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Serge Danot (1931 – 23 December 1990) was a French animator and former advertising executive. He is best known for creating the animated series, Le Manège enchanté in 1965, which became known in its English-language version, written and narrated by actor Eric Thompson for the BBC as The Magic Roundabout.[1]

Danot was born in Nantes, France. As a young artist, he worked on the restoration of the Eiffel Tower and suffered an injury; while recuperating, he began practising animation. In 1969, he established his own company, called Danot Films.[2] His partner in making The Magic Roundabout was a half-French, half-British animator, Ivor Wood.

Danot died in 1990. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Magic Roundabout's French connection", BBC News, 12 October 2004 Accessed 28 June 2009
  2. ^ Philippe Rège (11 December 2009). Encyclopedia of French Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. p. 281. ISBN 978-0-8108-6939-4.
  3. ^ "The grave of Serge Danot" Accessed 1 September 2016