“We’re always looking to expand if the project is right but we don’t want to scale to a point that would jeopardise the work.We want to make sure that even though we’re now a medium-to-large company that we have a boutique feel still about us because that handmade feel is what gets us the gigs,” he said.
Previously we usually only worked on one at a time but in recent years we’ve expanded significantly due to an increase in job offers that have come our way,” Mr Cullen said.
The white-clad rodent who wore a patch over one eye was voiced by Sir David Jason, while his sidekick Penfold was played by the late Terry Scott, although there has been no confirmation of stars who will be in the new run.
The show, created by the Cosgrove Hall animation studios, originally ran on ITV and many viewers will recall Penfold’s catchphrase 'Crumbs DM' as well as the title music which featured the lines: ‘He’s the Greatest, He’s Fantastic, wherever there is danger he’ll be there.’Despite the rise of other postal services in the years since the show ended, Danger Mouse and Penfold’s HQ will continue to be in a red post box, although it will now be packed with cutting-edge technology as befitting any modern action mouse.
Fremantle Media Kids & Family Entertainment owns the global TV and licensing rights to Danger Mouse and is joining the BBC to produce the new series which forms part of the division’s five year-partnership with BBC Children’s.
Cheryl Taylor, the controller of CBBC said: ‘Danger Mouse is the last word in debonair and delightfully eccentric heroics and with Penfold at his side the much-loved duo will win over a whole new generation of fans.’Cosgrove said: ‘When I helped to create Danger Mouse I had no idea the show would be such a huge success both in the UK and overseas.