animated movie The Magic Roundabout © Action Films / bolexbrothers limited / Pathé
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The Magic Roundabout

"Legend tells of three magic diamonds that, if in the wrong hands, can be united to create a force powerful enough to freeze the sun. When the evil sorceror Zeebad escapes from his ancient prison, he vows to exact revenge by deep-freezing the earth forever. Determined to save the world, a fellowship of four unlikely heroes band toegher to foil Zeebad's villianous plot. Led by the candy-loving mutt Doogal, friends Dylan, Brian and Ermintrude all embark on an epic to save the world." -- official website

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I Should've Seen The Whole Movie, But Good Thing I Got Doogal On DVD Three Years Ago. Thanks To Me, I've Seen The English Dub Of The UK British Film...
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Having not seen the phenomenon that was original stop-motion series, "The Magic Roundabout", I really had no idea what to expect coming into this film, (this review of for the...
Created by: Action Films, bolexbrothers limited, Pathé
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK / France
Alternate Titles: Doogal (USA), Sprung!: The Magic Roundabout (USA)
[ US cast ] Featuring the voices of:
Daniel Tay ... Doogal
Jimmy Fallon ... Dylan
William H. Macy ... Brian
Whoopi Goldberg ... Ermintrude
Chevy Chase ... Train
Bill Hader ... Soldier Sam
Kylie Minogue ... Florence
Kevin Smith ... Moose
Ian McKellen ... Zebedee
Jon Stewart ... Zeebad
Judi Dench ... Narrator
[ UK cast ] Featuring the voices of:
Tom Baker ... ZeBadDee
Robbie Williams ... Dougal
Joanna Lumley ... Ermintrude
Jim Broadbent ... Brian
Kylie Minogue ... Florence
Ian McKellen ... Zebedee
Bill Nighy ... Dylan
Ray Winstone ... Soldier Sam
Produced by: Andy Leighton, Laurent Rodon and Pascal Rodon
Musical Score by: Mark Thomas

Originally a French TV series, 'The Magic Roundabout' became a massively popular show when it was redubbed and essentially re-written as a 5 minute English TV spot in the 1960's and 70's - and again in 1990 when another bunch of un-broadcast episodes were found.

A cult hit with adults, drug references and such are often insinuated in the character of Dylan the Rabbit, and the general psychadelic feel of the show (and its even more surreal early 70's feature film) - something which the producers of the new movie version have absolutely run with, since Dylan is portrayed as a stone-out hippy.

'ZeBadDee' is played by Tom Baker - the fourth and most famous 'Dr Who'

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