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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 2004
  • Stephen Hillenburg
  • 83 mins
  • U

Summary

Animated comedy adventure. SpongeBob the friendly sea sponge sets out from his home town of Bikini Bottom with his starfish friend, Patrick, to reclaim King Neptune's stolen crown.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Children and adults who have turned Nickelodeon's aquatic hero into a cartoon cult will need no urging to see this movie. But even those unfamiliar with the undersea fast-food employee living in a Bikini Bottom pineapple will find the trippy action, hip absurdity and self-aware silliness of director/co-writer Stephen Hillenburg's joyful creation a lot more fun than expected. Passed over for promotion at the Krusty Krab restaurant, SpongeBob (voiced by Tom Kenny) and his dumb starfish buddy Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) set out on a quest to distant Shell City to reclaim the crown stolen from King Neptune (Jeffrey Tambor) and protect the Krusty Krab's special Krabby Patty recipe. They're helped by Neptune's daughter Mindy (Scarlett Johansson) and hindered by hired hitman Dennis (Alec Baldwin). With David Hasselhoff making a live-action cameo, there's never a dull moment in this multi-level extravaganza, in which kids can identify with SpongeBob's wacky view of the world while adults enjoy the irreverent sight gags.

Credits

Cast

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SpongeBobTom Kenny
Patrick StarBill Fagerbakke
Mr Eugene H KrabsClancy Brown
Squidward TentaclesRodger Bumpass
PlanktonDoug Lawrence
DennisAlec Baldwin
David HasselhoffDavid Hasselhoff
MindyScarlett Johansson
King NeptuneJeffrey Tambor
Karen the computerJill Talley
Sandy CheeksCarolyn Lawrence
Mrs PuffMary Jo Catlett

Crew

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DirectorStephen Hillenburg

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2005-02-11
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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