When an environmental apocalypse looms, mankind pins its hopes on Space Hippo in this whimsical 60-minute comedy from Winnipeg writer and shadow-puppetmaster Daniel Wishes and partner Seri Yanai.
Accompanied by composer/musician Elliott Loran’s outstanding opening song and soundtrack, the duo take us on an incredible journey as Space Hippo rockets off on a mission to avert global cataclysm. Along the way, she encounters warring aliens, profound love and unexpected humanity from a robot and a bluesy Lizard Man.
Smart, poignant satire with a great big soul, it’s an enchanting cautionary tale.
— Pat St. Germain
From the Fringe program:
The scientists weren't lying. Earth is really dying.
A Hippo in space?! A solution to erase, what we have done.
Together, we will stop the sun. Space Hippo, you're the only one.
That can sail across the universe. Help us save the planet Earth.
Hilarious and epic science fiction experienced through live animation, with an original score by Elliott Loran (Snack Music).
2015 Award Winners - Best Puppetry Show by A New Company in Japan - Aichi Puppetry Centre
From the creators of Oni (5 STARS, Edmonton Sun)
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Mature
Warnings: Violent Content
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 – 1:00 PM
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 – 6:30 PM
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Sat, Jul 23, 2016 – 2:45 PM
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Updated on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 4:53 PM CDT: adds review