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  • This is the first Nickelodeon film to get a sequel that is not based on Rugrats (1990).
  • The film was originally going to be released in late 2014, but the date was officially announced by Paramount Pictures as March 27, 2015. The film eventually released on February 6, 2015.
  • Like its predecessor The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), this film contains live-action footage.
  • Squidward inking was originally supposed to be a common element of his character in the SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) show. However, the writers could not come up with a way to make it seem comical, so this was eventually scrapped.
  • This sequel was announced almost ten years after The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004).
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) staff from seasons 1-3 returned to work for this movie, including creator Stephen Hillenburg. Hillenberg returned to the series full-time starting with Lost in Bikini Bottom/Tutor Sauce (2015). He first left the show after the first movie, although he still reviewed episodes and gave suggestions. It was announced by Paul Tibbitt in December 2014 that Hillenberg would work on its 10th season.
  • The movie, like its predecessor The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), features music sung by the actors themselves.
  • Larry King had publicly tweeted his excitement of wanting to watch the film a few days before its release.
  • Spongebob's exercise equipment (stuffed animals) can be seen in the background of his house.
  • The infamous "My leg!" running joke from the SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) series makes a return in this film when Mr. Krabs throws the top of the stone Krabby Patty away. This is the first time the gag is heard since Season 6, which ended in 2010.
  • In one of the trailers for the movie, ex- Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash is seen playing on a bench. However, he is not seen at all during any part of the movie. (However there is a deleted scene where his role is present)
  • Tim Conway, who voices one of the Seagulls in the movie, does the voice of Barnacle Boy in SpongeBob SquarePants (1999).
  • (Cameo) Stephen Hillenburg: provides the voice of a live-action baby in a stroller who says, "SpongeBob!".
  • Dedicated to memory of Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012), who voiced Mermaid Man in SpongeBob SquarePants (1999).
  • Most of the characters break the fourth wall in the film, for example when one tells all secondary characters to go home and let the main characters keep going up above.
  • When the film was released in the 4DX motion-enhanced theater in Los Angeles, there were SpongeBob-themed seats to commemorate with the film's format release.
  • This is the first Hollywood-studio animated film to use hand-drawn animation since Winnie the Pooh (2011), which also starred Tom Kenny.
  • N.E.R.D. wrote three songs for the end credits: "Squeeze Me," "Patrick Star," and "Sandy Squirrel".
  • During development, when asked why the film's title was changed to 'SpongeBob SquarePants 2', series creative director, Vincent Waller, replied, "There is NO official title yet," on his Twitter.
  • Patrick yells "Finland," similar to how he did in Welcome to the Chum Bucket/Frankendoodle (2002) and Accidents Will Happen/The Other Patty (2011).
  • Bubbles the Magic Dolphin is completely made with stop-motion.
  • Bubble Bass, an overweight fish previously only seen in Mermaidman and Barnacleboy/Pickles (1999), Mermaid Man Begins/Plankton's Good Eye (2011), and Culture Shock/F.U.N. (1999), makes a brief cameo during Burger Beard's opening narration. He began appearing in the series' tenth season shortly after this film's release.
  • For the first time in a while, a character (Squidward) references the sea creatures' inability to breathe air. Bubbles the Magic Dolphin gives them this power in the film, but in other times on land (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), for instance), characters can breathe without issue.
  • The film was nominated for "Favorite Animated Movie" in the 2015 Kids Choice Awards but ultimately lost to Big Hero 6 (2014).
  • In the UK cinema release, Stacey Solomon, Alan Carr and popular YouTube vloggers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee voice the seagulls.
  • Antonio Banderas and Eric Bauza both star in the film as Captain Burgerbeard and one of the seagulls respectively. Both actors have voiced the character of Puss in Boots in separate DreamWorks Productions. Banderas voiced the character in the theatrically released films (all Shrek movies but the first Shrek (2001) and it's Spin-off/Prequel Puss in Boots (2011)) whilst Bauza voiced the character in The Adventures of Puss in Boots (2015) series.
  • Eric Bauza and Billy West voice seagulls. Both West and Bauza voiced Stimpy in "The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) and "Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (2003) respectively.
