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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

General Info

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie logo
AwardsNo major awards
GenresAnimation, Media franchise, Comedy, Adventure
Music ByGregor Narholz
TaglineBigger. Better. More absorbent.
Edited ByLynn Hobson
Film NameThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
StarringTom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Mr. Lawrence, Jill Talley, Carolyn Lawrence, Mary Jo Catlett, Jeffrey Tambor, Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff
Directed ByStephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Produced ByJulia Pistor, Stephen Hillenburg
Budget in USD30000000
Release Date2004-11-19
Running Time87 minutes
Screenplay ByDerek Drymon, Tim Hill, Stephen Hillenburg, Kent Osborne, Aaron Springer, Paul Tibbitt
Content RatingPG
Distributed ByParamount Pictures
Original TitleThe SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Box Office in USD140161792
CinematographyJeron Moore
Country of OriginUnited States
Trailer Youtube URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kura8_D56vY
Production Company NameNickelodeon Movies
Production Company Website URLhttps://www.nick.com/
SpongeBob SquarePants takes viewers on a great underwater adventure full of absurd humor that both kids and adults can enjoy. In this animated comedy, SpongeBob SquarePants and his best friend Patrick Star embark on a heroic journey to recover the stolen crown of King Neptune. Along the way, the friends face various challenges that test not only their strength, but also their friendship. Between fun and laughter, the film subtly teaches valuable life lessons about hard work, loyalty and the importance of friendship. in 2004 the released film stands out for its unique humor, imaginative plot and likable characters, cementing SpongeBob's position as a beloved pop culture figure. Creative animation combined with an engaging plot make this film a memorable addition to the SpongeBob franchise.


SpongeBob SquarePants is an animated adventure comedy directed by Stephen Hillenburg based on the iconic Nickelodeon series. in 2004 the released film offers an immersive cinema experience suitable for a wide audience - not only children but also adults. In the film, we see SpongeBob SquarePants and his best friend Patrick Star on a mission to recover the stolen crown of King Neptune to save Mr. Krabs, who has been wrongfully accused of theft.
The driving force behind the film is SpongeBob's unwavering friendship with Patrick and his devotion to Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob's determination to fulfill his duty surpasses the journey of a mortal without dampening his cheerful and innocent spirit. The flawless storyline, full of humor, adventure and drama, stays true to the essence of the original TV series and successfully enhances it on the big screen.
Spongebob's signature humor that weaves throughout the story has a universal appeal. The film also explores the theme of insecurity and coming of age through SpongeBob's journey from "kid" to "stupid dork". It offers life lessons subtly woven into beautiful animated sequences, laughs and lots of heart. With stunning animation design, a vibrant underwater world, charming characters and a captivating story, SpongeBob SquarePants offers an unforgettable aquatic adventure. The film has established itself as an animated classic.



'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie' "film" screenshots
'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie' "film" screenshots


"The SpongeBob SquarePants movie is a magical journey into the world of everyone's favorite yellow sponge SpongeBob SquarePants and his best friend Patrick Star. The film revolves around the stolen crown of King Neptune. It is sold in a restricted area called the Shell stand. A city known as the place where fish do not return. The suspect in the theft is none other than Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob and Squidward's boss.
SpongeBob and Patrick make a heroic bid to reclaim the crown. They embark on a perilous journey filled with monsters, sardonic road hazards, and Plankton's hired killer. Meanwhile, Plankton executes his plan to control the minds of everyone in Bikini Bottom, including King Neptune himself, wreaking havoc on the town.
When our heroic duo reach Shell City, they discover that it's nothing more than a souvenir shop on the beach - they're really out of the water! They regain the crown but apparently die of dehydration. However, they are revived by tears from a nearby sprinkler system activated by their sacrifice, which in turn fills their diving helmets with water, allowing them to survive and return the crown to King Neptune. SpongeBob SquarePants, the new boss of The Krusty Krab 2, is happy to embark on a dangerous journey to prove himself. This film portrays themes of friendship, courage and self-respect. His humor, emotion and adventurous story make him a fan favorite.


