Television execs seems to be stuck in a neverending nostalgia loop. In just the past week, reboots or spinoffs have been announced for The Lion King, The Magic School Bus, The Powerpuff Girls…and now, Danger Mouse. The iconic U.K. cartoon series, which was produced by British studio Cosgrove Hall from 1981 to 1992, is returning to the small screen next year with 52 eleven-minute episodes.
Brian Cosgrove, the show’s original co-creator will serve as a consultant on the reboot, which is being commissioned by CBBC and co-produced by Irish studio Boulder Media and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, the latter of whom owns the character’s TV and licensing rights. The revival will be directed by Robert Cullen (The Amazing World of Gumball, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends) and will employ a mixed-media approach to give the show “a distinct look and feel.”