17/06/2014 19:08 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Danger Mouse Back On Our Screens (With A High Tech TV Makeover)

Danger Mouse

Danger Mouse is making a TV comeback.

The children's favourite crime-cracking rodent will return for 52 episodes on CBBC next year.

The cartoon series, which ran for more than a decade until 1992 on ITV, starred Danger Mouse and sidekick Penfold and was a huge hit with both kids and adults.

Sir David Jason voiced James Bond-style secret agent Danger Mouse (famous catch-phrase: "Cripes!") and the late Terry Scott played Penfold.

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In the new series, their HQ will still be a post box, but it will now be full of cutting-edge technology. And Danger Mouse's eye patch will be replaced by an 'i-patch', with multiple state-of-the- art functions.

Brian Cosgrove, co-creator of the original show, said: "I'm delighted that a whole new generation will be introduced to his daring deeds.

"I can't wait to find out what he's been up to for the last 23 years."

CBBC controller, Cheryl Taylor, said: "Danger Mouse is the last word in debonair and delightfully eccentric heroics and with Penfold at his side the much-loved duo will win over a whole new generation of fans."

It is not yet known who will provide the voices for the new series.

Animators Cosgrove Hall - whose other TV hits included Chorlton And The Wheelies, Count Duckula and Jamie And The Magic Torch - went on to become part of ITV but was closed down in 2009.

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