'We created Rastamouse out of love' say show's founders
17 February 2011 Last updated at 13:00 GMT
Rastamouse, the latest children's TV super hero, has divided its audience over claims that the show is racist and reinforces stereotypes.
The rodent is the star of a new Cbeebies series based on popular children's books and looks set to be launching an album as well.
The show's founders Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster spoke to the BBC Breakfast