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Timmy and Tommy Tibble
The Tibbles
Timmy (blue scarf) and Tommy (red scarf)
Age 4[1][2]
Grade Preschool
Gender Male
Animal Human (books)
Bear cubs[3] (cartoon)
Complexion Beige
Favorite color Watermelon[1]
Residence Tibbles' house, Elwood City
Family Trixie Tibble (mother)[4],
Mrs. Tibble (grandmother)
Book debut Arthur Babysits
Cartoon debut "D.W. All Wet"
Voiced by See text below
image gallery
Without stopping to take a breath, Timmy Tibble can yell for five minutes. And Tommy Tibble, sometimes it seems like he's four kids!

Arthur Read, "Attack of the Turbo Tibbles"

Tommy Tibble and Timmy Tibble (also known as The Tibble Twins, or The Tibbles), are boisterous twin preschoolers in D.W.'s class at Elwood City Preschool.

Physical appearance

Tommy and Timmy are bears in the show and humans in the book. They always dress identically. They normally wear yellow t-shirts, purple shorts, yellow socks, and black and white sneakers. As they are identical twins, Timmy always wears a blue handkerchief while Tommy wears a red one to differentiate. Originally in the books, they looked more like humans and less like bears, but that changed in the cartoon series. Notably, however, in even later book releases, the two continued to appear as humans, despite the significant art shift in the books towards an appearance more in line with that of the television series.


Tommy and Timmy are mischievous, clever, reckless and often really mean and annoying (Timmy more than Tommy, but sometimes Tommy more than Timmy), though deep down they are good kids. Timmy is more independent and meaner than his brother, as seen in "Double Tibble Trouble" and "Attack of the Turbo Tibbles." In "Double Tibble Trouble" it is revealed that when Tommy is not with Timmy he becomes sad and behaves well, but at the end of the episode when Tommy gets sick, Timmy doesn't seem sad and behaves like always. In "Attack of the Turbo Tibbles," Timmy is the one who hurts D.W. They each have their own ways of annoying others, usually by yelling louder than one another. Tommy also seems to have more of a sensitive side than Timmy.[5]



Tommy and Timmy live with their grandmother in a large house that looks almost haunted.

  • Mrs. Tibble: She is Tommy and Timmy's grandmother. She loves the twins very much, but doesn't always show awareness of their bad behavior, though she does occasionally show signs of distress at their actions. In the episode "Mind Your Manners", the twins force themselves to learn manners in order to take their grandmother out to dinner. They usually spend all of their time at her house when they're not in preschool.
  • Trixie Tibble:[6] The mother of the Tibble Twins. She is first mentioned in "D.W.'s Backpack Mishap", where we find out that she used to take the twins on trips around the world.
  • Timmy & Tommy's Father: Although mentioned several times, not much is known about their father. [citation needed]


  • D.W. Read: The Tibbles are her friends but often try to compete with and pester her. They also sometimes trick her into doing foolish things.
  • Emily: She is D.W's best friend. They often try to compete with her as well.


Voice Actors

Timmy Tibble

Tommy Tibble


  • In the book series they're human beings while in the television series they're bears.
  • In "Bleep", Timmy can whistle, but in "Whistling in the Wind" he cannot, however, it is possible that the events of Whistling in the Wind occurred before Bleep, or that Timmy might have learned whistling during the course of these episodes.
  • In the newer episodes, Timmy is a little taller then Tommy. But they are the same size in the earlier ones.


The full image gallery for Tibble Twins may be viewed at Tibble Twins/Gallery.


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