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Count Duckula
Genre Animated series
Running time 22 minutes per episode
Creator(s) Cosgrove Hall
Starring David Jason, etc
Country of origin Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Original channel ITV / Syndicated
Original run 19881993
No. of episodes 65

Count Duckula is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic vegetarian vampire duck in the animated television series of the same name created by British studio Cosgrove Hall, and a spin-off from DangerMouse, a show in which an evil version of the Count Duckula character was a recurring villain. The series first aired on September 6, 1988. In all, 65 episodes were made, each about 22 minutes long. The complete first season was released on DVD in the UK on July 17, 2006. http://www. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Cosgrove Hall Films is an animation studio based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester that is a major producer of childrens television programmes. ... David Jason in A Touch of Frost. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 This article deals with vampires in folklore and legends. ... // Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Cosgrove Hall Films is an animation studio based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester that is a major producer of childrens television programmes. ... DangerMouse is a British animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

The show was a loose parody of the story of Count Dracula. Set in Transylvania, Duckula lived in a spooky castle known as Castle Duckula, alongside his butler Igor, and his large Nanny (always referred to as "Nanny" and perpetually in an arm sling). Almost all of the characters in the show were (anthropomorphised) birds. Alternate meaning: Dracula (orchid genus) Dracula is a fictional character, arguably the most famous vampire in fiction. ... Map of Romania with Transylvania in yellow Transylvania (Romanian: or Transilvania; Hungarian: ; German: ; Serbian: / Transilvanija or Ердељ / Erdelj) is a historical region in central and western Romania. ... An anthropomorphic character Anthropomorphism, also called personification anthropomorphism, is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to nonhuman beings, inanimate objects, or natural or supernatural phenomena. ...

The story (as shown in the title sequence each episode) was that Duckula was active as a vampire for centuries. He could only be destroyed by exposure to sunlight or by a wooden stake thrust through his heart. Duckula had in fact died numerous deaths. But he always returned through a mystic ritual, performed once a century, "when the moon is in the eighth house of Aquarius". However a theme explored through several episodes was that each resurrection created a new incarnation with little to no memory of its past. Thus every incarnation was free to develop its own personality and pursue its personal interests (somewhat similar to the regenerations of Doctor Who). Thus the vampire was able to pose as a dynasty of Counts of Duckula. The various succeeding generations included knights, sorcerers, scientists, artists and even professional gamblers. All of them also secretly being "vicious vampire ducks". These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... Prism splitting light Sunlight in the broad sense is the total spectrum of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun. ... Look up Stake in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ... Apparent magnitude: up to -12. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up Resurrection in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Incarnation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Incarnation, which literally means enfleshment, refers to the conception, and live birth of a sentient creature (generally human) who is the material manifestation of an entity or force whose original nature is immaterial. ... For other uses, see Memory (disambiguation). ... Doctor Who is a long-running British science fiction television programme (and 1996 television movie) produced by the BBC about the adventures of a mysterious time-traveller known as The Doctor, who explores time and space with his companions, solving problems and righting wrongs. ... The silver Anglia knight, commissioned as a trophy in 1850, intended to represent the Black Prince. ... The Sorceress by John William Waterhouse Magic and sorcery are the influencing of events, objects, people and physical phenomena by mystical, paranormal or supernatural means. ... The physicist Albert Einstein is probably the most famous scientist of our time. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Gambling or Gaming [1] has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ...

But as the title sequence put it, "the latest reincarnation did not run according to plan." The successful conclusion of the ritual required blood, the source of sustenance for any vampire. But his servants accidentally substituted it with tomato ketchup. Consequently the newest version was not a blood-sucking vampire but a vegetarian one. He was more interested in juicy carrots rather than hunting for victims. Igor naturally felt appalled. Even worse, his "new" master was obsessed with pursuing wealth and fame as an entertainer. Human blood smear: a - erythrocytes; b - neutrophil; c - eosinophil; d - lymphocyte. ... This article is about the condiment; for the singers, see Las Ketchup. ... An Anopheles stephensi mosquito obtaining a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis. ... Binomial name Daucus carota L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Wealth from the old English word weal, which means well-being or welfare. The term was originally an adjective to describe the possession of such qualities. ... An entertainer is someone who is hired to entertain people. ...

