SpongeBob SquarePants Watch Order: Including Movies

SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most successful and long-running TV shows to date since its original release in 1999. As of 2022, it is the fifth longest-running American TV series, the highest-rated Nickelodeon show, and Paramount’s most profitable franchise. It premiered on July 17, 1999, and on March 22 2022 it was renewed for its 14th season and now has a total of 278 as of October 2022.

The franchise also has three theatrical movies and another one is supposedly in production, as well as spin-off series. With this much content to watch through, we decided to make a SpongeBob SquarePants watch order to make it easier to you to sit through all of it.

How Many SpongeBob SquarePants Seasons Are There?

As of October 2022, there are 13 SpongeBob SquarePants seasons, with around 20-26 episodes each, with the only exception of season 10, which has 11 episodes. Reaching a total of 278 episodes.

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How Many SpongeBob SquarePants Spin-Offs Are There?

As of November 2022, there are two SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off shows.

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years is SpongeBob SquarePants’ first spin-off show and premiered on March 4, 2021, on Paramount+. The show follows a 10-year-old SpongeBob during his time at Kamp Koral together with the other younger version of the characters. The show is also unique as it was produced in CGI, just like the third theatrical SpongeBob movie was. As of November 2022, the spin-off has 19 episodes and was renewed for a second season.

The Patrick Star Show

The Patrick Star Show is SpongeBob SquarePants’ second spin-off show and premiered on July 9, 2021, on Nickelodeon. The show follows Patrick Star hosting a talk show with his family at his family’s home. As of November 2022, the show has a total of 19 episodes and was renewed for a second season.

How Many SpongeBob SquarePants Movies Are There?

As of November 2022, there are three SpongeBob SquarePants Movies. It was also confirmed four more movies are in production, three character spin-off movies for Paramount+ and one theatrical movie.

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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Originally released on November 19, 2004, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, was the first movie of the franchise and is iconic to this date. It followed SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star on a journey to find Neptune’s crown which was stolen by Plankton in order to save Mr. Krabs and Bikini Bottom. It featured many fan-favorite moments and live-action scenes where pirates go to the movies to see said film and SpongeBob and Patrick meeting David Hasselhoff.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Originally released on February 6, 2015, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was the first 3D SpongeBob movie made in parts with CGI. The plot followed a villain voiced by Antonio Banderas who stole the secret formula of the Krabby Patty, leading SpongeBob and his friends to go to the surface and try to stop him. While the characters are in the outside world they take 3D forms and change into superheroes, interacting with live-action people.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Originally released on March 4, 2021, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is the most recent SpongeBob movie and was made entirely in 3D. It was released directly on Paramount+ due to the COVID pandemic. The movie follows SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star on a trip to rescue Gary, while both of them remember their childhood and how SpongeBob met everyone for the first time. It also served as a base for the spin-off series Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years as that setting was introduced in the movie.

SpongeBob SquarePants Watch Order

In truth, there is no correct SpongeBob SquarePants watch order, since the series does not follow any continuity and can be watched in random order. However, we have included a watch order based on the release order of the series.

  1. Seasons 1 – 3
  2. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
  3. Seasons 4 – 9
  4. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
  5. Seasons 10 – 13
  6. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021)
  7. Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years
  8. The Patrick Star Show
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Where to Watch SpongeBob SquarePants Movies?

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run are all available to watch through streaming on Paramount+, or you can buy and rent them through many services like Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Apple, and many others.

Where to Watch SpongeBob SquarePants Series?

The SpongeBob SquarePants series is available to watch through streaming on Paramount+, where you can find every single episode and season, or on other services like PrimeVideo, where some episodes are available. You also have the option to buy and rent them through many services like Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Apple, and many others.

Do You Need To Watch The SpongeBob SquarePants Series in Order?

There is no need to watch the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise in order. The majority of the episodes do not respect any continuity and can be watched at any point throughout the series. You can also watch any SpongeBob SquarePants movie in any order, as long as you already understand the universe and knows its characters.

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Are The SpongeBob SquarePants Movies Connected?

The SpongeBob SquarePants movies do not respect any order in particular and can be watched in any order. It is interesting however to watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run before watching Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, since the spin-off context was introduced in this movie.

Will There Be More SpongeBob SquarePants Movies?

Yes, there will be more SpongeBob SquarePants movies. There is a movie intended to be released in theatres in production, as well as three character spin-off movies being made for Paramount+, with one of them already being confirmed as being about Sandy Cheeks.

Now, you certainly know how to watch the entire SpongeBob SquarePants franchise and the supposedly correct release order.

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