Littlest Pet Shop is a Canadian-American animated television series developed by Tim Cahill and Julie McNally-Cahill. The series is based on Hasbro's Littlest Pet Shop toy line, and features Blythe Baxter (voiced by Ashleigh Ball, with the character based off the doll of the same name) as the main protagonist, as well as other characters who reside in Downtown City (a city modeled after New York City). Along with Blythe is her father, Roger Baxter (voiced by Michael Kopsa), and her employer Mrs. Anna Twombly (voiced by Kathleen Barr) at the nearby pet store, Littlest Pet Shop. Away from home, she maintains several friends at her local high school. As well as the human cast are her seven animal companions, who reside within Littlest Pet Shop during the day, that Blythe unexpectedly gains the ability communicate with.
(voiced by Ashleigh Ball)Â â" Blythe is the main protagonist of the series and is an aspiring fashion artist and designer. She is very kind and compassionate and is always ready to assist others in need, whether it be the pets, Mrs. Twombly or her new friends Youngmee, Sue and Jasper. She has dark brown hair and light blue eyes and is always wearing fashionable, unique outfits. Blythe, along with her father, Roger Baxter, move to an apartment in Downtown City above a pet store called the Littlest Pet Shop. Soon after moving into the building, Blythe hits her head and discovers that she now has the ability of being able to talk to and understand animals. She comes to enjoy working at the Littlest Pet Shop not long after she saves the store from going out of business. Although she has wanted to be on TV all her life, she is also extremely camera shy.
Mrs. Anna Twombly
(voiced by Kathleen Barr)Â â" Mrs. Twombly is the kind, off-beat owner of the Littlest Pet Shop pet store and day-camp for pets. She has silver hair and turquoise eyes. Mrs. Twombly befriends Blythe and helps her to display and sell her first pet fashion collection. She has a love for animals and making them feel at home in Littlest Pet Shop. She also has a bizarre obsession for collecting doorknobs, occasionally compulsive cleaning and some unique talents from her past.
Whittany and Brittany Biskit
(both voiced by Shannon Chan-Kent)Â â" The Biskit Twins, Whittany and Brittany, are the main antagonists of the series. They are bullies and all around rich mean girls that seem to envy Blythe. Though not the smartest, this duo is not opposed to using whatever evil scheme they can come up with (and "Daddy's" money) to sabotage Blythe and her friends' endeavors. Whittany and Brittany's father is the owner of Largest Ever Pet Shop, the unfriendly competitor of Littlest Pet Shop. Both the twins have red eyes; Whittany has black hair, while Brittany's is bleached white.
(voiced by Michael Kopsa)Â â" Roger is Blythe's fun-loving, slightly clumsy father whose airline piloting job takes them from their quiet hometown and into to Downtown City where countless adventures await. He has dark brown with some gray hair and blue eyes. Mr. Baxter loves spending time with Blythe, listening to heavy metal, and supporting any of Blythe's talents and endeavors.
(voiced by Shannon Chan-Kent)Â â" Youngmee is Blythe's kind, empathetic (sometimes spacey), new friend whose Aunt Christie owns a neighboring sweets shop and, Buttercream, the rabbit. She is of Korean descent and has jet black hair and dark violet eyes. She is well known for being intelligent. Youngmee soon becomes the only one of Blythe's friends who learn Blythe's secret.
(voiced by Kira Tozer)Â â" Athletic, caring and always ready to help, Sue admires Blythe's poise and abilities. She has orange hair and light blue eyes. Sue enjoys athletics and tries to get Blythe to expand her own athletic abilities by pushing her to try harder to do things, such as (what turns into a failed attempt at) roller skating. Though she is confident in her abilities in sports, Sue is sometimes insecure about her fashion and creativity in comparison to Blythe.
(voiced by Kathleen Barr)Â â" Jasper is Blythe's helpful, supportive and sometimes sarcastic friend. He is of African American descent and has hazel eyes. Jasper has many hobbies and talents, such as photography, film editing and being able to paint detailed world landmarks like the Taj Mahal on grains of rice.
