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Jerry Muskrat's Animated Adventure Series

Jerry Muskrat is a dude who likes to dive into adventures and paddle his reed raft wherever he can. He has an easy laugh and mellow attitude... just DON'T ever call him a rat! When he's at home, Jerry relaxes in his house in the river bank and likes to punk his friends Paddy The Beaver and Chatterer the red squirrel.
 
Join Jerry as he paddles his way through adventures in the cities of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway in his series "The Greatest Lakes!"  The Great Lakes hold over half of the world's fresh water, and are the heart of the United States and Canada's population and industry. Jerry is going to meet the people, animals, and history that made it happen. He is also on a mission: he will try to gather all the missing pieces and gears of Captain Nemo's time machine, while watching out for King Karp and The Invaders.
 
Jerry Muskrat episodes, stories and educational outreach are created by Kidoons in partnership with museums, national historic sites, and organizations.


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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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