Perego's great innovation in the world of children's television was understanding how to animate puppets like Topo Gigio in a convincing way: making them move by people completely dressed in black on a black background. In 1961 Topo Gigio was the first animated puppet to appear in the Carousel, in an advertisement for Pavesini biscuits. Over the years he was the star of films and television programs and soon he will be the protagonist of a series of cartoons on Rai Yoyo.
"Then we built a mouse."
In 1961 he was born #Mouse Gigio: has the voice of Peppino Mazzullo and will soon have an incredible national and international success.
Today Maria Perego, her creator, is 95 years old and tells her story a #The girls.
With @Gloria_Guida.@raffaella pic.twitter.com/nFEffHa5gA
– Rai3 (@RaiTre) October 12, 2019
Two years ago Cino Tortorella died, the TV presenter famous for the character of Mago Zurlì and shoulder of Topo Gigio for many years.
The obituary of the Mago Zurlì signed by Topo Gigio