(voiced by Kira Tozer)Â â" Christie is Youngmee's work-a-holic aunt with a caring disposition and a talent for making confectioneries. She is of Korean descent and has jet black hair and dark violet eyes like her niece. Christie owns a bakery and sweets shop, Sweet Delights, and the pet's new rabbit friend, Buttercream.
(voiced by Samuel Vincent)Â â" Fisher is the Biskit twins' wealthy, business minded father. Though Mr. Biskit has spoiled his daughters, Whittany and Brittany, he has no qualms about putting his foot down when he expects them to carry out a task that he has given them. He has white hair and light gray-blue eyes.
He is the butler of the Biskits who often talks. He help the Biskit twins with some of their devious plots. It's revealed he has a family that farms chinchillas.
(voiced by Samuel Vincent)Â â" Josh first appears in "Blythe's Crush", and is secretly Blythe's love interest. Josh makes a second appearance in "Helicopter Dad" and has made various other appearances since.
(voiced by Brooke Goldner)Â â" The teenage daughter of Roger's co-pilot for the pet jet. She is an aspiring tour guide and often takes Blythe sightseeing when they land in various country's they visit (usually against Blythe's will) as an opportunity to follow her career. Her voice actor, Brook Goldner, voiced Rebound from the Hub's series, Pound Puppies. She appears throughout season 2 when Blythe goes to other countries.
(voiced by Colin Murdock)Â â" A devious Spanish costume designer who becomes an adversary for Blythe since he plundered her designs for a parade, but was caught. He appears in 'Plane it on Rio', where he repeats his crime to cheat in the Rio carnival show to cheat, but was again defeated.
(voiced by Shannon Chan-Kent)Â â" A girl in braces who isn't too bright.
(voiced by Samuel Vincent)Â â" Russell is a male orange European hedgehog with yellow-green eyes. He is the organizer of the group with a love of food. Though uptight, he maintains everyone in the shop, making sure everything's orderly. Though Russell heavily wishes to fit in more with his friends, unfortunately, his love for safety and maintenance and friendship of six friends. often spoils the other pets enjoyment, which cause them to poke fun at him. A running gag is that he is often mistaken for a porcupine. In the Season 1 episode "Penny for your Laughs" it is revealed that he has an abnormal fear of marshmallows. He also has a fear of ghosts.
Pepper Mildred Clark
(voiced by Tabitha St. Germain)Â â" Pepper is a female gray and white skunk with light pink eyes. A self-proclaimed comedian, she loves making her friends laugh, usually through the use of puns and comical props. At times, however, she can be brash and inconsiderate towards others. Her smells change depending on her mood. She and Zoe are best friends.
(voiced by Kira Tozer)Â â" Minka is a female pink spider monkey with light blue eyes, who is an artist. Energetic, flexible, and hyper, she is an expert regarding abstract art. However, she is constantly distracted by shiny objects, hanging out on the tire swing, or looking for something to eat. In "Dumb Dumbwaiter", she's revealed to be heavily claustrophobic.
(voiced by Nicole Oliver, singing voice by Kylee Epp)Â â" Zoe is a female purple Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with light blue eyes, who is a singer. A born diva, she strives to achieve her goal as being the greatest entertainer, though she can sometimes be quite dramatic and snobbish and leader, and a little rude towards others, she cares for everyone very much and is very willing to go out of her comfort zone to be there for them. Her owners are couple John (voiced by Peter New) and Clarissa Trent (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain). Zoe is the older sister of Gail Trent (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain) In "Trading Places" Zoe says she has a crush on a dog named Digby.
(voiced by Peter New)Â â" Sunil is a male blue banded mongoose with golden eyes and an Indian accent. He is very shy and fearful, but when faced with adventure, he will (though reluctantly) gather courage and bravery for his friends. He is a magician, who enjoys performing various magic tricks to his friends at the shop. Most of them fail or rarely work when he needs it to. Despite his timid appearance and personality, Sunil becomes aggressive at the thought of cobras (an allusion to mongooses natural prey). He is Vinnie's best friend.
