Anne of Green Gables (partially lost English dub of anime series; 1998)


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Anne of Green Gables
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Status Partially Lost

Anne of Green Gables (also known as Akage no An and Red-haired Anne) is an anime adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1908 novel of the same name. The series, produced by Nippon Animation, aired for 50 episodes on Fuji TV between January and December 1979, as part of the company's historic World Masterpiece Theatre franchise. Notably, the series was directed and written by Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and director of such films like Grave of the Fireflies and Tales of Princess Kaguya. His more well known Ghibli co-founder, Hayao Miyazaki, also worked on the series.

Despite the character's constant presence in Canadian pop culture and the quality of talent behind it, this series was never officially released in English North America (a French-Canadian dub by Cinelume in Montreal, Quebec ran on Radio-Canada in the 80s). Speculation has a legal agreement between Montgomery's estate and Canadian production company Sullivan Entertainment, who produced their own live action and animated Anne adaptations, preventing its distribution in North America, despite the novel itself being in public domain.[1]

Nevertheless, various dubbed adaptations aired around the world, including an English dub that aired in the Philippines on JET TV around 1998 and in South Africa on SABC.[2][3] There have been no known home video releases of the English production.

In 2016 all English dubbed episodes were officially uploaded onto YouTube except episode 17.

References

  1. http://www.iposgoode.ca/2012/06/unmasking-the-mysterious-%E2%80%9Ctv-rights%E2%80%9D-to-anne-of-green-gables/
  2. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/bbs/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=4730694#4730694
  3. http://sullivanmovies.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=263906&sid=3b81fc21c1d39e0565d167d9ecb70267#p263906

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Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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I knew I wasn't crazy! I remember watching this back in college in YouTube. I thought it was an English dub produced for Smile of a Child, to be honest. I also remember that the theme song for this version is much slower than the original Japanese version, but that's all I can say.
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Anonymous user #2

3 months ago
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I shaw this on youtube last year got took down before I got to the end
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FumeiCom

2 months ago
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Earlier today I saw a guy on Ebay PH selling a bunch of recorded VHS tapes, one of them was labeled "Anne of Green Gables Part 1 + 2" not sure if it's this dub but figured it could possibly be seeing as it's a recording from the Philippines. Unfortunately it's only available for pickup so someone living in the Philippines would have to buy it to see if it is the dub. http://www.e...AOSwiONYLRjC
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Daga Van Der Mayer

2 months ago
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English version you're talking about is this version: https://www....=47kapGSbq74 or am I mistaken?
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Anonymous user #3

2 months ago
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Wait a minute. "The uploader has not made this video available in your country." Why this video is not available in USA?
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PannenkoekenNL

1 months ago
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Yes, that's the dub that was lost.
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Anonymous user #4

2 months ago
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Daga Van Der Mayer's link seems to be working in Estonia, someone either use a proxy or visit it themselves if you live in Europe.
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