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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 November 2004 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
SpongeBob / Narrator / Gary / Clay / Tough Fish #2 / Twin #2 / Houston Voice (voice)
Mr. Krabs (voice)
Squidward / Fish #4 (voice)
Patrick Star / Fish #2 / Chum Customer / Local Fish (voice)
Plankton / Fish #7 / Attendant #2, Lloyd (voice)
Karen, The Computer Wife / Old Lady (voice)
Sandy (voice)
Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
King Neptune (voice)
Mindy (voice)
Dennis (voice)
Kristopher Logan ...
Squinty the Pirate
D.P. FitzGerald ...
Bonesy the Pirate
Scruffy the Pirate (as Cole McKay)


There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he has 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. Krabs' life. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Bigger, squarier, spongier! 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


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,018,216 (USA) (19 November 2004)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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SpongeBob has worked for the Krusty Krab for at least 31 years, according to his 374 consecutive Employee of the Month awards. He is considered a kid because sponges can live to be 500 years old. See more »


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Squidward Tentacles: Too bad SpongeBob's not here to enjoy SpongeBob not being here.
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User Reviews

28 September 2006 | by (THAILAND, BANGKOK) – See all my reviews

SpongeBob finally made it to the big screen and the good thing is - it is nothing less of the TV series, just longer and more fun. Staring SpongeBob and Patrick in search of stolen crown of King Neptune, before he turns Mr. Crab into fried crab.

If you're a fan of the TV series this will not disappoint you at all, and if you're not a fan you will become one. Surprisingly, the movie able to bring all the characteristic and style of the show on to the big screen without trying too hard. It is still the same old SpongeBob, and that what I like about this movie.

The story is consistence and the humor is still fun to watch, there is always something new coming up making it unpredictable. And the original song is brilliantly written and somewhat quite inspiring. SpongeBob still make it big despite being a 2D cartoon cause the animation here is colorfully done.

Overall: I enjoy the whole film, but maybe a little downside on the David Hasselhoff parts. But overall it is an extremely enjoyable film.

Reason To Watch: Finally Able To See SpongeBob In Full Length Movie. Triple The Fun.

Reason Not To: Dislike Real People Acting With Cartoon.

Rating: 7/10 (Grade: B-).

Please Rate (Y/N) After Reading, Thank You.

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