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   2 weeks back

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

    • ThatSpotted OwlGal
      ThatSpotted OwlGal  6 hours back

      It is the best, at least the classic episodes imo.

    • DeathTrooper 67
      DeathTrooper 67  9 hours back

      Who didn't watch a ton of SpongeBob as a kid? But rather then that I usually watched Cartoon Network.

    • DGRIFF!
      DGRIFF!  17 hours back

      Top 10 for sure.

    • I’m Icêy
      I’m Icêy  22 hours back

      @EyeSoLazy best

    • YaseTheYeast IV
      YaseTheYeast IV  1 days back

      #1 bayybeee

  • chilling-boy
    chilling-boy  4 minutes back

    What was the other channel of this guy I remember his voice imediatly

    • Utti Siseppe
      Utti Siseppe  35 minutes back

      I hate the exxagarated facial expression
      Sometimes it's funny but if you do it in the entire episode it's gonna looks like retarded show
      Remember when Spongebob actually have good jokes?
      Yeah I miss that

      • Cristian Jim
        Cristian Jim  2 hours back

        I remember being put off from the show when they started doing too much “gross-out” humor. Like the Squidward Toe Nail scene... idk if it was just not my kind of humor but it was just disturbing to me 🤷🏽‍♂️

        • Shanice Ngwangu
          Shanice Ngwangu  2 hours back

          I thought I was the only one who thought this. My sister's and I noticed it too. I noticed it back in May 2005, but I also why the 2004 movie was illustrated that way. I remember school being let out, and we were watching television. Nickelodeon stated there was going to be a brand new episode of the new season of the show. It was the "Skill Crane" episode, and I just remember thinking to myself what happened to the animation, the illustration, and the coloring? It seemed a little too bright from the previous seasons. The remaining seasons after it were the same, but they only got brighter, and the characters personalities changed especially after 2009. At the time I assumed that maybe the original illustrator had quit, and that's why the illustrations and animation had changed so much. My favorite seasons are 1-3. There's just something about the illustration and coloring that I really love about it. I noticed that "Arthur" did the same thing after season 8 in 2003. The characters remained the same, but there is something about the illustration and animation that I noticed wasn't the same.

          • Noah Palomares
            Noah Palomares  3 hours back

            I honestly, honest to god, do not understand why people say spongebob went downhill. His look doesn't matter to me. Sure later in the shows life, he became just an idiot. But I still watch it and I still enjoy the episodes. The stories are interesting to me. I liked when Plankton went into Gary's shell. I liked when Spongebob went into the mustard mines. The show isnt as good as when it first started but thats not surprising. Its still not bad to me. However, now that Hillenburg is gone it will get actually bad, they WILL set it on fire and watch it crash and burn. Happens to every show sadly.

            • C D
              C D  4 hours back


              • Darkness Rising
                Darkness Rising  5 hours back

                SpongeBob Season 1-3, SpongeBob Movie and Out of water are the only things watching at this point

                • Ayesha
                  Ayesha  5 hours back

                  The first three seasons are a joy to look at. The animation goes downhill, and eventually all spongebob does is cry or scream or laugh obnoxiously. There was a particular sweetness about the first three seasons, even the fourth, that Nickelodeon has lost and has struggled to gain back.

                  • Rival-vr
                    Rival-vr  5 hours back

                    Wait they only had three seasons then the movie???? What

                    • TotalMeltdown2
                      TotalMeltdown2  6 hours back

                      very biased analysis. I dislike this video. I enjoyed seasons 4-7 as do many others

                      • Jessica Wilkinson
                        Jessica Wilkinson  6 hours back

                        This is the first time I saw the word 'Flanderization' written, so I always thought it was 'Flounderization' xD
                        Made enough sense to me, since the characters get more flat/one dimensional.
                        Also spongebob is nautical so it fits?!! 😁

                        • endergirl1421_YT
                          endergirl1421_YT  7 hours back

                          I look up to Stephen Hillenburg

                          Not only for art, animation, and character designs

                          But also because he taught me.

                          It’s ok to be yourself, and it doesn’t matter if anyone else gets it, it’s you, and you should do what makes you happy!

                          • chimi changa
                            chimi changa  7 hours back

                            Idgaf what anyone says spongebobs the shit and still is

                            • Brucifer Wienerdog
                              Brucifer Wienerdog  7 hours back

                              This channel reminds me a lot of Nerdwriter. Especially your vocal delivery. Either way, love both channels!

                              • OmegaChase1002
                                OmegaChase1002  8 hours back

                                Everything after the movie is noncanon, dont @ me.

                                • Beta MAX
                                  Beta MAX  8 hours back

                                  Now it all makes sense why I lost interest in Spongebob somewhere during season 4. Thank you for the enlightenment!

                                  • Rick
                                    Rick  9 hours back

                                    Would love a video series just focusing on flanderization. So many characters to explore. Even though the name came from the exaggeration of Ned Flanders, Homer Simpson is probably the biggest victim of flanderization on that show.

