It’s astonishing that Spongebob Squarepants has made it this long and still has a crazy fandom surrounding it. I remember when it first started as part of the new wave of Nicktoons as Rugrats and the like were growing up. But unlike its companions The Fairly Oddparents and Invader Zim, Spongebob was successful due to its all ages (but not dumbed down) humor. I still find myself laughing whenever I catch a rerun or six.
A sequel ten years in the making, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water looks like it completely overshadows its predecessor. With funnier jokes (that “vandalizing stuff” bit got me), better visuals, and Antonio Banderas, I’m sure it’s going to be great. Sponge Out of Water boards into theaters February 6th next year.