7 items from 2014
It’s been a very quick turnaround of news for BBC’s reboot to Danger Mouse. Following the announcement of the new show we were given a promotional image and now it seems we’re going to see some character changes for this new vision.
In an interview with British newspaper The Guardian, Cbbc Controller Cheyrl Taylor said that, “characters that might have been male in the past will now be female characters”.
Kay Benbow, controller of sister station CBeebies was quoted as saying, “I still feel the default tendency is for there to be a male lead or a male presenter”. She went on to say how they were looking to commission more shows with female lead characters and with their name in the show title in an effort to make females more prominent in their programming.
There is no news on which character(s) will be getting the gender swap. »
- Luke Owen
The period June 9th to 15th 2014 was an unpleasant raid on the collective VHS cassette memory of our youth. Not only did Eric Hill, the creator of Spot the Dog, pass away, but so too did Casey Kasem, who for forty years had been the voice of Scooby-Doo's snack wingman Shaggy. Francis Matthews, the stiff upper lip behind Captain Scarlet's stiff puppet lip, departed to be with a different angel squadron. And before that Earth lost Rik Mayall, who performed the best Jackanory ever. Sorry Prince Charles. He did.
So if you felt a part of your formative years had suddenly melted away like a Funny Feet ice cream abandoned on a see-saw, then that's perfectly normal. It's always sad and strangely personal »
A few days ago FremantleMedia and the BBC announced that they were teaming up for a new version of the classic British cartoon series Danger Mouse, and now we have our first look at the rebooted spy, along with his side-kick Penfold…
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- Gary Collinson
Over two decades since it wrapped, much loved 1980s British cartoon series "Danger Mouse" is coming out of retirement with FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment teaming with the BBC to produce a 52-episode new series to air on Cbbc next year in the UK.
A parody of the Bond films and TV's "Danger Man", the Cosgrove Hall Films production followed an eye-patched white mouse who is also the world's greatest secret agent. He and his bespectacled and reluctant hamster assistant Penfold work out of their base within a red postbox.
Together they battled the evil machinations of the wheezy voiced toad Baron Silas Greenback and his crow assistant Stiletto Mafiosa. On occasion the vampire Count Duckula was the antagonist, and he went on to score his own spin-off series.
161 episodes were produced over a decade and the show proved to be an international hit, even in the United States market where »
- Garth Franklin
The much-loved British children’s show Danger Mouse is set to return to TV screens, with FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment partnering up with the BBC to develop a new version of the classic series, which will air on Cbbc.
“When I helped to create Danger Mouse I had no idea the show would be such a huge success both in the UK and overseas,” said Brian Cosgrove, co-creator of the original show. “I am delighted that a whole new generation will be introduced to his daring deeds and thrilled to be part of this new 21st century series. I can’t wait to find out what he’s been up to for the last 23 years.”
- Gary Collinson
Danger Mouse will return next year with a new 52-episode series on Cbbc.
The original Cosgrove Hall Films production ran for ten series from 1981 to 1992, on Citv in the UK and Nickelodeon in the Us.
"I am delighted that a whole new generation will be introduced to his daring deeds and thrilled to be part of this new 21st century series.
"I can't wait to find out what he's been up to for the last 23 years."
The rights to the Danger Mouse character are now owned by FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, which is collaborating with the BBC on the new series.
Fremantle had teased the possible return of the character in March 2013, following »
Cbbc has revived Cosgrove Hall's Danger Mouse for a 52-episode new series to air in 2015...
Thunderbirds, Morph, and now Danger Mouse... The UK is officially only a Super Gran reboot away from full nostalgic kids' TV submersion. Cbbc has announced it's bringing back Cosgrove Hall's murine super spy for fifty-two new eleven-minute instalments, due to air in 2015.
It's a mighty thirty-three years since the series, about a Bond-like super agent mouse who lived in a secret lair underneath a red post box aided by his trusty er, hamster? friend Penfold zipped around the world besting foes, first aired on ITV.
Horrible Histories' Ben Ward is leading the writing team, and there's no official confirmation yet on who will be voicing the titular character (if it isn't David Jason, Cbbc may well have an angry thirty-something riot on their hands, providing we can all get babysitters that is).
The reboot, »
7 items from 2014
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