Netflix has announced that The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will be the first Irish language version of a movie to appear on the platform.
TG4 and Macalla have partnered with Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies to create the Irish language version of The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run, which was initially released in 2020.
The English language version is voiced by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Keanu Reeves (Sage) and Matt Berry (Poseidon) while the Irish version will feature actors such as Marcus Lamb, Lochlainn O’Mearáin, Brian Thunder and Carmel Stephens. TV presenter Daithí O Sé will also be involved as the voice of King Poseidon and, speaking about his role, the Rose of Tralee host said: "King Poseidon is an exuberant character who is somewhat full of himself. Thankfully, not like me at all, so I had to dig deep to act the part! He was a fun character to play. Because of Covid 19 restrictions, we recorded the character voice from home, and my young son was eavesdropping for some of the recording. He’s delighted his Dad has a starring role in the movie."
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run can be watched As Gaeilge with Irish voices and English subtitles to help with translation, or Irish voices and Irish language subtitles. The English language trailer can be viewed below...