History Literature / MrMen

17th Jan '17 10:06:43 AM Jorp
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25th Dec '16 9:39:08 AM Sapphirea2
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In 2017, [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/theres-going-to-be-a-whole-line-of-doctor-who-themed-mr-1787660174 a 12-book series]] and line of tie-in merchandise featuring ''Mr. Men''-styled versions of characters from ''Series/DoctorWho'' will be launched. Each book will focus on one of [[TheNthDoctor the Doctor's many incarnations]], with the titling convention of ''Dr. First'', ''Dr. Second'', and so on (with Drs. [[Creator/WilliamHartnell First]], [[Creator/TomBaker Fourth]], [[Creator/MattSmith Eleventh]], and [[Creator/PeterCapaldi Twelfth]] featured in the first wave).

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In 2017, an unusual {{Spinoff}} will be launched: [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/theres-going-to-be-a-whole-line-of-doctor-who-themed-mr-1787660174 a 12-book series]] and line of tie-in merchandise featuring ''Mr. Men''-styled versions of adapting characters from the beloved ScienceFiction show ''Series/DoctorWho'' will be launched. into these books' art style and story format. Each book will focus on feature one of [[TheNthDoctor the Doctor's many incarnations]], with the titling convention of ''Dr. First'', ''Dr. Second'', and so on (with Drs. [[Creator/WilliamHartnell First]], [[Creator/TomBaker Fourth]], [[Creator/MattSmith Eleventh]], and [[Creator/PeterCapaldi Twelfth]] on. Tropes featured in the first wave).
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!!The ''Series/DoctorWho'' {{Spinoff}} line features the following tropes, mostly carried over from its source material:
* BowtiesAreCool: The Eleventh Doctor is the TropeNamer, so naturally Dr. Eleventh wears a bowtie too.
* CoolShades: Dr. Twelfth has these as his IconicItem.
* FakeCrossover: This series is a whimsical recasting of ''Doctor Who'' characters and typical plotlines into a lighthearted children's book universe, not meant as canon to say the least!
* IconicItem: Each Doctor carries over his shoes and signature costume pieces/props to his abstract representation.
** Dr. First: Monocle and walking stick.
** Dr. Fourth: Fedora and overlong, rainbow-colored scarf.
** Dr. Eleventh: Fez and bowtie.
** Dr. Twelfth: Sunglasses.
* LighterAndSofter: While ''Series/DoctorWho'' has long been handled as a children's (in its original 1963-89 run) or family show (2005-onwards), it's rarely shied away from violent action, suspense, and outright horror elements. By design, this series presents a cuddlier version of the various heroes and villains.
* WeirdCrossover: Sure, generations of kids and adults have loved both of these franchises, but did anyone ever consider them being brought together like this?
25th Dec '16 9:16:59 AM Sapphirea2
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25th Dec '16 9:13:42 AM Sapphirea2
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** Because it's adapting a long-running TV show that invokes this trope, the ''Series/DoctorWho'' mashup line will qualify on its own, with all twelve Doctors, Susan Foreman, Sarah Jane Smith, River Song, Missy, the Cybermen, and the Daleks already set for appearances!
25th Dec '16 9:09:10 AM Sapphirea2
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From 2004 to 2011, the ''Mr. Men'' characters were owned by Chorion; [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/dec/06/Mr.-men-hello-kitty-owner as of 2012]], they are owned by Sanrio, the creators of Franchise/HelloKitty.

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From 2004 to 2011, the ''Mr. Men'' characters were owned by Chorion; [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/dec/06/Mr.-men-hello-kitty-owner as of 2012]], they are owned by Sanrio, the creators of Franchise/HelloKitty.
Franchise/HelloKitty. Since Roger Hargreaves' death, Adam has continued the line with new books.

In 2017, [[http://io9.gizmodo.com/theres-going-to-be-a-whole-line-of-doctor-who-themed-mr-1787660174 a 12-book series]] and line of tie-in merchandise featuring ''Mr. Men''-styled versions of characters from ''Series/DoctorWho'' will be launched. Each book will focus on one of [[TheNthDoctor the Doctor's many incarnations]], with the titling convention of ''Dr. First'', ''Dr. Second'', and so on (with Drs. [[Creator/WilliamHartnell First]], [[Creator/TomBaker Fourth]], [[Creator/MattSmith Eleventh]], and [[Creator/PeterCapaldi Twelfth]] featured in the first wave).
27th Nov '16 10:54:13 AM mlsmithca
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* HereWeGoAgain: The title character in ''Mr. Fussy'' has his life thrown into chaos in every sense of the phrase by a visit from his long-lost (but not long enough in Mr. Fussy's eyes) cousin [[TheKlutz Mr. Clumsy]], who leaves his [[SuperOCD normally immaculate house]] a wreck. At the end of the book, after Mr. Clumsy has departed, Mr. Fussy has only just restored order in his house when there is a knock at the door... [[spoiler:revealing that now the similarly accident-prone Mr. Bump has arrived for a few days' visit]].



