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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:
Mr. Krabs (voice)
Squidward / Fish #4 (voice)
Karen / Old Lady (voice)
Sandy (voice)
Mrs. Puff (voice)
King Neptune (voice)
Mindy (voice)
Dennis (voice)
Kristopher Logan ...
Squinty the Pirate
D.P. FitzGerald ...
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


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 USA:

$32,018,216, 21 November 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


King Neptune's design is changed from what he looks like in the TV show, instead of a more muscular body, king Neptune is designed to look more like a king rather than a god See more »


Towards the end of the movie, the bucket head people walk through the windows of the Krusty Krab, breaking them. In the very next shot you can see windows fixed. See more »


SpongeBob SquarePants: Are you on your way to the grand opening ceremony?
Plankton: No, I'm not on my way to the grand opening ceremony. I'm busy planning to rule the world!
[laughs evilly]
SpongeBob SquarePants: [cheerfully] Well, good luck with that!
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Crazy Credits

The whole opening sequence involves a group of pirates going to see the movie, with the title of the movie being a life preserver of the ship. See more »


References The Song Remains the Same (1976) See more »


Steel Licks
Written & Performed by Jeremy Wakefield
Courtesy of Nickelodeon
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Pure fun!!!
23 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Take the funniest things about Spongebob Squarepants (wacky-anarchist environment and extremely funny animated drawings) and make it an hour-and-a-half long. It's non-stop laughs and plenty of color and all-out craziness. Spongebob and Patrick go off-model so much that it's an eyegasmic delight for the cartoon maniacs out there.

Sooo many entertaining moments. It's literally a laugh-a-minute film... lots of stuff that flies right over the kiddies' heads.

The one thing I didn't like about the movie - the character Mindy (King Neptunes princess daughter). She didn't fit in well with the rest of the character designs - she looks more like a character you would've seen on the Daria animated series.

Also keep an eye out for the big sea creatures' wrestlin' scene with the evil diver... such smooth and precise animation of so many characters at once that I just sat there in pure awe.

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