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The main cast.

Little Robots is a stop-motion animated children's TV series, produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Create TV and Film Limited and broadcast on CBeebies (the BBC's children's channel). The fiction series was based on the eponymous book by Mike Brownlow in 1999, published by Ragged Bears Publishing.

An American English dub was produced in 2005 for Cartoon Network's now-defunct Tickle-U block.


  • Catchphrase: The Sparky Twins have "Gimmie Three, Sparkee!"
  • High-Pressure Emotion: Rusty constantly steams out of her head whenever she's feeling scared or stressed.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Sparky One has a pink spot on her belly and Sparky Two has a yellow spot on her belly.
  • Mr Fix It: Tiny, the Expository Theme Tune explains how, after repairing his own arm he fixed up everyone else. And he is the one the others go to if they are ever damaged. It helps he keeps his tools in his head so he can go anywhere.
  • Not Now, We're Too Busy Crying Over You: In "Seeing Double", when Sporty and Messy accidentally break Tiny's replica of himself into pieces, Sporty apologizes to the replica just as the real Tiny walks up behind him:
    Sporty: Not now Tiny, I'm talking to TINY—?! [Double Takes]
  • Theme Tune Roll Call: "There's Tiny, Messy, Sporty, Stretchy, Rusty, Stripey, Noisy, Spotty, Scary... (Woo!) ...Flappy the bat, the Sparky twins... that's that!"
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Sparky Twins are the tomboys to Rusty's girly girl.
  • Workaholic: Stretchy. He once twisted his long neck due to overwork.


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Rusty is known to blow off steam if she feels too strongly.

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