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?

    • André
      André  22 minutes back

      Super high. It’s actually one of the only shows I can watch and not get tired of. Definitely top 3.

    • B0ssguy
      B0ssguy  2 hours back


    • Alex The Gamer
      Alex The Gamer  4 hours back

      when i was younger he was one of my favorite shows next to lazlo and rocko but when i got older the show kept going lower and lower

    • strato
      strato  13 hours back

      Wander Over Yonder and Clone High are my most favorite cartoons though lmao

    • strato
      strato  17 hours back

      for the first 3 seasons and the movie at least id say its pretty high up bc of how influential and genuinely fun it was

  • I NVU
    I NVU  18 minutes back


    • Tsuzyx
      Tsuzyx  2 hours back

      I almost cried at that DoB and DoD for Hillenberg

      • Khristopher Daniels
        Khristopher Daniels  3 hours back

        SpongeBob has taken a dip in quality, turned in to basically other bad, uninteresting, and unfunny show on Nickelodeon.

        • Silk&Milk
          Silk&Milk  4 hours back

          I feel like people are being a little too harsh when talking about any season past the first film. Some even go as far as saying it’s an entertainment hellhole that no one should be allowed to watch. I find that retarded because while it may not be the Nickelodeon classic it was in 2002, it’s still, in it’s mind, a children’s show.

          • Pink Diamond Lonzo
            Pink Diamond Lonzo  5 hours back

            Wait the sponge Bob movie came out after only season 3????

            • TNTexe
              TNTexe  7 hours back

              *reads title*
              me outloud: THAT SPONGEY DICK AINT THE SAME ;(

              • Adam S
                Adam S  7 hours back

                I saw almost no differences in character design or visuals throughout this entire video. Please tell me I'm not alone lol

                • oop Kaye
                  oop Kaye  7 hours back

                  I really don’t like the newer sponge bob 😔, way too bright

                  • Adhesivon
                    Adhesivon  7 hours back

                    I grew up with Spongebob, i still love the first 3 seasons and the first Movie.

                    Thank you, Stephen.

                    • 賛成うん
                      賛成うん  9 hours back

                      The comedy had downgraded a lot.....sad times

                      • Pandora & Friends
                        Pandora & Friends  9 hours back

                        stupid sexy flanders

                        • NAgaming
                          NAgaming  9 hours back

                          Idc what anyone says i love spongebob no matter what!

                          • CryThePanda
                            CryThePanda  10 hours back

                            damnit flanders

                            • Roman Bellic
                              Roman Bellic  10 hours back

                              Every season ranked:

                              12. Season 7
                              11. Season 5
                              10. Season 6
                              9. Season 11
                              8. Season 12
                              7. Season 10
                              6. Season 8
                              5. Season 9
                              4. Season 1 ( I’m very sorry )
                              3. Season 4
                              2. Season 3
                              1. Season 2

                              • Roman Bellic
                                Roman Bellic  10 hours back

                                Once season 4 ended (which I think was the last great season,) they thought kids would find unnecessary disgusting scenes where Squidward gets a piece of his foot torn off with a table leg, or Spongebob being a fungus infested disgusting green blob hilarious.
                                And they also just make the characters stereotypes now. Everyone back in the first four seasons were unique, and now Patrick is stupid just for comic relief, Squidward is even more of a douchebag, and Mr Krabs is just a greedy dude now.

                                • հokцƽ ρokus
                                  հokцƽ ρokus  11 hours back

                                  Vintage spongebob is the best spongebob

                                  • Di_anaaa
                                    Di_anaaa  11 hours back

                                    Season 1-4 are genuinely really funny now they are lame and corny af episodes 🤷🏽‍♀️

                                    • Couch Potato
                                      Couch Potato  11 hours back

                                      They're trying too hard now, tbh. But nothing will ever change the fact that SpongeBob will never be the same from when we used to see him as kids.

                                      • 21st Century BG Kumboid Man

                                        The early seasons had an atmosphere worthy of its own vaporwave subgenre.

                                        • Daddy Cakes
                                          Daddy Cakes  13 hours back

                                          This is how I want to spend my Friday night...

                                          • Tyler Slep
                                            Tyler Slep  14 hours back

                                            I remember watching most of these seasons as kid and still thinking that after season 4 or 3 the show just wasn’t as funny or interesting, I thought it was the writing for than animation but lately through memes I started thinking otherwise, this video makes me think more and more it was the animation

                                            • T E A R S B O T T L E D
                                              T E A R S B O T T L E D  14 hours back

                                              They just made all the characters dumb INCLUDING SANDY 😭

                                              • mr black and white
                                                mr black and white  14 hours back

                                                dude im surprised he didn't talk about the newer seasons of the show they are just absolute dog shit and they also changed the animation to be more stretchy literally every time spongebob gets shocked or surprised his face stretches and contorts its less smooth and its gone to the point where there trying too hard and there adding characters who have literally no purpose in the show like the fish that screams my leg they gave him a name and made him more of a joke in the later seasons it feels to forced sadly that's what made me stop watching the show only old reruns for me

                                                • Racool
                                                  Racool  16 hours back

                                                  I actually was fine with the stiff design, and it looks amazing compared to season 11

                                                  • Racool
                                                    Racool  16 hours back

                                                    The reason I stopped watching in season 11. The god awful animation style

                                                    • Racool
                                                      Racool  16 hours back

                                                      Man YouTube cannot stop recommending this to me!!!