                                    • liquidsugar
                                      liquidsugar  9 hours back

                                      *W A I T E R*

                                      • Christian Brumby
                                        Christian Brumby  9 hours back

                                        Definitely getting spongebob season 1-4 and season 9 to watch with my kids

                                        • Ilikegoingafk
                                          Ilikegoingafk  9 hours back

                                          What has Nickelodeon done

                                          • Carlos Bustamante
                                            Carlos Bustamante  9 hours back

                                            I have been thinking of the word for a long time. Unfortunately this happens to a lot of cartoons. Spongebob just isn't the same.

                                            • Sacky Chin
                                              Sacky Chin  11 hours back

                                              You should show the new episodes; it’s almost unrecognizable. The characters don’t stop doing goofy movements and it appears to be zoomed in

                                              • SombraTheBombra
                                                SombraTheBombra  11 hours back

                                                after season 1 and 2 spongebob went bad

                                                • Hi random People
                                                  Hi random People  11 hours back

                                                  Why is their water in water

                                                  • Omega Sirius
                                                    Omega Sirius  11 hours back

                                                    It's a stupid show for stupid people.

                                                    • JokerBoy
                                                      JokerBoy  12 hours back

                                                      i think that if they do make a spinoff of spongebob, it should be about squidward and his life. i think that squidward is the best character in spongebob and most of the best episodes were based around him. like squids day off, sb129, pizza delivery, just one bite, snowball effect, and many many more. i think it would have the potential to have many seasons if they get the right writers and everything.

                                                      • UnCool Kid
                                                        UnCool Kid  12 hours back

                                                        the newer seasons wouldn’t even be as bad if they didn’t change the characters personalities so much

                                                        • Choco Panda
                                                          Choco Panda  13 hours back

                                                          I preferred season 1 spongebob more, ngl.

                                                          • ethanchaotic
                                                            ethanchaotic  13 hours back

                                                            please do a video on how they ruined patrick's design, I absolutely hate it, they've pronounced an underbite to all hell, and just in general the expressions he make are ugly

                                                            • M cam man 619
                                                              M cam man 619  14 hours back

                                                              Am I the only one who likes Season 4 ?

                                                              • Clint Pilman
                                                                Clint Pilman  16 hours back

                                                                Glad i watched this. I thought i was getting old and spongebob was an idiot. No wonder I cant stand him anymore. Kinda like homer he just got completely stupid.

                                                                • U Akhtar
                                                                  U Akhtar  16 hours back

                                                                  what about season 8?

                                                                  • Smith
                                                                    Smith  17 hours back

                                                                    it makes no sense now that cartoons are all child proof copies of each other, when Spongebob showed: round =/= better

                                                                    • John Smith
                                                                      John Smith  17 hours back

                                                                      1:14 His name was literally *S P O N G E B O I* ?! lmfao 🤣😂

                                                                      • nameless
                                                                        nameless  18 hours back

                                                                        Saw Spongebob on tv for the first time in years a few days ago and was so disappointed to see the dumbed it down even further than it already was, they should have just stopped the series instead of continuing, it overstayed it's welcome and now I don't wanna see it. That's too bad because it honestly was the GOAT cartoon.

                                                                        • Heinz Peter
                                                                          Heinz Peter  19 hours back

                                                                          5:21 season forehead

                                                                          • Valentin Roesler
                                                                            Valentin Roesler  19 hours back

                                                                            This show is my childhood. I hope I’ll show my children this. Only season 1-3 tho. They are heavenly.

                                                                            • Mimi Pancakez
                                                                              Mimi Pancakez  19 hours back

                                                                              Spongebob is absolute shit now. The beginning was gold, but it just got worse and worse. If you look at the recent episodes you might actually want to kill yourself

                                                                              • Marta Behr
                                                                                Marta Behr  19 hours back

                                                                                Im a preschool teacher...i had some parents who refused to let their children watch it...they said there was no educational value...really...i let my kids...but violent cartoons are better...which i dont care if they are...

                                                                                • MotleyMetal 1981
                                                                                  MotleyMetal 1981  20 hours back

                                                                                  Only the old spongebob shows are good

                                                                                  • Sobaka
                                                                                    Sobaka  21 hours back

                                                                                    Spongebob is the best show, change my mind.

                                                                                    • Sullivan Hill
                                                                                      Sullivan Hill  1 days back

                                                                                      I appreciate how much other people like spongebob as much as me.

                                                                                      • Dhiar Syahputra
                                                                                        Dhiar Syahputra  1 days back

                                                                                        This is sad.

                                                                                        • Joseph Medeiros
                                                                                          Joseph Medeiros  1 days back

                                                                                          Beautiful, 💚💯

                                                                                          • Shane Breezy
                                                                                            Shane Breezy  1 days back

                                                                                            This was a pointless video, in attempt to make something out of nothing. Everytime you stated there was a change in his design, it remained the same. His design, and overall demeanor and characteristics remained the same throughout the series. This was very off and incorrect.

                                                                                            • ANIME FAN197
                                                                                              ANIME FAN197  1 days back

                                                                                              when you realized the middle sponge bob in the thumbnail is a mixture of left and right one

                                                                                              • Olivia Mohr
                                                                                                Olivia Mohr  1 days back

                                                                                                Yes, it has changed. And I HATE IT!