It looks like Spongebob is following Scoob! and Trolls in taking his next film straight to premium on demand services.

Even with cinemas reopening, there’s some question marks over whether every movie currently on the release schedules will make it to the big screen. Certainly a growing number of family releases look like they’re going the other way. We’ve already seen Trolls World Tour and Scoob! eschew a theatrical release in favour of a video on demand debut. Now it appears that the new Spongebob Squarepants film will be going down that path too.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run has been lined up for release this summer, but Paramount has now announced that – in the US at least – the movie will be going to premium video on demand services in early 2021.

It’s unclear if the film is still going to get any kind of cinema outing in the UK, but it strikes us as unlikely. We await news of the new release date for the film, but in the meantime, here’s the most recent trailer for it…

More as we hear it…

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