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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 »
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A New Adventure, the same boy, I mean hero See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The last Spongebob film in which Stephen Hillenburg worked on before his death on November 2018. See more »


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 »


Fish: Alright, all secondary characters, come with me.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, Squidward does his dance routine from the Season 1 episode, "Culture Shock." 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 Sesame Street (1969) See more »


Written by Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci
Performed by Tom Kenny and Mr. Lawrence
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User Reviews

Nautical Nonsense takes on a whole new dimension (literally)
8 February 2015 | by Drive-in_ZeppelinSee all my reviews

Seriously though, unless you have been living under a rock like Patrick the starfish for the last few decades, you should at least have formed an opinion about the Spongebob series. It has a talking sponge that lives in a pineapple, flips burgers, and goes on nonsensical adventures with his slow-witted friend and neighbor. You either find it whimsical and funny or you don't.

This holds true for the second feature film Sponge Out of Water as we find our beloved residents of Bikini Bottom forced to enter our three dimensional world for the first time. After a flamboyant pirate (Antonio Banderas) manages to steal the much sought after secret Krabby Patty recipe using a magic book, Spongebob and co. have their world plunged into anarchy with the sudden loss of the greasy burgers.

As expected (if you watched the show as a kid), our heroes have to go on a series of misadventures to recover the secret recipe and stop the mischievous pirate after he commits industrial theft.

The thing your probably not expecting (if you've seen the trailer), is only a very small portion of this short film is actually 3D. It's not glaringly awful, and actually seems to work fairly well in a movie about abstract craziness that features time-traveling dolphins.

It's fun, plain and simple. The children in the audience we're giggling with delight, the adults found humor enough to laugh, and all in all I appreciated the blatant references to movies like Mad Max, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and The Shining. It's a movie that is directed at children, but is enriched with plenty of adult humor in the form of puns and famous movies references.

Just enjoy it for what it is and you won't be disappointed. The animation is surreal and enjoyable as always, the voice-acting is tried and true, and everyone in the theater seemed to enjoy it thoroughly.

Mild drug use is recommended for optimal viewing and humor extraction.

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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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