The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

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Released 2004

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Director:
Stephen Hillenburg
Released:
2004
Rating:
PG

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie joins SpongeBob (Tom Kenny), who is depressed over his missed promotion and is drowning his sorrows in Goofy Goober milkshakes, his friend Patrick and the rest of Bikini Bottom as they try to reclaim King Neptune's crown, which is believed to have been stolen by Mr. Krabs, the owner of Krusty Krab. When Neptune finds out his crown has been stolen, he freezes Mr. Krabs, and SpongeBob is given 6 days to return with his crown to save his boss. SpongeBob and Patrick must venture to the dangerous Shell City, while Squidward (Rodger Bumpass) is back in Bikini Bottom and finds out that Krabs' rival Sheldon J. Plankton set him up and is the real thief. Plankton takes over Bikini Bottom, renaming it Planktopolis, and sends hitmen to destroy SpongeBob. Can SpongeBob brave Shell City and return with the crown to clear Krabs' name? Find out in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The movie itself triumphs by similar means; it is a marvel of unleashed childishness, like a birthday party on the edge of spinning out of control.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Its instinctive, unstoppable cheerfulness can be, as all those millions of viewers have found, something of a tonic if you're in the mood.

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Possesses charm, as well as visual and musical appeal, on the bigscreen. But as with many short-form TV entities when sextupled in length, "SpongeBob" proves more palatable as scru...

Tom Kenny (I)

Tom Kenny (I)

SpongeBob/Narrator/Gary/Clay/Tough Fish 2/Twin 2/Houston Voice (voice)

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Dennis (voice)

Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor

King Neptune (voice)

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Krabs (voice)

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Mindy (voice)

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Family Comedies, Pre-Teens, Grade Schoolers, Family Dramas