Are there any plans for a 1981 re-release Despecialized? I’d like to be able to see that version someday.
I’m 99% sure they just put a filter on it for the trailer. I remember the trailers having the look present in your pictures, but the movie to my knowledge always looked how it does on the Blu-Ray.
The real changes like the palette on Plankton’s close up were either made to be different in the trailer or not finished yet. Not sure why they ditched the red and went with the normal palette there, but I’m almost positive the red palette was not in the movie.
Edit: I made a thread on a SpongeBob forum I’m on about it. I could be remembering wrong, so we can see how other members remember it.