The co-creator of an animated show starring a character who was a familiar figure on television during the 1980s has died, reports the BBC.
Mark Hall, who co-created the show "Danger Mouse," was 74, the story reports. Hall died of cancer at his home in Manchester, England, according to his company, Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment, the story notes.
Hall created the production company Stop Frame with Brian Cosgrove, his "Danger Mouse" co-creator, in the late 1960s, the piece says. "Danger Mouse" originally ran in the U.K. from 1981-1992, reaching an all-time high of 21.6 million viewers in 1983, according to Wikipedia.
The character of Danger Mouse was "a sort of cross between Bond and all sorts of things," Hall told the BBC in 2006, the 25th anniversary of the program. "He was supposed to be suave but he was a mouse with big ears."
Hall added that adults watched the program "because of that kind of anarchy," while kids "loved the stories and the absolutely stupid gags," the story says.