is a British animated series
which was produced by Cosgrove Hall
and illustrated by Arthur Ranson.
It features the eponymous Dangermouse, a British secret agent who just happens to be a mouse also. The show is a loose parody of the Danger Man series starring Patrick McGoohan.
It ran for 10 series, from 1981 to 1992, originally broadcast on ITV. Eighty-nine episodes were made in total. It was the first British cartoon to break the American TV market, being shown on Nickelodeon in the 1980s. Since it went off air it has been periodicially repeated, has been released on DVD, and rumours are circulating about a revival, possibly using CGI.
Artist Ranson later went on to illustrate Judge Anderson in the UK comic 2000 A.D.
- Dangermouse - the greatest secret agent in the world. Voiced by David Jason.
- Penfold - a terrified hamster, the sidekick character. Voiced by Terry Scott.
- Colonel K - Dangermouse's boss; a walrus. Voiced by Edward Kelsey.
- Professor Squarkencluck - mad scientist/inventor/boffin. Inventor of the Mark III, DM's flying car. A chicken.
- Baron Silas Greenback - the recurring bad guy; a frog. Voiced by Edward Kelsey.
- Stiletto - Greenback's henchman; a crow. Voiced by Brian Trueman.
- Nero - Greenback's pet. A fluffy white caterpillar.
- Count Duckula - a showbiz-obsessed vampire duck who inspired a later Cosgrove Hall series featuring a similar character, titled Count Duckula.
- The Narrator - unseen, but occasionally interacts with the characters (in one episode he accidentally sends DM back in time). Voiced by David Jason.