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Dougal / Pollux
Click to see his post- 2005 CGI era form. 

Voiced by: Michael Karp (1963 series, Pinwheel dub), Robbie Williams (2005 film), Daniel Tay (US redub), David Holt (2007 CGI Series)
Voiced in French by: Jacques Bodoin (1963-1966), Bernard Haller (1966), Christian Riehl (1966-1990), Henri Salvador (2005 film), Martial Le Minoux (2007 CGI Series)

The main character of the show who is a temperamental, grumpy, but lively dog. Despite his love and greed for sugar, he is loyal to his friends, including Florence, his sweet young owner.

  • Action Pet:
    • In the 2005 film, he shows this in the film's climax when he Took a Level in Badass as he bravely goes after the third diamond whilst avoiding Zeebad's attacks and places it into the roundabout's final slot.
    • This will later be used in the CGI reboot series, an example of this is "Dougal the Helpful Helper" where he immediately comes to Florence's rescue by fending off the enchanted vacuum, duster and a mop.
  • Butt-Monkey: Sometimes, he can suffer from either bad luck or being outsmarted by any of his friends.
  • Catchphrase: Particularly in the original series.
    • "Oh, what's the use." or sometimes "Oh, give me strength."
    • Whenever he is shocked our surprised, "What? What-what-what-what-what-what-what?!" ("Qu'est que ça que ce que ça?" in the French version)
    • Also, "Douce reine" in the French version, which translates to "Sweet queen".
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Of course, he does try to cheat in the CGI series, particularly "The Race" when he uses a electric skateboard, only for Zebedee to ricochet him back to the start when he is almost got to the village where the finish line is.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He happens to have a sharp tongue around his friends.
  • Detective Animal: In "Dogtective" and "The Case of the Missing Carrots", Dougal would be wearing a deerstalker and calls himself the dogtective where he would be helping solving cases in the afeorementioned respective episodes.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: At least in the French version of his very first appearance, he barks like a normal dog.
  • Embarrassing Old Photo: Dougal is completely embarrassed when his Auntie Primrose shows his baby photographs in a album to Florence and everybody in the episode "Auntie Primrose".
  • Excellent Judge of Character: In "Dougal and the Blue Cat", Dougal's suspicions about Buxton the blue cat are proven correct when he tries to take over the magic garden and captures everyone else.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Dougal would often be rude to anyone in the Enchanted Gardens, though he isn't like that with his relationship with Florence.
  • Grumpy Bear: Or in this case, Grumpy Dog. Dougal can usually come across as being smart-mouthed, irritable and gruff around anyone.
  • Hates Baths: As shown in the first episode of the CGI reboot series, Dougal doesn't want to take a bath, and spends the majority of the episode evading Florence and everyone as he tries to avoid taking one.
  • Heroic Dog: Being Florence's dog, he always comes to her rescue, even in the 2005 film when he saves her life after re-imprisoning Zeebad.
    Dougal: It's what any incredibly heroic dog would do.
  • It's All About Me: He sometimes brags about himself from time to time.
  • Jerkass: He became a bit of one in Nigel Planer's re-narrations of the original series. This trait would sometimes happen in the CGI series as well.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dougal may be pessimistic and rude, but he is very loyal to his friends, especially Florence, his owner who he loves dearly.
  • Lazy Bum: In the CGI series, he would tend to sit outside Florence's house eating his pies.
  • The Leader: Dougal self-appoints himself as this.
  • Loose Lips: In the 2005 film, this is how Zeebad found out about the map due to Dougal unwittingly letting slip of the information whilst being interrogated.
  • No Sympathy: Dougal rarely shows any signs of sympathy to any of the characters in the original series when they are in despair.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: He's definitely the Rude Hero that contrasts with Brian's Nice Sidekick.
  • Sweet Tooth: His love for sugar is one of his defining character traits.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Dougal would sometimes shows lack of gratitude to his friends. This was lampshaded in "The Wishing Tree" by the one-time eponymous character, no less.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Brian, Dougal would often get irritated with him and even being rude to him. On occasion, he considers Brian as his best friend.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: When it comes to trying to tell everyone about Buxton's plans, no one, not even Florence herself, would believe him, especially when the cat is shedding tears.


