In 2011, named it the 45th worst children's movie ever made. The villagers, who are all animals, are horrified by this development, and call upon Zebedee for help. Hartman revealed in 2017 that the film was originally supposed to include a live-action frame story similar to The Princess Bride but was scrapped due to budget costs. The villagers are horrified by this development, and therefore call upon the resident wizard, Zebedee, also a jack-in-the-box-like creature, for help. Two follow: one reveals Zeebad back in his prison, which, to his chagrin, is a molten lava cave. The only way to stop Zeebad's freedom from freezing the world again is by collecting three magic diamonds one of which is supposed to be hidden on the roundabout, while the other two are hidden at separate locations far beyond the village ; placing all three diamonds in their respective slots on the roundabout will re-imprison Zeebad and undo his magic, but if Zeebad retrieves them first then their power will allow him to freeze the Sun itself.
Dougal, who vowed to give up sugar when it seemed all was lost, forgets his former pledge completely, but now realizes the true value of his friends and the good qualities of selflessness, courage, and humility. The only way to stop Zeebad is for Florence and friends to find three magic diamonds before he does. The only way to return Zeebad to his prison is to place three magic diamonds in the roundabout, or watch the world slowly freeze over again. The runtime of The Magic Roundabout is 85 minutes 01 hours 25 minutes. Reviewed at Charlotte Street Hotel preview theater, London, Feb.
Zeebad, after having abandoned Sam the Soldier to die wounded in the snow, beats the gang to the now-frozen village, but is unable to find the third diamond anywhere. Macy Brian , Kevin Smith Moose and Jon Stewart Zeebad. Directed by Jean Duval, Frank Passingham, Dave Borthwick. Rusty, Dougal's young owner Florence, and two other children named Basil and Coral within an icy cell. The film then starts when sneaks around the carousel. Robbie Williams is so different from the character of Dougal that I expected that I was sorely disappointed. This task takes them to a lava-bordered volcano, an ancient temple filled with booby-traps and evil skeleton guards at which point Dylan reveals an exceptional knowledge of several types of martial arts , and a final showdown with Zeebad, where it is revealed that Sergeant Sam had contained the third diamond in his chest.
With it broken Zeebad is free to work his magic on the world again it is implied he started the first ice age. 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. Two post-credit scenes follow: one reveals Zeebad back in his prison, which, to his chagrin, is a molten lava cave. Of those trapped in the roundabout, Florence is comatose, but is revived by an anxious Dougal. Sam then arrives on a , having realized he's been following the wrong commander in Zeebad and that his true duty is to protect the roundabout, and tries to make a stand and charge against Zeebad but is quickly defeated. In one post-credits scene, it is revealed Zeebad's prison is a molten lava cave.
A few lines here and there did make me laugh but they were the exception not the norm. At this point, Sam is restored and then reverted to his inanimate form, and placed back on the roundabout which functions once again. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra. Having learned Sam was in fact on the roundabout, Zeebad discovers that the third diamond is and always was hidden inside Sam, and removes it from him ending Sam's life as a result. Free after thousands of years, ZeBadDee plans to not only free the area but capture the diamonds and use them to freeze the sun. After convincing the driver to leave, Dougal is trying to decide which candy he will request when he accidentally starts the cart up again and causes it to collide with the titular magic roundabout at the center of the village. This article's plot summary may be.
Reception Doogal was panned by critics. Ermintrude breaks him out of his prison; after a short chase, Zebedee shows up to battle his evil counterpart. Dougal wanders off during the night and is captured by Zeebad. He goes so far as to place a tack in the road to pop its tyre, thinking to be rewarded for watching the cart. He goes so far as to place a tack in the road to pop a sweet cart's tyre, thinking to be rewarded for watching the cart. After convincing the driver to leave, Dougal is trying to decide which sweet he will request, when he accidentally starts the cart up again and causes it to collide with the titular magic roundabout at the centre of the village.
At this point, Sam is restored and then reverted to his inanimate form, and placed back on the roundabout which functions once again. The Magic Roundabout 2005 Dougal, a shaggy, candyloving puppy, embarks on a dangerous journey with a group of friends in an effort to imprison their oppressor the evil ice sorcerer Zeebad Zebedees evil twin. Daniel Tay plays the titular character in the United States dub. In the United States version, where audiences aren't as familiar with the series, the majority of original United Kingdom voices have been dubbed over by celebrities more familiar to the United States, such as Chevy Chase Train , Jimmy Fallon Dylan , Whoopi Goldberg Ermintrude , William H. The gang are forced along the way to leave Train behind when his wheel is broken, leaving them to return to the village on their own through the snowy barren wasteland the world is now freezing into. Zeebad from Zebedee's nightmare emerges from the top and flies away, followed shortly after by a Foot Guard figurine that is thrown off the roundabout. The plot is nothing more than a series of colourful adventures but they are noisy enough and funny enough to please this target audience even if it is hardly that good.
Adults who do manage to get over the fact that this is trampling on their memories will find little to keep them amused. Meanwhile, Zebedee's fellowship makes camp in the icy mountains near Zeebad's old lair. However, Ermintrude, Brian, Dylan, and finally Dougal refuse to give up, and intervene to stop Zeebad; getting past Zeebad's attacks to the diamonds, and getting each of them one-by-one into their places on the roundabout until only the third diamond is left. Of those trapped in the roundabout, Florence is comatose but is revived by a desperate Dougal. Additional music by James L. He explains that the roundabout acted as a mystical prison for the evil ice wizard Zeebad.