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      Tim Hill

      Tim Hill

      Highest Rated: 68% The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

      Lowest Rated: 12% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

      Birthday: May 31, 1973

      Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

      As the nephew of Academy Award-winning director George Roy Hill, one could argue writer-director Tim Hill has filmmaking in his blood. He carved out his own distinctive niche in animation during the mid-1990s as a writer and editor on the surreal Nickelodeon show "Rocko's Modern Life." Around this time, Hill earned his first directing credits on sketch comedy program "Exit 57," the first show starring and created by Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and Amy Sedaris, who would reteam for the cult favorite "Strangers with Candy." He made his feature directorial debut with the 1999 family film "Muppets from Space," which garnered decent reviews but bombed in theaters. Luckily, that same year Hill began writing for a franchise that experienced unprecedented longevity and success: "SpongeBob SquarePants." Not only did he write more than 70 episodes of the Nickelodeon children's show over the course of ten-plus years, he also served as story editor for a handful of broadcasts between 2005 and 2007. In addition, he co-wrote the 2004 feature "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie," which was a huge box office hit. During the mid-to-late '00s, Hill's directorial career experienced a rebirth thanks to several highly-profitable films combining animation and live action: comic strip adaptation "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties," the high-pitched family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks," and Easter Bunny comedy "Hop."

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      MUPPETS FROM SPACE, producer Brian Henson (left), director Tim Hill (right of center), on set, 1999. ©Columbia Pictures GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, Director Tim Hill, on set, 2006, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      67% 49% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Director,
      Screenwriter
      $4.5M 2020
      28% 85% The War With Grandpa Director $21.3M 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run 3D Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2020
      27% 42% Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet Executive Producer - 2013
      24% 53% Hop Director $108.0M 2011
      29% 64% Alvin and the Chipmunks Director - 2007
      No Score Yet 59% Alvin and the Chipmunks Director - 2007
      12% 43% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Director $28.4M 2006
      68% 78% The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Screenwriter $85.4M 2004
      29% 38% Max Keeble's Big Move Director $17.3M 2001
      63% 58% Muppets From Space Director $16.3M 1999

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 71% SpongeBob SquarePants Writer 1999 2005-2006