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'''''A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie''''' is an unproduced, unlawful mockumentary that Reagal Films and MVD would distribute. The movie has been postponed, but the director plans to make the film through a crowdfunding effort.
  
'''''A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie''''' is an unreleased, "unauthorized" mockumentary created by Reagal Films and that was to be distributed by MVD.
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==Premise==
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The official website of Reagal Films (via retellings in specific YouTube videos and web archives) gives a premise to the film:
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<blockquote>"In this mockumentary, SpongeBob lives above ground like all Hollywood superstars. Afraid that SpongeBob is becoming old news, his boss runs a contest called "Spend a Day with SpongeBob". The contest makes SpongeBob the talk of the town, as thousands of kids enter to win. The lucky winner is Seth, and he is ecstatic about his day with SpongeBob. However, the day becomes a roller coaster ride as things do not go quite the way they planned."</blockquote>
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==Production==
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The filmmaker (who is pseudonymized "Mr. Orange" for privacy reasons) wanted to create a family movie that pays tribute to the John Hughes films he watched as he grew up. He wrote a script and approached various filmmakers, including Jonathan Salami, who was involved in several of Reagal's films. Nevertheless, after talks with Salami and many others at Reagal, it was decided that the film was going well beyond the budget that would be given to Mr. Orange.
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Mr. Orange also initially refused to make the film out of fear of Nickelodeon and Viacom's legal concerns. However, after a consultation with a lawyer, he was told to make the film if it were a parody. It would also help if it were live-action and acknowledged that it was entirely unofficial.
  
The film was intended for a November 22, 2011 release before being cancelled.
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Mr. Orange set out to create the pitch cover for suppliers and manufacturers after speaking with his attorney. He requested Jorge Pacheco, an illustrator, to produce a drawing similar to the famous pineapple house. He also bought a picture of a child that jumped excitedly in the sky.
  
==Premise==
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After the positive reception of his pitch cover, Reagal Films offered to help him by uploading it to Amazon to see if there is any demand via pre-orders. During pre-production, the movie was also given a barcode.
The Reagal Films official website gives a premise to the film:
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However, the development of the film was still faced with financial problems; the movie thus was born into development hell. On August 3rd, 2016, it was announced that a crowdfunding effort would be launched in September of that year to produce the movie. However, the crowdfunding effort has not yet been made.
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==The Search Team Behind the "Lost" Film==
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Several users on The Lost Media Wiki put together a search effort on a now-locked forum thread to find the "lost" mockumentary.<ref>[http://lostmediawiki.freeforums.net/thread/22/day-spongebob-squarepants LMW Forums post on the unproduced film.] Retrieved 13 Mar '16</ref>
  
''“In this mockumentary, SpongeBob lives above ground like all Hollywood superstars. Afraid that SpongeBob is becoming old news, his boss runs a contest called 'Spend a Day with SpongeBob'. The contest makes SpongeBob the talk of the town, as thousands of kids enter to win. The lucky winner is Seth, and he is ecstatic about his day with SpongeBob. However, the day becomes a roller coaster ride as things don’t go quite the way they planned.
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The search gained the attention of the news site Gawker, and Youtube personality RebelTaxi,<ref>[http://internet.gawker.com/the-internets-obsessive-hunt-for-a-bootleg-spongebob-mo-1739430471 Gawker article on the search for the film.] Retrieved 13 Mar '16</ref> who made a renowned video about it.
  
==Cancellation==
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French website Motherboard also talked about this "lost" mockumentary as one of the most-searched-for pieces of lost media after [[Cracks aka "Crack Master" (found animated "Sesame Street" short; 1975)|''Cracks'']] had been found.<ref>[http://lostmediawiki.com/%22Lost_media%22_:_the_Internet%27s_treasure_hunters_(translated_article) Lost Media: The Internet's Treasure Hunters.] Retrieved 13 Mar '16</ref> The search effort has been featured on Bedhead Bernie's Animation Warehouse.
It’s unclear as to when the film was pulled from being released, but despite this, the film appeared on a number of shopping websites starting with Amazon. It’s unclear as to when or how the film first appeared on Amazon, but once it was, the film was duplicated to a number of other shopping websites which is typically done with most products on these types of sites. The film was also given a barcode while it was in pre-production which can be viewed here. https://www.barcodelookup.com/0827191000486
 
  
==The Sketchiness of Reagal Films==
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'''Please note that the information in these videos and articles is now outdated and was speculative regarding Reagal Films, its employees, and the many other theories surrounding ''A Day With SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie''.'''
Reagal Films is the production company behind A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie. They’ve also made a number of “low budget” documentaries and biopics involving Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Steve Jobs, Muammar Gaddafi, and many others. All of their movies are listed on their website.
 
'''WARNING: Their website will attempt to install a Trojan virus onto your computer.'''  
 
[[File:Message I get.png|222px|thumb|left|Kaspersky Security blocks access to the site]]
 
Their contact info and an email address are also listed on their site as well. The address Reagal has provided on their website is located in the back of a shopping mall located in Atlanta, Georgia. There have been conflicting reports suggesting that they’re abandoned while other reports suggest that they’re in an area of the mall that’s not publically accessible. Several users have also attempted to email Reagal with the address provided on their site, but have received no responses from them.
 
