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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)

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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


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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?


King Poseidon is voiced by Matt Berry, who previously voiced Bubbles the Magical Talking Dolphin in the previous film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015). 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 »


Patrick Star: [trying to be optimistic] Buck up, SpongeBob. It's not over yet.
SpongeBob SquarePants: It sure feels over. And crappy.
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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 »


Follows The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) See more »


My Heart Will Go On
(Love Theme from Titanic (1997))
Written by James Horner & Will Jennings
Performed by Kenny G
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

Random, but enjoyable
20 August 2020 | by kjavery-24321See all my reviews

I loved this movie, but it isn't for everyone. It's got a nonsensical plot and the humour is so random that not everyone is going to like it. It seems to be made more so for people who watched the series when they were kids and are now grown up than for kids now, many of the jokes didn't have much that a kid could grasp on to compared to the series and original movie (I haven't seen the second movie as of writing this review).

That said I had so much fun watching it, probably the most joyous time I've spent watching something this year, and fun is really what watching a Spongebob movie is all about.

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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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