Taffy the Pink Hippopotamus



Winner, Best Family/Children Film, Druk International Film FestivalRoyal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards, Outstanding Achievement Award: Family/Children FilmNew York Animation Film Awards, Semi-finalist: Best Animation US Short FilmWinner: Best Family/Children Film, World Film Carnival Singapore 2021Winner - Best Family Film, Dreamz Catcher International Film FestivalAirflix Film Festival, Award Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Winner: Critics' Choice Award, Family/Children Films, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2021Winner: Best Animated Short, Top Indie Film Awards, TokyoWinner: Best Animated Film, Black Swan International Film Festival 2022Winner: Best Family/Children Film, Virgin Spring Cinefest 2021Winner: Family/Children Films, Tagore International Film Festival 2022Honorable Mention Award, Best Fantasy Film, Paris Film AwardsNominated Best Animation Short and Best Children Short, Indie Short FestSemi-finalist, Family Friendly Film, Florida ShortsSemi-finalist, Arthouse Festival of Beverly HillsOfficial Selection, Accolade Global Film Competition, 2022Official Selection, Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, 2022Official Selection, Kids First! Film Festival, 2021

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, this short film is a first for our 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.

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Download trailer #1 - 3.6 MB

Download trailer #2 - 9.8 MB

Download trailer #3 - 7.6 MBOfficial Selection, Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, 2022 + Scheduled to be screened at Wondercon 2022

Download trailer #4 - 4.2 MB

Download PDF press kit - 2.8 MB

CREDITS

Executive producer, writer
Tara Miller

Producer and director
Artie Romero

Assistant director
Gretchen M. Piper

Storyboard
Laura Fouse

Voices
Jenna Caine as Taffy
Lydia Davidson as Mrs. Emerald Green Rose
Cat Protano as Miss Maroon Dirt
Norman Govier as Mr. Ruby Red Rain
Greg Melton, narrator Taffy the Pink Hippopotamus poster

Animation
Laura Fouse
Henry Hamilton
Sara Lyons
Chelsea Norman
Atinuke Kemi Oyebade
Gretchen M. Piper
Matthew A. Rebel

Post production
Artie Romero

Character designs
Laura Fouse
Gretchen M. Piper
Chelsea Norman

Backgrounds
Joel Jaim

Music
"Bittersweet"
Kevin MacLeod
Creative Commons 3.0 License
www.incompetech.com

Sound Effects
Joe Deshon
Suso Ramallo click for a newspaper article about Taffy
R. Silveira
FreeSound.org

Videographers
Aaron Burden
James Cheney
Alexander Lutkov
Felix Mittermeier
Mikhail Nile
Roman Odintsov
Miguel A. Padrinan
Alexandr Podvalny
Cesar A Ramirez V Traphitho
Berkalp Turper
Al D'vilas

Illustrator
Matthew A. Rebel

Trailers
Laura Scarborough, voice-over
Artie Romero, editor

Blender 3D rendering
Indian Capital Technology Center
Stilwell, Oklahoma

Assistant 3D modeler
Ronald Comilang
 
 

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