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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Award-winning Irish animators behind Danger Mouse comeback

Published 18/06/2014 | 07:45

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Danger Mouse is making a comeback and Irish animators will be involved in his creation
Danger Mouse is making a comeback and Irish animators will be involved in his creation

A new series of 80s favourite, Danger Mouse, has been announced for CBBC, and Irish producers and animators will facilitate his return.

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The secret agent mouse, and his sidekick Penfold, captivated audiences for 11 years and became one of the most popular animated characters on UK television.

Now, 33 years since the first series aired they're coming back thanks to partners Boulder and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.

Boulder is an Irish company based in Dublin and is one of the largest animation studios in the country with 85 classically-trained animators who are already at work on Disney's 'Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja'.

The studio was established by Creative Director, Robert Cullen, and is run by Robert and Producers, Anne Tweedy and Peter Lewis.  Peter will be directing Danger Mouse whilst Anne will be producing.

Danger Mouse will be updated for a modern audience with his eye patch now an "i-patch" with multiple technological functions.

Brian Cosgrove, co-creator of the original Danger Mouse series, 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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