Along with his fellow producer, Brian Cosgrove, the two created Chorlton & The Wheelies a stop-motion BBC television series that dealt with a Dragon of Happiness named Chorlton that befriended the Wheelies and aided them in fighting the evil Fenella, the kettle witch.
It was however in 1981 that the animation company then known as Cosgrove Hall created one of the greatest animated series of all time, Danger Mouse. It ran for a total of 89 episodes over 11 years. We here in the states of course were introduced to that eyepatch wearing Mouse of Danger and his cowardly sidekick Penfold thanks to Nickelodeon.
The Danger Mouse series was a hit in England as well as here in the states due to its metahumor and that popularity led to the spin off series, Count Duckula.
Thank you to The A.V. Club for the heads up on this sad story and to the Manchester Evening News for the photo up top. Thanks also go to Andie6666, Mega Toon World, and Cartoon Intro for the animated openings posted on YouTube.
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