Now, 33 years since the series first aired, the heroic, small but perfectly formed white rodent Danger Mouse is back to save a world teetering on the edge of disaster and is licensed to thrill a whole new generation in the 52×11’ 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. Danger Mouse will be co-produced and animated by Irish animation company Boulder Media with Robert Cullen (The Amazing World Of Gumball, Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends) directing and Peter Lewis and Anne Tweedy producing. Original Danger Mouse co-creator Brian Cosgrove will act as a consultant on the series.
Cosgrove said: “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. 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.”
Boulder Media is based in central Dublin and is one of the largest animation studios in Ireland. They have a staff of around 85 classically-trained animators and artists, who are currently at work on the second season of Disney’s ‘Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja’. Recently, Boulder were coproducers on the first season of Cartoon Network’s ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’, winner of a number of BAFTAs, an International Children’s Emmy and at Annecy, amongst many other awards. You can keep up to date with the haps of Danger Mouse on the Boulder Media Blog.
Boulder Media will host an Animation Workshop, led by Emmy-nominated Robert Cullen, during the Fingal Film Festival which runs from 26 – 28 September 2014.