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STUDIO:
  Nickelodeon
MSRP: $16.99
RATED:  Not Rated
RUNNING TIME: 78 Minutes
SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Animatics

-A Couple of Shorts

 



The Pitch

Spongebob Squarepants does shit in a pineapple under the sea.


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The Humans

Tom Kenny, Ray Liotta, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence, Doug Lawrence, Clancy Brown and Jill Talley

The Nutshell

He lives in a Pineapple under the sea. But, he’s going to share four new adventures with the land-dwelling public. He teams up with ne’er do wells and other ruffians, but manages to find their softer sides. Spongebob even gets turned into a baby, but still has time to fight censorship. What can’t the little guy do?

The Lowdown

Many modern animation hounds are so passive-aggressive when it comes to their appraisal of Spongebob Squarepants. Who Bob What Pants  will provide them with no less fuel for their lame debates. There’s nothing in these shorts that differs from the original work at Termite Terrace or Disney’s work at RKO. They’re loud, surreal cartoons meant to entertain an audience for about twelve minutes. There’s a loose continuity in these worlds, but it doesn’t matter. Everything will be fine by the end of the day.


Sandy just saw her first rape mask.


The main episode features Spongebob on the outs with Bikini Bottom’s finest. Facing a life with no friends, Spongebob skips town for New Kelp City. There he meets Ray Liotta. Ray Liotta in his cartoon form tells Spongebob that he can’t blow bubbles. Naturally, this depresses Spongebob and things become rather maladroit. Spongebob solves the situation and restores the status quo. It’s all that simple.


This means something.


Squidworth, Mr. Krabs, Plankton and Sandy are also given time to shine in these episodes. But, there’s no wide variatioin in materials. Cameos are thrown into the mix and given little thought. There’s no time given to explain new characters that arrive in the show. It’s a random stew of animated antics that never quite gel. That problem is becoming an unfortunate staple of the fifth season of Spongebob’s adventures.


Honesty Defined.


Has the show jumped the shark? Well, when does animation ever really jump the shark? It’s a genre that is so open to the masses, that it can bend and invite new viewers into the mix. We come and go into the lives of our childhood favorites that we’re not willing to take the hint and leave them behind. While Spongebob holds no ties to my dear childhood, I can appreciate the simple joy of watching an idiot learn a lesson. The American Sitcom has thrived by such a conceit and that’s all you need.


Plankton is going to go to a place where only stray fingers and thermometers get to visit.


The Package

The
technical specs are extremely solid for a kiddie DVD. The A/V Quality is sharp for a recent airing, but the animatics play rougher. That’s to be expected, the same could be said for the 30 second shorts included with the supplemental material. In the end, it’s a time-waster. So, set back and wait yourself de-age as the show unfurls. There are worse things that you could do than spend your time watching Spongebob.


6.7 out of 10