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SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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SpongeBob / Narrator / Gary / Clay / Tough Fish #2 / Twin #2 / Houston Voice (voice)
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Mr. Krabs (voice)
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Squidward / Fish #4 (voice)
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Patrick Star / Fish #2 / Chum Customer / Local Fish (voice)
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Plankton / Fish #7 / Attendant #2, Lloyd (voice)
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Karen, The Computer Wife / Old Lady (voice)
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Sandy (voice)
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Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
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King Neptune (voice)
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Mindy (voice)
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Dennis (voice)
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Himself
Kristopher Logan ...
Squinty the Pirate
D.P. FitzGerald ...
Bonesy the Pirate
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Scruffy the Pirate (as Cole McKay)
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Storyline

There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it look like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krab's life. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A hero will rise. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

SpongeBob SquarePants  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$124,570 (South Africa) (8 April 2005)

Gross:

$219,524 (South Africa) (15 April 2005)
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Trivia

The original "cover-up" plot of the film had SpongeBob going to rescue Patrick from a fisherman in Florida. This was an obvious reference to Finding Nemo (2003) and was later revealed by Tom Kenny to be just a "joke" plot which he made up to keep the fans busy. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Krabs and King Neptune hear Plankton's fake message, at the end we hear the click of the phone hanging up; yet when King Neptune bellows with rage a few minutes later Plankton is still on the phone as he is able to hear it. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Star: Well, saying you're a kid, it's like saying I'M a kid!
Waiter: Here's your Goober Meal, sir.
Patrick Star: Uh, I'm supposed to get a toy with this?
[toy smacks Patrick in the face]
Patrick Star: Thanks.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, compositing supervisor Dan Levitan is credited as "composting supervisor." See more »

Connections

References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Can Can
(uncredited)
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Arranged by George Wilson
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Better than I expected!
3 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Okay, I admit it! I'm a big fan of SpongeBob SquarePants TV-series. And when the movie came out, I was more than suspicious. Most movies that have been made out of TV-series have been big disappointments. But I can assure you, this one is not.

If you have ever seen an episode of SpongeBob and liked it, you'll most probably enjoy this film. Even though the movie is mainly directed to kids, as is the TV-series, it will definitely keep adults interested just as well.

Something I especially love in this movie are the characters. In their own way, they're all fun and original. The voice actors do a brilliant job in bringing the characters of Bikini Bottom to life. All the voices fit perfectly and make the movie even funnier! Watching SpongeBob SquarePants the Movie is like watching a long episode of the TV show. And I believe that's just the way we like it! I was scared they were going to make some kind of weird changes to make it more appealing to a wider audience, but I'm glad they kept the spirit of the show.

If you have doubts about whether to see this movie, take my advice; go see it, now!


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