Refreshingly anchored by a girl adventurer, and written by that animation industry rarity — a woman — Yoyotoki: Happy Ears! is an Amazon Studios pilot worth voting and fighting for.
“I wanted to make a character who is vulnerable, but not a saggy tear bag,” Yoyotoki creator Niki Yang told Cartoon Brew. “How many times have we stood in front of the mirror, wishing we were somebody else? Yoyotoki has, but she doesn’t let that overwhelm her. She would rather explore the world around her, and seek out who she really is.”
The world will learn more about the versatile Yang if Yoyotoki’s pilot wins the hearts and minds of viewers of Amazon Studios’ fall 2015 pilot season, and is greenlit for further development. After serving time as an artist for, among others, Fanboy and Chum Chum, Family Guy, Gravity Falls, and Clarence, as well as writing and voicing episodes of the similarly surreal Adventure Time, Yang is ready for the spotlight. For that focus, she has chosen a heroic young fox and her two companions, a fantastically elastic gummy bear named Steak and a sloppy pig named Hotwings, to lead Yoyotoki’s magical adventures into Internet television.