The Magic Tree is one of the seven Magical Events. It features a beautiful tree which magically appears in Teletubbyland. The tree changes color and white birds land on it. The tree then loses its leaves, the birds fly away and the tree eventually disappears. It wasn't one of the most popular Magical Events of the program, but the beautiful music, the beautiful tree and the beautifulness of the event make some children cry at the end of the event when the tree vanishes. Some children cry and become very upset as the music shifts from happy to sad, with a beautiful birth-like tune and a sad death-like tune at the end. However, the creators know the tree isn't dying, the tree is just losing its leaves for winter, just like all deciduous trees do. The tree is one of the most beautiful things ever to appear on Earth.
The animation of the magic tree and the doves was man-made and controlled by CGI animation. It was the same thing the producers of the show did in the Magic Event "The Three Ships." It is one of the amazing effects that they did before.
The Magic Tree appears on some various episodes. They are:
Walking In The Woods
Mark and Zoe Cooking
Hickory Dickory Dock
Naughty Horse Returns
Painting Easter Eggs
Playing With Dough
Numbers - 10
Ten Little Men Finger Play
Watering The Garden
Jack and The Beanstalk
Nursery Rhymes (Video)
Teletubbies: The Best of Laa-Laa (Video)
Magical Surprises (DVD)
Teletubbies: Happy Birthday! (DVD)
The Magical Event starts with The Magic Windmill spinning before the Teletubbies silently arrive at a place in Teletubbyland, just as the Windmill tune ends. The Sun then laughs and giggles, being excited at what is happening. The Teletubbies then hear a beautiful tune and listen to it before venturing off to the destination of the Magical Event. The Teletubbies arrive outside their house and gasp in excitement and amazement as, in the distance, they look towards the hill in front of the house and see a branch growing. A beautiful tune starts playing as the branch splits into many different branches and green leaves grow on them, transforming it into a tree. The leaves of the tree go from a spring light green to a beautiful summer dark green. A beautiful white dove then flies around the tree with the tune more blissful and then it lands on the tree. Four more white doves fly from the sky and around the tree before landing on the tree. The five doves then blissfully and peacefully sit on the leaves of the tree. The doves shake their wings gracefully and then eventually fly away into the sky. The tree's leaves then change color from dark green to a pretty autumn yellow, where the musical shift changes from major (happy) to minor (sad) as the tree begins to lose its leaves. The leaves then blow away and the winter tree with bare branches appears, with the tune changing to a sad death-like tune. The tree then starts to magically disappear in front of the Teletubbies, growing to translucent and then completely transparent. The tree then completely vanishes and the bare hill is shown for a few seconds, then the Magic Windmill stops spinning.
- Due to the tree disappearing at the end, this was the least popular magical event.
- This is the only Magical Event that features the tubbytronic superdome.
- In Bird Bath, the windmill stops spinning, but after it stops, the Teletubbies do the rocking dance.
- In Lambs, Photo Faces, the US Version of Making Flowers, Balancing and This is Our Park, a fade effect is used after the Magical Event. The fade transitions to the Magic Windmill about to stop in place.
- The gasping sound the Teletubbies make is the same gasp from the Dancing Bear.
- In Haymaking, the scenes of the Teletubbies arriving in the Middle of Teletubbyland and looking around have been cut out making the baby sun clip happen before the windmill animation and the Magic Tree tune begin on the Windmill animation.