The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie floats onto DVD courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment. The movie is coming to DVD in two separate editions, one full-frame and the other widescreen. For the purposes of this review, only the widescreen version was viewed. The film has been letterboxed at 1.78:1 and the transfer is enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs. Im not sure if this transfer was taken from a digital or film source, but it looks fantastic. The image is incredibly sharp and clear, showing no grain or defects from the source material. There are no overt signs of edge enhancements and the animation is very smooth, showing no stuttering. Artifacting is kept to a bare minimum. The colors look fantastic and the image has a nice depth. The DVD carries a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track which provides clear dialogue and sound effects. Also, the few songs in the film sound fine. There is a nice use of surround sound from this track, but like many kids movies, the subwoofer action is limited and the bass is often muted.
The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie DVD contains few extras, none of which are spectacular. We start with The Absorbing Tale Behind The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (18 minutes). This making-of featurette contains comments from director/creator Stephen Hillenburg as well as the cast, as they describe the story of the film and the characters. The best part is the examination of the huge Hasselhoff dummy which was used in the film. This thing TOTALLY FREAKED ME OUT! Case of the Sponge Bob (15 minutes) is an educational extra in which Hillenburg and Jean-Michel Cousteau offer footage of the real aquatic counterparts to our animated friends. Saving the Surf is a 4-minute segment in which members of the Surfrider Foundation talk about the importance of the ocean. The extras are rounded out by 20 minutes of Animatics and the Teaser Trailer for The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (the submarine one) which is letterboxed at 1.85:1.
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