Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of Banijay Entertainment, is to launch a dedicated Mr Bean: The Animated Series FAST channel, in a move that expands the iconic brand to free ad-supported services worldwide for the first time.

The FAST channel – called Mr Bean - will comprise the first three seasons of Mr Bean: The Animated Series. The series is produced by Tiger Aspect Kids & Family, part of Banijay Kids & Family.

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Mr Bean: The Animated Series

Mr Bean will launch on Samsung TV Plus in the coming weeks, before rolling out on LG Channels, Plex, Rakuten TV and TCL across 29 territories this summer including the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, as well as South Korea, India, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil and Mexico.

Co-created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, the eponymous hero debuted in 1990 and was played by Rowan Atkinson, who now voices the animated series, which launched in 2002.

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At the start of the year, it was announced Mr Bean: The Animated Series had been commissioned for a fourth run (52x11), produced by Tiger Aspect Kids & Family, in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery and ITVX.

Executive produced and voiced by Rowan Atkinson, it will air on Cartoonito and HBO Max across EMEA, on Warner Bros. Discovery’s kids channels and streaming services across South East Asia and South Asia, and on ITVX Kids in the UK and Eire from 2025, which will be the 35th anniversary of the first live-action episode.

Shaun Keeble, VP Digital, Banijay Rights, said: “Mr Bean’s global image has known no bounds over the last 30-plus years so to expand this iconic brand into the FAST arena – and grow the animated series’ presence ever further - is an exciting moment for us at Banijay Rights.”

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