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Doraemon (ドラえもん) is an anime family comedy TV series created by Fujiko F. Fujio and based on the manga series of the same name. This anime is the successor of the 1973 anime. It premiered on April 2, 1979 on TV Asahi.

Synopsis

Doraemon, a cat robot from the 22nd century, is sent to help Nobita Nobi, a young boy, who scores poor grades and is frequently bullied by his two classmates, Takeshi Goda (nicknamed "Gian") and Suneo Honekawa (Gian's sidekick).

Dubbing History

The earliest known dub was produced by CINAR Studios, Inc. and recorded at Montreal's Sonolab in 1985.[1] Titled The Adventures of Albert and Sidney, it aired Saturday mornings on CBC TV 8 in Barbados in the late 1980's and early 1990's.[2] The Japanese signs weren't translated, with it using an original theme song and replacement background music. Doraemon and Nobita were renamed to Albert and Sidney, respectively, with Gian, Suneo and Shizuka believed to have been renamed to "Buster", "Ricky" and "Lucy". Despite this, it is clear that the show is still set in Japan. The dub was planned to air in the United States on TBS, but ultimately never was. As its release was limited, the only footage to surface has been a short reel released by the dub's composer Jérôme Langlois in September 2020.[3] The Cinar version was the only English dub in which Nobita is voiced by a male child actor until Stand by Me Doraemon 2 in where the younger version of Nobita was voiced by a child actor.

Other known dubs are the Asian dubs by Voiceovers Unlimited and Speedy Video (containing the same laughable voices and editing as their infamous dubs of the Dragon Ball Z films), and a dub made for TV Asahi by Phuuz Entertainment in the United States. In addition, a pitch pilot for a gag dub was done for MTV UK in the 1990's but wasn’t picked up.[4] Relatively little is known about any of them, other than the MTV gag dub had Doraemon's name spelt as "Doreamon", probably to make it easier to pronounce for either the voice actors or the viewers at home and the only footage of the Voiceovers Unlimited dub to resurface online is from a promo for Kids Central uploaded in 2021.[5]

Cast

Canada Canada

Character Original Name Seiyū Dub Actor
Albert Doraemon Nobuyo Ōyama A.J. Henderson
Sidney Nobita Nobi Noriko Ohara Steven Bednarski
Lucy Shizuka Minamoto Michiko Nomura Alison Darcy[6]
Sidney's Father Nobisuke Nobi Masayuki Katō Michael Rudder

Singapore Singapore[7]

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Doraemon Nobuyo Ōyama Hossan Leong
Suneo Kaneta Kimotsuki
Nobita Nobi Noriko Ohara Denise Tan
Tamako Nobi Sachiko Chijimatsu
Shizuka Minamoto Michiko Nomura
Takeshi "Gian" Goda Kazuya Tatekabe Gerald Chew[8]
Nobisuke Nobi Masayuki Katō

Despite Cindy Creekmore listing this dub on her resume, Christian Lee has stated she was not involved in this dub.

See Also

References

External Links

  • Doraemon (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • Doraemon at the Internet Movie Database
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