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Funimation. Voice Actors.

Post by Adam » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:40 pm

Hi, well this is kind of a dumb question but it's killing me, so i'll just ask it.

Well recently i've been looking at the voice actors of Goku. Sean Schemmel as far as i know has done episode 54+.. One of my questions is. Does he do every saga of dragonballz? and something else that puzzled me.. is the difference between FUNimation (Ocean Group) And FUNimation (in-house actors)..I'm really confused because when i read about Goku voice actors it says that. From FUNImation ocean group, Kirby Morrow does the voice of Goku... and then i read that in FUNimation (in-house actors) Sean Schemmel does the voice of Goku all the sagas.. is their a difference between in house actors and ocean group. i'm soo confused someone please answer these questions.

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Post by Majin Buu » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:49 pm

Ocean was/is a production company that localizes anime. Many of the VAs who work with Ocean were hired by Funi/Saban to provide the voices on the early DBZ dub.

Schemmel, Sabat and the rest of them were hired directly by Funi to do the voices after the Ocean group was fired when Funi started dubbing the series without Saban. I believe they work almost exclusively for Funi as opposed to the VAs that work with the Ocean group, who are more like free agents. Thus they're Funi's "in-house" voice actors.

I'm not sure if I told that right :? .
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Post by Adam » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:01 pm

I remember seing an episode on Tv it had the voice of Kirby Morrow for Goku instead of Sean Schemmel..Now i have the same episode on my computer yet the voice Sean Schemmel does goku and not Kirby morrow. so do they make two versions of some episodes with different voice actors?...it was really strange..

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Post by Pang_Tong » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:04 pm

The Ocean Group still dubs the episodes for....is it Canada or the UK? Or am I way off?
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Post by Majin Buu » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:06 pm

Adam wrote:I remember seing an episode on Tv it had the voice of Kirby Morrow for Goku instead of Sean Schemmel..Now i have the same episode on my computer yet the voice Sean Schemmel does goku and not Kirby morrow. so do they make two versions of some episodes with different voice actors?...it was really strange..
I'm gonna say he was Goku in the late days of the Funi/Saban dub. Or like Pang said, what you saw is the Ocean dub that airs in Europe. I'm not exactly sure.
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Post by desirecampbell » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:06 pm

Pang_Tong wrote:The Ocean Group still dubs the episodes for....is it Canada or the UK? Or am I way off?
Ocean dubbed DB and DBZ for Canada and the UK. Blue Water Studios dubbed GT for the same regions.

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Post by Majin Buu » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:09 pm

After checking Wikipedia, Kirby Marrow did voice Goku for the Canada dub so that's probably what you saw.
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Post by Adam » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:09 pm

Thanks everyone. i need to ask one more question. Sean Schemmel does the american dub version of dbz?

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Post by Majin Buu » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:10 pm

Yep. The American dub Goku Sean Schemmel.

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Post by Maphisto86 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:47 am

Well speaking as a Canadian we did get the Ocean group dub as far as the early Frieza saga and then it switched to the new Funi cast.

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Post by Xyex » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:03 am

Maphisto86 wrote:Well speaking as a Canadian we did get the Ocean group dub as far as the early Freeza saga and then it switched to the new Funi cast.
IIRC, it was switched back to Ocean after a time. Canada got a mix of both dubs. We American's got the Ocean version up until Ocean was fired (end of season 2) and then FUNi through the rest of the series, and then FUNi for the first 2 seasons with the re-dub. That could also be what the poster saw. He saw the original Ocean version on TV and then the re-dub on his computer.
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Post by Eclipse » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:50 am

IIRC, it was switched back to Ocean after a time. Canada got a mix of both dubs. We American's got the Ocean version up until Ocean was fired (end of season 2) and then FUNi through the rest of the series, and then FUNi for the first 2 seasons with the re-dub. That could also be what the poster saw. He saw the original Ocean version on TV and then the re-dub on his computer.
No, we didn't get FUNI through the whole series. It switched sometime during the Cell Games saga (Episode 165, if I am right). Sad to say is, no Ultimate Uncut redubs on YTV lately :cry:

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Post by The Tori-bot » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:12 am

Okay, I'll just break this down:

North American: Seasons 1-2 & movies 1-3: Ocean Group; Season 3-DB, rest of movies & GT: FUNi.

Canada & UK: DB & GT: Blue Water; DBZ: Season 3: FUNi; Season 4-End of DBZ: Ocean Group; movies 1-9: Bridge Entertainment.

That's about it, unless I missed something...
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Post by El_Diablo » Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:25 am

FUNimation's "Fusion Saga" aired here as well.

But only once, then it switched to the Ocean Group's version.
Where's the beef?

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Post by Eclipse » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:45 am

Ocean Group; movies 1-9
They dubbed the movies too?!

Now this I gotta see :D

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Post by DB_Fan » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:58 pm

Eclipse wrote:
Ocean Group; movies 1-9
They dubbed the movies too?!

Now this I gotta see :D
I don't think you want to. :wink: Watch it only if you want to see Mr. Big Green. :D

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Post by Kula » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:53 pm

The 'Big Green' movies weren't dubbed by Ocean. They were vomit inducingly awful.

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Post by The Tori-bot » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:03 pm

Eclipse wrote:
Ocean Group; movies 1-9
They dubbed the movies too?!

Now this I gotta see :D
Well... no... :oops:

I should've made this clearer... when I do the :, it's the stuff that the dubbing company did that came before it. When I usedc the ;, I mean that I'm moving onto the next group.

As so: FUNi: DB-GT; Ocean Group:..., etc.
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Post by BoxerGloves » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:06 pm

DB_Fan wrote:
Eclipse wrote:
Ocean Group; movies 1-9
They dubbed the movies too?!

Now this I gotta see :D
I don't think you want to. :wink: Watch it only if you want to see Mr. Big Green. :D
Oh, dear God. Just watching the clips of that U.K Bridge dub on You Tube was bad enough already. Who'd even want to see something like that anyway?

The 'Big Green' movies weren't dubbed by Ocean. They were vomit inducingly awful.
Yep. As far as I could see, those were nothing more than a fandub-turned-official versions.

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Post by Eclipse » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:26 pm

Oh, I know that they didn't do Big Green. I just wanted to see the Ocean dub movies just because of the fact I was interested to see how it would be like...that's all
The 'Big Green' movies weren't dubbed by Ocean. They were vomit inducingly awful.
The Big Green ones? Or the ones by Ocean?

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