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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Will Skip Theaters

After being one of the multiple movies to be delayed due to the global pandemic earlier this year, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is joining the likes of Scoob! and Trolls World Tour to skip a theatrical release and head straight to on demand instead.

The third installment in the film franchise of the hit Nickelodeon series had originally been slated for a May 22 release before being delayed until August 7 and though many studios, such as Warner Bros., are holding out hope that cinemas will be ready to go come the next two months, Paramount is choosing to play it safe and skip the theatrical release.

In addition to on demand, the film will follow up the digital release by heading to stream exclusively on ViacomCBS’ platform CBS All Access in the States in early 2021.

“We are thrilled to have The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run, a premier, first-run movie from one of ViacomCBS’ biggest brands, join CBS All Access’ expanding slate of franchise content from across ViacomCBS,” Marc DeBevoise, chief digital officer at ViacomCBS and president and CEO of ViacomCBS Digital, said in a statement.

“This launch will be perfectly timed with our continued expansion and planned rebranding of the service in early 2021, as we welcome SpongeBob and the gang from Bikini Bottom to the service in the biggest way possible.”

Originally been slated for a May 22nd release before being delayed until August 7th, Paramount is choosing to play it safe and skip the theatrical release.

In addition to on demand, the film will follow up the digital release by heading to stream exclusively on ViacomCBS’ platform CBS All Access in the States in early 2021.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will feature a score by Hans Zimmer and original songs by Ali Dee. The film will also be featuring the voices of Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Reggie Watts (Tuca & Bertie).

In addition, pop star legend Cyndi Lauper and co-writer Rob Hyman are working on original songs for the film.

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