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Encyclopedia > The Magic Roundabout (film)
The Magic Roundabout
(Doogal in North America)
Directed by Dave Borthwick
Jean Duval
Frank Passingham
Produced by Claude Gorsky
Laurent Rodon
Pascal Rodon
Written by Paul Bassett
Raolf Sanoussi
Stephane Sanoussi
Butch Hartman (North America)
Narrated by Judi Dench
Starring UK:
Kylie Minogue
Joanna Lumley
Robbie Williams
Jim Broadbent
Bill Nighy
Ian McKellen
Tom Baker
Ray Winstone
Lee Evans
US:
Kylie Minogue
Whoopi Goldberg
Daniel Tay
William H. Macy
Jimmy Fallon
Ian McKellen
Jon Stewart
Bill Hader
Chevy Chase
Kevin Smith
Distributed by The Weinstein Company (North America)
Pathé (Europe)
20th Century Fox (UK DVD)
Release date(s) February 11, 2005 (Europe)
February 24, 2006 (North America)
Running time 85 minutes (Europe)
78 minutes (North America)
Language English, French
Budget $20,000,000

The Magic Roundabout (released in France as Pollux, le manège enchanté and in North America with an amended form, as Doogal) is a film based on the television series of the same name. The film was released on February 11, 2005 in the United Kingdom and France, and on February 24, 2006 in North America. North American redirects here. ... Image File history File links Magic_Roundabout-one-sheet. ... Butch Hartman Butch Hartman (Born January 10, 1965, Highland Park, Michigan) is an American animator, creator of Fairly Odd Parents, Crimson Chin, Crash Nebula, and Danny Phantom. ... Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA, (born 9 December 1934), usually known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, three-time BAFTA, and six-time Laurence Olivier Award-winning English actress. ... Kylie redirects here. ... Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress and former model who is best known for her roles in The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous, Sapphire and Steel and Sensitive Skin. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... James Broadbent (born May 24, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and television actor. ... Bill Nighy (IPA: ; born December 12, 1949) is a Golden Globe and BAFTA-award winning English actor. ... Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English stage and screen actor, the recipient of the Tony Award and two Oscar nominations. ... For other persons named Tom Baker, see Tom Baker (disambiguation). ... Raymond Andrew Winstone, Jr. ... Lee Evans - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Kylie redirects here. ... Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ... Not to be confused with Bill Macy. ... James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian, actor, musician, and Grammy nominee best known for his work on Saturday Night Live. ... Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English stage and screen actor, the recipient of the Tony Award and two Oscar nominations. ... Not to be confused with John Stewart, John Stuart or Jonathan Stewart. ... William Bill Hader (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian and repertory player on Saturday Night Live. ... For other uses, see Chevy Chase (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American screenwriter, film director, actor and comic book writer. ... The Weinstein Company is an independent American film studio founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 2005 after the pair left the Disney-owned Miramax Films, which they had co-founded in 1979. ... Pathé or Pathé Frères is the name of various businesses founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ... North American redirects here. ... The Magic Roundabout (Known in the original French as Le Manège enchanté) was a childrens television programme created in France in 1963 by Serge Danot. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North American redirects here. ...

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Plot

The film begins with a shaggy, candy-loving dog named Dougal ("Doogal" in North American version) trying to get sweets from a candy cart. He goes so far as to place a tack in the road to pop its tire, thinking to be rewarded for watching the cart. After convincing the driver to leave, Dougal is trying to decide which candy he will request when he accidentally starts the cart up again and causes it to collide with the titular magic roundabout at the center of the village. A blue jack-in-the-box-like creature emerges from the top and flies away, snatching a decorative Foot Guard figurine from the roundabout before leaving. The roundabout freezes over, trapping repairman Mr. Rusty, Dougal's young owner Florence, and two other children named Basil and Coral within an icy cell. Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... This article is about the amusement ride. ... For other uses of the term Jack in the Box, see Jack-in-the-Box (disambiguation). ...


The villagers are horrified by this development, therefore call upon the resident wizard, Zebedee, for help. He explains that the roundabout acted as a mystical prison for the evil ice wizard Zeebad. With it broken Zeebad is free to work his magic on the world again (it is implied he started the first ice age). The only way to return Zeebad to his prison is to place three magic diamonds in the roundabout, or watch the world slowly freeze over again. Zebedee sends Dougal, Brian the cynical snail, Ermintrude the opera-singing cow, Dylan the hippie rabbit, and the magic Train to accomplish this mission. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... This article is about the mineral. ... For other uses, see Snail (disambiguation). ... COW is an acronym for a number of things: Can of worms The COW programming language, an esoteric programming language. ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... For other uses, see Rabbit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ...


