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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

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When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

Writers:

Jonathan Aibel (screenplay by), Glenn Berger (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Burger Beard
Eric Bauza ... Seagull (voice)
Tim Conway ... Seagull (voice)
Eddie Deezen ... Seagull (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Seagull (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Seagull (voice)
April Stewart ... Seagull (voice)
Cree Summer ... Seagull (voice)
Billy West ... Seagull (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Seagull / Dead Parrot (voice)
Nolan North ... Seagull / Dead Parrot / Pigeon Cabbie (voice)
Paul Tibbitt ... Kyle / Helpful Angry Mob Member (voice)
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob / Gary / Agreeable Mob Member / Waffle (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick / Male Fish / Eager Customer (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Doctor / Squidward / Angry Mob Member #2 / Doughnut / Squidasaurus Rex (voice)
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Storyline

During a fight between the Krusty Krab and Plankton, the secret formula disappears and all of Bikini Bottom goes into a terrible apocalypse. The Bikini Bottomites go crazy and they all believe that Spongebob and Plankton stole the secret formula. The two new teammates create a time machine to get the secret formula before it disappears and also go to some weird places along the way including a time paralex where they meet a time wizard named Bubbles who is a dolphin. The two later get to the time when the formula disappeared and take it back to the present day time. They then realized that it's a fake formula Plankton made when he was taking the real one and the Bikini Bottomites try to destroy Spongebob (Plankton runs away) Spongebob smells Krabby patties and so does everyone else so the Bikini Bottomites follow it (instead of destroying Spongebob) and they arrive at the bank of the surface. Everyone except Spongebob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy, and a stowaway Plankton go ... Written by jtgus1120

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He's leaving his world behind. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Most of the characters break the fourth wall in the film, for example when one tells all secondary characters to go home and let the main characters keep going up above. See more »

Goofs

When Burger Beard's ship first hits land, the wheels do not appear to be spinning on his ship, since the hubs are completely stationary. During the chase sequence, the hubs are spinning but at irregular speeds - sometimes slowly, sometimes faster. See more »

Quotes

SpongeBob SquarePants: If we're gonna be on the same team...
Plankton: Maybe i don't wanna be on the te-am! You think of that?
SpongeBob SquarePants: But Plankton everything's best when your part of a team.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll, Gary is still seen chasing Plankton. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema release have British actors/comedians Stacey Solomon and Alan Carr and popular YouTube vloggers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee voicing the seagulls. See more »


Soundtracks

Saltwater Works
Written by Nick Carr (as Nicolas Carr), Sage Guyton and Jeremy Wakefield
Courtesy of Nickelodeon, a division of Viacom International Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Spongebob fans will not be disappointed.

This film is very enjoyable film overall.

The story, while it borrows from episodes from the show, is quite well thought out. Basically, it's an adventure movie, a time travel movie, an action movie and a superhero all at once, and the film pulls that off quite well. It has a nice throwback to the older Spongebob episodes from when the show was good. That pirate was quite entertaining and I think that Antonio Banderas did a very good job with that role.

It is also very clever and funny at times. Given that the show has kinda gone downhill since 2005, I was not expecting it to be that funny, but it really surprised me. The jokes here are quite impressive. I don't think I have laughed this much at a Spongebob cartoon since the first Spongebob film "The Spongebob Squarepants Movie".

The film is well animated. It has a neat blend of hand drawn animation, live action, and computer animation.

The film also has a catchy soundtrack, featuring a few musical numbers involving some of the characters, and three songs by N.E.R.D. that appear during the end credits.

This is film is, overall, downright fun. I can't think of a single part where I was bored with it.

There were a couple of problems that I had with the film. One of them is that the plot drags a little bit up until the final act. The other problem I had is that the computer animation on Spongebob and his allies, while decent, was not terribly believable.

Overall, I really enjoyed Sponge Out of Water and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Spongebob and/or is into animation.


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Country:

USA | South Korea | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,365,012, 8 February 2015

Gross USA:

$162,994,032

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$325,186,032
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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