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What About Mimi?
What About Mimi? title card
Genre Comedy
Slapstick
Created by
  • Chris Bartleman
  • Blair Peters
Developed by
  • Ian Weir
  • Colleen Holub
Directed by
  • Josh Mepham
  • Colleen Holub
Voices of
  • Chiara Zanni
  • Kori Cook
  • Rhys Huber
  • Carly McKillip
  • Tony Sampson
  • Andrew Francis
  • Keith Miller
  • Sam Vincent
  • Ellen Kennedy
  • Colin Murdock
  • Peter Kelamis
  • Saffron Henderson
  • Garry Chalk
  • Dale Wilson
Theme music composer Sarita Baker
Composer(s)
  • Sarita Baker
  • Hal Beckett
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Bartleman
  • Blair Peters
  • Steven DeNure
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Decode Entertainment
Release
Original network Teletoon
Original release October 4, 2000 (2000-10-04) – July 6, 2002 (2002-07-06)

What About Mimi? is a Canadian animated series. The main character is Mimi Morton, a clever, red-headed girl in the sixth grade who lives in the town of Starfish Bay. The series was produced by Decode Entertainment and Studio B Productions, and won the Pulcinella Award for the Best Series for Children in 2001.

Characters

  • Miriam "Mimi" Morton (voiced by Chiara Zanni) - A red-haired 11-year-old girl in the sixth grade. She's clever, optimistic and has a powerful imagination. She's always willing to help and solve any problem that she may encounter, most of the times with creative plans and ideas. Although her plans may not always work out the way she expects them, Mimi receives a lot of help from her best friends Elaine and Russell, her family, and even her rivals, and finds a way to solve any problem.
  • Elaine Pituskin (voiced by Kori Cook) - Mimi's best friend with black hair. She is an animal and nature lover, owning many pets. She can be temperamental and argue with Mimi at times, but she always looks up to Mimi as her best friend, in turn, Mimi respects her a lot.
  • Russell Van Eden (voiced by Rhys Huber) - Mimi's other best friend and sidekick. A boy with blonde hair and blue eyes, who is a sports lover, although he is a bit clumsy. He has skills with his video camera and aspires to be a film director. He is shown to have a crush on Sincerity early in the series but his interest on her fades away by the end, instead hinting at being attracted to Mimi.
  • Sincerity Travers (voiced by Carly McKillip) - A snobbish preppy girl with pink hair who, sometimes, does not get along with Mimi. She and Mimi used to be friends in kindergarten, but as they got older, their interests diverged, and they started growing apart. She is Mimi's rival in school, and although she does not get along with her, she admits that her ideas are pretty good and helps with some of her schemes. Even if she does not get along with Mimi, she has a resentful respect for her, showing that deep inside, Sincerity still considers her a true friend.
  • Brock Wickersham (voiced by Tony Sampson) - A bully who enjoys pulling pranks on various characters, especially on Herbert Finkle.
  • Budweiser "Buddy" Wickersham (voiced by Andrew Francis) - Brock's younger brother who is also a bully. It is also revealed that he is a genius, but he does not want people to find out about it, especially his big brother, saying that that fact would embarrass him in front of his family.
  • Bradley "Brad" Mortin (voiced by Keith Miller) - Mimi's nine-year-old brother who knows that Mimi's plans always have flaws.
  • Jason Mortin (voiced by Samuel Vincent) - Mimi's older brother who thinks of himself as an on-the-edge rebel.
  • Saffron Mortin (voiced by Ellen Kennedy) - Mimi's mother. She is a vegan, and always feeds her children vegetables.
  • Marvin "Marv" Mortin (voiced by Colin Murdock) - Mimi's father.
  • Hayley Kinaschuk - Sincerity's best friend and "lackey", although she is kind and many times disagrees with Sincerity, and is good friends with Mimi, Elaine and Russell.
  • Herbert Finkle (voiced by Peter Kelamis) - A nerd at Mimi's school who is of Russian descent. He is in charge of the school newspaper. He's also often the target of Brock and Buddy's pranks.
  • Lodeman (voiced by Peter Kelamis) - A student at Mimi's school who tends to make rude noises and to act distracted all the time.
  • Ms. Victoria Frances Grindstone (voiced by Saffron Henderson) - Mimi's teacher.
  • Mr. Petri - A science teacher who blames Brock for everything bad (even over things Brock never did) because of his state of being a bully and for pulling multiple pranks inside of his classroom.
  • Mr. Jacques (voiced by Dale Wilson) - A gym teacher.
  • Ms. Murchison - The librarian of Starfish Bay School. She and Mr. Pianoforte hate each other.
  • Principal Earl (voiced by Garry Chalk) - The principal of Starfish Bay School.
  • Mr. Pianoforte - A music teacher. He and Ms. Murchison hate each other.