Zeebad animates the Foot Guard figurine, Sergeant Sam, and enlists him to find the enchanted diamonds first, for with them Zeebad can freeze the sun itself. Meanwhile, Zebedee's fellowship makes camp in the icy mountains near Zeebad's old lair. Dougal wanders off during the night and is captured by Zeebad. Ermintrude breaks him out of his prison; after a short chase, Zebedee shows up to battle his evil counterpart. Zeebad gains the upper hand and overpowers Zebedee, freezing him and collapsing the cliff on which he stands. Sol redirects here. ...


Mourning their dispatcher as dead, Dougal and his friends embark to recover the diamonds. This task takes them to a lava-bordered volcano, an ancient temple filled with booby-traps and evil skeleton guards (at which point Dylan reveals an exceptional knowledge of several types of martial arts), and a final showdown with Zeebad, where it is revealed that Sergeant Sam had contained the third diamond in his chest. Zeebad obtains all three diamonds during the course of the film, and attempts to freeze the Sun. Ermintrude, Dylan, and finally Dougal intervene to stop him; when they have done so, Zeebad is imprisoned in the carousel again and Zebedee is restored to his friends. The ice surrounding the carousel melts, freeing the people trapped therein; of them, Florence is comatose and must be revived by a desperate Dougal. A moose, whose color had been changed from brown to blue by Zeebad in the earlier scenes of the film, is restored to his true color by Zebedee. Dougal, who vowed to give up sugar when it seemed all was lost, forgets his former pledge completely, but now realizes the true value of his friends and the good qualities of selflessness, courage, and humility. Look up lava, Aa, pahoehoe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... For other uses, see Moose (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Courage (disambiguation). ... For the medieval saint of the same name, see Saint Humility. ...


British reception

The Magic Roundabout gained generally favourable reviews from critics in Britain, for retaining its charm from the original television series and its superb animation.[citation needed] While some critics questioned the update for today's children and its subtle drug references[citation needed], the reviews were mostly positive. The public also supported the film, and while some were disappointed on the nostalgia factor, their praise earned this film a total gross of 5.8 million pounds at the box office, as of April 2005[citation needed]. The Magic Roundabout (Known in the original French as Le Manège enchanté) was a childrens television programme created in France in 1963 by Serge Danot. ... Look up nostalgia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


American Reception

In 2006, the film was released in the US as "Doogal".As of March 16, 2006,it grossed a total of 7.2 million dollars in the United States,which is considered exceptionally low by CGI animated film standards (the average domestic gross for a computer animated film is $134,571,721). In the North American version of the film, where audiences are unfamiliar with the series, the majority of original British voices have been replaced by celebrities more familiar to the American public,such as Jon Stewart and Chevy Chase.Only two original voices remained- those of Kylie Minogue and Ian McKellen. The US version also featured narration by Judi Dench and a new storyline made to accommodate pop culture references and flatulence jokes(neither of which were present in the original release).Americans panned the movie.It has a 2.6/10 score on IMDb,got 7% from Rotten Tomatoes [[1]],received an F rating from Entertainment Weekly magazine,and is considered to be one of the worst animated films of all-time.[[2]] The Magic Roundabout (released in North America as Doogal) is a film based on the TV series of the same name, This film version was released in 2005, with both languages using the French style of each character having its own voice. Voice artists are: The characters as seen in... Not to be confused with John Stewart, John Stuart or Jonathan Stewart. ... For other uses, see Chevy Chase (disambiguation). ... Kylie redirects here. ... Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English stage and screen actor, the recipient of the Tony Award and two Oscar nominations. ... Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA, (born 9 December 1934), usually known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony, three-time BAFTA, and six-time Laurence Olivier Award-winning English actress. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


After being advertised for a short time, it stopped running, but is widely carried in United States retail outlets such as Safeway as a children's DVD in retail stores and video rentals. The original British version of the film is available in the US under the title Sprung! The Magic Roundabout. {{This article is about the US-based corporation|Safeway}} Safeway Inc. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ... A rental shop is a store where a consumer can borrow reusable products for a fee for a certain period of time before returning them. ...


Main characters and talents

Animals

  • Dougal/Doogal: sugar-loving Skye Terrier.
  • Dylan: guitar-playing hippie rabbit
  • Brian: bashful snail in love with Ermintrude
  • Ermintrude: opera-singing cow
  • The Moose: cautious interloper encountered up north, who periodically breaks wind in U.S. version. Turned blue by Zeebad; later helps Brian and Ermintrude find Dougal. Restored to natural color by Zebedee. He only speaks in the US dub.