  • Actors who voiced the seagulls along with the actors who voice main characters all appeared in various Nickelodeon and non-Nickelodeon TV shows, such as Rugrats (1990), Camp Lazlo! (2004), Teen Titans (2003), Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island! (2005), The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991),CatDog (1998), The Fairly OddParents (2001), The Powerpuff Girls (2016), Monsters vs. Aliens (2013) Teen Titans Go! (2013) Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (2003), [CatDog (1998), The Looney Tunes Show (2011),As Told by Ginger (2000) My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003), Danny Phantom (2004), El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (2007),Adventure Time (2010) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (1998).
  • Rob Paulsen, who voices one of the seagulls, and Carolyn Lawrence, the voice of Sandy, previously worked together on Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) and its series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (1998) as the voices of Carl Wheezer and Cindy Vortex respectively.
  • Eddie Deezen, who voices one of the seagulls, played himself in Truth or Square (2009).
  • Carlos Alazraqui, Rob Paulsen, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Tom Kenny previously worked together on The Fairly OddParents (2001) as the voices of Denzel Crocker, Cupid, Mark Chang and Dark Lazer.
  • In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), SpongeBob, Patrick, and other sea creatures on the surface were hand-drawn, but in this movie they are computer animated.
  • Many scenes from the first released teaser trailer are not included in the actual film. These include: Slash from Guns N' Roses, Patrick's shorts ripping off, Squidward caught in six-pack rings, etc.
  • The time square Bubbles goes into is a reference to the album cover for Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.
  • Antonio Banderas' character fights a reanimated skeleton guarding treasure, which is similar to what his character's kids in Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) did.
  • Pearl only speaks during the end credits.
  • The outfits worn by Bikini Bottom residents during the Krabby Patty-less post-apocalypse are references to the Mad Max movies.
  • Tom Kenny and Nolan North both voiced the Batman villain The Penguin. Kenny voiced him in The Batman (2004) whereas North voiced him in the Batman: Arkham video games.
  • Skywalker Sound was rumored to have been involved with the film starting in December 2013 when Dennis Leonard was said to be a supervising sound editor on the film, which Skywalker Sound reported on his biography page in March 2014 until the credit was removed shortly thereafter. In the summer of 2014, credits would include Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer Randy Thom, Supervising Sound Editors Ben Burtt & Matthew Wood and Shannon Mills & Daniel Laurie, Supervising Sound Editor and/or Re-recording Mixer Gary Rydstrom, Re-Recording Mixers Tom Johnson & Gary Summers, Tom Myers & Gary A. Rizzo, Will Files & Juan Peralta, Foley Editor Jonathan Null, Foley Artist Jana Vance, Foley Mixer Tony Eckert, Dialogue Editor Michael Silvers, and Sound Effects Editors Teresa Eckton & Mac Smith. Warner Bros. Sound of Burbank ended up being the sound service with Atlas Oceanic as production services.
  • In Mexico, the seagulls are voiced by YouTubers known as the "Werever Crew".
  • Paul Tibbitt the director and screenwriter voices a seagull named Kyle.
  • Rob Paulsen and Kevin Michael Richardson starred in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) as the voices of Donatello and Shredder and in Teen Titans (2003) as the voices of Trigon and The Source.
  • Carlos Alazraqui, April Stewart, and Eric Bauza appeared in El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (2007) as the voices of White/Rodolfo Rivera Grandpapi Rivera and Maria Rivera.
  • SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg's son Clay provided seagull reference footage.
  • Partially filmed on Tybee Island, Georgia, in front of the restaurant "Fannies on the Beach," which can be seen in the background as the pink building with the saying "Time to eat." The fight scenes were filmed in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Not necessarily a prequel or a sequel. Meant to potentially take place in a separate continuity from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), though which one is meant to share continuity with the SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) show is unknown.
  • Bubbles the magic dolphin is also in the series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999). He was there to explain and stop a volcano. His outfit has changed but it is still Bubbles.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson who voiced one of the seagulls played King Neptune in the episode "SpongeBob's House Party".
  • Eric Bauza and Billy West who voiced seagulls and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob worked on Adventure Time (2010) as the voices of Ice King, Goose, and The Bear.
