New Danger Mouse trailer arrives as Richard Ayoade joins cast
James R | On 05, Sep 2015
“The following contains scenes of EXTREME DANGER,” warns the latest trailer for Danger Mouse, before the sneak preview introduces us to our hero’s inflatable danger trunks.
The BBC’s animated reboot arrives this month, just in time for the new James Bond film, and it isn’t afraid to play up the similarities: the 007-nodding teaser rushes from gadgets and cars to gun barrel logos. The video was released just after a star-studded premiere for the show, which saw a gang of celebrities accompany the voice cast to watch the double-length opening episode of the series.
Speaking about his role as lead mouse, Alexander Armstrong said it was the “closest to playing Bond [he’ll] ever get”.
“I think when you get to play a character whose title music has swooning girls singing “he’s fan-TAS-tic” you’ve got to go outside and have a little sit down haven’t you?” he added. “Yes, I know it’s not ME they’re singing about, but still.”
Armstrong heads an ensemble that includes Kevin Eldon as Penfold, Dave Lamb as The Narrator, Morwenna Banks as The Queen Pink Dawn, Richard Osman as Professor Strontium Jellyfishowitz, Ed Gaughan as Baron Greenback, Shauna MacDonald as Professor Squawkencluck, and Rasmus Hardiker as Count Duckula.
Alongside the preview, the BBC has also announced new names set to appear in the show, from Richard Ayoade and Brian Blessed to Miranda Richardson. Brian will be lending his booming tones to the role of Santa – this will be the fourth time in his career that he has voiced the role. He will be joined by Richard Ayoade who is voicing new frosty villain The Snowman, who appears in three episodes, while Miranda plays menacing, magical monarch the Queen of Weevils. They join other cameos, such as Stephen Fry as Colonel K, Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey as Jeopardy Mouse and US Talk Show host John Oliver as Dr Augustus P Crumhorn III.
The series, a co-production with FremantleMedia Kids & Family and animated by Boulder Media, will premiere on CBBC on Monday 28th September, the 34th anniversary of the original series launch.