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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. Better. More absorbent. 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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dedicated to Jules Engel (1909-2003). See more »


In the courtroom scene with King Neptune, Mindy's gold wrist band keep disappearing and reappearing. See more »


Dennis: Finally.
[cracks knuckles]
Dennis: I got you right where I want you.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Can I help you with something, sir?
Dennis: Name's Dennis. I've been hired to exterminate you.
SpongeBob SquarePants: You're gonna exterminate us?
[SpongeBob and Patrick look at each other, then burst out in laughter before wiping their tears]
SpongeBob SquarePants: Listen, Junior. You caught me and my friend here in a good mood today, so I'm gonna let you off with a warning. Step aside, and you won't have to feel the awesome wrath of our mustaches.
Dennis: You mean these?
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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 »


Followed by The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) 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

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-).

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