United Plankton Pictures

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United Plankton Pictures, Inc.
Industry Entertainment
Founded April 1, 1998; 20 years ago (1998-04-01)[1]
Founder Stephen Hillenburg
Headquarters Burbank, California, U.S.
Key people
Stephen Hillenburg
Products SpongeBob SquarePants

United Plankton Pictures, Inc. is an American film and television production company that was formed in 1998 by Stephen Hillenburg.[1] It is associated with Hillenburg's animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–present) in association with Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Rough Draft Studios, and other related media (such as the SpongeBob Comics) (2011–). The company's headquarters is located in Burbank, California. The company's logo features a group of plankton.




Title Release date Director(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Co-production companies
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie November 19, 2004 Stephen Hillenburg Derek Drymon, Tim Hill, Stephen Hillenburg, Kent Osborne, Aaron Springer, Paul Tibbitt Stephen Hillenburg, Julia Pistor Nickelodeon Movies[2]
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water February 6, 2015 Paul Tibbitt Story: Stephen Hillenburg, Paul Tibbitt; Screenplay: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger Paul Tibbitt, Mary Parent Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies[3]
The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge[4] July 22, 2020 Tim Hill Story: Paul Tibbitt, Kyle McCulloch; Screenplay: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger Paul Tibbitt Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies

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  1. ^ a b "Business Search".
  2. ^ McCarthy, Todd (November 13, 2004). "Review: 'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie'". Variety. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Barker, Andrew (January 31, 2015). "Film Review: 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water'". Variety. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (December 19, 2017). "'The SpongeBob Movie' Release Pushed Back to 2020". Variety. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Hollywood Blvd, USA". Holland International Film Festival. Archived from the original on January 1, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  6. ^ Staff writer(s); no by-line. (January 25, 2011). "'SpongeBob SquarePants' Comic Debuts in February". Comic Book Resources (Press release). Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  7. ^ Boom, Richard (January 25, 2011). "SpongeBob Comics #1 debuts from United Plankton Pictures". Broken Frontier. Archived from the original on January 28, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2013.

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