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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)

PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 2021 (USA)
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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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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?


It was revealed in the teaser trailer that Keanu Reeves was cast in the film. See more »


While imprisoned, Patrick plays a musical keyboard which has a random additional white key between E and F which wouldn't be there on a real-life piano keyboard. See more »


[Squidward trudges to the Krusty Krab. The joint is dismal, but thankfully empty]
Squidward: Another day, another migraine.
[He goes to sit behind the register]
Squidward: Well, at least I'll get a little peace and quiet before that little...
SpongeBob SquarePants: Good morning, Squidward!
[Squidward jumps in fright and almost drops his magazine]
SpongeBob SquarePants: And isn't it a lovely morning?
Squidward: [knowing that any interaction from SpongeBob means trouble for him] Nope, not talking to you. I'm especially not getting involved in any of your nonsense today. I always ...
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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 »


Livin' la Vida Loca
Written by Desmond Child & Draco Rosa (as Robi Rosa)
Performed by Ricky Martin
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Good for kids
31 August 2020 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

Occasionally funny, trying at times to be heartwarming, this is an okay diversion that is well suited to kids. It's not trying to be hip, just silly and works at that.

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Release Date:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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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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