He’s been a visitor from another planet, a Goblin King, and a dancing partner for Mick Jagger, but for his new role, David Bowie got even more animated, lending his voice to a character in an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. “It’s happened,” Bowie wrote in his online journal. “At last I’ve hit the Holy Grail of animation gigs. Yesterday I got to be a character on…tan-tara…Spongebob Squarepants. Oh Yeah!! We, the family, are thrilled. Nothing else need happen this year, well, this week anyway.” Bowie went on to reveal that his character will appear in a “special longform (I think a half-hour special)” episode called “Lord Royal Highness.” No airdate has been announced yet, but Bowie speculated that it might not air for another eight or nine months.
While you wait with bated breath, we’ve compiled some other awesome appearances by musicians in animated, or otherwise kid-friendly, shows.
R.E.M. sing “Furry Happy Monsters” with the Muppets:
White Stripes face off with Bart on The Simpsons:
Goo Goo Dolls on Sesame Street:
Drum-Off: Bart vs. Stripes
Talk: Which of your favorite musicians would you like to see sing with puppets or get animated? COMMENT
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