Danger Mouse

1981 TV-Y 3 seasons

Danger Mouse

1981 TV-Y 3 seasons
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In this animated British import that aired stateside on Nickelodeon in the 1980s, Danger Mouse -- an eye patch-wearing rodent turned super-spy -- often split his time between fighting crime and coming to the rescue of bumbling sidekick, Penfold.
David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman
  • SEASON  3 & 4
  • SEASON  5 & 6
  • SEASON  51

Summary of Season 3 & 4 (1982) - 2 discs

A blend of James Bond, Stuart Little and Long John Silver (it's the eye patch), Danger Mouse spends his days as a top secret agent -- which usually involves him saving his bumbling assistant, Penfold, from a sticky situation. Otherwise, he's taking orders from his boss, Colonel K, a bearded walrus who dispatches him to save the world from certain doom. This British import hit America circa 1984, when Nickelodeon started airing it to high ratings.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-Y - This program is designed to be appropriate for all children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Danger Mouse is an '80s British cartoon that loosely parodies British spy movies. Despite the good-vs.-evil setup, the characters' exchanges are more comical than they are antagonistic, and what violence exists (bombs, dynamite, etc.) is without consequence. Many of the highbrow jokes will sail over kids' heads, but they make the show a lot of fun for the older crowd as well. The stories make good use of the show's changing settings, exposing kids to basic geography and culture in places like Scotland and Italy.

Sexual Content


Bombs and dynamite explode, leaving gaping holes in whatever they're near. Violence between characters is minimal, but most stories show the heroes in some kind of danger, like being held hostage or spun in circles until they give up information. No real harm is ever done to any of the characters, though.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The show pokes gentle fun at spy movie tropes like elaborate but ill-fated schemes, tricked-out vehicles, and hapless bad guys. Good and evil are clearly defined, and the villains are driven by greed rather than a desire for violence, which lessens the sense of danger in the exchanges. Danger Mouse and Penfold always try to solve problems with creative planning rather than by fighting.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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