Trouble starts brewing in Bikini Bottom when someone steals King Neptune’s crown and the blame falls on Mr Krabs. Despite this, SpongeBob stands by his employer and sets out to find the treasure.
Initial release: 14 November 2004 (USA)
Directors: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Film series: SpongeBob SquarePants
Box office: 14.11 crores USD
Featured song: SpongeBob SquarePants
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is a 2004 American live-action/animated adventure comedy film based on the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. The film was directed, co-written, and produced by series creator Stephen Hillenburg, with live-action sequences directed by Mark Osborne. It features the series’ cast of Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass and Mr. Lawrence, with Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeffrey Tambor portraying new characters. It is the first film in the SpongeBob SquarePants film series. In this film, Plankton devises a plan to discredit his business nemesis Mr. Krabs, steal the Krabby Patty secret formula and take over the world by stealing King Neptune‘s crown and framing Mr. Krabs for the crime. SpongeBob and Patrick team up to retrieve the crown from Shell City to save Mr. Krabs from Neptune’s wrath and the oceanic world from Plankton’s rule.
Hillenburg accepted an offer for a film adaptation of SpongeBob SquarePants from Paramount Pictures in 2002, after having turned it down multiple times the previous year. He assembled a team from the show’s writing staff, including Paul Tibbitt, Derek Drymon, Aaron Springer, Kent Osborne, and Tim Hill, and they structured the film as a mythical hero’s journey that would bring SpongeBob and Patrick to the surface. The film was originally intended to serve as the series finale, but Nickelodeon ordered more episodes of the series as it had become increasingly profitable, so Hillenburg resigned as showrunner, with Tibbitt taking his place.
The film was widely promoted by Paramount and Nickelodeon, with tie-in promotions made by 7-Eleven, the Cayman Islands, and Burger King, which decorated various of its franchises with 9-foot (2.7 m) SpongeBob inflatable figures. The film had its yellow-carpet premiere at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California on November 14, 2004 and it was released in the United States on November 19, 2004. It grossed $140 million worldwide, and received generally positive reviews from critics. It was followed by two sequels: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020).
The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie 2004 Plot
A band of pirates discover a treasure chest full of movie tickets for “The SpongeBob Movie”. The pirates cheer and celebrate by singing “the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song” as they head to a theater and see the motion picture.
After SpongeBob SquarePants gets a dream of himself imitating in an action film, he wakes up and cheerfully prepares for the opening ceremony for a second Krusty Krab, expecting his boss Mr. Krabs to promote him as the new restaurant manager. Instead, Mr. Krabs names Squidward Tentacles, SpongeBob’s next-door neighbor and co-worker, as manager, thinking SpongeBob is too immature to handle the role. Meanwhile, Mr. Krabs’ business rival, Plankton, complains to his computer wife Karen about his failures, being unable to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula. When Karen points out plan “Z”, a scheme he has yet to attempt, Plankton decides to implement it.
That night, SpongeBob drowns his sorrows in ice cream with his best friend, Patrick Star, at the ice cream parlor. Elsewhere, Plankton steals King Neptune’s crown, leaving false evidence to frame Mr. Krabs for the crime, and sends the crown to the distant land of Shell City. The next morning, Neptune barges into the Krusty Krab 2 and threatens Mr. Krabs for his alleged thievery. SpongeBob (who is under the influence of an ice-cream hangover) arrives and chastises Mr. Krabs, but seeing his boss’ life at risk shocks SpongeBob back to his senses. He promises Neptune that he will retrieve the crown from Shell City. Neptune is convinced by his daughter Mindy to spare Mr. Krabs for the time being and freezes him instead, ordering SpongeBob to return with the crown in exactly six days. SpongeBob and Patrick leave for Shell City. Soon after, Plankton steals the Krabby Patty formula and uses it to produce and sell Krabby Patties at his restaurant, the Chum Bucket. He also gives away free Chum Bucket helmets to his customers, which are actually mind-controlling devices that Plankton activates to control Bikini Bottom’s residents and take over the city. Squidward goes to the Chum Bucket to confront Plankton, but is captured and enslaved by the mesmerized customers.
After overcoming several setbacks on their journey, including outrunning a ravenous frogfish, SpongeBob and Patrick reach a dangerous, monster-filled trench. When they finally conclude that they cannot finish the mission due to their immaturity, they tearfully give up. Mindy arrives at the trench and tells SpongeBob and Patrick about Plankton’s plan. She pretends to magically turn them into men by giving them seaweed mustaches. With their confidence boosted, they brave the trench. However, they are confronted by Dennis, a hitman hired by Plankton to eliminate them. Suddenly, Dennis is stepped on by a hard-hat diver that SpongeBob and Patrick believe to be a Cyclops. The Cyclops grabs SpongeBob and Patrick, and takes them to his beachside store, which turns out to be Shell City.
In the store, SpongeBob and Patrick find the crown but are dehydrated and die from the Cyclops’ heat lamp. However, their tears short-circuit the lamp’s power cord, and its smoke activates the sprinkler system, re-hydrating them and the other dried-up sea creatures intended to be sold as souvenirs. As the vengeful sea creatures attack and overwhelm the Cyclops, SpongeBob and Patrick take the crown and head for the beach, where David Hasselhoff appears and offers them a ride. He swims from the shore to Bikini Bottom, carrying them on his back. Dennis catches up to them, attempting to kill the duo, but is knocked back into the sea by a catamaran. When they arrive at Bikini Bottom, Hasselhoff launches SpongeBob and Patrick down to the Krusty Krab 2.
At the Krusty Krab 2, King Neptune arrives to execute Mr. Krabs, much to Plankton’s enjoyment and Mindy’s horror, but SpongeBob and Patrick return with the crown just before he can do so. The pair and Mindy confront Plankton, but he drops a king-sized mind-controlling bucket on Neptune, enslaving him and revealing that his plan was not just to steal the Krabby Patty formula but also to set Neptune up so he could take over the world. Before Plankton can direct Neptune to kill them, SpongeBob finally accepts his immaturity and performs a rock ballad called “Goofy Goober Rock”. This destroys the mind-controlling helmets, freeing King Neptune, Squidward, and the rest of Bikini Bottom’s residents from Plankton’s control. Plankton is arrested for his crimes, while Neptune thaws out Mr. Krabs, who promotes SpongeBob to manager of the Krusty Krab 2 in gratitude.
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