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IMPORTANT: Character infobox fields - we need everyone's opinions to each field in regards to the character infobox. This discussion has been up for weeks, with barely any input.
We've been hard at work on the second SpongeBob movie. The first one was years ago, 2007  or something, a long time ago. And it did well, but Steve Hillenburg, much to the consternation of executives, was not ready to make another SpongeBob movie, just didn't think that he had a story that warranted the longer running time and all that. You've got to know Steve Hillenburg, he doesn't think like anybody else in show business. Even when he had no money he didn't care about money. The integrity of the product is so important to him, so he didn't want to do another movie for no reason. So years later he said, “OK, I've got a story that I think is worth spending 90 minutes on”. And he pitched it to Nickelodeon. So yeah, we've got it coming out.
Paramount has this newly activated animation division and we are their first film that they're doing, so there's kind of a lot riding on it, it makes me a little nervous. I was born nervous. So we're having a lot of fun and [there's] all the original cast and some fun drop-in guest stars.
[The first movie] was a lot of fun and it's kind of a different world now. Just in that short, whatever it is, 7 years [10 years], the world has changed so much in that SpongeBob wasn't nearly as global then as he is now. Now he's really managed to blanket the Earth, he's pretty much in every country, and that wasn't quite the case in 2007 . So he's known in parts of the world now that he was not 7 years ago and I think it's going to be really exciting to see what happens with the movie. Also the way you sell a movie with social media and all that was not nearly in place then like it is now.
The fun thing is that when you're doing a character like SpongeBob and cartoon characters in general you don't notice the passage of time. It doesn't seem like 7 years ago that we did the last SpongeBob movie because I've never stopped doing SpongeBob. You sort of lose track of time, in a good way. You think it was 6 months ago we were doing that last movie then you realise it was 7 years.