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'''''A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie''''' is an unreleased, "unauthorized" mockumentary created by Reagal Films and was to be distributed by MVD.
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'''''A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie''''' is an unreleased, "unauthorized" mockumentary that was to be distributed by Reagal Films and MVD. The film was cancelled, but the creator behind the film is still planning making the film through a crowd funding effort starting in September of 2016.
 
 
The film was intended for a November 22, 2011 release before being cancelled.
 
  
 
==Premise==
 
==Premise==
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''“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.”
 
''“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.”
  
==Cancellation==
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==Production==
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The creator of the film (who’s going under the name Mr. Orange for privacy reasons) wanted to create a family film that paid homage John Hughes films he liked growing up. He wrote a script and reached out to a number of producers including Jonathan Salami who’s been involved in a number of films associated with Reagal. However, after discussions with Jonathan Salami and many others, it was determined that the film would go way over the budget that would be given to him.
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Mr. Orange was also hesitant to make the film out of fear of legal action from Nickelodeon or Viacom, but after talking with a lawyer, he was told that he could make the film if it was a parody and that it would also be helpful if the film is live action and acknowledges that it’s completely unofficial.
  
It’s unclear as to when the film was pulled from being released, but despite this, it 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 on there, the listing 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
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After talking with his lawyer, Mr. Orange set out to create a cover to show distributors and producers. He commissioned an illustrator named Jorge Pacheco to create a drawing that looked similar to SpongeBob’s iconic pineapple house. He also purchased a stock image of a boy in an orange shirt jumping.
  
==The Sketchiness of Reagal Films==
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After his pitch cover received positive reception, distributor Regal Films offered to help him by posting it on Amazon to see if there would be any interest via pre-orders. The film was also given a barcode while it was in pre-production which can be viewed here. https://www.barcodelookup.com/0827191000486
  
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.
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The production of the film however was still facing budgetary issues so Mr. Orange put the movie’s production on hold. On August 3, 2016 it was announced that a crowd funding effort would be launched in September of that year to produce the movie.
'''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. The address Reagal has provided on their website is located in the back of a shopping mall 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  Lorenzo Holley has been involved in a number of films his company has produced, as well as owning a grocery store (with his own line of food products) at the same Atlanta address. After Holley’s name was run through a background checking site, it was confirmed that he was arrested once for unknown reasons. Under Georgia law "A first time offender's record can't be made public but a repeat offender's can." Because Holley was arrested once, he is a first time offender whose record can't be made public unless he gets arrested again. According to [https://youtu.be/owWtVVOSW0c this YouTube video], Holley also has an address in Flushing, New York, used as a 'massage parlour'. Theories now abound that Reagal Films and the grocery business are merely money-laundering fronts.
 
  
==Efforts to Recover the Lost Film==
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==The Search Team Behind The Lost Film==
  
[http://lostmediawiki.freeforums.net/thread/22/day-spongebob-squarepants Several users on The Lost Media Wiki have put together a search effort to find the lost mockumentary.]
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[http://lostmediawiki.freeforums.net/thread/22/day-spongebob-squarepants Several users on The Lost Media Wiki 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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The search 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 it.
 
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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. Recently, the search has been featured on the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2c9RBIJsY8 Lost Media Chronicles] and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owWtVVOSW0c Bedhead Bernie's Animation Warehouse].
 
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. Recently, the search has been featured on the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2c9RBIJsY8 Lost Media Chronicles] and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owWtVVOSW0c Bedhead Bernie's Animation Warehouse].
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==Conclusion==
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On May 6, 2016, Lorenzo Holley was successfully contacted by search member William Glover. In the recorded calls, Holley said that the film would be released through some sort of crowd funding effort. He also denied that Reagal's official website hosted malware. On August 3, 2016 the group on going mysteries made a concluding video to the search after making contact with Mr. Orange. He also released 5 pages of the undeveloped film's script which can be viewed in the video below.
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| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQYUaofwKQ|320x240|center|The original video announcing that Lorenzo Holley had been contacted}}
 
| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQYUaofwKQ|320x240|center|The original video announcing that Lorenzo Holley had been contacted}}
 
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On May 6, 2016, Lorenzo Holley was successfully contacted by search member William Glover. In the recorded calls, Holley said that the film would be released through some sort of crowd funding effort. He also denied that Reagal's official website hosted malware.
 