Vincent Alfonso "Vinnie" Terrio
(voiced by Kyle Rideout)Â â" Vinnie is a male green gecko with purple eyes. Though slow at times, he is a talented dancer. Unfortunately, he is prone to wreaking havoc for others in the pet shop because of his natural clumsiness. In "Frenemies" he finds out he is a better dancer without his tail. His favorite series is Shake a Leg, a dance competition show. Sunil is his best friend.
(voiced by Jocelyne Loewen, singing voice by Laura Hastings)Â â" Penny Ling is a female white and violet giant panda with grey eyes, who is a rhythmic gymnast with a talent for twirling ribbons. Being the peacekeeper of the group, her feelings are mostly sensitive and is prone to getting hurt by others, though when the job comes down to it, Penny Ling can be very straightforward and direct, and there are some times that she can be grumpy.
(voiced by Cathy Weseluck) Â â" Buttercream is a female yellow and brown Netherland Dwarf rabbit with dark green eyes, who is a dancer. A later addition to the group, Buttercream's owner is Youngmee Song's Aunt Christie, who owns the candy shop named Sweet Delights. She is very active and hyper, but also very mischievous. A running gag is that she has a habit of saying overly sweet, hyper, and nonsensical statements (possibly from constant sugar hypes) and whenever she does, one of the pets will say catchphrase "What?" to her. Buttercream calmly responds with another "What?", twirls her ears with a twanging sound, and then relaxes herself before saying "Anywho." She shows up occasionally throughout the series.
(voiced by Kelly Metzger)Â â" Sugar Sprinkles is a female tan colored snowshoe with blue eyes. She tends to burst out into singing while playing with her ukelele. In the episode Sweet [Truck] Ride, she sang "Sprinkles on my Head". She is calm and kind with an apologetic demeanor. In her first appearance in "Sweet (Truck) Ride", she appears as part of a fantasy sequence paying homage to Star Trek in a green uniform. She is the only non-main character (apart from Blythe and her pets) to appear as both TV and game counterparts; she reappeared in the season two episode, "Super Sunil", and Secret Cupet.
(voiced by Tabitha St. Germain)Â â" Gail is a pink Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog with darker blue eyes than her older sister, Zoe Trent. No information regarding herself, but it seems she and her sister care a lot for each other. Gail mentioned that her sister use to mistake other dogs that resembles her, such as Tootsie, for being her.
(voiced by Kathleen Barr)Â â" Madame Pom is a female Pomeranian with blue eyes. Snobby and narcissistic, she won a dog modelling show against Zoe, starting a rivalry between the two. When she and Zoe confront each other again in the episode "Eve of Destruction", their rivalry sparks up again and they try to use their fashion to determine who is the better model. However, they end up becoming friends in the process. She reappears in the season two episode, "To Paris With Zoe", trying to help Zoe focus on the competition.
(voiced by Peter New)Â â" Mary is a male pig with pink irises. He is mistaken for a girl by Russell due to his feminine name, later he went missing, but was found under the table, sleeping, by Russell.
Esteban Marion Banderas
(voiced by Samuel Vincent)Â â" Esteban is a Macaw with golden eyes who won over most of the pets with a story about how he saved his home village from bandits, but Vinnie is the only one jealous, who didn't believe him.
(voiced by Kathleen Barr)Â â" Scout Kerry is a Siamese cat with turquoise eyes. Although kind, the other pets allude to her as a suspicious-looking character. She seems to enjoy shredding things.
(voiced by Brian Drummond)Â â" Shahrukh is a male mongoose with yellow-green eyes, who looks very similar to Sunil, who hails from India. He is an extremely rich pet movie star, and decides to swap places with Sunil for one day because he is tired of all the attention given to him by his human handlers, but reveals to be lazy and dully tyrannous, making the Littlest Pet Shop pets wait on him.
(voiced by Peter New)Â â" Digby is a light brown dog with light blue eyes that first appears in the episode "Trading Places". It is revealed that Zoe has a crush on him, and has difficulty speaking to him directly. He fortunately returns her affections. He is also friendly with Penny Ling.
