New SpongeBob SquarePants Film Planned

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A new SpongeBob SquarePants film is underway for late 2014, says The Hollywood Reporter today, with the film being targeted to launch an increased slate of animation fare from Paramount Pictures.

The announcement comes just after this past weekend’s Academy Awards broadcast, during which Paramount’s Rango brought home the gold for Best Animated Feature.

The “SpongeBob SquarePants” television series, meanwhile, continues more than a decade of popularity on Nickelodeon, starring the voice talents Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence, Clancy Brown and Mr. Lawrence. A 2004 film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, also starred the celebrity voices of Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Tambor and David Hasselhoff.