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Sandy Cheeks is ready to take the stage.

One of SpongeBob SquarePants’ most memorable characters, a squirrel who lives in an underwater dome (and wears a wetsuit when necessary), will soon star in her own movie. And before Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie hits Netflix on August 2, check out the brand new trailer above.

The new film follows Sandy (voice: Carolyn Lawrence), SpongeBob (Tom Kenny) and Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) as they try to save their beloved city after it is rescued from the sea by an evil corporation. As in previous films, Saving Bikini Bottom uses 3D computer animation and liberally mixes animation with live-action photography. At a recent Netflix event, a scene from the film was shown in which Sandy and her family (Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson and Grey DeLisle) are involved in a chase. All of the characters were animated and everything else was real photography. It worked well.

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Saving Bikini Bottom is the first in a planned series of animated films dedicated to SpongeBob’s many pals. Netflix recently announced The Plankton Movie, set to premiere next year and focusing on SpongeBob’s eternal nemesis Plankton (voiced by Mr. Lawrence, who also co-wrote the upcoming film). There are also more SpongeBob movies planned, as Paramount has announced The SpongeBob Movie: Search for SquarePants, set to hit theaters on December 19, 2025.

The original series “SpongeBob SquarePants”, which premiered on Nickelodeon in 1999, is still running. The 14th (!) season with a total of over 300 (!) episodes will end at the end of July. There are also two spin-offs currently running: “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years” and “The Patrick Star Show”. The sun never sets on the SpongeBob empire.

“Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie” premieres on August 2 on Netflix.

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