The show often centred around Duckula's adventures in search of riches and fame, assisted by the castle's ability to teleport around the world. Another regular part of the story was Igor and his attempts to turn Duckula into a proper vampire. Some episodes featured Duckula's nemesis Doctor Von Goosewing (obviously based on Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, the nemesis of Dracula), a vampire hunter who blindly refuses to believe the current incarnation of Duckula is harmless. Still others featured a whole array of bizarre, often supernatural foes, from zombies to mechanical werewolves. The word Teleportation was coined in the early 1900s by American writer Charles Fort to describe the strange disappearances and appearances of anomalies, which he suggested may be connected. ... Professor Abraham Van Helsing is a fictional character in Bram Stokers 1897 novel, Dracula. ... Count Dracula is a famous fictional vampire, who appears in Bram Stokers Gothic horror novel Dracula. ... A participant in a Zombie Walk event in Calgary This article is about the undead. ... A German woodcut from 1722 A werewolf (also lycanthrope or wolfman) in folklore and mythology is a person who shapeshifts into a wolf or wolflike creature, either purposely, by using magic, or after being placed under a curse. ...

Speculation has been rife as to what species of duck Duckula is actually intended to be, though majority opinion holds that his character's features are based on those of the mallard. Count Duckula is a fictional character, a vegetarian vampire duck, in the animated TV series of the same name created by British studio Cosgrove Hall, and a spin-off from Dangermouse, a show in which an evil version of the Count Duckula character was a reoccurring villain. ... // Binomial name Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies (Mallard) (Mexican Duck) The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos; Greek for flat-billed duck[2]), also known in North America as the Wild Duck, is a common and widespread dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe and...

The first season was released on Region 1 DVD on October 4, 2005. A series of annuals and monthly comics further detailing the adventures of Count Duckula and associated characters were released throughout the time that the series originally aired and for a short time after. The Region 2 DVD of Season 1 was released on 17 July 2006.[citation needed] The Region 2 DVD of Season 2 will be released on 26 March 2007. DVD (commonly Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The show's protagonist could be described as an ever-failing character.

There was originally a cuckoo clock that had bat-like characters that would come out and make often corny jokes about the current situation. They were eventually removed. Cuckoo clock, a so-called Jagdstück, Black Forest, ca. ...

The show's end credits were eventually edited, omitting many graphic effects.



