Topo Gigio is one mouse everybody loves! Topo Gigio is an Italian mouse puppet created by Maria Perego of Milan, Italy. Topo made his first debut at an Italian TV station in 1959 and has been a phenomenon ever since. Actor Giuseppe "Peppino" Mazzullo was the voice behind the 10 inch tall mouse. This little fella is very popular mainly in Italy, USA, and Latin America. He has made appearances in children's magazines, cartoons, and even the Ed Sullivan show. Not so bad for a mouse!