(voiced by Kira Tozer)Â â" Olive is a female green tortoise with dark purple eyes. She seems to be very quiet and shy in almost the entire episode. Minka expects Olive to be friends with her, which was actually true before the end of the episode after Olive revealed her true self.
(voiced by Peter New)Â â" Pete is a male gray Rat with brown purple eyes. He lived in the city's dump and he helps Vinnie and his fly (insect) friend to Littlest Pet Shop.
Princess Stori Jameson
(voiced by Terry Klassen)Â â" Princess Stori is a male dog with white fur and turquoise eyes that Terriers and Tiaras contestant Judi Jo Jameson (Cathy Weseluck) mistakes as a female.
(voiced by Samuel Vincent)Â â" He is also known as O.B. He is a famous orangutan who is a comedian. Pepper is a big fan of his, but despite being a comedian, he originally is a grumpy ape and doesn't seem to be impressed due to Pepper's lack of comedian skills.
(voiced by Brian Drummond)Â â" Shivers is a red squirrel with blue-green eyes who appears in "Blythe's Pet Project". He has a problem with stealing, or rather hoarding, things that aren't his. But at the end he became a good guy and has Pepper as one of his best friends.
(voiced by Ashleigh Ball) â" Hubble is a newborn American Robin with blue eyes, whom Russell raises after Blythe finds him inside her "Nest Hat".
(voiced by Brian Drummond) â" Ollie is a pink octopus with purple-blue eyes, who gets lost on the way to an aquarium display. He stumbles upon Littlest Pet Shop for temporary shelter, but causes more of a stir than intended.
(voiced by Peter New) â" Joey Featherton is a pigeon (and possibly hippie) who can understand the tribal raccoons at City Park.
(voiced by Samuel Vincent) â" Steve is an Indian water cobra who was available for adoption at Largest Ever Pet Shop, which he hates.
(voiced by Samuel Vincent) â" Sweet Cheeks is a sugar glider with purple eyes. His owner pretends she is a pet psychic, and he helps Blythe discover the truth about her business.
(voiced by Brian Drummond) â" Desi is a myna bird with brown eyes. he is scared of his owner, Ramon, and now his new owner is the main judge.
MinLing is a baby Triceratops with green eyes. Minka and Penny Ling mistakenly think that the egg is their ball in their fantasy. She hatches again at the end of the episode.
(voiced by Colin Murdoch) â" Wiggles is an American alligator with green eyes. He bullied the Littlest Pet Shop pets, driving them to take a stand without Blythe's help. He later reveals that he only did it because he thought all alligators were supposed to act mean because of their appearance.
(voiced by Tabitha St. Germain)Â â" Cairo is a Sphynx cat with blue eyes that is owned by Mona Autumn. She gives Blythe advice on how to deal with Mona and helps her gain Mona's approval.
Philippe is a mime artist dog with green eyes that lives in Paris. Zoe falls in love with him, distracting her from the competition.
(voiced by Samuel Vincent) â" Captain Cuddles is a European Polecat with a French accent. Pepper has a crush on him, and they both love funny, good jokes.
Ling Pen, Ling Jun, and Jun Ling
(voiced by Brian Drummond, Cathy Weseluck, and Tabitha St. Germain, respectively)Â â" Though technically not pets, Penny Ling's cousins who live in a panda reserve in Shanghai. They enjoy American movie musicals. They only appear in "Shanghai Hi-Jinks".
(voiced by Tabitha St. Germain) â" Delilah is a cat from England with a British accent. She speaks in riddles that can be difficult to understand. Sunil falls in love with her (she seems to be aware of this and humors him by flirting occasionally).
Mr. Otto Von Fuzzlebutt
(voiced by Peter New) â" Mr. Von Fuzzlebutt is an energetic raccoon who visits the pet shop in the episode "Sleeper". He soon enters a deep sleep (which he calls mini-hibernation power naps, which, according to him, are essential for raccoons during the season), making it harder for Vinnie and Sunil to make sure he has a good time at the daycamp and forcing them to make it look as if Mr. Von Fuzzlebutt is still awake. Penny Ling seems to have fallen for him.
