Here's a balloon sculpture of Dougal the dog, made in Montaigu in 2005 for the theatrical release of the film adaptation of The Magic Roundabout (Pollux, Le Manège Enchanté). The original Magic Roundabout series date back to the 1960's, and featured characters such as Dougal/Pollux the dog, Brian/Ambroise the snail, and Dylan/Flappy the rabbit. First produced for the French ORTF by Serge Daniot, featuring voice acting for each character, the rights to the animations were then sold to the BBC. However, the scripts weren't included in the contract, and when the BBC realized this they decided they didn't want to spend extra money to buy and translate them. Because of this, the BBC version had completely new storylines, narrated in voiceover, based on what seemed to be happening onscreen. On both sides of the Channel, the show was a hit with children and adults alike.