The Mr. Men Show

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The Mr. Men Show
Mr. Men US.JPG
Genre Animated series
Comedy
Based on Mr. Men, by Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves
Developed by Kate Boutilier
Eryk Casemiro
Directed by Mark Risley
Voices of (See Voice cast)
Narrated by
Composer(s) Jared Faber
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (104 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Karen Ialacci
Peggy Regan
Editor(s) Michael D'Ambrosio
Running time 22 minutes (whole)
11 minutes (segments)
Production company(s) Chorion
Renegade Animation
Release
Original network
Original release February 4, 2008 (2008-02-04) – October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)
Chronology
Related shows Mr. Men
Little Miss
Mr. Men and Little Miss
The Mr. Men Show (1997)

The Mr. Men Show (sometimes simply called Mr. Men) is a British/American animated children's television series based on the original Mr. Men and Little Miss books created in the 1970s and 1980s 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 was directed by Mark Risley and executive produced by Kate Boutilier and Eryk Casemiro. The music was composed by Jared Faber. The series currently airs on Channel 5's Milkshake! programming block in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang.[1]

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 features the more minor characters more prominently. Most episodes are not based on the books but are, in fact, new stories. There are also several changes in the TV show.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
152February 4, 2008 (2008-02-04)March 30, 2008 (2008-03-30)
252September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)

Voice cast[edit]

US voices[edit]

UK voices[edit]

  • Joey D'Auria - Mr. Rude, Mr. Scatterbrain (credited as "Joseph J. Terry")
  • Emma Tate - Little Miss Helpful (season 2), Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Sunshine (season 2)
  • Teresa Gallagher - Little Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Daredevil, Little Miss Naughty (season 2), Little Miss Whoops
  • Simon Greenall - Mr. Bounce, Mr. Bump, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Happy (season 1), Mr. Quiet, Mr. Strong
  • Alex Kelly - Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Scary (season 2)
  • Steve Kynman - Mr. Nosey
  • Lewis MacLeod - Mr. Stubborn
  • Claire Morgan - Little Miss Curious, Little Miss Giggles
  • Aline Mowat - Little Miss Calamity
  • Rob Rackstraw - Mr. Happy (season 2), Mr. Messy, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Pernickety/Mr. Fussy, Mr. Tickle
  • Tim Whitnall - Mr. Lazy, Mr. Nervous
  • Keith Wickham - Mr. Small, Mr. Tall
  • Jo Wyatt - Little Miss Helpful (season 1), Little Miss Naughty (season 1), Little Miss Scary (season 1), Little Miss Sunshine (season 1)
  • Simon Callow - Narrator

Crew[edit]

Production[edit]

The Mr. Men Show was produced in Los Angeles by Renegade Animation, who was well known for producing Cartoon Network's Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, and Chorion in New York City and London.

Adapting the books for television[edit]

Some artistic license has been taken in adapting the books for television, including name changes, design alterations and the creation of entirely new 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, (in season 1 that Mr. Fussy was renamed Mr. Persnickety in the US broadcast and Mr. Pernickety in the UK broadcast). Little Miss Calamity, Little Miss Daredevil, Mr. Scatterbrain and Mr. Stubborn were created exclusively for the television series.

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".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cartoon Network Schedule - Boomerang". Cartoon Network. Time Warner. April 20, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-04-20. 

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