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  • Was originally to be released during the 20th anniversary SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), but its release date was moved from 2019 to May 2020 to avoid clashing with Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019). However, it is pushed further to August 7, 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
  • This has been confirmed to include the origin story of SpongeBob.
  • Confirmed to be dedicated to the memory of series creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died on November 27, 2018 of ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease.
  • Awkwafina's third animated film, after Storks (2016) and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), as well as her first not to be about anthropomorphic birds.
  • Nickelodeon Movies' first animated film of the 2020s.
  • Originally, the film was going to be shot in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio but was later changed to a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • It was revealed in the teaser trailer that Keanu Reeves was cast in the film.
  • Keanu Reeves' first live-action appearance in an animated film, as well as the second time he stars in one overall, after voicing Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • This movie will mainly be inspired by the SpongeBob episode "Have You Seen This Snail".
  • This is the first Paramount Animation film of the 2020s to be produced at 1.85:1.
  • This is the first Nickelodeon Movies' animated film of the 2020s to be produced at 1.85:1.
  • This film marks the first time to have someone other than Tom Kenny voice SpongeBob SquarePants, but only as a child.
  • In 2018, it was announced that Hans Zimmer will compose the score of the film.
  • This is the second Nickelodeon animated movie to have its music composed by Hans Zimmer, after Rango (2011), 9 years prior.
  • The film will keep the tradition of having a special star invited. This time it's Keanu Reeves.
  • Originally announced as a prequel for the TV Show but apparently it will serve as both, a brief prequel and a continuation to the series.
  • Each SpongeBob film has a singer or a band that composed several or a main song for them. This time it will be Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman, and Ali Dee who will write songs for the movie.
  • The twelfth theatrically released animated triquel, after Pokémon 3 the Movie: Spell of the Unown (2000), Rugrats Go Wild (2003), Shrek the Third (2007), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Cars 3 (2017), Despicable Me 3 (2017), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
  • Ironically, the mobile game based on the previous film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) was named "SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run".
  • This movie uses the same animation as The Lego Movie films, The Peanuts Movie (2015), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Promare (2019), and The Willoughbys (2020).
  • Cyndi Lauper, who will be writing an original song for the movie, wrote "Hero is My Middle Name" for The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! (2019).
  • Nickelodeon Movies' first animated film with the 2020 MPA logo.
  • This movie has a similar plot to the first The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), as both involve Spongebob and Patrick traveling away from Bikini Bottom to go save something or someone.
  • The first animated film of the 2020s to be produced at 1.85:1.
  • The film changed release dates due to the covid-19 outbreak.
  • The first theatrical film of the television series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) who not have a directorial debut.
  • The fourth live-action/animated hybrid film directed by Tim Hill, after Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) and Hop (2011).
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