It has been a long time since the Sponge franchise was on TV, but that hasn’t stopped its creator, Paul Dini, from taking his creative inspiration from his own life.
“I was always a big Sponge fan,” the actor told BuzzFeed News.
“My favourite Sponge was probably SpongeBob SquarePants, because it’s a funny, fun, and pretty character.
I really enjoyed the character because he’s such a normal sponge and he just does his job.”
So Dini decided to write a SpongeBob movie based on SpongeBob’s life, which would have included a Spongebob SquarePant movie, which, of course, was a massive disappointment.
“When I started thinking about the franchise I thought that it would be a bit of a failure and that it wouldn’t be very successful,” Dini said.
“So I thought, well, why not just make a movie based off SpongeBob?
I thought it would just be a huge hit and would be good enough for a SpongeBob Squarepant movie.”
It was so stupid to think that it’d actually work, and I got very disappointed because the only thing I could think of was that I didn’t have the money to do the movie.
“Dini and his partners then started to make plans for a movie.
They had already been approached by the producers of the upcoming SpongeBob: Treasure Trove video game, who were also looking for an actor to play SpongeBob, so they decided to look into the possibilities.”
We found out that a young actor who looked really young in the film was also the same age as SpongeBob,” Dinis said.”
So we got him in and he was actually very convincing.
“And it worked.
SpongeBob had a role in the video game adaptation of the SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
But it was his voice that stuck with Dini the most.”
My voice has always been really important to me and I’ve always wanted to be able to play a role like that,” he said.”[I] remember going up to the set and saying, ‘You know what, I’m so glad I auditioned for the SpongeBubble movie, I just wish I had gotten to do that.
I think it’s brilliant.’
“Dini was also thrilled that his SpongeBob character was so relatable.”
He’s a bit more sensitive than everyone else.””
He’s kind, he loves being a sponge and having a lot of fun.
He’s a bit more sensitive than everyone else.”
When asked what he liked about SpongeBob as an actor, Dini replied, “He has a really funny voice.”