Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z movies (partially found English dubs by AB Groupe; date unknown)
|DVD cover of the "Lord Slug" movie released in the UK.|
After AB Groupe completed their alternate English dubs of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, the company began production on their own English versions of the various movies and TV specials in the franchise for the European television market. Unlike the TV series, which were produced by Ocean Productions and its sister studio Blue Water in Canada, these were dubbed in France with English speaking voice actors living in the country.
The end product became infamous among the Dragon Ball fandom due to poor performances, awkwardly written scripts, bad translations and strange pronunciations of character names. For example, Krillin is named "Klirin" and the Saiyans are called "Space Warriors". The dub has colloquially been referred to as the "Big Green dub" due to it changing the name of Piccolo to "Big Green."
As these dubs were primarily produced for TV broadcast, only a select handful were put out on home video. Dragon Ball Z movies 2-4 were released in the United Kingdom, but followup film releases were canceled due to poor sales. The first nine Dragon Ball Z movies, plus the two Z TV specials, were released on DVD in the Netherlands by Bridge Entertainment.
The first three Dragon Ball movies, as well as the GT TV special, were dubbed by the company and aired on television in the U.K. but have no known home video release. Online clips are limited to promos from the TV run. It's suspected, but not confirmed, that AB Groupe had produced English dubs for the (then) remaining four Dragon Ball Z features.
Fully found dubs
- Dragon Ball Z Movies 1 through 9 - Ripped from DVD release.
- Dragon Ball Z TV Specials - Ripped from Bridge Netherlands DVD releases.
- Dragon Ball: The Legend of Shenron - A small portion recorded from Toonami UK has been uploaded to YouTube, but the full movie is unavailable.
- Dragon Ball: Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle - A small portion recorded from Toonami UK has been uploaded to YouTube, but the full movie is unavailable.
- Dragon Ball: The Great Mystical Adventure - A promo from Toonami UK has been uploaded to YouTube, but the full movie is unavailable.
- Dragon Ball GT: Four-Star Dragonball is the Proof of Courage - A promo from Toonami UK has been uploaded to YouTube, but the full movie is unavailable.
- Dragon Ball Z Movies 10 through 13 (Broly - Second Coming, Bio-Broly, Fusion Reborn and Wrath of the Dragon)
- Rare Dragon Ball Z Dubs: Dragon Ball: Great Mystical Adventure Harmony Gold Dub Retrieved August 30, 2017.