JoJo's Circus is a Canadian-American interactive stop-motion musical comedy series for preschool children. The series was created by the combined efforts of Jim Jinkins, David Campbell, Mildred Feltzenbaum, Lisa Jinkins and Eric Weiner and produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios and Cartoon Pizza. The series is written by Douglas Wood, the creative executive for Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs and features songs with music by Jeffrey Zahn and Jim Latham and lyrics done by Judy Rothman.
History with the Macy's Parade
In 2005, Disney debuted a new JoJo's Circus balloon in the Parade, as the first Disney Channel character to appear in the famous procession. JoJo juggled three balls as she traveled from the Upper West Side to Herald Square, and measured 55 feet long, 32 feet wide and 63 feet high. She made subsequent appearances in 2006 and 2007 when she was retired after her show ended earlier that year. She will most likely never return, as she had faded into obscurity and is seen as outdated and unpopular in the eyes of many and the shows ended in 2013.
Below, you will find a list of the music tracks that played during the balloon's appearance on the NBC telecast.
- JoJo's Circus Theme Song (Instrumental) (2005-2007)
- In 2006, JoJo's nose was a little messed up due to the rainy conditions.
- During her debut in the 2005 telecast, the hosts mentioned her being "the Parade's first-ever animated helium balloon." However, this is inconsistent -- the first animated balloon was actually Rocky and Bullwinkle in 1996, where Bullwinkle's beanie hat propeller span.