Available TODAY (March 4, 2021) on Paramount+ and some premium video-on-demand services, is the next major motion picture in the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise called The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.
Also available today are the first sex episodes of the Paramount+ original series, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.
My family and I have been fans of SpongeBob SquarePants and the crazy residents of Bikini Bottom for many years. My kids were the first to become fans of the series, then my husband. I was the last one to hop on board the SpongeBob SquarePants fan bus. Initially I thought the series was a bit too silly, but after watching a few episodes, I was “hooked” (no pun intended… or maybe just a little, ha ha).
My family and I have seen all of the major motion picture Spongebob SquarePants movies to date, including the latest release in the franchise, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. To be totally honest with you, this latest film has to be our most favorite SpongeBob movie thus far.
In this new feature length film we get to meet King Poseidon, ruler of the lost Atlantis City (a play on Atlantic City). King Poseidon is very conceited when it comes to his good looks. In order to maintain them, he needs the ooze that comes from sea snails. Unfortunately the sea snail population has dwindled (no thanks to him) and he’s about to run out. He needs a new sea snail ASAP. He even puts out reward posters all over the ocean in hopes that someone would provide him with a sea snail.
Back in Bikini Bottom, we get to see how much Gary, SpongeBob’s pet sea snail, means to him (fans of the series already know that Gary means the world to SpongeBob). We also see that Plankton has not given up on trying to steal the secret formula for Krabby Patties.
It dawns on Plankton that he has a hard time getting the secret formula because SpongeBob is always around. So he develops of plan to turn over Gary to King Poseidon in hopes that it would force SpongeBob to go away to look for his beloved friend. It works. SpongeBob and Patrick set off on an adventure across the sea to track down Gary and to bring him back. This also means that Plankton is able to get his hands on the secret formula.
Does SpongeBob ever find his best friend Gary? Does Plankton FINALLLY get the secret formula? And what interesting characters does SpongeBob and Patrick meet along the way? To find out, check out The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, now playing on Paramount+ and premium video-on-demand services.
As I mentioned earlier, this has to be our most favorite SpongeBob movie to date. First and foremost, I LOVE the animation. It’s not flat or “two dimensional.” It’s almost 3-D in a way. It’s like an animated version of “claymation,” if that makes any sense. This is the first CGI film, and the animation really brings this movie to life.
I love the story line. Atlantis City is so colorful and exciting, I think I would get swept up into it like SpongeBob and Patrick do in the film.
This film also gives you a little inside glimpse into how SpongeBob met Gary, as well as his other friends – Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs and Squidward. This is also the basis for the new animated series, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.
Keanu Reeves is one of the many guest stars who appear in this film, either physically or vocally. Snoop Dog, Danny Trejo, Matt Berry, Clancy Brown and Tiffany Haddish also appear in this film. Keanu Reeves has the most screen time as a sage named Sage. He provides SpongeBob and Patrick with a lot of wisdom, even those these two goofy clowns don’t exactly understand what Sage is telling them.
This film has heart, humor, fantastic animation and a wonderful storyline. What is not to love about this new film.
Check out the trailer.
In addition to the release of the latest film in the franchise, Paramount+ is also premiering it’s new original series, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.
This new animates series follows all the series regulars – SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs, to name a few, at camp as young children (or in Mr. Krab’s case, a younger version of himself).
I’ve seen three episodes thus far (screener links), and I LOVE this series! I really wish I had Paramount+ just so I can finish watching the other three episodes. I’ve already told my husband that we need to discontinue streaming services were currently subscribe to and pick up Paramount+ instead. They have several original series and movies that I really want to see.
Paramount+ gives you access to a lot of exclusive content from Nickelodeon, MTV, CBS, BET, Comedy Central and the Smithsonian Channel. One year with commercials is $59.99, or a year without commercials is $99.99 (the without commercials plans you download and watch videos). Currently you can save 15% off an annual plan.
If you are interested in learning more about Paramount+, visit ParamountPlus.com. I am not sure if they are on social media or not.
What do you think about the new SpongeBob movie? Does it sound like something you’d like to see? What about the new series?
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*I received free screeners in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.