Quackula

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Quackula
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle character
First appearance September 8, 1979
Portrayed by Frank Welker (voice)
Information
Species Vampire duck
Gender Male

Quackula is an animated fictional character, an anthropomorphic vampire duck (Count Duckula is not related to the character) created by Filmation. He starred in his own segment on The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle for one season.

Character[edit]

Quackula (voiced by Frank Welker) was depicted as a pale blue duck with a Daffy Duck-like beak and fangs, dressed in a blue jacket and a black cape with a red lining. He slept by day in a white coffin shaped like an egg, in the basement of a house owned by an anthropomorphic bear named Theodore (voiced by Norm Prescott).

Every night Quackula would rise from his coffin and try to terrify Theodore and others, but he would never really succeed; his antics tended to be more comical than frightening. Also, Theodore would come up with one plan after another to rid himself of Quackula, but always fail to do so.

Broadcast history[edit]

Quackula made his debut on September 8, 1979, on the first episode of The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle. However, cartoonist Scott Shaw filed suit against Filmation due to the fact that he had created a character named Duckula for the Quack! issue #1 comic book published by Star Reach Productions in 1976.[1] The matter was settled out of court, and after 16 episodes Quackula was dropped from the show, which was shortened from an hour to a half-hour.

List of cartoons[edit]

Title Air date
1 "Star Boars" 1979.09.08
2 "Horse for Sale" 1979.09.15
3 "Weird Bear" 1979.09.22
4 "Monster Mash" 1979.09.29
5 "Uncle Ferenc" 1979.10.06
6 "The Magic Lamp" 1979.10.13
7 "Room for Rent" 1979.10.20
8 "Morgana La Duck" 1979.10.27
9 "Return of Star Boars" 1979.11.03
10 "Time & Before" 1979.11.10
11 "Bungled Burglary" 1979.11.17
12 "Shanghai Salty" 1979.11.24
13 "Pyramid" 1979.12.01
14 "Haunted House" 1979.12.08
15 "Magic Duck" 1979.12.15
16 "The Fantastic 2½" 1979.12.22

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