Saturday, 5 March 2011

Little Miss Princess arrives..

This character has come about due to the Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Two books are planned with this character..

7 March is when the first book comes out..

This is also marking the 40th anniversary of the Mr Men..:)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Spec Savers Mr Men advert..done in 70's style..:)

This is just the off model Mr Men like the animation was..also the voice over is a bit like Arther Lowes..
Brought back lots of good memories..

Well this ad made me smile..:)

Also liked the Postman Pat one was even recorded on video tape to give the same look..

Thursday, 27 May 2010

More Daily Mail ..Mr Men comic strip

As said before my Grandma used to save these for me...I would cut them out and stick them in my scrap a very messy way.hey I was a child..:) a very happy child..

This is in response to this forum..
though above is the Daily Mail comic strip..

To see the Daily Mirror Mr Men comic stip go to the website below.I've done it and loved reading the Mirrors old comic stips..just for a small price..

Friday, 12 March 2010

Mr nobody is back..

Adam Hargreaves has redrawn Mr Nobody to fit the small book he did with Mr Christmas..

See some pages of the original Mr Nobody by Roger on this blog...25 years ago..

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Mr Men Radio 4 documentary..

Catch it on the IPlayer and the podcast

available to download from 19-26 February

It was interesting to hear...

The bit that stood out was the Mr Men brand being sold off..But I still felt sad..seems like everything is sold off these days to companies abroad. e.g Cadburys..
Though the company has at least used the product to make new things like The Mr Men Show. Sooty was bought out at one stage and no new products, tv shows were glad it was bought by someone who will use them Richard Cadell.
Thats the danger..

Anyway I'm glad the Mr Men are in safe hands..and by a company that is using them..

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Jumping on the Mr Men bandwagon!

Whoopee!! comic Advert 18th July 1977.
The poses are all the same..walking to the left..same background..same smile..and the shoes are very copied from Mr Clumsy and Little Miss Splendid..these adverts need Roger Hargreaves he would of done a much more fun job..

Whoopee!! comic Advert from 2nd August 1980.
Its amazing how ugly this looks..those ugly teeth the boring poses some are in the same postion.

Just shows how the original Mr Men by Roger Hargreaves is so appealing in contrast to these copy clones.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

The Mr Men ABC book

What a great book it the fact it doesn't take itself too serious..
i.e todays educational books for children are too over thinked..
young kids have to learn and it must be mostly serious.
It hasn't been worked out by a committe what is important for todays kids..what is taboo and should be avoided, what could upset, alienate some children and are too hard for small children to understand.

I like the fact it is just good fun and some letters are just basically good fun like Z is for sleeping!
A nice Union Jack flag for Q is for Queen.
SH is for She and no mention of H is for He in the H section...
The funny image of Mr Happy with lipstick kiss on his cheek...
F is for Fat..:)
U is for Ugly a worm speaks out with a frown..
also love the Sun talking S is for Sun.
Its also nice that small words are also used like U is for Us, O is for On, Off and One.

Its nice how the letter fills the page with the Mr Men all around it.
A book that should be reprinted.