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The Magic Roundabout (Doogal) Reviews

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January 6, 2019
The Magic Roundabout is one of those films i would watch again & again. the story is kinda engaging, the animation is average at best, and the character are sometimes likeable. The only thing i can say is....STAY AWAY FROM THE US VERSION!!
½ August 23, 2018
This was one of my favourite movies as a kid. This dvd regularly entered the player for a long time. Not everything is great, but still. Definately a good movie for kids aged 5-10
June 2, 2017
The voice acting is good, but other than that this film was really loud and annoying. It's not a good kid's film either, because the film may be too loud and possibly scary for kids to handle.
The film's animation is full of smeared greens, browns, and greys, which, combined with the fast paced animation, makes me sick to my stomach.
June 11, 2016
i forget if it was good or bad
April 21, 2016
great movie grainy app
July 18, 2014
Wasn't impressed another dog that saves the day nobody wants that anymore.
July 5, 2014
Better but but by much
½ May 4, 2014
Kids will love it, but it all feels so ridiculously unsatisfying, especially as a film for adults to enjoy without having to hide their head in shame.
April 17, 2014
Amazing just simply Amazing beautiful fun for all the family.
March 29, 2014
Personally this movie is epic! Great storyline and suitable for all ages­~
September 7, 2013
Loveable, droll and nostalgic, The Magic Roundabout is incredibly generic, but it features a stellar cast and the visuals are first rate.
December 7, 2012
Will have to watch this one. Not necassarily good or bad. Will see. Want to watch!
½ August 12, 2012
Terrible reimagining of the classic children's TV show. It completely fails to capture any of the magic of the original show and manages to avoid generating any of it's own as it lumbers ponderously on.

What also doesn't help is the choice of voice actors. All too many of them just don't fit their characters, with Dougal and Dylan being particularly incongruous.

In short, well made but slow, predictable and boring.
July 23, 2012
My lil' one enjoyed it.
½ June 23, 2012
The original version of Doogal, only without pop culture references, bad humour or moose flatulence/talking
December 29, 2011
Sorry, didn't like this one either!
December 28, 2011
Saving the world from zee-bad who.wants to freeze the sun. Doogal and his friends to the rescue. Good fun movie
September 19, 2010
Without having experienced the original TV series, this seemed like a bizarre, trippy film.
With so many big names in the voice-cast, I was distracted from the film by trying to identify who was voicing which character.
All in all though, quite entertaining with some funny bits
July 27, 2010
Plot: 3/5.

(Voice) Acting: 4/5-Robbie Williams, Tom Baker and Bill Nighy stand out here as the sugar-loving and faithful Doogal, the evil and icy Zeebad and the somewhat-stoned martial-artist rabbit Dylan. Joanna Lumley (Ermintrude the Cow), Jim Broadbent (Brian the Snail), Ian McKellen (Zebedee), Ray Winstone (Sam the Soldier), Kylie Minogue (Florence) and Lee Evans (Train) make up the rest of the lively cast.

Screenplay/Directing/Cinematography: 2.5/5.

Script/Character Development: 3/5.

Animation: 3.5/5-Below Pixar standards, but captures the original TV show's bright style and still high of standard for a British/French-produced film-an added 3D dimension may have helped give it some appeal.

Humour: 3/5.

Adventure: 3/5.

Nostalgia/Adaptation: 4/5.

Overall: 26.5/40 = 3.25/5 = 3/5.

Although its screenplay is quite basic and short in relation to its adventure-style plot, The Magic Roundabout is a generally entertaining family film that features bright and cartoonish animation, surprisingly good voice-acting, pun-laden humour and a nostalgia factor that will keep adults amused.
Just don't get me started on the crap American adaptation, 'Doogal'.
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