SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet. (PARAMOUNT, NICKELODEON)
“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” is the second big screen adventure starring SpongeBob SquarePants, the iconic Nickelodeon TV character. 2004’s “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” earned $140 million worldwide and was nominated for the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature. Tom Kenny returns as the voice of SpongeBob and his pet Gary the Snail, with Antonio Banderas (the voice of Puss in Boots in DreamWorks’ “Shrek” franchise) taking-on a live-action pirate role. In this film, SpongeBob and pals Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles and Eugene Krabs turn into CGI superheroes. “Sponge Out of Water” joins “The Incredibles” and “Megamind” on the evergrowing list of popular and very successful animated superhero movies.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Currently, Jackson can be heard every Friday morning on WGNA-FM and his reviews are also posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. And Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE”, along with “The LCJ Q&A Podcast”, on which he interviews celebrities and filmmakers.