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باب اسفنجی is one of several Persian dubs of SpongeBob SquarePants. It has previously aired on IRIB Pooya & Nahal, MYTV, Top Toon and uToon, and it is currently airing on Persian Top Toon.

Release history

باب اسفنجی was first released on DVD by Parsian Home Video under the distributor TDH Home Entertainment, beginning in 2008. Dozens of DVDs have been released since. Each one has multiple random or themed episodes. As a result, some episodes have been dubbed twice, or in some cases, had their music and effects tracks replaced on different DVDs. Glory Entertainment and Asia Media Cinema Artistic Cultural Company have also released DVDs containing this dub.

Censorship

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Original vs. censored

The dub has faced strict censorship with nearly every episode. Namely, scenes containing characters in bikini outfits are edited or cut. This practice has gained relative infamy due to the addition of proper clothing on these characters in some cases.

Broadcast history

IRIB Pooya & Nahal

باب اسفنجی began broadcast on IRIB Pooya & Nahal on 2013-03-20 and stopped airing on 2015-01-06. They aired the same masters from the Parsian Home Video DVDs, however, with a few changes. The narration of the title card has a slight reverb added, and dubbing information added in the original has been edited out. Some scenes were cut in various episodes as well. It aired before the channel, formerly known as IRIB Pooya, rebranded as IRIB Pooya & Nahal.

MYTV

MYTV, like uToon, played music videos based around shortened versions of episodes, produced by Parsian Home Video and distributed on DVD, in addition to episodes of the series, throughout the early 2010s.[7]

Persian Top Toon

باب اسفنجی has broadcasted on Persian Top Toon (channel based off of Persian Toon and Top Toon) since 2019-06-29.

Top Toon

باب اسفنجی was broadcast on Top Toon (channel based off of Persian Toon) from 2016-08-31 to 2017-01-31.

uToon

uToon broadcasted episodes of the series and handled premieres of episodes[8] from 2015-09-21 to 2018-04-13. They also broadcasted music videos based around shortened versions of episodes from 2015-10-15[9] to 2018-05-01[10] as well as the 2nd movie from time to time from 2015-08-27[11] to 2018-06-08[12].

Cast

Character name Persian voice actor
MAIN CHARACTERS
SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants) - head باب اسفنجی Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing Flag of Iran Hooman Haji Abdollahi (occasionally)
Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants) - head پاتریک ستاره دریایی Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants) - head بختاپوس تنتیکلز Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
Eugene Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants) - head آقای خرچنگ Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
Sheldon Plankton (SpongeBob SquarePants) - head پلانگتون Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing Flag of Iran Hamed Azizi (occasionally)
Gary (SpongeBob SquarePants) - head گري Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
RECURRING CHARACTERS
104px Patchy the Pirate Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
104px Potty the Parrot Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
104px French Narrator Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
104px مرد دریا Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
104px پسر صدفی Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
104px Flying Dutchman Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
104px King Neptune Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing Flag of Iran Majid Habibi (first movie only)
104px Johnny Elaine Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
104px Larry the Lobster Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
104px Bubble Bass Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
104px Hans Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati
English phonetics missing
PRODUCERS
Director
Flag of Iran Mohammad Reza Solati

Flag of Iran Hooman Khaiyat

Translator
Flag of Iran Somayeh Mohammadi

Flag of Iran Maryam Raz

Quality supervisor
Flag of Iran Mehrdad Raisi

Trivia

  • In Iran, the series, specifically this dub, has been used as military propaganda.

References

  1. http://www.pooyatv.ir/programs-table?date=1391-12-30
  2. http://www.pooyatv.ir/programs-table?date=1393-10-16
  3. https://t.me/toptoon_official/20
  4. https://t.me/toptoon_official/791
  5. https://www.instagram.com/p/76MmrbmGSj
  6. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhim-ZQFjxg
  7. https://www.aparat.com/v/OdFxV/%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%84%D9%88%D8%AF_%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%AA%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%86_%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%87_%D9%87%D8%A7%DB%8C_%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%A8_%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%81%D9%86%D8%AC%DB%8C2
  8. https://www.instagram.com/p/8h-9iGmGUc
  9. https://www.instagram.com/p/83xFP1GGQB
  10. https://www.instagram.com/p/BiOy2splRaM
  11. https://www.instagram.com/p/65n7uqmGXv
  12. https://www.instagram.com/p/BjxCgpBA_Ws

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