A long rumored Sponge Bob Square Pants The Sandy Cheeks-centric movie is coming to Netflix in 2023, according to a new report.
A new report details some of Paramount’s upcoming titles coming later in the year and into 2023.
The report lists Emily in Paris as one of the great projects coming from Paramount exclusively for Netflix, and SpongeBob gets a mention, with the report saying:
“SpongeBob SquarePants is a global phenomenon and is constantly investing in new content across all platforms. Looking ahead to 2023, content from all 14 seasons will continue to air on Clan, with season 2 of the Kampamento Koral spin-off: SpongeBob First Adventures and the Patrick is the Star spin-off on Nickelodeon. And, as if this were not enough, in 2023 a new feature film of Arenita, one of the most beloved characters in the series, will be released on Netflix.
As Nickalive points out, many details surrounding the new title are unknown, including whether Netflix will carry the film globally or just in select territories. The movie could be part of the deal Netflix made with Nickelodeon in 2020.
In recent years, Netflix has released several Nickelodeon movies based solely on established Nick intellectual property. More recently, they released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, but other movies included Invader Zim: Enter the FLORPUS, the loud house movie, Y Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling.
Jeff Sneider at Collider first picked up the movie in May 2021, though Netflix hasn’t confirmed it yet.
The report also stated that Liza Johnson is directing and that sponge Bob writer Kaz co-wrote the script with Tom J. Stern.
The year before this report, the NYTimes reported that Netflix would also be getting a Squidward spinoff, but that was debunked soon after.
sponge Bob availability on Netflix is fragmented, to say the least. Numerous regions still air select seasons of the main show and other regions recently lost the title to regions such as the UK.
Netflix acquired the international rights to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run in the midst of the pandemic.
Also, Netflix recently released a SpongeBob SquarePants game to its arsenal of over 30 mobile game titles. SpongeBob: Square pants get cooking! was released on iOS and Google Play on September 27, with the game developed by iLLOGIKA.
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