The Spongebob Squarepants Movie's USA premiere was November 19, 2004, and its MPAA rating is PG.
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The movie plot info below is from the April 2004 issue of Nickelodeon Magazine:
In a complicated plot to get the Krabby Patty formula, Plankton (Mr. Lawrence) steals the crown of Neptune, the undersea ruler, and lays the blame on Mr. Krabs (Clancy Brown). Spongebob (Tom Kenny) promises to travel to far-off Shell City with Patrick to retrieve the crown if Neptune will spare Mr. Krabs's life. With Spongebob and Mr. Krabs out of the way, Plankton makes a grab for the secret formula.
You can read my movie review here. I have submitted this to IMDb and Amazon.
The film made $32,018,216 in the U.S. on its opening weekend. View current domestic and international earnings at this page.
Click here to download various TV promotions from 2004:
Carlos Alazraqui voices my favorite character, Scooter ("Dude Fish"), in the movie. Source: his very own site (thanks, Aaron!). =)
The Spongebob movie novelization was released on October 1, 2004.
The movie soundtrack came to stores on November 9, 2004. Target sold it with an exclusive bonus track. Audio clips of some songs are available at SpongebobMovie.com. See here for its track listing and song lyrics.
Target's "Dare to Be Square" sweepstakes ended on November 21, 2004, and the winners were notified by mail, overnight mail, and/or phone around December 27.
The movie was released on Region 1 DVD on March 1, 2005. See here for the cover art and other info.