Florence / Margote
Click to see her post- 2005 CGI era form. 

Voiced by: Kylie Minogue (2005 film and US redub), Sue Elliott-Nichols (2007 CGI Series)
Voiced in French by: Patricia Danot (1963-1990), Vanessa Paradis (2005 film), Karine Foviau (2007 CGI Series)

A sweet and kind-hearted girl who is Dougal's young owner and a good friend to everyone in the Enchanted Gardens.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Florence is quite mature for a young girl where she is level-headed in most situations and rarely gets frustrated.
  • All-Loving Heroine: She is a sweet-natured young girl who loves all of her friends, especially Dougal in the gardens. If anyone in the gardens has a problem or encountered a situation, Florence is more than willing to help.
  • Bookworm: Florence likes reading in her spare time where this trait comes up more often in the CGI series where at the start of "Snails Alive!" she was seen reading a book about a prince turned into a frog and she was moved to tears when she reads the happy ending where the prince was turned back to normal by a fair damsel with a kiss.
  • Brainy Brunette: Has brown hair and is quite clever on either solving situations or setting up plans by using her wits. She is also very educated where one example is the CGI series episode "School's In, Out and Roundabout" where she helps Mr. Rusty solve his crosswords paper and she became the Enchanted Garden schoolteacher where she takes her role seriously on teaching her students and as well as having to discipline Dougal for his rude behaviour and interruptions.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • In "Dougal and the Blue Cat", Florence cries whilst singing her sad song after she, along with everyone else were imprisoned in Buxton's dungeon.
    • In the CGI Series episode "Florence's Squeaky Toys", after hearing that the toys she ordered for Basil and Coral's birthdays have gone missing, she starts to shed tears, feeling devastated that she has nothing to give to them.
  • Caring Gardener: In the CGI series, Florence would plant her flowers in her garden as well as watering them.
  • Cheerful Child: Florence is generally positive, although it's more in the sense of being calm, optimistic and sweet-natured.
  • The Chick: She is the feminine member as well as the meditator of the gang to try to persuade everyone to get along.
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • Happens in both Dougal and the Blue Cat and the 2005 film where she is imprisoned by the respective villains, leaving Dougal being the one attempting to rescue her.
    • It also happens sometimes in the CGI Series, with "Read All About It!" being one example after her planned dramatic situation (which is an attempt to get Dougal to make a interesting story about it in the newspaper) goes horribly wrong when Train goes genuinely out of control with Florence still sitting in the carriage, holding on for dear life. Very fortunately, Dougal manages to save her.
  • Disappointed in You: Florence would have that reaction when she learns about Dougal's mischief as well as the trouble he caused to some of his friends in some episodes of the CGI series.
  • Disapproving Look: In the CGI series, Florence would do this to express her disapproval not just for Dougal's rudeness and schemes, but mainly for any of Zebedee's mischievous tricks. Other times, she would have to do a stern glare if Dougal goes too far with his schemes with "Higgledy Piggledy" being one example where she gives Dougal one after she found out Dougal's cheating in the tournament, just before Dougal hits the potato into the final piggling hole.
  • Disney Death: At the end of the 2005 film, Florence appears to have died from hypothermia after being trapped in the frozen roundabout, but it turns out she was comatose when an anxious Dougal revives her with kisses.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In "No More Magic, Zebedee", despite being annoyed when Zebedee magically removed her flower garden, Florence doesn't like everyone's idea of upsetting Zebedee by stripping him from his magic powers, but she reluctantly goes along with it.
  • A Girl and Her X: Florence and her pet dog Dougal.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Florence has those in the post-2005 CGI era to emphasise her youthful innocence.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Although she has Dougal as her dog, Florence is also fond of cats and takes a liking to Buxton when she meets him.
  • Little Miss Snarker: While being a sweet-natured little girl and not as snarky as her dog Dougal, she does have her moments when dealing with him.
  • Minor Living Alone: In the post-2005 CGI era, Florence is shown to be living in her house independently and knows how to cook, keep house and look after Dougal who lives with her.
  • Nice Girl: She is a well-mannered and sweet-natured young girl.
  • Nice Shoes: She is always seen in a pair of her white laced ankle boots in a "Babybotte" fashion with its heel blocks. Although in the post-2005 CGI era, they were beige.
  • Orange/Blue Contrast: Florence wears a orange skirt that contrasts with her blue sweater. The collar of her sweater was also orange before it was changed to white in the post-2005 CGI era.
  • Panty Shot: Florence's white panties can be seen by Freeze Framing the scene where she tries to save Primrose in the episode of the CGI series "Auntie Primrose".
  • Plucky Girl: Very kind-hearted and optimistic, but never tends to give up when helping her friends in situations, as well as trying to keep spirits up.
  • The Reliable One: Since she is level-headed and down-to-earth, Florence is the one that everyone would turn to her for help or advice.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: Florence usually does this as it shows her calm patience, as well as her thinking on how to solve any situation.
  • Signature Headgear: She wears a large blue hair bow on top of her head.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Unfortunately, Florence would sometimes become victim of slapstick as a result from Dougal's antics in the CGI Series.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She is the only member of the gang who is a young girl.
  • True Blue Femininity: Other than her hair bow, she wears her blue sweater.
  • Was Too Hard on Him:
    • In the CGI series episode "The Party", Florence begins to feel bad after she was so cross with everyone, especially Dougal for avoiding her and refusing to help her fix her fence note  as she was leaving to go and visit a friend.
    • She also begins to feel that way after she sternly tells Dougal off for rudely interrupting everyone's chance to get a word in about their holidays in the CGI Series episode "Sweet Memories". This what prompts her, along with everyone else, to set out to find Dougal in order to make it up to him.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the CGI Series, Florence would have to put her foot down with Dougal at times if he did something wrong which involve his nefarious schemes or selfish acts that caused trouble or discomfort for others.
  • White Gloves: Used to wear these during the original series, until the post-2005 CGI era.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has those in the post-2005 CGI era.


