The Mr. Men Show is a British-American animated series based on the Mr. Men and Little Miss series of books produced by Renegade Animation. It premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on February 4, 2008 and on Channel 5's Milkshake! in the United Kingdom on February 25, 2008.
List of characters
|Mr. Tickle||Basically unchanged from the books, constantly ticking other Mr. Men and Little Misses. only his arms are normal-sized with the ability to extend to far reaches. Mr. Grumpy is his frequent target of tickling.|
|Mr. Happy||Perpetually smiling, Mr. Happy is the happiest person in Dillydale. He hosts the Good Morning Dillydale talk show with Little Miss Sunshine as well as other game shows.|
|Mr. Nosey (spelled "Mr. Nosy" in the US version)||Always as nosy as ever, asking people what they're doing and looking into their purses or lunch boxes. He is almost never seen without Mr. Small, and the two of them live together in an observatory, using its telescope to snoop on other characters.|
|Mr. Bump||The show's de facto mascot, appearing on the title card. Constantly getting into accidents, which range from getting run over by a steamroller, falling from a plane without a parachute, and getting cleaned in a car wash. He is the only character to appear in every single episode of the series.|
|Mr. Messy||Incredibly filhty and messy, and is often seen eating food out of the garbage. He owns a pizzeria which is unsanitary aside from one scene in Chores. He lives next door to Mr. Fussy in a duplex-style house, whom he often gets into conflicts with.|
|Mr. Small||A short, polite, Mr. Man who is almost never seen without Mr. Nosy by his side.|
|Mr. Nervous||A now-bespectacled Mr. Man who fears even the slightest things. Often gets into daydreams. He lives in a lighthouse next to Little Miss Scary, whom is his biggest fear. Is named "Mr. Nervous" in both the US and UK versions.|
|Mr. Noisy||He is usually seen with a megaphone, often speaking loudly in next to characters with it. Hypocritically, he occasionally tells others to be quiet. Lives next door to Mr. Quiet in a boombox-shaped house.|
|Mr. Lazy||The laziest resident of Dillydale. He lives in a trailer and often uses machines and gadgets to do tasks that he is too lazy to do.|
|Mr. Funny||Introduced in the second season. Unlike the books, Mr. Funny does not speak and instead communicates through horn honks inspired by comedian Harpo Marx.|
|The cleanest person in Dillydale, he often is seen getting into quarrels with Mr. Messy about his untidy habits. Renamed Mr. Persnickety ("Pernickety" in the UK version) in the first season of the show, where he was given a lighter green body tone.|
|Mr. Bounce||Unchanged from the books. Constantly gets knocked into by obstacles causing him to bounce uncontrollably.|
|Mr. Strong||Now resembling a bodybuilder, Mr. Strong is often seen accidentally destroying things due to his strength.|
|Mr. Grumpy||Is much more mature than he is in the books. He has a passion for fishing, but the others' antics constantly get in his way. He usually threatens Mr. Tickle with something violent (such as biting his arms off) when he is tickled.|
|Mr. Quiet||His voice is barely audible, and he has a taste in zen, usually to keep calm and quiet. He lives next to Mr. Noisy in a small shack.|
|Mr. Tall||Introduced in the second season. Is usually a background character, however he does speak in Travel.|
|Mr. Rude||Has a French accent based on the stereotype that the French have no manners. Is always making snarky remarks at the other characters, often passing gas, causing characters to angrily shout his name.|
|Mr. Scatterbrain||Counterpart to the books' Little Miss Scatterbrain. He is constanly forgetting things like his Little Miss book counterpart, and has a voice similar to Ed Wynn. He also has many pets that often accompany him on his adventures.|
|Mr. Stubborn||Counterpart to the books' Little Miss Stubborn. Always denies whenever he is responsible for something that goes wrong. Has a tendency to call everything "cheap".|
NOTE: All the Little Misses are referred on-screen without the prefix 'Little'.
