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Count Duckula

Soft Toys
1990-1991 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Count Duckula is the eponymous hero of a TV cartoon series created by the British studio Cosgrove Hall. He is a vegetarian vampire and was originally a villainous character in another Cosgrove Hall series, the popular DangerMouse. Count Duckula first aired in 1988 and is a parody of the Dracula story. It is set in Transylvania where Duckula lives in a spooky castle with his butler Igor and his nanny. Almost all of the characters in the show are anthropomorphic birds. Count Duckula became popular with both children and adults and still has a following.


Object details
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Object type
Materials and techniques
Stitched and stuffed polyester
Brief description
Count Duckula soft toy made for a West German company in about 1990
Physical description
Soft toy anthropomorphic duck figure whose upper body is made to look like it is wearing a grey jacket with white dickie and cuffs, and a red bow tie. The head, lower body and hands are lime green and the legs and beak are yellow. The inside of the beak is red and the figure wears a purple lined black cloak. The hair is black and wild and the eyes are large white plastic ones with black pupils and grey outside edges. There is a printed label attached to the proper left side of the body and a black cord attached to the top of the head with a plastic sucker at the end.
Dimensions
  • Height: 30cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
Duckula (On back of cloak)
Credit line
Given by Sarah Wood
Production
Imported by Bully GMBH, Spraitbach, West Germany
Summary
Count Duckula is the eponymous hero of a TV cartoon series created by the British studio Cosgrove Hall. He is a vegetarian vampire and was originally a villainous character in another Cosgrove Hall series, the popular DangerMouse. Count Duckula first aired in 1988 and is a parody of the Dracula story. It is set in Transylvania where Duckula lives in a spooky castle with his butler Igor and his nanny. Almost all of the characters in the show are anthropomorphic birds. Count Duckula became popular with both children and adults and still has a following.
Collection
Accession number
B.94-2009

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Record createdJuly 1, 2009
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