Count Duckula

ITV (ended 1993)


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  • A childhood great!

    Cosgrove Hall was a production company which was a hero of mine during childhood (they made all the best British shows - such as "Danger Mouse", "The Wind In The Willows", "Alias The Jester", "Avenger Penguins" and "Victor And Hugo").

    I was a very young kid when "Count Duckula" aired for the first time, but since that time, this show has become a very fond memory of mine.

    Count Duckula is about a vampire duck (who actually didn't drink blood - but instead was a vegetarian). The reason he was a vegetarian was because during his resurrection process the ingredients in bringing him back to life were mixed up (instead of blood, tomato sauce was used).

    Duckula is assisted by two servants, Igor (a character who is always trying to revert Duckula back to his evil ways) and Nanny (a bumbling over-sized hen, who is very protective of her little "Ducky-boos").

    This is classic British animation - one of my very favourite childhood shows. I will always love this one!
  • Transylvanian giggles guaranteed!

    How on earth did I end up forgetting about how much I loved this cartoon for almost ten years?

    Count Duckula, one of the many favourites of British 20-somethings, has acquired quite a hefty worldwide fanbase over the past few years. Here's why.

    It was a witty cartoon, you can't deny that. I probably wouldn't watch an episode without giving a little giggle at it, whether it's a possible innuendo which I can get now but couldn't as a kid, or references to other things such as Laurel and Hardy. Some episodes however are rather cliched, often taking on fairytales and stories such as Jerkyl and Hyde. Regarding to the quality of the animation, I guess it's quite fair overall, considering the budget and how it was animated with cels. It might be very smooth in some episodes, but a few episodes are very poorly animated and off model. But I have to say this, it's better than the animation in Dangermouse, and I think Cosgrove Hall had bettered themselves since then.

    Next you've got the voice cast. Duckula had a rather cheeky, wise-cracking voice, while his manservant Igor's voice was low, depressing but wise. Nanny's was memorably dimwitted but amusingly Westcountry, along with the stereotypically dopey German accent that belonged to Dr Von Goosewing [expect a few jokes about the German language in some episodes]. Overall, I think Count Duckula is a cartoon that's very worth watching if you're into the works of Cosgrove Hall Films, or older British animation in general.

    Oh, and did I tell you how much of a unique idea a vegetarian vampire duck living in a teleporting castle, with a butler more sinister than him, is?
  • This is one of the shows I find I never get bored of

    This is one of my personal favourite shows, even though I've outgrown it; I still bought the complete first series. I love to watch them because they bring back memories; I used to rent the video volumes from my local video store. The show is basically about a vampire who is a duck (count duckula) but he doesn't bite humans, he's a vegetarian. The 'alternate' world they live in has the same named places like Transylvania and England, but everyone's a bird of some kind. Count Duckula lives in Castle Duckula and is helped by his butler Igor and his nanny Nanny who never seems to use the door, she always crashes through walls! (She’s very big). Overall the show is about Duckula and his adventures, some laughs can be found but it's mostly a kid’s show, and as the creepy voice says: goodnight out there, whatever you are...