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Irish animation company to bring back Danger Mouse

1 of 1 Danger Mouse is making a comeback
Danger Mouse is making a comeback

Crumbs DM! Eighties and nineties children's television favourite Danger Mouse is being rebooted by Dublin animation company Boulder Media and will return to TV screens next year.

Boulder have previously produced The Amazing World Of Gumball and Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends and Boulder's Robert Cullen will direct the new Danger Mouse and Peter Lewis and Anne Tweedy will produce. 

52 new episodes starring the debonair secret agent rodent have been ordered and will be shown on CBBC from early next year.

The original animated show, which followed Danger Mouse, voiced by David Jason, and his sidekick Penfold, voiced by the late Terry Scott, ran for ten series from 1981 to 1992 on UTV and Nickelodeon in the States. 

It has not been announced who will voice the characters in the rebooted series but Danger Mouse and Penfold will still be stationed in an iconic red London post box, the animated show will be filled with up-to-date and futuristic technology, and Danger Mouse's signature eye patch will be replaced by a multi-function "i-patch".

Speaking about the new series, 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."

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