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First Look: SpongeBob CGI Superhero Feature ‘Sponge Out of Water’

While we’ve known for quite a while that the new SpongeBob SquarePants film would have computer-animation in it, the first image from SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water was revealed today. The film, which will debut on February 6, 2015, will be the first release from the new Paramount Animation unit.

Sponge Out of Water begins in the traditional animation world and stays in that classic world for most of the film, but for its climax, it switches to a CG world, where the main characters become an “Avengers-type team” who have to save Bikini Bottom from Antonio Banderas, who portrays a pirate: SpongeBob transforms into the Invincibubble, Patrick Star is Mr. Superawesomeness, Squidward Tentacles becomes Sour Note and Mr. Krabs is Sir Pinch-A-Lot.

A note to Comic-Con attendees: Paramount is expected to reveal footage from the film at their 3PM panel TODAY in Hall H. Share what you see with us.