Zebedee / Zébulon
Click to see his post- 2005 CGI era form. 

Voiced by: Ian McKellen (UK; 2005 film and US redub), Wayne Forester (2007 CGI Series)
Voiced in French by: Jacques Bodoin (1963-1990), Élie Semoun (2005 film)

A good-hearted wizard who rules the Enchanted Gardens and loves to bring joy to his friends, as well as serving as their ally.

  • Badass Mustache: He has a black bushy moustache which produces magic. This is used during his battle with Zeebad.
  • Big Good: Zebedee is a good and benevolent wizard who rules the Enchanted Gardens and leaps to defend his friends from Zeebad.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • In the 2005 film during its second post-credits scene halfway through the credits, he speaks directly to the audience with his signature "Time for Bed" catchphrase.
    • At the beginning of each episode in the CGI Series, he tells the viewers the brief summary of what will happen in each episode.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Time for bed!"
    • In the French version, it's "Tournicoti, tournicoton!" which translates somewhat along the lines of "Twirly whirly". Also a Verbal Tic, see below.
  • Deus ex Machina: He serves as this in the original series, as well as the CGI series to solve the main characters' problems.
  • Disney Death: In the 2005 film, when he falls into the abyss whilst trapped in ice upon battling Zeebad, but luckily, he is revealed to be alive after Zeebad was re-imprisoned.
  • Playing with Fire: In the 2005 film, Zebedee produces some sort of fiery magic whilst battling Zeebad who produces icy magic.
    Zeebad: I've waited 10,000 years for my revenge, and as you know, revenge is a dish best-served cold.
    Zebedee: Some like it hot, Zeebad.
  • Red Is Heroic: Zebedee has red skin and is very heroic.
  • Token Wizard: He is the only main character who can do magic.
  • The Trickster: Particularly in the CGI series (as well as in the French version of the original series), where his tactics are usually found out in the end by Florence and the others.
  • Verbal Tic: In the French version, Zebedee has sort of a rhyming verbal tic in tandem with his catchphrase "Tournicoti, tournicoton!" Usually after a sentence, he would say "Tournico-" followed by the ending adjective of the last word he says. For example, in the American English dub for Pinwheel, he would say something like, "There he is, tournico-tis!")
  • White Gloves: Used to wear blue gloves during the original series, until the post-2005 CGI era they were changed to white.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: In the 2005 film, he apparently sacrifices himself to prevent his evil twin Zeebad from going after the rest of the gang, where he uses his magic from his mustache to create a landslide to block them when they try to go back and help him.


