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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.


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





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)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Eric Bauza and Billy West who voiced seagulls stared in The Looney Tunes Show (2011) as the voices of Marvin the Martian and Elmer Fudd respectively. See more »


At the sacrifice scene, Squidward first appears with his executioner mask already on, but he then puts on again in the next shot of him, even though he first appeared with the mask already worn. See more »


SpongeBob SquarePants: We'll take one secret formula to go! Clear the area, citizens. There's gonna be some serious aft kicking here.
[a boy takes a picture of SpongeBob and his friends on his phone]
SpongeBob SquarePants: Sour Note!
[Squidward magically unleashes a clarinet and starts playing, which sends soundwaves that send Burger-Beard's customers covering their ears and fleeing]
Burger-Beard: No, wait, wait! Customers! No wait, please!
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Crazy Credits

The Nickelodeon Movies logo rises from the ocean, covered in kelp. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the French version two seagulls were dubbed by French YouTubers Cyprien (Cyprien Iov) and Natoo (Nathalie Odzierejko). Also Kyle, the little seagull was dubbed by Squezzie (Lucas Hauchard) did the voices for. See more »


References SpongeBob SquarePants: Jellyfishing/Plankton! (1999) See more »


Everybody Polka!
Written by Glenn Rueger
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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User Reviews

Expect the Unexpected
11 June 2015 | by bryanboldtSee all my reviews

Let me start off by saying, before I saw this movie, based on the trailers, my expectations were as low as they could possibly be. I was expecting this movie to be the nail in the coffin for the Spongebob franchise, and I was legitimately concerned that I would never see a good thing come from the series ever again. Boy was I wrong. Sponge Out of Water is an absolute TREAT for both old and new fans of the series alike, and the movie kept me entertained to the very end. The 2D animation is the best animation I have seen in a LONG time. I found every frame enjoyable, and it almost has a Ren and Stimpy like feel to it which made me appreciate it so much more. (If you ever watch/re-watch this movie, take a good look at the facial animations during the 2D parts, they're absolutely brilliant). Not only this, but the jokes and gags are hilarious, and only occasionally fall short, but when they do, they make sure to make up for it. (Listen for the "my leg!" recurring gag!). Also this movie is sure to leave you wondering "what will happen next?!" As you can never quite predict what the writers will throw out at you (others have compared this movie to an acid trip, and I don't want to spoil anything, but I found it a rather enjoyable one) The only thing I did not like was the "superpowers" part, (this was the part that turned me off in the first place) as I felt some of them tried "too hard" to make the audience laugh, and it just didn't feel like Spongebob. Thankfully this part only lasts about 20 minutes, and moves onto one of the greatest movie endings, tying it up all in a bow with a nice rap battle that came out of nowhere (Creators of Epic Rap Battles of History), and some interpretative dance from Squidward that parodies his famous dance moves from a previous episode. All in all, this movie would have been a 10/10 if Spongebob stayed anchored, and never had left the water. The live action visuals were impressive, but during those scenes, the comedy hit a dry spell until the last moments of the movie. If you're a long time fan of Spongebob, this is a great movie to relive your childhood a little bit more. (Hopefully the new season of the TV show will be just as good!) Go see this movie.

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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 »


Box Office


$74,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,365,012, 8 February 2015

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1.85 : 1
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