SpongeBob SquarePants is a delightful cinematic adventure for Nickelodeon's hit television show. Making the film was a huge step away from the usual TV series production. Production began in 2002 and it has been a journey full of challenges and discoveries.
The film was directed by TV series creator Stephen Hillenburg with Mark Osborne. Hillenburg also co-wrote it with five of the show's other writers. This ensured that the film would retain the original surrealist and comedic style that fans loved.
But the production phase brought a big leap forward in terms of animation quality. The television show, although known for its exceptional animation, was based on limited animation techniques due to the limitations of television production. But the movie was able to use all the animation, so the picture quality was excellent. The regular animation team was expanded and external animators were recruited. Another major feature was the inclusion of live action sequences, a first for the franchise. These sequences involved elaborate CGI and special effects, adding another layer of depth to the film. The filmmakers even managed to voice famous actors such as Scarlett Johansson and Jeffrey Tambor.
As for the music, the film's score is composed by the show's resident composers and has collaborated with notable musicians such as The Flaming Lips, Avril Lavigne and Motorhead. Their contribution gave the film its uniqueness and helped it stand out. Overall, the making of SpongeBob SquarePants is an important milestone in the history of the franchise. The tremendous effort of the entire team is reflected in the final product, making it a huge success both critically and commercially.


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SpongeBob SquarePants movie 2004 November 19 Released theatrically in the US by Paramount Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, with praise for its ambitious comedic line and faithfulness to the original television series. It was a box office success, grossing over $140 million worldwide. USD, followed by two sequels.

In addition to the cinema performance, in 2005 March 1 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie has also been released on DVD and VHS. To immerse yourself in your favorite underwater universe and extend the SpongeBob experience. Fans can enjoy the movie at home while enjoying the bonus material.

  • Special Features: include crew commentary with audio, a featurette, and a 20-minute animated voice-over by Stephen Hillenburg.
  • Video Games: Related to the movie, a video game was released for various consoles that brings the adventures of the movie to players around the world.

  • With a captivating plot, lively animation and endearing characters, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie continues to entertain and inspire audiences, making it an animated cult classic.


    The film SpongeBob SquarePants was initially praised by critics. Reviewers applauded the surreal humor and visual style, which faithfully transferred the feel of the TV series to the big screen. Celebrities such as Alec Baldwin and Scarlett Johansson have been praised for their unique contributions, subtly integrating their voices into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants without compromising the established characters.
    The film was also a big hit at the box office, grossing over $140 million worldwide on a $30 million budget. Notably, the film's appeal transcended demographic boundaries and appealed to both children and adults, a testament to the universality of the humor and the essence of the show. However, he was not without opponents. Some critics found the film's gore and surreal humor too childish or overbearing. However, these criticisms were overwhelmed by the generally positive reception of the film.
    Parents also appreciated the film's subtle moral tone. The story of SpongeBob and Patrick's journey to discover their true worth, beyond social labels, was created as a wholesome, appropriate children's film. SpongeBob SquarePants remained an important part of Nickelodeon's portfolio and was a key springboard that laid the groundwork for future SpongeBob movies and more. Considering all the artifacts, the film was a fitting tribute to the Bikini Bottom universe, which fans around the world have loved so much since its inception.

    Cultural impact

    in 2004 the released film "SpongeBob SquarePants" had an indelible impact on pop culture and remains influential on creative storytelling and humor. Not only is it a film that appeals to young audiences, but it has also gained a huge fan base for adults thanks to its clever and subversive humor.
    The film's influence can be found in many aspects of culture. In the music world, the appreciation of films featuring popular artists such as The Flaming Lips, Avril Lavigne and Wilco not only boosted their careers, but also set the trend for future animated films to feature popular music artists on their soundtracks.
    Additionally, the depth of the characters, especially SpongeBob and Patrick's friendship, has been praised for teaching children about loyalty and friendship. The film also explores themes of self-doubt and the pressure to succeed, which has been applauded by critics and audiences alike.
    His catchphrases like "I'm ready" and "It's the best day ever!" meanwhile, it permeated everyday speech, further increasing its cultural significance. From Halloween costumes to internet memes, the characters' quirky and idiosyncratic personalities are constantly referenced and imitated, demonstrating the film's wide-ranging impact.
    SpongeBob SquarePants also left a significant mark on the animation industry. The unique combination of absurd humor and likable characters set a new benchmark for the genre and inspires future projects and creators. It remains a beloved cultural classic, proving that films based on television animation can be just as engaging and artistically worthy as any other film genre.