Written by By Stephanie Pappas, CNN
“Miikshi, a sheep scientist in the mountains of Mongolia, needs his companions and friends to help him in his quest for knowledge.”
This is the voice of poor Jiya, the sheep protagonist of this Japanese-Canadian YouTube series, who has rounded up a group of animals of many different breeds to join him in a series of adventures. Set to an English-language soundtrack, “Miikshi,” produced by Toronto couple Konishi and Sadoto Shibata, first appeared on the OOOKids.com YouTube channel in November 2015.
Over the years, episodes have been released every Sunday, getting roughly 100,000 views each. But the short film turned into an actual series in June. OOOKids.com announced the show’s return earlier this week, calling it “an imaginary TV series of some of the world’s most beloved pop culture characters, all brought to life by 15 moose,” in a promotional video.
While the press release didn’t clarify who the moose and or cattle were meant to represent, it’s safe to assume there will be some cameo appearances — besides, the promotional video had something that sounded like a cow.