Mister Bean Video
In his usual goofy yet serious way, Mr. Bean takes up the essential task of imparting important information about the steps which one should take to protect themselves against the pandemic.
The World Health Organization (WHO), Project Everyone and Tiger Aspect Productions have partnered to launch a Public Service Announcement (PSA) using global comedy cartoon star, Mr Bean.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, said: “COVID-19 affects every walk of human life, and we need to use all tools and avenues at our disposal to share life-saving information with all people around the world. I am grateful for the support of the team behind Mr Bean for lending your voice and talents to spread vital advice on physical distancing, hygiene and knowing the symptoms.”
The PSA is voiced by Mr Bean star, Rowan Atkinson, who created the Mr Bean character to be “a child in a grown man’s body” when he was at Oxford University along with filmmaker and Sustainable Development Goal advocate Richard Curtis. Mr Bean, which was originally broadcast in the 1990s before transforming into an animated series, has since expanded on a global scale with 96 million Facebook followers globally and major fanbases across India, Brazil and Indonesia. Mr Bean also celebrates his 30th anniversary in 2020.
Since being shared just two days ago, the video has already gathered over 42,000 views – and counting. It has also sparked tons of comments from people. While some thanked WHO for giving out such important messages, there were some who were simply elated to see Mr Bean
“Wasn’t expecting Mr Bean, this is a treasure,” wrote a YouTube user. “I love Mr Bean,” expressed another.
What do you think of the video?