The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a film based on Nickelodeon's hit TV show SpongeBob SquarePants. In this movie, SpongeBob and Plankton must find the secret formula after it has
- Burger Beard the Pirate (debut)
- Guardian skeleton
- Kyle the Seagull (debut)
- Dead Parrots
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Gary the Snail
- Patrick Star
- Bubble SpongeBob
- Bubble Patrick
- Bubble Gary
- Bubble Squidward
- Squidward Tentacles
- Old Man Jenkins (blue, wheelchair)
- Old Man Walker
- Jennifer Millie
- Debbie Rechid
- Miss Shell (looks a bit different)
- Nat Peterson
- Harold "Bill" Reginald
- Tina Fran
- Bubble Bass (cameo)
- Purple Doctorfish
- Sheldon J. Plankton
- Several new background fish (+ indicates one of them)
- Susie Rechid
- Fred (normal, Frankie Billy-colored)
- Fish A4  (Iggy)+ (debut)
- Fish A13  (Alyssa)+ (debut)
- Don the Whale
- Nathiel Waters
- Taylor Fishbowl
- Fish A28  (Robert)+ (debut)
- Fish A30  (Geraldino)+ (debut)
- Fish A25  (Arthur)+ (debut)
- Fish A34  (Hank)+ (debut)
- Halbert (normal, John-colored)
- Fish A31  (Derrick)+ (debut)
- Billy (lime fish)
- Fish A12  (Cal)+ (debut)
- Fish A8  (Baco)+ (debut)
- Fish A24 (Eric)+ (debut)
- Frank (muscular goldfish)
- Fish A6  (Jacob)+ (debut)
- Fish A7  (Lizzie)+ (debut)
- Fish A3  (Hubert)+ (debut)
- Visual Aids  fish+ (debut)
- Fish A5  (Simon)+ (debut)
- Fish A20  (Lola)+ (debut)
- Fish A18  (Ralph)+ (debut)
- Fish A35  (Frederick)+ (debut)
- Fish A29  (Layla)+ (debut)
- Eugene H. Krabs
- Abigail Marge
- Ivy (gray)
- Sandy Cheeks
- Blue fish
- Vera Fishbowl
- Nazz-Mimi (normal, blue)
- Monroe Timmy
- Phil (yellow)
- Karen Plankton
- Purple baseball coach fish
- Mrs. Puff
- Norma Rechid
- Fish A2  (Jib)+ (debut)
- Poison Fish + (debut)
- Fish A19  (Raymond)+ (debut)
- Fish A36  (Connor)+ (debut)
- Fish A10  (Lloyd)+ (debut)
- Fish A15  (Trevor)+ (debut)
- Fish A17  (Dan)+ (debut)
- Fish A16  (Chad)+ (debut)
- Frankie Billy
- Shelly Fishbowl
- Fish A41  (Herry)+ (debut)
- Fish A27  (Sharon)+ (debut)
- Fish A22  (Chuck)+ (debut)
- Fish A21  (Eddy)+ (debut)
- Fish A14  (Jerome)+ (debut)
- Johnny Elaine
- Perch Perkins
- Fish A38  (Bryan)+ (debut)
- Fish A39  (Allen)+ (debut)
- Fish A37  (Louie)+ (debut)
- Wormy (cameo on poster)
- Heart (debut)
- Ice cream (debut)
- Syrup girl (debut)
- Ice cream boy (debut)
- Ice cream girl (debut)
- Waffle boy (debut)
- Cupcake twins (debut)
- Balloons (debut)
- Bicycling Smoothie (debut)
- Muffin (debut)
- Giant cute kitty (debut)
- Popsicle twins (debut)
- Rainbow (debut)
- Bubbles (debut)
- Live-action beachgoers (debut)
- Squidasaurus Rex (debut)
- Larry the Lobster (cameo)
- Harold (red fish)
- Officer Nancy O'Malley
- Fish A23  (Chudd)+ (debut)
- Nancy Suzy Fish
- Billy (brown fish)
- Perry (normal, yellow)
- Sheldon (fish)
- Norton (cameo)
- Janitor/Chrome Spray Painter
- Clay (normal, Harry-colored)
- Franco (normal, Molly-colored)
- Officer John Slugfish
- Martha Smith
- Patty Rechid
- Frank (red shirt)
- Fish A33  (Marc)+ (debut)
- Medley Fishbowl
- Miss Rechid
- Frank (lifeguard)
- Norma (brown with dark blue hair)
- Joe (Norton-colored)
- Pearl Krabs (in credits)
- Flats the Flounder (in credits)
- Porpoise (mentioned)
- Tarantula (cameo)
- Tom Kenny (in fake credits)
- Bill Fagerbakke (in fake credits)
- Rodger Bumpass (in fake credits)
- Doug Lawrence (in fake credits)
- Clancy Brown (in fake credits)
- Carolyn Lawrence (in fake credits)
- Jill Talley (in fake credits)
The movie opens to see a pirate named Burger Beard on an island where he is following a map to a magical book. After dodging a lot of booby traps, he finds the book on a pirate skeleton and snatches it. The skeleton comes to life and knocks Burger Beard back to his ship with the book where he reads it to some seagulls. The story is about SpongeBob SquarePants and how much the Krabby Patty means to his undersea city of Bikini Bottom.
