Robo4900 wrote:As a side-note, odd that that list with DB, GT, and Kai on it doesn't also list Z. Does it only list works that Calgary cast members were involved in?
That's the impression I got, since the website is Chinook Animation's. I guess Chinook Animation is technically the "head honcho company" behind Blue Water. As somebody pointed out earlier though, not everything on the list actually made it to TV...like a Blue Water pilot/test-episode dub of One Piece
. Hmm. So apparently there's a Blue Water dub of the first episode of One Piece
on a hard drive somewhere in Calgary.
Haha. I actually edited that part out of my post just before you replied there.
Apparently that site only lists Calgary productions.
Much as I'd love to speculate about the idea of a mysterious Blue Water One Piece dub(Though, remember, it is known that a few companies did try out for that show; Funimation did a test episode before 4Kids got ahold of it, so it's not all that surprising), as others suggested, it's probably best if we try to stay on topic.
On that note, since we're now at the top of a new page, and we're likely to be trying to keep discussion in here more focused on Ocean Kai and new developments about it, here's a quick breakdown of current standings of the Ocean Kai dub:
[spoiler]Wow Unlimited are likely to be picking it up, as Marni Shulman has expressed interest in picking it up, she said she's trying to make it happen, and that she'd have more calls "Next week", several months ago, and has said that things are going smoothly whenever asked about it.
Shulman seems very enthusiastic, so I think we're in good hands here.
Wow Unlimited is likely to get its CRTC approval as a channel sometime in the next few months. It's likely that that will be the next time we hear any real news on Ocean Kai.
It's possible Toei produced this dub, though we don't know for sure.
The video master for this dub(Or perhaps just its edited master, if they did an uncut version. Someone with insider information(I believe it was Kirbopher, could have been SubzeroIce) said that both cut and uncut with a cut version dubbing were considered, though we never found out what decision was made) was used by Funimation as their edited video master for Kai. It's likely that Ocean sending this material to Funi his how Sean Schemmel saw some parts of it.
The replacement score was composed by the same team of Tom Keenlyside, John Mitchell, and David Iris who composed the score for the Westwood dub. However, instead of reusing some tracks from Mega Man, a few originals, and some stuff from Monster Rancher, a completely new original score has been composed for Ocean Kai. So, no crappily-placed Kikuchi in this dub.
The scripts are almost certainly originals translated by Ocean.
An effort has been made to make this dub a more faithful take on the show, to the point that they're pronouncing Namek more similarly to how it's pronounced in Japanese, rather than how it's historically been pronounced in English dubs of the show.
Currently-known cast list:
- Brendan Hunter as Tenshinhan
- James Beach as an unknown character in episode 21
- Scott McNeil as Piccolo, Jeice, Dr. Briefs
- Brian Drummond as Vegeta
- Michael Dobson as Nappa
- Saffron Henderson as Gohan
- Richard Ian Cox as Goku (Newcomer)
- Lee Tockar as Freeza (Newcomer)
- Cole Howard as #17 (Newcomer)
It's also known that Cell will likely have a new voice, as will Zarbon, most likely.
To my knowledge, Scott McNeil wasn't the original voice of Dr. Briefs, but he took over starting from the Westwood dub. This, alongside the fact Kirby Morrow was auditioned for Goku, but Ian Corlett and Peter Kelamis were not, and the fact Saffron Henderson implied she's back as Gohan, suggests that the voice actor who had a role the most was re-auditioned for each role. Given the fact Brendan Hunter was brought back as Tenshinhan, after he played the charcter in the Blue Water dubs of Dragon Ball and GT, it's likely they auditioned both cast pools, or that when a Vancouver actor was deemed unfitting, they re-auditioned the character's Blue Water actor.
It's possible that Don Brown returned as Kaio in this dub. Brian Drummond said he hasn't worked with Don Brown for 2-3 years, but that he does do the odd show
, so while we still don't know either way, it is possible he's back.[/spoiler]
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