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Count Duckula - The Complete First Season (1988)

Barry Clayton , Jimmy Hibbert , Chris Randall  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Barry Clayton, Jimmy Hibbert, David Jason, Jack May, Brian Trueman
  • Directors: Chris Randall
  • Writers: Jimmy Hibbert, Brian Trueman, Chris Randall, John Broadhead, John Sayle
  • Producers: Chris Randall, Brian Cosgrove, John Hambley, Mark Hall
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Capital Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 675 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A7BQOW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,448 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Count Duckula - The Complete First Season" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Interview with Brian Cosgrove (Co-Founder, Cosgrove Hall)
  • Interview with John Doyle (Senior Producer, Artist)
  • How to Draw Count Duckula with Cosgrove Hall artist Mike Whaite
  • Photo Gallery

Editorial Reviews

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 Igor, his evil butler. While Nanny accidentally destroys furniture and Igor attempts to turn the broccoli chomping duck to the dark side, a vampire hunter lurks around with a wooden stake-in-a-gun and unattractive intentions. Although Duckula is a spin-off of Danger Mouse, the humor is of a completely different and has an original style.

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS ON DVD!!! October 5, 2005
Format:DVD
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

Autoduck

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.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Duckyboos! October 18, 2005
By K. Gray
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
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.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Cool!! September 10, 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I truly missed these shows of the 80s, and Duckula was one of them when they were shown on Nick (when Nick was a "good" channel to watch), but, as times go by so do the shows and they either become forgotten or end up on season sets by demand. So true with this cartoon. Very cool to watch and you'll laugh your heart out when memories of stupid Nanny come about and then you really wonder why there are no more cartoon shows like this. The show only lasted two years (if i recall), but, oh how those two years catch up with you and remind you how old you are (yikes!!)..but, if your a "kid" at heart like me and have kids of your own, dont pass this up. Highly Recommended!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh So Good! September 13, 2005
By R. Love
Format:DVD
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!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one they call...DUCKULA...COUNT DUCKULA October 5, 2005
Format:DVD
The days when cartoons were cartoons and suits knew their place(well maybe not all the time, but were better controlled than they are now). Count Duckula is here! A classic example of fabulous cartoon fun. Wean the kids off of that 3d junk and make them watch this! It's a cartoon with bite!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A big blast from my past! October 13, 2005
Format:DVD
WOW! It is really good to see so many of the shows I grew up with coming to DVD. I was so into this show, but even so, I can't truly remember one distinct episode. I agree with the previous comments. The stories were great and the characters were funny. I do remember the theme (which I still love) how a bottle of ketchup was left in the cantainment when Count Duckula was created and instead of blood, he drank ketchup. A very clever plot and it was truly sad that it didn't continue. I have a very strange association with the show in that one summer as a child I was very sick and watched nothing but Nick and because "Duckula" was on a lot and I loved it, I later associated it with the pain I experienced while I was sick. Strange, but I am dying to see this show as an adult. Can't wait!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great British Humour
It's one of a kind! There has never been a cartoon out like this one! Those one liners that only adults will get, are to funny!
Published 9 months ago by Cindy
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for my 27 year old daughter
It has beautiful animation and is just as clever and funny as she remembers it as a child. This was an excellent choice.
Published 12 months ago by Beth Borrasso
5.0 out of 5 stars Duckula comes home
We watched Count Duckula on TV when my kids were young. It was very twisted and funny. Hadn't thought about it for years, then the "Whomite" and "Ube" discussion came up. Read more
Published on July 24, 2012 by Shar
5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased
I received the DVD in very good time, and it was in better shape than I was expecting from the description. Read more
Published on February 12, 2010 by S. Hain
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Published on September 27, 2009 by Empacted Colon
3.0 out of 5 stars Another Duckula (In Spanish)
I know that everybody remembers Count Duckula, but I have a very nice news.
Recently I went to Mexico for business and guess what?... Read more
Published on November 3, 2008 by Music Collector
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful but did you know...?
This collection is wonderful to own. I have long considered Duckula to be a high watermark of 20th Century culture. Read more
Published on February 25, 2008 by Joseph Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh memories!
I remember watching this show all the time when I was little. Now I can watch it anytime I feel like it!!
Published on January 12, 2008 by Sean M. Mulry
5.0 out of 5 stars great cartoon collecton
great! to recall our kid's childhood with them a nice cartoon to our collection, and to introduce vegetables to children
Published on September 29, 2007 by amateco
5.0 out of 5 stars Vegetarian vampire ducks and the butlers who hate them...next on...
A humorous cartoon I used to watch obsessively. A fresh take on the whole "vampire" genre. Duckula was a classic egotist and aristocrat who often tried to do the right thing... Read more
Published on August 20, 2007 by Kristin J. Johnson
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