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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

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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)


After King Neptune's crown is stolen, SpongeBob and Patrick go on a quest in 6 days to retrieve his crown. On the way SpongeBob and Patrick defeat many evildoers using their brains and bronzes. While this is happening someone is taking over Bikini Bottom and SpongeBob and Patrick must defeat this mastermind.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$85,416,609 (USA) (18 March 2005)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Mr Krabs goes into the bucket of water he's naked. When he come out, he's fully dressed. See more »


David Hasselhoff: Ya done good Hasselhoff, ya done...
[giant flame comes from the Bikini Bottom and burns David Hasselhoff]
David Hasselhoff: [quietly] Ow.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are shown along with various still pictures of Spongebob and gang (which show events after the end of the movie), followed by the credits being shown in front of scenes of crashing waves. See more »


Featured in Case of the Sponge 'Bob' (2005) See more »


Ocean Man
by Gene Ween (as Aaron Freeman) & Dean Ween (as Michael Melchiondo)
Performed by Ween
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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