Meanwhile, down in Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob wakes up ready for his day at the Krusty Krab. He goes to the Krusty Krab and helps his boss, Mr. Krabs, sell the Krabby Patties for the citizens of Bikini Bottom. Meanwhile, up in the sky, Mr. Krabs' nemesis, Plankton, the owner of the Chum Bucket across the street, drops a jar of mayonnaise on the Krusty Krab in pursuit of the Krabby Patty secret formula. This causes SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, and Patrick to go to war with Plankton to stop him from stealing the formula. They win and Plankton surrenders after trying to bribe his rival though is broke.
However, Plankton is revealed to have been a robotic dummy all along and the real Plankton is the penny in Mr. Krabs' safe. Plankton swipes the formula with a fake bottle. He calls Karen and tells her that his master plan has worked. SpongeBob then comes back into Mr. Krabs' office and finds Plankton stealing the formula. They fight over the formula and suddenly, it disappears into thin air (or water rather). Mr. Krabs barges into the office and sees that the formula is gone. He demands Plankton to tell him where it is, but Plankton truthfully tells him that it disappeared. Even though SpongeBob tries to convince him otherwise, Mr. Krabs doesn't buy it at all and tortures Plankton with SpongeBob's annoying laugh with a joke. The torture stops when Squidward tells Mr. Krabs that the customers want Krabby Patties and they're demanding refunds. Mr. Krabs, being the penny-pinching crab he is (metaphorically and literally), doesn't want to give refunds and tells SpongeBob to make some Krabby Patties.
However, SpongeBob goes to the freezer and sees that there are no more Krabby Patties. When Mr. Krabs finds out, he tells SpongeBob he has to have the formula memorized by now, but SpongeBob reminds Mr. Krabs that the employee handbook reads that having the formula memorized is forbidden.
Mr. Krabs takes Plankton outside, where he and Karen are surrounded by citizens of Bikini Bottom, Squidward, and all of whom think that he is responsible for the formula missing. SpongeBob however, comes to Plankton's rescue and blows a bubble to keep them both safe from the angry mob. They float away and try to find a place to retreat and lay low. The angry mob chases after the two, but they get away. Mr. Krabs falls into despair, thinking SpongeBob had been working with Plankton this whole time and expresses his fears that dark times are ahead of them. Squidward thinks he's overreacting, but in an instant, the town falls into a post-apocalyptic state.
Back on land, Burger Beard finishes reading the story to the seagulls and says that it ends with the town falling into despair and chaos. The seagulls, however, think otherwise and complain that the story shouldn't end that way. One of the seagulls rips out the ending page and it lands in the ocean. The seagulls threaten to poop on Burger Beard unless he continues reading and gives a better ending.
Back in the ocean, the town is still in chaos and the citizens have gone psychotic. At the Krusty Krab, Patrick stupidly doesn't take notice of the chaos, as he tells Squidward that he would like a Krabby Patty but Squidward tells him there are no more of them in Bikini Bottom. As a result, Patrick now realizes the situation and goes psychotic as well.
Back in the bubble, SpongeBob and Plankton decide to work together to solve the crisis, but Plankton cannot say the word "teamwork."
Meanwhile, Sandy is in her treedome, enjoying a Krabby Patty, unaware of what's going on. She soon spots Patrick outside her dome, she is confused after he starts begging for her burger but she eats it anyway and he leaves disappointed. Sandy turns on the news and sees what had happened since nobody has a Krabby Patty and is sad at not savoring her meal if she had known. Sandy decides to solve this mystery and sees the page that was thrown into the ocean and decides to interpret it.
Back in the bubble, SpongeBob and Plankton decide to form a team to find out what happened to the formula. They go to Patrick's house and find him vandalizing his own property. He stupidly questions who they are by asking for a secret password if they really are SpongeBob and Plankton as they are confused and he takes it as the answer. SpongeBob makes Patrick part of the team to find the formula, but Patrick quickly squeals on them and tells the angry mob to get them led by Mr. Krabs.
They go to Sandy's house and find out that she has gone nuts trying to figure out what happened to all the Krabby Patties and she thinks the "Sandwich Gods" are angry with them. SpongeBob and Plankton get creeped out and leave.
Back at Burger Beard's ship, Burger Beard tucks the seagulls into bed, but they want to hear more of the story. Burger Beard, in a fit of rage, tells them the story of how he wanted to become the world's greatest galley chef but was laughed at and mocked in pirate school and how he wanted to steal the magic book and achieve his goal. It is revealed that everything he writes in the book comes to life and he turns the seagulls into pirates. He turns out to be the one who made the formula disappear.
Plankton and SpongeBob go to the latter's house to retrieve Gary, but find out that he's become part of a rebellion of insane snails. SpongeBob and Plankton go to a hill away from Bikini Bottom and they decide to camp outside and find a way to get the formula back in the morning. However, Plankton thinks SpongeBob knows the formula and sneaks into his brain and finds it made out of the sunshine, sweets, and other jolly things. After Plankton leaves, SpongeBob tells Plankton that he didn't know the formula as the latter admits he distrusts people so that's why he did it. SpongeBob convinces him to cooperate. Plankton and SpongeBob come up with an idea to build a time machine, go back in time, and get the formula before it disappeared.
