Friday, 4 July 2014

Flashback Friday - Dangermouse

He's the greatest,
He's fantastic,
Wherever there is danger he'll be there!
Hes the ace,
He's amazing,
He's the strongest, he's the quickest, he's the best!

If rumours are to be believed then Danger Mouse will be returning to our screens in 2015, but with a lot of technological updates.  Whilst I am sure the new generation of children will love it will it really be a patch on this British classic?

The animated series, produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television, ran In the UK from 1981 to 1992, making a return to children's TV in 2007.  It features Danger Mouse, an English mouse - voiced by David Jason - who works as a secret agent with help from his hamster sidekick 'Penfold' (voiced by Terry Scott).



Danger Mouse (voiced by David Jason): The world's greatest secret agent - so secret, in fact, that his codename has a codename. He speaks 34 languages fluently, including some extraterrestrial ones.

Penfold (voiced by Terry Scott): Penfold is a timid, bespectacled hamster, and Danger Mouse's reluctant assistant. Penfold is half the height of Danger Mouse, and always wears thick round glasses and a crumpled blue suit with a white shirt and a yellow and black striped tie. He is coward, becoming terrified at any sign of danger.

Colonel K (voiced by Edward Kelsey): Danger Mouse's chinchilla boss.  He previously worked for Special Branch, where, he was known as Special K.

Villains - there are loads of villains in the series, here are just 3.

Baron Silas Greenback (voiced by Edward Kelsey): The recurring villain and Danger Mouse's archenemy; a
toad with a wheezy voice, although, sometimes, he was referred to as a frog.

Nero: Greenback's pet. A fluffy white caterpillar. He is a non-speaking character although, his noises and laugh are supplied by David Jason's voice sped up. Readily understood by Greenback.

Count Duckula (voiced by David Jason): A fame-obsessed vampire duck who wants to get his own show (and as you may remember later did in a spin off show!). However, his utter lack of anything approaching talent makes his attempts to "entertain" rather terrifying

Why not watch this youtube clip and relive the nostalgia.....

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