|Little Miss Bossy||Introduced in the second season. Always bosses the other characters around. Voice actress Cheryl Chase uses the same voice she used previously for Angelica Pickles on Rugrats, due to them being equally bossy characters.|
|Little Miss Naughty||Is much more mischevous than she is in the books, playing more elaborate pranks on the other characters such as disguising canned snails as creamed corn or switching the covers of library books.|
|Little Miss Sunshine||Little Miss Sunshine is bright, bubbly, and energetic. She hosts Good Morning Dillydale alongside Mr. Happy and gets excited over small things, often bright, positive things.|
|Little Miss Helpful||Similar to the books, Little Miss Helpful's attempts at helping others often do more harm than good.|
|Little Miss Magic||Introduced in the second season. She often is seen popping into places with a pink poof, and her magic isn't as good as it was in the books, with her often (See: List of accidental transformations by Little Miss Magic) transforming characters into objects or animals by mistake. Later episodes show she has the ability to levitate in air.|
|Little Miss Giggles||Introduced in the second season. Often seen as a receptionist bursting into laughter when being told the problem.|
|Little Miss Chatterbox||Has a valley girl voice. Her house is shaped like a telephone and sits on a hill. Is often seen talking too much to the point where she gets off-topic.|
|Little Miss Curious||Introduced in the second season. Like Mr. Tall, she mostly acts as a background character, though she had two lines in Trees.|
|Little Miss Scary||Has a witch-like voice and is often seen using masks to scare the other residents of Dillydale, with Mr. Nervous being her most frequent target. Lives in a gloomy manor next to Mr. Nervous and keeps pet bats. She has a habit of snorting when she laughs.|
|Little Miss Whoops||Is incredibly clumsy, breaking things that often cause Mr. Bump harm. She claims to be a trained professional at everything she does.|
|Little Miss Calamity||A new character. Like Mr. Bump, she is very accident-prone. Her house dangles off a cliff and is supported by very thin beams. Was removed in the second season due to Chorion's dislike of the character.|
|Little Miss Daredevil||A new character. Loves fast cars, rockets, and performing stunts, often using Mr. Quiet or Mr. Nervous as a guinea pig. She wears a pair of white rocket boots which she uses as her prime method of transportation.|
Many characters had been given redesigns from their original book counterpart. For a complete redesign listing, see here.
- Aaron Albertus - Mr. Bump, Mr. Quiet,
- Alicyn Packard - Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Whoops
- Danny Katiana - Mr. Nosy, Mr. Nervous
- Godfrey - Mr. Stubborn, Mr. Tall, Mr. Metal
- Jeff Stewart - Mr. Tickle, Aliens, Mr. Greedy
- Joseph J. Terry - Narrator, Mr. Fussy/Persnickety, Mr. Rude, Mr. Scatterbrain, Mr. Snow
- Katie Leigh - Little Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Daredevil, Little Miss Helpful
- Peter Rida Michail - Mr. Messy
- Phil Lollar - Mr. Lazy, Mr. Small, Mr. Strong, Mr. Mean
- Prudence Alcott - Little Miss Calamity, Little Miss Magic
- Reba West - Little Miss Giggles
- Richard Epcar - Mr. Noisy, Mr. Grumble
- Sam Gold - Mr. Bounce, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Happy, Mr. No
- Sophie Roberts - Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Curious
- Susan Balboni - Little Miss Scary
- Alex Kelly - Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Scary (Season 2)
- Aline Mowat - Little Miss Calamity
- Claire Morgan - Little Miss Curious, Little Miss Giggles
- Emma Tate - Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Sunshine (Season 2), Little Miss Helpful (Season 2), Little Miss Fortune
- Godfrey - Mr. Metal
- Jeff Stewart - Aliens
- Jo Wyatt - Little Miss Sunshine (Season 1), Little Miss Scary (Season 1), Little Miss Helpful (Season 1), Little Miss Naughty (Season 1)
