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Dougal (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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Serge Danot (characters), Raoff Sanoussi (as Raolf Sanoussi) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Baker ... Zeebad (voice)
Jim Broadbent ... Brian (voice)
Lee Evans ... Train (voice)
Joanna Lumley ... Ermintrude (voice)
Ian McKellen ... Zebedee (voice)
Kylie Minogue ... Florence (voice)
Bill Nighy ... Dylan (voice)
Robbie Williams ... Dougal (voice)
Ray Winstone ... Soldier Sam (voice)
Daniella Loftus Daniella Loftus ... Coral (voice)
Ediz Mahmut Ediz Mahmut ... Basil (voice)
Jimmy Hibbert Jimmy Hibbert ... Additional Voices (voice)
Michel Galabru ... Zabadie (voice)
Dany Boon ... Ambroise (voice)
Valérie Lemercier ... Azalée (voice)
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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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UK | France

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English | French

Release Date:

2 February 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sprung! The Magic Roundabout See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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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 »

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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 »

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Ermintrude: Surely it's only a short hop for such a brave bunny.
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Charming, for children of all ages!
25 September 2005 | by SagewhoknowsheronionsSee all my reviews

I was part of the 40% adult demographic that was was addicted to the Eric Thompson version, that went out on TV in the UK years ago, and I have a DVD of the Nigel Planer ones too. I was therefore looking forward to this for another fix, especially Tom Baker's Zeebad and Bill Nighy's Dylan.

It is visually delightful, the main part of the story where the Zebadee rules over a wintry ice kingdom is even prettier than the summery scenes at the beginning and end! The characters are more animated and better able to sustain your attention for the length of a feature film though I was surprised initially at the changes, not having seen any trailers beforehand. The plot is fairly simple but they always were, and so beautifully depicted that I can't see it matters. The love interest is as unexpected as it is sweet! The dialogue is as funny as you would expect from previous versions and the characters are as we always knew them. I loved Dylan's sudden concern when it was pointed out that grass was under threat!

I had forgotten how I had to get used to Nigel Planer's voice after being used to Eric Thompson's and this happened again. Once I had adjusted though it was delightful. The songs are nothing special and not as catchy or charming as the original tune but they fitted in just fine. I LOVED Ermintrude's opera singing! I had forgotten that attribute of her character!

Probably one I will enjoy more on dark winter nights when I need cheering up, accompanied by a mug of hot chocolate, sugar almonds and marrons glacés rather than popcorn, much more than than in warm weather. A film you can happily watch with children too. Just keep die hards and cynics at bay!

The DVD is excellent with a lot of extras and a an interactive two level quiz for youngsters when they have seen the film a few times and want a bit more involvement.

All in all, I recommend this to children of all ages.


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