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  • Count Duckula: Count Duckula himself was a deliberate send-up of many traditional vampire traits. As his name would suggest, he was a duck. Besides his vegetarianism and aspirations of fame, he was a very squeamish and often cowardly character. The Duckula Family Motto was: "Per Ardua ad Sanguina" which meant "Work hard for blood". He had a very modern outlook, and often despaired over the traditional vampire image he was expected to embody. He hated living in a dark, gloomy castle, and found the behaviour of his servants to be depressing. Although he retained vampiric powers and qualities such as teleportation and not being able to appear in front of a mirror, he rarely used them. He often went outside in the daytime without suffering any ill effects, but this is likely because of his own personal oddities. In the "Doctor Goosewing and Mr. Duck" episode, Count Duckula briefly turned into a "proper" vampire, desiring blood from the villagers outside the castle, but turned away from the door when he discovered that the sun was still out. Still, the episode "Transylvanian Homesick Blues" featured a prehistoric "first vampire duck" who went out in daylight, and only returned to his coffin because Igor advised him to, while another Count of Duckula, in yet another episode, crumbled into a pile of stone when exposed to sunlight. Duckula has been seen on occasion wearing pyjamas with the Danger Mouse logo, a reference to the character's origin. Duckula was a short green duck with black parted hair and the traditional vampire evening wear complete with cape. He had no fangs, although his more old-fashioned relatives did. His favorite food was broccoli sandwiches.
  • Igor: Igor was a traditional horror servant, and added a decidedly dark streak to some of the show's humour. He greatly disliked his master's behaviour, and often encouraged him to act in a far more ghastly manner. He remained convinced that if he could only talk Duckula into biting, maiming, torturing and otherwise brutalizing people it would be a return to the "good old days". He was a hunched balding vulture with a depressed and slow voice. He had served under several previous incarnations of Count Duckula, making his age uncertain. Seeing as he can only be brought back "once a century" and Igor had performed the task multiple times in his life, he was clearly very old and possibly ageless. Episodes in the first season hinted that Igor had served the Duckulas for 700-800 years or more.
  • Nanny: Nanny is, as her name would suggest, Duckula's nanny, as well as housekeeper. She was an extremely large and clumsy hen, possessing incredible strength and inevitably messing up whatever task she was set to do. In particular she had a blind spot regarding doors, and would often crash through a door without opening it first, or even walk right through the wall. As this behaviour suggests, she was a supremely unintelligent character, and completely unreliable. She was amazingly devoted to her "Ducky-Boos", as she called Duckula, and had a deep maternal affection for him, though her clumsiness often inadvertently caused him harm. A recurring gag was her inability to understand what people around her were talking about, often mixing up words and taking insult at conversations not directed at her. Like Igor, her age was uncertain, as she had apparently been with Duckula for several of his incarnations. Her right arm was perpetually in a sling, though the reasons for this are unrevealed. The sling itself seemed to have unlimited carrying capacity, as she was able to produce any number of items from it, Harpo Marx style. It is possible that if she did have a broken arm, that it has healed and she forgot to remove the sling, as demonstrated in the episode "In Arctic Circles".
  • Castle Duckula: An old fashioned Transylvanian castle with all the trimmings: dungeon, torture chamber, library of macabre texts, laboratory, etc. The castle could teleport to any place on earth (and beyond) but returned automatically at dawn, "Transylvania standard time" as mentioned by Igor in the show. It was activated when Duckula entered an upright coffin while saying where he wanted it to take him (often, he would have to come up with a rhyme to activate it properly). The controls to this device were inside an old fashioned cuckoo clock that hung on the wall. Inside the clock lived two mechanical bats, Dmitri and Sviatoslav, who would punctuate each episode by coming out and delivering stale jokes to each other. These jokes were so bad that they actually drove a character who had been given the clock insane. The fact that the characters had thick Slavic accents, and that Sviatoslav often didn't understand the punchlines didn't help matters. The castle had an often referred to but never seen werewolf named Towser living in it.

