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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 {}

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


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

during the credits live action footage is shown of the actors doing the voices of the characters. See more »


Alternate-language version of Doogal (2006) See more »


The Magic Roundabout
Written by Andrea Remanda and GoldDust Prods.
Performed by Kylie Minogue, Andrea Remanda and Scaramanga X
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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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