Voices by Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke
This movie should carry an advisory: slippery when wet. It's hard to get ahold of exactly whom this weird, wacky and surprisingly entertaining film is aimed at. Is it kids who've made SpongeBob SquarePants a giant TV hit on Nickelodeon? Their parents, who happily sit there pretending to supervise but really enjoying the quirky humor of the show's undersea world? Or is it the altered-state, Yellow Submarine crowd?
Whatever, as those younger and more blasé might say. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie follows our squishy hero on a dangerous journey to recover a stolen crown and prove that, despite his pigmentation, he's anything but yellow. It's not The Incredibles or Shrek, but SpongeBob will keep one and all feeling jolly for 88 minutes. (PG)