Danger Mouse (2015 TV series)

Danger Mouse is an animated television series, produced by FremantleMedia and Boulder Media, though it started being produced by Boat Rocker Media in 2018 after they acquired FremantleMedia Kids & Family. The series, which is a revival of the 1981 television series of the same name, revolves around Danger Mouse, the self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Secret Agent", and his hamster sidekick Penfold, who protect the world from a variety of dangers. With help from his boss Colonel K and the genius scientist Professor Squawkencluck, Danger Mouse is equipped to defeat his nemesis, Baron Silas von Greenback.

Danger Mouse
Genre
Based on
Developed byBrian Cosgrove
Directed by
  • Robert Cullen (2015–17)
  • Aidan McAteer (2018–19)
Voices of
Narrated byDave Lamb
Opening theme"Danger Mouse"
by Sanj Sen and Phillipa Alexander[N 1]
Ending theme"Danger Mouse" (Shorter Version)
by Sanj Sen and Phillipa Alexander
ComposerSanj Sen
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada (since 2018)
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes99
Production
Executive producers
  • Chapman Maddox
  • Bob Higgins
  • Tim Searle
  • Brian Cosgrove (2015–16)
Running time11 minutes
22 minutes (special episodes only)
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkCBBC (UK)
Picture formatHDTV 1080i 1080p
Original release28 September 2015 (2015-09-28) 
5 March 2019 (2019-03-05)
Chronology
Related showsDanger Mouse (original series)

Plans for a revival of Danger Mouse were first considered in 2013, before being announced the following year, with original series co-creator Brian Cosgrove helping to develop the series.[3] The main cast were announced in 2014, with more cast members being announced later in the year. The series premiered on CBBC on 28 September 2015, more than 20 years after the end of the show's original run.[4]

Within three weeks of the series running, Danger Mouse achieved 2.4 million viewers and became the highest rated show on the CBBC channel.[5] On 19 May 2016, the series was commissioned for a second series[6] and on 4 April 2017, for a third series of 26 episodes.[7]

Danger Mouse was the winner of the 'Best Sound Design' and 'Best Music' awards at the 2017 and 2019 Irish Animation Awards.[8][9] Aidan McAteer also picked up the award for 'Best Director' at the 2019 awards.[9]


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