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  • Is the first Nickelodeon film to get a sequel that is not based on Rugrats (1990).
  • The sequel was originally going to be released in late 2014, but the date was officially announced by Paramount Pictures although that planned release date was March 27th, 2015. The film eventually ended up being released on February 6th, 2015.
  • Like its predecessor The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), this film contains live-action footage.
  • Squidward inking was originally supposed to be a common element of his character in the SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) show. However, the writers could not come up with a way to make it seem comical, so this was eventually scrapped.
  • This sequel was announced almost ten years after The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004).
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) show's staff from seasons 1-3 return to work for this movie, especially creator Stephen Hillenburg who has now returned to SpongeBob full time starting with Lost in Bikini Bottom/Tutor Sauce (2015) and after leaving the show after the first movie (although he still reviewed episodes and gave suggestions). It was announced by Paul Tibbitt in December 2014 that Hillenberg will work on the show's upcoming 10th season.
  • The movie, like its predecessor The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), features music sung by the actors themselves.
  • Larry King had publicly tweeted his excitement of wanting to watch the film a few days before its release.
  • Spongebob's old work out equipment (stuffed animals) can be seen in the background of his house.
  • The infamous "My leg!" running joke from the SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) series makes a return in this film when Mr. Krabs throws the top of the stone Krabby Patty away.
  • In one of the trailers for the movie, ex- Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash is seen playing on a bench. However, he is not seen at all during any part of the movie. (However there is a deleted scene where his role is present)
  • Tim Conway, who voices one of the Seagulls in the movie, does the voice of Barnacle Boy in SpongeBob SquarePants (1999).
  • (Cameo) Stephen Hillenburg: provides the voice of a live-action baby in a stroller who says, "SpongeBob!".
  • Dedicated to memory of Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012), who voiced Mermaid Man in SpongeBob SquarePants (1999).
  • Most of the characters break the fourth wall in the film, for example when one tells all secondary characters to go home and let the main characters keep going up above.
  • When the film was released in the 4DX motion-enhanced theater in Los Angeles, there were SpongeBob-themed seats to commemorate with the film's format release.
  • This is the first Hollywood-studio animated film to use hand-drawn animation, since the release of Winnie the Pooh (2011) (which also starred Tom Kenny).
  • N.E.R.D. wrote three songs for the end credits. They are titled "Squeeze Me" "Patrick Star" and "Sandy Squirrel".
  • During development, when asked why the film's title was changed to 'SpongeBob SquarePants 2', series creative director, Vincent Waller, replied "There is NO official title yet," on his Twitter.
  • Patrick yells "Finland," similar to how he did in Welcome to the Chum Bucket/Frankendoodle (2002) and Accidents Will Happen/The Other Patty (2011).
  • Bubbles the magic dolphin is completely made from stop-motion.
  • Bubble Bass, a fat fish who was only seen before in Mermaidman and Barnacleboy/Pickles (1999) and Culture Shock/F.U.N. (1999), makes a brief cameo at the beginning, during Burger Beard's narration.
  • This one of the first times in a while for a character (Squidward for this moment) to reference that the characters can't breathe air. Bubbles the Magic Dolphin gives them the power to breathe in this movie but in all other times they go on land (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), for instance) they can just breathe it no problem.
  • Is nominated for "Favorite Animated Movie" for the 2015 Kids Choice Awards.
  • In the UK cinema release, Stacey Solomon, Alan Carr and popular YouTube vloggers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee voice the seagulls.
  • Antonio Banderas and Eric Bauza both star in the film as Captain Burgerbeard and one of the seagulls respectively. Both actors have voiced the character of Puss in Boots in separate Dreamworks Productions. Banderas voiced the character in the theatrically released films (all Shrek movies but the first Shrek (2001) and it's Spin-off Puss in Boots (2011)) whilst Bauza voiced the character in The Adventures of Puss in Boots (2015) series.
  • Eric Bauza and Billy West voice seagulls. Both West and Bauza voiced Stimpy in "The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) and "Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (2003) respectively.
  • The actors who voiced the seagulls in this film along with the actors who voice the main characters in this film all used to star in various Nickelodeon TV shows such as Rugrats (1990), The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991),CatDog (1998), The Fairly OddParents (2001), As Told by Ginger (2000) My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003), Danny Phantom (2004) El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (2007) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002).
