Tim Hill (director)

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

Tim Hill
Timothy Hill

(1973-05-31) May 31, 1973 (age 47)
OccupationAnimator, film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active1993–present
Notable work
Muppets from Space
Max Keeble's Big Move
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Alvin and the Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Veronica Alicino
(m. 1997)
RelativesGeorge Roy Hill (uncle)


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 returned to co-write along with Paul Tibbitt, who remained on as producer and writer, and also directed The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

Personal lifeEdit

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]



Year Film Director Writer Notes
1997 Action League Now!!: Rock-A-Big-Baby Yes Yes short
1999 Muppets from Space Yes No Directorial debut
2001 Max Keeble's Big Move Yes No Also songwriter: "MacGoogle theme song"
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie No Yes Also storyboard artist and story editor
2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Yes No
2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks Yes No
2011 Hop Yes No
2014 Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever[2] Yes Yes
2020 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run Yes Yes Voice of "Documentary Narrator"
2020 The War with Grandpa[3] Yes No


Year Title Notes
1991 Make the Grade writer
1991-93 Welcome Freshmen writer, executive producer, director
1994–96 Rocko's Modern Life writer, story editor
1994-97 Bobby's World animation teleplay
1995-96 Exit 57 director
1996-2000 KaBlam! Writer, Director, Producer
1999; 2005-06; 2007 SpongeBob SquarePants developer, story editor, writer
2000 The War Next Door writer
2001 Action League Now! Writer, director, producer
2001-02 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd writer, supervising producer
2003-06 Kenny the Shark developer, writer
2004 Whoopi's Littleburg director[4]
2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween writer

Awards and nominationsEdit

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


  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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