Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (2005)
"The Magic Roundabout" (original title)

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A group of friends embark on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil wizard ZeeBad.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zeebad (voice)
Brian (voice)
Train (voice)
Ermintrude (voice)
Zebedee (voice)
Florence (voice)
Dylan (voice)
Dougal (voice)
Soldier Sam (voice)
Daniella Loftus ...
Coral (voice)
Ediz Mahmut ...
Basil (voice)
Jimmy Hibbert ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Michel Galabru ...
Zabadie (voice)
Ambroise (voice)
Azalée (voice)


Dougal, a shaggy, candy-loving puppy, embarks on a dangerous journey with a group of friends in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer Zeebad (Zebedee's evil twin). The world is placed in mortal danger as Zeebad wants to freeze everything there is; Dougal and his friends must recover three diamonds in order to stop him. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Release Date:

2 February 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Sprung! The Magic Roundabout  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$793,677 (UK) (4 February 2005)


$7,415,850 (USA) (7 April 2006)

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Did You Know?


The lines on either sides of Zeebad's head resemble a cartoon drawing of a Christmas tree without decorations, Zeebad's intentions include making the world a permanent winter, the season in which Christmas takes place. See more »


After Train transports everyone across the narrow bridge over the lava, he slouches down to the ground in relief. In the next shot he is standing straight, looking normal. See more »


Dylan: Chill out guys, I've got something stashed that just might help.
Brian: Dylan, we don't have time to indulge in recreational activities...
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Crazy Credits

Zebedee hops back in during the credits to end the movie - just like he did every episode of the series... See more »


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Written & Performed by Andrea Remanda and Scaramanga X
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What really makes it so enjoyable are the lovable characters
12 November 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'The Magic Roundabout' is a cute and fun family-flick. What really makes it so enjoyable are the lovable characters brilliantly 'played' by the voice artists that include numerous British talents (such as Bill Nighy, Sir Ian Mckellan, Ray Winstone and Joanna Lumley) and Australian beauty Kylie Minogue (what a beautiful voice!). Robbie Williams as Dougal is a little too whiny at times. The various vivacious characters include a gentle-snail, a shaggy dog, a singing cow, a guitarist rabbit, a small train and a half-spring character who are all on a quest in search of three diamonds to rescue the land from freezing over. The plot may not be seen as anything new and the CGI may not be of Pixar animation quality but that didn't hinder my liking for the film. I found it to be very adventurous and there were several funny and endearing moments. I also liked the creative use of different colours and the soundtrack is brilliant. My memory of the classic (from which the film was inspired) remains very blur. Hence, I cannot comment on how true it stayed to the original but as a film itself, it's good family entertainment.

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