• Publication date: October 20, 2009

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Fans of the lovable SpongeBob SquarePants television show are guaranteed to enjoy its ...

Fans of the lovable SpongeBob SquarePants television show are guaranteed to enjoy its self-titled, big screen debut starring the same zany cast. In this feature-length journey SpongeBob goes head to head against Sheldon J. Plankton (Doug Lawrence) on a quest to recover King Neptune's (Jeffrey Tambor) crown and rescue his boss, Mr. Krabs (Clancy Brown). Mr. Krabs' successful Krusty Krab restaurant has just opened a new location, and SpongeBob expects to be deemed the new eatery's manager. SpongeBob is crushed though when an arguably less qualified colleague receives the position instead. When he confronts the owner regarding his decision, Krab merely laughs and insists that SpongeBob is too immature for a managerial post. Depressed, SquarePants joins best pal Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke) at their favorite ice cream parlor and consume sundaes until they are intoxicated. He is still incensed the following morning, and prepares for work while cursing Krabs for his perceived misdeed. SpongeBob encounters a strange scene upon arrival at Krusty Krab: King Neptune has ravaged the site and intends to execute Krabs for stealing his crown. While SpongeBob may be angry with his employer he is not heartless, nor does he accept his boss's guilt. Neptune agrees to give SquarePants and Patrick six days to return the crown and identify its true thief. Immediately the duo suspects Plankton, a rival restaurant owner desperate to crush the Krusty Krab empire. They prepare to visit Skull City, Plankton's notorious hideout and dangerous hometown to confront him. Few visitors leave Skull City alive however, and the odds of Patrick and SpongeBob's survival seems nil. Can these two comical characters retrieve the crown, capture Plankton, and subsequently save Krabs' life in just six days? The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie garnered $140 million at the box office, more than four times its humble $30 million budget and was nominated for a People's Choice Award. Its soundtrack features Avril Lavigne, Motörhead, Wilco, The Flaming Lips and many more. Rating: Rated PG for some mild crude humor.