Of all the series that have aired on Nickelodeon, one of the most surprisingly enduring ones has to be SpongeBob SquarePants. Beginning in 1999, the series has since earned hundreds of millions of dollars, seen 3 full-length movies, and, more recently, two new shows within its Spongey universe: The Patrick Star Show and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years. The Illuminerdi had the chance to speak with longtime SpongeBob voice actors Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke about the two shows and what SpongeBob means to them.
The Illuminerdi Spongebob Universe Interview with Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke at SDCC
When Fagerbakke (who voices Patrick Star) was asked how it felt to take on the legacy of SpongeBob after 23 years, he responded:
“I have such high regard for what Stephen Hillenburg created that really I’ve been terrified from the very first day. I just want it to be as strong as possible and for the fans of SpongeBob to be able to enjoy it in a really natural organic way. That’s what I’m hoping for”.
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