Count Duckula - The Complete First Season
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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
One Stormy Night
Transylvanian Homesick Blues
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
The Hunchbudgie of Notre Dame
Rent a Butler
A Fright at the Opera
Dr. Goosewing and Mr. Duck
Town Hall Terrors
Duck and the Broccoli Stalk
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.
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.
For you wee ones this maybe an awesome treat give it a try!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Came quickly. Great shows! Had a little challenge playing the DVD on one DVD player, but not on others.Published 13 months ago by Anthony L. Mei
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 on December 1, 2013 by Cindy
It has beautiful animation and is just as clever and funny as she remembers it as a child. This was an excellent choice.Published on August 22, 2013 by Beth Borrasso
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 morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Shar
I received the DVD in very good time, and it was in better shape than I was expecting from the description. Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by S. Hain
THAT'S RIGHT! YOU CAN GOTO EBAY AND ORDER THE ENTIRE 7-DISC SERIES FROM THE U.K. FOR $47.00 + SHIPPING!!! Read morePublished on September 27, 2009 by Empacted Colon
I know that everybody remembers Count Duckula, but I have a very nice news.
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This collection is wonderful to own. I have long considered Duckula to be a high watermark of 20th Century culture. Read morePublished on February 25, 2008 by Joseph Davis