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T.O.T.S. Tiny Ones Transport Service is a Disney Junior show created by Travis Braun (a writer for Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals, Goldie & Bear, and Muppet Babies (2018)).

The series follows the adventures of best friends Pip (voiced by Jet Jurgensmeyer from Bubble Guppies), a tenacious penguin, and Freddy (voiced by Christian J. Simon from The Amazing World of Gumball and Sydney to the Max), a kind-hearted flamingo. As the only non-stork delivery birds at the titular company, the duo must take tender care of the animal babies that they're delivering, and make sure that they get to their families safely.

T.O.T.S. premiered June 14, 2019 on Disney Junior. It was renewed for a second season before the first season premiered.

Not to be confused with Tots TV.


This show transports these tiny tropes:

  • Absentee Actor:
    • Pip and Freddy are the only two characters to appear in every episode.
    • KC is absent in "Stripe Out", "The Great Robot Race", and "Lost Lovey".
    • Captain Beakman is absent in "Stripe Out", "The Great Robot Race", and "Back To Cool".
  • Absurd Phobia: Bodhi. In "Hiccup Hazard", he is said to be afraid of giant underwear and mismatched socks, and "The Fearful Flier" shows him being terrified of a guinea pig he is supposed to be delivering.
  • Adorkable: A few characters qualify for this, such as Pip and Bodhi, but it’s Freddy who takes the cake.
  • Adults Are More Anthropomorphic: Applies to most of the shown families.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: Like most Disney Junior shows, it's animated in CGI.
  • Alliterative Name: Except for Mia The Kitten note  , every baby animal that's delivered has a first name that starts with the first letter of their species namenote . This extends to the some of the episode titlesnote , and even the cafeteria foodnote .
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  • All There in the Script: The names of the three kids that go on a field trip with Pip and Freddy in "Training Daze" (Zed, Jed, and Red), are named in the end credits.
  • Benevolent Boss: Captain Beakman is patient and understanding with her employees, being open to having a little fun on the job, and applauding the use of non-standard solutions.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Freddy, who is tall and lanky, and Pip, who is small in stature.
  • Brand X: The FlyPad that Pip carries is a rather obvious one to Apple's iPad line of tablets.
  • "Brave the Ride" Plot: "Porcupine Panic" has Pip and Freddy help Petey, the titular porcupine, overcome his fear of the delivery tube.
  • The Cat Came Back: A literal variant happens in "You Gotta Be Kitten Me!". Pip and Freddy deliver a kitten, but her parents are not home. The kitten thinks that Pip and Freddy are her parents, and keeps following them back.
  • Christmas Episode: "Santa Baby" has Pip and Freddy trying to deliver Renny the reindeer to her parents, who work for Santa.
  • Cool Big Sis: KC The Koala fills this role, being very kind and caring and still having personal reactions with the babies and the main characters.
  • Delivery Stork: T.O.T.S. is an organization of delivery storks who deliver baby animals. The main characters are the first non-storks at the organization.
  • Disney Acid Sequence: Many of the songs are accompanied by trippy visuals. But most of the time, said visuals fall in line with what the characters sing about.
  • Fantastic Racism: In the first episode, "You Gotta Be Kitten Me!", Freddy and Pip are looked down on and given weird looks by the rest of the fliers for not being storks. In subsequent episodes, Ava and Bodhi genuinely get along with them while JP is more judgmental towards them.
  • Fat and Skinny: Pip and Freddy, respectively.
  • French Jerk: Jean Pierre (J.P. for short) speaks with a heavy French accent, and is extremely egotistical and looks down on Pip and Freddy for not being storks.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: With that said, he can also show a softer side, such as in "Bunny Bunanza", where he praises Pip and Freddy for helping him with their bunny deliveries. He is also fully dedicated to his work.
  • Female Feline, Male Mutt: Inverted in "Like Cats and Dogs" with Kenny the kitten and Penny the puppy.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The show's title.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: K.C. is the most obvious example, though she’s not the only one.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: In the first episode, Captain Beakman states that she personally hand-picked Pip and Freddy to be junior fliers. How the two came to her attention, and what drove her conclusion that they were the best candidates for the job, is left unsaid.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Pip, Freddy, and most of the bird characters.
  • Has Two Mommies: The ending of "Seas The Day" shows that the family Pip and Freddy bring Donny the dolphin to has two mothers. note 
  • Here We Go Again!: After accidentally sheering Sheera the sheep bald while trying to fix the wool in her eyes, Pip and Freddy fix her baldness by having Bodhi knit the little lamb a sweater out of her own wool. Then just as they're about to deliver her, Freddy notices a loose thread on the sweater; he and Pip proceed to unravel it.
  • Hero Worship: Pip and Freddie both idolize JP, wanting to be just like him someday.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Pip and Freddy, who always stick together no matter what, and even deliver babies together.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: "Hiccup Hazard" has Pip get hiccups when he drinks a smoothie too fast. All kinds of scaring techniques are used yet they fail. He's eventually cured when he sees Freddy almost get into danger when delivering Didi by himself and crashing into the tower. Freddy himself also gets them in the end, but they're cured quickly.
