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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

General Info

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GenresAnimation, Adventure, Comedy
Music ByHans Zimmer, Steve Mazzaro
TaglineThey're Not in Bikini Bottom Anymore.
Edited ByMichael W. Andrews
Film NameThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
StarringTom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Mr. Lawrence, Jill Talley, Carolyn Lawrence, Mary Jo Catlett, Awkwafina, Matt Berry, Keanu Reeves, Snoop Dogg, Danny Trejo
Directed ByTim Hill
Produced ByRyan Harris
Budget in USD60000000
Release Date2020-11-05
Running Time91 minutes
Screenplay ByTim Hill
Content RatingPG
Distributed ByParamount Pictures
Original TitleThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Box Office in USD46300000
CinematographyPeter Lyons Collister
Country of OriginUnited States
World Premiere Date2020-08-14
Production Company NameParamount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, MRC, United Plankton Pictures
The SpongeBob Movie: The SpongeBob SquarePants is a 2020 release. American live-action/animated adventure comedy film based on the hit television series SpongeBob SquarePants. The third in the SpongeBob SquarePants series, this movie perfectly combines the wit, imagination and heart of SpongeBob SquarePants. When SpongeBob's best friend Gary the Snail is attacked by the ruler of Atlantis, SpongeBob and Patrick embark on an epic and dangerous rescue mission. During their journey, they discover a lost city and are forced to face a dangerous bandit. Along the way, they experience dream hallucinations that reveal many previously unknown details about SpongeBob's past. This film is a fun and emotionally moving story that maintains the spirit of the original series and provides a fresh and lively spectacle. It's designed to tickle the imagination of long-time fans and newcomers alike, transcending age boundaries with its universal appeal.


SpongeBob: The SpongeBob SquarePants is an adventure story that is the third installment in the acclaimed SpongeBob SquarePants film series. Directed by Tim Hill, this CGI animated comedy follows our favorite sea characters as they embark on a wild journey to the lost city of Atlantic City to rescue SpongeBob's snail, Gary, who has been captured by the wily King Poseidon.
The standout feature of this film is its dazzling visual vibrancy, and the CGI rendering brings Bikini Bottom and its inhabitants to life like never before. In addition to its exceptional visual appeal, the film is full of characteristic Spongebob humor, ensuring a fun filming experience for both children and adults. At its core, it's a story of friendship and loyalty, highlighted by SpongeBob's unwavering determination to save his precious pet. The film also has some key celebrity cameos which add an exciting dimension to the storyline. From Keanu Reeves appearing as a sage named Sage to Snoop Dogg breaking into a beautiful musical sequence, the audience is sure to be entertained. In short, Sponge on the Run is a comedic and heartwarming rollercoaster ride that highlights why SpongeBob SquarePants still holds a special place in the world of animation.



'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' "film" screenshots


In SpongeBob SquarePants, our beloved sea sponge SpongeBob SquarePants and his best friend Patrick Star embark on a wild and wonderful adventure from Bikini Bottom to the lost city of Atlantic City in an attempt to save SpongeBob SquarePants. pet snail gary what king poseidon got caught.
Trouble begins when King Poseidon decides he needs a new snail to stay youthful by using their slime. He chose to kidnap Gary and destroy SpongeBob and set the rest of the plot in motion.
SpongeBob and Patrick's journey across the sea to Atlantic City leads to a series of hilarious and dangerous escapades. Along the way, they hitch a ride with the wise and helpful Kean Reeves, who appears as an amulet and guides our heroes through various trials. To make their quest even more interesting and unpredictable, SpongeBob and Patrick dive into the land of dreams and nightmares, guided by a ghost called the Dreamland Ranger. This trip helps to establish a strong bond between the two and reveals the feelings of their first friendship.
Meanwhile, in the absence of SpongeBob, chaos reigns at home. Plankton sees this as the perfect opportunity to steal the secret formula from the Krusty Krab hamburger, believing it will eventually lead to his long-held dream of gaining dominance over Bikini Bottom.
The film's climax brings all the storylines together in a thrilling showdown at King Poseidon's palace as SpongeBob and his friends race against time to save Harry before it's too late. The rescue mission is mixed with unexpected twists and turns and reveals personal courage, friendship and the importance of being true to yourself.
SpongeBob SquarePants is much more than a simple rescue mission. It's an emotional journey full of laughs, thrills, action and classic Spongebob absurdity, providing entertainment and endearing lessons about friendship.