** Mr. Bump is always wrapped in bandages from previous accidents. He smashes three windows of his house while trying to put a ladder against it to fix a chimney pot, and cannot hold down a job for more than a day without losing or breaking or otherwise damaging something.

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** Mr. Bump is always wrapped in bandages from previous accidents. He smashes three windows of his house while trying to put a ladder against it to fix a chimney pot, and cannot hold down a job for more than a day without losing or breaking or otherwise damaging something. At the end of the book, he finds a way to use his clumsiness to his advantage by getting a job at an apple orchard and simply walking around until he inevitably bumps into a tree and knocks apples out of it.
27th Nov '16 8:17:13 AM mlsmithca
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* AesopEnforcer: They will frequently appear in titles involving the negative trait characters. Some of them are fantastic beings like the giant in Mr. Greedy and the goblin in Mr. Uppity. Others are mundane; Mr. Nosy is dealt with by the townspeople while Mr. Happy has Mr. Tickle tickle Mr. Grumpy any time he acts mean to anyone.

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* AesopEnforcer: They will frequently appear in titles involving the negative trait characters. Some of them are fantastic beings like the giant in beings, while others are mundane.
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Mr. Greedy is cured of his greed when he visits a giant's castle and finds a plate of enormous sausages, potatoes, and peas; the giant forces him to eat all of them, making him so sick that he goes right off eating vast quantities of food.
** Mr. Uppity is cured of his snootiness by a
goblin who casts a magic spell on him that makes him shrink to mere inches in height whenever he is rude to anyone.
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Mr. Uppity. Others Mean is taught a lesson by a wizard's spell that causes parts of his body to change into vegetables whenever he is mean to anyone (his "victims" are mundane; invariably the wizard in disguise).
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Mr. Nosy is dealt with by Noisy finally stops shouting all the townspeople while time when the townsfolk pretend they cannot hear him unless he speaks at a normal volume.
** Mr. Grumpy stops being rude and abrasive to everyone he meets after
Mr. Happy has gets Mr. Tickle to tickle Mr. Grumpy any him every time he acts mean verbally abuses someone.
** Mr. Chatterbox is cured of his MotorMouth tendencies by a magic hat that grows until it completely covers him every time he starts talking.
** Little Miss Naughty's behaviour improves dramatically after Mr. Small asks Mr. Impossible
to anyone.turn invisible and tweak her nose every time she is about to perpetrate an act of sociopathy.



* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The Mr. Men and Little Misses are drawn in a variety of bright colours. Just to name two for each colour of the spectrum, Mr. Strong and Little Miss Scatterbrain are red, Mr. Clever and Little Miss Fickle are orange, Mr. Happy and Little Miss Sunshine are yellow, Mr. Nosey and Little Miss Neat are green, Mr. Worry and Little Miss Bossy are blue, Mr. Impossible and Little Miss Naughty are purple, Mr. Greedy and Little Miss Tiny are pink, Mr. Dizzy and Little Miss Dotty are brown.

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The Mr. Men and Little Misses are drawn in a variety of bright colours. Just to name two for each colour of the spectrum, spectrum (plus pink and brown), Mr. Strong and Little Miss Scatterbrain are red, Mr. Clever and Little Miss Fickle are orange, Mr. Happy and Little Miss Sunshine are yellow, Mr. Nosey and Little Miss Neat are green, Mr. Worry and Little Miss Bossy are blue, Mr. Impossible and Little Miss Naughty are purple, Mr. Greedy and Little Miss Tiny are pink, Mr. Dizzy and Little Miss Dotty are brown.



** Mr. Nonsense, as befits his name, has a truly nonsensical way of looking at the world. He sleeps in a rowboat (he found a motorboat too uncomfortable) and eats oatmeal on toast for breakfast (he tried oatmeal sandwiches once but didn't like them).



** Mr. Clumsy repeatedly trips over his always untied shoelaces, knocking things flying as he lands. In his first appearance in ''Mr. Fussy'' as the title character's long lost cousin,[[note]] Mr. Clumsy is essentially Mr. Fussy with a rounder body, permanently unkempt hair and moustache, and untied shoes.[[/note]] he drops and/or trips over so many things that he leaves his SuperOCD relative's house a complete wreck.[[note]] Things proceed to get worse for Mr. Fussy when Mr. Bump [[HereWeGoAgain comes for a visit]].[[/note]]

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** Mr. Clumsy repeatedly trips over his always untied shoelaces, knocking things flying as he lands. lands.
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In his first appearance in ''Mr. Fussy'' as the title character's long lost cousin,[[note]] Mr. Clumsy is essentially Mr. Fussy with a rounder body, permanently unkempt hair and moustache, and untied shoes.[[/note]] he drops and/or trips over so many things that he leaves his SuperOCD relative's house a complete wreck.[[note]] Things proceed to get worse for Mr. Fussy when Mr. Bump [[HereWeGoAgain comes for a visit]].[[/note]][[/note]]
*** In Mr. Clumsy's own story, he manages to get the manager of his local bank covered in ink just trying to fill out a withdrawal slip, and ends up dragging the local chicken farmer into his duck pond when he stops to collect some eggs (the farmer says he'll deliver Mr. Clumsy's eggs henceforth - he insists).



