Stacey Solomon stars in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Stacey Solomon has voiced a comedy character exclusively for the UK audience of 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water'

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Stacey Solomon is to voice a seagull in the UK version of 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water'.

The 25-year-old singer has secured a part in the movie alongside comedian Alan Carr and YouTube sensations Joe Sugg (Thatcher Joe) and Caspar Lee, who have all re-voiced comedy characters exclusively for the UK audience.

It is unclear why the filmmakers have felt re-voicing was necessary. Hopefully it won't be as jarring as when a CGI version of Joan Rivers unexpectedly spoke with the voice of 'famous' showbiz reporter Kate Thornton in the UK release of Shrek 2.[ref]

Mum-of-two Stacey, 25, revealed her children are both fans of the iconic cartoon, but added "knowing that millions of people are going to watch it actually scares the life out of me".

Meanwhile, Alan revealed his love of the popular cartoon character, revealing: "They said, 'Do you want to be the voice of a seagull?' You think, 'Is that an insult or a compliment?' I don't know."

The new movie also sees fellow British actor and comedian Matt Berry appear in the role of Bubbles the Dolphin, while Hollywood star Antonio Banderas plays the part of Burger-Beard the Pirate.

'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water' is based on the highly-acclaimed Nickelodeon TV series and sees SpongeBob Squarepants - the world's favourite sea-dwelling invertebrate - come ashore for his most heroic adventure to date.

The movie, which is produced by Paul Tibbitt and Mary Parent, has already grossed more than $160 million worldwide.

References:
IMDb: Shrek 2, alternative versions
The Independent: How Shrek 2 has been redubbed for the UK market

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Paul Tibbitt
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny
  • UK release: 27 March 2015

Life goes on at usual in Bikini Bottom until real-life pirate Burger-Beard (Banderas) causes apocalyptic mayhem; SpongeBob and arch-nemesis Plankton must team up to defeat him. Despite a lazy superhero plot twist in the final act, it has enough colourful characters and hilarious one-liners to keep both kids and adults…

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