Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stephen Hillenburg To Return To Work On "SpongeBob SquarePants" In January 2015

The animation news website Cartoon Brew is reporting the exciting news in the following article that veteran "SpongeBob SquarePants" crew member Paul Tibbit, the director of Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures' highly anticipated "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" movie, has announced in a Tweet on his official Twitter profile page, @PaulTibbitt, that "SpongeBob SquarePants" creator Stephen Hillenburg will be returning to work on Nickelodeon's beloved animated series (Nicktoon) "SpongeBob SquarePants" in January 2015 after a multi-year absence from the show!:
'SpongeBob' Creator Stephen Hillenburg Returning to His Show

Paul Tibbit, a veteran of SpongeBob SquarePants not to mention director of the highly anticipated Sponge Out of Water feature, made an intriguing announcement on his Twitter account a few days ago:
Ok everybody. One last time. Steve Hillenburg is coming back to the show in January, Your collective dreams are coming true.
So what does Hillenburg's return mean and how will it change the show? That remains to be seen. But as far as I know, Hillenburg hasn't had hands-on involvement in the series for many years, leaving the task to his experienced and capable crew who run the show like clockwork. However, he didn't completely wash his hands clean of the characters and has quietly been involved with SpongeBob Comics, which have been published since 2011 by Bongo Comics.

Fifteen years after its debut, SpongeBob remains Nickelodeon's top ratings-earner, and it's safe to say that it won't be leaving the air anytime soon. At this point in the show's history, Hillenburg's return to a creative position can certainly be viewed as a positive development.

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