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The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge[1] is the third feature film based on SpongeBob SquarePants, set for release on May 22, 2020.


SpongeBob and Patrick go on a rescue mission to save Gary, who’s been kidnapped by Poseidon and taken to the Lost City of Atlantic City. The movie will reveal the first time our beloved characters (as kids) met at Camp... a magical moment that brings meaning to the power of true friendship.



  • This will be the second SpongeBob SquarePants production to be animated in CGI.
    • It is also the very first to be fully produced in the format and to forfeit its 2D animation. It will be animated by Mikros Image which also worked on Sherlock Gnomes, another animated work by Paramount Pictures.
  • This will be the first SpongeBob film to be released following the death of series' creator Stephen Hillenburg in 2018.
  • This will be the first SpongeBob SquarePants film to be shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, unlike the previous SpongeBob films that were produced in 1.85:1.
  • The film will be a homage to the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life hence the pun.
  • A series based on the film, which itself is a prequel to both the films and the series, has been greenlit. Titled Kamp Koral, the announcement has already met with backlash from fans including former showrunner Paul Tibbitt.
  • Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer will compose the film's score. Zimmer has previously collaborated in various films by Paramount Pictures, including 2011's Rango, and DreamWorks Animation.
  • This is the first animated film for Tim Hill as a director after previously working on many live-action/CGI hybrid family films. He was a former storyboard artist and writer, as well as one of the developers. It's a Wonderful Sponge marks his official return to the SpongeBob franchise.
  • Like the previous films, it will have live-action sequences.
  • This will be Snoop Dogg's second appearance in a Nickelodeon production. His first appearance is in the Big Time Rush episode "Big Time Christmas".


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