Japan is actually an NTSC region, just like the US, so the composite artifacts don't surprise mespongebranch said:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PTdB61vdsE
F.U.N. with the VHS effect on a Japanese DVD or somewhere in Japan
Show me the updated versionsJaiSponge said:Update: As of now, "Your Shoe's Untied / Squid's Day Off" and "Something Smells / Bossy Boots" have been updated. And thus I can officially confirm these are brand new, updated prints and not just the international versions plastered on because the "Something Smells" audio error is not there, on top of the fact that the Nickelodeon comet logo is absent on all episodes. Also, the pillarboxes have been cropped out mostly, so the episodes are now basically in their proper aspect ratio without the unnecessary padding. The only episodes left to be updated are "Christmas Who?", "Survival of the Idiots / Dumped", and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III / Squirrel Jokes".
The first couple episodes of season 4 have the same animation as the movie. I guess it has to do with the fact that the first five or so episodes of the fourth season were produced in 2004.