This was a project that I had the opportunity to work on while I was at Rhythm and Hues back in 2012. I was asked to work on the pitch for Sponge Bob 2. At that point in my life I hadn't watched an episode of Sponge Bob in my entire life. So apologies to the superfans if I didn't get the essence or characters right. I grew up on Animaniacs, which I guess would be the equivalent for someone my age. The prompt I had was to make the Sponge Bob characters into live action superheros. Nothing really beyond that. At the time it was recently announced that Disney had acquired Marvel, but I assumed since Paramount was still distributing, I figured they could somehow crossover. So I made an attempt to match up many of the main characters into their corresponding Avenger counterpart.
I had the most fun working on Sponge Bob himself. I had to figure out the anatomy, and made him into a human Sponge.
I think this was the only contribution I had that evolved into something that made it onto the screen. At least I'd like to think so. I wanted to make Mr Krabs into Iron man. Whoever got to finalize the superhero designs made him into a robot which is sorta similar...? Maybe not.
Squidward was the hardest because I wasn't sure if his nose was a tentacle, or a nose...
Didn't finish this one
My art director wasn't too happy with this one because it was too phallic. I said that was the point!