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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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Serge Danot (characters), Raoff Sanoussi (as Raolf Sanoussi) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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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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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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 February 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sprung! The Magic Roundabout See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$793,677 (United Kingdom), 4 February 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,234, 17 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,415,850, 9 April 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Soldier Sam: [left for dead by Zeebad] Evil villains... can be so cruel.
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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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Referenced in A Magical History (2005) See more »

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Performed by Electric Light Orchestra
Additional vocals by Catherine Bott
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Time for bed for a new generation
13 February 2005 | by cleric20See all my reviews

All is quiet, it's teatime and before you know it Zebedee says those immortal words: "Time for bed children." But 'Boing'… Suddenly, as if by magic… Kylie Minogue is telling you that they're "coming to get ya" – a talking sugar addict dog, an opera singing cow, a stoned bunny and a wacky wizard with a spring instead of legs, man I think I've been eating too much sugar myself… It's true though – just when you thought it was safe to take a trip back 30 years to a place of innocence and fun – here comes the super slick all singing, all dancing, all action CGI Magic Roundabout. Yes, some brave filmmakers have taken on the daunting task of updating the British teatime favourite (originally from France) which was once the 2nd most popular show on the BBC – behind the news!! How on earth could this work? And who invited the lovely Kylie to not only voice Florence but also knock out a catchy Magic Roundabout single for the soundtrack? A genius team of Dave Borthwic, Jean Duval and Frank Passingham actually – and they've pulled off a minor miracle here. Aided by the superb voice cast of Tom Baker (Zeebadee), Jim Broadbent (Brian the snail), Lee Evans (Train), Joanna Lumley (Ermintrude), Ian McKellen (Zebedee), Bill Nighy (Dylan) and Robbie Williams (Dougal). And there's even a plot of sorts: the Magic Roundabout lies in ruin after an evil ice sorcerer Zebadee has escaped to freeze the world. Step up some unlikely heroes, Brian, Ermintrude, Dylan and Dougal to challenge the chill by recovering three magic diamonds. Okay, so the plot might as well have been from a computer game and it is all a bit far removed from the genteel original but it's just mad to see Dougal and crew trekking over fiery volcanoes, jungle temples and snow-capped mountains. Plus McKellen manages to instill the spirit of Gandalf into Zebedee and even gets a heroic 'fall from a high pass' scene after battling his icy nemesis Zeebadee. This leads to Dylan almost quoting Pulp Fiction with "Zeb's dead babe, Zeb's dead"; this and some of the original's trippy substance references will keep adults of a certain age smiling. What can I say? I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this slight bit of nonsense, maybe it was sheer nostalgia but then my son Luke loved it too which I wasn't expecting.


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