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Mr. Happy

MR HAPPY is an award winng original black comic parable written, produced and directed by Michael Patrick O’Hara. Original character designs by Aidan Cooper O’Hara. Background designs and character animation directed by Luke Gustafson. Voiced by Pete Cugno
& Mary Margaret O’Hara. Service Produced by Smiley Guy Studios “ What drew me to create Mr Happy is the obsession with ‘fear based news’ that the media seems to push at the masses over and over. Mr Happy, the crazed doomsayer with bug-eyed passion shares his
similar obsession that ‘The End Is Near’ , with every uninterested pedestrian that he meets in the street. As Franklin D. Roosevelt so aptly put it: “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” Mr Happy is just that, and takes a black comic angle on how fear
is shoved in our face continually and what happens to those who obsess on it. Ultimately, Mr Happy gets us laughing at fear, often the best way to defuse and help us deal with any problem in life." – Michael P O’Hara AWARDS & NOMINATIONS: MR HAPPY was awarded
a Professional Jury Award for Best Animation in the 2009 Babelgum Online Film Festival. It was nominated as an Official Short Film Selection at Frances Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2006; placed 2nd in the New Media Online Competition at Croatia's
Zagreb Animafest 2006; was nominated at Vancouver's Vidfest 2006; screened at the 2006 Just For Laughs Bravo!FACT special invitation screening in Montreal & screened at Rendezvous With Madness 2006 . It also has aired on Bravo!FACT presents on BRAVO TV : July
2006 and in 2007. CREDITS: Writer/Director : Michael P O’Hara; Executive Producer: Jonas Diamond ( Smiley Guy Studios) Producer: Michael P. O’Hara ( Waking Dream Productions); Director of Animation: Luke Gustafson; Character Designs: Aidan C. O’Hara; Storyboard:
Ron Wilson; Voiced by Pete Cugno, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Paul O’Brien; Animation Team: Eric Zermeno, Joel Chahal, Ruggiero Abbruzzese, David Cadiz, Violeta Garfunkel, Matt Cassan ; Sound Engineer: Paul O’Brien; Editor: David Blomme ; Line Producer: Christina
Sang- St. Catherine. Produced in association with Bravo!FACT - a division of CHUM Ltd. 2005. Copyright: Waking Dream Productions- 2005
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