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: The second half of Little Miss Brainy's story involves her trying to help various animals out of tricky situations - and ending up the worse for it every single time. A pig asks her how to get out of the tree in which he has found itself stuck, and she suggests the pig jump down, which he does - right onto Little Miss Brainy. An elephant asks her what to do about the knot in his trunk that is impairing his breathing, and she unties it for him - and is blown for miles by his newly unobstructed breathing.



* WalkingDisasterArea: Little Miss Helpful. She's the type who always wants to help, but only makes the situation ''much'' worse by doing so.

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* WalkingDisasterArea: WalkingDisasterArea:
** Mr. Bump cannot do anything without something getting lost or damaged. He smashes three windows of his house with a ladder when trying to repair his chimney pot before it falls off, and he cannot hold down a steady job because of his accident-prone nature.
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Little Miss Helpful. She's the type who always wants to help, but only makes the situation ''much'' worse by doing so.
17th Nov '16 11:50:38 AM narm00
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Once upon a time, there was a man called Roger Hargreaves. In 1971, his son asked him the question, "What does a tickle look like?" he answered it by creating Mr. Tickle. This became the first in a series of books about the ''Mr. Men'' and ''Little Misses''.

The series involves a various abstract people ([[LivingPolyhedron mostly circles or other shapes with arms and legs]]) who each have a distinctive characteristic which defines them, and are named after that characteristic (Mr. Forgetful, Little Miss Trouble, Mr. Wrong, Little Miss Wise, etc.) Each of the original books stars one of the characters, who has a brief adventure revolving around their character trait. [[TheFaceOfTheSun And the sun has a face on some occasions.]]

There have been two animated series based on the books. The first ''The Mr. Men And Little Misses'' was based closely on the original stories. The second, ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'', is a sketch show featuring the characters.

From 2004 to 2011, the ''Mr. Men'' characters have been owned by Chorion; [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/dec/06/Mr.-men-hello-kitty-owner as of 2012]], they are owned by Sanrio, the creators of Franchise/HelloKitty.

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Once upon a time, there was a man called Roger Hargreaves. In 1971, his son Adam asked him the question, "What does a tickle look like?" he answered it by creating Mr. Tickle. This became the first in a series of books about the ''Mr. Men'' and ''Little Misses''.

The series involves a various abstract people ([[LivingPolyhedron mostly circles or other shapes with arms and legs]]) who each have a distinctive characteristic which defines them, and are named after that characteristic (Mr. Forgetful, Little Miss Trouble, Mr. Wrong, Little Miss Wise, etc.) Each of the original books stars one of the characters, who has a brief adventure revolving around their character trait. [[TheFaceOfTheSun And the sun has a face on some occasions.]]

There have been two three animated series based on the books. The first two, ''Mr. Men'' (1974/1983) and ''The Mr. Men And Little Misses'' was Miss'' (1995-1997), were based closely on the original stories. The second, ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'', is third, ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' (2008), was a sketch show featuring the characters.

From 2004 to 2011, the ''Mr. Men'' characters have been were owned by Chorion; [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/dec/06/Mr.-men-hello-kitty-owner as of 2012]], they are owned by Sanrio, the creators of Franchise/HelloKitty.
5th Oct '16 3:04:39 AM Roo
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** The title character in ''Mr. Daydream'' is, as one would expect, just a daydream of a bored schoolboy, and he is woken up by his teacher at the end of the book.

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** The title character in ''Mr. Daydream'' is, as one would expect, just a daydream of a bored schoolboy, and he is woken up by his teacher at the end of the book. The AnimatedAdaptation ends with an OrWasItADream, with Mr. Daydream making a final silent appearance and waving to the viewers.
26th Sep '16 6:23:46 PM MaxWest2
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* AesopEnforcer: They will frequently appear in titles involving the negative trait characters. Some of them are fantastic beings like the giant in Mr. Greedy and the goblin in Mr. Uppity. Others are mundane; Mr. Nosy is dealt with by the townspeople while Mr. Happy has Mr. Tickle tickle Mr. Grumpy any time he acts mean to anyone.
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