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"You and me and all our friends are special, just the way we are."
Kate & Mim-Mim, me and you, let's twirl away to Mimiloo!

Kate & Mim-Mim is a Canadian-British animated children's series co-produced between Nerd Corps Entertainment (of Storm Hawks, League of Super Evil, and Slugterra fame) and Fremantle Media.

The show focuses on the adventures a young girl named Kate and her stuffed bunny Mim-Mim in the imaginary world of Mimiloo. In each installment, the two encounter a problem that must be solved, which relates to something happening back in the real world.

The series aired on Disney Junior in the United States, CBeebies in the U.K., and Knowledge Network in Canada. It ran for 2 seasons between 2014 and 2018.

Kate & Mim-Mim provides examples of the following:

  • All-CGI Cartoon: Kate and Mim-Mim is one of several such offerings on Disney Junior, along with Sheriff Callie's Wild West and Doc McStuffins, to name just a couple.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Given that it takes place inside a little girl's imagination, it's not surprising that there's a rainbow of different characters. Mim-Mim is purple because that's the color of her stuffed bunny to begin with. Other main characters are pink, blue, brown and orange.
  • Baths Are Fun: In "Bathtime for Boomer," Kate doesn't want to stop playing to take a bath, so she escapes into Mimiloo, where Boomer is having the same issue. She and the others say they can make it fun for him with bubbles, but he runs away. They eventually catch him, and as for Kate, she decides that bathtime is fun, as long as you get a pirate ship and make it a bubble bath.
  • Cheerful Child: Kate, who has a generally positive outlook and is sure that she can solve anything in Mimiloo.
  • Christmas Episode: "A Christmas Wish," in which Kate wishes for her father to be home in time for Christmas.
  • Disembodied Eyebrows: Tach's float well above his head, due to his large eyes themselves being placed right the top of his head.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: In "Boomer's Blanky," said blanky gets lost because of Tach's invention which makes things float through the air. Mim-Mim eventually finds it, but neither he nor Boomer recognize it for what it is because it's been washed and it's normally stinky. So Mim-Mim lets it go, back on its "magical journey through the sky." Eventually, Gobble, who had washed it, catches up with Mim-Mim, who talks about how he found that particular blanket and eventually released it.
    Gobble: You let Boomer's blanky go?
    Mim-Mim: (proudly) Yep, I let Boomer's blanky go. ... Eee! Wait! I let Boomer's blanky go!
  • Expressive Ears: Mim-Mim has these when in Mimiloo.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: These are the subject of "Hiccups and Night Fun." In Mimiloo, Boomer has a bad case of the hiccups.
  • I've Heard of That What Is It?: In "The Curious Case of the Champelippo," Kate says that she and her friends didn't see the person that's taking their stuff because they're invisible. "They were invisible!" says Mim-Mim excitedly, then asks her what "invisible" means.
  • Miss Imagination: This is the basic idea. Kate's imagination is so powerful that in each episode she goes on detailed adventures in Mimiloo with an animate version of her stuffed bunny friend, Mim-Mim, and their other friends Mimiloo.
    Kate: Mim-Mim, funny bunny friend, it's time to come to life again!
    Mim-Mim: Kate and Mim-Mim, me and you, let's twirl away to Mimiloo!
  • Surprise Party: "Happy Mim Day!" involves Kate and Mim-Mim both trying to throw a surprise party for each other and their friends trying to help them both while keeping each other's surprise parties a secret from both of them.
  • Third-Person Person: Boomer is younger than the other characters and always speaks of himself in the third-person.
  • Title Theme Tune: "We will always be, you and me, Kate & Mim-Mim!"
  • Visible Odor: In "Bathtime for Boomer," Boomer badly needs a bath, as clearly indicated by the green stink lines coming off of him, though these aren't shown after around the beginning of the episode, apparently given that we're supposed to take it for granted that he's still stinky.