Neil Lumbard of DVDTalk praised the video and audio quality of the special, but criticized the vidoe quality of the other episodes. "[They] appear to look barely, if even at all, better than standard definition DVD materials. The bitrates and encoding does no favors for the material and it's not really an impressive supplemental aspect as a result."
The Blu-ray release was originally planned for release in the United States in 2012, but it was initially cancelled in the United States and only released in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2012, and in Canada on November 6, 2012. The Blu-ray was eventually released in the USA on October 15, 2013.
This is the only SpongeBob Blu-ray to use the Paramount logo from 1990 and Nickelodeon "Maze" bumper ID. They appear when you press either "Play All" or "Ripped Pants" from the "Bonus Episodes" section.