On a stormy night, Ralf the cat is in a hurry. He spots a Red Umbrella and takes it. Unbeknownst to him, the Umbrella is actually haunted by a mischievous spirit, so it plays all sorts of tricks on poor Ralf and gets him electrocuted by lightning. He then returns as Ralf the ghost. Kiku the cactus also wants the Umbrella for herself, but their argument is interrupted by a Scarecrow Musketeer who wants to fence as it mistakes the Umbrella for a sword. The Umbrella gets damaged in the fight, leaving a battered red cloth in Ralf's hands, so our duo gets chased by a Bull. The havoc leaves the farm in ruins.
Since the characters' design is visually simplistic, and their faces are limited to eyes and mouths, we based their facial expressions on emojis – something that children understand really well. I personally find this modern style of communication fascinating – like a return to the pictographic language – and on top of everything, emojis can perfectly convey a character's emotional state that is very clear even at a glance.
To sum up, with Ralf & Kiku, we would like to create a fun and entertaining animated content that celebrates the weird and inspires awe and excitement in its young viewers.