Obituary, TV

Obituary: Danger Mouse, Count Duckula co-creator Mark Hall dies aged 75

Mark Hall, who co-created a slew of popular British cartoons including Danger Mouse and Count Duckula, has died at the age of 75. He had been suffering from cancer and died at his home in Manchester, surrounded by his family.

Together with Brian Cosgrove, Mark Hall set up the Cosgrove Hall animation company in the 60s. They enjoyed a host of successes in the 70s and 80s, including not only Danger Mouse and its spinoff Count Duckula but also the likes of Cockleshell Bay, Jamie and the Magic Torch and Chorlton and the Wheelies.

More recently, Hall and Cosgrove had been working as part of Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment (CHF) , and were developing a number of new shows, including Pip! and The Hero Gliffix.

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