  • Rob Paulsen who voiced one of the seagulls and Carolyn Lawrence the voice of Sandy previously worked together on Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) and it's series "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius'' (2002)_ as the voices of Carl Wheezer and Cindy Vortex.
  • Eddie Deezen who voiced one of the seagulls played himself in SpongeBob's Truth or Square (2009).
  • Carlos Alazraqui, Rob Paulsen and Kevin Michael Richardson who voiced one of the seagulls, and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob all worked together on The Fairly OddParents (2001) as the voices of Denzel Crocker, Cupid, Mark Chang and Dark Lazer.
  • In the first The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), SpongeBob, Patrick and the other sea creatures on the Surface were all still drawn by hand, but in this movie the characters were computer animated.
  • Many scenes from the first released teaser trailer are not included in the actual film. These include: Slash from Guns N' Roses, Patrick's shorts ripping off, Squidward caught in six-pack rings, etc.
  • The time square Bubbles goes into is a reference to the album cover for Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.
  • In the film, Antonio Banderas character fights a reanimated skeleton which guards treasure, very similar to how his character's kids in Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) did.
  • The outfits worn by Bikini Bottom residents during the Krabby Patty-less post-apocalypse are references to the Mad Max movies.
  • Two of the voice actors in this movie, Tom Kenny and Nolan North, have both voice the Batman villain the Penguin. Kenny voiced him in The Batman (2004), while North voiced him in the Batman: Arkham video game franchise.
  • Skywalker Sound was rumored to have been involved with the film starting in December 2013 when Dennis Leonard was said to be a supervising sound editor on the film, which Skywalker Sound reported on his biography page in March 2014 until the credit was removed shortly thereafter. In the summer of 2014, credits would include Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer Randy Thom, Supervising Sound Editors Ben Burtt & Matthew Wood and Shannon Mills & Daniel Laurie, Supervising Sound Editor and/or Re-recording Mixer Gary Rydstrom, Re-Recording Mixers Tom Johnson & Gary Summers, Tom Myers & Gary Rizzo, Will Files & Juan Peralta, Foley Editor Jonathan Null, Foley Artist Jana Vance, Foley Mixer Tony Eckert, Dialogue Editor Michael Silvers, and Sound Effects Editors Teresa Eckton & Mac Smith. Warner Bros. Sound of Burbank ended up being the sound service with Atlas Oceanic as production services.
  • In Mexico the voice of the seagulls are provided by a team of young YouTubers known as "Werever Crew".
  • Paul Tibbitt the director and screenwriter voices a seagull named Kyle.
  • Rob Paulsen and Kevin Michael Richardson who voiced one of the seagulls also stared in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) as the voices of Donatello and Shredder and in Teen Titans (2003) as the voices of Trigon and The Source.
  • Carlos Alazraqui, April Stewart and Eric Bauza who voiced one of the seagulls used to work on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (2007) as the voices of White/Rodolfo Rivera Grandpapi Rivera and Maria Rivera.
  • Spongebob's creator Stephen Hillenburg's son Clay provided seagull reference footage for the film.
  • Part of the movie was filmed on Tybee Island, GA in front of the restaurant "Fannies on the beach" which can be seen in the background as the pink building with the saying "Time to eat" And the fight scenes were filmed in Savannah, GA
  • Not necessarily a prequel or a sequel. Meant to potentially take place in a separate continuity from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), though which one is meant to share continuity with the SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) show is unknown.
  • Bubbles the magic dolphin is also in the series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999). He was there to explain and stop a volcano. His outfit has changed but it is still Bubbles.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson who voiced one of the seagulls played King Neptune in the episode "SpongeBob's House Party".
  • Eric Bauza and Billy West who voiced seagulls and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob worked on Adventure Time (2010) as the voices of Ice King, Goose, and The Bear.
  • Technically a prequel to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), since it never mentions SpongeBob and Patrick getting the crown from Shell City and does not feature or mention The Krusty Krab 2.
  • Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob, Rodger Bumpass the voice of Squidward, Clancy Brown the voice of Mr. Krabs, Rob Paulsen and Kevin Michael Richardson voices of the seagulls all worked on Teen Titans (2003) as the voices of Doctor Light, The Great Mumbo, Trigon, The Source and Trident.
  • Cree Summer who voiced one of the seagulls starred as Miranda Killgallen in As Told by Ginger (2000), Tiff, Vicki and QT2, in My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003), Valerie in Danny Phantom (2004), and as Susie Carmichael in Rugrats (1990).
  • Billy West and Carlos Alazraqui, who voiced a seagull and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob all worked on the show CatDog (1998) as the voices of Dog, Winslow, and Rancid Rabbit.
  • Riki Lindhome who voiced one of the Popsicles stared in Fun Size (2012) as Denise and in Monsters vs. Aliens (2013) as Susan Murphy and Kate Micucci who voiced the other Popsicle and Nolan North who voiced a seagull stared in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) as Kraang, and Irma Langinstein.
  • Carlos Alazraqui who voiced a Seagull Jill Talley, the voice of Karen, 'Doug Lawrence' the voice of Plankton and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob all worked on the show Camp Lazlo! (2005) as the voices of Lazlo, Gretchen, Edward and Scoutmaster Lumpas.
  • Carlos Alazraqui who voiced a Seagull Mr. Lawrence the voice of Plankton and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob all worked on Rocko's Modern Life (1993) as Rocko Spunky, Heffer and Filburt.
  • Rob Paulsen, Eric Bauza and Eddie Deezen who voiced seagulls stared in Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island! (2005) as the voices of Coconut Fred, Butchy, and Slurpy.
  • Eric Bauza and 'Billy West' who voiced seagulls stared in The Looney Tunes Show (2011) as the voices of Marvin the Martian and Elmer Fudd respectively.
  • Kate Micucci who voiced a Popsicle and Tom Kenny the voice of SpongeBob worked on The Powerpuff Girls (2016) as the voices of Mayor and Hope and in Teen Titans Go! (2013) as Cyborg's Nose and Parry.
  • Paramount Animation's first theatrical feature.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson, April Stewart Rob Paulsen and Cree Summer who voiced seagulls and Dee Bradley Baker the voice of Perch Perkins all stared in Danny Phantom (2004) as the voices of Pandora, Johnny 13, Valerie Gray, Jack Fenton and Skuller respectively
  • In one of the TV spots for the movie, Patrick is seen with a hole in his head due to being hit with a cannonball, however in the actual film the hole has been removed
  • The first Nickelodeon Movies film based off a Nicktoons Show since Barnyard (2006), of which started out as a film before becoming a TV Show.
  • Rob Paulsen who voiced one of the Seagulls and Kate Micucci who voiced one of the Popsicles both voiced a character in one of the DuckTales cartoons. Paulsen was in the Original DuckTales (1987) as Gladstone Gander and Micucci was in the DuckTales (2017) Reboot as Webby Vanderquack.
  • Nickelodeon Movies' first film based on a Nicktoons Show since Barnyard (2006).

Spoilers

  • The dance Squidward does at the end credits is similar to the one he makes in Culture Shock/F.U.N. (1999).
  • During the time travel sequences, the vortex that Plankton and Spongebob go through are very similar to the stargate sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
  • The connected popsicles in Spongebob's brain telling Plankton to "come play with us" are an obvious reference to the infamous hallway scene from The Shining (1980).
  • Before Spongebob offers himself up as a sacrifice in the Krusty Krab the music playing in the background is Ecstasy Of Gold from the western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
  • Despite the title, the scene where the characters are on the surface only takes place in the last 25-30 minutes of the film.
  • Pearl only speaks during the end credits.
  • Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter, known for Epic Rap Battles of History, have a cameo in this movie. Also at the end the seagulls and Bubbles have a rap battle, a nod to ERB.
  • After the Krabby Patty is revealed to be missing, Bikini Bottom is plunged into an apocalypse. Most of the costumes and backgrounds are reminiscent of the Mad Max movies. Lord Humungus (in fish form) is even seen at one point in the movie behind the Squidward Dinosaur as Spongebob reveals that he will sacrifice himself.
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