SpongeBob SquarePants was an ambitious production that reflected the seamless collaboration between Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Paramount Animation. The film took a leap forward by drastically changing the animation style from traditional 2D animation to fully rendered 3D CGI. This was the first time the SpongeBob movie franchise included these spectacular images.
The film's animation style was both a technical achievement and quite complex. The animation team worked hard to maintain the charm and absurd humor of the original series. They made every effort to keep the characters with their quirky looks that fans loved. It took a lot of effort to create dynamic and detailed backgrounds for the characters to interact with, especially given the various settings in the film.
The show spent a lot of time planning and meticulously performing the score. A series of celebrity cameos added another star-studded sheen to the film's ensemble, including Keanu Reeves appearing as a wise guy named Sage.
The film took about three years to make, which is common in the animation industry. However, due to the company's ongoing restructuring and the subsequent COVID-19 pandemic, it saw a number of release date changes, eventually making its debut on the streaming platform.
Despite many trials, The SpongeBob Movie: The SpongeBob SquarePants once again demonstrated the enduring appeal of the beloved character and his strange underwater world. The production values ​​combined with an engaging storyline made it a worthy addition to the franchise.


The SpongeBob Movie: The SpongeBob SquarePants was officially released in Canada in 2020. on August 14, and in 2021 March 4 debuted in the United States as a premium video-on-demand (PVOD) service. It later became available on CBS All Access (which eventually became Paramount+) and greatly increased its reach.
The highly anticipated production from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies has not been released in US theaters due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the film's international release took place in theaters in several areas considered safe.
The release strategy ensured that SpongeBob fans around the world could enjoy the film in a way that suited their current circumstances. Despite its unorthodox appearance, the film was a commercial success, and SpongeBob and Patrick's escapade became a timeless treat. The film's reception was a great testament to its mix of humor, adventure and heartfelt moments, championing the enduring power of friendship in the face of adversity.
Thus, Sponge on the Run has established itself as a triumphant publication that navigates unprecedented circumstances and reaches fans across continents, giving them a thrilling and heartwarming experience.


Upon release, SpongeBob SquarePants received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. The film's lively animation, nostalgic look at the original characters, and classic SpongeBob humor won critics over. Critics have hailed the film as a joyous trip down memory lane for longtime fans, with a heartfelt tribute to the series' late creator Stephen Hillenburg.
However, some critics were less enamored, saying the story was sparsely delivered and the humor stilted. They felt that the film relied heavily on keeping viewers attached to existing characters rather than providing meaningful character development or a compelling new story. Despite these criticisms, the adventurous spirit of the film and the emotional resonance of SpongeBob and Patrick's friendship appealed to the audience in a nautical way. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of around 65, which is universally praised as a lively, chaotic and fun ride that faithfully captures the spirit of the SpongeBob franchise, even if it doesn't. AND. He takes his hero where he is especially new or interesting.
All in all, The SpongeBob Movie: The SpongeBob SquarePants is a fitting addition to the franchise, providing another moment in the spotlight for this charmingly optimistic character and his hilarious underwater world.

Cultural impact

SpongeBob SquarePants created a landmark in the world of cartoons and left an indelible mark on popular culture around the world. It skillfully combines lessons of friendship, courage and perseverance with light-hearted humor that ultimately resonates with a diverse audience. The film not only entertained young audiences but also appealed to adults, re-introducing classic characters and nostalgic stories from their childhood.
The film has taken the internet by storm, prompting numerous online memes and cultural references. Memorable lines from the film are often quoted, symbolizing its constant presence in everyday conversations. Advertising, merchandising and tie-ins, including collaborations on food products such as SpongeBob-themed ice cream and Krabby Patty gummies, further strengthened the film's cultural presence.
Sponge On The Run spawned original music from world-famous artists such as Weezer, fueling an energetic soundscape that still resonates on popular playlists. It's amazing how the film, which honors the creator of the latest series, Stephen Hillenburg, subtly invites conversations about strengthening and preserving marine life, an issue of global importance.
The film's CGI animation format has become a point of contention, sparking debate about the evolution of animation technology and its role in enhancing narrative storytelling.
Despite its whimsical escape into the marine universe, SpongeBob SquarePants has managed to stay relevant to the public, underscoring the franchise's enduring appeal and cultural momentum. The significant impact confirms SpongeBob's status in popular culture and shows how a bright yellow sponge can truly touch the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world.