JoJo's Circus

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JoJo's Circus

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JoJo's Circus is a lively music-filled and movement focused series, produced in stop-motion animation, invites viewers to interact with JoJo, a curious 6-year-old clown, as she explores the colorful world under the Big Top and around Circus Town, the ultimate kid's playground. JoJo's Circus brings the value of learning about movement through age appropriate and imitatable games, songs, colorful circus characters and funny storylines. Young viewers are invited to use the body's large muscle groups to walk, run, dance, jump, climb and move with JoJo and all the characters in Circus Town, engaging fine and gross motor skills. At the end of each story, JoJo takes the spotlight and answers the question, "What did you learn today?" JoJo's Circus has come to an end. No new episodes are being produced and as of late 2008, the program has been removed from the schedule on Playhouse Disney in the United States entirely. For other markets, check listings. Episodes of the show have also been released on two DVDs: Take a Bow and Animal A-Go-Go. Additionally, the episode "A Circus Town Christmas" was released on the compilation DVD A Very Playhouse Disney Holiday. While no longer generally available at stores, you may be able to locate these DVDs via online merchants or your local library. Anything To Contribute To This Guide... Any submissions you have to the guide are welcome. Remember that under the TV.com system, general users can also edit existing information and it will be sent for moderation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding additions or changes that can't be handled by directly submitting, feel free to submit a PM to agent_0042. Characters: JoJo Tickle- In Kindergarten, and is very curious and kind. Her mom is Peaches and dad is Mr. Tickle. JoJo is the bold one, leader of the group who comes up with ideas of what to play, but always finds a way to help her friends when they're in trouble When she grows up she wants to be a famous clown. Her best friend is Skeebo and her pet lion is Goliath. Goliath- Goliath is JoJo's pet lion, but he's also part of the Tickle family and attends school just like JoJo. He's a talented performer who is also a great and loyal friend to JoJo. Viewers can watch and help as he playfully hides from JoJo at the beginning of each story. Mr. Tickle- Mr. Tickle is JoJo's Dad. He's a circus performer and each day blasts off to work out of a cannon. Although he is often busy with work, he always makes time for JoJo when she needs his help. Mrs. Peaches Tickle- Peaches is JoJo's Mom. She's a sweet and kind Mom who is delighted to see her little clown growing up and being such a pleasant person. Mrs. Kersplatski- She's the teacher for the clown that JoJo and her friends attend. She's intelligent, fair, and very good at what she does. She's also a lot of fun and knows how to laugh at herself. Recently, she was married to Mr. Muscles. Mr. Muscles- He's a strong man and a physical education instructor. He knows a lot of great exercises, which he teaches to those in Circus Town. He has a daughter named Maya and recently married Mrs. Kersplatski, but it's not known whether he was divorced or is a widower. Skeebo Seltzer- Skeebo is JoJo's best friend. They stick together through thick and thin while they go on their adventures exploring Circus Town. He is the companion of the group that stands by them and is with them through it all. Skeebo wants to grow up to be a funny clown, but all of his friends know that he already is! Trina Tightrope- Trina is one of JoJo's buddy in the gang. She is very graceful and more practical of the bunch, which sometimes causes her to come off as being a bit mean. Deep down, she's just one of the gang who loves to hang out with her friends. Trina comes from an established tightrope family and wants to be a ballerina / tightrope performer in the circus. Croaky Frogini- Croaky is a silly frog leaper who JoJo meets on her first day of school. They first hit it off when they realize that they both have different talents and agree to help each other learn different tricks. Croaky is easily scared, but dreams big and is on the safer side of the gang. When Croaky grows up she wants to be know as a great leaper and will probably be a flying frogini, just like her parents Felini and Federico Frogini. Dinky Elephant- Dinky is a soft-spoken elephant who's not always sure of himself, but is still a good friend. His shy personality causes him to sometimes exclude himself from the group, but his friends help him to see that he's just as talented as everyone else. Dinky doesn't appear on a regular basis and often seems to be absent in scenes involving JoJo's clown Tater Spudinski- Tater is a part of a family of sleepy potatoes. His sleepy potato nature sometimes seems to be the antithesis to the "get up and go" feel of the show, but sometimes he can't help but join in the fun. Tater doesn't appear on a regular basis and often seems to be absent in scenes involving JoJo's clown Bal Boa- Bal Boa is a snake who likes everything from hanging in trees to just hanging out with friends. Bal Boa doesn't appear on a regular basis and often seems to be absent in scenes involving JoJo's clown Maya- Maya is the daughter of Mr. Muscles and stepdaughter of Mrs. Kersplatski. She's fairly new to both Circus Town and JoJo's Not much is known about her yet, but she has red hair, can be shy at times, but loves to get up and go, just like JoJo. Soundtrack: On February 14, 2004 Disney released the JoJo's Circus Soundtrack. The CD has 26 songs from the show. The highest chart position the CD got was #16 on Top Kid Audio Chart. 1. JoJo's Circus Theme Song 2. Pop Up! 3. Rum Tum Tum 4. The Stretching Song 5. Walk Like an Elephant 6. Jump Swish Shimmy 7. Itchy Oochy Me 8. Snake Dance 9. Where is Dinky? 10. Uncle Flippy Had a Farm 11. Lean, Bob, Flap 12. Cotton Candy Sure is Sweet 13. Spotlight Moment Theme Song (Instrumental Only) 14. Cannonball JoJo 15. Take a Bow 16. The Balance Song 17. The Little Big Top Boogie Band 18. Pop the Balloons 19. Clownfoot 20. The Whatchamadoodle 21. Hoop Jump 22. Laugh and Clap 23. Messy Mess 24. Gettin' Spongy 25. The Shush Song 26. Tickle Goodnight A second soundtrack, titled More Songs from Under the Big Top! is now available. Disclaimer (Not written by Disney, or anyone associated with the program:) While JoJo's Circus may encourage your child to get up and go, the exercises demonstrated on the program are done for short durations only. Please consult your child's physician before beginning any more strenuous or regimented exercise routine.moreless
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Not bad, not bad at all.