  • Technically a prequel to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), since it never mentions SpongeBob and Patrick getting the crown from Shell City and does not feature or mention The Krusty Krab 2.
  • Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob, Rodger Bumpass the voice of Squidward, Clancy Brown the voice of Mr. Krabs, Rob Paulsen and Kevin Michael Richardson voices of the seagulls all worked on Teen Titans (2003) as the voices of Doctor Light, The Great Mumbo, Trigon, The Source and Trident.
  • Cree Summer who voiced one of the seagulls starred as Miranda Killgallen in As Told by Ginger (2000), Tiff, Vicki and QT2, in My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003), Valerie in Danny Phantom (2004), and as Susie Carmichael in Rugrats (1990).
  • Billy West and Carlos Alazraqui, who voiced a seagull and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob all worked on the show CatDog (1998) as the voices of Dog, Winslow, and Rancid Rabbit.
  • Riki Lindhome who voiced one of the Popsicles stared in Fun Size (2012) as Denise and in Monsters vs. Aliens (2013) as Susan Murphy and Kate Micucci who voiced the other Popsicle and Nolan North who voiced a seagull stared in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) as Kraang, and Irma Langinstein.
  • Carlos Alazraqui who voiced a Seagull Jill Talley, the voice of Karen, Mr. Lawrence, the voice of Plankton and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob all worked on the show Camp Lazlo! (2004) as the voices of Lazlo, Gretchen, Edward and Scoutmaster Lumpas.
  • Carlos Alazraqui who voiced a Seagull Mr. Lawrence the voice of Plankton and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob all worked on Rocko's Modern Life (1993) as Rocko Spunky, Heffer and Filburt.
  • Rob Paulsen, Eric Bauza and Eddie Deezen who voiced seagulls stared in Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island! (2005) as the voices of Coconut Fred, Butchy, and Slurpy.
  • Eric Bauza and Billy West who voiced seagulls stared in The Looney Tunes Show (2011) as the voices of Marvin the Martian and Elmer Fudd respectively.
  • Kate Micucci who voiced a Popsicle and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob worked on The Powerpuff Girls (2016) as the voices of Mayor and Hope and in Teen Titans Go! (2013) as Cyborg's Nose and Parry.
  • Paramount Animation's first theatrical feature, of which started up as a division for animated films from Nickelodeon Movies following the success of Rango (2011) 4 years prior.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson, April Stewart Rob Paulsen and Cree Summer who voiced seagulls and Dee Bradley Baker the voice of Perch Perkins all stared in Danny Phantom (2004) as the voices of Pandora, Johnny 13, Valerie Gray, Jack Fenton and Skuller respectively
  • A TV spot shows a hole in Patrick's head from cannonball fire, but it is not present in the film.
  • The first Nickelodeon Movies film based off a Nicktoons Show since Barnyard (2006), of which started out as a film before becoming a TV Show.
  • Rob Paulsen, Eric Bauza, Cree Summer, and Carlos Alazraqui who voiced some of the Seagulls, Kate Micucci who voiced one of the Popsicles, Bill Fagerbakke voice of Patrick, and Tom Kenny voice of Spongebob, have all voiced a character in one of the DuckTales cartoons. Paulsen was in the Original DuckTales (1987) as Gladstone Gander and Micucci, Kenny, Bauza, Summer, Faggerbake and Alazraqui was in the DuckTales (2017) Reboot as Webby Vanderquack, Fethry Duck, the Beagle Boys, one of the the people trapped in a Pyramid, a Pig Version of the Ghost of Christmas Present and George Mallardy respectively.
  • Is the second theatrically released animated film to star Kate Micucci after Rio 2 (2014).
  • This is the first Paramount Animation's live-action/animated hybrid film.
  • The German teaser trailer is the last time Eberhard Prüter voices Squidward. Prüter later died in October 2014 after an illness.
  • Unlike Winnie the Pooh (2011), My Little Pony: The Movie (2017), and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018), this is the only theatrically released traditionally animated film of the 2010s not 2D-animated throughout, which is due to the live-action scenes on the surface.
