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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 »

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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

Gross USA:

$85,417,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,035,926
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This marks the first time Sandy Mrs. Puff and Pearl have minor roles in this film. Sandy would have a much more important role in the sequel The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) while Mrs. Puff and Pearl have minor roles in that film as well. See more »

Goofs

When Goofy Goober is singing the theme song, he starts the song with his lollipop in his hand, but when the finger pointing to the kids pops out of his chest, the lollipop disappears and in the next scene the lollipop is in his hands again as he sweeps it around. See more »

Quotes

Sheldon J. Plankton: Karen, baby, I haven't felt this giddy since the day you agreed to be my wife!
Karen the Computer: I never agreed.
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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 »

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

Referenced in Piranha 3DD (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

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(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Kapono Beamer
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User Reviews

 
Better than I expected!
3 February 2006 | by Candy-HolicSee all my reviews

Okay, I admit it! I'm a big fan of SpongeBob SquarePants TV-series. And when the movie came out, I was more than suspicious. Most movies that have been made out of TV-series have been big disappointments. But I can assure you, this one is not.

If you have ever seen an episode of SpongeBob and liked it, you'll most probably enjoy this film. Even though the movie is mainly directed to kids, as is the TV-series, it will definitely keep adults interested just as well.

Something I especially love in this movie are the characters. In their own way, they're all fun and original. The voice actors do a brilliant job in bringing the characters of Bikini Bottom to life. All the voices fit perfectly and make the movie even funnier! Watching SpongeBob SquarePants the Movie is like watching a long episode of the TV show. And I believe that's just the way we like it! I was scared they were going to make some kind of weird changes to make it more appealing to a wider audience, but I'm glad they kept the spirit of the show.

If you have doubts about whether to see this movie, take my advice; go see it, now!


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