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Children of the 80s rejoice! The internet is ablaze with excitement after Netflix has announced it is rebooting classic 80s cartoons Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse, with new episodes to be released this year and into 2016!!
Dr Claw and his delightful cat companion MAD Cat, have reactivated the M.A.D (Mean and Dastardly) global crime syndicate (oh no!) and it’s up to our favourite bumbling, cyborg detective Inspector Gadget (along with his niece Penny and super dog Brain) to bring them down, down, down. MAD is going down!
There will be 26 episodes of the reboot in all (produced by DHX Media) featuring our favourite human-cyborg detective Inspector Gadget and the much loved cartoon has had a 3D make over, so will now be seen in CGI form. (As a side note I find this slightly concerning, bubbly CGI has a tendency to make me angry, but as long as NETFLIX don’t do something ridiculously stupid like change the theme song then I’m more than willing to overlook the CGI component)
Danger mouse, another glorious cartoon of the 80s set for a reboot, follows the adventures of superspy rodent Danger Mouse along with his Hamster pal Penfold as they try to overthrow & out wit bad guys looking to take over the world. It was originally a parody of British spy fiction and excitingly the series will feature the glory of Stephen Fry providing the voice for Colonel K.
Words can not describe the excitement I feel at the imminent return of two of my most loved and deeply cherished childrens programs and I look forward to their release with great anticipation! How about you?
Go go Gadget forever!