The Hippo Song

2012 Animation

What would you do if you saw two hippos?

Song by Shannon O’Neill
Animation by Shannon O’Neill
Boy: Tifany Lee
Girl: Erin Thompson

Animated with ToonBoom Animate 2
Compositing in Adobe After Effects
Recorded in Logic Pro

Based on a song written in 2008 in conjunction with a production in Carrboro, NC, this song uses community-based songwriting techniques. Because the lyrics are inherently fun an whimsical, I thought it would be a blast to create an animation for the song. Here are animations for selected verses. (Lyrics compiled by and music written by Shannon O'Neill)

Thanks to Tifany Lee and Erin McGuire-Thompson for lending their voices to the project!