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Mr. Bean: The Animated Series: :  -- A clueless yet clever loner bungles his way through life in London.

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Seasons:
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Release Date:
5 May 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A clueless yet clever loner bungles his way through life in London. Full summary »
User Reviews:
Polarizing with fans of the live action "Mr. Bean", but in my opinion, while it is inferior, it's still funny See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Rowan Atkinson ... Mr. Bean (26 episodes, 2002-2003)
Teddy ... Teddy (25 episodes, 2002-2003)

Gary Martin ... Additional Voices (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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Series Directed by
Alexei Alexeev (4 episodes, 2002)
Richard Purdum (2 episodes, 2002)
Miklós Varga (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Lee Cornes (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Robin Driscoll (5 episodes, 2002)
Jon Canter (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Rowan Atkinson (3 episodes, 2002)
Richard Curtis (3 episodes, 2002)
Gary Parker (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Andrew Clifford (2 episodes, 2002)
Tony Haase (2 episodes, 2002)
Rebecca Stevens (2 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
Catherine T. Elliott .... line producer (26 episodes, 2002-2003)
András Erkel .... producer / animation producer (26 episodes, 2002-2003)
Rowan Atkinson .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2002)
Peter Bennett-Jones .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2002)
Claudia Lloyd .... series producer (4 episodes, 2002)
Katherine Senior .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2002)
Jill Thomas .... pre-production producer / producer (4 episodes, 2002)
Kirsty Baillie .... animation producer (3 episodes, 2002)

Jan Sawkins .... executive producer: Varga Holdings (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Howard Goodall (4 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mark Edwards (4 episodes, 2002)
Thomas Ernst (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Production Design by
Steve Small (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Art Direction by
Andrea Kirkovits (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Production Management
Éva Bognár .... production manager (3 episodes, 2002)
Katharine Tasker .... production manager (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
István Medvigy .... assistant director (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Libor Kiss .... assistant director (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Art Department
Gabor Szugyi .... background painter (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ed Roberts .... assistant storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Trevor Ricketts .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Steve Small .... series designer (2 episodes, 2002)
Sharon Smith .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Sound Department
James O'Brien .... sound effects editor (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Rob Butler-Biggs .... sound mix engineer (4 episodes, 2002)
Simon Couzens .... recording engineer / sound recording engineer (4 episodes, 2002)
Dirk Maggs .... audio director / sound director (4 episodes, 2002)
Bjorn Swinton-Berry .... recording engineer / sound recording engineer (4 episodes, 2002)
Scott Wilkinson .... sound mix engineer (4 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Visual Effects by
László Fazekas .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Csilla Fodor .... camera operator (1 episode, 2002)
Szabolcs Gellér .... camera operator (1 episode, 2002)
Zoltán Wojnischek .... camera operator (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Animation Department
Iavor Gantchev .... animation supervisor (25 episodes, 2002-2003)
Radoslav Bakalov .... animator (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
Nagy Peti .... clean-up artist: Studio Varga / character design supervisor: Studio Varga (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Róbert Schindler .... assistant animator (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Flavius Tache .... animator (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
László Brovinszki .... animator (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Paul Gooding .... key color compositor / animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Yaprak Morali .... animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Vladimir Nikitin .... lead animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Nadia Petkova .... supervisor: animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Elena Rogova .... layout artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Sarah Roper .... color designer (3 episodes, 2002)
Reg Valler .... key color compositor / animator (3 episodes, 2002)
Justine Waldie .... animator / clean-up artist / ... (3 episodes, 2002)
Péter Berényi .... animation production staff / production staff: animation (2 episodes, 2002)
Gary Dunn .... animator / animator: title animation (2 episodes, 2002)
Mónika Egri .... animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Bálint Erkel .... assistant animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Marina Ignatenko .... animation production staff / animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Alexei Lebedev .... animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Zsuzsanna Nagy .... animation production staff / production staff: animation (2 episodes, 2002)
Nikki Nikolov .... animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Luca Papp .... animation production staff / animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Andrei Paragin .... animator / layout artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Yanko Petrov .... animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Otto Ritter .... animation production staff / animator (2 episodes, 2002)
István Sinkovicz .... animation production staff / production staff: animation (2 episodes, 2002)
Adrienn Szabó .... animation production staff / production staff: animation (2 episodes, 2002)
Szabolcs Timár .... animation production staff / animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Zsolt Iván Varga .... animation production staff / animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Andrea Veldi .... animation production staff / animator (2 episodes, 2002)
Miklós Véner .... animation production staff / animator (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lajos Polecsák .... assistant editor (25 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Other crew
Libor Kiss .... production assistant (26 episodes, 2002-2003)
István Medvigy .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Amanda Broomfield .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2002)
Robin Driscoll .... story editor (4 episodes, 2002)
Gill Johnson .... business affairs (4 episodes, 2002)
Ian Moffitt .... business affairs (4 episodes, 2002)
Éva Paczolay .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2002)
Glenn Whiting .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2002)
Mike Robinson .... project manager (3 episodes, 2002)
George Cashell .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2002)
Bálint Erkel .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2002)
Rebecca Hastings .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2002)
Arabella Lauterbach .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2002)
Jan Sawkins .... animation studio executive / studio executive: animation (2 episodes, 2002)
Csaba Varga .... animation studio executive / studio executive: animation (2 episodes, 2002)
Rebecca Welsh .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2002)

