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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.

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Mr. Krabs (voice)
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Squidward / Fish #4 (voice)
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Karen / Old Lady (voice)
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Sandy (voice)
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Mrs. 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
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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.

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

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Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

This was the second Nickelodeon Movies feature film to get a sequel, after The Rugrats Movie (1998). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

SpongeBob SquarePants: Pull your pants up, Patrick. We're going home.
Mindy: [just arrived in carriage] But you can't go home!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Mindy!
Patrick Star: Mindy?
[frantically pulls up pants before falling over again]
Patrick Star: Huh?
SpongeBob SquarePants: How much did you hear?
Mindy: I heard enough.
Patrick Star: Did you see my underwear?
Mindy: No, Patrick.
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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 »

Connections

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

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So Tired
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Written by Gerhard Narholz and John Charles Fiddy
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Actually, it's quite good..
15 February 2005 | by See 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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