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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)

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Releases March 4, 2021
After SpongeBob's beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home.


Tim Hill


Tim Hill (screenplay by), Tim Hill (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Hill ... Documentary Narrator (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward (voice)
Mr. Lawrence ... Plankton (voice)
Carolyn Lawrence ... Sandy (voice)
Awkwafina ... Otto (voice)
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob / Gary / French Narrator (voice)
Jill Talley ... Karen (voice)
Reggie Watts ... Chancellor (voice)
Matt Berry ... Poseidon (voice)
Antonio Raul Corbo ... Young SpongeBob (voice)
Keanu Reeves ... Sage
Veronica Alicino ... Zombie / Croupier
Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose ... Zombie


Set before the events of the television series, SpongeBob goes on a trip to Kamp Koral and meets some new friends. However, when his pet snail Gary gets kidnapped by Poseidon and taken to the Lost City of Atlantic City, he and his new best friend Patrick must go on a rescue mission to save him from the dastardly plan of Poseidon before it is too late. The movie will also reveal the first time our beloved characters (as kids) met at Camp...a magical moment that brings meaning to the power of true friendship. Written by Cynical Irish

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it wasn't his story that made him special. it's how it all started. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor, some thematic elements, and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


This is Media Rights Capital's second time working on a film from Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies after Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019). See more »


SpongeBob and Sandy are shown meeting at summer camp as children. However, in 'Tea at the Treedome' they met as adults. Similarly, SpongeBob and Squidward are shown to have met as children at summer camp, when they met as adults in a flashback in 'Truth or Square'. See more »


SpongeBob SquarePants: Aww, don't worry, Gar-bear. I'll be back before you can say "Why did he cruelly abandon me like that?"
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Crazy Credits

This is the first film to open with the Paramount Animation logo. The closing Paramount logo is that of the original. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Netflix version makes the logos shorter and adds in "NETFLIX PRESENTS" to the opening credits. See more »


Featured in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The New Normal (2020) See more »


Snail: I'm Avail
Written by Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd & Derek Brown
Produced by The Flaming Lips & Scott Booker
Performed by The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

5 November 2020 | by jack-39973See all my reviews

The second Spongebob movie was not that good and this movie is even worse.

Bad story, filler and promotion for the new series Kamp Koral.

I don't like the animation and the soundtrack is solid at best.

There were plotholes like the origin of Sandy. She met Spongebob first as a grown up and not in Kamp Koral.

The guest stars Keanu Reeves, Danny Trejo and Snoop Dogg did a solid job.

All in all a disappointing third movie and definitely not a must-see.

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Release Date:

4 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Sequel See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$865,824, 16 August 2020

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)| Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| Dolby Surround 7.1



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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