HiHi Puffy AmiYumi is a Japanese-American animated (anime-influenced) action-fantasy-comedy cartoon series created by Sam Register for Cartoon Network and produced by Renegade Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. It stars fictionalized versions of the Japanese pop-rock group Puffy AmiYumi. The show premiered on November 19, 2004, and ended its run on June 27, 2006, with a total of three seasons and thirty-four episodes, leaving five episodes unaired in America.
History with the Macy's Parade
In 2005, magic-making artists at the Macy's Parade Studio, alongside Cartoon Network, debuted the Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi float. It is modeled after the cartoon duo's decked-out, mystical tour bus. A life-sized puppet of well-intentioned but stingy, band manager Kaz, piloted the musical bus and large bobble-head editions of the duo's favorite felines, Jeng Kan and Tekirai, are also on board. Figures of Ami and Yumi popped out of the roof of the bus. This float was only seen in 2005 and is unlikely to ever return. The figure of Kaz still survives as of 2018.
Below, you will find a list of every guest star(s) that has performed/appeared on the float, alongside the respective songs which they sang during the NBC Telecast.
- 2005 - HiHi Puffy AmiYumi; sang "Friends Forever"