If you’ve been watching Philippine free TV for the last half-decade, you’ll notice that all the American cartoons like “The Powerpuff Girls,” “The Transformers” and, yes, even “Spongebob Squarepants,” have now been dubbed in Filipino. Why? How is this being done and who is voicing them? Find out the vocal magic behind the dubbed cartoons and the controversy that went all the way to the Senate in the first season finale of the Pinoy pop culture podcast “Super Random,” an Inquirer podcast powered by PumaPodcast. Join host Ruel S. De Vera and guests Apollo Abraham, Bambi Eloriaga-Amago, Rudolf Baldonado, Dr. Michael Coroza and Shanti Gleason in “Super Random Episode 6: Why is Spongebob speaking in Filipino?,” available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Anchor, where you can also listen to all the previous episodes of “Super Random’s” first season.
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