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  • Dr Von Goosewing: Von Goosewing was a mad scientist and vampire hunter, who was a spoof of Abraham Van Helsing. He was a goose, as his name suggested. He was never able to comprehend that Count Duckula was a threat to nobody, and stalked him relentlessly. He was a terrible scientist, often getting maimed by his own crack-pot inventions. He was also supremely unobservant, and capable of bumping into Duckula and conversing with him for several minutes without realising who he was talking to. Von Goosewing spoke in a German accent, and had an assistant who never appeared on screen named "Heinrich". Von Goosewing often called for Heinrich and Heinrich was often blamed for Von Goosewing's mistakes. The comic book version of the characters by Marvel Comics revealed that Heinrich was actually his former assistant who was always complaining for his low wage. Von Goosewing mentioned that Heinrich threatened to resign but was still with him. Apparently Heinrich did quit but his former employer failed to realise it. When not inventing some new machine to hunt vampires with, he would rely on an old fashioned musket which was loaded with a wooden stake (although curiously it actually fired laser beams). The Marvel comic books based on the show also added a supporting character to him: his niece Vanna who Duckula had a crush on. Von Goosewing often flew a dirigible with 'VG' written on it. Von Goosewing wore an outfit not unlike that of Sherlock Holmes with a pair of spats.
  • The Crow Brothers: Four criminally inclined crows (Ruffles, Burt, Junior, and an unnamed one) who were typically seen scaling the walls of Castle Duckula with the aid of mountaineering equipment. They rarely made it to the top. The four brothers were led by the tallest crow, Ruffles, who often had plans that went off. The crows scaled the walls to get at the treasues inside the castle. The crows always wore masks (Ruffles wore a sock, Burt wore a sock as well, Junior wore a Peruvian cap and the fourth Crow Brother wore a sock which covered his face entirely) and were always seen hanging off one another with the use of bungee cords, to better climb the walls of whatever building they planned to scale.
  • The Egg: A supervillain egg with a grudge against anyone that is alive, because he never was able to hatch from his egg. Along with his insidious schemes and plans was one parrot with an Asian complexion known as Oddbeak, who was very careful not to use words with the prefix ¨Egg¨, as he knew that it would offend his master.
  • Gaston and Pierre: A pair of French criminals who served as occasional villains. Although they were both undeniably incompetent, the arrogant Gaston was ostensibly the brains of the outfit. Gaston was a tall, thin black stork, while Pierre was a stubby, short parakeet. It is always possible that the characters were an inspiration for yet another Cosgrove-Hall animated series - 'Victor and Hugo : Bunglers in Crime'
  • The Phantom of the Opera and Cruel: A duo of characters who once sought revenge on Count Duckula for foiling their plans. The Phantom was a tall, thin bird with the same mask worn by the original Phantom and dressed in dandefied clothers (complete with a cape), while Cruel was a short (if misshapen) bird who acted as the Phantom's manservant.
  • Morris the Strongman and Charlie the Clown: A pair of baleful circus performers who had a grudge on Duckula; both were bumbling (though Charlie was only slightly less so) and Morris was the brawn of their misdeeds.
  • The Pirate Penguins: A ruthless crew of piratical penguins who were hired by Count Duckula once, this crew of seafarers also turned on Count Duckula when his antics would crash their ship. All of the penguins were typical pirate stereotypes, one of which was known as Mr. Mate and shouting that he would "bite their heads off!"

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  • Narrator: The narrator opened and closed every episode, talking like a traditional horror host, and trying to make it seem as if the contents of the show were genuinely horrifying. Episodes usually began with him describing Castle Duckula and its gloomy atmosphere. They often closed with the narrator saying "Goodnight out there...WHATever you are!" Variants of this line were also used to close certain programmes.
  • Relatives: Duckula had any number of vampiric relatives all over the world. These were more classic vampires than Duckula, possessing fangs, red eyes and evil personalities, and while any of them were killers and ne'er-do-wells, only a small number, such as Don Diego, showed any affinity or friendship toward the benign Count Duckula. They came from many different countries, such as Spain, Scotland and Australia, and represented the culture they were from in their outfits. Some such relatives were Don Diego, a Spanish vampire duck who made his fun and games by burning down villages, and McDuckula, a Scottish vampire duck who later made himself an enemy of Duckula. [1]
  • The peasants: The town situated below Castle Duckula was home to many peasants who lived in constant fear of the Count, despite his dislike of human blood in his current incarnation. A recurring joke in the series and associated books was that 'the peasants are revolting.'

