Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Spongebob Squarepants

A sponge, Spongebob Squarepants, who lives in a pineapple under the sea who either spends his time working at the fast food restaurant, the Krusty Krab or hanging out with his friend, Patrick. Each episode is different to the other, with no plot heavy episodes, that focuses solely on the adventure that entails the main character. The narrative is aimed at a younger audience which can be seen through the character design and the simple structure of the episode that be easily understood by the viewers. Although their are a few jokes and comedy moments that are aimed at an older audience, such as parents that watch the show with their children. This cheeky humour works quite well with the show and can be easily missed by the younger audience.

Spongebob Squarepants design is a sponge with legs and arms that can wave and move quite fluidly to create interesting and humourous poses, whether it involves him chasing after jellyfish or flipping krabby patties at the Krusty Krab. The expressions of Spongebob is what makes his personality, for example for an awe inspired expression his eyes will increase in size and his smile grows to fill most of his face, which works with the target audience for the show. Another example is his sad expressions where his nose would droop and his eyes would differ between narrowing for an annoyed look or widening for a puppy dog expression. With the main character being a sponge it gives room for the facial expressions to be extremely exaggerated compared to normal characters in other shows, it gives room for the mouth to be stretched out wide to make a silly expression, or even his whole face sink into his head, purely for the reason that he is a sponge with these properties to be able to do so. 

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