Thursday, 13 September 2007

Todays 80s Star is...Dangermouse, one of the best cartoons of the decade.


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Todays 80s Star is...Dangermouse, one of the best cartoons of the decade.


DangerMouse is a British animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films. It features the eponymous DangerMouse, a British mouse that works as a secret agent.

The show is a loose parody of British spy fiction, particularly James Bond and the Danger Man series starring Patrick McGoohan. The eponymous hero wears a rakish eyepatch and his chest is prominently emblazoned with the initials "DM". This causes problems for those translating the series into other languages, where a literal translation of the words "Danger" and "Mouse" do not share those initials; the Scots Gaelic version, for example, calls the series (and the lead) "Donnie Murdo" (two given names unconnected either with mice or danger). The Slovenian translation omitted the DM initials entirely, however, dubbing Danger Mouse Hrabri miĊĦek ("brave mouse"). DangerMouse was the first British cartoon to break into the American TV market, being shown in syndication on June 4, 1984, where it garnered a tremendous fan following that still exists. Since it went off air it has been periodically repeated and been released on DVD.



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