Episodes

The series consists of 39 half-hour episodes divided into three seasons. The first two seasons consist of 13 episodes with a full 22-minute story each, while the third season consists of 13 episodes divided into 26 11-minute stories.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 October 4, 2000 (2000-10-04) January 10, 2001 (2001-01-10)
2 13 March 7, 2001 (2001-03-07) July 1, 2001 (2001-07-01)
3 13 April 10, 2002 (2002-04-10) July 6, 2002 (2002-07-06)

Season 1 (2000–01)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Written by Storyboard by Original air date
1 1 "Second Honeymoon" Ian Weir Sam To October 4, 2000 (2000-10-04)
2 2 "The Great Campaign" Susin Nielsen Luisito Escauriaga October 11, 2000 (2000-10-11)
3 3 "The Stepford Twins" Susin Nielsen Jordan Oliwa October 18, 2000 (2000-10-18)
4 4 "Leapfrog" Susin Nielsen Jason Horychun & Lyn Hart October 25, 2000 (2000-10-25)
5 5 "Into The Woods" Beth Stewart Jorden Oliwa November 8, 2000 (2000-11-08)
6 6 "The Play's The Thing" Allan Levin Karen Lloyd November 1, 2000 (2000-11-01)
7 7 "Wildthing" Peter Lapres Sam To November 15, 2000 (2000-11-15)
8 8 "The King of Uncool" Beth Stewart Stan Gadziola & Marlon Deane December 13, 2000 (2000-12-13)
9 9 "Lemonade Kid" Alan Levin Luisito Escauriaga November 22, 2000 (2000-11-22)
10 10 "Summer in the City" Ian Weir Jason Horychun December 20, 2000 (2000-12-20)
11 11 "Poster Cat" Victor Nicolle Marlon Deane December 27, 2000 (2000-12-27)
12 12 "Teacher of the Year" Deborah Peraya Luisito Escauriaga January 3, 2001 (2001-01-03)
13 13 "A Star Isn't Born" Susin Nielsen Karen Lloyd January 10, 2001 (2001-01-10)

Season 2 (2001)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Written by Storyboard by Original air date
14 1 "Lights, Camera, Action" Susin Nielsen Jason Horychun March 7, 2001 (2001-03-07)
15 2 "Jokers Wild" Susin Nielsen Karen Lloyd March 11, 2001 (2001-03-11)
16 3 "Jellyfish Rule" Elizabeth Stewart Louie Escauriaga & Don Boone March 18, 2001 (2001-03-18)
17 4 "Get a Job" Cathy Moss Trent Larson March 25, 2001 (2001-03-25)
18 5 "Cupid's Arrows" Susin Nielsen Marlon Deane April 1, 2001 (2001-04-01)
19 6 "The Scoop" Victor Nicolle Marvin Estropia April 8, 2001 (2001-04-08)
20 7 "High Toon" Elizabeth Stewart Jeff Barker & Sam To & Jason Horychun April 15, 2001 (2001-04-15)
21 8 "Deep Sea Mimi" Victor Nicolle Don Boone & Karen Lloyd April 22, 2001 (2001-04-22)
22 9 "Mr. Blue Eyes" Victor Nicolle Eduardo Soriano & Luisito Escauriaga & Deiter Mueller April 29, 2001 (2001-04-29)
23 10 "Outta Sync" Elizabeth Stewart John Delaney May 6, 2001 (2001-05-06)
24 11 "Museum Mayhem" Peter Lapres Marlon Deane & Sherwin Macario & Eduardo Soriano May 13, 2001 (2001-05-13)
25 12 "The Big Sleep Over" Cathy Moss Marlon Deane & Sherwin Macario & Eduardo Soriano June 30, 2001 (2001-06-30)
26 13 "Skiing is Believing" Victor Nicolle Jason Horychun & Marvin Estropia & Lyn Hart July 1, 2001 (2001-07-01)

Season 3 (2002)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Written by Storyboard by Original air date
27 1 "Animal House / Our Little Einstein" Victor Nicolle / Elizabeth Stewart Sherwin Macario / Don Boone April 10, 2002 (2002-04-10)
28 2 "The Birthday Present / Close Encounters of the Herbert Kind" Susin Nielsen / Cathy Moss Dennis Crawford / Jordan Oliwa April 14, 2002 (2002-04-14)
29 3 "Sticky Fingers / Not in My Biosphere" Elizabeth Stewart / Victor Nicolle John Delaney / Jason Surridge April 17, 2002 (2002-04-17)
30 4 "Miss Lonely Hearts / Brock's Robot" Cathy Moss / Louise Moon Maurice Sherwood / Jason Horychun April 24, 2002 (2002-04-24)
31 5 "Club Mimi / Down on the Farm" Peter Lapres / Elizabeth Stewart Sherwin Macario / Don Boone May 1, 2002 (2002-05-01)
32 6 "Forget Etiquette / This Old House" Victor Nicolle / Leslie Mildiner Dennis Crawford / Jorden Oliwa May 8, 2002 (2002-05-08)
33 7 "Iron Guy / Critics Choice" Sara Snow / Victor Nicolle John Delaney / Luisito Escauriaga May 15, 2002 (2002-05-15)
34 8 "My Fair Brocky / Her Girl Friday" Louise Moon / Susin Nielsen Maurice Sherwood / Jason Horychun May 22, 2002 (2002-05-22)
35 9 "Uniformity / Caddy Girl" Elizabeth Stewart / Susin Nielsen Sherwin Macario / Don Boone May 29, 2002 (2002-05-29)
36 10 "The Creeps / Sports Day" Daegan Fryklind / Leslie Mildiner Luisito Escauriaga / John Delaney June 5, 2002 (2002-06-05)
37 11 "A New Leaf / Father's Day" Susin Nielsen / Cathy Moss Dennis Crawford / Jorden Oliwa June 12, 2002 (2002-06-12)
38 12 "Millionaire Mogul / Block Party" Elizabeth Stewart / Sara Snow Maurice Sherwood / Jason Horychun June 19, 2002 (2002-06-19)
39 13 "Law & Disorder / Where's the Fire?" Victor Nicolle / Victor Nicolle Sherwin Macario / Don Boone July 6, 2002 (2002-07-06)
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