What About Mimi?

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What About Mimi?
What About Mimi? title card
Created by
  • Chris Bartleman
  • Blair Peters
Directed by
  • Josh Mepham
  • Colleen Holub
Voices of
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s)
  • English
  • French
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
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 Mortin, 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 co-directed by Josh Mepham and Colleen Holub.

Characters[edit]

  • Mimi Mortin (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 who is of Asian descent (presumably Japanese or Chinese). She is an animal and nature lover, and owns lots of 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 teenybopper with pink hair who, sometimes, does not get along with Mimi. She and Mimi used to be friends years ago, 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.
  • Brad "Bradley" Mortin (voiced by Keith Miller) - Mimi's 7-year-old brother who knows that Mimi's plans always have flaws.
  • Jason Mortin (voiced by Samuel Vincent) - Mimi's 16-year-old teenage 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 "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[edit]

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.[1]

Two volumes of the show have been released on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Volume 1 includes four half-hour episodes and one 11-minute episode. Volume 2 includes three half-hour episodes and three 11-minute episodes.

Season 1[edit]

What About Mimi? season 1 episodes
Number in series Number in season Title Original airdate (Teletoon)[2] DVD
1 1 "Second Honeymoon" October 4, 2000 (2000-10-04) TBA
2 2 "The Great Campaign" October 11, 2000 (2000-10-11) TBA
3 3 "Stepford Twins" October 18, 2000 (2000-10-18) TBA
4 4 "Leap Frog" October 25, 2000 (2000-10-25) TBA
5 5 "Into the Woods" November 8, 2000 (2000-11-08) TBA
6 6 "The Play's the Thing" November 1, 2000 (2000-11-01) 1
7 7 "Wild Thing" November 15, 2000 (2000-11-15) 2
8 8 "The King of Uncool" December 13, 2000 (2000-12-13) TBA
9 9 "Lemonade Kid" November 22, 2000 (2000-11-22) TBA
10 10 "Summer in the City" December 20, 2000 (2000-12-20) TBA
11 11 "A Star Isn't Born" January 10, 2001 (2001-01-10) 1
12 12 "Poster Cat" December 27, 2000 (2000-12-27) TBA
13 13 "Teacher of the Year" January 3, 2001 (2001-01-03) TBA

Season 2[edit]

What About Mimi? season 2 episodes
Number in series Number in season Title Original airdate (Teletoon)[2] DVD
14 1 "Lights, Camera, Action!" March 7, 2001 (2001-03-07) 1
15 2 "Joker's Wild" March 11, 2001 (2001-03-11) TBA
16 3 "Jellyfish Rule" March 18, 2001 (2001-03-18) TBA
17 4 "Get a Job" March 25, 2001 (2001-03-25) TBA
18 5 "Cupid's Arrows" April 1, 2001 (2001-04-01) TBA
19 6 "The Scoop" April 8, 2001 (2001-04-08) TBA
20 7 "High Toon" April 15, 2001 (2001-04-15) 2
21 8 "Deep Sea Mimi" April 22, 2001 (2001-04-22) TBA
22 9 "Mr. Blue Eyes" April 29, 2001 (2001-04-29) TBA
23 10 "Outta Sync" May 6, 2001 (2001-05-06) 1
24 11 "Museum Mayhem" May 13, 2001 (2001-05-13) TBA
25 12 "The Big Sleep Over" June 30, 2001 (2001-06-30) TBA
26 13 "Skiing Is Believing" July 1, 2001 (2001-07-01) 2

Season 3[edit]

What About Mimi? season 3 episodes
Number in series Number in season Title Original airdate (Teletoon)[2] DVD
27 1 "Animal House/Our Little Einstein" April 10, 2002 (2002-04-10) TBA
28 2 "The Birthday Present/Close Encounters of the Herbert Kind" April 14, 2002 (2002-04-14) TBA
29 3 "Sticky Fingers/Not in My Biosphere" April 17, 2002 (2002-04-17) TBA
30 4 "Lonely Hearts/Brock's Robot" April 24, 2002 (2002-04-24) TBA
31 5 "Club Mimi/Down on the Farm" May 1, 2002 (2002-05-01) 2 (1st only)
32 6 "Forget Etiquette/This Old House" May 8, 2002 (2002-05-08) TBA
33 7 "Tough Guy/Critic's Choice" May 15, 2002 (2002-05-15) 2 (1st only)/1 (2nd only)
34 8 "My Fair Brocky/Her Girl Mimi" May 22, 2002 (2002-05-22) TBA
35 9 "Uniformity/Caddy Girl" May 29, 2002 (2002-05-29) TBA
36 10 "Save the Rainforest/Father's Day" June 12, 2002 (2002-06-12) TBA
37 11 "The Creeps/Sports Day" June 5, 2002 (2002-06-05) 2 (2nd only)
38 12 "Millionaire Mogul/Block Party" June 19, 2002 (2002-06-19) TBA
39 13 "Law and Disorder/Where's the Fire?" July 6, 2002 (2002-07-06) TBA

Voice cast[edit]

Broadcasts[edit]

What About Mimi? has aired on various channels around the world.

Countries Channels (notes) Currently airing? First aired
 Canada
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • October 4, 2000 (Teletoon)
  • May 13, 2011 (BBC Kids)
  • November 4, 2000
 Australia Seven Network No
 Ireland TG4 No
Latin America[clarification needed] Fox Kids No
 United Kingdom
  • No
  • No
  • No
 Turkey
  • Yes

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