The SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE made a very smooth transition from small to large screen, thanks to director/creator Stephen Hillenburg opening up the series just enough to make it work as a funny and engaging feature. Now you can judge how it will work in reverse on DVD this week (Paramount Home Ent., $19.95). SpongeBob (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Patrick (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) have their hands full leaving Bikini Bottom in search of King Neptunes stolen crown to save Mr. Krabs and foil Plankton. Despite the celebrity voice over presence of Alec Baldwin, James Earl Jones, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Tambor and Clancy Brown, David Hasselhoff steals the show in his live-action BAYWATCH parody.
DVD features include:* "The Absorbing Tale behind THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE"* The SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE animatic featuring the writers and creator Hillenburg* "Saving the Surf" Featurette* "Case of the SpongeBob" undersea featurette with guest star Jean-Michel Cousteau* Submarine Teaser Trailer* THQ Game Demo