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Venice a Duck Not a Duck is the fifth episode in the fourth and final season of the "Count Duckula" cartoon TV series by Cosgrove Hall Productions Ltd that was broadcasted on ITV in the UK on 2nd February 1993.


In Venice, the Egg plans to get his revenge on Duckula by hiring all Duckula's adversaries from the past - including The Crow Brothers, Maurice the Strong Man and Charlie the Clown, The Phantom of the Opera and Cruel, The Mutinous Penguins and finally Gaston and Pierre - to plan a nasty end for the count, only it doesn't work.

Background Music Cues[]


  • 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.
  • Original Music by Mike Harding.
  • Designed by Chris Randall, Dan Whitworth, Margaret Riley,
    Paul Salmon, Vincent James, Andy Roper, Ed Williams.
  • Storyboard by Vincent James and Paul Salmon.
  • Layout by Paul Salmon and Jon Doyle.
  • Animation by Stephen Thomas, Meryl Edge, Andy Wilson, Paul Greenall, Karen Heywood, Jennie Langley,
    Dave Livesey, Kay Widdowson, Claire Grey, Malcolm McGookin, Judy Pilsbury and Bob Sparks.
  • Backgrounds by Stephen Simpson, Barbara Alcock, Jon Doyle and Stephen Hanson.
  • Backgrounds Supervised by Ben Turner.
  • Special Effects by Garry Owen, Roy Huckerby and Jackie Mitchell.
  • Camera: Frank Hardie, Wendy Senior, Peter Kidd and Mark Sutton.
  • Painting by Bev Phillips, Sue Halliwell, Stefania Giani, Lynn Hardie, Lesley White,
    Andrea Hough, Michelle Povey, Helen Michael, Craig Whittle, Yasodha Huckerby,
    Joan Jones, Gloria Vassilou, Katie Nutter, Karl Scoble, Joyce Flowers, Laura Cosgrove,
    Sue Halliwell, Helen Smith, Marie Dembinski and Mark Fulton.
  • Painting Supervised by Lorraine Thomas.
  • Xerox by Tony McAleese, Joan Simmons and Don Geering.
  • Line Test by Phil Atack.
  • Animation Checkers: Phil McMylor and Andrew Bax.
  • Editing by Zyggy Markiewicz.
  • Assistant Editor: Stephen Perry.
  • Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner.
  • Production Control: Chris Phillips, Bob Burrows and Simon White. 
  • Animation Director: Jean Flynn.
  • Associate Producer: Chris Randall.
  • Executive Producer: John Hambley.
  • Produced by Mark Hall and Brian Cosgrove. 
  • Directed by Chris Randall.
  • © Cosgrove Hall Productions 1989.

Copyright Gag[]

Despite this episode being broadcasted in 1993, the roman numerals in the copyright read 'MCMLXXXIX' as it is dated in 1989.


  • Recording date: 1989.