Charley and Mimmo
GenreChildren's television series
Country of originBelgium
Original languagesEnglish
No. of episodes65
Running time4-5 minutes per episode (approx.)
Original release
Treehouse TV
Release1999 (1999) –
2002 (2002)

Charley and Mimmo (French: T'Choupi et Doudou) is a traditionally animated children's television series that aired on YTV between 1999 and 2002.[citation needed]


Charley and Mimmo (/ˈmm/) consists of a typical family (father, mother, son, and baby sister) in a suburban town. The son, Charley (and his subanthropomorphic teddy bear Mimmo), are the main characters. Charley and his family and friends are penguin/seal-like creatures (with round orange clown-like noses instead of beaks, and they live in a warm area rather than Antarctica. They have penguin-like feet and coloring, but have mitten-like "hands" rather than wings or flippers). Charley and most of the characters are a standard black and white, typical of real penguins, although some of the other characters are brown.[1]

A 2004 movie entitled "T'choupi" was released by Gebeka Films, but only in France and South Korea. The plot follows Charley and his friends working together to find out who has stolen all the toys. "T'choupi" is Charley's name in French and "Doudou" is Mimmo's name in French.[2]


Charley and Mimmo aired in 10–15 minute segments on YTV. The show seems somewhat related to another Canadian children's production Caillou, as it has a similar artstyle and plot (except Caillou has longer stories and live puppet segments in the PBS Kids airings).[3]

It was first seen in the United States on It's Itsy Bitsy Time, among many foreign short segments when it was broadcast on Fox Family in 1999. It was also shown on Treehouse TV.

The original music score for the series is the work of composer Peter Measroch.[citation needed]


-Charley (voiced by Samuel Holden): The star of the show. He is a typical, average child. His voice and appearance suggest that he is somewhere between four and seven years old, although he is smart for his age. Charley is occasionally bossy and frequently starts arguments among his friends. He also tends to get upset, angry and jealous quickly, and then regrets it later. Sometimes, Charley lies and has a slightly disapproving character.

-Lola (voiced by Sonja Ball) & Ted (voiced by Rick Jones): Charley and Franny's parents.

-Franny (voiced by Sonja Ball): Charley's baby sister. She mostly speaks gibberish.

-Lily (voiced by Sonja Ball): A girl who is Charley's friend. She has curly black pigtails. At the beach, she wears a yellow swimsuit. She has a female teddy bear who Charley won for her at a carnival, and with which Mimmo is falling in love.

-Grandpa (voiced by Walter Massey) & Grandma (voiced by Thelma Farmer): Charley's grandparents.

-Pauli (voiced by Alfee Kaufman): One of Charley's friends. He has reddish-brown and white fur, curly hair, and freckles.

-Paula (voiced by Susan Glover): Another friend of Charley. She has brown fur and blonde hair with bangs.[4]

Titles in other languages


  1. ^ "Charley and Mimmo". (in French). 20 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Charley and Mimmo". 6 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Charley & Mimmo - YouTube". Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  4. ^ "CHARLEY AND MIMMO - T'CHOUPI". 6 November 2023.