A Day With SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie (unproduced unauthorized direct-to-DVD mockumentary film; 2011)

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The DVD cover.

Status: Lost


A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie is an unreleased, "unauthorized" mockumentary created by Reagal Films and was to be distributed by MVD.

The film was intended for a November 22, 2011 release before being cancelled.

Premise

The Reagal Films official website gives a premise to the film:

“In this mockumentary, SpongeBob lives above ground like all Hollywood superstars. Afraid that SpongeBob is becoming old news, his boss runs a contest called 'Spend a Day with SpongeBob'. The contest makes SpongeBob the talk of the town, as thousands of kids enter to win. The lucky winner is Seth, and he is ecstatic about his day with SpongeBob. However, the day becomes a roller coaster ride as things don’t go quite the way they planned.”

Cancellation

It’s unclear as to when the film was pulled from being released, but despite this, it appeared on a number of shopping websites starting with Amazon. It’s unclear as to when or how the film first appeared on Amazon, but once it was on there, the listing was duplicated to a number of other shopping websites which is typically done with most products on these types of sites. The film was also given a barcode while it was in pre-production which can be viewed here. https://www.barcodelookup.com/0827191000486

The Sketchiness of Reagal Films

Reagal Films is the production company behind A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie. They’ve also made a number of “low budget” documentaries and biopics involving Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Steve Jobs, Muammar Gaddafi, and many others. All of their movies are listed on their website. WARNING: Their website will attempt to install a Trojan virus onto your computer.

Kaspersky Security blocks access to the site

Their contact info and an email address are also listed on their site. The address Reagal has provided on their website is located in the back of a shopping mall in Atlanta, Georgia. There have been conflicting reports suggesting that they’re abandoned while other reports suggest that they’re in an area of the mall that’s not publically accessible. Several users have also attempted to email Reagal with the address provided on their site, but have received no responses from them.

The head of Reagal Films Lorenzo Holley has been involved in a number of films his company has produced, as well as owning a grocery store (with his own line of food products) at the same Atlanta address. After Holley’s name was run through a background checking site, it was confirmed that he was arrested once for unknown reasons. Under Georgia law "A first time offender's record can't be made public but a repeat offender's can." Because Holley was arrested once, he is a first time offender whose record can't be made public unless he gets arrested again. According to this YouTube video, Holley also has an address in Flushing, New York, used as a 'massage parlour'. Theories now abound that Reagal Films and the grocery business are merely money-laundering fronts.

Efforts to Recover the Lost Film

Several users on The Lost Media Wiki have put together a search effort to find the lost mockumentary.

The search has gained the attention of the news site Gawker [1] and YouTube personality RebelTaxi, who made a notable video about this.

RebelTaxi talking about the lost film. PLEASE NOTE: The end of the video is a joke.


French website Motherboard also talked about this lost mockumentary as one of the most searched-for piece of lost media after Cracks had been found. Recently, the search has been featured on the Lost Media Chronicles and Bedhead Bernie's Animation Warehouse.

The phone calls themselves
The original video announcing that Lorenzo Holley had been contacted


On May 6, 2016, Lorenzo Holley was successfully contacted by search member William Glover. In the recorded call, Holley said that the film would be released through some sort of crowd funding effort. He also denied that Reagal's official website hosted malware.

Disproven Content

Several users on Amazon have posted reviews for the movie which have all be proven hoaxes since the film was never released to the public. There have also been a number of images and YouTube videos which have also proven to be a hoax. These videos and images can be viewed at the bottom of this section. Several users on this wiki have also claimed to have a copy of this film, but they’ve all been proven false.

A supposed fragment from the movie, disproven.
Another disproven supposed intro to the movie.

References