Brian / Ambroise
Click to see his post- 2005 CGI era form. 

Voiced by: Jim Broadbent (UK; 2005 film), William H. Macy (US redub), David Holt (2007 CGI Series)
Voiced in French by: Jacques Bodoin (1963-1966), Serge Danot (1966-1990), Jean Anneron (Dougal and the Blue Cat), Dany Boon (2005 film), Martial Le Minoux (2007 CGI series)

A slow, but well-meaning snail, who is hyperactive and happy-go-lucky to everyone.

  • Collector of the Strange: In the CGI Series, Brian has a hobby of collecting different types of gravel as well as any other objects.
  • Disney Death: In Dougal and the Blue Cat, he was seemingly killed when Buxton's factory collapses as he was going back for Zebedee's moustache. When the gang explains to a remorseful Buxton of what happened, Brian shows up alive and well with Zebedee's moustache.
  • Keet: He was hyperactive in the original series.
  • The Lancer: Brian serves as Dougal's companion, even if they may butt heads with each other.
  • Loose Lips: In the 2005 film, due to being blindfolded by his own scarf and landed on the roof of the driller train, he unknowingly gives the information of the third diamond away which falls onto Zeebad's ears.
  • Nice Guy: Despite being insulted by Dougal on a regular basis, he is still cheerful and happy-go-lucky.
  • Nice Hat: Always seen wearing his straw hat with a brown band and a green feather. In one episode of the original French series, he supposedly claimed to have brought back a new hat from a vacation, to which Dougal pointed out it actually looked exactly the same as the old one.
  • Ocular Gushers: Poor Brian does this in "Interior Des-asters" after Ermintrude accidentally wrecks the interior of his house.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: He is happy-go-lucky and cheerful sidekick that contrast with Dougal's Rude Hero.
  • Self-Induced Allergic Reaction: In the CGI Series episode "Nanny Ermintrude", Brian shows up with pink spots all over his face after he rather foolishly eaten some chocolate where Florence admonishes him by saying that chocolate isn't good for him.
  • The Smart Guy: Brian became a bit of a brainiac in the CGI Series where he has a vast library of books in his home.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Dougal, Brian would get offended by Dougal's rudeness on a regular basis. Nevertheless, he is still good friends with him.


Ermintrude / Azalée
Click to see her post- 2005 CGI era form. 

Voiced by: Joanna Lumley (UK; 2005 film), Whoopi Goldberg (US redub), Emma Tate (2007 CGI Series)
Voiced in French by: Micheline Dax (1963-1966), Pascaline Priou (1966-1990), Valérie Lemercier (2005 film), Barbara Tissier (2007 CGI series)

An matronly and operatic cow who loves to sing at the sound of her own voice, eat flowers in the garden and being the main attraction.


Dylan / Flappy
Click to see his post- 2005 CGI era form. 

