Cosgrove Hall Wiki

The Incredible Shrinking Duck is the second episode in in the second season of Cosgrove Hall's 2D animated TV cartoon series "Count Duckula" that was first broadcasted on ITV in the UK in on 3rd October 1989.


Castle Duckula and its inhabitants are reduced into a cheap Transylvanian souvenir, by Dr Von Goosewing's amazing shrinking ray.

Background Music Pieces[]

  • "Magical Effect (A)" (KPM-0130. Track 23) by Paddy Kingsland.
  • "Jingle Bells (D)" (KPM-0086. Track 4) by Simon Richard Benson.
  • "Premonitions" (KPMK-1282. Track 20) by Richard Allen Harvey.
  • "Drama Sting No. 3" by Peter Knight.
  • "Drama" (KPM-0082. Track 82. Track 8) by Van Phillips.
  • "Shadowed" by Peter Francklyn.
  • "Spindlelegs" (KPM-0081. Track 19) by Cedric King-Palmer.
    The tail end of this music plays when Goosweing leaves the gift shop with a huge bag of Castle Duckula snow globes and the shopkeeper puts up a 'Gone to Bahamas - Back Soon' sign on the door until the music finally stops by the time the shopkkeeper walks out of shot.
  • "Lumbering Giant" (KPM-0130. Track 51) by Paddy Kingsland.
  • "Stealth by Night" (KPM-0082. Track 21) by Jack Coles,
  • "March of the Ants" (KPM-0081. Track 20) by Sidney Crooke.
  • "Finger of Fear" (KPM-0082. Track 15) by Frederic Bayco.

Voice Talents[]

  • David Jason as Count Duckula and the Shopkeeper
  • Jack May as Igor
  • Brian Trueman as Nanny
  • Jimmy Hibbert as Dr. Von Goosewing
  • Barry Clayton as Narrator


  • Voices by David Jason, Jack May, Brian Trueman and Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Narrated by Barry Clayton.
  • Written by Jimmy Hibbert.
  • Vocals by Doreen Edwards and Mike Harding.
  • Music by Mike Harding.
  • Designed by Chris Randall, Dan Whitworth, Margaret Riley,
    Paul Salmon, Vincent James, Andy Roper and Ed Williams.
  • Storyboard by John Stevenson.
  • Layout by Ricardo Machuca, Miguel Angel Aisa,
    Manuel Almela, José María Zumel and Jose Antonio Rojo.
  • Animated by Manuel Garcia, Pedro Mohedano, Ezequiel Martin, Mariano Rueda, Miguel Angel Fuertez,
    Valentín Doménech, Angel Gallego, Francisco Tena, Edward Sasu, Francisca Moreno, Vincente Rodriguez,
    Alberto Conejo, Julio Diez, Juan Antonio Rojo, Stefanescu Bujor, Carmen Sanchez, Juan Antonio Serrano,
    Valentín Caín, Luis Lopez, Roberto Marcano, Pedro Molina, Ventura Rodriguez, Fernando Gallego,
    Amaro Carretero, Ignacio Armero, Arthur de Cloedt, Julian Tarrago, Emilio Lujan, Javier Gutierrez,
    Ramon Garcia, María Vincenta Rodriguez, Ignacio Meneu, Luis Amor, Pedro Jorge Gil, Maria Luisa Ruiz,
    Elisa Nunez, Isabel de Martinez Osaba and Yolanda Velasco.
  • Backgrounds by Milagros Banares, Higashi Taruma, Felix Cascajo and Andres Hernandez.
  • Special Effects by Carlos Alfonso.
  • Camera by Santiago Gomez, Antonio Navarro and Victorio Gonzalez.
  • Painting by Teresa Diego, Maria Fernandez, Julia Garcia, Maria del Mar Fernandez, Angeles Vacas,
    Loli Pina, Herminia Burgaleta, Miguel Angel Perez, Pilar Canalejo, Elena Garcia, Angeles Sanz,
    Maria Jose Alvarez, Delia Hernandez, Susana Diez, Asuncion Tomás, Francisco Villanueva,
    Francisco Vacas, Paula Abad, Mayte Garcia and Victoria Ruiz.
  • Painting Supervisors: Carmen Garcia and Maribel Lopez.
  • Xerox by Alejandro Alfonso and Jose Luis Aisa.
  • Line Test by Eva Moreno and Sergio Alfonso.
  • Production Control by Bob Burrows, Julio Diez and Chris Phillips.
  • Edited by Jane Hicks.
  • Assistant Editor: Stephen Perry.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Tim Cavagin.
  • Animation Director: Carlos Alfonso.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Randall.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove.
  • Directed by Chris Randall.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions 1988.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1989, the roman numerals in the copyright credit reads 'MCMLXXXVIII' as it is dated in 1988.


  • Recording date: 12th September 1988.