Netflix Acquires SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run International Rights

July 15 2020

Netflix has acquired the foreign rights for SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run from Viacom globally save China and Canada.

Paramount announced in late June that Sponge on the Run would forgo theaters entirely and debut as a paid VOD title in early 2021, before heading to its sister streaming service CBS All Access as a home entertainment exclusive.

The acquisition is one of several recent transactions between Netflix and Paramount, including the shuttling of films like Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae’s Lovebirds, Aaron Sorkin’s Trial of the Chicago 7, and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

The delightful kids cartoon (and stoner icon) first came to features via Nickelodeon. The second film, which Paramount released, went on to gross over $350 million worldwide.

Directed by Michael Showalter. With Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp. A couple (Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery.
Directed by Aaron Sorkin. With Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong. The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel. An old man recalls his time painting houses for his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.

Gary's been snailnapped! SpongeBob and Patrick embark on a hilarious adventure to #SaveGary!