Count Duckula takes me straight back to my childhood. Getting home from school, sitting down with some orange squash and maybe, just maybe a few choccy biscuits! Settle in and watch CITV for abit of Count Duckula action - SUPERB.
Having had a VHS video of Count Duckula I really, really, really hoped they would commission a DVD(s) and we can thank the Good Lord, they finally did. This cartoon is perfection in its purist form. They simply can't or won't make another one as good as this one. You know your in for a treat when the lead character is being voiced by the master himself, David Jason (Danger Mouse and Wind In The Willows).
The humour hasn't been lost in the many years since I last saw it as a kid, laughing out loud and smiling all the way through every episode. You somehow appreciate it that little bit more when you watch it as an adult. If you have kids (probably ages 7+) then please buy this as a birthday or xmas prezzy. They may look at you and think " oh dear, what have they gone and purchased here"? But trust me, they'll adore it (I realise I'm asking you to trust someone you dont even know - but hey, it works for Doctor's around the world). The only trouble is they'll want to watch it over and over and over again, but you wont mind because you will too!
Writing this review leaves me slightly troubled with two questions:
1. Why cant all cartoons be as good/funny as this??
2. Will CITV consider re-running the originals??
A complete must buy......oh, and the 2nd season is out on 26th March 2007!