Danger Mouse (1981-1992)
Parodying the many outrageous aspects of the super-spy genre (especially Danger Man, which starred a pre-The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan), Danger Mouse is an animated children’s series which follows the exciting, and sometimes cosmic, exploits of the titular pint-sized agent. Produced by Cosgrove Hall Films animation studios for Thames Television, the series ran between ran between 1981 and 1992, and is comprised of 89 episodes.
The film features interviews and concert footage of local bands who were a part of the scene at the time of the documentation as well as local legends R.E.M., Pylon, andThe B-52’s. It also features an interview with famous folk artist Howard Finster. Among the bands featured are Kilkenny Cats, Flat Duo Jets, Time Toy, the Bar-B-Que Killers,Dreams So Real, and Love Tractor. Local legendary personality ORT’s storytelling also features prominently in the film. A soundtrack was released on vinyl and cassette.
The film was prominently featured on MTV’s The Cutting Edge as well as the first six episodes of MTV’s 120 Minutes which featured a contest “Win a Weekend in Athens, GA”. It was named pick of the week video by People magazine in 1988 and named one of the Top Ten Films about Georgia by the New Georgia Encyclopedia.