Boat Rocker Studios, the content, distribution and brands arm of global entertainment company Boat Rocker Media, has announced a worldwide partnership deal with Funko that will see the launch of a new range of Danger Mouse classic collectibles, set to launch in autumn 2020.
Boat Rocker Studios owns the global rights to both the new and classic Danger Mouse , after acquiring FremantleMedia’s Kids & Family Entertainment division last year – and manages the worldwide content distribution and merchandising rights for the property.
The new range will include a variety of traditional and digital products based on the hugely popular original 1980s animation, the much-loved Danger Mouse heroes and villains to be available as Funko’s trademark Pop! stylised vinyl figurines.
As well as digital stickers (still and animated), digital cards and 3D collectibles of Funko stylised characters will be sold via authorised third-party distribution channels and Funko’s own online properties and mobile app.
Digital accessories for Funko’s stylised characters will allow Danger Mouse fans to create both 2D and 3D custom avatars on Funko’s own online properties and mobile app called Pop!Yourself. Using the iconic look and feel of Funko designs, an apparel and accessories range will also be developed.
Kate Schlomann, executive vice president of brand management and content marketing Boat Rocker Studios, said: “We are thrilled to team up with Funko for this fabulous, quality range of Danger Mouse Classic collectibles that is sure to delight fans of the much-loved iconic animation.”
Originally produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television, Danger Mouse ran on ITV from 1981 to 1992. The animated series, starring David Jason as the voice of the eponymous world’s greatest secret agent and Terry Scott as his hapless sidekick Penfold, also proved hugely popular beyond the UK and was broadcast in over 80 territories worldwide, including Australia, Germany and France, and was the first UK cartoon to really break into the United States. The classic episodes currently screen on Netflix in the UK.
A rebooted version for today’s kids, which launched in 2015, screened on CBBC in the UK, has also proved a huge hit globally, with 99 new episodes to date over three series. Danger Mouse is voiced in the new show by by Alexander Armstrong, Penfold by Kevin Eldon and Colonel K by Stephen Fry.
Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, games, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favourite pop culture brands and characters
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