Spongebob Squarepants: The Art of the Gross-Up

Spongebob Squarepants is one of the best cartoons of the 90s and a cornerstone of Nickelodeon’s golden period. One of its hallmarks was the use of gross-ups and other alternative forms of animation to look into the heads of Spongebob, Patrick, Sandy, Mr Krabs, Squidward and the rest of the gang. In this video essay, Full Fat Videos takes an in-depth look at this pioneering cartoon, analyzing the effects of these gross-ups – before the show declined.

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