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Savanna. Age: 27.
In , two years after leaving teaching, Hillenburg enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts to pursue a career in animation.
Lexie. Age: 32.
Hillenburg made his first animated works, short films The Green Beret and Wormholes both  , while at CalArts. Tibbitt also wrote the story with Hillenburg,   who "[had] been in the studio everyday working with [the crew]. Archived from the original on November 20,