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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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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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Official Sites:

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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

ZeBadDee: Give me that map... please?
Brian: Over my dead body!
ZeBadDee: Sam, get out the garlic butter. I'm feeling a little peckish.
Brian: You're bluffing!
ZeBadDee: Try me, you spineless slime-spreader!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

At least three to five minutes of footage is cut from the American edited version of the film known as Doogal. See more »

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Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Magic
Written by David Paton and William Lyall
Performed by Pilot
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What really makes it so enjoyable are the lovable characters
12 November 2007 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'The Magic Roundabout' is a cute and fun family-flick. What really makes it so enjoyable are the lovable characters brilliantly 'played' by the voice artists that include numerous British talents (such as Bill Nighy, Sir Ian Mckellan, Ray Winstone and Joanna Lumley) and Australian beauty Kylie Minogue (what a beautiful voice!). Robbie Williams as Dougal is a little too whiny at times. The various vivacious characters include a gentle-snail, a shaggy dog, a singing cow, a guitarist rabbit, a small train and a half-spring character who are all on a quest in search of three diamonds to rescue the land from freezing over. The plot may not be seen as anything new and the CGI may not be of Pixar animation quality but that didn't hinder my liking for the film. I found it to be very adventurous and there were several funny and endearing moments. I also liked the creative use of different colours and the soundtrack is brilliant. My memory of the classic (from which the film was inspired) remains very blur. Hence, I cannot comment on how true it stayed to the original but as a film itself, it's good family entertainment.


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