Detective Conan (2000 English dub pilot for Fox Kids, existence unconfirmed)


Detective Conan (Fox Kids English Dub Pilot)
Common poster image for the anime.
Common poster image for the anime.
Status Existence Unconfirmed

In 2000, Fox Kids had planned to broadcast the anime series Detective Conan, announcing that 26 episodes[1] had been acquired for the fall lineup[2].

Through early-to-mid 2000, there were various articles announcing the acquisition[3]. But ultimately, the series never showed up on the network, most likely due to the violent content within the episodes.

In December, a rumor began to circulate stating that a pitch pilot had been produced through TMS for Fox Kids, titled Conan's Capers[4]. It was spliced together from the first three episodes, with all references to death and violence removed and the plot of the first episode summarized within five minutes.

The alleged name changes included:

  • Shinichi Kudo being renamed to "Peter Grey", while his Conan Edogawa alter-ego became "Conan Isaac".
  • Kogoro Mouri and Ran Mouri being renamed to "Slick Lacey" and "Rebecca Lacey".

However, the veracity of the rumor was left up in the air, along with a later claim that the pitch pilot had aired at least once[5]. Other statements in the original thread relating to the pilot indicated that the series was being held up from airing on Fox due to trouble with the network's Broadcast Standards and Practices department (and a Google Groups thread by a network rep also indicated it being "in limbo"[6]).

It is unknown how far the actual dub may have gotten before Fox passed on airing the series, and any full details on the history behind it have been difficult to acquire.

References

  1. Detective Conan newsgroup, 2000. Retrieved August 30, 2014
  2. Anime News Network, June 19, 2000. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  3. Media Life Magazine, April 2000. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  4. Detective Conan Mailing List, December 2000 Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  5. Detective Conan Mailing List, May 2003 Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  6. Google Groups discussion, August 2000. Retrieved September 10, 2014.

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Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Lance Heiskel Former Marketing guy at Funimation mentioned on the Kanzenshuu podcast that he saw an ad for Detective Conan on Fox in an Animerica Magazine.
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Catstorm

5 months ago
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This could be very important information. Thanks for sharing!
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Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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Any information on where you found this out though? Issue number / month/year? Could help in search. Thank you
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Hiro94

5 months ago
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Hey guys sorry i haven't responded! i finally have a lostmedia wiki account! I'm gonna link lances twitter so we can bug him about it lol. I asked him once about a month ago but he never told me what issue it was.

https://twitter.com/lheiskell

Here is also the podcast episode he mentioned it on.

http://www.k...&t=34047
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Hiro94

5 months ago
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it is towards the last 20 minutes or so of the podcast he mentions it
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Anonymous user #3

4 months ago
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Thank goodness that dub never happened
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Markiegee50X

3 months ago
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yes
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NomiKiara

2 months ago
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Isn't that poster from the anime Case Closed?
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Kobochat

2 months ago
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I think they're the same thing, it just got renamed in North America. If not, whoops
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Anonymous user #4

1 months ago
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What's funny is that I vaguely remember this being a thing. I don't remember exactly how, but I know it's how I learned about Detective Conan. They might've aired an ad during their airing of Sailor Moon, but I DO remember that I knew of Detective Conan / Case Closed well before Case Closed was translated proper. I know memory is faulty, but I remember the mild surprise as it fell back off the face of the Earth, then showed back up in a manga series my friend showed me a few years alter.

It'd make a terrible kid's cartoon, though.
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