Hi Hi 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.
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. Inflatable walk-around characters 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.