JoJo's Circus is a Canadian-American interactive stop-motion musical comedy series for preschool children. The series was created by the combined efforts of Jim Jinkins, David Campbell, Mildred Feltzenbaum, Lisa Jinkins and Eric Weiner and produced by Cuppa Coffee Studiosand Cartoon Pizza. The series is written by Douglas Wood, the creative executive for Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs and features songs with music by Jeffrey Zahn and Jim Latham and lyrics done by Judy Rothman.
It first aired on the Disney Channel as part of the Playhouse Disney lineup from September 28, 2003, to February 14, 2007. JoJo's Circus marks the first stop-motion series done by Jinkins himself.
The show aired in reruns on Disney Junior from 2012 to 2014.
The series is set in Circus Town, a self-sufficient city whose cultural center is the "Big Top" tent. The story focuses on hostess JoJo Tickle, a young female clown, and Goliath, JoJo's pet lion. She and Goliath study at the Little Big Top Circus School, where all young soon-to-be circus performers learn under their teacher Mrs. Kersplatski. Along with her friends, JoJo explores and learns while dealing with challenging situations.
- Madeleine Martin as Johanna Claire "JoJo" Tickle
- Shannon Perreault as Miyoshi "Peaches" Tickle
- Noah Weisberg as Mr. Tickle
- Robert Norman Smith as Goliath the Lion
- Diana Peressini as Croaky Ann Frogini
- Tajja Isen as Trina Rose Tightrope
- Jayne Eastwood as Mrs. Karen Kersplatski