Doraemon (1979 Anime; Unaired 1985 English Dub)
Doraemon is a Japanese anime that aired from April 2, 1979 to March 18, 2005. It is created by Fujiko F. Fujio and based on his popular manga series of the same name. Prior to 2014, There's several tries to bring Doraemon for North America audiences but failed. One of them is the 1985 dub.
In 1985, Ted Turner acquired the US rights to the 1979 anime and planned to air the first 50 episodes on SuperStation WTBS (now TBS). The English version was canceled for unknown reasons before any episodes could air and the license was quickly dropped. Many people believed the cancellation to the levels of censorship that would be applied to make it acceptable by FCC standards. However it is also rumored that the TV producers disliked Nobita's dependence on Doraemon.
No footage or even other information of the Unaired 1985 English dub have surfaced.
- Doraemon Wiki article. Retrieved 23 Apr '16.