Voiced by: Bill Nighy (UK; 2005 film), Jimmy Fallon (US redub), Jimmy Hibbert (2007 CGI Series)
Voiced in French by: Jacques Bodoin (1963-1966), Christian Riehl (1966-1990), Paul Bisciglia (Dougal and the Blue Cat), Eddy Mitchell (2005 film), Xavier Fagnon (2007 series)

A laid-back and a sleepy rabbit who would often drift off to sleep from time to time and play his guitar.

  • Always Identical Twins: In one episode of the original French series, Dylan is revealed to have two unnamed identical twin brothers, who are all just as sleepy in personality as him. Earlier, Dougal challenged Dylan to a race from his sleeping tree to the station and back, and mistook one of the rabbit's brothers for him when he arrived there. When he gets back to the tree (which Dylan never left), a distressed and worn-out Dougal thinks he lost the race, until Dylan's first brother shows up and lies down to sleep next to his sibling. At the tail end of the episode, Dougal and Florence find Dylan's second sleepy brother, who pops out of a nearby oven, shushing for some quiet.
  • Animation Bump: Initially in the original series, when Dylan slept, he completely covers his eyes with his ears, but beginning with episodes in 1971, he gains closed eyelids.
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal: Dylan is the only animal to wear clothing, but doesn't wear shoes.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In the 2005 film, Dylan may be a laid back and droopy rabbit, but he goes into full badass mode with different forms of martial arts.
    • Also, in the original series, Dylan is shown to have culinary talents, such as making pancakes and spaghetti. He also opened a pizzeria at least twice, and in one episode, recited to Dougal the recipe to making an apricot pie (which Dougal was making for Florence).
  • Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes: To emphasis his sleepy and lazy demeanor.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the black-and-white episodes of the original series, one of his character traits involved him being an innocent kleptomaniac. On one occasion, he stole some strings holding up a tent for his broken guitar, unaware that the tent was made by Dougal and Brian to surprise Florence. On other occasions, he used Dougal's bed for a nap, and took the buttons from the dog's waistcoat so they could dance with his needle and thread.
  • Erudite Stoner: He was never actually mentioned to be stoned, but he was just tired and sleepy.
  • Gratuitous Italian / Gratuitous Spanish: In the black-and-white episodes of the original French version, he's a Spanish character with mañana attitude, and speaks with a Mexican accent. In the color episodes, he's switched to having more Italian characteristics.
  • Mellow Fellow: Dylan is usually laid-back and rarely flips his lid. Well, except on a few occasions, such as when he throws a snowball at Zeebad in the climax of the 2005 film.
  • Sleepyhead: Due to being a Heavy Sleeper, he sometimes drifts off to sleep from time to time.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: One episode of the original French version had him singing in his sleep in Italian, while dreaming about riding a gondola.
  • White Gloves: Used to wear these during the original series, until the post-2005 CGI era.

    Mr. Rusty 

Mr. Rusty / le Père Pivoine ("Father Peony")
Click to see his post- 2005 CGI era form. 

Voiced by: Jimmy Hibbert (UK; 2005 film and 2007 CGI Series), Cory Edwards (US redub)
Voiced in French by: Christian Riehl (1963-1990)

An elderly repairman who operates the Magic Roundabout with his barrel organ and loves to bring fun and joy to the children who ride on it.

  • Adult Fear: He does fear for the children's safety in the 2005 film when the roundabout spins out of control due to being heavily damaged when Dougal accidentally crashed the sugar cart into it, and immediately tries to rescue the children by leaping onto the roundabout and trying to shut it down.
  • Cool Old Guy: He may be elderly, but he still operates and make repairs on the Magic Roundabout.
  • Cowboys and Indians: In the French version of the very first episode of the original series, it's revealed that, as a child, he used to play this with wooden horses (particularly Buffalo Bill hunting bison).
  • *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": This sometimes happens to him in the 2007 CGI series, with "Nanny Ermintrude" being one example. He is shown having sprained his back at the start of the episode before Ermintrude makes him jump to try and make his back feel better. Needless to say, it only worsened a bit.
  • Nice Hat: Mr. Rusty is never seen without his green top hat with a yellow feather. There have been a few occasions where his hat came off in a few black-and-white episodes of the original series.
  • Organ Grinder: Mr. Rusty always uses his barrel organ to make the Magic Roundabout to revolve.
  • Parental Substitute: Becomes this to Florence and the other children whenever necessary.
  • White Gloves: Used to wear these during the original series, until the post-2005 CGI era.

