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A secret agent mouse and his sidekick hamster have adventures — that was the premise for the cartoon “Danger Mouse,” which aired from 1981 to 1992 on the ITV network in the United Kingdom. Each of the 161 original episodes was 10 minutes long. It was 1984 before “Danger Mouse” made an appearance on U.S. television in syndication. When the series ended in 1992, it first seemed that reruns would be the only way to catch “Danger Mouse.” All of that changed today.
For the reboot, Danger Mouse is being voiced by Alexander Armstrong and Penfold, the hamster, is being voiced by Kevin Eldon. Colonel K, Danger Mouse’s boss, is voiced by Stephen Fry and villain Baron Greenback is voiced by Ed Gaughan. Lena Headey voices Jeopardy Mouse, who is the American equivalent to Danger Mouse. The narrator is now Dave Lamb. In addition to the new voice actors, some other tweaks were made, chief among them incorporating some of today’s technology. For instance, his eye patch is now an ipatch, which features multiple state-of-the art functions, according to the BBC website.
According to an article in Variety, the new “Danger Mouse” will be available in the United States on Netflix in spring 2016.
#DangerMouse is back and nice touch having the original cast names in the billboard advert in the Times Square scene
— Just Dan (@dapperdan2010) September 28, 2015
— Sara Houston (@SaraPMHouston) September 28, 2015
#DangerMouse Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Laughed a lot, great casting, lovely animation style.
— Simon Underwood (@SiFoulaReel) September 28, 2015