- Joseph J. Terry - Mr. Rude, Mr. Scatterbrain
- Keith Wickham - Mr. Small, Mr. Tall
- Lewis MacLeod - Mr. Stubborn
- Rob Rackstraw - Mr. Pernickety/Fussy, Mr. Messy, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Happy (Season 2)
- Simon Callow - Narrator
- Simon Greenall - Mr. Bounce, Mr. Bump, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Happy (Season 1), Mr. Quiet, Mr. Strong
- Steven Kynman - Mr. Nosey
- Teresa Gallagher (Milkshake)/Nathan Simpson (Going Live!) - Little Miss Daredevil, Little Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Naughty (Season 2), Little Miss Whoops
- Tim Whitnall - Mr. Lazy, Mr. Nervous
- Noriaki Sugiyama - Mr. Happy, Mr. Tall
- Haruo Sato - Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Nosy, Mr. Nervous
- Yuuki Ono - Mr. Bump, Mr. Tickle
- Reiko Takagi - Miss Sunshine, Miss Chatterbox, Miss Bossy
- Tomoe Omi - Miss Calamity, Miss Naughty, Miss Giggles
- Tomomi Nishimura - Miss Magic
- Tomoko Kobashi - Miss Helpful, Miss Whoops
- Kimiyoshi Kibe - Mr. Stubborn, Mr. Quiet
- Emi Nakajima - Miss Daredevil, Miss Scary
- Mitsuru Takakuwa - Mr. Persnickety/Fussy
- Takuya Eguchi - Mr. Small, Mr. Noisy
- Hideaki Nonaka - Mr. Rude, Mr. Bounce
- Takashi Nagasako - Mr. Scatterbrain
The show premiered on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the USA, YTV in Canada, Channel 5's Milkshake! in the UK, France 5 in France, Playhouse Disney in Asia, and ABC Kids and ABC Me in Australia, among other countries.
- This is the first TV appearance of Mr. Rude, Little Miss Scary, and Little Miss Whoops.
- The show was originally going to premiere in October 2007 and its timeslot was 4pm EST, but was pushed back for reasons unknown. Its timeslot would eventually become 9am EST.
- Two of the show's characters, Little Miss Calamity and Little Miss Daredevil, were created exclusively for the television series.
- The former character, however, only appeared in the first season, as the production company of the show, Chorion, for an unknown reason, didn't like her.
- Little Miss Scatterbrain and Little Miss Stubborn have had their genders reassigned to become Mr. Scatterbrain and Mr. Stubborn due to the fact that the writers wanted the female characters to remain mostly positive.
- None of the character's catchphrases (except for Mr. Noisy's and Little Miss Whoops') are lines from their original books.
- The entire show uses the Ed Interlock font. The opening and closing credits use Ed Gothic.
- The series was animated by Renegade Animation for Cartoon Network/Channel 5 and Chorion.
- There were 104 episodes with 52 from season 1 and 2 each.
- The show's simplistic art style was inspired by UPA animation.
- There is a live show that has been held in some countries including Singapore, as seen here.
- This show was one of the only shows on Milkshake in the UK not to be affected by Viacom's takeover of Channel 5 in 2014, with others including Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom.
- Little Miss Twins and Little Miss Fickle were planned to be in the series, but they didn’t appear because Cartoon Network did not want too many female characters. Also, a character named Little Miss Fabulous was considered being created for the series before the books' Little Miss Fabulous was created in 2016.
- Little Miss Fun appeared as a character in several pieces of official merchandise looking relatively the same, but she was unused in the series itself. Mark Risley confirmed that she wasn't meant to be a character. She was most likely used to replace Little Miss Calamity on character listings in official merchandise, though there exists a serving tray which features both Little Miss Calamity and the unused Little Miss Fun design.
The series has become a huge cult classic in recent years, and is considered to be one of Cartoon Network's most beloved forgotten shows.
Merchandise and promotional material