Count Duckula was one of Cosgrove Hall's most popular cel animated show after Danger Mouse, and the show was popular with viewers of all ages. Attractive to look at, wonderfully voiced, and often brilliantly written, Duckula took all the best aspects of Dangermouse and improved on them, making it one of the best cartoons in the Cosgrove Hall portfolio.
The show was a loose parody of the story of Count Dracula. Set in Transylvania, Duckula lived in a spooky castle, alongside his servant Igor, and his Nanny (always referred to as "Nanny" and perpetually in an arm sling). All the characters in the show were birds. Igor had set about reviving a new Duckula through a ceremony taking place when the moon is the eighth house of Aquarius, and it required a vial of bat wing's blood. However, the addle-brained Nanny accidentally handed Igor a bottle of ketchup, and when he added it to the potation, Duckula emerged--as a star-struck vegetarian vampire. Igor would never live it down.
Vampire hunter Ludwig Von Goosewing comes from a long lineage of vampire hunters, and he sees the contemporary Duckula as a menace--vegetarian or not.
"Treasure Haunt" and "The Poultry-Geist," crossover episodes of Victor & Hugo: Bunglers In Crime with Count Duckula, aired October 9 and October 30, 1992. Victor and Hugo originally appeared as anthropomorphized birds on Count Duckula as Gaston and Pierre.
|David Jason||Count Duckula||1||2||3||4|
|Jimmy Hibbert||Dr. Von Goosewing||1||2||3||4|
|Season One||September 6, 1988||March 21, 1989||26|
|Season Two||September 12, 1989||January 23, 1990||19|
|Season Three||October 22, 1990||January 21, 1991||13|
|Season Four||January 5, 1993||February 16, 1993||7|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|The Complete First Season||October 4, 2005||3||