The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Run Time: 87 minutes
Directed by: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne
Overall, this film does not largely challenge different aspects of cultural identities but does an excellent job of expanding the rigid definition of traditional masculinity.
After King Neptune’s prized crown is stolen, SpongeBob and Patrick must embark on a dangerous adventure to acquire the crown and save Bikini Bottom.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Run Time: 93 minutes
Director: Paul Tibbitt
Overall, this film does not engage too deeply with cultural issues of identity. However, the film does offer positive messages regarding teamwork and friendship and broadens the conceptions of masculinity and femininity.
A pirate steals the coveted Krabby Patty recipe, and an unlikely pair, SpongeBob and Plankton, must team-up in order to find the recipe and restore order in Bikini Bottom.