The first thing they need is a computer for time machine and Plankton decides to use his computer wife, Karen. SpongeBob and Plankton go to the Chum Bucket to notice that Karen is chained to a wall in the backroom and is being guarded by fish. Because of this, SpongeBob rolls a tire towards the fish guards and they start beating on it, allowing SpongeBob and Plankton to sneak past the guards. Once at the Chum Bucket, the two use a tiny door to get inside the place. Plankton quickly notices sleepy Patrick as the guard who's holding the key attached to a necklace on his neck. Plankton and SpongeBob tip-toe over to sleeping Patrick and SpongeBob makes a creaking sound on the metal floor, almost causing Patrick to wake up. Lucky, Patrick goes back to sleep and SpongeBob tries pulling the necklace key from Patrick's neck, but this does not work. Since SpongeBob can't do it, Plankton does it himself by getting the key unattached from the necklace, only for him and the key to fall into Patrick's belly button. SpongeBob reaches into Patrick's belly button to grab Plankton and the key, which wakes up Patrick and he sees them. Before Patrick blows his big whistle to alert everyone, SpongeBob wrestles him down and starts rocking him in his arms. While being rocked in SpongeBob's arms, SpongeBob has Plankton tell Patrick a story and he hurriedly tells Patrick a bedtime story about a big, fat, pink idiot who went to sleep (which is obviously about Patrick himself), Patrick doubts it will work but it instantly causes Patrick to go back to sleep. Now that SpongeBob and Plankton have the key, they go to the backroom and use the key to unlock Karen's chains. Plankton tells Karen about his time-traveling plan and Karen questions him about this. Plankton, Karen, and SpongeBob then leave the Chum Bucket while the latter is forced to carry Karen's head. They sneak past the angry fish guards, who are still beating the tire.
Later, at an abandoned Mexican-German restaurant called Taco Haüs, SpongeBob and Plankton use a photo booth, a cuckoo clock, Karen, and some stale chips to build a time machine. They try to go back in time but go four days into the future to find that both the whole town has been ruined and Patrick has aged rapidly without Krabby Patties. They go to the "middle of space" and meet a dolphin named Bubbles, who is the protector of the universe, and he asks them to guard the planets while he takes a bathroom break. However, two of the planets crash and fall apart. When Bubbles comes back, SpongeBob and Plankton flee back into the time machine when the former starts shooting lasers at them out of anger.
They then go back to before the formula disappeared where they meet their past selves who are shocked to see their counterparts have teamed up. Plankton finally pronounces team right before they grab the formula and return to their time.
Meanwhile, Burger Beard drives his ship to a beach community called Salty Shoals, where he reveals that his pirate ship is also a food truck. He scares all his seagull minions away with a plate of buffalo wings.
Meanwhile, at the Krusty Krab, Sandy bursts in announcing that to please the Sandwich Gods, a sacrifice will make Krabby Patties fall from the sky, but Mr. Krabs objects, as he won't get any money, so everyone decides to sacrifice him and Squidward. As they headed towards the exit, SpongeBob and Plankton come back and revealed the formula while Patrick steals the time machine and went back in time. Mr. Krabs and everyone were delighted, until when Mr. Krabs opened it, SpongeBob actually grabbed the fake formula that Plankton made when he tried to replace the formula which was a note saying, "Eugene, Eat my Sub-aquatic Air Bubbles!!! Love, Plankton" (With a poor drawing of Mr. Krabs with one eye half opened and one fully opening saying "I'm Stodpid"). Frustrated, Mr. Krabs decides to sacrifice SpongeBob and Plankton. Patrick arrives back to the present and brought back an undersea dinosaur Squidasaurus Rex, who looks just like Squidward. Plankton blames SpongeBob for everything, even though Plankton didn't tell him about the fake formula and he was the one who wanted to steal it. SpongeBob goes insane from all of Plankton's insults and starts breaking down as the townsfolk and Squidasaurus stop to see this. SpongeBob calms down and tells everyone what has become and they've let it happen. The townsfolk think they need to sacrifice SpongeBob after he volunteers. The crowd takes him to a temple to be sacrificed. Before that can happen, though, SpongeBob smells Krabby Patties and Mr. Krabs confirms its true. SpongeBob then tells the others to follow him to where he thinks the smell is coming from. Everyone ditches their leather duds and they follow SpongeBob.
After a long and perilous journey, our heroes finally reach the place where SpongeBob smells the Krabby Patties are coming from- the surface. All the secondary characters leave, but SpongeBob tries to convince Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, and Sandy decide to keep on going. But the problem is, they can't keep on going because SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward can't breathe air. Suddenly, Bubbles appears and thanks SpongeBob for getting him fired, as he was sick of that job as protector of the universe. He decides to help the others by shooting them out of his blowhole. Plankton meanwhile, has snuck into SpongeBob's sock as he decided to come along for the ride. Bubbles shoots our heroes out his blowhole with a magical beam and they land on the beach Burger Beard drove onto earlier. Bubbles disappears into the sky to polish up his résumé. SpongeBob (Now him and all of his friends animated in CGI) thanks him and he and his friends head off to find where the Krabby Patties are.
