Hulu buys Mr Bean toon

Mr-Bean-Animated-2smallUS on-demand and catch-up service Hulu has acquired Mr Bean: The Animated Series.

Hulu has bought seasons one and two, totalling 104x11mins.

The cartoon show, based on the live-action comedy series of the same name, is on CITV in the UK where it is performing strongly. Season two launched on CITV in February.

The show is produced by Tiger Aspect, the UK prodco owned by Endemol Shine Group.

It is distributed by Endemol Shine International, whose CEO, Cathy Payne, said: “Mr Bean: The Animated Series one and two truly capture the essence of the wonderful Mr Bean. We know that the US Hulu audience will enjoy them as much as the rest of the world”.

The animated series is voiced by Rowan Atkinson, who played the titular Mr Bean in the original live action series.