The Re-Making of Danger Mouse
Back in the 80s and early 90s there was no contest, he was the greatest, he was fantastic and you had better believe that wherever there was danger he would certainly be there. Now Danger Mouse is back to face not only the dastardly Baron Greenback, but a new generation of would be fans. Remakes are a tricky thing to get right with many failing to find the balance needed to appeal to a new audience whilst also keeping the older fans happy.
However, in spite of the perceived odds the new series has been universally lauded, and like an episode from the show, those odds have been defied and Danger Mouse has emerged triumphant as ever.
We will be joined by the team responsible for this rodent renaisance as they take us behind the scenes for an exclusive look at a yet to be aired episode.
Born in Dublin, Robert has been working in the animation industry for almost 20 years. He is the founder and Creative Director of Boulder Media, which he established in 2000.
Boulder has grown to be one of the largest animation studios in Ireland, with a full time staff of 150 and has produced shows for all the major Broadcasters.
In 2007 Robert was nominated for an Emmy for his work as Animation Director on Cartoon Network's Foster 's Home for Imaginary Friends. He went in to be the Animation Director on El Tigre for Nickelodeon, The Amazing World of Gumball for Cartoon Network and Randy Cunningham-9th Grade Ninja for Disney. He has also directed a number of pilots and shorts. In 2014 he wrote and directed Fresh Cut Grass, a 10 min animated short which went on to win numerous international awards.
Robert is currently directing the new series of Danger Mouse. A co-production between Boulder Media,CBBC and Fremantle.
Andrew is a writer, producer, script editor, voice director and very bad voice acting stand-in known for the rebirth of Danger Mouse, Series 4 of live-action drama ‘Wolfblood’ and two series of animation hybrid ‘Strange Hill High’. Not bad for someone who blundered into the TV world via Channel 4’s ‘Shameless’ in his mid-30’s after having various careers including office furniture salesman. What Andrew doesn’t know about four drawer filing cabinets isn’t worth knowing...neither is what he does know.
Ben is currently the head writer on Horrible Histories and Danger Mouse. He has in the past, been lead writer or co-lead writer on the award winning shows MIHigh, SM:TV Live and Tracy Beaker Returns. During his 20 years as a comedy writer he’s worked on many other programmes both in adult and children’s television from Spitting Image to Peter Rabbit. He’s also a two-time World “Toad in the Hole” Champion, although few people understand just how impressive that is.
|Date & Time:||Thu, 01 Jan - 0:00|
|Approx. Runtime:||75 mins|
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