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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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Taglines:

Sponge meets world See more »


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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The live action sequences were directed by Mark Osborne. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Krabs and King Neptune hear Plankton's fake message, at the end we hear the click of the phone hanging up; yet when King Neptune bellows with rage a few minutes later Plankton is still on the phone as he is able to hear it. See more »


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Hey, this is actually a good movie!
7 October 2006 | by Torgo_ApprovesSee all my reviews

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I never watched the SpongeBob TV show and only saw this movie because my little brother and his friend needed someone to look after them in the cinema. I didn't have high hopes but decided to give it a chance - after all, I loved "Rocko's Modern Life" as a kid, so how bad could it be? Anyway, I was skeptic, but this movie blew me away. This isn't just one of those "pretty good for a kids' flick" deals, this is a good movie, period.

The characters are hilarious and the sight gags are great; the scene in which SpongeBob and his idiot friend Patrick drink one or two ice creams too many is positively hilarious, as well as some other sequences. The humour is typical over-the-top kiddie stuff but I liked it anyway, which is rare. There is also a great deal of surreal humour thrown in, which is unusual and refreshing for this type of flick. If there's anything a movie shouldn't be, it's banal and uninteresting, and SpongeBob is neither - you'll either embrace the over-the-top quality of the film, or hate it utterly. I liked it a lot, and so did my brother. If you can swallow your pretensions, you will find yourself having a good time with this one. Definitely worth seeing.

Oddly enough, while most people complain that this movie wasn't as good as the show it's based on, I've watched a few episodes of SpongeBob and I could barely make it through them. The movie is far more enjoyable, in my opinion. However you feel about that, this is a great surreal kids' film in the vein of Alice in Wonderland, although a lot brighter, more colourful, and with a slew of Stephen Hillenburg's demented humour thrown in. If liking this movie makes me stupid, childish, or a dork - then so be it! Great stuff.


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