The Magic Roundabout


Yahoo! News - 'Magic Roundabout' Spins Again in Animated Film

It gained cult status in Britain after the BBC asked Eric Thompson -- father of Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson -- to create a version in English. Ignoring the original script, Thompson made up his own words to match the pictures.

The result, by turns naive and surreal, made the series required watching for children as well as adults, who saw in it a thinly-veiled allusion to 1960s drug culture -- something its creator always denied.

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