The Mr. Men Show

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For the 1990s remake of Mr. Men and Little Miss, see Mr. Men Show (1997).
The Mr. Men Show
Mr. Men US.JPG
Logo
Genre Horror fiction
Slapstick
Based on Mr. Men by Roger Hargreaves & Adam Hargreaves
Developed by Kate Boutilier
Eryk Casemiro
Directed by Mark Risley
Voices of Aaron Albertus
Prudence Alcott
Susan Balboni
Godfrey Danchimah
Richard Epcar
Sam Gold
Danny Katiana
Katie Leigh
Phil Lollar
Peter Rida Michail
Alicyn Packard
Sophie Roberts
Jeff Stewart
Joseph J. Terry
Narrated by Joseph J. Terry (U.S.)
Simon Callow (U.K.)
Composer(s) Jared Faber
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (104 segments) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Kate Boutilier
Eryk Casemiro
Diana Manson
Kurt Mueller
Ashley Postelwaite
Darrell Van Citters
Producer(s) Karen Ialacci
Peggy Regan
Running time 22 minutes
(2 11 minute segments)
Production company(s) Chorion
Renegade Animation
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network (U.S.)
Channel 5 (U.K.)
Original run February 4, 2008 (2008-02-04) – October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)

The Mr. Men Show (sometimes simply called Mr. Men) is an British/American animated television series based on the original Mr. Men and Little Miss books created in the 1970s, 80s and 90s by British author Roger Hargreaves and his son Adam Hargreaves. Adapted from the published source material into a television variety program, The Mr. Men Show features comedy sketches (primarily), pantomimes, dance numbers and music videos. The TV series is directed by Mark Risley and executive produced by Eryk Casemiro & Kate Boutilier. Original score and songs are composed by Jared Faber.

Production[edit]

The Mr. Men Show was produced in New York by Renegade Animation and Chorion in Los Angeles and London.

Summary[edit]

Based on the classic children's book series Mr. Men and Little Miss, the show takes place in the town of Dillydale. The show revolves around the characters from the books (though some characters were made for the show) and their adventures. Unlike the books (which featured characters like Mr. Tickle, Mr. Brave, Mr. Happy, Little Miss Bossy, and Little Miss Sunshine as major characters), the TV show stars every character, but only a handful of them. Most episodes are not based on the books but are, in fact, new stories. There are also several changes in the TV show.

Credits[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Cast[edit]

Characters US/CAN Cast of Voices UK/AUS Cast of Voices
Mr. Bounce Sam Gold Simon Greenall
Mr. Bump Aaron Albertus Simon Greenall
Mr. Funny Dee Bradley Baker Dee Bradley Baker
Mr. Fussy/Persnickety Joseph J. Terry Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Grumpy Sam Gold Simon Greenall
Mr. Happy Sam Gold Simon Greenall in Season 1 & Rob Rackstraw in Season 2
Mr. Lazy Phil Lollar Tim Whitnall
Mr. Messy Peter Rida Michail Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Noisy Richard Epcar Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Nosy (Mr. Nosey) Danny Katiana Steve Kynman
Mr. Quiet Aaron Albertus Simon Greenall
Mr. Rude Joseph J. Terry Joseph J. Terry
Mr. Scatterbrain Joseph J. Terry Joseph J. Terry
Mr. Small Phil Lollar Keith Wickham
Mr. Strong Phil Lollar Simon Greenall
Mr. Stubborn Godfrey Danchimah Lewis MacLeod
Mr. Tall Godfrey Danchimah Keith Wickham
Mr. Tickle Jeff Stewart Rob Rackstraw
Little Miss Bossy Sophie Roberts Alex Kelly
Little Miss Calamity Prudence Alcott Aline Mowat in Season 1
Little Miss Chatterbox Katie Leigh Teresa Gallagher
Little Miss Curious Sophie Roberts Claire Morgan
Little Miss Daredevil Katie Leigh Teresa Gallagher
Little Miss Giggles Reba West Claire Morgan
Little Miss Helpful Katie Leigh Jo Wyatt in Season 1, Emma Tate in Season 2
Little Miss Magic Prudence Alcott Emma Tate
Little Miss Naughty Alicyn Packard Jo Wyatt in Season 1 & Teresa Gallagher in Season 2
Little Miss Scary Susan Balboni Jo Wyatt in Season 1, Alex Kelly in Season 2
Little Miss Sunshine Alicyn Packard Jo Wyatt in Season 1, Emma Tate in Season 2
Little Miss Whoops Alicyn Packard Teresa Gallagher

Vocal effects of some of the animals (such as monkeys) were provided by Frank Welker.

Adapting the books for television[edit]

Some artistic license has been taken in adapting the books for television, including name changes, design alterations, the creation of entirely new characters and the gender reassignment of existing characters. In 2008, Mr. Rude, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Strong, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Fussy, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Whoops, Mr. Messy, Little Miss Helpful, Mr. Small, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Nervous, Mr. Lazy, Little Miss Magic, Mr. Tall, Little Miss Bossy, Mr. Funny and Little Miss Curious have undergone re-imaginings, (it should be noted in season 1 that Mr. Fussy was renamed Mr. Persnickety). Little Miss Calamity and Little Miss Daredevil were created exclusively for the television series, while the book’s female characters of Little Miss Stubborn and Little Miss Scatterbrain have been changed to Mr. Stubborn and Mr. Scatterbrain.

Dillydale[edit]

The Dillydale city sign

In Roger Hargreaves' original book series, each of the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters were given a hometown: Happyland, Tiddletown, Nonsenseland - in the television series, all the characters live in the same city, the township of Dillydale. The name "Dillydale" was coined by series producer Peggy Regan. To commemorate the historic naming, Peggy was presented with a plaque and the honorary title "The Mayor of Dillydale".

Channels[edit]

Country Channel
United States United States Cartoon Network (2008–2009) and Boomerang (TV channel) (2009-2013)
United Kingdom United Kingdom Channel 5 (Milkshake!) (2008–present)
France France France 5, Olive TV and TiJi
Australia Australia ABC 4 Kids, ABC 3, and ABC
Canada Canada YTV (2008–2010) and Teletoon (2015)
Germany Germany Nickelodeon
Poland Polish MiniMini
India India Pogo
Republic of Ireland Ireland TG4 and Cúla 4
Israel Israel Hop!
Japan Japan Cartoon Network, Fuji Television
Philippines Philippines Cartoon Network Philippines
Portugal Portugal RTP 1 and RTP 2 (2008–2014)
Brazil Brazil Discovery Kids (2012–present)
Singapore Singapore Okto
South Korea South Korea Cartoon Network Southeast Asia
Spain Spain TVE2
Taiwan Taiwan Nickelodeon
New Zealand New Zealand TVNZ 6
Republic of Ireland Tullaroan Channel Teddy
Malaysia Malaysia Discovery Kids
Turkey Turkey TV3, Playhouse TV
Greece Greece Alpha TV
Arab League Arab world Baraem (Mid 2014)

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