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Denis Thomopoulos
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Hippo Works
Denis Thomopoulos is the cartoonist and founder of Hippo Works, an eco animation studio in Venice, CA.

Hippo Works got its start when Denis drew a best-selling t-shirt with Simon the Hippo at Georgetown University. He later syndicated Simon and other jungle characters in "It's A Jungle Out There!" -- a comic strip and weekly cartoonlet -- to AOL KIds, National Geographic Kids, Paramount, Clear Channel, Care2.com, among others. Denis's jungle characters also appear on organic clothing at Whole Foods in Southern California.

Most recently, Hippo Works launched a half-hour cartoon musical called "The Power of Poop (and other ways to save the world!)". Denis also painted a large egg for Faberge's Big Egg Hunt, an April '14 event in New York that benefitted The Elephant Family charity which protects Asian elephants' migratory corridors.
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The Power of Poop: using humor to inspire kids about climate change

I've been a cartoonist since the day I picked up my first crayon. I was a kindergartener at Unqua Elementary in Massapequa, NY. I drew a rabbit that looked more like a jellyfish and insisted it was Bugs Bunny. There was no turning back.
Approximately a million and one drawings later, when I was a junior at Georgetown University, I drew a red hippo, named him Simon and put him on a college t-shirt. I sold a lot of shirts. As he evolved, Simon developed a sunny,…

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:45pm

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At 11:04am on January 25, 2011, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Denis! Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us. Thank you for sharing your important work about climate change. Keep posting and letting us know what you're up to. Blog and join discussions. There are lots of people sharing ideas and projects. I hope you're able to make some connections. Cheers!

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