We were so excited when the latest SpongeBob feature-length film, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, came out on DVD, because we get to see our favorite residents of Bikini Bottom in a whole new way! With tons of cool new animation techniques and intricate plot points that we haven't seen on the regular Nickelodeon episodes, there were definitely big differences for the behind-the-scenes filming!
When TWIST chatted with Tom Kenny, who is the voice of SpongeBob, he dished on exactly what it was like putting together such a big project.
"I would say the biggest difference is the time factor. You know, animation for basic cable is much more giddy-up go assembly line," he shares. "I always looked at it as your locomotive is speeding along and you have to keep shoveling coal into the stove there on the locomotive to keep it running and it kind of never really stops and you don’t really have time to – as much as you might like to – revisit things. You go ‘oh man I wish I could have done my line a little different' or 'I think we could have tweaked that a little bit’ or maybe 'Squidward should have said that line instead of Mr. Krabs' and its like, ‘oh too late its already been shipped off to Korea to be animated,’ but with the feature, you know, just cause of the nature of the beast, you have a much more [time]."
In a movie setting, Tom says, "You can take a little more time." "Sometimes we would do one scene for a couple weeks, [and spend] two, three, or four recording sessions just doing one scene – which would never be able to happen on the TV show where it’s probably within three takes you’ve got everything you need – hopefully - and you're onto the next thing."
"It felt kind of luxurious," Tom shares about what it was like having more time to go more in-depth with this movie.
What do you think of Tom's behind-the-scenes story? Let us know by commenting below!