JoJo's Circus (partially lost Playhouse Disney stop-motion animated series; 2003-2007)

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The show's title card.

Status: Partially Lost

JoJo's Circus was a Canadian-American stop-motion animated children's show that aired on Playhouse Disney from September 28, 2003, to February 14, 2007, continuing in reruns until January 2009.[1]

The show was created by four people - Jim and Lisa Jinkins, David Campbell and Eric Weiner, with the former also being known for creating Doug, PB&J Otter, Stanley and Pinky Dinky Doo!. The show revolves around the titular JoJo, a six-year-old clown girl who lives in the small, happy Circus Town. JoJo invites young viewers to get up and dance, jump, bend and wiggle. All episode storylines have a moral lesson that emphasizes character-building skills such as cooperation, sharing and respect for others.

On February 24, 2006, a spin-off, Feeling Good With JoJo, premiered. It was a series of twenty shorts across two seasons that would teach the audience at home to exercise. The shorts outlasted the original series, with new shorts airing until May 16, 2008.

In 2012, Disney began rerunning the original series on the Disney Junior block and channel, alongside many other Playhouse Disney series that had not been aired in a long time. These reruns would last until around mid-2014, which is the most recent time the show has been aired in the United States.


Despite the series' popularity at the time of its airing, not all of the show has resurfaced. This is especially odd, as the series aired during a time when nearly everyone in North America had some form of home recording. Most episodes are readily available online, meaning most of the series remains. Two JoJo's Circus DVDs were released in 2005, Take a Bow and Animal-a-Go-Go, with a Playhouse Disney DVD releasing in late 2005 containing the Season 1 episode "A Circus Town Christmas." Altogether, that would make nine episodes. Both DVD releases of Higglytown Heroes also contained one episode of the show, making for a total of twelve episodes released on DVD. Numerous home recordings from the 2003-2009 run still exist, while others from the brief reruns on Disney Junior from 2012-2014 also exist, albiet some are from different countries. Scripts for some episodes have been found; such as the script for The Whatchamadoodle[2], while 56 songs written for certain episodes had been released on two soundtrack albums, Songs from JoJo's Circus, and its 2005 follow up Songs from Under the Big Top!.

Nearly twenty years after the show premiered, on August 3, 2023, Twitter user @WiggleznGigglez made a tweet stating that most of the show was not accessible to the public either through physical media or streaming:

"Just some few episodes posted on YouTube, Dailymotion and the Internet Archive."

The tweet took off with many people remembering the show and with growing interest in finding the lost segments and episodes, the original poster commented under the tweet with screenshots of notes of what segments were available on the internet, what is available but in poor quality and what segments are completely missing.[3]

Episode List

Season 1

# Segment Title Status (45/48)
1A Easy as Pie Found
1B Take a Bow Found
2A Uncle Flippy's Funny Farm Found
2B Up Up & Away Found
3A Hide & Go Dinky Found
3B Fire Chef Says Found
4A Confetti Caper Found
4B JoJo on the Tightrope Found
5A Try These on for Boing! Found
5B Happy Birthday Tater Found
6A Cotten Andy Found
6B Nighty Night Found
7A Skeebo's Missing Hat Trick Found
7B Seal Fright Found
8 The Legend of Clownfoot Found
9A Circus Shh Shh Found
9B The Little Big Top Boogie Band Found
10A Drum Roll Please Found
10B Cannonball JoJo Found
11A Flower Shower Found
11B The Itchy Ootchy Scratch Patch Found
12A Messy Mess Found
12B Pop Up Found
13A The Whatchamadoodle Found
13B What's The Trick? Found
14A Zero Heroes Found
14B The Spudinki's New Act Found
15A JoJo Signs Up Found
15B The Un-Average Day Found
16A Mirror Mirror Found
16B Tina Trips Up Found
17A The Clown Family Picnic Lost
17B Dinky's Dance Lost
18 A Circus Town Christmas Found
19A Hamster-cize Found
19B Shoo Fly Shoo! Found
20A The Lost Roar Found
20B Helping Hands Found
21A Skeebo's Pet Found
21B Follow that Rainbow Found
22A A Serious Case of The Sillies Found
22B Hide & Go-Liath Found
23A Funny Bunnies Found
23B Ivan the Bearable Found
24A JoJo to the Rescue Found
24B A Clown Ride Found
25A Charlie the Clown Baby Lost
25B Fire House Day Found

Season 2

# Segment Title Status (37/49)
1A Sleepover Surprises Found
1B How does your Garden Grow Found
2A Fit as a Tickle Lost
2B Pedal Pushers Found
3A A New Twist Found
3B Lost & Found Found
4A The Best Breakfast Ever Found
4B Popcorn Panic Found
5A Frown Fighters Found
5B Goliath the Great Found
6A Hi There, Small Fry Found
6B My Dinner with the Tightropes Found
7 The Thanksgiving Hip-Hooray Parade Found
8A Happy Hoopy Day Found
8B Brushing Up Found
9A Charlie The Clown Baby Returns Found
9B The Fishing Trip Found
10A My Favorite Frog Sitters Found
10B Night of the Teddy Bears Dance Found
11A Goliath Gets a Boo Boo Found
11B Join the Club Found
12A 100 Days in Counting Found
12B Hoop Happy Found
13 The Mane Event Partially Found
14A Circus Town Hoedown Lost
14B Time Flies Lost
15A The Robot Clown Found
15B Mice-Capades Found
16A The Octopus Ride Lost
16B Hiccup Helper Lost
17A Best Pet in Circus Town Found
17B Picture Perfect Found
18A Get Crabby Found
18B Bouncing the Bowling Ball Found
19A The Cricketeers Lost
19B Tickled Pink Lost
20A Practice makes Perfect Found
20B Happy Not-Birthday Skeebo Found
21A Make it Snappy Partially Found
21B Harpo Come Home Found
22 A Circus Town Wedding Found
23A Follow that Monkey Found
23B X Marks the Spot Found
24A Quiet Magic Found
24B Too Many Toys Found
25 Ride Em Goliath Found
26A A Snowclown for Dinky Partially Found
26B Skating Away Lost

Season 3

# Segment Title Status (9/13)
1 Stuck on You Partially Found
2A Simply Ear-Resistable Found
2B Hula is Cool-a Found
3 Silly Silly Putt-Putt Partially Found
4A The Giggle Kite Found
4B Chores Galore Found
5 Princess for a Day Found (very poor quality)
6 My Granny's Shoes Found
7 JoJo & The Beanstalk Found (very poor quality)
8 Pie in the Sky Found
9 Circus Town Makeover Found
10A My Clowny Valentine Lost
10B Hop Hooey Lost

Feeling Good With JoJo

Short Title Status (7/20)
Bears Found
Clown Shoe Stretch Found (very poor quality)
Froggy Jump Found
Reach the Sun Stretch Found
Snakes Found
The Wiggle Found
Windshield Wipers Found (very poor quality)
13 Other Unknown Named Shorts Lost




A clip of "The Whatchamadoodle."

15-second promo for "A Snowclown For Dinky."

External Links


See also

Playhouse Disney

Disney Junior