The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
|Directors:||Paul Tibbitt, Stephen Hillenburg|
|Writers:||Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger|
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March 4, 2011: Rumors about a second SpongeBob movie first appear in an LA Times article.
February 28, 2012: Rumors are confirmed and a tentative release date of late 2014 is announced.
June 7, 2012: Hillenburg mentions his involvement with the movie in an interview; he will produce and help write, Tibbitt will direct.
August 17, 2012: Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger announced as writers, Mary Parent as producer. Tibbitt confirmed as director and Hillenburg as executive producer.
October 16, 2012: Paramount previews it's upcoming movies, including the untitled SpongeBob movie. SpongeBob will apparently travel from his world to ours. The movie will be in 3D. "CGI-like animation" is used in the preview.
October 28, 2012: Answering a fan on Twitter, Tibbitt mentions that the movie will be a stand-alone plot and not a continuation of the first movie.
December 14, 2012: First animatic screening of the movie at Paramount.
December 21, 2012: Tibbitt announces on Twitter that the movie is officially greenlit.
April 11, 2013: Second animatic screening.
August 1, 2013: Release date of Feb 13, 2015 announced.
September 30, 2013: Filming of live action sequences begins in Savannah and on Tybee Island.
March 13, 2014: Clip shown at Nick Upfront but not released to public.
June 6, 2014: Release date moved forward a week to Feb 6.
June 10, 2014: First official teaser poster released.
June 10, 2014: Official website is released.
Cast & Crew
Executive producer: Stephen Hillenburg
Director: Paul Tibbitt
Director of live-action sequences: Mike Mitchell
Producers: Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Craig Sost
Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Story artist: Nick Cross
Storyboard artist: Dave Cunningham
Storyboard Supervisor / Head of Story: Erik Wiese
Creative director: Vincent Waller
Background layout superviser: Kenny Pittenger
Production supervisor: Philip Harris
Production assistant: Monica Davila
Workbook/layout supervisor: Marco Cinello
Character layout artists: Kyle A Carrozza, Adam Paloian
Effects supervisor: Brice Mallier
Belgium - 28 January 2015
Netherlands - 28 January 2015
Iceland - 30 January 2015
Mexico - 30 January 2015
Taiwan - 30 January 2015
Argentina - 5 February 2015
Aruba - 5 February 2015
Brazil - 5 February 2015
Chile - 5 February 2015
Colombia - 5 February 2015
Denmark - 5 February 2015
Ukraine - 5 February 2015
Canada - 6 February 2015
Spain - 6 February 2015
Kenya - 6 February 2015
Romania - 6 February 2015
Turkey - 6 February 2015
USA - 6 February 2015
Vietnam - 6 February 2015
Box OfficeDomestic: $55,365,012
Weekend 1: $55,365,012