who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob
Squarepants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he!
no arguing the popularity of Spongebob Squarepants with
kids, and I know quite a few adults who love to watchand
discussthe Nickelodeon cartoon.
square, yellow sea sponge lives in the undersea city of
Bikini Bottom, in a pineapple, along with his pet snail. He
works as a fry cook at Krusty Krab, and his supremely naive,
enthusiastic personality should be annoying but is as endearing as can
be to viewers.
Spongebob Squarepants is quite the
"square", and he's also quite the sensation! In
fact, he now stars in a full-length animated feature
film, The Spongebob SquarePants Movie.
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Squarepants The Movie
SpongeBob Squarepants the
Movie had mixed reactions amongst our reviewers. Some kids
(older ones) came out of the movie completely satisfied, and
others couldn't quite hide some level of disappointment. The story
begins with the grand opening of Mr. Krab's second restaurant, the
Krusty Krab 2. SpongeBob has hyped himself for the position, and
is so confident that he will be named the manager of the new
restaurant, that he accepts the position in spite of the
announcement that his co-worker is the one who is promoted.
Because the bubble Spongebob has created around himself is thick,
it takes some time to burst, but once it does, he is one dejected
sponge. It seems that he is not "man" enough for the
In the meantime, Plankton is
scheming to get his stubby little hands on Mr. Krab's formula for
the successful Krabby Patty. Soon, Evil Plan "Z" is in
motion, King Neptune's precious crown is stolen, and Mr. Krabs is
framed for the crime. Despite Spongebob's supreme disappointment
with his boss, he embarks on a quest for the crown along with his
dopey but lovable friend Patrick. Are they "man" enough?
After some downright surreal twists and turns in the adventure,
SpongeBob and Patrick learn to take pride in their childlike
qualities and save the day at the same time.
The movie is certainly more
dramatic than the TV cartoon. Much of the humor of the show is
present in the movie, such as its unabashed delight in
"bottoms" (underpants and bums), although it is
decidedly more surreal and seemed to cross "the line" at
times. Our parent reviewers had mixed reactions, laughing out loud
at certain points, and other times wrinkling their brows at each
other (SpongeBob and Patrick intoxicated on ice cream and Patrick
in fishnet stockings and were two of those moments). Some wished
that the movie tried harder to entertain younger fans of the show
rather than teenage and adult fans.
SpongeBob Squarepants: The Movie
became available on DVD and VHS on March 1st. Click here for
more information or to buy: The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (Widescreen Edition)
(DVD) or Spongebob Squarepants Movie
The entire first season of the cartoon is available on
DVD. Spongebob Squarepants: The Complete First Season features the
"misadventures" of the naive and zany sea sponge, his
best friend Patrick, a goofy starfish, his thrill-seeking squirrel
pal Sandy Cheeks, and the rest of the cast. This set includes all
40 episodes on 3 discs, along with 90 minutes of bonus features
(including music videos, a tour of Bikini Bottom, karaoke, and
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entire second season of SpongeBob Squarepants is now available on
DVD. Besides the second season episodes, this
set includes audio commentaries, story boards, a game demo, and Around
the World with SpongeBob Sqaurepants.
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Spongebob Squarepants Games
Our favorite Spongebob CD-ROM
is Spongebob Squarepants: Employee of the Month. Never
mind that SpongeBob SquarePants is Employee of the Month for the
27th consecutive time, the honor is still cause to celebrate. In
fact, he has won tickets to Neptune's Paradise, an underwater
amusement park. The problem is getting there, and that sets up the
goal of this fun, adventure-style computer game.
The game is not easy-easy or hard-hard. It's just right in
terms of challenge for kids ages 5-8. We had a blast with this
Our full review of
the game appears here: Spongebob
Squarepants Employee of the Month CD-ROM Review, Kids lead Spongebob on his journey to Neptune's Paradise, and
the game is broken up into chapters. In
order to get to the amusement park, players have to collect items in their
inventory and use them at appropriate times. For example, a
customer at the Krusty Krab has a clue as to where Spongebob
should go next, but he will only dish out his tip if Spongebob
dishes him out a Krabby Patty. This involves collecting both the
patty and a plate, and the latter item is in need of some
cleaning. Likewise, getting one's hands on a pie is a bit of
work--SpongeBob needs to clean Eugene's car in order to earn
urchin chips for Granny.
Value: This CD-ROM is now bundled along with another
SpongeBob game in SpongeBob
SquarePants: Krusty Kollection. This bundle
includes Spongebob Squarepants: Employee of the Month and
Operation Krabby Patty two full CD-ROMs.
Some screenshots from the game:
The latest Spongebob CD-ROM:
Spongebob Movie for the PC is at times tedious (a lot of
walking around to do!) and puzzling, but it's brimming with humor
and it offers kids a treasure hunt-style adventure game (it is NOT a
platformer game). See our
full review of the
pictures from the game here, and
game hints and
tips here (only if you need help!).
online Spongebob games are available at Nickelodeon.com.
What's more fun than watching SpongeBob
playing Collapse!? SpongeBob SquarePants Collapse, of
course! This new game offers you the best of both.
Think Super Collapse, but with SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy,
bubbles, jellyfish and starfish -- you get the picture --
it's SpongeBob SquarePants Collapse!
||16-bit Graphics & Sound Card
EdutainingKids Comments: This game features the SpongeBob
theme, fun graphics, and the ability to choose a starting
level. Free for 30 days.
Squarepants The Movie video game for the Playstation 2 is based on
the movie story and involves leading SpongeBob and Patrick on a
quest to find King Neptune's stolen crown. The duo needs to work
together to retrieve the crown and to save Mr. Krabs' life. Kids
can play as either hero, employing each character's particular
strengths and special maneuvers.
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SpongeBob for the Leapster!
If your young children don't
already own the Leapster Multimedia Learning System (a fantastic
handheld system for playing educational games), you might consider
it. An outstanding Spongebob learning game cartridge for the
Leapster is now available. Leapster Software: Spongebob Saves the
Day features five fun-filled and educational activities
designed for children at a Kindergarten and 1st Grade level of
learning. Children interact with the game using the arrow pad, a
special attached pen, and their fingers! (The Leapster screen is
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reviews, or to buy: Leapster Software: SpongeBob SquarePants Saves the Day