New ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ & ‘SpongeBob’ Movies Get 2025 Release Dates


Paramount has announced 2025 release dates for upcoming animated movies about “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.”


Variety reports the untitled “SpongeBob” movie has a May 23, 2025, release date and is produced by Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation.


The untitled “Avatar: The Last Airbender” movie is coming Oct. 10, 2025, and is produced by Nickelodeon Animation, Paramount Animation and Avatar Studios. Both are getting wide releases.


Fans of the Nickelodeon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” — not to be confused with James Cameron’s blue N’avi “Avatar” movies — have been patiently waiting for a big-screen adaptation ever since the formation of Avatar Studios was announced in 2021. Series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who stepped away from Netflix’s upcoming live-action “Avatar” adaptation, created the animation studio to expand the worlds of the main series and its sequel “The Legend of Korra.”


SpongeBob (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Gary in THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies. Photo Credit: Paramount Animation.


On the “SpongeBob” side, the most recent film starring the lovably annoying yellow sponge and his Bikini Bottom friends was last year’s “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.” The iconic Nickelodeon TV show began in 1999 and is still on the air 13 seasons and more than 270 episodes later.

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