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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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Stephen Hillenburg (television series SpongeBob SquarePants), Stephen Hillenburg (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob / Narrator / Gary / Clay / Tough Fish #2 / Twin #2 / Houston Voice (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward / Fish #4 (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick Star / Fish #2 / Chum Customer / Local Fish (voice)
Mr. Lawrence ... Plankton / Fish #7 / Attendant #2, Lloyd (voice)
Jill Talley ... Karen / Old Lady (voice)
Carolyn Lawrence ... Sandy (voice)
Mary Jo Catlett ... Mrs. Puff (voice)
Jeffrey Tambor ... King Neptune (voice)
Scarlett Johansson ... Mindy (voice)
Alec Baldwin ... Dennis (voice)
David Hasselhoff ... David Hasselhoff
Kristopher Logan Kristopher Logan ... Squinty the Pirate
D.P. FitzGerald D.P. FitzGerald ... Bonesy the Pirate
Cole S. McKay ... 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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild crude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SpongeBob SquarePants See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$85,417,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,161,792
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay was written over a period of three months with Stephen Hillenburg and his team of writers holing themselves up in a former bank in Glendale, California. Fellow writer Kent Osborne admitted that it was a great fun place to write though the lack of ventilation in high summer meant it got a "bit gamy" at times. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, Mr. Krabs says to Spongebob that the customer "took a bite of the burger, and... No cheese!", but when Spongebob goes in to help the customer, there isn't a bite taken from the burger. See more »

Quotes

King Neptune: There is nothing else I can do.
Mindy: You can give SpongeBob and Patrick a little more time.
King Neptune: Except give SpongeBob and Patrick a little more ti-ti-ti-ti... What? Mindy, will you butt out? I will not have you stalling this execution!
Mindy: Stalling? I'm not stalling anything.
King Neptune: Yes, yes you are. You're doing it right now.
Mindy: I'm stalling?
King Neptune: Yes!
Mindy: Stalling.
King Neptune: Stalling!
Mindy: I'm stalling.
[...]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In the Hungarian version, much of the dialogue is rendered in rhymes and includes a lot more puns and wordplays than the original. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Baywatch (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Build Up
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Music by Robert Sharples
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Actually, it's quite good..
15 February 2005 | by axeman-9See all my reviews

I have to put my hand up right now and say that the whole Spongebob thing had passed me by up until I saw this movie. I have no kids, no Satellite TV and therefore no legitimate reason to have caught any episodes of SBSP. However, I did see some of the trailers, and being a submarine nut I loved them. I also got the low down from a friend with a youngster who watched the DVD constantly, day after day, and he confessed to loving the show too. What the hell, I thought I'd see the movie.

What do you know, it's actually quite good! It looks almost exactly like an episode on TV, there doesn't appear to have been any attempt to update, enhance or otherwise movie-fy the series. Fair enough. As for the story and characters, while it's obviously geared to a younger audience I'd have to say that at least half of it would only be understood by the more adult viewer, and there are more than a few nods to other movies that no toddler will have seen. For instance, the silent, motorcycle-riding, super-tough assassin is a dead ringer for the silent, motorcycle-riding, super-tough assassin in Raising Arizona, and just as funny. There's a certain amount of slapstick and visual gags, but the dialogue and situations are fine too.

Overall I enjoyed the movie, it's funny and engaging and although it does start to lag a bit in the third act it's still rewarding. I'm not sure if the live-action was a good idea, but it's always fun to see The Hasselhoff do his stuff on screen, even if it's poking fun at his persona. There's laugh out loud moments, annoying songs, cameos, Hasselhoff and all the other things that a one-off special episode should have, and that's fine by me.


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