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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

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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Kristopher Logan ...
Squinty the Pirate
D.P. FitzGerald ...
Bonesy the Pirate
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Scruffy the Pirate (as Cole McKay)
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Storyline

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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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:

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

Gross:

$85,416,609 (USA) (18 March 2005)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was intended to be the show's series finale, but due to the success of the film, SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) was then renewed for a fourth season, continuing the series' run. Further episodes of the series were said to take place before this movie. See more »

Goofs

Spongebob points out that he has been awarded Employee of the Month award 374 times in a row. That would mean that he would have worked at the Krusty Krab for 31 years. This could not happen - according to Stephen Hillenburg, Spongebob was born in 1984, which would mean that, as of 2004, he would only be 20. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Star: SpongeBob?
[sees him walking away from the trench, defeated]
Patrick Star: Hey, where are you going?
SpongeBob SquarePants: I'm going home, Patrick.
Patrick Star: But what about Mr Krabs?
SpongeBob SquarePants: What about us? WE'LL never survive in that trench! You said it yourself, this is man's country. And let's face it, Pat. We're just... kids.
Patrick Star: We're NOT kids!
SpongeBob SquarePants: OPEN YOUR EYES, PATRICK! We blow bubbles, we eat ice cream - we worship a dancing peanut, for corn's sake! WE DON'T BELONG OUT HERE.
Patrick Star: [defensively] We do NOT worship him!
SpongeBob SquarePants: [pulls Patrick's pants down] Patrick, ...
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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

References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Kid
by Jeff Tweedy
Performed & Produced by Wilco
Wilco performs courtesy of Nonesuch Records Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Well, I liked it
26 November 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I've read some of the extremely negative comments on this film, and I'm surprised. I thought it was cute, funny, and imaginative, with some well-timed dramatic effects (when they cross the county line, the final fate of the woman with ice cream, ...). It even had a Ween song.

If you're curious about the film, I urge you to see it for yourself, and don't be dissuaded by the negative reviews.

BTW, to provide some background, I come from the 'sappy Simpsons = cra**y Simpsons' school, and I used to love Ren and Stimpy until Bill Camp took over.

My wife and I both really liked the film.


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