Animated children’s show renewed for third season.
FremantleMedia Kids and Family (FMK) and CBBC announced that Danger Mouse is returning to CBBC. Commissioned by CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor, the series is part of FMK’s five-year co-production partnership with BBC Children’s and has now been sold into 100+ territories.
Due to air on CBBC in 2018, the next instalment of 26 x 11-minute episodes will follow on from the second season, which begins later this year on CBBC bringing the total number of episodes to 104 x 11. CBBC launched the reboot of the 1981 animated series in September 2015.
Danger Mouse is voiced by Alexander Armstrong, and his faithful yet hapless hamster sidekick Penfold is voiced by Kevin Eldon. Other voices include Dave Lamb, Stephen Fry, Morwenna Banks, Lena Headey John Oliver and Shauna Macdonald.
“I’m proud that Danger Mouse is now an award-winning series, as well as a huge hit with audiences all over the world,” says Rick Glankler, president/general manager, FremantleMedia Kids and Family. “Collaborating with the immensely talented teams at the BBC and Boulder has created a global smash that’s already much loved and is going from strength to strength and now there will be even more magnificent missions, dastardly plots and off-the-wall humor for our fans to enjoy.”
“Danger Mouse has quickly established himself as a channel defining and much loved hero for the CBBC audience and their parents,” says Taylor. “With even more dare-devil adventures in the pipeline he and Penfold are poised to keep on saving the world for a long time yet.”
The first season of the reboot has rolled out around the world, including North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East, Japan, Germany, France, Benelux, the Nordics, Poland and Italy.
Danger Mouse is co-produced by CBBC and FremantleMedia Kids and Family with Tim Searle executive producer for CBBC Productions, and Bob Higgins and Chapman Maddox executive producers for FMK.
Source: FremantleMedia Kids and Family