Turtle Taido: The Story of the Elephant

Director's Cut



Best Children Short, Independent Shorts Awards Finalist, Kosice International Film Festival Winner: Best Message, Top Indie Film Awards, 2020

In this 8-minute film, Turtle Taido takes a cable car to Obudu Ranch, visits a drill monkey sanctuary, tours a National Park and meets the African elephant, who tells Taido and his friend Bello a story. Then Taido and Bello go to the kingdom of Zaria, and see the great warrior Queen Amina's ghost.

Turtle Taido is a cute, bubbly turtle who is on an adventure to all the cities in Nigeria, learning about the people, their culture, history and animals. He has a special power in his shell that he uses to help others.

Adventures of Turtle Taido, the award-winning Nigerian TV series for children, was created and written by Muyiwa Kayode, who also supervised the music, voice performances and character designs. All 36 episodes were storyboarded and animated at ARG! Cartoon Animation's U.S. studios under Artie Romero's direction. This director's cut was completed in April, 2020. If you like this story, tune in for the third season of Adventures of Turtle Taido, coming soon to television stations throughout Africa and the U.K.!

Watch more Turtle Taido episodes:

Leaders of Turtle Taido's magic team

Creator/Executive Producer
Muyiwa Kayode

Animation Producer
Artie Romero
ARG! Cartoon Animation LLC

Screenplay
Muyiwa Kayode

Directors
Don Mangan and Artie Romero (season 1)
Artie Romero (season 2)

Trailer Director
Artie Romero

Project Manager
Gretchen M. E. Piper

Starring the Voices of
Samuel Adeseko
Tobi Ajakaye
Ayomikun Akala
Chinasa Onwochei
Ojay Sam Ocheho
Francis Onwochei
Muyiwa Kayode
Ebis T. Ebiesuwa
Onuh Sam Ocheho
Adanma Kayode
Emeka Onwochei
Patience Bassey

Backgrounds
Vladislav Berezok
Egle Jankaskaite
John-Peter Meiring
Gretchen Piper
Artie Romero

Character Design
Omololu Kayode
Victor Dario
Mike Asukwo
Don Mangan
Gretchen Piper
John-Peter Meiring
Nicholas Cornell

Storyboard and Animatic
Don Mangan

Animators
Henry Andrews-Jones
Simmon Keith Barney
Vladislav Berezok
Gabriel Carroll-Dolci
Nicholas Cornell
Aiste Duseviciute
Rebekah Failla
Jeff Gingrich
Julie "Kitsulie" Hubbard
Egle Jankauskaite
Khorvash Khayati
Dusan Kosanin
Joshua Lake
Aniruddh Lashkari
Anna Latzer
Don Mangan
John Peter Miering
Ieva Miskinyte
Brittney Owens
Atinuke Kemi Oyebade
Victor Perry
Gretchen Piper
Robby Pratama
Dusan Radomirovic
Artie Romero
James Rossi
Carolina Villalobos
Prasad Warrier

2D Technicians
Brandon Barratt
Lauren Beene

Animation Services
Arvaan Technolab Pvt Ltd
Cartoon Solutions
Edatamine Services
Gewin Studios and Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Irec Global Services
MotionLab Animation Studio

ARG! Business Office
Tim Romero
Sarah Waite
Connie Romero

Video Editors
Gretchen Piper
Matt Rebel
Lauren Beene

Design Consultant
Kunle Ajose

Creative Consultant
Nenye Njoku

Administrative Assistant
Patience Bassey

Music
Eric Mann Chukwu

Audio Mixer
Jude Anyafulu

Post Production (Nigeria)
Digitrack Studios, Lagos

Post Production Editor
Yemi Adegbehingbe

With support from
The Federal Government of Nigeria's
Project Act-Nollywood Program

Endorsed by
Federal Ministry of Tourism
Culture and National Orientation

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