SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip DVD Review


Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the number-one animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 10 consecutive years and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks. Syndicated in 171 markets in 36 languages, it’s the most widely distributed property in MTV Networks’ history. SpongeBob SquarePants has a huge online following as well, currently with more than 26 million fans on Facebook.

Join SpongeBob and Patrick for a never-before-seen hilarious and adventurous vacation in the DVD debut of SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip, which arrives on store shelves before its on-air premiere in November 2011. Enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, a romantic cruise, a trip to the Ocean Mint, a homebound holiday and a trip that’s out of this world.  Featuring six adventures in one grand vacation, everyone just might need a vacation from this much fun packed into one DVD.  Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip is available on DVD Sept. 20, 2011, for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip Fast Facts:

  • Street Date:    September 20, 2011
  • DVD SRP:        $16.99
  • Catalogue:      832314
  • Running Time:   66 Minutes

Special Features:

  • Bonus SpongeBob Episodes:
  •  Hide and Then What Happens?
  •  Shellback Shenanigans

My boys love SpongeBob SquarePants.  According to a recent study it could be causing them to perform at a lower level.  My response- whatever!  If you are not familiar with the study read about it here.  First of all your child should not be watching a lot of TV.  Its that simple.  My eldest son (7 yrs) doesn’t watch TV during the school week (only on the weekends), my four year old watches an hour a day, and my almost two year doesn’t watch TV at all.

My boys also watch a wide selection of TV.  They enjoy SpongeBob SquarePants, but they also enjoy many other shows.  They are constantly “mixing it up”.  My four year old doesn’t watch something twice during the week.  This new DVD (it’s a winner!) is mixed into their random rotation and they ENJOY it.

Now let me get on my soapbox.  I wish some of these studies would take a look at what certain reality shows are doing to the adult population.  Our society seems to be obsessed with The Real Housewives, Jersey Shore, and many more different “reality” shows.  Yes, that is “reality” with a quotation mark, you know what I mean.  Their version of reality is definitely distorted.  It is okay, just like anything, to watch these shows occasionally.  I’m not meaning to imply they are completely worthless, okay except maybe Jersey Shore.  You can learn something from almost anything.  I think the key words that are missing from the study is moderation and variety.

Will my children continue to watch SpongeBob SquarePants?  You bet.  It’s a funny show that they enjoy, it really is as simple as that.

Spongebob’s Runaway Roadtrip is available for pre-order from Amazon for $13.99 and will be available for purchase at stores nationwide on September 20th, 2011.


I received the above mentioned product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

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