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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

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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  »

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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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Did You Know?


When SpongeBob and Patrick were in the Nut Bar, there was a picture of Popeye, along with some panels from his comic, and what appears to be a panel from Muttz. See more »


When Neptune originally enters the Krusty Krab 2, if you look out the window the original Krusty Krab isn't there. See more »


Plankton: Plan Z is working perfectly. Nothing can stop me now.
Karen the Computer: Nothing except SpongeBob and his pink friend. My sensors indicate that they're on their way to find the crown. If they make it back, Neptune might discover some fingerprints. Tiny fingerprints. Stubby, tiny fingerprints.
Plankton: Plan Z is way ahead of you, baby. I've already hired someone to take care of those two. He's a vicious, cold-blooded predator!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, the pirates are still in the movie theatre and an usher tells them that they have to leave. After the scene ends, the Paramount Pictures logo is shown. See more »


References The Endless Summer (1966) See more »


Piano Presto A
Written by Ted Atking and Alan Feanch
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Stupid but funny
21 November 2004 | by (Sailsbury, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Very stupid indeed. But funny. If you are a fan of the TV show then you will get a kick out of the movie. Most of the jokes are aimed for an older audience...mostly teenagers but there are jokes for the younger audience as well. The movie is not as funny as the show but I'm pretty sure that if you see it you will get a kick out of it anyway. When I walked into the theater most of the parents walked in there with a look on their face saying "God, this is going to be horrible, but I love my kids." and when they were in the theater while the movie was playing they laughed harder and they thought they would.

I wouldn't recommend taking your 5 year old to see it, cause like I said most of the jokes are pretty crude. And some of the younger kids I saw looked confused when Mr. Krabs was telling Spongebob he was making a jackass out of himself and when Patrick was wearing hooker tights.

Not for everyone but a very funny movie indeed.

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