American cartoonist and animator Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was born on August 21, 1961, in Lawton, Oklahoma and died on November 26, 2018.
He was an American sea life biologist, illustrator, visual artist and voice performing artist.
Hillenburg made of the Nickelodeon energized TV arrangement SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– ), which he additionally coordinated, created, and composed.
Hillenburg was brought up in Anaheim, California, he ended up intrigued with the sea as a tyke and built up an enthusiasm for workmanship.
Hillenburg began his expert vocation in 1984, teaching sea life science, at the Orange County Marine Institute, where he composed The Intertidal Zone, an instructive comic book about tide-pool creatures, which he used to teach his understudies.
In 1989, two years subsequent to leaving educating, he enlisted at the California Institute of the Arts to seek after a profession in liveliness.
Hillenburg was later offered a vocation on the Nickelodeon energized TV arrangement Rocko’s Modern Life (1993– 1996) after his prosperity with short movies The Green Beret and Wormholes (both 1992), which he made while contemplating activity.
During 1994, he started building up The Intertidal Zone characters and ideas for what progressed toward becoming SpongeBob SquarePants.
The show debuted in 1999 and has broadcast from that point forward.
Hillenburg additionally coordinated The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), which he initially planned to be the arrangement finale.
Be that as it may, Nickelodeon needed to create more scenes, so Hillenburg surrendered as the showrunner.
Hillenburg returned to making short movies, with Hollywood Blvd., USA (2013).
In 2015, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was discharged; the spin-off of the 2004 film, it denoted Hillenburg’s arrival to the establishment, after he co-composed the story and went about as an official maker on the undertaking.
Other than his two Emmy Awards and six Annie Awards for SpongeBob SquarePants, Hillenburg likewise gotten other acknowledgment, for example, a honor from Heal the Bay for his endeavors on hoisting marine life mindfulness, and the Television Animation Award from the National Cartoonists Society.
Notwithstanding this, he was engaged with open discussions, including one that focused on hypothesis over the SpongeBob character’s planned sexual introduction, and a claim that was documented against him.
He was determined to have amyotrophic parallel sclerosis (ALS) in 2017, however expressed he would keep on dealing with his show to the extent that this would be possible.
He died at 57 years old 18 months after his analysis.