Channel 4 is making the Mr Men at 50 with a Matt Lucas led documentary
Presented by super fan, writer, actor and comedian, Matt Lucas, 50 Years of the Mr Men will chart the history of the colourful little characters who changed global publishing forever and found their way into the hearts and bedtime stories of generations of children around the world.
To celebrate this milestone birthday Adam Hargreaves (son of creator Roger Hargreaves), now Author and Illustrator, will be creating five prototype new characters for a global public vote, with the two most popular announced when the programme airs, before becoming the latest members of the Mr. Men Little Miss universe in September this year. Behind the scenes, Matt Lucas will reveal what it takes to brainstorm, draw, write and animate new Mr Men and Little Misses for today’s world. He’ll also help launch the global competition to find the two newest characters introducing them to new generations of children and parents across the planet.
Matt Lucas said: “I grew up on these books and considered the Mister Men and Little Miss characters my friends! I am delighted to be meeting them all again and look forward to finding out the story behind this much-loved, iconic series.”
Fans of the Mr Men (which has sold over 250 million books) can take part now on the official Mr Men website.