The gang finally finds Burger-Beard cooking Krabby Patties and wonder what's going on. Burger-Beard is shocked to see them and explains that he used a magic book to obtain the Krabby Patty formula. With SpongeBob and friends confused, Burger-Beard takes the magic book and writes "The brave and handsome Burger Beard banished are poor heroes to become stranded on Pelican Island." With the gang stranded on Pelican Island, it seems as if there is no hope until SpongeBob has an idea. He gets the paper that landed on Sandy's Treedome and ink that Squidward provides to rewrite the story. SpongeBob gives the gang powers and they go back to Burger-Beard for an epic final battle.
With Squidward as Sour Note, he plays the clarinet, producing a horrible sound that stuns Burger-Beard. Patrick (Mr. Superawesomeness) summons an Ice Cream storm, but instead of attacking Burger-Beard, he eats it. As the Pirate tries to escape, Mr. Krabs (Sir Pinch-a-Lot) traps him. As the team celebrates, Burger-Beard drives off on his Pirate Ship Car. The gang chasing him. Mr. Superawesomeness, riding on Invincibubble, tries to grab the anchor but fails. Then, Sour Note, riding the Rodent (Sandy) makes Burger-Beard drop the book, which Invincibubble's wand catches putting the book in a bubble. In a failed attempt to retrieve the Formula, the team is wounded. Finally, as Burger-Beard stops the ship, Plankton (as Plank-Ton) lifts the ship, takes the book and the formula, and places the pirate on the ground. As their last act of teamwork, Plankton blows a Plank-Ton of bubbles sending Burger-Beard back to the island assumed to be Bikini Atoll. The heroes go back underwater, as Plankton goes back to being a business rival and plots to take over the Bikini Bottom soon, but if SpongeBob defeats him, he has Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy to keep him company.
Meanwhile, the seagulls finally get to sing the song, but Bubbles interrupts them and starts an epic Rap Battle between him and the Seagulls. Bubbles hears the end of the song and actually likes it.
Meanwhile, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Sandy and all the other Bikini Bottomites celebrate the retrieval of the Formula by dancing to "Squeeze Me" across the bottom of the screen. In a post-credits scene, while at the film's dance party ending, Plankton is still being chased by Gary, and Gary possibly puts Plankton in his mouth.
- On February 28, 2012, Stephen Hillenburg announced that there would be a sequel to the previous movie.
- On May 25, 2012, Stephen Hillenburg announced that he would be writing this movie.
- On August 22, 2013, Paramount Pictures had changed the original 2014 release and moved it to February 13, 2015, instead.
- On September 21, 2013, it was reported that Spanish actor Antonio Banderas had been casted for a live action role as Burger-Beard the Pirate.
- On September 30, 2013, Live Action filming started in Savannah, Georgia.
- On November 5, 2013, Live Action filming ended in Savannah, Georgia.
- On January 27, 2014, when asked why the title of the film was changed from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie 2 to SpongeBob SquarePants 2, the series Creative Director Vincent Waller replied "There is NO official title yet."
- On March 24, 2014, a preview of the movie was shown at the Cinemacon.
- On April 5, 2014, Paul Tibbitt revealed the trailer for the movie would be released "soon."
- On June 5, 2014, the film's release date was moved up one week to February 6, 2015, in order to avoid competition with Universal Pictures' Fifty Shades of Grey, which was set to premiere on February 13, 2015.
- On June 10, 2014, the movie's name was revealed to be: "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water."
- On July 25, 2014, at the San Diego Comic-Con, Paramount Pictures released the first footage of the film.
- On July 31, 2014, the movie's trailer was released:
- On October 30, 2014, the movie's second trailer was released:
- On December 19, 2014, a Christmas greeting was released.
- On December 21, 2014, a sneak peek was shown during a marathon.
- On January 5, 2015, a song made for the movie, "Thank Gosh It's Monday," was released.
- On January 6, 2015, they had a video game trailer for the movie.
- On January 9, 2015, SpongeBob tells you to have a happy day.
- On January 22, 2015, the first official movie clip was released online.
- On the same day, they had an app game trailer for the movie.
- On January 27, 2015, the second official movie clip was released online.
- On January 28, 2015, the movie was released in Belgium and the Netherlands.
- On the same day, the third official movie clip was released online.
- On January 29, 2015, the fourth official movie clip was released online.
- On January 30, 2015, the movie was released in Iceland, Mexico, and Taiwan.
- On the same day, the fifth official movie clip was released online.
- On February 2, 2015, a featurette video of the film was released.
- On February 3, 2015, the sixth and seventh official movie clip was released.
- On the same day, they had another video game trailer for the movie.
- On February 4, 2015, the eighth and ninth official movie clips were released.
- On February 5, 2015, the movie was released in Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Peru, and Ukraine.
- On February 6, 2015, the movie was released in Canada, Spain, Kenya, Romania, Turkey, and the USA.
- On February 12, 2015, the movie was released in Azerbaijan, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Portugal, and Russia.
- On February 13, 2015, the movie was released in Pakistan.
- On February 18, 2015, the movie was released in France.
- On February 19, 2015, the movie was released in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iraq, Italy, and Kuwait.
- On February 20, 2015, the movie was released in Bulgaria, Cambodia, Norway, Poland, and Sweden.
- On February 27, 2015, the movie was released in Finland.