  
The head of Reagal Films is Lorenzo Holley and he's been involved in a number of films his production company has produced. After Holley’s name was run through and background checking site, it was confirmed that he was arrested at least once. Why he was arrested still remains unclear.
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==Conclusion==
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Since Bedhead Bernie found a corresponding phone number in a free classified ad, Lorenzo Holley was successfully contacted on May 6th, 2016. During the calls, Holley said that the film would be released via crowdfunding. He also denied that Reagal's official website hosted malware. As of yet, the crowdfunding effort has not been launched.
  
==Efforts to Recover the Lost Film==
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On August 3rd, 2016, Bedhead Bernie and the team Ongoing Mysteries created two concluding videos for the search after contacting Mr. Orange. Mr. Orange clarified that Reagal Films is only a film distributor and is not a front for any money laundering scheme.<ref>[https://gawker.com/the-lost-spongebob-movie-that-haunted-the-internet-ne-1785219760 Gawker follow-up article confirming the film was never made.] Retrieved 07 Jun '21</ref> Among debunking many other theories surrounding the film's search effort, he also released five undeveloped film's script pages. All of which can be viewed in the videos below.
[http://forums.lostmediawiki.com/thread/22/day-spongebob-squarepants?page=5 Several users on The Lost Media Wiki have put together a search effort to find the lost mockumentary.]
 
  
The search has gained the attention of the news site Gawker [http://internet.gawker.com/the-internets-obsessive-hunt-for-a-bootleg-spongebob-mo-1739430471] and YouTube personality RebelTaxi, who made a notable video about this.
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==Gallery==
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| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I-umggx8Gc|320x240|center|RebelTaxi talking about the lost film. '''PLEASE NOTE: The end of the video is a joke.'''}}
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  |description1 =RebelTaxi talking about the "lost" film. '''NOTE: the final part of the video is a joke.'''
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French website Motherboard [http://lostmediawiki.com/%22Lost_media%22_:_the_Internet%27s_treasure_hunters_(translated_article) also talked about this lost mockumentary as one of the most searched-for piece of lost media] after [[Cracks aka 'Crack Master' (found Sesame Street short; 1975)|''Cracks'']] had been found.
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==Disproven Content==
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  |description2 =Beadhead Bernie's video on the subject.
Several users on Amazon have posted reviews for the movie '''which have all be proven hoaxes''' since the film was never released to the public. There have also been a number of images and YouTube videos which have also proven to be a hoax. These videos and images can be viewed at the bottom of this section. '''Several users on this wiki have also claimed to have a copy of this film, but they’ve all been proven false.
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  |description3 =Conclusion video that includes a script reading and interview with the film's creator.
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  |id4          =7ZznY1kfuVQ
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  |description4 =Ongoing Mysteries presentation (includes calls from Lorenzo Holley).
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  |id1          =v=zlnawfZ5M24
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  |description1 =LSuperSonicQ's video on his personal experience searching for the film.
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  |service2    =youtube
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  |id2          =v=mkq1DBVWdig
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  |description2 =Blameitonjorge's video on the film's search effort.
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  |service3    =youtube
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  |id3          =v=NGGVQeFbjnU
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  |description3 =TheGamerFromMars' video on the subject.
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  |service4    =youtube
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  |id4          =v=TsvocOcFqDM
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  |description4 =LSuperSonicQ's iceberg video on the subject.
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{| class="wikitable" style="margin: auto;"
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==See Also==
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*[[Astrology with Squidward (found series of "Spongebob Squarepants" animated shorts; 2000s)]]
| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn3pZ9aUiS8|375x275|center|A supposed fragment from the movie, disproven.}}
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*[[SpongeBob Cartoon Creator (partially found original version of Flash game; 2008-2013)]]
| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm7bjUHuj2E|375x275|center|Another disproven supposed intro to the movie.}}
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*[[SpongeBob: Re-Hydrated (partially lost "SpongeBob SquarePants" animated short; 2003)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants (partially lost deleted scenes of Nickelodeon animated series; 1999-present)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants: Ain't Life a Beach (partially found Nickelodeon press kit; 1999)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants and the Nicktoons Gravjet Racing (lost build of cancelled Xbox Live Arcade racing game; 2009)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants: Happiness Squared (lost video game based on SpongeBob SquarePants; late 2000s)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants "Sailor Mouth" (lost uncensored version of animated series episode; existence unconfirmed; 2001)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants Saves the Krusty Krab 3D (found computer game; 2002)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants "Shanghaied/You Wish" (lost English audio from alternate "Patchy the Pirate" segments; 2001)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants "SpaceBob InvaderPants/Krabs' Army" (unfinished episodes of Nickelodeon animated series; 2015)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants: Underpants Slam (found Xbox Live Arcade game; 2007)]]
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*[[SpongeBob SquarePants "War Blowers" (found full version of animated series music; 1999)]]
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*[[SpongeBob's Truth or Square (found Nick Arcade party game; 2009)]]
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*[[SpongeBob Town (lost build of cancelled massively multiplayer online game based on Nickelodeon animated TV series; 2012)]]
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==External Link==
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*[https://www.barcodelookup.com/0827191000486 The test cover for the DVD.]
  
