This appears to be one of those “write your own adventure” sort of stories.
Nickelodeon just released the trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which will open next year—and is not to be confused with 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. The big change this time around? It looks like SpongeBob’s going to be less animated, and a lot more live-action. (Or at least stop-motion.)