Danger Mouse is back! No, not the musician renowned for his work with Danger Doom, Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, Beck, and The Black Keys. Most people who grew up during the 80s and early 90s will remember the #1 spy mouse of the day. Danger Mouse was an acclaimed cartoon series, satirizing the British spy genre, James Bond and Danger Man in particular, which was immensely popular at the time. Now, this hallmark of so many childhoods has been rebooted and is coming to Netflix sooner than you might guess. Check out the trailer below!
If you guessed that this is being released on Netflix this Friday, April 29, then you actually guessed exactly right. Weird. Anyway, as with the original, the reboot of Danger Mouse appeared on the BBC first, premiering last year, before being available to most Americans. Most of the old familiar characters are back, inlcuding Danger Mouse’s trusty assistant Penfold, Colonel K, Baron Silas Greenback, Stiletto Mafiosa, and Count Duckula. This new series features some voices that you’re probably familiar with, like Stephen Fry, Lena Headey (Game of Thrones and 300), and John Oliver (Last Week Tonight and The Daily Show). About doing the show, Headey said:
“I wanted to do it because it was pure nostalgia for me. I have children now and it’s just a treat to be involved in something that you loved as a kid and be able to share it. Those moments as an actor that come a long once in while are not to be missed.”
“I’ve loved Danger Mouse my whole life. Danger Mouse was a significant part of my childhood. So to get a chance to do it is like getting a chance to step into your childhood, which is both a magical and a potentially hazardous thing! It will be awesome, I can’t wait to see it, let alone hear myself in it!”
Now, to really kick the nostalgia into high gear, here’s the original theme and opening sequence of the cartoon:
What did you think of the trailer? Are you excited for the Danger Mouse reboot?