James’ Shamelessly Nostalgic A-Z Of Cartoon Characters That He Liked As A Child – Part 14: Nanny

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It’s April 16th and we’re now halfway through this most glorious of months. And it’s no coincidence that we’re very much into the second half of the alphabet in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Which brings us up to ‘N’. ‘N’ is a sometimes regarded as a negative letter. Its associations with the word ‘no’ are hard to ignore. Some people claim that ‘N’ gives us nothing. But we wouldn’t have any news without ‘N’, or any nougat for that matter.

But on to cartoons and what delightful animation awaits us today?


N is for Nanny


Nanny was a slightly deranged and surprisingly robust hen who was responsible for the well-being of Count Duckula. Brought to us by the same people who gave us Danger Mouse, (indeed a version of Count Duckula first appeared  as a recurring villain in Danger Mouse, though he was a little different to eponymous hero of the spin-off show) Count Duckula told the tales of a vampire duck, who, due to a mix-up between blood and ketchup during his latest reincarnation, is also a vegetarian. A cartoon about a vegetarian vampire duck is as mad as it sounds, and very funny. Voiced by national treasure David Jason (who also voiced Danger Mouse, as well as the brilliant 1989 cartoon version of the BFG, not to be confused with the equally brilliant 2016 live action version) Duckula is one of the more memorable cartoon characters of my youth. Not quite as good as Danger Mouse, but still not a bad way to pass 20 minutes.

  6 comments for “James’ Shamelessly Nostalgic A-Z Of Cartoon Characters That He Liked As A Child – Part 14: Nanny

  1. April 16, 2018 at 8:52 am

    I am amazed by how much you know about cartoon characters. You are doing so well James.

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    • April 16, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Probably down to a misspent childhood…


  2. April 16, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I think the Thames Television logo / opening filled me with just as much nostalgia as the cartoon! 😉

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    • April 17, 2018 at 5:22 am

      Definitely, it was the precursor to a lot of great TV back in the day

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  3. April 16, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve heard of a vegetarian vampire duck – made me chuckle!!!

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    • April 17, 2018 at 5:32 am

      It is one of the stranger concepts for a cartoon but it was really funny


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