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Trailers for the New 'SpongeBob' and 'Sonic' Movies Are Here to Help You Relive Your Childhood

One features Keanu Reeves, the other co-stars Jim Carrey.
By Sarah Ward
November 16, 2019
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Trailers for the New 'SpongeBob' and 'Sonic' Movies Are Here to Help You Relive Your Childhood

One features Keanu Reeves, the other co-stars Jim Carrey.
By Sarah Ward
November 16, 2019
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Nostalgia and the big screen seem to go hand in hand these days. This is a year that's brought back everything from Dumbo, Pet Sematary and Aladdin to The Lion King, Zombieland and Charlie's Angels, after all. And next year is set to be no different, especially when it comes to two properties that were a staple of every 90s and 00s childhood: SpongeBob SquarePants and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Flicks based on both will hit cinemas in 2020, although this isn't the first time at the movies for Bikini Bottom's resident yellow critter. The ever-perky SpongeBob has already featured in 2004's great The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and 2015's similarly entertaining The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, with the new The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On the Run marking the third in the film series. And yes, it looks as manic and irreverent — and as suitable for viewers young, old and in-between — as ever.

Sponge On the Run does boast one particularly huge drawcard, too: Keanu Reeves. Fresh from voicing a character in Toy Story 4, he plays a sage shrub that's also a wisdom-dispensing sage. So, he gives SpongeBob advice when the eponymous figure's pet snail Gary is snail-napped, sparking a road trip with starfish Patrick to The Lost City of Atlantic City. Yep, of course that's what happens.

As for Sonic the Hedgehog, the 90s video game character makes the leap to movies in a live-action film that co-stars Jim Carrey as his usual antagonist, Dr. Ivo Robotnik. Ben Schwartz, aka Parks and Recreation's Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, voices the speedy extraterrestrial blue hedgehog — and the picture isn't without its fair share of controversy. When an earlier trailer was released a few months back, Sonic's overall look caused a stir, with the film since undergoing a visual redesign to fix it.

Check out the results — and the Sponge On the Run trailer, too — below:

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On the Run hits cinemas on July 2, 2020, while Sonic the Hedgehog releases on February 13, 2020.

Published on November 16, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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