(voiced by Colin Murdoch) â" Tangier is a professional model dog for the Tres BlasÃ© magazine. He appeared in "Some Assistance Required". He appears to be passive-aggressive and would do anything to stay on top of modeling, including sabotaging the work of any competition.
Baa Baa Lou
(voiced by Ashleigh Ball)Â â" Baa Baa Lou is a Goat who visits the Littlest Pet Shop in the episode "Secret Cupet". He soon falls in love with a pig by Sugar Sprinkles's love song's magic spell, and he reappears at the end of the episode.
Dodger and Twist
(voiced by Peter New and Colin Murdock)Â â" Two Englishman accented European Hamsters who have built a network of hamster tubes around the city, which they use to steal merchandise from Largest Ever Pet Shop to give to needy pets (in the style of Robin Hood). They appear only in the episode "Hamster Hoods".
(voiced by Anne Yoo)Â â" Jebbie is a Korean-speaking ferret with aquamarine eyes who appears in "Tongue Tied". She comes to the Littlest Pet Shop for help from Blythe to find her owner from Korea in time to go back home to Korea.
(voiced by Kathleen Barr)Â â" Sunshine is a Purple Gorilla who knows Tess McSavage. Tess has a misunderstanding of her squeaky panda she named Squeezy which explains why Tess has a phobia of pandas and gorillas. In the end, Tess finds Sunshine's squeaky and faces her fears of pandas and gorillas.
Velvet and Cashmere
(voiced by Nicole Oliver)Â â" Two chinchillas who resemble the Biskit Twins. The Biskits planned to keep them only for one day for the school's Pet Appreciation day and then ditch them at an animal shelter, but Blythe, Penny Ling, and Vinnie are determined to get the Biskits to keep them as permanent pets. They make a cameo appearance in "Fish Out of Water".
Whiskers and Sideburns
(voiced by Peter New and Lee Tockar)Â â" Two Koalas who don't like each other are arguing. They make the other pets against each other's sides. In the end, Whiskers and Sideburns rejoin their cousinship back together again. They only appear in the episode "Feud for Thought".
(voiced by Brian Drummond)Â â" Goldy is a goldfish with light blue eyes who appears in "Fish Out of Water". is a self-proclaimed wildfish- he is adventurous at heart (despite his monotonous voice) but lives a dull life, since he can only stay within the confines of his fish bowl. The pets try to make him more mobile so that he can travel around and "see the world". From the episode "Fish Out of Water".
(voiced by Peter New)Â â" Al is a Canadian accented big alligator who appears in "Fish Out of Water". He lives in the sewers as a trash compactor to get rid of garbage. He helps the pets to save Goldy from saw blades.
(voiced by Kathleen Barr)Â â" She is a Slow Loris and is from the darkest of Tamango. She likes to eat biscuits and Kibble and she hates being laughed at. Even Pepper is laughing about Dolores that she has a squeaky high-pitched voice and eats slowly. She uses her power of curse to shrink the Littlest Pet Shop and the six pets, but Vinnie imagines that could happen.
(voiced by Tabitha St. Germain)Â â" He is a homesick penguin who the pets attempt to cheer up, but he comes to acknowledge the truth about where your place is.
(voiced by Jocelyne Loewen)Â â" He is a kitten who he only tells "why". Meow-Meow asks the pets why Blythe can understand them. When they ask Blythe why he can talk to them, Meow-meow speaks.
(voiced by Peter New)Â â" He is a house spider with violet eyes who appears in "Why can't we be friends". who Vinnie befriends and tries to keep hidden from Sunil due to his arachnophobia, but when Sunil finds Weber bathing, he freaks out but Blythe manages to get Sunil to see the best side of Weber.
- "Littlest Pet Shop". TV Shows. Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved 3 October 2013.Â
- Littlest Pet Shop at Hasbro Studios
- Official website at Hub Network