Tuesday, September 08, 2020

'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' Releases in Theatres in Canada

Paramount Pictures Canada has announced plans to release The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run "exclusively" in Canadian theatres on Friday, August 14, 2020!

The news follows the movie, the third theatrical movie inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series SpongeBob SquarePants movie, foregoing a theatrical release in most other countries due to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus). In the U.S., the film will debut digitally via premium video on demand in early 2021 and then move exclusively to CBS All Access. For fans outside North America, the movie will debut on Netflix. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will also stream on Netflix Canada after its theatrical run.

Update (8/16) - The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run opened in 300 theaters in Canada, and pulled in $900,000 for its weekend.

Update (9/8) - The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run has so far made $3.314 million (USD) at the North American box office! Interestingly, the theatrical re-release of Ghostbusters (1984) made the Top 20 list of the most profitable movies this summer!

Update (8/23) - The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run collected another $550,000 from 326 locations in Canada this weekend, bringing its total haul to $2 million.

Bob L’Éponge, Le Film: Éponge En Fuite (2020) | Bande-annonce officielle [French-Canadian Trailer] | Paramount Pictures Quebec

Gary l’escargot a été enlevé! Bob l’Éponge et Patrick s’embarquent dans une odyssée hilarante pour aller à la rescousse de #SaveGary! Voyez la bande-annonce officielle de #SpongeBobMovie Bob l’Éponge, le film : Éponge en fuite. Au cinéma en août 2020.

Bob l’Éponge, son grand ami Patrick Star et toute la bande de Bikini Bottom arrivent au grand écran dans le premier long-métrage de Bob l’Éponge entièrement créé en images de synthèse (CGI). Après l’enlèvement de son compagnon Gary l’escargot, Bob l’Éponge et Patrick s’embarquent dans une aventure épique qui les mènera jusqu’à la cité perdue d’Atlantic City pour ramener Gary à la maison. Au cours d’une traversée à la fois périlleuse et hilarante, parsemée de délices et de dangers, Bob l’Éponge et ses amis vont prouver que rien n’est plus fort que l’amitié.

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC) est un producteur et distributeur international de divertissement filmé faisant partie de Viacom (NASDAQ : VIA, VIAB), une entreprise de contenu de premier plan qui regroupe des marques de renom respectées dans le domaine de la télévision et du divertissement numérique. Paramount dirige un ensemble de marques parmi les plus puissantes dans le domaine du divertissement filmé, dont Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films et Nickelodeon Movies. Les activités d’exploitation de PPC comprennent également les divisions Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing inc. ainsi que Paramount Studio Group.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run Canada TV Spot #1 (Out Of The Pineapple)

Update - To celebrate the release, Canadian media outlets have released new sneak-peeks from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run!

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run Canada TV Spot #2 (Hello Adventure)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run Canada TV Spot #3 (Hello Adventure #2)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run - “The Stages Of Moviegoing” Canada Ad

Fans in the U.S. may be wondering whether they can cross the border into Canada to watch the movie, however, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) currently has travel restrictions in place at all Canadian international border crossings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

With the travel restrictions still in place, foreign nationals, including United States (U.S.) citizens, will not be allowed to enter Canada for any of the following examples of discretionary travel: opening or checking on a cottage or seasonal home; sightseeing and hiking; boating across the border; fishing or hunting; visiting friends or partners (outside of spouses or common-law); attending a party or celebration; picking up a pet.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run sees best friends SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star venture out of Bikini Bottom and head to the Lost City of Atlantic City on a rescue mission to save SpongeBob’s trustee snail Gary. Its the third SpongeBob film, after 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and 2015’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Those movies were commercially successful, earning over $450 million globally combined.

In Sponge on the Run, 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.

Sponge on the Run will see 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). An actor named Antonio Raul Corbo will be voicing young SpongeBob.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will feature a raft of guest stars, including: Keanu Reeves (as a tumbleweed named Sage), Awkwafina, Reggie Watts and Snoop Dog. Cyndi Lauper (The SpongeBob Musical) has written original songs for the film.

Based on the TV series created by Stephen Hillenburg, The SpongeBob Movie is written and directed by Tim Hill, and produced by Ryan Harris, with Stephen Hillenburg exec producing. Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies present, in association with MRC A United Plankton Pictures production.

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Originally published: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 04:14 BST.

H/T: Special thanks to TV Shows Fan for the news!
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