It's over two decades since we've seen our favorite cartoon mouse (sorry Mickey) on the small screen, but that's all about to change, as 52-episodes of the cartoon have been ordered and will be shown on CBBC from early next year.
Danger Mouse and his sidekick Penfold dominated the cartoon world from about from 1981 – 1992 on UTV and Nickelodeon in the States. It featured Del Boy himself, David Jason, as the voice of the superhero mouse, although it's yet to be confirmed who will voice the new series. If he wasn't saving the world, he was going up against that notorious Duckula, who could forget that fellow? He even got his own spin-off show after.
Original co-creator Brian 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." Good news on the Irish front too as Dublin based Boulder Media are co-producing and animating the new series.
This new Danger Mouse will also have all the up-to-date technology with his familiar eye patch being replaced with an i-patch, although the pair will continue to operate out of a red postbox.
Danger Mouse isn't the only cartoon coming back to telly either, The Powerpuff Girls will be on our screens in 2016 Cartoon Network announced yesterday. Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises said; “As the original ambassador of girl power, The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation."
Good to know the little ones will be getting as good a cartoon education as we all had 'ey?