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Other credits

  • Writers: Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert, Peter Richard Reeves, Jan Needle, John Sayle
  • Script Editor: Jimmy Hibbert
  • Music: Mike Harding
  • Vocals by: Mike Harding, Doreen Edwards
  • Storyboard: Keith Scoble, John Stevenson, Vincent James, Ben Turner, Chris Randall
  • Layout: Jose Maria Zumel, Ricardo Machuca, Miguel Angel Aisa, Manolo Almela, Juan Antonio Serrano, Miguel Angel Fuertes
  • Designers: Chris Randall, Dan Whitworth, Margaret Riley, Vincent James, Paul Salmon, Edmund Williams
  • Animation: Mariano Rueda, Jose Antonio Rojo, Malcolm McGookin, Dave Bowers, Ignacio Amero, Luis L. Varela, Emilio Lujan, Bujor Estefanescu, Valentin Cain, Ezequiel Martin, Julian Tarrago, Chris Doyle, Edward Sasu, Francisco Tena, Pediro Molina, Alberto Conejo, Vicente Rodgriguez, Angel Jariego, Amaro Carretero, Les Brooksbank, Dave Livesey, John Offord, Dino Athanassiou, Julio Diez, Pedro Mohedano, Roberto Marcano, Juan Antonio Serrano, Ventura Rodgriguez, Marivi Rodgriguez, Les Orton, Javier Gutierrez, Rob Stevenhajen, Russell Brookes, Valentin Domersech, Janet Nunn, Michael Whaite, Manuel Galiana, Carmen Chenza, Fernando Jariego, Paca Moreno, Ramon Garcia, Joanne Gooding, Angel Gellego, Pedro Jorge, Manuel Doctor, Ramon Sanchez, Miguel Angel Fuertes, Steve Thomas, Lloyd Sutton, Hugh Workman, Keith Scoble, Jean Flynn, Paul Jesper, Pat Savage, Alan Simpson, Arthur De Cloedt, Leslie Eaves, Maria Luisa Ruiz, Elisa Nunez, Isabel De Martinez Osaba, Yolanda Velasco
  • Backgrounds: Igashi Taruma, Felix Cascajo, Milagros Banares, Miguel Angel
  • Supervised by: Carlos Alfonso
  • Painting: Maria Del Mar Fernandez, Jon Doyle, Ann Kotch, Frank Koller, Maria Fernandez, Angeles Sanz, Margarita Pina, Peter Baldwin, Stella Reyes, Julia Garcia, Teresa Diego, Delia Hernandez, Maria Jose Aharez, Lourdes Sanfos, Loli Torres, Susana Diaz, Paco Villanueva, Sharon Martin, Ross Marks, Roy Huckerby, Laura Cosgrove, Sue Halliwell, Angeles Vacas, Lisa Smith, Julie Coulson, Gloria Vassilou, Jackie Mitchell, Stephania Giani, Jacqueline Miller, James Wood
  • Supervised by: Paloma Anton
  • Xerox: Jose Luis Aisa, Andres Palacios
  • Color Models: Carol A. Hughes
  • Color Stylists: Joan Jones, Philip Watkins, Alex Lawrence, Valerie Solis
  • Checking: Graham Bebbington, Jean Flynn, Ian Henderson
  • Camera: Santiago Gomez, Victorio Gonzalez
  • Special Effects: Carlos Alfonso
  • Animation Line Test: Eva Moreno
  • Production Control: Bob Burrows
  • Editing: Zyggy Markiewicz, Hilary Wyatt, Patrick Haggerty
  • Assistant Editors: Bob Ashton, Lincoln Anderson
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner
  • Sound Mixer: John Whitworth
  • Animation Directors: Carlos Alfonso, Juan R. Pina
  • Associate Producer: Chris Randall
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley
  • Produced by: Mark Hall, Brian Cosgrove
  • Directed by: Chris Randall

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  • During episode nine, "All in a Fog," as Count Duckula is relating his reasons for wanting to become a detective and travel to London, the music being played under David Jason's lines is the same music that was used as the introduction to Jason's "Captain Fantastic" segments in the 1967-69 children's series Do Not Adjust Your Set. Also in this episode we catch a glimpse of Danger Mouses's pillarbox residence.
  • In Australia when it aired on Network Ten it was the second British show on Cheez TV.
  • In a move mirroring Duckula's adaptation from Dangermouse, the characters of Gaston and Pierre were re-invented and given a spin-off series as the now-human Victor and Hugo.
  • Dr. Von Goosewing had different accents. On the British version, he speaks with a German accent. It was accidentally changed to a Cockney accent for the Network Ten distribution. Despite the Cockney accent, he still has the German one on the video and DVD releases, even though the Danger Mouse character Stiletto still has his Italian accent during its Network Ten run.
  • The Egg's servant, Oddbeak, had mannerisms and an appearance not unlike that of Oddjob of James Bond lore.
  • The Crow Brother Ruffles had his name drawn from British literature (the fictional "gentleman thief" Raffles).

