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

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 6.8/10 (22,575 voted)

Critic's Score: 66/100

Director: Stephen Hillenburg

Stars: Jeffrey Tambor, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence

There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it look like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krab's life.

Writers: Stephen Hillenburg, Stephen Hillenburg

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, The Computer Wife / Old Lady(voice)
Carolyn Lawrence - Sandy(voice)
Mary Jo Catlett - Mrs. Poppy Puff(voice)
Jeffrey Tambor - King Neptune(voice)
Scarlett Johansson - Mindy(voice)
Alec Baldwin - Dennis(voice)
David Hasselhoff - Himself
Kristopher Logan - Squinty the Pirate
D.P. FitzGerald - Bonesy the Pirate
Cole S. McKay - Scruffy the Pirate (as Cole McKay)

Taglines: Big Action


Official Website: Official site | UIP [France] |

Release Date: 19 November 2004

Filming Locations: HMS Bounty, The Pier, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $32,018,216 (USA) (21 November 2004) (3212 Screens)

Gross: $85,416,609 (USA) (20 March 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The first two signal flags in the front of the Krusty Krab mean "Romeo" and "India" respectively while the last two mean "uniform" and "kilo". The middle flag has no meaning.

Continuity: When spongebob and Patrick eat their first triple gooberberry sunrise, Patrick's Goober meal is gone, yet he never finished it.

[First Lines]
Bonesy the Pirate: I got it!

User Review

It's SpongeBob, 'nuff said

Rating: 10/10

I didn't quite know what to expect when I walked into the theater to watch the movie of one of my favorite cartoons. Nickelodeon has a really nasty habit of "big-budgtizing" movies of their shows (changing the look, etc.). However this is not the case with SpongeBob. Whew, one less thing to worry about.

Next was the story. Could Steve Hillenburg live up to what had been laid down by the series? Yes. Basically it's like watching a 1 1/2 hour episode of SpongeBob (and who couldn't like that). Lot's of visual gags and typical Sponge brainless-ness. I was quite impressed.

If you're a SpongeBob fan, you'll love this movie. If you're not, eh, watch it anyways, it'll do you good ;-).