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Genre: Kids, Cartoon, TV series
Country: United States
Starring: Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Clancy Brown
Director: Paul Tibbitt
DVD distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Another week, another Spongebob DVD release. On January 3rd, that DVD is Spongebob’s Frozen Face Off, from Paramount Home Entertainment. This time, the little yellow square guy sets off on a cross-country race against all the other characters on the show. For some reason this takes place on sleds, in snowy wintery blizzard conditions. Are they even trying to pretend they remember this show takes place under water any more?
I don’t know. It seems that not only have they forgotten that the Spongebob lives in a pineapple Under The Sea, they have also run out of ideas completely. Every episode seems to involve Plankton trying to steal the Krabby Patty formula, again. Even the race through the frozen mountains is an episode involving Plankton stealing the Krabby Patty formula. This makes me a little sad. I love Spongebob, and I don’t really want the show to end, but this does sort of feel like the death knell of the series.
After all, how many cartoon series have featured a huge cross-country race in their final season? Scooby-Doo, Popeye, Yogi Bear, and hundreds of others have signaled their upcoming cancelation by pitting all their characters against each other in a no-holds barred race across dangerous terrain, featuring back-stabbing and rampant cheating and other shenanigans. Hundreds of them. It may, sadly, be time to say goodbye to Spongebob.
Until then, of course, Spongebob will be releasing a new DVD twice a month or so. The only artist more prolific than Neil Young appears to be Spongebob. If you were a hardcore fan of both, and had to pick up every Neil Young release and re-release and compilation and concert, and you had to pick up every Spongebob DVD as well, you’d go broke. Then again, if you were a huge fan of BOTH Neil Young and Spongebob, you would more likely be spending all your money on weed.
I think I’ll keep track of both this year. Which will release more things on Tuesdays, Neil Young or Spongebob. So far Spongebob has the lead, with one DVD in one week of 2012. 1-0 Spongebob. To be continued…