Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Netflix Adds Irish Language Version of 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on The Run'

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on The Run, the brand new film based on Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants, is set to become the first ever Irish language movie to be made available on Netflix!

While the film is voiced in English by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Keanu Reeves (Sage) and Matt Berry (Poseidon), well-known Irish actors Marcus Lamb, Lochlainn O’Mearáin, Brian Thunder, Carmel Stephens and TV presenter Daithí Ó Sé have taken on the roles in the Irish language version of the film.

The U.S.-English audio track of the movie sees the cast of SpongeBob SquarePants reprise their respective roles - Tom Kenny (SpongeBob and Gary), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Douglas Lawrence (Plankton), Jill Talley (Karen), Mary Jo Catlett (Mrs. Puff), and Lori Alan (Pearl) - as features a raft of guest stars, including: Keanu Reeves (as a tumbleweed named Sage), Awkwafina (as Otto), Matt Berry (as King Poseidon), Reggie Watts (as the  Chancellor), Danny Trejo (as El Diablo), Tiffany Haddish (as Master of Ceremonies) and Snoop Dog (as The Gambler; a Zombie Cowboy).

However, in the Gaeilge (Gaelic) dub of the film, locally titled Spongebob an Scannán: Rith, Spúinse, Rith, well-known Irish actors Marcus Lamb, Lochlainn O’Mearáin, Brian Thunder, Carmel Stephens and TV presenter Daithí Ó Sé take on the roles.

Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies partnered with TG4 and Macalla to create the Irish language version of the recently released film.

SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom star in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event.

After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.

Cúán Mac Conghail, executive producer from Macalla said: “It’s a pleasure for Macalla to work on SpongeBob, a character we have been re-voicing for TG4 since 2006.

“We were excited to work with TG4 and Paramount Pictures to create the Irish language version for the movie, Spongebob an Scannán: Rith, Spúinse, Rith. It’s fantastic that the Irish language version of the movie is now available on Netflix and accessible as Gaeilge to young and old.”

TV Presenter Daithí Ó Sé who voices King Poseidon in Irish said: “King Poseidon is an exuberant character who is somewhat full of himself.  Thankfully, not like me at all, so I had to dig deep to act the part!

“He was a fun character to play. Because of Covid 19 restrictions, we recorded the character voice from home, and my young son was eavesdropping for some of the recording. He is delighted his Dad has a starring role in the movie!”

For parents who may only have a ‘cúpla focal’ and need a refresher, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on The Run can be watched as Gaeilge with Irish voices and English subtitles to help. The settings can be changed easily in the Audio and Subtitles settings on Netflix.

Originally slated to be released in cinemas, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies moved the release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on The Run to streaming services due to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) health emergency.

Internationally, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on The Run was released on Netflix in November 2020.

In Canada, the movie was released in theaters in August 2020, and is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

In the U.S., The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on The Run will debut on the Paramount+ streaming platform (currently name CBS All Access), along with SpongeBob spin-off Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, on Thursday, March 4, and will also be available on VOD services for a limited time.

More Nick: 'Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years' and 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' to Debut on Paramount+ on Thursday, March 4!

Original source: Kildare Nationalist; Additional source.

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