Doraemon '79 (lost Phuuz English dub pilot of anime; early 2000s)


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Doraemon '79 (English pilot)
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Sometime during the early 2000s, Unbound Creative Inc. (then known as Phuuz Entertainment) licensed the 1979 Doraemon series through TV Asahi, in hopes of distributing it in the US. A pitch pilot was produced, but was never picked up by any network, most likely due to lack of interest.

Very little information is available about the pilot, although reference to it is made in the Phuuz producer Ken Duer's profile.[1] Its existence can also be seen in a WebArchive copy of a page relating to the different productions that were dubbed.[2]

MTV UK

On October 22, 2017, a user named "Carpediemsnuts" posted onto the anime subreddit of Reddit a photo of a VHS tape with the Creative logo on it as well as a (misspelled) label identifying it as "DORAEMON THE FINISHED ITEM". The caption for the photo read "So my Dad once mentioned he'd voiced an anime in the 90's..I just found this."[3] According to the user, his father, who had done previous work for MTV UK, was commissioned to voice Doraemon in the pilot. On October 24, 2017, the same user posted a 2 1/2 minute clip of the pilot onto their Twitter account.[4]

The Phuuz one was commissioned by TV Asahi, and Phuuz is a company based in California while the found dub is clearly recorded in the UK and was commissioned by MTV UK. Also, the found one was made in the 1990s while the Phuuz one was made in the 200s.

References

  1. Ken Duer's profile, Phuuz Entertainment. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  2. Phuuz Entertainment's Projects page. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  3. The Reddit post by Carpediemsnuts. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  4. The clip on Twitter. Retrieved October 24, 2017.

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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How many iterations of Doræmon are there?
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Victinion7060

5 months ago
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Quite a lot.
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Anonymous user #2

8 months ago
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just the old one and the '05 one i think
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ApolloJustice

8 months ago
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Oh yeah, let's just forget about the literal holy grail of the website
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KristoHam

3 months ago
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So Phuuz pitched a dub of Doraemon too... I wonder why it didn't get picked up in Europe or Australia at least, like Phuuz's dub of Shin-Chan...
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Bman78

26 days ago
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Some new information about the dub:

https://www....an_anime_in/ https://i.re...a2rpoetz.jpg
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PannenkoekenNL

24 days ago
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I'm now pretty sure it's a different dub. The Phuuz one was commissioned by TV Asahi, and Phuuz is a company based in California while the found dub is clearly recorded in the UK and was commissioned by MTV UK.
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PannenkoekenNL

24 days ago
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Also, the found one was made in the 1990s while the Phuuz one was made in the 200s.
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Anonymous user #5

21 days ago
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So should we make the MTV UK dub its own page?
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KristoHam

21 days ago
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Sorry, that was me
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Thundermaster612

24 days ago
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So... Can we change the title to found now?
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Anonymous user #3

24 days ago
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Well, not yet. Maybe change it to partially found until he uploads the full thing.
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PannenkoekenNL

23 days ago
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It's not the Phuuz dub, Phuuz is an American country and their dub pilot was made in the 2000s not 1990s.
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PannenkoekenNL

23 days ago
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  • company
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Obsessive Cat

23 days ago
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It has the Creative logo on it though...
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Anonymous user #3

23 days ago
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What exactly is the Phuuz dub? I'm not a big Doraemon fan, just wanted to see what this was.
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Happy Brian

23 days ago
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It's an American dub of the 1979 anime series made in the early 2000s.

The MTV UK dub is unrelated to Phuzz's dub as it was made in the 1990s and it's a British dub.
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Happy Brian

23 days ago
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  • Phuuz sorry, I was on my phone when I typed my first comment and it forced me to autocorrect the company's name as "Phuzz".
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Anonymous user #3

22 days ago
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Ah. Thanks, Happy Brian.
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Happy Brian

22 days ago
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You're welcome. :)
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Anonymous user #4

23 days ago
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The MTV UK dub should probably have its own page, shouldn't it?

~MrLeap
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SenaUW

21 days ago
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Was its existence known before the dude on Reddit posted about it? If yes, sure. If not, then I'm afraid it's not eligible for an article.
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Thundermaster612

5 days ago
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It always cool to find a previously lost thing that nobody even knew existed beforehand randomly while searching for other media.
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