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