    Mr. McHenry 

Mr. McHenry / Bonhomme Jouvence ("Mr. Young")
Click to see his post- 2005 CGI era form. 

Voiced by: Jimmy Hibbert (2007 CGI Series)

An elderly gardener with a youthful personality who would ride along on his tricycle.

  • Absentee Actor: He didn't appear in the 2005 film, but he did appear in the 2007 CGI series.
  • Caring Gardener: Despite being elderly, he always tends to his flowers.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: In the French version of the original series (beginning with the color episodes), he's voiced by a woman (probably to best fit with his French name, "Mr. Young").
  • Everything's Louder with Bagpipes: In the CGI Series episode "Windbag", he ends up being a Dreadful Musician due to Zebedee tampering with his bagpipes and causes everyone else to get headaches. Fortunately, he, along with Basil and Coral use their tampered bagpipes to scare off the magpies from Florence's garden.
  • Put on a Bus: For unknown reasons, he fell into this in the 2005 CGI film and somewhat replaced with Mr. Grimsdale the baker. Thankfully, he returned (albeit with a redesign) for the 2007 reboot series. (Unlike the original series though, the French dub of the reboot series uses his English name, instead of "Bonhomme Jouvence", while Mr. Grimsdale has the gardener's French name instead.)
  • Signature Laugh: Has this in the French version of Dougal and the Blue Cat, as opposed to his usual verbal tic (see below).
  • Verbal Tic: In the French version, Mr. McHenry has his catchphrase "Hep, hep hep!", which somewhat translates to something speedy like "Go, go, go!" to reflect his youthful personality despite his old age.


Click to see his post- 2005 CGI era form. 

Voiced by: Lee Evans (2005 film), Chevy Chase (US redub)

An animate locomotive who is very punctual in the Enchanted Gardens and always there to take the passengers to each destination.

  • Cool Train: Train is not only a cool locomotive in general, but he can carry loads and passengers in his trucks and carriages.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Train has his/her moments in the original series, particularly with "Piano Moving" being one example.
    Dougal: (when Florence said she'd help, but only if Dougal is calm) I am calm!
    Brian: You don't look very calm.
    Train: He's about as calm as an elephant stampede.
  • Sentient Vehicle: Train is a living steam locomotive.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Train is a female in Eric Thompson's English dub of the original series.
  • The Silent Bob: Train is completely silent in the 2007 CGI Series and the French version of the 2005 film.


Other Characters

    Florence's Friends 

Florence's Friends (Paul, Basil, and Coral / Pio, Basile, and Coralie)

Voiced by: Ediz Mahmut and Daniella Loftus (2005 film), Sue Elliot-Nichols and Emma Tate (2007 CGI Series)

A small group of children who are also Florence's friends where they would often spend time with her and ride the Magic Roundabout.

  • Catchphrase: In the French version of the original series, Paul often quoted his father, often beginning his sentences with "My dad, he always says..." ("Moi, mon père, il dit toujours...")
  • Put on a Bus: In the original series, after the series was broadcast in color, the other children made a few appearances in four episodes, then only appeared in the opening and closing sequences. In the CGI era, the original character of Basil fell into this, and had his name given to Paul.

    Mr. Grimsdale 

Mr. Grimsdale

Voiced by: Jimmy Hibbert (2005 film), Creator/John Krasinski (US redub), Wayne Forester (2007 CGI Series)

The Enchanted Gardens' delivery man and shopkeeper who sells things to the inhabitants and delivers them to their homes.

