiced by Carolyn Lawrence Squidward Voiced by Rodger Bumpass Mr. Krabs Voiced by Clancy Brown Plankton Voiced by Mr. Lawrence About Stephen Hillenburg Born in 1961
Marine Biologist
Owner of United Plankton Pictuers
Created "Rocko's Modern Life" Influence
Max Fleischer - Creator of Betty Boop, Popeye, Koko the Clown and Owner of Fleischer Studios. Influence
Jacques Cousteau - Famous French marine biologist who invented the modern Scuba diving gear we use today and has great influence on the show. SpongeBob and friends live in Bikini Bottom. Hillenburg made a comic about sea creatures called, The Intertidal Zone, hosted by a sponge that was originally a sea sponge and later changed to be a square to be more funny. Hillenburg showed it to his friend, Martin Olson, and after Rocko's ended he began developing SpongeBob into a show. Texture
Characters are animated with textures that look like their material.
Backgrounds use colorful combinations and dots or circles to have pattern like textures.
Characters are 3-Dimensional in shape and size.
Backgrounds look 3D and cartoonish.
No space use on the characters.
Backgrounds use cluttered space inside buildings and uncluttered space outdoors.
Characters are exaggerated shapes of animals and whatever type of character they are.
Buildings look like shapes of fruits and objects that if were dropped underwater would look large to sea creatures.
Characters colors are vibrant, yet only have a few specific colors that change.
Background colors are very vibrant and range from different shades. Line
Characters outlines are a darker shade of whatever color that character may be.
Background outlines are darker shades of the object’s fill and mainly black.
Characters only have gradients when at night or wearing sunglasses.
Backgrounds use a lot of gradients to look realistic and cartoonish simultaneously. Proportion
The characters are literally sized as sea creatures.
When objects are used in the backgrounds for building and stuff, they’re larger than the sea creatures.
The colors of the characters are always consistent.
Backgrounds have detailed, consistent colors that blend well.
The main contrast is between the vibrant colors of the characters against the subtle and simple backgrounds. Common/Notable Items in SpongeBob Gross Up Close-Up Pictures Gross Up Close-Up
An animation technique first seen in "The Ren & Stimpy Show" to place major emphasis on discusting parts of a character or object. The images are usually very detailed, creepy looking and painted. Here's a few images of common and notable items that have been featured in SpongeBob Squarepants. The SpongeBob series has been developed into multiple video game adaptations ranging from platforms such as: XBOX, PC, GameCube and Wii. In 2004, "The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie" was released and grossed over $140 million at the box office. In 2012, a sequel was announced and is scheduled to be released in late 2014. Sources Cited
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