Once upon a time, there was a pink, passionate, polite hippopotamus named Taffy...
Taffy lived in an orange lake surrounded by blue and yellow trees, green roses and purple grass. One morning, Taffy happened upon two sad flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Emerald Green Rose. Upon learning that some of the trees had stated that roses should be the color red, Taffy helped the roses understand that the color of their petals should not affect their true inner beauty. She then helped settle a dispute between Miss Dirt and Mr. Grass about his purple color. Finally, in the midst of a thunderstorm, she learned of Mr. Rain's anger caused by discord in the lives of characters around the lake. Taffy helped Mr. Rain calm his storm into gentle sprinkles. With harmony in her heart, Taffy was tickled pink, all the way home.
ARG! produced this heartfelt animated story for writer and executive producer Tara Miller. Over a year in the making, "Taffy the Pink Hippotamus" is a first for the ARG! studio, because it combines traditional 2D character animation with Blender 3D backgrounds and live action effects. It was completed November 11, 2021 at ARG! Cartoon Animation studio. It premiered at Wondercon Anaheim on April 2, 2022, sponsored by Dan Bennett and Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival.
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Executive producer, writer
Producer and director
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