Hall Films, Nickelodeon Network, Thames Television
Television, Thames Television
Count Duckula was a weekday afternoon animated series about the
same vampire duck featured in the animated series, "Danger Mouse."
Cosgrove Hall, the same production company that brought the animation
style of Danger Mouse, came this series about the vegetarian vampire
duck Count Duckula [David Jason], his evil castle-mate and servant
Igor [Jack May] and airhead nanny, simply named "Nanny" [Brian Trueman].
Count Duckula's pursuer, Von Goosewing [Jimmy Hibbert] (obviously
a play of words for Van Helsing) continually tried to extinguish
Duckula with a wooden stake, contraption or monster. Duckula was
a reincarnation from a past bloodline, which was erroneously created
by substituting the last ingredient of the resurrection with tomato
ketchup, hence, making Duckula a vegetarian.
Entertainment released seasonal episodes of "Count Duckula"
on DVD in 2005.
is currently unavailable.
"Castle Duckula.. Home to many a dreadful dynasty of vicious
vampire ducks, the Counts of Duckula. Legend has it that these foul
beings can be destroyed by a stake through the heart or exposure to
sunlight. This does not suffice, however, for they may be brought
back to life, by means of a secret rite that can be performed once
a century, when the moon is in the eighth house of Aquarius."
Igor: "Bat wings! Blood!"
Nanny: "I'll get it!"
Narrator: "The Latest reincarnation did not run according to
heart of Transylvania,
In the Vampire Hall of Fangia,
There's not a vampire zanier than Duckula
He won't bite beast or man
'Cos he's a vegetarian
And things never run to plan for Duckula
If you're looking for some fun
You can always count upon
The wild and wacky one they call Duckula
The character of "Count Duckula" was previoulsy seen as the showbiz-obscessed
character of the same name from the "Danger Mouse" animated series,
also produced by Cosgrove-Hall.