  • Hollywood Chameleons: One of Pip and Freddy's deliveries is Cam the chameleon, who is able to change colors at will, often to match the colors of other animals.
  • Invisible Parents: Pip and Freddy's parents have so far never been seen or mentioned
  • Interspecies Adoption: While only two cases have been shown (Mia the kitten by Captain Beakman and Penny the puppy and Kenny the kitten by a cow), Mia's episode features KC singing a song about how T.O.T.S. enables this trope, even singing that love is the key to making a family.
  • Literal-Minded: Freddy, most of the time.
  • Lovable Coward: Bodhi is a pretty nice guy even when he's scared of almost every little thing.
  • Merchandise-Driven: The show is accompanied by a big toyline which sells multiple versions of the baby animals in the show, as well as playsets for the figurines of them.
  • Modesty Shorts: K.C. wears green shorts under her skirt.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Repeatedly in "Baby Breakdown", as Pip and Freddy's efforts to fix the conveyor belt end up making things worse.
  • Oblivious to Hatred: "Hatred" is a strong word, but Pip and Freddy are completely unaware of JP's initial disdain for them.
  • The One Who Wears Shoes: Most of the characters in the show are barefoot. Freddy and K.C. are expections, with Freddy wearing blue boots, and K.C. wearing orange sneakers.
  • Panda-ing to the Audience: In "Panda Excess", K.C., Pip, and Freddy must deliver a super-adorable panda cub named Precious to her parents, which isn't an easy task, due to her charming cuteness.
  • Picky Eater: The episode "Koala Kuisine" has K.C. dealing with Henry the baby hippo, who won't eat anything she gives him unless it's Hippo Ohs. She eventually gets him to at least try to eat new foods until he finds something he likes.
  • Precious Puppy: The episode "Diggity Dog" focuses on one, named Pablo, who kickstarts the plot by finding and burying several of the characters' possessions.
  • Proud Peacock: "The Great Robot Race" features Professor Peacock, an Insufferable Genius inventor who feels the need to brag about all his accomplishments during his introduction.
  • Reused Character Design: With a few exceptions (such as Mia), multiple babies of the same species tend to share the same character model, with different fur color often being the only visible difference.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Captain Beakman fills this role, being very encouraging to the main characters in how they can do anything.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Freddy is easily excitable and is silly and caring, while Pip tends to be calmer and more thoughtful.
  • Remembered I Could Fly: While trying to catch up with Chase the Cheetah in a game of tag, Pip and Freddy fall off of the T.O.T.S. base of operations, with Freddy forgetting one detail:
    Freddy: We're falling, we're falling! We can't stop! We can't stop!!
    Pip: Freddy!
    Freddy: Yes?!
    Pip: You can fly!
    Freddy: [After looking at his own wings] Oh yeah...
    [Freddy carries Pip on his back and they fly back to base]
    Freddy: *chuckles* I knew I was gonna be okay. I wasn't scared.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: All the baby animals are cute by virtue of being, well... baby animals.
  • Running Gag: "Diggity Dog" has one, in which Freddy mentions how it’s a mystery that a character’s belonging is gone (Pip’s FlyPad, K.C.’s guitar, etc.), then calling it "The Case of the Missing [character’s item]", followed by him performing an overdramatic musical cue ("Bom-bom-BOOOOOOOOOMMM!").
  • Seldom-Seen Species: A tapir named Tara appears in the episode "Stripe Out." After Pip's FlyPad tablet's battery runs out, he and Freddy must find out what species she is.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Penny the puppy and Kenny the kitten display a big case of this; Pip and Freddy have to teach them to share because the duo's fighting makes transporting them in the same container impossible.
  • Sick Episode: "Nursery Schooling" has Pip and Freddy fill in for K.C. at the nursery when she comes down with the Koala Ka-choos.
  • Smelly Skunk: "A Stinky Situation" focusing on Pip and Freddy delivering a skunk who has a hard time making friends because of his smell.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some sources spell KC's name as "Kacey".
  • Title, Please!: A strange variant in which episode titles are spoken, but not shown on the screen, a practice that is becoming increasingly common amongst Disney Junior shows since mid-2018.
  • Token Minority: Played straight with K.C., being the only mammal working on the company. Downplayed with Pip and Freddy, being the only non-stork delivery birds.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Following the events of "Bunny Bunanza", JP starts to treat Pip and Freddy with a little more respect.
  • Two Shorts: Each episode has two segments, each 11 minutes long.
  • Vague Age: Pip and Freddy sound like they could be anywhere from 10 to 14.
    • Official materials state that Pip is 13, and Freddy is 11.
    • KC looks and sounds like she could be 15-20.
  • Valentine's Day Episodes: "The Valentine Spirit / Shell Games" premiered on January 24, 2020.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: In "Back to Cool", all the penguins in Iceberg Alley wear swimsuits.


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