Feeds

DANGER MOUSE is back ... and he isn't half a GLASSHOLE

iPatch not eyepatch for 'content hungry kids'

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

They call themselves explorers, but we all know there's a better word for anyone who wears Google Glass.

Youtube Video

Now the legendary kids' telly character Danger Mouse is set to return to Britain's screens, only this time he's a fully paid up Glasshole. A new series will air next year, with the rodent's eye-patch replaced with a "i-patch" exhibiting a striking similarity to Google's much-maligned wearable computer.

CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor said Dangermouse 2.0 would "win over a whole new generation of fans".

"Danger Mouse is the last word in debonair and delightfully eccentric heroics," she said "CBBC is thrilled to be kick-starting their adventures afresh."

Rick Glanker of Fremantle, the production house set to make the new series, added: "The thrills, spills and comedy of this landmark international animated series are all still here but this rebooted version will be brought up-to-date for today's tech-savvy and content-hungry kids.

"In this new 21st-Century version the laughs are set to be even louder as the world's smallest secret agent faces mightier missions, voracious villains and knee-trembling threats."

It may also interest you to know that an anagram of Danger Mouse and Penfold is "erm, a fun plan 'n' good deeds", which is a pretty good summation of all the action contained in the original series. The new one promises much of the same and will also see the return of Penfold, which is bad news for all the chubby, bespectacled kids who spent their childhood being mocked for their resemblance to the heroic hamster.

The comparison still stings. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.