The Mr. Men Show

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For the 1990s remake of Mr. Men and Little Miss, see The Mr. Men Show (1997).
The Mr. Men Show
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Genre Comedy
Slapstick preschool
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)

The Mr. Men Show (sometimes simply called Mr. Men) is a British/American animated television series based on the original Mr. Men and Little Miss books created in the late 20th century 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 with Kate Boutilier. Original score and songs are composed by Jared Faber.

Production[edit]

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

Voice cast[edit]

Characters US/CAN Cast of Voices UK/AUS Cast of Voices
Mr. Bounce Sam Gold Simon Greenall
Mr. Bump Aaron Albertus
Mr. Funny Does Not Speak
Mr. Fussy/Persnickety (US)/Pernickety (UK) Joseph J. Terry Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Grumpy Sam Gold Simon Greenall
Mr. Happy Simon Greenall (season 1), Rob Rackstraw (season 2)
Mr. Lazy Phil Lollar Tim Whitnall
Mr. Messy Peter Rida Michail Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Nervous Danny Katiana Tim Whitnall
Mr. Noisy Richard Epcar Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Nosey Danny Katiana Steve Kynman
Mr. Quiet Aaron Albertus Simon Greenall
Mr. Rude Joseph J. Terry
Mr. Scatterbrain
Mr. Small Phil Lollar Keith Wickham
Mr. Strong Simon Greenall
Mr. Stubborn Godfrey Lewis MacLeod
Mr. Tall Keith Wickham
Mr. Tickle Jeff Stewart Rob Rackstraw
Little Miss Bossy Sophie Roberts Alex Kelly
Little Miss Calamity Prudence Alcott Aline Mowat
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 (season 1), Emma Tate (season 2)
Little Miss Magic Prudence Alcott Emma Tate
Little Miss Naughty Alicyn Packard Jo Wyatt (season 1), Teresa Gallagher (season 2)
Little Miss Scary Susan Balboni Jo Wyatt (season 1), Alex Kelly (season 2)
Little Miss Sunshine Alicyn Packard Jo Wyatt (season 1), Emma Tate (season 2)
Little Miss Whoops Teresa Gallagher

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, (it should be noted in season 1 that Mr. Fussy was renamed Mr. Persnickety in the US broadcast and Mr. Pernickety in the UK broadcast). Little Miss Calamity and Little Miss Daredevil 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".

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