JoJo’s Circus

Last Updated on: May 22nd, 2024

JoJo's Circus (Playhouse Disney Show) 

“JoJo’s Circus” is an animated children’s television series that aired on Playhouse Disney (later rebranded as Disney Junior) from 2003 to 2007. The show was created by Douglas Wood and portrayed as a combination of circus performance and educational programming for preschool-aged children.

The series centers around JoJo Tickle (voiced by Madeleine Martin), a young clown who lives in the colorful world of Circus Town. Each episode follows JoJo’s daily adventures as she navigates the ups and downs of circus life, learning valuable life lessons along the way.

In “JoJo’s Circus,” JoJo is surrounded by a diverse cast of circus characters, including her parents, Mr. Tickle (voiced by Rob Paulsen) and Mrs. Tickle (voiced by Julie Lemieux), and her friends, Skeebo (voiced by Cole Caplan) and Goliath the Lion (voiced by Tajja Isen). Other recurring characters include Croaky the Frog (voiced by Tajja Isen) and Bal Boa the Snake (voiced by William Colgate).

The show incorporates elements of storytelling, music, and interactive segments to engage young viewers and encourage participation in the circus-themed activities. Each episode features circus-related performances, such as juggling, acrobatics, and clown acts, that entertain and educate children about different circus skills.

Throughout the series, “JoJo’s Circus” emphasizes essential social and emotional lessons, such as cooperation, problem-solving, empathy, and perseverance. JoJo and her friends face various challenges, and they work together to find creative solutions, reflecting the importance of teamwork and friendship.

The show’s colorful animation, catchy songs, and positive messages made it a popular choice among preschool-aged children and their parents. “JoJo’s Circus” was celebrated for its ability to entertain and educate young viewers while promoting valuable life skills in a fun and engaging manner.

Additional Details:


  • Johanna Claire “JoJo” Tickle: Madeleine Martin
  • Goliath the Lion: Robert Norman Smith
  • Skeebo David Seltzer/Funnyshoes: Austin Di Iulio and Keeler Sandhaus
  • Croaky Ann Frogini: Diana Peressini
  • Trina Rose Tightrope: Tajja Isen
  • Mr. Tickle: David Sparrow and Noah Weisberg
  • Miyoshi “Peaches” Tickle: Marnie McPhail and Shannon Perreault
  • Mrs. Karen Kersplatski: Jayne Eastwood

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