Bob in a Bottle (Saban English Dub of Anime Series; 1992)


Hakushon Daimaou The Genie Family.jpg

Bob in a Bottle (ハクション大魔王 Hakushon Daimaō) is an anime comedy series made by Tatsunoko Production that lasted from October 5, 1969 to September 27, 1970 with a total of 52 episodes on Fuji TV. It tells the story of a boy who finds a bottle with a mysterious power-each time its' user sneezes or yawns, a genie will come up and and must grant the wish of whoever sneezed or yawned.

In 1992 Saban Entertainment acquired the rights to make an English Dub made in Montreal, Canada under the name Bob in a Bottle. The dub was not shown in America but was shown on YTV in Canada, the Seven Network in Australia, and TV2 in New Zealand. The English intro is viewable here (The series was subtitled in Portugal). A clip of the English dub was also shown at Anime Boston 2011, and is also viewable here. Part of the Saban dub is also available with Portuguese subtitles.

Episodes of the dub are not available online. There are also Hebrew , German, and Spanish of the Saban dub-based intros are avaliable for viewing. Both Brazilian Portuguese dubs ([Saban] and [SBT]) are also available. In one of Saban's other productions, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, clips of the dub can be seen in the episodes "A Bad Reflection on You" (8:57-9:34) and "The Power Stealer" (19:28-19:33).

Likewise there's a another English dub called The Sneezing Magician was made for Cartoon Network's Asian feed in the late 90s. If unknown the English dub episodes was survived along with the aforementioned Saban dub.

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Anonymous user #1

3 months ago
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there has been an english opening and clip found
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Reynard

2 months ago
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So, is it "The Genie Family" or "Bob in the Bottle"? Agree on something!!
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Mewtwowimmer

2 months ago
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Since this is the Saban dub, I have moved the article to "Bob in a Bottle".
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