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Count Duckula and The Wind in the Willows Unboxings

Fabulous Films are truly spoiling us at the moment. As if their nostalgic Blu-ray boxsets of Columbo and Farscape weren’t enough, they’ve also been turning their attention to celebrated animation team Cosgrove Hall with DVD reissues of two of their most beloved shows: Count Duckula and The Wind in the Willows. These boxsets collect all of the episodes of each show from the best elements, allowing fans old and new the opportunity to enjoy some of the best children’s television ever made. Charming and comforting, these releases should be considered essential for anyone who’s inner child needs a smile.

Count Duckula 

High above the Transylvanian Alps stands the dark and foreboding Castle Duckula, for centuries the home of the terrifying, blood sucking Duckula vampires. Terrifying until now…the current Count is a vegetarian vampire with a desire for showbusiness! Accompanied by his long-suffering man-servant Igor and his clumsy house-keeper Nanny, Duckula uses his teleporting castle to seek his fame and fortune across the world! The Count Duckula Complete Collection includes all 4 series of this classic Cosgrove Hall animation in this 7-disc set.

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The Wind in the Willows

Narrated by Ian Carmichael and voiced by an all-star cast including David Jason as TOAD Michael Hordern as BADGER, Richard Pearson as MOLE and Peter Sallis as RATTY. Brought to the screen by award winning animation team Cosgrove Hall, The Wind In The Willows, brings to life the charming adventures of our four intrepid animal friends in a truly magical experience for all the family. This Complete Collection brings together all four series of The Wind In The Willows, and the fifth season, which was also known as Oh, Mr Toad. Featuring over 24 hours of the best of British animation, this box set is the definitive Wind In The Willows collection.

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