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DVD Releases

  • Count Duckula: Vampire Vacation (PAL) - Release Date: 14 Oct 2002
  • Count Duckula: The Complete First Season (NTSC) - Release Date: 4 Oct 2005
  • Count Duckula: The Complete First Series (PAL) - Release Date: 17 Jul 2006
  • Count Duckula: The Complete Second Series (PAL) - Release Date: 26 Mar 2007

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Episode List

Season One

06.09.88 - 21.03.89 (26 episodes)

  • 1. No Sax Please - We're Egyptian
  • 2. Vampire Vacation
  • 3. One Stormy Night
  • 4. Transylvanian Homesick Blues
  • 5. Restoration Comedy
  • 6.Mutinous Penguins
  • 7. Dr. Von Goosewing's Invisible Ray
  • 8. Down Under Duckula
  • 9. All In A Fog
  • 10. Castle Duckula: Open to the Public
  • 11. The Ghost of McCastle McDuckula
  • 12. Igor's Busy Day
  • 13. Autoduck
  • 14. The Vampire Strikes Back
  • 15. Hardluck Hotel
  • 16. The Hunchbudgie of Notre Dame
  • 17. Dear Diary
  • 18. Rent a Butler
  • 19. Jungle Duck
  • 20. Mobile Home
  • 21. A Fright at the Opera
  • 22. Dr. Goosewing and Mr. Duck
  • 23. Town Hall Terrors
  • 24. Sawdust Ring
  • 25. Duck and the Broccoli Stalk
  • 26. Family Reunion

Season Two

12.09.89 - 23.01.90 (19 episodes)

  • 27. Ghostly Gold
  • 28. Ducknapped
  • 29. The Lost Valley
  • 30. Incredible Shrinking Duck
  • 31. Hi-Duck
  • 32. Prime-Time Duck
  • 33. Bloodsucking Fruit Bats of the Lower Amazon
  • 34. The Count and the Pauper (I Don't Wanna Work on Maggots Farm No More)
  • 35. In Arctic Circles
  • 36. Transylvanian Take-Away
  • 37. Who Dunnit?
  • 38. No Yaks Please Were Tibetan
  • 39. Beau Duckula
  • 40. Mississippi Duck
  • 41. Amnesiac Duck
  • 42. Mysteries of the Wax Museum
  • 43. Return of the Curse of the Secret of the Mummy's Tomb Meets Franken Duckula's Monster ...
  • 44. Lost City of Atlantis
  • 45. Bad Luck Duck

Season Three

22.10.90 - 21.01.91 (13 episodes)

  • 46. Private Beak
  • 47. Astro Duck
  • 48. Unreal Estate
  • 49. Bombay Duck
  • 50. There are Werewolves at the Bottom of My Garden
  • 51. Duck Ahoy
  • 52. The Great Ducktective
  • 53. Dead Eye Duck
  • 54. The Show Must Go On
  • 55. A Christmas Quacker
  • 56. The Rest is History
  • 57. O.O. Duck
  • 58. Mystery Cruise

Season Four

05.01.93 - 16.02.93 (7 episodes)

  • 59. Around the World in a Total Daze
  • 60. Manhattan Duck
  • 61. Alps-A-Daisy
  • 62. Prince Duckula
  • 63. Venice a Duck Not a Duck
  • 64. A Mountie Always Gets His Duck
  • 65. The Zombie Awakes

Airing History

  • Mexico
    • Televisa still airs the show up to this date- Canal 5- (January 11, 2006)

ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... The Childrens Channel was an early cable channel which began broadcasting on 1 September 1984 in the United Kingdom. ... Nickelodeon UK (normally referred to as Nickelodeon or Nick within the UK) is a satellite/cable TV station for children. ... Sky One is one of British Sky Broadcastings entertainment channels in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. ... Boomerangs original logo was the same as the U.S. channel, used from launch to 12 September 2004 Boomerang is a television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, launched on 27 May 2000. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ...