                                                      • Sir Piken
                                                        Sir Piken  16 hours back

                                                        I just realized that I never really seen this show passed maybe season 3

                                                        • Ellipsis of Triple Tap
                                                          Ellipsis of Triple Tap  16 hours back

                                                          Still enjoy this BUT quality has gone down and too many SJW tropes to really love it... sigh

                                                          • tuyo3
                                                            tuyo3  17 hours back

                                                            Getting stupider over time is a classic example of what I call “Homerization”, also known as the “Peter Griffin Principle”, that ties into the “Flanderization” point because I think it reflects the “Simpsonization” of cartoon TV show characters overall. Or maybe that’s just because the Simpsons has been going on for 30 years.

                                                            • David Watson
                                                              David Watson  17 hours back

                                                              I like the old episodes better. They’re more classic

                                                              • TheLUEZ
                                                                TheLUEZ  17 hours back

                                                                I just noticed that Gary in The Intertidal Zone cover looks identical to the final product in the TV show.

                                                                • SlighceTUNES
                                                                  SlighceTUNES  18 hours back

                                                                  A song called ‘Spongebob’ was made in Jamaica in 2002

                                                                  • ULTRA THE [Cyborg] HEDGEHOG

                                                                    The Ending Scene With The Audio From The Episode When Squidward Pretended To Be A Ghost.............Really Hit Hard In The Feels.......

                                                                    • 2000_Blizzard/ Rain
                                                                      2000_Blizzard/ Rain  18 hours back

                                                                      R.I.P Steve Hillenburg.

                                                                      • Chan Yoo
                                                                        Chan Yoo  20 hours back

                                                                        The show became less funny and the characters got much less likable because Derek Drymon either left or quit managing the storyboard

                                                                        • Connor Olivardia
                                                                          Connor Olivardia  21 hours back

                                                                          Culturally, spongebob is one of the most impactful cartoon shows ever.

                                                                          • Lezah
                                                                            Lezah  21 hours back

                                                                            What’s the name of the groove behind your monologue at the end?

                                                                            • Manor
                                                                              Manor  22 hours back

                                                                              Season 1-3 are the real serie of Spongebob

                                                                              • Kirklechoake !
                                                                                Kirklechoake !  1 days back

                                                                                As a kid I used to watch this all the time, so I didnt really care about the flaws if the show. And for a kid thats all that matters, the experience, not the criticism. Im not meaning to send hate to the video in any way, this is just food for thought.

                                                                                • Bryceyboy 58
                                                                                  Bryceyboy 58  1 days back

                                                                                  Who else never knew that it changed and and just kept watching it

                                                                                  • Mikela
                                                                                    Mikela  1 days back

                                                                                    Me. Animation was so subtle to me, I didn't notice it. The new episodes are so bad. I just watch the older episodes now.

                                                                                • Jack Goddard
                                                                                  Jack Goddard  1 days back

                                                                                  I think it got bad when it started being a kindergarten show. It's got like 30 seasons now so it's hard to describe when it really went down since I stopped watching it in 2007.

                                                                                  • Grant Rambo
                                                                                    Grant Rambo  1 days back

                                                                                    May seem negative but the animation in Spongebob went from good (first movie and before) to cheap to bad to pathetic!

                                                                                    • Christian Flores
                                                                                      Christian Flores  1 days back

                                                                                      Is this a new channel? If so, love the content!

                                                                                      • someuntakenname1
                                                                                        someuntakenname1  1 days back

                                                                                        My favorite thing about the first few seasons is how sometimes SpongeBob would actually get legitimately angry sometimes.

                                                                                        • EBYT TWOOOSIX
                                                                                          EBYT TWOOOSIX  1 days back

                                                                                          Don’t let this distract you, from tha fact that Mr.Krabs sold SpongeBob‘s soul for 62Cents.

                                                                                          • Joshua Wallace
                                                                                            Joshua Wallace  13 hours back

                                                                                            EBYT TWOOOSIX actually it was 62 cents lol

                                                                                        • Dinosaurmojo54
                                                                                          Dinosaurmojo54  1 days back

                                                                                          Spongebob lost his..

                                                                                          **I M A G I N A T I O N**

                                                                                          • David Betancourt
                                                                                            David Betancourt  1 days back

                                                                                            I hate the new animation just saying. And the characters are just dumb in a bad way 🤣