Danger Mouse is to return to TV as FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment announces new series with CBBC.
33 years since the series first aired, Danger Mouse is back to save a world teetering on the edge of disaster in the 52 x 11′ animated, comedy adventure series. Commissioned by controller of CBBC Cheryl Taylor, the co-production with FremantleMedia Kids & Family is set to air on the channel in 2015.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment owns the global TV and licensing rights to Danger Mouse and is partnering with the BBC to produce the new series which forms part of the division’s five year partnership with BBC Children’s. It will be co-produced and animated by Boulder Media with Robert Cullen (The Amazing World of Gumball, Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends) directing and Peter Lewis and Anne Tweedy producing, using a mixed media approach to give the show a distinct look and feel. Ben Ward (Horrible Histories, Tracy Beaker) leads the writing team with Sarah Muller executive producer for CBBC, Bob Higgins executive producer for FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and original Danger Mouse co-creator Brian Cosgrove acting as a consultant on the series.
Danger Mouse’s distinguishing eye patch has now been replaced by an ‘i-patch’ with multiple technological functions. Also returning to the show are DM’s trusty sidekick and hapless hamster Penfold, and other familiar faces along with a host of new characters, locations, gadgets, villains and vehicles. Danger Mouse’s HQ will still be housed in a red post box but his nerve centre will be now packed with state-of-the-art technology.
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