The Mr. Men Show


The Mr. Men Show
The Mr. Men Show
Mr. Men US.JPG
Logo
Also known as Mr. Men
Genre Comedy
Format Flash animation
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
Composer(s) Jared Faber
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (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
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 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. Season 1 first aired on February 4, 2008 and Season 2 aired on September 8, 2009.

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Production

The Mr. Men Show is produced in Glendale, California by Renegade Animation and Chorion in New York City.

Summary

Based on the classic childrens' 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. Most episodes are not based on the books but are, in fact, new stories. There are also several changes in the TV show.

Opening credits

Episodes

Seasons Episodes First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 26 February 4, 2008 March 30, 2008
Season 2 26 September 8, 2009 October 19, 2009

Characters and voice cast

Character US/CAN Voice Cast UK/AUS Voice Cast
Mr. Bounce Sam Gold Simon Greenall
Mr. Bump Aaron Albertus Simon Greenall
Mr. Funny N/A N/A
Mr. Fussy/Mr. Per(s)nickety Joseph J. Terry Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Grumpy Sam Gold Simon Greenall
Mr. Happy Sam Gold 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. Nosy 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
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 Alicyn Packard Teresa Gallagher

Adapting the books for television

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. Pernickety). 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. Mr. Tall, Mr. Funny, Little Miss Curious, Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Magic and Little Miss Giggles appeared in Season 2.

Dillydale

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".

American English and British English versions

The Mr. Men Show is dubbed from American English into British English. With the exceptions of Mr. Scatterbrain, and Mr. Rude, the American English voice cast is completely different from the British English cast.

The artists at Renegade Animation animate the Mr. Men Show character actions to the U.S. cast's performance. The finished episodes are then shipped to the UK for overdubbing, where the UK cast mimics the US cast, matching the existing lip movements.

Channels

Country Channel
United States United States Cartoon Network and Boomerang
United Kingdom United Kingdom Channel 5 and 5* (Milkshake!)
France France France 5
Australia Australia ABC1, ABC2, ABC3, ABC Kids
Canada Canada YTV
Germany Germany Nickelodeon
India India Pogo
Republic of Ireland Ireland TG4 and Cúla 4
Israel Israel Hop!
Japan Japan Cartoon Network
Philippines Philippines Cartoon Network Philippines
Portugal Portugal RTP 1 and RTP 2
Singapore Singapore Okto
South Korea Korea Cartoon Network Southeast Asia
Spain Spain TVE2
Republic of China Taiwan Nickelodeon
New Zealand New Zealand TVNZ 6

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