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PremierLeague-News.Com - Lucas was a buoyant guide to the past and the future of the Mr Men franchise
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Full disclosure: I have no real fond memories of Roger Hargreaves’ globally beloved characters, the Mr Men. A deprived childhood? Perhaps, and I was definitely not the target audience for 50 Years of Mr Men with Matt Lucas. But then stripped of its nostalgia value, would the Channel 4 documentary still engage Mr Couldn’t Care Less?Thanks to the books’ publishing history, the answer was mostly yes. A successful ad man, Hargreaves was inspired by his son asking what a tickle looked like to create his first character. Stuck together with Sellotape, his 1971 prototype Mr Tickle couldn’t find a taker – Lucas reverently handled the original manuscript as he visited Hargreaves’s son Adam.Self-publishing his “little books for little hands”, Hargreaves sold over a million copies in three years (it’s nearer 250 million today). Quite a few people must have felt like they’d turned down The Beatles.Your guide to what to watch next - no spoilers, we promiseEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.
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. Read More Little Miss Inventor: A positive role model for young girls It’s since been sold on again to a Korean concern, whose London offices Lucas visited as it prepared to announce the winner of a competition to name two new characters that better reflect the modern world (the likes of Little Miss Bossy now considered stuck in 1970s gender stereotypes).The winners from a shortlist of five – and I wished William Hill had offered odds on this – were Mr Calm and Little Miss Brave.In the meantime, Lucas got to dress up as Mr Bump and met a Portsmouth woman with an outhouse full of Mr Men merchandise. Even if I can’t share their affection, at least I’m now Mr Better Informed.
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