The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is an 2015 American animated film based on the Nickelodeon television series SpongeBob SquarePants created by Stephen Hillenburg. The film is directed by show writer and executive producer Paul Tibbitt, and written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. A sequel to the 2004 film The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, it stars the regular television cast (Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence and Mr. Lawrence), who are returning to reprise their respective roles from the series and the previous film, with a guest appearance by Antonio Banderas. The film is produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Animation, and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
The film features live action scenes directed by Mike Mitchell. Shot on various locations in Savannah, Georgia and Tybee Island, filming began on October 9, 2013 in the downtown area, where various establishments were changed to resemble a beach community. Filming completed in November 2013. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 6, 2015.