<gallery mode=packed heights=200px>
 
File:Disproven 1.png|A supposed still of the movie, which was disproven as a fake montage.
 
File:ADWSS disproven photo 2.png|Another supposed still, obviously a montage.
 
</gallery>
 
 
==References==
 
==References==
*[http://www.reagalfilms.com/portfolio/a-day-with-spongebob-squarepants-the-movie The film mentioned on Reagal Films; visit at your own risk]
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*[http://forums.lostmediawiki.com/thread/22/day-spongebob-squarepants?page=5 Forum thread about the search for the movie]
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*[http://internet.gawker.com/the-internets-obsessive-hunt-for-a-bootleg-spongebob-mo-1739430471 Gawker article]
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[[Category:Lost films]]
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[[Category:Historic]]

Latest revision as of 01:45, 25 July 2021

ADayWithSpongeBobSquarePantsTheMovie HQCover.jpg

The DVD cover.

Status: Non-existent

A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie is an unproduced, unlawful mockumentary that Reagal Films and MVD would distribute. The movie has been postponed, but the director plans to make the film through a crowdfunding effort.

Premise[edit | edit source]

The official website of Reagal Films (via retellings in specific YouTube videos and web archives) gives a premise to the film:

"In this mockumentary, SpongeBob lives above ground like all Hollywood superstars. Afraid that SpongeBob is becoming old news, his boss runs a contest called "Spend a Day with SpongeBob". The contest makes SpongeBob the talk of the town, as thousands of kids enter to win. The lucky winner is Seth, and he is ecstatic about his day with SpongeBob. However, the day becomes a roller coaster ride as things do not go quite the way they planned."

Production[edit | edit source]

The filmmaker (who is pseudonymized "Mr. Orange" for privacy reasons) wanted to create a family movie that pays tribute to the John Hughes films he watched as he grew up. He wrote a script and approached various filmmakers, including Jonathan Salami, who was involved in several of Reagal's films. Nevertheless, after talks with Salami and many others at Reagal, it was decided that the film was going well beyond the budget that would be given to Mr. Orange.

Mr. Orange also initially refused to make the film out of fear of Nickelodeon and Viacom's legal concerns. However, after a consultation with a lawyer, he was told to make the film if it were a parody. It would also help if it were live-action and acknowledged that it was entirely unofficial.

Mr. Orange set out to create the pitch cover for suppliers and manufacturers after speaking with his attorney. He requested Jorge Pacheco, an illustrator, to produce a drawing similar to the famous pineapple house. He also bought a picture of a child that jumped excitedly in the sky.

After the positive reception of his pitch cover, Reagal Films offered to help him by uploading it to Amazon to see if there is any demand via pre-orders. During pre-production, the movie was also given a barcode.

However, the development of the film was still faced with financial problems; the movie thus was born into development hell. On August 3rd, 2016, it was announced that a crowdfunding effort would be launched in September of that year to produce the movie. However, the crowdfunding effort has not yet been made.

The Search Team Behind the "Lost" Film[edit | edit source]

Several users on The Lost Media Wiki put together a search effort on a now-locked forum thread to find the "lost" mockumentary.[1]

The search gained the attention of the news site Gawker, and Youtube personality RebelTaxi,[2] who made a renowned video about it.

French website Motherboard also talked about this "lost" mockumentary as one of the most-searched-for pieces of lost media after Cracks had been found.[3] The search effort has been featured on Bedhead Bernie's Animation Warehouse.

Please note that the information in these videos and articles is now outdated and was speculative regarding Reagal Films, its employees, and the many other theories surrounding A Day With SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie.

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Since Bedhead Bernie found a corresponding phone number in a free classified ad, Lorenzo Holley was successfully contacted on May 6th, 2016. During the calls, Holley said that the film would be released via crowdfunding. He also denied that Reagal's official website hosted malware. As of yet, the crowdfunding effort has not been launched.

On August 3rd, 2016, Bedhead Bernie and the team Ongoing Mysteries created two concluding videos for the search after contacting Mr. Orange. Mr. Orange clarified that Reagal Films is only a film distributor and is not a front for any money laundering scheme.[4] Among debunking many other theories surrounding the film's search effort, he also released five undeveloped film's script pages. All of which can be viewed in the videos below.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

RebelTaxi talking about the "lost" film. NOTE: the final part of the video is a joke.
Beadhead Bernie's video on the subject.
Conclusion video that includes a script reading and interview with the film's creator.
Ongoing Mysteries presentation (includes calls from Lorenzo Holley).
LSuperSonicQ's video on his personal experience searching for the film.
Blameitonjorge's video on the film's search effort.
TheGamerFromMars' video on the subject.
LSuperSonicQ's iceberg video on the subject.


See Also[edit | edit source]

External Link[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]