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Count Duckula IS BACK!

February 19th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments

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Ladies and gentlemen, he’s back!

The favourite vampire duck of anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s (to be fair, it’s a narrow field) is returning in CBBC’s revamped Danger Mouse. But it’s not what you think.

Unlike the much-loved Cosgrove Hall cartoon featuring his vegetarian reincarnation, this will be the original bloodsucking fowl fiend obsessed with getting on television. He’s already appeared in the trailer for part 2 of the new series, with this sneak preview making it onto YouTube. Enjoy:

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...