Emma Mallett .... production runner (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
22 min (26 episodes)
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Mr. Bean's flat number is 2.See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Polarizing with fans of the live action "Mr. Bean", but in my opinion, while it is inferior, it's still funny, 5 July 2008
Author: Electrified_Voltage from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

This cartoon version of the hit live action TV series, "Mr. Bean", certainly hasn't managed to match its predecessor's wide appeal, and has disappointed certain fans, but it has managed to impress some viewers, including me. I saw just a little bit of an episode on TV a few years ago, but didn't actually sit down to watch any episodes until a while later, when I rented the first of the three DVD sets. Like the original series, it made me laugh, that's for sure. This year, I've finally seen every episode, and while it is somewhat inferior to the live action series, it has still given me plenty of laughs, and I would say it's superior to both of the movies.

Mr. Bean is still the same kind of person he's known to be. He is still a goofy, naive, self-centred loner, constantly struggling with life, with his Teddy as his best friend. Having the mind of a child, he keeps getting himself into trouble and finding himself on little adventures, thinking of bizarre ways to try and solve his problems! This time, however, he is in cartoon form. Some episodes also feature Irma Gobb, Bean's girlfriend from the live action series, and like before, the couple certainly doesn't have the most steady relationship. The show also introduces some new characters who were not in the live action show, most notably Bean's wrathful landlady, Mrs. Wicket, and her vicious cat, Scrapper! Bean sometimes gets in trouble with his landlady, and Scrapper sometimes adds more challenges to his life as well!

There are some clear differences between live action and animated "Mr. Bean" material, which is not a bad thing. "Mr. Bean: The Animated Series" has less of the realistic sitcom style that the original series has, and sometimes has more of a fantasy touch to it, an example being the episodes involving Bean having encounters with animals, definitely cartoon-style animals. Since this is a cartoon, it makes sense that it has more cartoon-style qualities. The show also has different theme music (piano music instead of choir music this time). The two also have their similarities. Like before, the humour here is pretty visual. The animated Mr. Bean does make more sounds and mumble more than the original live action version of the character does, but it's still mostly about the visual humour, and as a fan of the original series, I've gotten some big laughs from this cartoon, though not quite as consistently. Mrs. Wicket's aggressive tendencies, with her shouting and fits, also tend to be funny, sometimes hilarious, so when it comes to the humour of the show, she definitely helps when she appears.

Overall, this animated remake of a hit comedy series is not as consistent (some of the gags might be just a bit TOO simple, and the show may sometimes seem a bit more childish than the original), and may have some lacklustre episodes, but with all the laughs I've gotten from it (more than I've ever gotten from "Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie" and "Mr. Bean's Holiday", though they both have their moments), and the impressive animation, I certainly can't complain too much. "Mr. Bean: The Animated Series" is polarizing with fans of the original "Mr. Bean", but I think they did a decent job bringing Rowan Atkinson's world-famous antisocial buffoon to a different format (with Atkinson still providing the voice, of course). If you can't stand the character, you should obviously avoid this show, since he's not much different here. For fans, well, don't expect the exact same thing, but hopefully, you will get a decent number of laughs.

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