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Dougal and the Blue Cat (1970)

Pollux et le chat bleu (original title)
Life at the Magic Roundabout is disrupted when a blue cat called Buxton finds his way into town. Everyone loves Buxton except for Dougal, who discovers the cat's mad plan to become the king of blue army and destroy all who are not blue.

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Serge Danot (story), J. Josselin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Christian Riehl Christian Riehl ... Narrator / Pollux / Zébulon (voice)
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Le Chat Bleu (voice)
Nadine Legrand Nadine Legrand ... La Reine Bleue (French version) (voice)
Jean-Luc Tardieu Jean-Luc Tardieu ... Le Père Jouvence (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Anneron Jean Anneron ... Ambroise / Basil (voice)
Denise Bourel Denise Bourel ... Coralie / Le Coucou (voice)
Pierre Ferval Pierre Ferval ... Le Train (voice)
Christine Lefèvre Christine Lefèvre ... La Voix bleue (voice)
Pascale Priou Pascale Priou ... Azalée (voice)
Eric Thompson Eric Thompson ... Narrator / Dougal / Florence / Brian / Zebedee / Dylan / Mr. Rusty / Mr. Machenry / Ermentrude / The Train (voice)
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Life at the Magic Roundabout is disrupted when a blue cat called Buxton finds his way into town. Everyone loves Buxton except for Dougal, who discovers the cat's mad plan to become the king of blue army and destroy all who are not blue.

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This USA release date in June 27, 1980 in Dougal and the Blue Cat. See more »

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Florence: [to herself] Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest one of all? Not that you should care at all. Being fair's not worth a jot. Be content with what you've got. What you've got is quite a lot.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Music by Richard Strauss
[Key sample from the composition plays during the space flight.]
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Forget the 2005 Magic Roundabout movie - this is the Real Thing!
30 October 2005 | by michaeljacobsSee all my reviews

Why is this so much better than the recent offering? I'd like to say it's because it looks, feels, sounds, tastes, and smells like the original, but not all of those senses apply to a movie.

Eric Thompson was involved, so it is the same humour and wit. Dougal is the hero whom nobody believes when a real threat to peace in the garden arrives. Sounds just like the times we live in now (2005)! The garden is still the garden, but the new settings (including the Moon!) still look like they belong in the same universe. My favourite part is Fenella Fielding, but then she's related to me, so I admit to bias. I liked the Blue Cat too - he behaves as you would expect of him (without wishing to say what he does...), and it's interesting that there was no need to add new characters aside from the Blue Cat and the Blue Voice. No change of visual style. That's what I call a Real movie adaptation - it really is just like the TV series, but longer. My junior critics (aged 3 and 5) love both the Blue Cat and the 2005 Magic Roundabout movies, but when offered, they still watch the Blue Cat and old TV series...


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France

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French | English

Release Date:

27 June 1980 (USA) See more »

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The Magic Roundabout Movie See more »

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