FIRST LOOK: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run

At some point with all these movie delays, moves and cancellations over the last few months confusion has set in.

As evidenced earlier today when I wrote a second FIRST LOOK for a movie I’d already previewed two months ago. No defense for my mistake, except to say that it’s starting to make my brain fuzzy and need to triple check my double checks for a site that is secondary to my actual job (which has been crazy busy lately — but that’s a whole other story).

Let’s talk about the newest Spongebob movie. You know that square cheese-looking (it’s a sponge, I know, I know!) character with pants and tiny legs, that Spongebob.

This new Spongebob movie which has not had a FIRST LOOK here before — yes, I triple-checked it, lol — has moved around several times and was supposed to be released in theaters on August 7, but that has been pushed back to a VOD (or PVOD) release in 2021 and then exclusively appear on CBS All Access according to the site below. Movieinsider.com (one of several sites I use for most current movie releases) still shows the release date as August 7, 2020 as a wide theater release as of this writing, but multiple sources (Variety, Syfy) are reporting this to be the case, including IMDB which simply lists “2021” as the most current release date.

“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” Paramount and Nickelodeon’s animated adventure based on the absorbent underwater fry cook, is skipping its planned theatrical debut. It will instead launch on premium digital rental services in early 2021 before landing exclusively on CBS All Access, the streaming service owned by the studio’s parent company, ViacomCBS.

‘SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run’ Skipping Theaters for CBS All Access – Variety

Official trailer:

Have never been that much of a Spongebob fan. One of our children really likes Spongebob and even though he’s 30 (gasp!) he’s interested in seeing this, so I’ll probably throw down $$ and share watching the VOD with him. It looks about like any other Spongebob show I’ve watched (not many, admittedly) including all of Spongebob’s familiar friends.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run does not have a release date in 2021, but as of this writing is being released straight to VOD and then exclusively streaming on CBS All Access.

The Lovebirds originally to screen Valentine’s Day in theaters now streaming May 22, 2020 on Netflix + Other May releases

Remember Paramount bumping The Lovebirds from Valentine’s Day to April 3 and then to Netflix (see: Paramount sharing The Lovebirds on Netflix, skipping theatrical release)?

Netflix rebranded and edited the trailer showing their logo and has announced the new launch date of May 22, 2020:

Here’s other Netflix Originals movies and TV shows coming in May 2020:

  • May 1, 2020 – Friday
    • Hollywood – TV – Season 1 (6 episodes)
    • Medici (Italian) – TV – Season 3 (8 episodes)
    • Casi Feliz / Almost Happy – TV – Season 1
    • The Half of It – romantic comedy
    • All Day and a Night – drama
    • Mrs. Serial Killer (Hindi) – thriller
  • May 5, 2020 – Tuesday
    • Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill – Stand-up comedy special
  • May 8, 2020 – Friday
    • The Eddy – TV – Miniseries (8 episodes)
    • Dead To Me – TV – Season 2 (10 episodes?)
    • The Hollow – TV – Season 2 (10 episodes?) – animated
  • May 11 – Monday
    • Trial By Media – TV – Miniseries (6 episodes)
    • Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics – TV – Miniseries
  • May 12 – Tuesday
  • May 13 – Wednesday
    • The Wrong Missy – comedy
  • May 19 – Tuesday
    • Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything – Stand-up comedy special
  • May 22 – Friday
    • The Lovebirds
  • May 26 – Tuesday
    • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
  • May 28 – Thursday
    • La Corazonada (Spanish) – thriller
  • May 29 – Friday
    • Space Force – TV – Season 1 (10 episodes) – animated