- On March 5, 2015, the movie was released in Singapore.
- On March 6, 2015, the movie was released in Lithuania and Latvia.
- On March 17, 2015, another official movie clip was released.
- On March 19, 2015, the movie was released in Malaysia.
- On March 27, 2015, the movie was released in the UK and Ireland.
- On April 2, 2015, the movie was released in Australia and New Zealand.
- On April 4, 2015, the movie was released in the Philippines.
- On April 8, 2015, the movie was released in Indonesia.
- On April 9, 2015, the movie was released in Thailand.
- On April 10, 2015, the movie was released in Estonia.
- On April 23, 2015, the movie was released in Croatia.
- On May 16, 2015, the movie was released in Japan.
- On May 18, 2015, a longer version of the song "Thank Gosh It's Monday" was released.
- Antonio Banderas as Burger-Beard the Pirate
- Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants/Invincibubble, Gary the Snail, Agreeable Mob Member, Waffle boy
- Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star/Mr. Superawesomeness, Male Fish, Eager Customer
- Rodger Bumpass as Squidward Tentacles/Sour Note, Purple Doctorfish, Angry Mob Member #2, Doughnut, Squidasaurus Rex
- Mr. Lawrence as Sheldon J. Plankton/Plank-Ton, Plankton Robot, News Anchor Fish, Mob Member
- Jill Talley as Karen Plankton, Harold's Wife, Ice cream girl
- Clancy Brown as Eugene H. Krabs/Sir Pinch-a-Lot
- Dee Bradley Baker as Sandals, Customer #1, Fish on Bubble, Perch Perkins, Angry Fish, Maple Syrup Jar, Waffle, Ice cream boy, Furballs, Giant Cute Kitty, Rainbow, Spotlight Guard, Angry Guard #1, Tough Mob Member
- Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks/The Rodent
- Sirena Irwin as Computer Voice, Shocked Mob Member
- Mary Jo Catlett as Mrs. Puff
- Mark Fite as Customer #2
- Thomas F. Wilson as Angry Customer #1
- Kate Miccuci and Rikki Lindhome as Popsicle twins
- Matt Berry as Bubbles the Dolphin
- Eric Bauza as Seagull
- Tim Conway as Seagull
- Eddie Deezen as Seagull
- Rob Paulsen as Seagull
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Seagull
- April Stewart as Seagull
- Cree Summer as Seagull
- Billy West as Seagull
- Carlos Alazraqui as Seagull, Dead Parrot
- Nolan North as Seagull, Dead Parrot, Pigeon Cabbie
- Paul Tibbitt as Kyle, Helpful Angry Mob Member
- Stephen Hillenburg as Baby (voice)
- Lori Alan as Pearl Krabs
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ ? - John Debney [opening titles/Burger Beard on island.]
• SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - Derek Drymon, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Harrison, Blaise Smith [Gulls sing this.]
‣ You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Story begins.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Plankton introduced in story/Tartar sauce dropped from plane/Firing potatoes at Plankton]
‣ Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Hey, it's raining fries!"]
‣ ? - John Debney [Plane crashes.]
‣ Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Hey, it's raining pickles!"]
‣ ? - John Debney [Tank lands on fish.]
‣ Hawaii Walk - The Blue Hawaiians [Sandy at drive-thru.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Firing condiments at Plankton.]
‣ Hawaii Walk - The Blue Hawaiians [Sandy still waiting at drive-thru.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Giant robot emerges from mayo/Plankton gets out his wallet.]
‣ Saltwater Works - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton gives Krabs his last cent.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Plankton in Krabs' safe/SpongeBob and Plankton escape in a bubble/Fake ending.]
‣ Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Sandy turns on the TV.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Patrick banging on Sandy's treedome.]
‣ Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [News bulletin.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Page falls from above/Mob chases SpongeBob/Plankton enters SpongeBob's brain.]
• Teamwork - Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci [SpongeBob sings this.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Getting the key.]
‣ Brahms' Lullaby - Johannes Brahms [Plankton tells a bedtime story.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Plankton rescues Karen.]
‣ Everybody Polka! - Glenn Rueger [At Taco Haus.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Building the time machine.]
• Teamwork - Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci [SpongeBob and Plankton sing this.]
‣ ? - John Debney ["I'm glad you're on my te-am."]
• Squeeze Me - N.E.R.D. [Time travel warp scenes.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Bubbles introduced.]
‣ Mannequins in Love - Marc Ferrari, William Joseph Martin [Muzak in bathroom.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Stealing the formula back/Sandy proposes a sacrifice.]
‣ The Ecstasy of Gold - Ennio Morricone [SpongeBob's speech.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Bubbles to the rescue!]
‣ Love's Theme - Barry White ["Where have you been all my life?"]
‣ ? - John Debney [Beachfront antics.]
‣ Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick eating cotton candy.]
‣ Here We Go - Steve Johnson, Chris Slack [SpongeBob and Patrick run through different backdrops.]
‣ ? - John Debney ["Hey guys, I smell Krabby Patties!"]
‣ Kanjinchou - Takeshi Terauchi [Burger Beard taking orders.]
‣ ? - John Debney [SpongeBob and co. as superheroes.]
‣ I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles - Bob Alame, Frank Loesser, Lawrence Welk [Capturing cannonballs in bubbles.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Plank-Ton revealed.]
