Real Name: Count Duckula

Identity/Class: Vampire duck

Occupation: Dilettante
has tried his hand at being detective, mountie, farmer

Affiliations: Nanny, Igor, Tremendous Terrance, Baron Greenback, Dr.Frankenstoat

Enemies: Dangermouse, Von Goosewing, McDuckula, How Fat, the Egg, the Crow brothers, Maurice the Strongman, Charlie the Clown, the Mutinous Penguins, Gaston, Pierre, Cruel, the Phantom of the Opera, Dr.Quackbrain

Known Relatives: Cousin (mentioned in Episode #2, Vampire Vacation)

Aliases: Sid Quack

Base of Operations: Castle Duckula

First Appearance: Dangermouse "The Four Tasks of Dangermouse" (Cosgrove Hall for Thames Television, 8th February 1982)

Powers/Abilities: All the traditional vampire powers. Additionally, Duckula could be revived even if destroyed by a means that would normally eliminate a vampire for ever. Castle Duckula could teleport itself and it's occupants anywhere in the world instantaneously, though it would also automatically return home at dawn, Transylvanian time, whether the residents were back inside or not.

History: "Castle Duckula, home for many centuries to a dreadful dynasty of vicious vampire ducks – the Counts of DUCKULA. Legend has it that these foul beings can be destroyed by a stake through the heart, or exposure to sunlight. This does not suffice, however, for they may be brought back to life by means of a secret rite, which can be performed once a century, when the moon is in the eighth house of Asparagus. The latest reincarnation did not run according to plan..."

Igor, the ButlerThe latest in a long line of vampire fowl, Count Duckula live in Castle Duckula, deep in Transylvania. The Count desired to be a star, and his villainous schemes to achieve this goal led him into conflict with top British secret agent Dangermouse on a number of occasions. Eventually, under unknown circumstances, the vampire was destroyed. Luckily for Duckula though, that was not the end of his story; once a century a mystic rite could carried out which would revive him, and the timing worked out fairly well. Duckula's faithful manservant Igor initiated the ceremony, but at a vital juncture, when blood was meant to be added to the mix, the castle's incredibly dim maid servant Nanny handed Igor a bottle of tomato sauce instead. Duckula revived anyway, but to Igor's chagrin, he was a vegetarian, with a much less villainous demeanour. No longer a threat to the world, Duckula's eccentricity and desire for fame and wealth remained, leading his servants and him into a variety of adventures. Not everyone accepted Duckula's reformed nature; not only did Igor constantly scheme for ways to return his master to his former evil path, but vampire hunter Von Goosewing was a regular thorn in Duckula's side.

Nanny, the cook and maidComments: Voiced by David Jason.

Duckula began his career as a villain in the Dangermouse episode "The Four Tasks of Danger Mouse". His impact was sufficient to bring him back for a handful of rematches, before he was launched in his own show. Presumably deciding it would be difficult to sustain the show if Duckula remained a bad guy, he was reformed (literally) as described in the opening sequence of the show.

Duckula appeared in 4 episodes of Dangermouse,

before being spun off into his own show.Cosgrove Hall produced the series in association with Thames Television, making 65 episodes in total between 1988 and 1993.

  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

  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

  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

  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

Marvel Comics also released a Duckula title which ran for a couple of years, as part of it's short lived children's line, Star Comics.

Website devoted to Cosgrove Hall, including excellent stuff on this character here. You can watch episodes of Count Duckula for free online at Joost.

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