New SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Teaser Delivers A Lot Very Quickly

"That was money well spent!"

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That much-loved undersea hero SpongeBob Squarepants is set to make his return to theaters later this year, in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. It's the first SpongeBob movie in five years, and a new trailer will premiere during the Super Bowl this weekend. Ahead of that, we have a short teaser.

The teaser certainly doesn't hang around. It starts with Larry the Lobster telling SpongeBob that Super Bowl commercials are "really expensive," and that he only has 26 seconds to tell him everything in the movie. What follows is a rapid-fire list of some of the treats awaiting viewers, including flashbacks, robots, Snoop Dogg, churros, and a wise sage made of sage played by Keanu Reeves. Check it out below:

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is directed by Tim Hill, who also made 2004's The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and was one of the main writers on the original show. All the regular voicecast are back, including Tom Kenny as SpongeBob, Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick, Rodger Bumpass as Squidward, and Clancy Brown as Eugene H. Krabs. The movie hits theaters on May 22 2020.

Sponge on the Run isn't the only new SpongeBob release on the way. In December, Nickelodeon struck a huge deal with Netflix to license many of its characters to the streaming giant, and according to reports, a "music-based project" based around Squidward is one of the shows in development.

SpongeBob Squarepants premiered in 1999, and it continues to be made, with Season 13 announced in July this year. The show was created by Stephen Hillenburg, who died in 2018.

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