SpongeBob SquarePants creator

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Nickelodeon’s smash hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, has died. He was 57 years old, and he passed away after a battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read More »

the spongebob movie

If you’ve ever wondered how SpongeBob came to live in a pineapple under the sea, you’re just in luck. The next SpongeBob Squarepants movie, The SpongeBob Movie: It’s A Wonderful Sponge will be an origin story all about how our favorite aquatic sponge came to be, and (probably) how he got those square pants.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Super Troopers 3 might happen.
  • Simon Pegg offers an update on Star Trek 4.
  • The SpongeBob Movie has a release date.
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters is bringing back a character from Kong: Skull Island.
  • Tom Hardy seems convinced more Mad Max movies will happen.

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SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Sequel

During Paramount Pictures’ panel at CinemaCon, the studio revealed that a sequel to A Quiet Place and “proper” sequel to Cloverfield were in the works, but there’s another sequel developing at Paramount’s animation division.

Paramount Animation has a SpongeBob SquarePants sequel on the way called It’s a Wonderful Sponge, which will presumably be an animated version of It’s a Wonderful Life with SpongeBob SquarePants in the Jimmy Stewart role. In addition, there are two more animated projects that sounds rather intriguing. Read More »

Fake Theme Parks Art Show

While you may have enjoyed going to the likes of Disney World or Universal Studios, there are plenty of theme parks from the world of movies and television that we’ll unfortunately never get to visit. Thankfully, pop culture artist Chogrin has given us the next best thing buy curating a whole art show surrounding these places  we wish we could go.

Fake Theme Parks is a new exhibition coming to Gallery 1988 starting January 12, and as you might have guessed, it pays tribute to a variety of theme parks from the history of pop culture. Jurassic Park, Westworld, Itchy & Scratchy Land, Anatomy Park, Walley World, Pacific Playland, Dinosaur World and many more will all be honored in the Fake Theme Parks art show.

If you want an early sneak peek at some of the pieces, /Film has exclusively debuted some of the artwork below. Read More »

TV Bits Arrow

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Arrow gets a trailer hyping its sixth season
  • The creator of Veep is heading to space in a brand new HBO series
  • The CBS prequel Young Sheldon has, regrettably, earned a full series order
  • Watch the first six minutes of Fox’s new X-Men TV series The Gifted
  • Zachary Levi still wants to make a Chuck movie
  • And more!

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Spongebob Squarepants Musical

Despite any nostalgia ’90s kids may have for characters from Doug, Rugrats, or Hey Arnold!, it’s hard to argue that there’s any bigger or more popular character in the history of Nickelodeon than SpongeBob SquarePants. Don’t believe me? As of 2015, the property had generated a staggering $12 billion for Nickelodeon in merchandising alone. Whoa.

Now it looks like the character is going to be responsible for putting even more cash in the company’s pockets, because a SpongeBob SquarePants musical is heading to Broadway later this year – and the list of talent the producers wrangled up to write songs for this is one of the most random collections of musicians this side of “We Are The World.”
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The Little Prince

Monster Trucks keeps speeding further and further into the future. The live-action / CG film, originally slated to open in May of this year, has been delayed yet again, this time from 2016 all the way to 2017. Taking its old 2016 slot will be The Little Prince, an animated adaptation of the classic children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

While they were at it, Paramount also set new dates for SpongeBob SquarePants 3 and Amusement Park. Get all the Paramount Animation release dates after the jump.  Read More »

movies coming to netflix

Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away. Although the world’s most popular steaming service is losing a bunch of great movies and television shows next month, it’s gaining plenty of stuff worthy of your team and attention in turn. If you like unique and varied documentaries, surreal animated family movies, and Marvel superheroes, you’ll have plenty to dig into over the next few weeks.

Scroll one down for our recommendations for movies coming to Netflix next month, plus a complete list of everything else.

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During the Paramount Pictures panel at Comic Con, Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob Squarepants, shared the first look at the new film SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water. I haven’t really been paying attention because I’ve never really been interested in SpongeBob, but apparently the new movie is live action Spongebob Squarepants movie. And by that I mean as live-action as a Smurfs or Alvin and the Chipmunks films (live action location and human characters with computer animated CG Spongebob and friends).

Apparently Spongebob and friends escape the pineapple under the sea and their animated sea city of Bikini Bottom and enter the human world.  The movie starts in the usual animated world but the characters “transform to computer graphic superheroes to fight off a menace endangering beloved Bikini Bottom.”

The footage that was premiered in Hall H can only be described as weird. I’m not sure anyone was into it, but almost everyone was left with a look on their face which could be read only as “what the hell was that”. Wanna see what a live-action/CG animated hybrid spongebob squarepants movie looks like? Hit the jump to see the first SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water photo.

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