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This morning, we’re thrilled to announce the premiere of Miikshi on TVOKids.com! Miikshi, a puppet pilot from Canadian animator Jared Gutstadt, is a funny, intriguing and beautiful series that will never fully fit into an American television schedule, but we will be bringing the comic strip to our Canadian and US audiences.
In what feels like a sequel to The Simpsons, Miikshi is a cartoon about an old man whose wool farming career takes a dark turn when he has an alien sheep dog. Though the pilot takes place in a fictional rainforest in southern Ontario, Miikshi is actually set in a really cool vista of snowy, forested Canada.
In addition to being extremely funny, Miikshi is also extremely thoughtful. Although he wears silly medieval robes and carries a massive wooden staff, this isn’t your average Western weirdo. This protagonist is on a deeper level, filled with a huge range of emotions that range from pure joy and happy mania to tender tenderness.
Honestly, if you like The Simpsons, Miikshi will be right up your alley.
Miikshi debuts on TVOKids.com today.