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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Surprises, mild scares in festive stop-motion special.

Movie NR 2017 23 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 4+

A good Halloween choice

A really well done stop motion Halloween special. Adults can appreciate it too for its fun and clever writing . Has welcome callbacks to Spongebob Sponge out of water near the end (not spoiling what) which are rare for this series. I highly recommend it
age 2+

kids loved it!

rafe and leo loved this masterpiece! Georgia was fine with it they like it waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much and is asking for a dvd version MUST HAVE

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Stop-motion animation boosts the appeal of this Halloween special that's filled with the kind of absurd humor that launched SpongeBob to fame. Perpetual optimist SpongeBob always sees the best in every situation, which allows him to overlook the shortcomings of his friends and neighbors. That's all well and good, but just like in the TV series, it's also hardly realistic, leaving impressionable kids with a skewed impression of how similarly snarky or rude behavior would be received in the real world.

As for Halloween spirit, The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom has plenty of that to go around. The story has fun setting traditions like haunted houses, gross-out games, and trick-or-treaters into SpongeBob's underwater world, and all of fans' favorite characters play a role in the tale. There are some mild scares and surprises, but nothing the grade-school set will mind, and there are even some subtle examples of the value of facing your fears.

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