  • Blind Without 'Em: In the CGI series episode "Florence's Squeaky Toys", Mr. Grimsdale accidentally leaves his glasses at home, and due to his blurry vision, he ends up delivering the toys that Florence ordered for Basil and Coral's birthdays to Dylan and Ermintrude by mistake.
  • Brick Joke: In the 2005 film, Mr. Grimsdale goes to get the things Dougal requested while he "looks after" the cart. He does return at the end of the film with all the things Dougal requested, only to find Dougal on the Magic Roundabout who is hiding awkwardly from him.
  • Hidden Depths: In the CGI Series episode "Dylan's Big Gig", it is revealed that Mr. Grimsdale is also very handy with building skills where he builds a stage for Dylan's gig on such a short notice as his decking is far too small for Dylan to do his gig.
  • Overworked Sleep: In the CGI Series episode "Mr. Grimsdale's Holiday", due to rushing around of having to do so much deliveries that he ends up tired whilst driving his bike. He loses control when he does wakes up, causing him to crash into his shop.
  • Shopkeeper: Not only is he a delivery man, but he runs a shop in the village.

    Soldier Sam 

Solider Sam

Voiced by: Ray Winstone (2005 film), Bill Hader (US redub), Jimmy Hibbert (2007 CGI Series)
Voiced in French by: Gérald Jugnot (2005 film)

An animate foot guard figurine who is used to operate the Magic Roundabout. When put under the spell by Zeebad, he serves as his henchman.

  • Absurd Phobia: In the CGI Series episode "Barmy Army", Sam and his soldier friends are all afraid of bananas.
  • Animate In Animate Object: Sam becomes animate by Zeebad's enchantment to become his henchman. Even though Zebedee restores Sam back to life at the end of the film, he is reverted back to his inanimate form. However, he is completely animate in the CGI series.
  • Butt-Monkey: Sam can fall into this due to a number of Amusing Injuries throughout the film.
  • Gasp of Life: After Zebedee places the third diamond back into Sam's body to bring him back to life, Sam does this as he is resurrected.
  • Gem Heart: The third diamond is revealed to be Sam's heart after Zeebad fatally wounds him in the chest, and even takes it out which ends Sam's life in progress.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sam ultimately does this having realised the truth about Zeebad and rides an elk back to the village to turn against Zeebad.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Sam comes off as this in the 2005 film when he is enlisted as Zeebad's henchman after he was catapulted off the roundabout by the encasing ice.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After he is injured when the driller train exploded due to an overload of coal, Zeebad just leaves him there for dead. However, an elk awakens him, and having realised his true duty is to protect the roundabout, he rides the elk back to the village to make a stand against Zeebad, but is quickly overpowered.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In the CGI Series episode "Barmy Army", Sam felt upset that his soldier friends are delayed and couldn't come to his party, however Florence and everyone else cheer him up by acting as his comrades and hoping to be invited to his party. When Sam's soldier friends do arrive for his party, what does Sam respond to Florence, Dougal and everyone's kindness after what they did for him? He still doesn't invite them to his party and only allows his soldiers. However, Sam and his soldier friends panic and hide under the table due to being surrounded by bananas (which was all Zebedee's doing just to make Sam think otherwise), and eventually does invite Dougal, Florence and everyone to his party in exchange of removing all the bananas from their sights.



Voiced by: Wayne Forester (2007 CGI Series)

Dougal's housefly companion who loves to eat food and often hangs out with Dougal.

  • Early Installment Weirdness: For his debut in the CGI episode "Dougal's Bad Smell Day" where he is talking to Dougal who's hiding in a rubbish bin, he is rather small and barely seen. However, he is bigger and more visible since his next appearance in "Dougal Goes to the Moon".
  • Filching Food for Fun: Fly has the habit of eating some food from Mr. Grimsdale's shop, much to Mr. Grimsdale's displeasure.
  • Four-Legged Insect: Fly only has two arms and two legs.


