Grandfather Frog's Animated Adventure Series
Grandfather Frog is the wise old man of the gang. He knows everyone, he knew their parents too, and he remembers how everything used to be. Grandfather Frog has lived in the Smiling Pool since he was a tadpole. As a frog, he's very sensitive to any changes in his water home. Always dressed to impress, he doles out wisdom and corny fables to the tadpoles and fishes, to teach us how to conserve and preserve our waterways. He travels the rivers and lakes, and defends them against invaders. He is also in communication with Captain Nemo and the New Atlanteans as their leading expert on water, pollution and waste. He helps his fellow Animazia heroes on their missions... and sometimes he has a mission himself!
Grandfather Frog 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