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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

  • 2004
  • PG
  • 87min
  • 68%
  • 7 / 10

The plot of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie centers around Plankton's scheme to frame his rival Mr. Krabs for stealing King Neptune's crown in order to drive business away from the Krusty Krab. After stealing the crown, Plankton sends it to faraway Shell City. King Neptune arrives at the Krusty Krab the next day, accusing Mr. Krabs of stealing his crown. SpongeBob promises King Neptune that he will go to Shell City to retrieve the crown and return it to its rightful owner. SpongeBob and Patrick set off for Shell City, determined to return within the six-day time limit King Neptune gave them. The rest of the movie follows their adventures and misadventures on the way to Shell City and back.

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Although SpongeBob is known as an animated series, the movie did feature some live-action sequences In one such scene, pirates are shown on a ship that is a 1960 replica of the HMS Bounty, a British ship from the 1700s. This replica was later sunk by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The writers of the movie wrote a part for David Hasselhoff before even approaching him to be in the movie. Luckily, he readily agreed when they asked him because his daughters wanted him to appear in the film. Some of the scenes Hasselhoff was featured are actually not him at all. Set designers built an 11-foot replica of Hasselhoff in order to avoid putting him in straining positions.


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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is a 2004 animated comedy film based on the Nickelodeon television series of the same name. The film was written, directed and produced by Stephen Hillenburg, who created the television series. The movie also features several live-action sequences, which were directed by Mark Osborne. Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass and Mr. Lawrence all voice their original characters in the movie and they are also joined by Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Tambor, Alec Baldwin and David Hasselhoff in the film. The film was produced by Nickelodeon Movies and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film was successful at the box office with a worldwide gross of over $140 million. It is also the first in what later became a series of films, with the sequel being released in 2015 and a third movie scheduled for release in 2020.