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Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (2005)

The Magic Roundabout (original title)
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

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Zeebad (voice)
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Brian (voice)
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Train (voice)
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Ermintrude (voice)
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Zebedee (voice)
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Florence (voice)
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Dylan (voice)
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Dougal (voice)
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Soldier Sam (voice)
Daniella Loftus ...
Coral (voice)
Ediz Mahmut ...
Basil (voice)
Jimmy Hibbert ...
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Zabadie (voice)
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Ambroise (voice)
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Azalée (voice)
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Storyline

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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Things Are About To Get Hairy.


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2 February 2005 (France)  »

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Sprung! The Magic Roundabout  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Most of the character's lines were re-dubbed by American actors for the American release under the title "Doogal" (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Dylan is supposed to be playing guitar for Ermintrude's concert, he nearly falls asleep before coming round and starting to play and sing 'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks however Dylan is playing an acoustic guitar whereas the music has clearly got an electric guitar and not an acoustic one playing, this is particularly noticeable during his solo at the start of the song. See more »

Quotes

Train: Now, for my impression of a sleeping train...
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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 »

Connections

Remake of Le manège enchanté (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra
Written by Richard Strauss
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If you can push the original out of your mind, you'll love it.
5 February 2005 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

On entering the cinema, I did have my doubts. I'd watched the original Magic Roundabout from a very young age, and one false step could have ruined both versions for good.

However, the filmmakers managed to make a perfect balance of "old" and "new" to bring out a whole new film, featuring characters that reminded me of the originals, but didn't try to take their places.

The storyline was fun, bearing in mind that it was aimed at young children, and included the token jokes (aimed at both children and adults), teary moments and interesting yet predictable twists. The graphics were excellent, and most of the older viewers were "Ahhh"ing throughout at the sight of the big, sweet eyes. Looking around, I could tell that the young 'uns were enjoying it too, and that's what really matters in a film like this.

Overall, a brilliant transition from a simple, sweet television show to an enormous, exciting movie.


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