I felt compelled to write this review when reading the prevoius one which I feel was very misleading.
First of all, please don't buy this expecting to hear the voices of Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue. These 'stars' were only used for the feature film and this is a boxset of two DVDs with episodes from the animated series. The previous reviewer must have been reviewing the film and NOT this boxset.
Also, please don't buy this expecting to here the narration of Eric Thompson. It is not the original series but the second remake. The original series is still the best and I too hunger for a release of these much loved episodes on DVD, still relying on the crackly videos which I had to pay an arm and a leg for on eBay as this is the only way to view them at present.
All this aside, these new episodes are really very good and your kids will love them. They stay true to the essence of the original Magic Roundabout with Florence still trying to teach Dougal to be better. Dylan is the same, lovable sleepy Rabbit, Brian the equally lovable stuffy snail and Ermintrude, the Opera-singing flower-munching cow. Only Zebadee the ('Mexican looking'!!!!) springy magician is different, being more mischievous and less like the school master in the original series.
The animation is as good as you would expect wth todays CGI technology and kids will love the bright colours and aspect. The story lines are pretty good too.
Lastly, for two DVD's you really can't complain at £6.98. What excellent value, and I for one will be buying the next instalments for my children and watching them with them too!