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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:
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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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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

This is the last film to be based on a Nickelodeon TV series in 6 years, until The Last Airbender (2010). See more »

Goofs

Before the chase scene between Spongebob, Patrick, and the monster who has a tongue dressed as an old lady, the tongue's old lady costume falls off. Then, during the chase, it is back on again. See more »

Quotes

King Neptune: You have confessed to the crime of touching the royal crown.
Prisoner: Y-yes, but...
King Neptune: BUT WHAT?
Prisoner: B-but it's my job, your Highness. I'm the royal crown polisher!
King Neptune: Well, I suppose I can't execute you. Twenty years in the dungeon it is!
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Pinocchio (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Pure fun!!!
23 November 2004 | by (Minnesota) – 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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