Mina & The Count – Pilot Episode

Until a few years ago Cartoon Network actually showed proper cartoons on their channel. But now they suck! I haven’t watched it in many years but when I saw my nephews and niece watching utter nonsense that passes for cartoons these day, I was shocked. Atleast some channels still have the oldies and guess what – the kids enjoy them better than the crap that comes out now.

As I grew out of my kiddie years and into my teens I stopped watching cartoons with the rare exceptions being Garfield & the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (The Simpsons are adult cartoons so even though I love them, they don’t count as cartoons). In the late 90s and early 2000s there were a host of good cartoons that most kids and adults loved – Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory & I Am Weasel (voice by Star Trek‘s Worf aka Michael Dorn no less) and the launch pad for many of them the What A Cartoon Show or Cartoon Cartoon. During that time I saw what would be one of my favs, the pilot episode of Mina & The Count which later became a short-lived series, however I only got to watch that first episode. Thanks to Youtube and one Voldy2006, I am now watching all the episodes.

In case you didn’t know what Mina & The Count is, it’s about the friendship between a 7 year old girl named Mina Harper and Count Dracula, who mistakenly comes into her bedroom due to a goof up by his servant Egor. Egor had mixed up a 17 year old Nina Harker’s address with the little girl’s home. Mina loves the Count on sight and the feeling becomes mutual by the end of the first episode. What a cartoon! Enjoy!

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