- The Mr. Men Show
The Mr. Men Show
Also known as Mr. Men Genre Comedy Format Flash animation Directed by Mark Risley Voices of Aaron Albertus
Peter Rida Michail
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
Darrell Van Citters
Producer(s) Karen Ialacci
Running time 22 minutes
(2 11 minute segments)
Production company(s) Chorion
Broadcast Original channel Cartoon Network Original run February 4, 2008– October 19, 2009
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.
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.
- Kate Boutilier - Excutive producer
- Eryk Casemiro - Excutive producer
- Based on the books by Roger Hargreaves
- Mark Risley - Director
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.
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.
Country Channel United States Cartoon Network and Boomerang United Kingdom Channel 5 and 5* (Milkshake!) France France 5 Australia ABC1, ABC2, ABC3, ABC Kids Canada YTV Germany Nickelodeon India Pogo Ireland TG4 and Cúla 4 Israel Hop! Japan Cartoon Network Philippines Cartoon Network Philippines Portugal RTP 1 and RTP 2 Singapore Okto Korea Cartoon Network Southeast Asia Spain TVE2 Taiwan Nickelodeon New Zealand TVNZ 6
- Mr. Men Show official site
- The Mr. Men Show at the Internet Movie Database
- Mr. Men Wiki
- The Mr. Men Show Wiki
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