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Mr Men and Little Miss to unveil two new characters during 50 Years of Mr Men documentary this weekend

The countdown towards the grand unveiling of the two new Mr Men and Little Miss creations to be joining the cast of classic characters this year, has commenced, as Sanrio reminds the nation to tune in to the 50 Years of Mr Men documentary broadcast on Channel 4 this weekend.

The special feature, presented by Matt Lucas, will not only chart the history of the colourful little characters who changed the global publishing sector forever, but will also be used to unmask the two new additions to the Mr Men and Little Miss line-up this year.

Whittled down from the five proposed characters developed by Adam Hargreaves back in February, and voted on by more than 73,000 people, the two new characters will be joining the Mr Men and Little Miss family this September with the release of two new books, introducing them to a generation of children and parents across the world.

Meanwhile, the documentary, airing at 6pm on Sunday, May 16th, will showcase the evolution of the Mr Men and Little Miss cast, as well as their role in pioneering a new world of inclusivity and openness. The feature will explore iconic moments via the Hargreaves’ family story, artists, child psychologists, and super fans.

Behind the scenes, Matt Lucas will reveal the secret world of the artistic process, what it takes to brainstorm, draw, write, and animate new Mr Men and Little Miss characters for today’s world.

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