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'''Hippo Tub Co.''' was a CGI animated series which aired on CBC from 2001 until approximately 2003. It was loosely based on the novelty children's song "Hey Daddy" by Anne Murray.
 
'''Hippo Tub Co.''' was a CGI animated series which aired on CBC from 2001 until approximately 2003. It was loosely based on the novelty children's song "Hey Daddy" by Anne Murray.
  
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The show centers around the underground city of Drain World, where everything that has ever been lost down a drain ends up. There Horton the hippo (Keith Knight), his partner Norton the boot-wearing bird (Neil Crone), and the various other citizens of Drain World operate a sort of lost-and-found where they attempt to find the owners of any lost items and return them.
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The show centers around the underground city of Drain World, where everything that has ever been lost down a drain ends up. There, Harley the hippo (Keith Knight), his partner Norton the boot-wearing bird (Neil Crone), and the various other citizens of Drain World operate a "lost-and-found" where they attempt to find the owners of any lost items and return them.
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
Although there allegedly was one or more VHS releases, the tape or tapes of said releases are either extremely rare or simply never existed. Aside from this, there has been no known official release of the show in any format.
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Although there were allegedly VHS releases of the show, none of them have surfaced. However, a DVD of episodes 1-6 from the French dub is in stock.<ref>[http://www.cdiscount.com/dvd/dvd-mangas-animation/dvd-hippo-tub-6-episodes/f-10414-auc3760113388644.html The French DVD of ''Hippo Tub Co.''] Retrieved 12 Feb '17 </ref>
  
There do, however, exist a handful of short clips on YouTube containing various segments from the show. However, no full episodes are known to have been uploaded.
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Although the exact number isn't too clear, according to many sources, there were 26 segments produced, meaning 13 24-minute episodes. So far, only 4 of the 13 have been found in English. The current distributor of the series is Octapixx Worldwide, who has the series on their website. <ref>[http://octapixx.com/?portfolio=hippo-tub-co Octapixx's listing of the series] Retrieved 5 Feb '21</ref> There are 'screenings' available for the series but no one has attempted contact with them yet.
 
 
Additionally, according to one or two distribution sites, French and German dubs of the show may exist. This cannot be confirmed.
 
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFhvxN1gWLg|240x180|left|Several clips uploaded by the series composer.|frame}}
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==Resources==
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  |description1 =Several clips uploaded by the series composer.
[http://www.m4e.de/en/program-library/detail/hippo-tub-co/ Small amount of information from an English-language website for a German distributor]
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  |description2 =A demo reel containing some clips as well as some unfinished animation.
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  |service3    =youtube
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  |description3 =The credits for an unknown episode.
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  |service4    =youtube
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  |id4          =XkzRy9wvoKA
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  |description4 =A short clip uploaded by a staff member of the show.
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  |service1    =youtube
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  |description1 =One clip of the French dub.
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  |service2    =youtube
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  |description2 =Another clip of the French dub.
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  |service3    =youtube
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  |description3 =The episodes "Finders Keepers", "Singin' in the Drain", "Norton's Turn", and "Am I Blue?".
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  |service4    =youtube
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  |id4          =5OGoFCZ4t5M
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  |description4 =The full episode of "Color Correct; Norton Rules" (episode 1).
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  |service1    =youtube
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  |id1          =B54MOrlpsVQ
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  |description1 =The episode "Tooth Or Consequences; Where's Jr. Drip?" (episode 2).
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  |service2    =youtube
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  |id2          =1uUWq17Neww
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  |description2 =The opening theme song.
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}}
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.m4e.de/en/program-library/detail/hippo-tub-co/ A small amount of information from an English-language website for a German distributor.] Retrieved 12 Feb '17
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*[http://dessins-animes.com/das/1197/name/hippo_tub_co 30 miscellaneous screenshots from a French site.] Retrieved 12 Feb '17
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20011203130207/http://cbc4kids.ca/tv/shows/hippo.html An archive for the CBC4Kids webpage.] Retrieved 12 Feb '17
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*[http://loneguppy-showcase.blogspot.com/2010/12/hippo-tub-co.html The blog of someone who claimed to work on the show.] Retrieved 12 Feb '17
  
[http://dessins-animes.com/das/1197/name/hippo_tub_co A handful of screenshots without context]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
  
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[[Category:Lost animation]]
 
[[Category:Lost TV]]
 
[[Category:Lost TV]]
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[[Category:Partially found media]]

Latest revision as of 01:47, 6 February 2021

Hippo tub co.png

The title card for the show.

Status: Partially Found

Hippo Tub Co. was a CGI animated series which aired on CBC from 2001 until approximately 2003. It was loosely based on the novelty children's song "Hey Daddy" by Anne Murray.

Plot

The show centers around the underground city of Drain World, where everything that has ever been lost down a drain ends up. There, Harley the hippo (Keith Knight), his partner Norton the boot-wearing bird (Neil Crone), and the various other citizens of Drain World operate a "lost-and-found" where they attempt to find the owners of any lost items and return them.

Availability

Although there were allegedly VHS releases of the show, none of them have surfaced. However, a DVD of episodes 1-6 from the French dub is in stock.[1]

Although the exact number isn't too clear, according to many sources, there were 26 segments produced, meaning 13 24-minute episodes. So far, only 4 of the 13 have been found in English. The current distributor of the series is Octapixx Worldwide, who has the series on their website. [2] There are 'screenings' available for the series but no one has attempted contact with them yet.

Gallery

Several clips uploaded by the series composer.
A demo reel containing some clips as well as some unfinished animation.
The credits for an unknown episode.
A short clip uploaded by a staff member of the show.
One clip of the French dub.
Another clip of the French dub.
The episodes "Finders Keepers", "Singin' in the Drain", "Norton's Turn", and "Am I Blue?".
The full episode of "Color Correct; Norton Rules" (episode 1).
The episode "Tooth Or Consequences; Where's Jr. Drip?" (episode 2).
The opening theme song.

External Links

References

  1. The French DVD of Hippo Tub Co. Retrieved 12 Feb '17
  2. Octapixx's listing of the series Retrieved 5 Feb '21