First Image Of A Fully CG Spongebob Squarepants Is Kind Of Terrifying

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Continuing what is sure to be several days worth of headlines coming out of San Diego Comic-Con International, the world has just received its first official look at the new Spongebob Squarepants.

I don’t know how many of you follow UTG on Twitter and Facebook, but you should know we often use those channels to share headlines and other information that does not necessarily fit our criteria for front page content. This includes, but is not limited to movie posters, album art, and every so often a handful of release dates.

Anyway, a couple weeks back we told our social network followers that Nickelodeon was bringing back Spongebob Squarepants for a new, out of water adventure that would see the cartoon sponge transformed into a walking, talking CG character. Here’s the original poster:

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Not too shabby, right? Wait for it…

This week, the underwater universe of Spongebob Squarepants traveled to Southern California to reveal footage and additional information about the beloved character’s upcoming 3D film. Initial reactions from those in attendance were mixed, but it seems almost everyone can agree that a CG Spongebob looks incredibly odd when juxtaposed against a real world environment. Need proof? Just take a gander at this still released moments after the SDCC panel let out:

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This still is obviously taken from a sequence in the film when Spongebob and his friends are dressed as superheroes, but it still gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect from the feature length film. I don’t know about you, but something about the 3D look of Spongebob leaves me feeling a bit unsettled.

Spongebob Squarepants 3D arrives in theaters February 2015. We will have more information on the film, including a trailer and full plot synopsis, in the not too distant future. Follow UTG on Twitter for updates.

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