Our entire family has enjoyed watching this updated classic on the TV. As ardent fans of the originals, the grown-ups were very suspicious of these Johnny-come-lately's, since as a rule, remakes suffer in comparison with the originals.
Not so the 'Mr Men Show'. The humour in these cartoons in gentle (although it is guilty of reinforcing racial stereotypes) and multi-levelled, so both children and adults can enjoy them together (essential for good children's viewing these days). The slightly preachy moralising of the original books has gone and what's left is top quality family entertainment.
So why only two stars? Well frankly it's the fact that the DVD only contains five episodes. Perhaps I was a fool for pre-ordering; first release TV DVD's are normally a complete rip-off and frankly this isn't an exception. They are five good episodes but my son is rapidly going to want to know where the others are, which it now appears will mean buying at least another three DVD's.
So the TV show is great and well worth watching, but I'm sure it won't be all that long before the entire series is available for the same price as these five episodes and I would advise holding out until then.