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Billy Mink's Animated Adventure Series

Billy Mink is a snooty mink who always wears his own mink coat (don't worry, it's fake fur)! Billy is very English and a bit of a snob, and he's frenemies with the French-speaking Joe Otter. The two always find something to bicker about, but they can't stay mad for long.
 
Billy Mink is on a mission from the mysterious Captain Nemo in the animated series "Maritime Mink". From his lair aboard the Nautilus, Nemo sends Billy on a journey around the Maritimes and New England to gather the lost pieces of the legendary Wreath of Picea Rubens. When the red spruce wreath is reassembled it will harness ancient energy from the deepest oceans.... but all that's a little deep for our Billy! He prefers to visit amazing places, meet the crazy characters who inhabit the east coast, have some fine seafood dining, and be the star of his own story!
 
Billy Mink episodes, stories and educational outreach are created by Kidoons in partnership with museums, national historic sites, and organizations.


About Kidoons

Welcome to Kidoons, an interactive network of websites where families can have fun, while learning about all kinds of things. Whether you’re looking for some balanced information for school, or just digging around for neat stuff, Kidoons is the place to be. You can learn about history, ecology, economics, marketing, social studies, even Shakespeare! And what’s special about The Kidoons Network isn’t just that we use engaging stories to explore a theme, but that we tie all the themes together to give you the bigger story. And not just one side of the story either. Our partners are working with us to make the dialogue as broad as possible. And that’s what The Kidoons Network really comes down to: a conversation. With you. Because in order to face the challenges of tomorrow, we need to work together to think broadly, to feel deeply, to speak coherently and to act constructively. So come on in and join the conversation!
 


Creative Directors

Rick has a unique ability to crystallize elusive concepts into creative forms, and to share these visions in astounding, and innovative expressions. Entertainment Weekly has called Rick Miller “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”. He brings to the BOOM transmedia iniative deep collaborative experience, that ensures the highest quality and insightful direction.

Rick Miller is a Dora and Gemini award-winning writer/director/performer who has played in 5 languages on 5 continents. His new theatrical production BOOM is a Kidoons and WYRD Production and premiered in 2014.  His solo creations MacHomer, Bigger Than Jesus and HARDSELL have garnered critical and commercial acclaim worldwide and his co-creation production of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea with Craig Francis will premiere in Toronto in 2015. 

He hosted three seasons of ABC's Just for Laughs, and Entertainment Weekly called him “one of the 100 most creative people alive today”.  A collaborator with Robert Lepage and Ex Machina, Miller has co-created and starred in the plays La Géométrie des Miracles, Zulu Time (with Peter Gabriel), LIPSYNCH and the film Possible Worlds. He hosts a History TV series Canadian Made and is developing a Bigger Than Jesus film, a HARDSELL TV series and a new performance production, BOOM.  He is involved in several educational, environmental, and youth-empowerment initiatives.  

Winner of the Dora Award for Best Production of a Play, 2005

Winner of the Dora Award for Best Actor in a principal role, 2005

www.rickmiller.ca
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CRAIG FRANCIS: Co-creator/artistic director Craig Francis’ creations have been enjoyed by millions of children and educators worldwide. He has collaborated with Rick Miller on multimedia design and marketing for shows from MacHomer to BOOM, and designed campaigns for Performing Arts Centers and hundreds of shows from The Second City to Live Nation to TELUS to Cineplex Big Screen Events. The creator and artistic director of the Kidoons ecological multimedia series Animazia, Francis has also illustrated several books including Hire Power! and Complete Idiot’s Guides, and appeared in Just For Laughs, on CBC, CTV, and Global. His voice is heard in several animated series and games.
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