Mr. Bean: The Animatred Series premiered on January 25, 2002. Rowan Atkinson's Mr Bean is being launched as an animated cartoon series. The comedian will be voicing the 52-part cartoon series. The star of the live-action series is being filmed for each new 30-minute show so the animators can replicate Atkinson's unique movements for the cartoon Mr Bean. As with the original series, the animated version will have little dialogue. Mr Bean will be joined by in the cartoon by faithful sidekick Teddy, evil landlady Mrs Wicket and her horrible one-eyed cat Scrapper.