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Appreciate: ‘SpongeBob’ creator Stephen Hillenburg, from Bikini Bottom to the world


What makes a cartoon a legend? Stephen Hillenburg created one after paying tribute to the public. For nearly 20 years, SpongeBob Square is still strong, from here to Brazil, from Italy to India to Israel, from Poland to Pakistan, almost no Not at all. In fact, the new SpongeBob Christmas special program “SpaceBob MerryPants” premiered the night before the death of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on Monday, before the age of 57.

The show features socks and sneakers, lunch boxes and backpacks, cups and notebooks, plush and plastic characters, all of which are successful children’s programs. But SpongeBob’s growth is beyond the norm.

Just last week, wearing a Santa hat, SpongeBob made its debut in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In September, Tony’s nominated “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical” ended a nine-month show on Broadway, written by Yolanda Adams, Flaming Lips, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At Disco, they may be giants, Sara Bareilles and David Bowie (they also provided the voice of the Atlantis Emperor in the special “Atlantis SquarePantis” in 2007). The national music tour will begin next year.

There is a SpongeBob roller coaster. The Malaysian fungus Spongiforma squarepantsii has been named for him. For just $2,416 per night (excluding holiday prices), you can have a pineapple at the Nickelodeon Hotels&Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, just like a SpongeBob. (It’s not underwater. But.)

Born in Oklahoma, Hillenburg is a Californian who grew up in Anaheim and snorkeled and dive in the Pacific Ocean. “Sponge Sponge” is his dual interest in art and marine biology, and his products for minors and professional students at Humboldt State University are almost perfect. (Like SpongeBob, he is also a fried chef.) The near-root of this series is the information comics about the Chaoshan Pond, the “Intertidal Belt”, which teaches public education after the University of Orange County Ocean Research University. The course (intertidal zone) was renamed the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. (The early hero Jacques Cousteau paid tribute to the series “French Narrator”.)

He plans to go back to school to study art, but animation has caught his favor. He studied at CalArts, where he studied under Disney and UPA animator Jules Engel (founder of the experimental animation project), the first SpongeBob movie is him. Album. The animation career at Hilunburg is long, but not extensive. He only participated in several series of works “Rocko’s Modern Life”, his CalArts thesis film “Wormholes” was hired; “Little Naughty”; he created “SpongeBob” after the end of “Rocko”, took away some of the show Talent (including Tom Kenny who plays SpongeBob).

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