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Humans

  • Florence: girl/orphan who, when in danger, has faith in Dougal.
  • Basil and Coral: Florence's friends
  • Mr. Rusty the repairman: appears similar to the Mad Hatter of Alice in Wonderland.

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Magical toy-beings

  • Zebedee: a good magician, uses warmth and love magic. Is essentially a jack-in-the-box, like Zeebad.
  • Zeebad Carpenter: evil ice sorcerer, uses cold magic. Like Zebedee, channels magic through his moustache.
  • Soldier Sam: Zeebad's slave, who holds one of the magic diamonds.
  • The Train: Not to be confused with Thomas the Tank Engine (although the latter is mentioned); always comes in the nick of time, though is slow, according to Ermintrude.

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Voice teams

British character British actor French character French actor North American character North American actor
Florence Kylie Minogue Margote Vanessa Paradis Florence Kylie Minogue
Ermintrude Joanna Lumley Azalée Valérie Lemercier Ermintrude Whoopi Goldberg
Dougal Robbie Williams Pollux Henri Salvador Doogal Daniel Tay
Brian Jim Broadbent Ambroise Dany Boon Brian William H. Macy
Dylan Bill Nighy Cyral Eddy Mitchell Dylan Jimmy Fallon
Zebedee Sir Ian McKellen Zébulon Elie Semoun Zebedee Sir Ian McKellen
Zeebad Tom Baker Zabadie Michel Galabru Zeebad Jon Stewart
Soldier Sam Ray Winstone Sam Gérard Jugnot Soldier Sam Bill Hader
Train Lee Evans The Train Chevy Chase
Moose Kevin Smith
The Narrator Dame Judi Dench

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Music

  1. Main Titles - Mark Thomas
  2. The Magic Roundabout - Kylie Minogue – VOCAL
  3. Meet Doogal - James Venable
  4. Magic – Pilot - VOCAL
  5. You Really Got Me - Bill Nighy & Catherine Bott - VOCAL
  6. Doogal the Mechanic - James Venable
  7. Zeebad Escapes - Mark Thomas
  8. Sam Marches - John M. Davis
  9. The Magic Roundabout - Andrea Remanda and Goldust – VOCAL
  10. Meet Zeebad - James Venable
  11. Setting Up Camp - Mark Thomas
  12. Spinning - Andrea Remanda and Goldust - VOCAL
  13. Duel Of The Springs 2 - Mark Thomas
  14. Simply Wonderful - Andrea Remanda and Goldust - VOCAL
  15. The What-a-Snails Waltz - Mark Thomas
  16. Zeebad Threatens - James Venable
  17. Train's Back - Mark Thomas
  18. Lost In The Cold - Mark Thomas
  19. See The City - Mark Thomas
  20. The Frozen City - Mark Thomas
  21. Frozen Florence - John M. Davis
  22. The End Of Zeebad - Mark Thomas
  23. Florence Awakes - Mark Thomas
  24. Sugar, Sugar - The Archies - VOCAL
  25. I Love To Boogie - T.Rex - VOCAL
  26. Lean Mean Machine - Andrea Remanda and Goldust - VOCAL
  27. Believe Yourself - Andrea Remanda and Goldust - VOCAL (Used during the scene with Dylan fighting the skeleton guards in the UK version)
  28. Bust This Joint - Andrea Remanda and Goldust - VOCAL

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See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ...

External links

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Bill Nighy will be the big-screen voice of the Magic Roundabout character who, more than any other, prompted endless late-night, student-flat conversations on marijuana references inherent in children's television of the 60s and 70s.
The Magic Roundabout was created for French television by Serge Danot in the mid-60s, but it was the supposedly drug-laden references in the script used on this side of the channel that propelled it to fame and affection.
The Magic Roundabout ran from 1965 to 1977 on BBC1 and was revived by Channel 4 in the 90s, when all the voices were provided by Nigel Planer.
The Magic Roundabout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1052 words)
Le Manège Enchanté (known in English as The Magic Roundabout) was a children's television programme created in France in 1963 by Serge Danot.
A 2005 film adaptation was made using modern computer animation which adopted the French approach of each character having its own voice rather than using a narrator.
In 1975 Jasper Carrott recorded a short, risqué comic monologue, parodying The Magic Roundabout, which was released on a single as the B-side of his comic song "Funky Moped".
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