‣ Hawaiian Adventures SpongeBob Theme - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["We'd like 3000 Krabby Patties!"]
‣ Buggy Girl - David Hamburger, John Hunter Jr, Jonathan Slott ["See you later, teammate!"]
• SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - Derek Drymon, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Harrison, Blaise Smith [Burger Beard and gulls sing this.]
• Rap Battle - Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahlquist [Bubbles sing this.]
• SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - Derek Drymon, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Harrison, Blaise Smith [Burger Beard and gulls sing this.]
• Squeeze Me - N.E.R.D. [Closing credits part 1.]
• Patrick Star (song) - N.E.R.D. [Closing credits part 2.]
• Sandy Squirrel (Song) - N.E.R.D. [Closing credits part 3.]
‣ ? - John Debney [Closing credits part 4.]
Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman said on hollywoodreporter.com:
"We will be releasing a SpongeBob movie at the end of 2014, which will serve to start off or be one of our films that starts off our new animation effort" Of course, we now know the movie was released on February 6, 2015, in the United States.
On July 11, 2013, it was announced that the film would start filming live action scenes in the Savannah area in Georgia in September, October and November 2013 for approximately 40 days. City of Savannah Film Services director Jay Self said "we are very excited to be working with Paramount [Pictures] on this project [...] We know from experience how valuable the investment and exposure generated by a project like this can be for our community."
-  making it the first SpongeBob film to be scored by an official film composer, as Gregor Narholz (who previously scored the first film and composes music cues for the TV series) did not count as official. The original score for the movie was composed by John Debney,
On December 26, 2014, a track was released from the movie by the band known as "N*E*R*D." Chad Hugo stated in an interview with Variety that "[They're] trying not to think too much in a cartoon sense, but more just like a psychedelic, otherworldy type of thing. If you want to draw a parallel, maybe think of what the Beatles did with 'Yellow Submarine." The track is called "Squeeze Me" which was officially released as a single on January 5, 2015.
San Diego Comic Con 2014
See here for highlights of the panel hosted by Tom Kenny.
Crucial details of the movie were revealed at the San Diego Comic Con 2014.
A video game titled SpongeBob HeroPants is based on the film and was worked on by Activision. The game was released on February 3, 2015 for Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360 and PlayStation Vita. The first trailer for this video game was released on January 6, 2015. On January 22, 2015, a mobile app game was released titled "The SpongeBob Movie Game: Sponge on the Run."
-  In another interview, Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore remarked, "Hopefully, it won't take 10 years to make another film." Later in 2015, in a tweet by Viacom, it was revealed that Paramount Pictures would be developing sequels to existing franchises such as World War Z, Jack Reacher, and a third SpongeBob Movie. On April 26, 2018, the title was revealed at CinemaCon as The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge. In a February 2015 interview discussing the film's financial success, Megan Collison, president of worldwide distribution and marketing at Paramount, stated the possibility of a third film was "a good bet."
- Despite this being advertised as a sequel to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, it actually takes place before it because Plankton is still trying to steal the formula.
- Despite Squidward stating they can't breathe above water, they could in "Pressure," The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, "Roller Cowards" and "Bubble Troubles," meaning this takes place before those.
- According to the deleted "Thank Gosh It's Monday" sequence, this movie takes place on May 16-17 of an unknown year.
- The only possible years this episode can take place between "Help Wanted" and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie are 2005, 2011, 2016 and 2022.
- According to Clancy Brown, this film was very different from the first because almost all aspects of it were controlled and monitored by executives from Paramount, who were "leaning over everybody's shoulder, saying what should and shouldn't be done." They made a number of changes to improve marketing, namely:
- Inserting the CGI sequences, when the film was initially meant to be entirely 2D-animated. These scenes were used as the basis for all posters and commercials.
- Removing scenes featuring Mrs. Puff and Pearl, who were deemed less popular than Sandy, whom they requested to be given a starring role. Stephen Hillenburg originally planned to give Sandy and Mrs. Puff the same amount of screen time.
- Unlike the first film, Stephen Hillenburg rarely attended voice recording sessions for this movie. He only attended one where Lori Alan (Pearl) and Mary Jo Catlett (Mrs. Puff) recorded dialogue that was almost entirely cut from the film.
- In the scene where Plankton and SpongeBob travel to the future, it is shown that Jupiter and Saturn collide with each other and they smash into pieces. This is impossible because Jupiter and Saturn are made of gas, which means if anything, they would just go right through one another.
- The traditionally-animated sequences of the film uses a mix of the character designs from Season 9 and first movie, as well as the same color scheme of the first movie.
- This is the second time Plankton goes inside SpongeBob's brain. The first time was in "The Inside Job."
- Although technically speaking, this is the third time where he ventures into his head, as does so in "Plankton!" but does not enter his brain.
- This is Bubble Bass' first appearance since "Plankton's Good Eye," and his first appearance in a movie.
- This is the first SpongeBob film to make a meta-reference, poking fun at certain story elements and reality, as a fish says, "Alright, all secondary characters come with me."
- This is the second time in the series that Squidward has inked. The first was in "Giant Squidward."
- Wormy can be seen on a poster in Sandy's treedome.
- It took the Krusty Krab 19 seconds to completely lockdown.
