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"Behind the Pantis" is a SpongeBob SquarePants DVD bonus feature. It is a behind the scenes look at "Atlantis SquarePantis." It can be found in the SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis DVD.


Crew/cast Presents[]


The special explains the making and process of the SpongeBob SquarePants TV movie, "Atlantis SquarePantis." It goes through a total of 10 steps:

  1. The Big Idea
  2. The Script & Storyboard
  3. The Voices
  4. The Animatic
  5. Off to Korea
  6. Back from Korea
  7. Final Version
  8. Sound Design
  9. Fancy Box & Label
  10. Get It on Nick


According to Kenny Pittenger's blog, the shooting and interviews for this special began in September 2006.[1]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Funny Bizness - Richard Friedman [intro]
  Food Fight - Carlo Rustichelli, Jim Blake ["Let's start from the beginning"; Nicktoons studio]
  Ono Wahine - Parauchi Nawahi [new ideas]
  Hot Pants - Phillmore Oakes [very special location]
  Heroic Fanfare - Paul Martha [The Big Idea]
  Supernerd - Brian De Mercia [Tom Kenny interview]
  Rhythm Diggin - Guenther Peth [Around the Nicktoons studio]
  Strutt 'n' Stroll - Carlos Diernhammer ["My idea."]
  En Vouge - Heinz Kiessling [script and storyboard]
  Rise Of The Thing - Carlo Savina, Jim Blake [never seen before]
  La Obra Maestra - Cuadro Nacional de Danzas Folkloricas [sketching it out]
  Anoche Llore - Osnel Odit Bavastro [Lord Royal Highness]
  Supernerd - Brian De Mercia [storyboard]
  Food Fight - Carlo Rustichelli, Jim Blake [The Voices]
  Paniolo - Parauchi Nawahi [The Animatic]
  Stoic Heroic - Dust Devil [animatic/Off to Korea]
  Purple Bamboo - Cheng Yu [Korea]
  Tres - Daniel Guzman Loyzaga, Osnel Odit Bavastro [different styles]
  El Capitan - John Sousa [Get it on Nick]
  Stoic Heroic - Dust Devil [closing credits]



  • This special originally aired on November 12, 2007 as a bonus right after the premiere of "Atlantis SquarePantis."[2] The special was then released on the SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePants DVD one day later.
    • Various episode clips are seen throughout the special, but they are all not on that DVD.
  • Some of the "Atlantis SquarePants" clips shown in this special have different background artwork than how those clips appear in the actual episode.
  • Most of the production music used in this special are from Extreme Music.



Behind the Pantis - How We Made "Atlantis SquarePantis" (Nickelodeon US TV airing version)


Behind the Pantis - How We Made "Atlantis SquarePantis" (DVD version)