Tim Hill (director)

Tim Hill
Born Timothy Hill
(1973-05-31) May 31, 1973
United States
Occupation Animator, film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1993–present
Notable work Muppets from Space
Max Keeble's Big Move
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Hop
SpongeBob SquarePants
Spouse(s) Veronica Alicino (m. 1997–present)
Relatives George Roy Hill (uncle)

Timothy Hill (born May 31, 1973) is an American film director and screenwriter.

Career

Hill began his career in the 1990s as a television writer, director and storyboard artist for Rocko's Modern Life, Exit 57, KaBlam!, SpongeBob SquarePants and Kenny the Shark. He also created the KaBlam! skit Action League Now!!

Hill directed the live-action family films Muppets from Space, Max Keeble's Big Move, and the live-action/animated films Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Hop.

Hill also co-wrote the script of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

Hill is also set to return to co-write along with Paul Tibbitt, who will remain on as producer and writer, and will also direct The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge.

Personal life

Hill has been married to actress Veronica Alicino, whom he frequently casts in minor roles in his films, since June 24, 1997. He is the nephew of director George Roy Hill.[1]

Filmography

Film

YearFilmDirectorWriterNotes
1999Muppets from SpaceYes
2001Max Keeble's Big MoveYesAlso songwriter: "MacGoogle theme song"
2004The SpongeBob SquarePants MovieYesAlso storyboard artist and story editor
2006Garfield: A Tail of Two KittiesYes
2007Alvin and the ChipmunksYes
2011HopYes
2014Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever[2] YesYes
2018The War with Grandpa[3]Yes
2020The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful SpongeYesYes

Television

Year Title Notes
1994–96Rocko's Modern Lifewriter, story editor
1994-97Bobby's Worldanimation teleplay
1995-96Exit 57director
1999; 2005-06; 2007SpongeBob SquarePantsdeveloper, story editor, writer
2003-06Kenny the Sharkdeveloper, writer
2004Whoopi's Littleburgdirector[4]
2017Michael Jackson's Halloweenwriter

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilmResult[5]
1995CableACE AwardBest Comedy Series
Shared with Cindy Caponera, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, John C. Fisher, Joe Forristal, Nancy Geller, Jodi Lennon, Mitch Rouse & Amy Sedaris
Exit 57Nominated
2006Annie AwardBest Writing in an Animated Television Production
Shared with Mike Bell, C.H. Greenblatt & Paul Tibbitt
SpongeBob SquarePantsWon

References

  1. "Tim Hill biography and filmography"Tribute.ca. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  2. Sepinwall, Alan (November 27, 2014). "Review: 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever' With Aubrey Plaza As Grumpy Cat". HitFix. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
  3. McNary, Dave (July 12, 2016). "Robert De Niro's 'War with Grandpa' Set for April Release". Variety. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  4. Anima Mundi catalogo: Festival internacional de animação. Anima Mundi. 2002. p. 398.
  5. "Tim Hill (III) - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved August 23, 2013.


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