- The Titanic is visible when everyone is going up to the surface. However, it is visible in one piece and has all of its funnels.
- "My leg!:" Mr. Krabs throws the giant stone Krabby Patty half down the temple. This cannot be heard on the DVD version for unknown reasons.
- The two posters for the film, when both taglines are combined, read "He's leaving his world behind; Making waves in our world."
- In the first two trailers, "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses plays.
- On the surface world, there is a movie theater in the background called "Reef." This is a reference to its underwater counterpart, Reef Cinema.
- This movie is dedicated to Mermaid Man's original voice actor, Ernest Borgnine, who died during production of the movie.
- This also marks the fourth time a production was dedicated to someone and the second dedicated to Borgnine.
- In other countries, the movie is known as The SpongeBob Movie: A Hero Out Of Water 3D or SpongeBob SquarePants 3D.
- There is a tie-in video game based on this movie titled SpongeBob HeroPants. The game was made by Activision.
- In the second and thirteenth TV spots, the song "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister plays.
- On the Day of Positivity, the Weather Channel website and app promoted this movie by having CGI SpongeBob "say" things that correspond with the weather.
- In this movie, the characters become CGI animated when on land, whereas, in previous episodes and the first film, they retain their 2D look.
- This film was presented in the 4DX motion-theater format in selected territories, which is a theatrical technology that produces strobe lightning, moving seats, scent, and environmental special effects to enhance the film-viewing experience. This is similar to the technologies used in SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D and SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue!.
- It is revealed that Plankton is so evil he cannot say the word "teamwork."
- However, in
- As of January 27, 2015, the film was officially rated PG.
- There's an online game based on this movie titled The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water - Save The Krabby Patty.
- In the time travel scene, during the song "Squeeze Me," the words "Lil Wayne" and "vomit" were censored.
- The fact that Bubbles controls the cosmos is a reference to the history of the Dolphin Warrior from "Sponge-Cano!" In that episode, the Dolphin Warrior explains that he is a survivor of a volcano attack on an ancient race that ruled over the sea before the beginning of time.
- Sandy orders her Krabby Patty with no mayonnaise. Sandy's dislike for mayo was first heard about in "Planet of the Jellyfish."
- This movie was released in Belgium and the Netherlands 12 years after the release of Tales from the Deep, Bikini Bottom Bash!, and Deep Sea Sillies, 10 years after The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie was released in Spain, and four years after the premiere of "Sponge-Cano!," "The Main Drain," "The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom," and "Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle."
- This movie was released in Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Peru, and Ukraine on Christopher Guest's 67th birthday and Robin Sach's 64th birthday.
- This movie was released in Canada, Spain, Kenya, Romania, Turkey, and the United States five years after the premiere of "Gary in Love" and "Rodeo Daze."
- This movie was released in Azerbaijan, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Portugal, and Russia four years after the premiere of "Love That Squid" and "Tunnel of Glove" and SpongeBob Marbles & Slides was updated for the fourth time and one year after SpongeBob Comics No. 29 was released.
- This movie was released in Pakistan on Carolyn Lawrence's 48th birthday and two years after SpongeBob Comics No. 17 was released.
- This movie was released in France six years after "Grandpappy the Pirate" premiered, four years after SpongeBob Marbles & Slides was updated for the fifth time, and two years after Disorder in the Deep was released.
- This movie was released in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iraq, Italy, and Kuwait eight years after the premiere of "Driven to Tears," "Rule of Dumb," "The Pink Purloiner," "The Gift of Gum," "Rise and Shine," "Waiting," and "Sing a Song of Patrick" and six years after "Professor Squidward" premiered.
- This movie was released in Bulgaria, Cambodia, Norway, Poland, and Sweden nine years after "Dunces and Dragons" premiered.
- This movie was released in Singapore 14 years after the premiere of "Survival of the Idiots" and "Dumped," 11 years after "Ugh" premiered, and seven years after "Gone" premiered.
- This movie was released in Lithuania and Latvia on Eddie Deezen's 58th birthday, 14 years after the premiere of "Grandma's Kisses" and "Squidville," and seven years after "Suction Cup Symphony" premiered.
- This movie was released in Malaysia nine years after "Dunces and Dragons" premiered in Asia and six years after "Komputer Overload" premiered.
- This movie was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland two years after "Frozen Face-Off" premiered in Greece.
- This movie was released in Australia and New Zealand on Martin Olson's 63rd birthday, 10 years after "Nickelodeon Blimp" premiered, four years after "Sentimental Sponge" premiered, three years after "Restraining SpongeBob" premiered, and one year after "SpongeBob You're Fired" premiered in the Philippines.
- This movie was released in the Philippines three years after "Home Sweet Rubble" premiered.
- This movie was released in Indonesia on Biz Markie's 51st birthday, 15 years after the premiere of "Hooky" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II," and 10 years after The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie was released in South Africa.
- This movie was released in Thailand on Dennis Quaid's 61st birthday, three years after "InSPONGEiac" premiered, and one year after SpongeBob Comics No. 31 was released.
- This movie was released in Estonia three years after "Treats!" premiered and two years after SpongeBob Comics No. 19 was released.
- The trailer for this movie is sixth in WatchMojo.com's "Another Top 10 Misleading Movie Trailers" video.
