The coveted Diamond Play Button award has been bestowed to less than 100 YouTube channels worldwide. Previous UK recipients include Ed Sheeran, Zoella and Adele. To commemorate this landmark milestone, Mr Bean has joined forces with creator and inventor Colin Furze, for the Mr Bean channel’s first ever YouTube collaboration.
The timeless Mr Bean is the epitome of visual comedy, and with minimal dialogue, it appeals to audiences of any age, all around the world. Broadcast in nearly 200 territories with more than 4.5 billion video views on YouTube last year, Mr Bean is a truly global hit with fans from the UK to India, the U.S. and Brazil. The Mr Bean channel is amongst the top watched UK TV brands on YouTube globally.
One of Britain’s most famous comic creations of all time, Mr Bean first appeared on our screens in 1990, with the ever-versatile performer Rowan Atkinson playing the hapless hero. Now in production for its third series, Mr Bean Animated Series (voiced by Rowan Atkinson) celebrates the transition of a successful live action comedy series into a classic animated series.
Mr Bean is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, part of global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group. A global TV hit, with nearly 30 years in continual distribution, the Mr Bean brand also enjoys considerable success beyond the TV screen with in excess of 30 million mobile game downloads and recently topping 80 million fans on Facebook, overtaking Rihanna, and higher than Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Manchester United to name a few.