About The Animated Series
The character of Mr. Bean was revived in this 2002 animated series, which again featured little actual dialogue, with most being either little soundbites or mumbling, similar to Happy Tree Friends. Rowan Atkinson provided the voice for Bean, and all of the animated Bean actions are taken from Atkinson himself. Other characters' voices are provided by Jon Glover, Rupert Degas, Gary Martin and Lorelei King.
Some people have questioned the point of an animated Mr. Bean, as although he is now capable of far stranger adventures (and facial expressions), they lack the interest generated when it was an actual person doing it. However, a colourful animated character is supposedly more endearing to younger children than an actor.