Stop-motion animation pros Screen Novelties, the latest talent addition to DUCK Studios, created a jolly opening sequence for children's favorite SpongeBob SquarePants' 10th anniversary special on Nickelodeon. The roughly :45 piece is a spectacular showcase of the diverse capabilities of DUCK's newest creative team.
The intro is a rollicking adventure across, beside, and beneath the ocean, with a brief jaunt into outer space, through fantastic landscapes handcrafted by the gang at Screen Novelties. SpongeBob, along with a pirate and fish, are represented with a mixture of stop-motion, cardboard animation and puppetry as the show's zippy anthem plays in the background.
"This one was quite an honor," noted Screen Novelties' Mark Caballero. "To be asked to create a piece for something so culturally significant as SpongeBob - and for something so important as their 10th anniversary show - says a lot about the talent we've been able to build up here. Now that we've joined forces with DUCK and their hip roster of clients, we're looking forward to exploiting all the weird and funky stuff we can do with stop motion."
"If anyone wants to know why we brought on Screen Novelties, they can just watch this sequence," noted DUCK EP Mark Medernach. "They know how to produce a zany, fun piece, but in a totally professional, flawless way, which fits the DUCK mold exactly."