When I first heard of a new version of the Magic Roundabout coming out, I began to get excited. Now, I'm not an old fogey who clings to the Old Magic Roundabout, and I'm not a really young kid who loves to see some more Universal-Rated animation.
I did enjoy the old Magic Roundabout for its simple, modest jokes, and weird sense of humour. So when I saw that an updated one was coming out, I thought: "Yay! Something good to feast my eyes on!" But, to be honest, it was not as good as I expected it to be at all. I don't think I actually laughed out loud once through the film. Don't get me wrong, I thought the animation was brilliant and there was a relatively decent storyline. But the tasteless, hoping-to-be-witty jokes just didn't appeal to me. They tried too hard. I actually groaned in exasperation when Dougal asked Dylan if various Martial Arts came with Egg-Fried Rice. A few characters were very good, by their few good lines and the good actors. I personally thought Robbie Williams was terrible for Dougal, just not right at all. The only characters I thought were perfect and I really liked were Brian (who is pretty much the same as he always was), Zebedee (Ian Mckellen was the perfect choice) and Zeebad. However, it was good the first time I saw it, but as I watched it a couple more times, it just lost all humour. I doubt I'll ever watch it again. It was a brilliant effort, but just didn't quite meet standards.