Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A Dream Is A Wish (That Nickelodeon Makes Come True?)

This is the beginning of a new segment of my blog, which is pretty much me gushing about companies that I admire and would kill my flatmate to work for. You think I'm joking... I am. She's terrifying, I wouldn't damage a hair on her head.

I'm going to start with the big guns. Nickelodeon. It has to be said. My favourite programs were born there. You have no idea how happy I was when I found out 'SpongeBob SquarePants' was on Netflix. And don't get me started on the new film coming out. I made a promise that I wouldn't go to the cinema without Orange Wednesdays, but I will break that promise for SpongeBob.

VIVA LA SPONGE!

As you could probably guess, I'd have to say SpongeBob is my favourite. Although 'Fairly Odd Parents' is a definite contender, everyone who has lived with me knows SpongeBob is my forever girl. My brother actually bought me a Patrick teddy for Christmas. It is currently the only teddy I own, because I am, in some ways, actually an adult. I just can't help myself. It is absolute genius.

I think the best aspect about the program, apart from originality of the idea, is how absolutely crazy it is. I've caught so many people, including my sister who claims to hate it (fingers crossed she's adopted), watching it and laughing because it is just so ridiculous. Why would a sea sponge live in a pineapple? How can they drink and cry underwater? It doesn't actually matter. It's funny because it's ironic and rules don't apply. The creators don't take it seriously. They take the rule book and they rip it apart. That's probably what appeals most, especially to kids. No one likes rules. 

Another great part of this show is of course, it looks good. Looks amazing actually. It's comedy, so snappy animation fits just right, and I've always loved the detailed close ups they've got going on as well as the paint-like style. The backgrounds are beautiful. The idea of using flowers in the seas-sky is one of my favourite things.

Mostly it's about the ideas. The creation of a world and great characters. Nickelodeon just gets it, and they get it good. They know how to tell a story, and they know how to make it funny and exciting, and appeal not just to kids, but to the childish part of adults I think, as spongy as that sounds. It's why I want to work there. Because they focus on what is important; creating a great story.

What about this DOESN'T appeal to you? The correct answer is nothing. It's so mental it just works.


Here is where the Nickelodeon magic happens; at their website

I'll leave you with this. An expression of my feelings for Nickelodeon.

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