‘Plankton: The Movie’: Second SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Drops on Netflix in 2025

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Plankton: The Movie

Plankton: The Movie – Plankton’s world is flipped upside down when his plan for world domination is thwarted. Cr: Netflix/Nickelodeon Animation Studios © 2024

During its Next on Netflix: Animation event on June 6, 2024, Netflix announced new animated projects and provided updates on some already announced. One of the new titles announced was Plankton: The Movie, one of two SpongeBob spinoffs Netflix is getting exclusively.  

On the air since 1999, with nearly 300 episodes under its belt and countless spin-offs and movies, SpongeBob SquarePants remains Nickelodeon’s biggest IP.

Back in 2019, Nickelodeon and Netflix struck a deal that would bring new Nickelodeon projects exclusively to Netflix. That’s seen numerous live-action projects come to Netflix, plus several animated feature films such as Invader Zim: Enter the FLORPUS, The Loud House Movie, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, and most recently, The Casagrandes Movie.

The first mention of SpongeBob SquarePants content coming to Netflix came courtesy of the NY Times. In their report, they refer to a Squidward musical and although we’ve not seen that come to fruition specifically, we are now getting SpongeBob SquarePants spin-offs.

The first is based on Sandy Cheeks. Titled Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie, that’s set for an August 2024 release.

Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie

SAVING BIKINI BOTTOM: THE SANDY CHEEKS MOVIE – Cr: Netflix © 2024

Now, we’ve got information on a second project courtesy of the Next on Netflix: Animation presentation that took place on June 6th.

The logline for Plankton: The Movie is rather brief:

“Plankton’s world is flipped upside down when his plan for world domination is thwarted.”

The movie will be directed by Dave Needham (Penguins of Madagascar, The Boss Baby) and written by Doug Lawrence, Kaz, and Chris Viscardi.

The SpongeBob cast is expected to return in this one and the Sandy Cheeks movie. They are:

  • Doug Lawrence as Plankton
  • Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick
  • Rodger Bumpass as Squidward
  • Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks
  • Clancy Brown
  • Jill Talley

Plankton: The Movie will contain original songs by Bret McKenzie, Linda Perry, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Bob Mothersbaugh, with Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper composing the score.

Are you excited about Plankton: The Movie? Let us know in the comments, and keep this post bookmarked for the latest.

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Tigran is our resident previews writer. He works on collecting everything known about upcoming Netflix Original projects and also is editor-in-chief of Redanian Intelligence. Resides in France.