Danger Mouse (2015) is an animated reboot of the original Cosgrove-Hall production of the same name.
Why It Rocks
- While being a reboot, the show still has the charm and the original source material that made the original series good.
- It was cartoonier, wackier and zanier than the original 1981 series.
- Humorous writing that doesn't even take itself seriously.
- Epic soundtrack.
- The show has a very entertaining and the narrator is totally hilarious.
- The new characters that never appeared in the original are very good and that's rare in a reboot.
- Colonel K has hilarious dialog.
- Exiting episode plots.
- Very stellar and well done flash animation.
- The show always ends on a positive note.
- Count Duckula (another Cosgrove-Hall creation) is a recurring character in the series.
- Well put-together remix of the Danger Mouse theme song.
- It contains toilet humor in some episodes. One of the villains is an actual toilet.
- Despite being sent over to the US after the reboot's success in the UK, it's only available on Netflix and other websites outside of Netflix to watch far away from the UK, plus, it hasn't aired on TV in the US.
- It's kind of formulaic.
- Two of the characters have been flanderized.
- Danger Mouse went from a caring yet strict mouse to a selfish Beavis and Butt-head type character. He also seems more easily flattered and can often get distracted during missions by the fame he gets, leaving Penfold to remind him and have to solve the mysteries even on his own. He is also portrayed as a Karma Houdini. He doesn't get into any trouble whatsoever for putting Penfold into danger
- Penfold went from a cowardly and somewhat dim-witted hamster to a pessimistic, braver, smarter, and Butt-Monkey type character. He is also described as Brian Cosgrove's political soapbox. He is also steals the show half of the time when as mentioned before DM gets distracted. He is also gay.
- This seems like an anthropomorphic version of Johnny TestTTSW due to the Flanderization above
- Some of the villains are rushed like Monsieur Camembert, who wanted to turn the world into cheese. Is that the best you got Robert McCullen?
- The voice acting is bland
- There was a disturbing scene in The Scare Mouse Project where Professor Squawkencluck gets all lovey-dovey almost kisses Danger Mouse when the real one appears, and it turned out to be a hologram by Penfold. That is homosexuality, and should not be allowed on TV-Y7 rated shows.
- That's not the only homosexual reference. In No Place Like Greenback Greenback loses his memory and they must make him feel like a child (in a simpler way "mother" him). So Danger Mouse is the father and Penfold is the mother? Awkward isn't it. And Penfold is the most in to it, so when it turns out that Greenback didn't lose his memory, Penfold just becomes a MESS. And when Danger Mouse uses the MKIV to pick up Greenback, Penfold says "You've been a very naughty boy! Now I want you to sit there and think about what you've done!"
- There are a handful of bad episodes such as "Danger At C Level", "Greenfinger", "Big Head Awakens", "Welcome to Danger World!", "Jeopardy Mouse", "Danger Fan", "Quark Games", "The Inventor Preventer", "Never Say Clever Again", "No Place Like Greenback", "Happy Boom Day!", "The Hamster Effect", "Attack of the Clowns", "Cheesemageddon", "The Queen of Weevils", "Hail Hydrant", "Tomorrow Never Comes", "Half the World Is Enough", "Danger Is Forever", "All 5 It", "Sir Danger de Mouse", "Dark Dawn", "Squawkenbard Kingcluck Brunel", "Live and Let Cry", "Lost Tempers In Space", "The Toad Who Would Be King", "I Believe In Danger Mouse", "Thanksgiving Sinner", "Quantum of Rudeness", "Gold Flinger", "There's Something About Scarlett", "Dry Hard", "Day of the Derek", "Crumfan", "The Scare Mouse Project", "Yule Only Watch Twice", "Twysted Sister", "Henemy of the State", "License to Care", "No More Mr. Ice Guy", "Rodent Recall", and "Melted".