    7.5
    Not that bad of a show. Funny and witty. JoJo is such a sweetie!
  • A non-creepy, child-friendly clown filled cartoon.

    8.5
    Jojo is a clown, but she's not creepy!



    Plot: Jojo, always goes around her circus to help her friends and do successful stuff. Good, since it teaches kids to be helpful and be successful.



    Characters: They move in the right place and has a nice soft attitude. I thought this show was going to be filled with annoying dialogues and voices, but I was wrong!



    Value: Being helpful, generous, nice, kindhearted, and successful kid, Jojo is one of them. I'd say yes.



    Art: Clay art, really nice. Since it's a little complicated to create a clay art.



    Overall: 8.5. The lion is somewhat a little unnecessary IMO, the lion should have been a cub instead, so that's why I gave it an 8.5 because of good education value.moreless
  • It's so cute!

    8.0
    I remember watching this show with my little brother when he was in preschool. By the time this show premiered, I grew out of Playhouse Disney, but this show was an exception.



    This show is from Jumbo Pictures/Cartoon Pizza, which created Doug (by far one of the greatest cartoons ever), Allegra's Window, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, PB&J Otter, Stanley, and lots of others. That's another reason why I like this show.



    The characters are very cute. There are no mean characters, everyone is friendly. Though yes, there are conflicts, which are solved with morals. Some of them are to play fair, share, and help others out. On an interesting note, Trina is somewhat of an expy to Beebe Bluff from Doug.



    The theme song is pretty catchy too. This show is MUCH better than the other crap they show now.moreless
  • Lame--the word says it all.

    0.6
    This show is lame, and pointless simultaneously. Okay, a young (girl) clown goes on adventures with circus animals. How lame is that?! Not only is it a waste of your time, you'll probably wish you read a book instead. To save yourself of the time consumption, don't watch it--you'll regret every moment of it.
  • Awesome! Jim Jinkins did it again.

    10
    Awesome! Jim Jinkins did it again. Since he first released Doug, he's certain that he has a potential in Animation. Today, he created a series that is incredibly awesome.



    For me as a Anime Fan, I really love this series. JoJo and Goliath would agree to. As for the story, it tells the story of JoJo, a 6 year old clown girl living in Circus Town along with her parents and her pet lion Goliath. She has a lot of friends, goes to the Circus School, which is run by her teacher Mrs. Kersplatski.



    A good series that the preschoolers love.moreless
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