We all know that SpongeBob SquarePants lives in a pineapple under the sea. And we're all used to him being represented in traditional, two-dimensional hand drawn animation. Well, that is all about to change with Friday's "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," the sequel to the 2004 feature "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie."
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: Clip No.1 - Beached Porpoise
Not only is SpongeBob (once again voiced by Tom Kenny) displaced from his beloved Bikini Bottom, but he's also moved, in the film's gonzo third act, into the real world, courtesy of full, three-dimensional animation. And we've got an exclusive scene from that wild section of the movie.

When the characters (including Patrick the starfish, Squidward the squid, Mr. Krabs the crab, and Sandy the squirrel) arrive in the real world, they're, of course, on a beach, and they mistake a large gentleman sunbathing as a beached whale. You can just imagine how that goes.

This clip is incredibly evocative of the sweetness of the film, its playful sense of humor, and, more importantly, how well these characters work when realized in three-dimensional animation and set against the backdrop of live action (something that the series and previous film have played with, to varying degrees). And it just gets crazier from here (the characters become superheroes, among other things)!

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" opens nationwide Friday, February 6.patrick star and spongebob squarepants
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