    Madam Blue 

Madam Blue

Voiced by: Fenella Fielding
Voiced in French by: Christine Lefèvre

The cunning female voice who says that she is blue and her main aim is to turn everything in the universe blue.

    Buxton the Blue Cat 

Buxton the Blue Cat

Voiced by: Eric Thompson
Voiced in French by: Paul Bisciglia

The cunning and evil cat who serves the Blue Voice by planning to take over the gardens and turn everything blue.


Zeebad / Zabadie

Voiced by: Tom Baker (UK), Jon Stewart (US redub)
Voiced in French by: Michel Galabru

The cold-hearted and tyrannous ice wizard who is Zebedee's arch nemesis and vows revenge on Zebedee for imprisoning years ago to prevent him from creating a new ice age. When he is accidentally released by Dougal, he plans to re-freeze the world again and freeze the sun by using three diamonds.

  • Ax-Crazy: Zeebad is very violent with his magical powers. When he gets provoked by Dylan, who's snapped and thrown a snowball at him, he tries to zap him, but only zaps Ermintrude's tail, causing her to scream in pain.
  • Badass Beard: He has a goatee and is very powerful.
  • Badass Mustache: Just like Zebedee, he has a big bushy moustache that produces very powerful magic.
  • Big Bad: He plans to freeze the world again with three diamonds while he does everything he can to try and kill Dougal and his friends with his powers. Furthermore, he was able to weaken Zebedee when he is distracted on stopping Sam from attacking the others and overpowers him by freezing half of his body before sending him plummeting into the chasm to his presumed demise.
  • Blue Means Cold: Zeebad has icy blue skin and has ice powers.
  • Canon Foreigner: He is the only character who didn't exist in the original series.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Only in the US dub of the 2005 film.
  • The Dreaded: He is so menacing that he is feared by Dougal and everyone when he is released back into the real world. However, throughout the film, the gang are slowly becoming less afraid of him until they are brave enough to take him on in the final battle.
  • Evil Counterpart: As well as being an Evil Sorcerer, Zeebad is an evil jack-in-the-box figure counterpart to Zebedee.
  • An Ice Person: Zeebad is a evil ice wizard and actually beats Zebedee in a duel.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Being a evil ice wizard, Zeebad has those to represent his cold-hearted personality and his nature.
  • Kick the Dog: When Sam is injured after the driller train exploded, Zeebad leaves him there for dead and makes his way to the frozen Magic Roundabout alone. Zeebad does it again when he fatally wounds Sam in the chest with his magic, revealing that the third diamond is inside him and rips it out, ending Sam's life in the process.
  • Large Ham: Being voiced by Tom Baker, Zeebad's lines are quite hammy.
  • Near-Villain Victory: He succeeded on getting all three diamonds which he uses to freeze the sun to fully finish freezing the world. He would have won if Dougal and his friends hadn't steal back the diamonds and place them in the roundabout, which in turn re-imprison Zeebad back inside the roundabout.
  • Pet the Dog: After taking the first diamond and the map, Zeebad manages to save Sam from falling to his demise in the boiling lava when they destroyed the bridge to prevent the heroes from escaping, before praising Sam for his good work.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was imprisoned in a lava-filled carvern underneath the Magic Roundabout by Zebedee 10,000 years ago to stop him from freezing the world again. But now since Dougal accidentally released him, he is free to wreak havoc once more with his powers. Fortunately, he gets re-imprisoned back in his prison in the end when all three diamonds are placed in their slots on the roundabout.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He can feels like this around his henchman Solider Sam, his comment about him when he falls over on his baton, "You just can't get the staff these days."
  • Would Hurt a Child: Freezing the Magic Roundabout over whilst escaping from his prison, traps Florence and the children, which left them shivering. For Florence, she lost conscious and very nearly froze to death, until Dougal manages to rescue her from a near-death experience by waking her up in the end.

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