The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

2020 American 3D animated/live action comedy film directed by Tim Hill

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is a 2020 American computer animated/live action comedy-adventure movie based on Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants. The movie was shown in theaters on August 14, 2020 in Canada and on Netflix in other countries due to pandemic.[1] It will be released online and on CBS All Access in the United States in March 4, 2021.[2]

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run
Directed byTim Hill
Produced byRyan Harris
Written byTim Hill
Story byTim Hill
Jonathan Aibel
Glenn Berger
Based onSpongeBob SquarePants
by Stephen Hillenburg
StarringTom Kenny
Bill Fagerbakke
Keanu Reeves
Doug Lawrence
Clancy Brown
Roger Bumpass
Carolyn Lawrence
Narrated byFlain Conesa
Music byHans Zimmer
CinematographyLarry Fong
Nickelodeon Movies
Paramount Animation
United Plankton Productions
Mikros Image
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
August 14, 2020 (Canada)
March 4, 2021 (Online)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film was positively welcomed from both audience, fans and film critics which praised its story, characters, animation, humor, heart, character development, Hans Zimmer's musical score and the songs with many calling it an improvement over its predecessor.

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  Germany 30 July 2020
  Czech Republic 13 August 2020
  Canada 14 August 2020
  Philippines 6 November 2020
  United States 4 March 2021 (CBS All Access)
  Israel 6 March 2021
  Australia 17 June 2021
  Japan 24 July 2021


SpongeBob and Patrick go on a mission to find Gary the Snail, who was "snailnapped" (kidnapped) by Poseidon.


  1. Holmes, Adam (July 31, 2020). "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run Is Still Heading To Theaters, But Not How You'd Think". CinemaBlend. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  2. Rebecca Rubin (June 22, 2020). "SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Skipping Theaters to Launch On Demand and CBS All Access (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 22, 2020.