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'Hello down there!'
— Mr. Tall, The Mr. Men Show episode "Travel"
Mr. Tall

Mr tall 8A

Book No.
31 (UK and US)
43 (France)
Release Date
March 5, 1978
Preceded by
Mr. Rush (UK and US)
Mr. Chatterbox (France)
Followed by
Mr. Worry (UK and US)
Mr. Brave (France)
First appearance

Mr. Tall is the thirty-first book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him[]

  • Colour: Blue
  • Shape: Round
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Sky-high, statuesque, graceful, dignified, towering
  • Hair: None
  • Relatives: Unknown
  • Friends: Mr. Messy, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Strong, Mr. Small, Little Miss Tiny, Mr. Tickle
  • Rivals: Little Miss Trouble, Mr. Rude, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Fun (one-sided), Mr. Mischief
  • Likes: Hanging out with his friends, walking
  • Dislikes: His legs getting in way, spiders
  • Height: Three times the height of an average Mr. Man and Little Miss
  • Job: Being tall
  • Features: Brown/red shoes and long legs (both the book and The Mr. Men Show versions), brown hat (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Nationality: Southern-Texan (US), English (UK)
  • Voice Actors: John Alderton (1983), Arnold Stang (Mr. Men and Little Miss, UK), Ron Rubin (Mr. Men and Little Miss, US dub), Godfrey (The Mr. Men Show, US), Keith Wickham (The Mr. Men Show, UK dub), Itzik Sydoff (Mr. Men and Little Miss, Hebrew dub)
  • Catchphrase: "Aw, man!"

Story[]

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Mr. Tall in the books

Mr Tall First Edition

Mr. Tall's first edition

Mr. Tall dislikes his oversized legs. He meets Mr. Small; they go for a walk together, and when Mr. Small goes for a swim, Mr. Tall can't, but then, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Nosey, and Mr. Greedy teach him that oversized body parts can be helpful. Mr. Tall then decides his long legs are great for walking, and while Mr. Tall made it home quickly, Mr. Small took a year to get home. He is now happy.

The Mr. Men Show[]

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Mr. Tall in the Mr. Men Show

Mr. Tall appeared in the second season of The Mr. Men Show. He has the same looks but his body is darker blue. He also wears a dark brown, floating crooked hat that has a yellow band around it and the curls and the shoelaces on his shoes are no longer visible. Like Little Miss Curious, Mr. Tall acted mostly as a background character, however he had a role in the first segment of Travel, going on a disastrous cabin vacation with Mr. Fussy, Mr. Messy, and Mr. Strong. Mr. Tall is voiced by Godfrey in the US dub and Keith Wickham in the UK dub. The US dub gives him a deep voice, almost like that of a soul singer.

Trivia[]

  • Early publications of Mr. Tall had him shown on the left hand side of the cover. In the mid 1990's, he was moved to the right. This was most likely due to the Egmont World logo being included on the left hand side of the books.
  • Earlier versions of Mr. Tall's cassette which was released by CYP Ltd. had Douglas Blackwell saying "and he went off looking for something to be nosey about" twice. Later editions had him only say it once.
  • In Little Miss Brave's story, it is revealed that he has arachnophobia, fear of spiders.
  • In Mr. Men Ride Again, Arthur Lowe gives Mr. Tall a voice similar to British actor Tom Baker.
  • In the earliest Arabian publications of his book, he seems to be orange.
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Mr. Tall's original book cover from 1978

Mr. Men and Little Miss trivia[]

  • His legs are more thicker unlike in the books.
  • In the US version of Mr. Men and Little Miss, he speaks with a Texan accent.
  • The only time he had his shoes off was in the episode A Surprise for Mr. Tall.
  • In the 90's Christmas Special, when he was putting up a Christmas tree, he and the tree were a lot taller.

The Mr. Men Show trivia[]

  • First appearance: Driving (in cameo and non-speaking)
  • First speaking role: Up and Down (UK dub only) / Travel
  • He appears to be shorter in height than he was in the books.
  • The voice Keith Wickham gives him in the UK dub is identical to the one he used for Henry the Green Engine in the UK dub of Thomas & Friends.
  • He, along with Little Miss Curious, Little Miss Bossy, and Mr. Funny have never appeared in the show's opening sequence nor were featured on official website.
  • His hat has been seen without him as shown in the episode Clocks where it is seen on a coat hanger by Mr. Noisy's stairs, and in the episode Surprises where it is seen on Mr. Rude when he goes to Mr. Quiet's house.
  • The back of his design was leaked a month prior to the second season's premiere on Dagan Moriarty's animation reel on YouTube.

Counterparts[]

See Counterparts Wiki.

International publications & translations[]

Mr. Tall appears under the titles:

  • Monsieur Grand (French)
  • Unser Herr Riesig (German, 1986)
  • Mister Groß (German, 2011)
  • Don Alto (Castilian Spanish)
  • Mr. Alto (Castilian Spanish, 2014)
  • Don Rascatechos (Mexican Spanish)
  • Mr. Latorre (Chilean Spanish)
  • Meneertje Spillebeen (Dutch, 1986)
  • Meneertje Lang (Dutch, 2011)
  • Ο Κύριος Ψηλός (O Kýrios Psilós) (Greek)
  • Hr. Høj (Danish)
  • Herr Høy (Norwegian)
  • Herra Hár (Icelandic)
  • Pan Tyka (Polish)
  • Mr. Magas (Hungarian)
  • Bay Uzun (Turkish)
  • Мистер Дылда (Mister Dylda; Russian)
  • 長腿先生 (Cháng Tuǐ Xiānshēng; Taiwan)
  • 高先生 (Gāo Xiānshēng; China)
  • 高個子先生 (Gou¹ Go³ zi² Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese)
  • のっぽくん (Noppo-Kun; Japanese)
  • 키다리씨 (Kidari-ssi; Korean)
  • คุณโย่งเย่ง (Kun Yôong Yeng; Thai)
  • السيد طويل (As-Sayyidu Ṭawīl; Arabic)
  • מר אריכא (Mar 'Arikha; Hebrew, 1980)
  • מר ארוך (Mar Arókh; Hebrew, 2000)
  • מר גבוה (Mar Gavoah; Hebrew, 2024)
  • آقای دراز (Âqâ-ye Darâz; Persian, Azabad/Avae Andisheh)
  • آقا کوچواوی پادراز (Âqâ Kučulu-ye Pâ-darâz; Persian, Gohar Danesh)
  • بلند آقا (Boland-e Âqâ; Persian, Ghadiyani)

List of characters[]

This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.

Title character other appearances[]

Books[]
Television[]

Mr. Men Little Miss / ミスターメン リトルミス[]

Mr. Men Mini Cinema[]

Gallery[]

Mr-Tall-4A

See also[]

External links[]

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