Summary of “The Young Man and the Sea Sponge”

Tom Kenny, the voice actor behind SpongeBob’s perpetually enthused munchkin tones has always delighted in the show’s abundance of positive energy.
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, was 14 when he went scuba diving for the first time.
“SpongeBob should be cool and wear sun glasses and surf,” while another knowledgeably informed Hillenburg that “Pirates were out.”
Burger King wanted SpongeBob flipping burgers on a Burger King-style flame broiler, and Target wanted to market its SpongeBob products with the slogan, “It’s hip to be square,” which Hillenburg coolly rejected on the basis that SpongeBob wasn’t hip.
Like everyone else, Hillenburg started seeing SpongeBob everywhere.
In 2015, as if sensing there was a need for some course correction, Hillenburg took a more active role behind the scenes of SpongeBob SquarePants.
In 2019 so far, Nickelodeon has announced the launch of a dedicated SpongeBob YouTube channel, a new mobile game, a new toy line, SpongeBob Nike sneakers, the SpongeBob Smarty Pants Game Show, collaborations with designer Cynthia Rowley and artists Romero Britto and Jon Burgerman and the Pantone Color Institute – who inaugurated the color “SpongeBob Yellow” – and SpongeBob cosmetics.
Clancy Brown, who voices Mr. Krabs, likened the experience to “Having sex with the lights on.” And, in addition to the new feature film, It’s a Wonderful Sponge, slated for release in 2020, Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins – calling SpongeBob SquarePants “Our Marvel universe” – has promised spin-off shows.

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