Serge Danot

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]

References

  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


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