ViacomCBS has cancelled the August 7 theatrical release of The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run and delayed its premiere until early 2021.
When it does launch, it won’t be in theaters. The film will debut digitally in the U.S via premium video on demand and then move exclusively to CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ subscription VOD service.
In addition to to the film, CBS All Access will soon offer all prior seasons of the Spongebob Squarepants tv series. “This [film] launch will be perfectly timed with our continued expansion and planned rebranding of the service in early 2021, as we welcome SpongeBob and the gang from Bikini Bottom to the service in the biggest way possible,” said Marc DeBevoise, chief digital officer, ViacomCBS and president & chief executive officer, ViacomCBS Digital.