 
==Disproven Content==
 
  
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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| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn3pZ9aUiS8|375x275|center|A supposed fragment from the movie, disproven.}}
 
| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm7bjUHuj2E|375x275|center|Another disproven supposed intro to the movie.}}
 
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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.
 
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==References==
 
*[http://www.reagalfilms.com/portfolio/a-day-with-spongebob-squarepants-the-movie The film mentioned on Reagal Films; visit at your own risk]
 
*[http://forums.lostmediawiki.com/thread/22/day-spongebob-squarepants?page=5 Forum thread about the search for the movie]
 
*[http://internet.gawker.com/the-internets-obsessive-hunt-for-a-bootleg-spongebob-mo-1739430471 Gawker article]
 
 
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Revision as of 02:45, 4 August 2016

ADayWithSpongeBobSquarePantsTheMovie HQCover.jpg

The DVD cover.

Status: Lost


A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie is an unreleased, "unauthorized" mockumentary that was to be distributed by Reagal Films and MVD. The film was cancelled, but the creator behind the film is still planning making the film through a crowd funding effort starting in September of 2016.

Premise[edit | edit source]

The Reagal Films official website 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 don’t go quite the way they planned.”

Production[edit | edit source]

The creator of the film (who’s going under the name Mr. Orange for privacy reasons) wanted to create a family film that paid homage John Hughes films he liked growing up. He wrote a script and reached out to a number of producers including Jonathan Salami who’s been involved in a number of films associated with Reagal. However, after discussions with Jonathan Salami and many others, it was determined that the film would go way over the budget that would be given to him.

Mr. Orange was also hesitant to make the film out of fear of legal action from Nickelodeon or Viacom, but after talking with a lawyer, he was told that he could make the film if it was a parody and that it would also be helpful if the film is live action and acknowledges that it’s completely unofficial.

After talking with his lawyer, Mr. Orange set out to create a cover to show distributors and producers. He commissioned an illustrator named Jorge Pacheco to create a drawing that looked similar to SpongeBob’s iconic pineapple house. He also purchased a stock image of a boy in an orange shirt jumping.

After his pitch cover received positive reception, distributor Regal Films offered to help him by posting it on Amazon to see if there would be any interest via pre-orders. The film was also given a barcode while it was in pre-production which can be viewed here. https://www.barcodelookup.com/0827191000486

The production of the film however was still facing budgetary issues so Mr. Orange put the movie’s production on hold. On August 3, 2016 it was announced that a crowd funding effort would be launched in September of that year to produce the movie.


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

Several users on The Lost Media Wiki put together a search effort to find the lost mockumentary.

The search gained the attention of the news site Gawker [1] and YouTube personality RebelTaxi, who made a notable video about it.

RebelTaxi talking about the lost film. PLEASE NOTE: The end of the video is a joke.


French website Motherboard also talked about this lost mockumentary as one of the most searched-for piece of lost media after Cracks had been found. Recently, the search has been featured on the Lost Media Chronicles and Bedhead Bernie's Animation Warehouse.


Conclusion[edit | edit source]

On May 6, 2016, Lorenzo Holley was successfully contacted by search member William Glover. In the recorded calls, Holley said that the film would be released through some sort of crowd funding effort. He also denied that Reagal's official website hosted malware. On August 3, 2016 the group on going mysteries made a concluding video to the search after making contact with Mr. Orange. He also released 5 pages of the undeveloped film's script which can be viewed in the video below.

The conclusion video that includes a script reading and an interview with the film's creator.


Ongoing mysteries presentation (Includes calls from Lorenzo Holley)
The original video announcing that Lorenzo Holley had been contacted