  • Both this and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) had a one-year gap between a film in Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo franchise, which also centers on marine life. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) released the year after Finding Nemo (2003) while The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) released the year before Finding Dory (2016).
  • This is Nickelodeon Movies' seventh traditionally animated film and the fifth one to be rated PG by the MPAA.
  • Nickelodeon Movies' 5th traditionally animated film to be Rated PG by the MPAA.
  • It has a lighter tone than it's predecessor.
  • Tom Kenny and Matt Berry both worked on separate Winnie the Pooh film projects. Kenny voiced Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh (2011) and Berry played Policeman Bobby in Christopher Robin (2018).
  • The German dub marks the first time Sonja Deutsch voices Mrs. Puff, after Rita Engelmann left the show.
  • Like with Eberhard Prüter in Germany, in Japan the teaser trailer was the last time Rokuro Naya was the voice of Squidward. Naya died in November 2014 and was replaced by Yoji Ueda.
  • On February 13, 2015, terminally ill nine-year-old Julian Ross was granted a private screening of the film. The previous day, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, and Carolyn Lawrence got together to record an audio message for him as their characters, thanks to an arrangement from a relative of Tom Kenny.
  • In the German dub, Mr. Krabs addresses Squidward as "Herr Thaddäus". Previously in the dub of the series he called him "Mr. Thaddäus".
  • The last film of the franchise to be produced at 1.85:1.
  • In the German version, SpongeBob's scream as he and Plankton run away from Bubbles isn't dubbed.
  • The first Spongebob film to not be released on VHS.
  • On IMDB the show catscratch (2005) is listed in the more like this section. In the show Rob Paulson (seagull) Clancy Brown( Mr Krabs) and Kevin Richardson (seagull) all provided voices on the show
  • In the German version, when Plankton is trying to get Patrick to fall asleep, he says, "Es war einmal ein Seestern, der war dick und dumm und rosa und wollte bald ins Bett." ("Once upon a time there was a starfish who was fat and stupid and pink and soon wanted to go to bed") This is a reference to the German title of "Big Pink Loser", "Dick, rosa und dumm".
  • The Patty Vault looks different to how it does in 'Just One Bite'.
  • The restaurant Spongebob and Plankton go to is called "Taco Haüs." Haüs is not a real word, and would be pronounced like "ha-OOs."
  • The only of the four theatrically released traditionally animated films of the 2010s to be a follow-up to a previous film, Winnie the Pooh (2011), My Little Pony: The Movie (2017), and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) are all original films.
  • This is Paramount and Nickelodeons first hand drawn animated film of the 2010s. The next film Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) which is a live action film included a brief sequence of hand drawn animation also.
  • The original Finnish cast reprised their roles.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson who voiced one of the seagulls worked alongside Bill Fagerbakke the voice of Patrick Star in DreamWorks Animation's Netflix original series All Hail King Julien (2014) as Maurice, the Crocodile Ambassador, Todd, Butterfish, Zora, Hans, King Joey, Lazy Doug, Leonard, and the Rat DJ.

Spoilers

  • The dance Squidward does at the end credits is similar to the one he makes in Culture Shock/F.U.N. (1999).
  • During the time travel sequences, the vortexes Plankton and Spongebob go through are very similar to the stargate sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
  • The twin popsicles in Spongebob's brain telling Plankton to "come play with" them are a reference to the hallway scene from The Shining (1980).
  • Before Spongebob offers himself as a sacrifice in the Krusty Krab, the music playing in the background is "Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
  • Despite the title, the scenes with characters on the surface only happen in the last 25-30 minutes.
  • Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter, known for Epic Rap Battles of History (2010), make cameos. The ending rap battle between the seagulls and Bubbles is a nod to their web series.
  • After the Krabby Patty is revealed to be missing, Bikini Bottom is plunged into an apocalypse. Most of the costumes and backgrounds are reminiscent of the Mad Max movies. Lord Humungus (in fish form) is even seen at one point in the movie behind the Squidward Dinosaur as Spongebob reveals that he will sacrifice himself.
  • The " My leg!" Gag used in spongebob squarepants (1999) was said by Fred the fish who is voiced by mr. Lawerence who also plays plankton. In the movie plankton yells "My eye!" In the movie referencing the gag
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