Magic Roundabout, The : Press Release


Jim Broadbent, Joanna Lumley, Kylie Minogue,
Robbie Williams and Ray Winstone team up in new feature film

Pathé has clinched some of the world's hottest talent for their upcoming CGI animated feature THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT, now in production.

Oscar©-winning actor, Jim Broadbent, will star as Brian the snail. Robbie Williams is set to voice the world-weary and much-loved Dougal and Australian pop diva, Kylie Minogue, will play Florence.

New characters, ZeeBadee and Soldier Sam, will be played by Tom Baker and Ray Winstone respectively. Soon to be announced will be a very exciting voice for Dylan.

Based on the classic cult TV series which was created in the late 60s, the cast line-up will include (in alphabetical order):

Tom Baker ZeeBadee
Jim Broadbent Brian
Joanna Lumley Ermintrude
Kylie Minogue Florence
Richard O'Brien Zebedee
Robbie Williams Dougal
Ray Winstone Soldier Sam

THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT will be directed by Dave Borthwick, of award-winning animation studio bolexbrothers ("The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb"). Production began in Bristol and Marseilles at the end of September 2002 and is expected to last approximately 18 months.

Pathé will distribute THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT in the UK and France in 2004. Pathé was producer and distributor of CHICKEN RUN - the highest grossing British animation film of all time. CHICKEN RUN was released in June 2000 and earned £30million at the UK box office.

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