Danger Mouse

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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!

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It looks like Danger Mouse might be getting some big screen action!  Recently revived and peppered with the vocal talents of Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, John Oliver, Lena Headey, and Stephen Fry, the classic 1980’s animated series has apparently (according to The Tracking Board) been picked up by Sony Pictures Animation and Studio Canal to develop into a feature film.  Created by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall, Danger Mouse was a British cartoon about a secret agent mouse, originally running from 1981 to 1992. (more…)

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What you see up top is the old school version of Danger Mouse, complete with hamster assistant Penfold and rogues gallery. ‘Danger Mouse’ was a cartoon parody of cool figures like ‘Danger Man’ and ‘James Bond.’ He’d go on missions with his reluctant sidekick, and because he was a secret agent, he wore an eyepatch like Nick Fury. The British show was often very inconsistent, sometimes showing the characters as small animals living in a world of human scale. Other times, they’d be as tall as you and me. It was done on the cheap too. Remember how in ‘G.I. Joe’ you’d see repeated animations of trouble bubbles getting shot down, or Cobra officers jumping one poor Joe? DM over-did that. Still, for some reason it was a hugely popular cartoon and there were rumblings in 2013 about rebooting it. Look further for video proof in that pudding. (more…)

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