‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Writer Mr. Lawrence Behind Toon Comedy-Horror

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EXCLUSIVE: SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor Mr. Lawrence is writing and directing a comedy-horror toon billed as “The Office meets Frankenstein.”

Mr. Lawrence (actual title Douglas Osowski) is working with Canadian Copernicus Studios on Death Castle, which is at the moment being developed as a six-minute brief that may act because the pilot for a full grownup animation sequence. The actor is greatest identified for his work on Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob, having written scripts, animated scenes and voiced a number of characters together with Plankton, Potty the Parrot and Larry the Lobster.

He can be author and director on Death Candle, which is being positioned as “a satire of scary monster movies paired with a screwball relationship comedy.” Further plot particulars are underneath wraps for now.

The plan is for a “high-end traditional 2D animation style with distinctive visual appeal,” with a number of worldwide animation trade consultants connected. Emmy winner Craig Kellman, whose credit embody Penguins of Madagascar and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, is Art Director and is co-producing the movie with Copernicus President Paul Rigg and Head of Production Matthew Huerto. Copernicus’ credit embody Curious George, Solar Opposites and Teen Titans GO!.

Also on the crew is character animator Uli Meyer (Mary Poppins Returns, AladdinSpace Jam), Dean Roberts (Frankenweenie, Ron’s Gone Wrong) and Gabriele Zucchelli (The Jungle Book, Guardians of the Galaxy) are lead animators on the undertaking. Mr. Lawrence is govt producing alongside MaryAnn Lawrence.

“Audiences will be both shocked and delighted at this gem of a screwball comedy, and with a team like Craig, Uli, Dean, Gabriele and Copernicus on board, you can’t go wrong,” stated Mr. Lawrence.

Copernicus’ Rigg added: “It’s been a blast to bring together some of the finest minds in the animation industry to create something completely out-of-the-ordinary. Bringing Mr. Lawrence’s vision to life with such a unique animation style will be an incredible proof-point to create an amazing animated series in future.”

SpongeBob stays a stalwart of the Nick schedule, and was renewed for a fifteenth season in September final yr. It is nearing 350 episodes general. Most seasons can be found on Paramount+.

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