Friday, July 29, 2022

SpongeBob SquarePants Cast Discuss Bikini Bottom's Legacy & Future | SDCC

Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, and Jill Talley chat about the legacy of SpongeBob SquarePants and the future of the franchise.

Premiering in 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants was an instant hit for Nickelodeon. It was successful beyond the wildest dreams of the show's dearly departed creator, Stephen Hillenburg. With a consistent main cast that has remained a part of the series since the beginning, the show has evolved over the last two decades to become a cultural touchstone for countless viewers around the world -- and one of the most successful cartoon creations of the 21st century. In recent years, the franchise has continued to expand with new feature films like The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, spinoffs like The Patrick Star Show, and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, while the original series quietly approaches 300 episodes.

The three are even set for a crossover, the upcoming "Tidal Zone" special. As stars of a genuine multi-generational hit, the voices of SpongeBob SquarePants have become some of the most iconic in modern animation. Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), and Jill Talley (Karen/Squidina) visited the CBR media room at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 to discuss watching the series become a cultural phenomenon. The group dove into finding new layers to their well-worn characters and looked ahead to what the future holds for the citizens of Bikini Bottom.

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