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“For the first time ever, we’re going to the get to the origin of how little Spongebob met the rest of the Bikini Bottom gang at summer camp. The film’s opening will take place at Camp Coral when all of our favorite characters meet for the first time.”

After grossing $140 million and $325 million worldwide with its last two feature films, Paramount’s SpongeBob SquarePants will be returning for a third. Creator Tim Hill returns to write and direct the new feature, titled The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge, itself a nod to Frank Capra‘s 1946 flick, It’s a Wonderful Life. The title character will get a chance to look back on his life, and the audience will get to join him as this film is expected to be a an origin story for the world-famous sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea.

As the franchise prepares to celebrate its 20th birthday next year, production will commence on the 2020 feature. It’ll boast the first-ever full-CG version of the SpongeBob SquarePants universe, complete with computer-generated characters and environments, as well as a returning trend that sees a hybrid approach to showing characters living in the real world. Mikros Image Animation will handle the CG animation, having done so on Sherlock Gnomes, Captain Underpants, The Little Prince.

Also said to be involved with the score is none other than Han Zimmer! This will be epic.

The new Spongebob Square Pants movie is set to release sometime in 2020!


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