External links

  • Count Duckula at the Internet Movie Database
  • Cosgrove Hall's official Duckula page
  • Episode guide
  • Fan site
  • German Fan site, world's largest Count Duckula source
  • Count Duckula at TV.com
Formerly Broadcast Animated Nickelodeon Shows of the 1980s
Channels on the Nickelodeon Network: TV Land | Nick Too | Nick GAS | Nicktoons Network | Noggin / The N
Premiered between 1983-1989:

Bananaman | DangerMouse | Belle and Sebastian | Star Trek: The Animated Series | The Little Prince | The Smurfs | Mysterious Cities of Gold | Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea | Adventures of the Little Koala | Heathcliff | Jim Henson's Muppet Babies | Inspector Gadget | Maple Town | Count Duckula | The Alvin Show on Nickelodeon | Beetlejuice | Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics | Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon | Noozles | The World of David the Gnome The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, as well as video games. ... This is a list of television programs formerly and currently broadcast by the childrens cable television channel Nickelodeon. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Nick Too is a three hour delay of the popular kids network Nickeloeon for people in the west coast. ... Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids (commonly referred to as Nick GAS), is a U.S. cable television network which was launched on March 1, 1999 as part of MTV Networks suite of digital cable channels. ... Nicktoons Network, once known as Nicktoons TV and simply Nicktoons, is a digital cable and satellite television network. ... Noggin is a slang term that means head. In U.S. television, Noggin is a television network for preschoolers; see Noggin (television). ... The-N is the nighttime block on Noggin for teens. ... Bananaman is a British comic book fictional character. ... DangerMouse is a British animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films. ... Belle et Sébastien, is a series of French novels by Cécile Aubry and is about the mountain-based adventures of a young boy and his dog, a Great Pyrenees in a small village in the Pyrenees, a mountain range in France. ... Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... The Little Prince (French Le Petit Prince), published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupérys most famous novel, which he wrote while renting The Bevin House in Asharoken, New York on Long Island. ... A smurf The Smurfs (Les Schtroumpfs in French) are a fictional group of small sky blue creatures who live somewhere in the forests of Europe. ... The Mysterious Cities of Gold (Japanese: 太陽の子エステバン; Taiyō no Ko Esteban , French: Les Mystérieuses Cités dOr) is an animated series produced by Studio Pierrot. ... Spartakus and friends Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea is the English title of the French animated series Les Mondes Engloutis (The Engulfed Worlds), also known as Shagma and Arkadia in other languages. ... Adventures of the Little Koala was a Korean cartoon show that aired on Nickelodeon dubbed in English from 1987 to 1993. ... The cast of Heathcliff. ... Jim Hensons Muppet Babies is an American animated television series that aired from 1984 to 1991 on CBS. Loosely based on a sequence in the Muppet film The Muppets Take Manhattan, in which Miss Piggy imagined what it would be like if she and Kermit the Frog grew up... Inspector Gadget is an animated television series about a clumsy, absent-minded, and oblivious detective, Inspector Gadget, who is a human being with various gadgets built into his anatomy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Beetlejuice is an animated television series loosely based on the Beetlejuice film, and ran from September 9, 1989 to December 6, 1991. ... Grimms Fairy Tale Classics , Grimm Masterpiece Theatre) is an anime series produced by Nippon Animation. ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Noozles ), also known as The Wonderous Koala Blinky, was a 26-episode anime that was originally released in Japan in 1984, under the title Fushigi na Koara Burinkī or Blinky and Printy. ... The World of David the Gnome was an animated television series. ...

  Results from FactBites:
Count Duckula - Uncyclopedia (452 words)
Count Duckula is a scholar and a distinguished gentleman.
Between the 17th century and 1959, Count Duckula was the head of the Transylvanian government, controlling a large portion of the country from the capital.
Count Duckula is often thought to be the head of the Goose school, but this position officially belongs to the Gander Triper (Holder of the Throne of Ganders, the first monastery established by Ducksongkhapa, founder of the Goulash).
tvdvdreviews.com -- Count Duckula: The Complete First Season Press Release (435 words)
Count Duckula is a rare gem - a cartoon that appeals not just to young children, but also to older audiences that appreciate the in-jokes, not to mention the nostalgia appeal of an age before "Animation Domination" became a household word.
Count Duckula was a show ahead of its time and it now occupies the unique slot of cult favorite and nostalgia classic.
Count Duckula is a part of the Thames Television back catalog and is licensed by Fremantle Home Entertainment, the home entertainment division of FremantleMedia, one of the leading international creators and producers of program brands in the world.
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