The Magic Roundabout Overview

Year first aired: 1964  |  Producer: Serge Danot  |  Ivor Wood’s Role: Animator

The Magic Roundabout, or La Manege Enchante as it was known in France, was Ivor Wood’s first real successful endeavour into the world of stop-motion. After meeting the shows creator whilst working at Parisian advertising agency La Comete he went onto animate the pilot and following series. The series rights then got sold across the Channel to the BBC giving Ivor his first taste of British children’s television.


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