Super Bowl ads are expensive, even for the pre-game, so in the latest teaser trailer for “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run” that will air during the big game, Mr. Krabs gives Spongebob Squarepants 26 seconds to describe everything that happens in the new movie.
“There’s fast cars, flashbacks, Snoop Dogg, robots, a wise sage, churros, the only thing missing is Gary,” Spongebob says in the clip. “Well, that was money well spent,” Mr. Krabs replies.
And yes, the trailer does have everything, including a live-action Snoop Dogg playing himself performing to a crowd of cartoon fish. And that “wise sage” is none other than Keanu Reeves’ face glowing over a mystical ball of tumbleweed. They both appear on Spongebob and Patrick’s journey as they search the ocean looking for his missing pet snail Gary.
“The Spongebob Movie” is written and directed by Tim Hill based on Stephen Hillenburg’s characters. Tom Kenny, Awkwafina, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Douglas Lawrence and Reggie Watts all make up the voice cast.
The film comes from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies in association with MRC and is a United Plankton Pictures production.
“The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run” opens in theaters on May 22. Watch the teaser trailer above and during the pre-game of the Super Bowl.
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