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'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' Moved to Streaming Release in 2021

Posted on Monday, June 22nd, 2020 5:17 PM


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The August 7, 2020 theatrical release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, has been swapped for a 2021 release on streaming video on demand instead, according to a press release issued today by ViacomCBS Inc., the parent company of Paramount Pictures.

The press release states that the movie will debut on "premium video on demand" in early 2021 and then move to CBS All Access, which is the company's streaming service.

“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," said Marc DeBevoise, Chief Digital Officer, ViacomCBS and President & Chief Executive Officer, ViacomCBS Digital. “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.”

Presumably, this means that the initial rollout will be a high-priced rental, on the order of $20, and then it will become part of the subscription-based offering of CBS All Access. There is no word on whether it will be made available for rental or sale on other streaming platforms. The "premium video on demand" release is a similar approach used by Warner Bros. for Scoob! in May and by Universal Pictures for Trolls World Tour in April, both of which skipped theatrical releases altogether.

The move comes after a previous move made in April to release the movie in August instead of July 31, which was a shift made earlier that month from its original release date of May 22nd.

Animated movies in particular have had a hard time keeping their release dates firm as movie studios try to avoid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that is still hitting the country hard and keeping many movie theaters from opening nationwide.

We're updating our Coming Soon release schedule page on a regular basis, so keep an eye on that page for updates to all the movies that are scheduled to open in theaters!

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