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Count Duckula - The Complete First Season
Count Duckula - The Complete First Season
Actors: Barry Clayton, Jimmy Hibbert, David Jason, Jack May, Brian Trueman
Director: Chris Randall
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
NR     2005     11hr 15min

Count Duckula is an egotistical vegetarian vampire duck who lives in a castle that can travel anywhere he wants to go. He lives with his servants: Nanny, his large and stupid nanny who always has her arm in a sling, and I...  more »


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Actors: Barry Clayton, Jimmy Hibbert, David Jason, Jack May, Brian Trueman
Director: Chris Randall
Creators: Jimmy Hibbert, Brian Trueman, Chris Randall, Eilis Ward, Hilary Wyatt, Brian Cosgrove, John Hambley, Mark Hall, John Broadhead, John Sayle, Joyce McAleer, Peter Richard Reeves
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Animation, Comedy, Television, Animation
Studio: Capital Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/04/2005
Original Release Date: 09/06/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 09/06/1988
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 11hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 14
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Tim Janson | Michigan | 10/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a huge fan of Daffy, Donald, Scrooge McDuck, and duck animation in general, I simply cannot believe that Count Duckula is being released on DVD. All I can say is WOW!

Count Duckula got his start in the popular British Cosgrove-Hall cartoon Dangermouse and eventually got spun off into his own series on Nickelodeon which ran for 65 episodes. The count's voice was done by David Jason who also did the voice for Danger Mouse. Duckula was joined in his castle by his servant Igor and a housekeeper called nanny who botched up Duckula's return to life by bringing ketchup instead of blood turning Duckula vegetarian. From this outrageous premise we got one of the truly underrated and hysterical animated shows in recent memory.

This set features 26 Episodes over 3 discs. The episode list is:

No Sax Please - We're Egyptian
Vampire Vacation
One Stormy Night
Transylvanian Homesick Blues
Restoration Comedy
Mutinous Penguins
Dr. Von Goosewings Invisible Ray
Down Under Duckula
All in a Fog
Castle Duckula: Open to the Public
Ghost of McCastle McDuckula
Igor's Busy Day
The Vampire Strikes Back
Hardluck Hotel
The Hunchbudgie of Notre Dame
Dear Diary
Rent a Butler
Jungle Duck
Mobile Home
A Fright at the Opera
Dr. Goosewing and Mr. Duck
Town Hall Terrors
Sawdust Ring
Duck and the Broccoli Stalk
Family Reunion

The set also includes interviews with the show's creators. I can't say enough how great Duckula was. Really ahead of it's time in many ways and great to have on DVD.
Oh, Duckyboos!
K. Gray | Oneonta, NY United States | 10/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You know, I was a little apprehensive at first. I bought this dvd set after having not seen any Count Duckula since I was at least 10 years old. Now, at 27 ripe years of age, I wondered if my memories of the cartoon hadn't just maybe exaggerated the true quality of it just a little bit. Did I remember a show, or did I just THINK that I remembered it?

My fears have been allayed after only watching the first couple of episodes. The cartoon is just as clever and silly as I remembered it to be. To those who are unfamiliar with Count Duckula, there are some things you should know: first off - you MUST enjoy terrible puns, delivered in an understated British manner. Such as: "Where is Igor with that bread? He must be a loafer." Get it? If not, then this show may not be for you.

Second, this show is just as good as DangerMouse, in my opinion. Cosgrove Hall has made some amazingly creative cartoons, all done with a cheekiness and subtle brilliance that must be commended. I imagine the studio as the kind of place where the animators and writers have a lot of great fun, and it translates into the cartoons.

Third, that theme song, man. Buy the DVD just for the theme song.

I'm so glad that this set came out. And just in case you're wondering, the picture and sound quality are VERY good, considering this is a cartoon that has been largely lost (though not forgotten) for 15-20 years or so. If you have any fond memories of Count Duckula - any whatsoever - don't hesitate to purchase this dvd set. You will NOT be disappointed."
Oh So Good!
R. Love | Desoto,Texas USA | 09/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm teary eyed and overjoyed that finally an old favorite is coming to dvd.
For you wee ones this maybe an awesome treat give it a try!"
Duckula, Count Duckula, heheheheh..
Dunestar | 10/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Talk about a great blast from the past! I remember Duckula not only from his Nickelodeon days, but also from the limited Marvel Comics series that only ran for about 17 issues, but was cool, considering Warren Kremer (of classic Harvey Comics fame) did the art for the first several issues.

I've enjoyed the episodes so far, if you like cartoon before they became shallow, merchandising icons, then this series is for you. Also you notice that Castle Duckula's unique transport system was inspired by the castle in Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Basically, I recommend it to all ages because Cosgrove-Hall injected a lot of unique humour into the series and some considered it better than Danger Mouse, since here the characters did more dialogue and physical humour without the narrative running throughout the story.

Hopefully Duckula will become a Toon Classic for Captial Entertainment to bring out other volumes for the series. Now if Marvel Comics could get permission to bring out a Trade Paperback collection of Duckula..."