- This is the third time Patrick says "Finland!" The first time was in "Frankendoodle" and the second time was in "Accidents Will Happen."
- This is the second time words are censored in SpongeBob SquarePants. The first time was in "Sailor Mouth."
- Stephen Hillenburg provides the voice of the baby in live-action who says "SpongeBob?"
- This is the last entry of the SpongeBob SquarePants film series to be released during Stephen Hillenburg's lifetime.
- In the beginning, when Burger Beard is going through death traps to grab the magic book, it is a reference to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
- The two Popsicles saying, "Come play with us, Plankton" is a reference to the Grady twins from the film The Shining.
- The music that plays while the Invincibubble puts the cannonballs in bubbles is an instrumental version of the 1918 song "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles."
- The movie contains several references to the 1979 film Mad Max.
- The first poster for the film is a reference to the Coppertone sunscreen poster introduced in 1944.
- The way Patrick pounces on SpongeBob and how they roll together is a possible reference to Winnie the Pooh where Tigger pounces on Pooh and they roll in a similar fashion.
- The Titanic appears in the film, which is a reference to the ship and the movie.
- The superhero team that forms SpongeBob and his friends is a reference to Marvel's The Avengers, speciality for Sir Pinch-a-Lot--a parody of Iron Man--and Plank-Ton--a parody of The Incredible Hulk.
- During the news report, the logo for the news show says "BB Action News." The appearance of the logo resembles the real-life Action News logo used by many TV networks in the US.
- The skeleton could rebuild himself like a Dry Bones from the Super Mario Bros games.
- The sacrifice scene at the pyramid is a reference to Hokuto no ken.
- After Spongebob and Patrick eat all the cotton candy they are shown to be traveling around famous places in the world, but soon after it's then shown that Sandy is just looking at pictures of these places and the final picture we see is for "Salty Shoals" which is a reference to the "Shady Shoals Retirement Home" in Bikini Bottom.
- When the team is riding a bicycle soon after the cotton candy scene, they're about to hit a baby carriage and when they get close and swerve out of the way you can hear the baby say "Spongebob".
- After the team is in their "superhero form" the person who says "What's in these things?" is Nice Peter from Epic Rap Battles of History, next to him is EpicLLOYD who also works on Epic Rap Battles of History.
- Patrick's superhero name "Mr. Superawesomeness" is a possible reference to Mr. Incredible's superhero name.
- When Patrick (As Mr. Superawesomeness) summons ice cream, the first two ice cream cones summoned are Patrick's color scheme.
- Mr. Krabs' (As Sir-Pinch-A-Lot) appearance is a possible reference to his nickname "Armor Abs Krabs" which was given to him by his fellow sailors which is acknowledged in "Shell of a Man" since Sir-Pinch-A-Lot has armor.
- During the chase scene after the team are in their superhero forms, when they see the fish statue they plan to hook it, this is a possible reference to the episode "Hooky".
- Plankton's belt buckle emblem is the Chum Bucket fist that is holding the handle.
- During the credits, Squidward says "You know what this needs? A little interpretive dance!" and his dance is the same dance he does in "Culture Shock".
- At the sacrifice scene, Squidward first appears with his executioner mask already on, but he then puts on again in the next shot of him, even though he first appeared with the mask already worn.
- Though, this could just be him adjusting it as earlier in the film when Mr. Krabs says "I hope you like leather" Squidward says "I prefer swede"
- When the page from the book falls on top of Sandy's treedome, it is much bigger than later when it hangs from her wall.
- There is an error with the time machine where Squidasaurus Rex breaks it but later, it is fixed.
- Plankton says they don't make clothes in his size but he has been seen wearing clothes in multiple episodes.
- In the Latin American version, in the credits, when Pearl says "This dance is so last year!," it has Mrs. Puff's Latin American dub voice.
- On the October 27 and 28, 2017 airings of this movie, it is listed on the channel guide as the first movie. It even has the same info as the first movie.
- When the Titanic reference appears, it is not in the correct location, but the Titanic could be in the correct location as we never know exactly where the team is during this part of the film.
- When the team is banished to Pelican Island, Mr. Krabs says "We'll be eaten alive!", though he couldn't have known about Pelican Island as it is dusk there when the team is banished while it is daytime where Burger Beard is, even though Mr. Krabs was once a sailor he could not have known about Pelican Island as it is above water.
- During the chase scene when the team is in their superhero forms, the entire team is stuck on the anchor while Sandy (As The Road-ent) is crawling on the anchor chain, Spongebob sees a fish statue and then they plan to hook it, but it already passes them before they can get there but then it appears again.
- Burger Beard went to The Prometheus School of Running Away from Things.
- When Burger Beard is kicked all the way back to the island with the book it is shown that it's only about 2 miles away when it was a longer distance earlier in the movie when he's reading the book to the seagulls.
- When Plankton is looking at the formula near the end of the movie, Mr. Krabs thinks that Plankton will use the moment to finally steal it and win, but Plankton wouldn't be able to open it since his hands are too big and he would likely crush the paper accidentally.
- When a customer says "We'd like three thousand Krabby Patties, please" Spongebob is then seen holding a plate with the three thousand Krabby Patties, but this can't be three thousand.
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